The suit once worn by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of US President Barack Obama’s visit to India has entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive suit ever sold at an auction.
The suit that had “Narendra Damodardas Modi” inscribed on it was bought by a Gujarat-based businessman Laljibhai Tulsibai Patel for around Rs. 4.3 crore, in an auction in February, PTI reported.
Laljibhai had then told, The Indian Express that he was determined to buy the suit even if it exceeded Rs 5 crore. ‘The money does not matter,’ he had said. The base price of the suit at the auction was Rs 11 lakh. “It’s a matter of pride that a suit worn by Narendra Modi will now be mine,” he had said, according to NDTV. The suit is currently on display in a glass cabin in the reception of Patel’s company.
The suit had triggered a debate in social media while the PM was slammed by his political opponents for wearing an expensive suit. However, the money received from the auction will be used for a campaign to clean river Ganga.