Indian politician Pankaj Parakh took his love for gold to a whole new level by having a 22 carat gold shirt that weighs 4kg and costs a staggering US$210,000 created for him.
Parakh, who is also the owner of a multi-million dollar textile business near Mumbai, had the shirt made for his 45th birthday. With it and its seven gold buttons, he hopes to enter the Guinness World Records and the Limca Book of Records.
While the piece of clothing weighs more than the 3.3kg gold shirt bought by another Indian man last year, it doesn’t break the record for most expensive, as Datta Phuge’s shirt reportedly cost over US$250,000.
A team of 20 artisans spent around 3,200 hours creating the golden shirt over the past two months, The Times of India reports.
Though made of gold, the top is fully flexible and smooth, and has a thin cloth lining the inside to avoid rubbing the body, the paper adds.
Parakh, who left school without any qualifications before starting his business, will wear the expensive outfit at his birthday party this weekend.
Image: Screengrab via YouTube.
Think of all the good things he could have done with that money.
India where 20 to 30% of the population live below the poverty line… then you get asses like this.
Cecilia I used to think your reports were worth reading, why would you give this ass any publicity, good or bad!!!.
Why didn’t this ‘politician’ seek publicity by giving $200,000 to help the poor people that TOIL in his lousy Textile Factory in Mumbai? Rich people are so o o o self-centered and greedy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is interesting because of there is well-documented history of kings, dynastic rulers and monarchs who possessed some type of clothing made out of gold and adorned with precious and semi-precious stones. Particular the Aztecs, Egyptians and The Israelite Priesthood.