Salman khan, the very face that comes into mind right after one hears the name is of the famous Bollywood star Salman Khan, but humorously enough the creature in news since a few days bearing the same name of the actor is not a person but a goat. This is bizarre and jaw-dropping at the same time that this goat, called Salman Khan, has been sold for a whopping price of Rs 8 lakh in UP’s Gorakhpur on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha – the festival of sacrifice celebrated by the Muslim community people.
As the world celebrates Eid-ul-Adha today and the festival is particularly marked as the festival of sacrifice, the cattle market in India showed a tremendous price rise. As the goats are the most commonly sacrificed animals during this festival, cattle buyers are compelled to pay an absolutely high price for the sellers setting a particularly high price for the cattle.
This particular goat, Salman Khan was sold in a cattle market in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur and was priced at Rs 8 lakh. However, the owner of the goat also has a clarification for naming the goat after the name of the popular Bollywood celebrity. He said that the goat is particularly handsome just like the actor. He also added that the goat has a patch on his body which spells ‘Allah’ in Arabic and these features make the goat really special to be sold at such a high price.
The goat weighed around 95 kilograms to 100 kilograms and as stated by its owner, “We treat him as family. He sleeps on bed with a pillow. He also eats like us. He doesn’t eat grass or leaves. He eats chips, toffees and dry fruits. We spend at least Rs 700-800 daily on him.”
Well, with such amazing features and high standard of living being provided to a goat, it would obviously price so high in comparison to the normal goats.
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