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Video: Dubai Based Indian Businessman Balwinder Sahani Buys D5 Number Plate for Dh33 Million

An Indian Expat, Balwinder Sahani who is a businessman in Dubai, bought the number plate D5 at an RTA auction bidding Dh.33 million

The Dubai based Indian expat and chairman of the RSG International, Balwinder Sahni, bought a unique car number plate D5 for a whopping Dh. 33 million at an aunction conducted by Road and Transport Authority.

“People were increasing the bids in their hundreds of thousands, I was raising the bids by Dh1 million” Sahani said.

He further continued to narrate “Dh50 million, Dh100 million, whatever the bidding would have reached, I would have bought it”.

The reason that the 44-year-old was so adamant to get his hands on the D5 numer plate was, “Because number 9 is my lucky number. D is the fourth letter in the alphabet and add that to 5, it makes 9.”

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He also admitted that it was a “Tough bidding war” in which he was determined to win”. He said that he had planned “no budget” to make D5 number plate a part of his collection. “I like collecting unique number plates and I am proud to have got this number” Sahani said, adding “I have collected 10 number plates so far and I am looking forward to having more. It’s a passion. This number will go to one of my Rolls Royce”. Sahani is the proud owner of 6 Rolls Royces and he plans to embed this newly bought number plate to his black one.

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His passion for collecting special number plates also led him to buy yet another number plate at the same RTA auction which he purchased for Dh 1 million at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel.

A total of 80 fancy number plates had been auctioned under the hammer at this event. The money raised from the auction of these plate numbers will go to charity.

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This was, however, not the first time that Sahani has spent a fortune on bidding for a car’s unique number plate. In 2014, he bid Dh. 24 million for the number plate 9.

This year, Shani, who wore a blue Kandora, among those in white, became the highest bidder of all times at the RTA auction.

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