Maharashtra man with golden shirt makes it to Guinness World Records
shik (Maharashtra), May 3: Maharashtra’s well-known businessman-politician Pankaj Parakh called ‘The Man With The Golden Shirt’ by his friends - has earned a place in the Guinness World Records (GWR). The GWR certificate issued on Tuesday cites Parakh, 47, as the man with “the most expensive gold shirt in the world costing Rs.98,35,099 ($161,354/GBP 95,856)” as on August 1, 2014.
“This is simply unbelievable. I am a small man from a remote area in Maharashtra. I am happy that this achievement had catapulted my village me into the whole world,” an emotiol Parakh told IANS on Tuesday. The school dropout, who made his fortunes from a garment fabrication business is also the tiolist Congress Party’s Deputy Mayor of Yeola town in shik district, around 260 km from Mumbai. The shirt, weighing exactly 4.10 kg, is currently valued at over Rs.1.30 crore, is supplemented by other golden parapherlia including a gold watch, several gold chains, large gold rings, a gold mobile cover and golden-framed spectacles - the total weight of this opulence being a whopping 10 kgs!
However, his unimpressed family does not share his passion for gold, they ignore it as ‘a necessary evil,’ but all his relatives think he has gone bonkers, Parakh guffawed. Parakh remembers how, when the entire family attends weddings or important social occasions, he adorns himself with around three-and-half kg gold orments while his wife looks bare and stark with just 40-50 grams gold jewellery! Yeola is renowned for its Paithani silk saris and the Shalu and Pitamber varieties of saris, considered tiolly-recognised brands. (IANS)