Modi suit sale makes Guin­ness Records

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A SUIT worn by In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi that gath­ered world­wide fame for hav­ing his name em­broi­dered all over it has en­tered the Guin­ness World Records af­ter sell­ing for a record sum.

Mr Modi at­tracted mock­ery on so­cial me­dia for the tai­lored, pin-striped suit, which he wore dur­ing a meet­ing with United States Pres­i­dent Barack Obama on a visit to In­dia in Jan­uary 2015.

When im­ages of Mr Modi were en­larged, it be­came clear that the sub­tle gold stripes were made up of the words “Naren­dra Damodar­das Modi” wo­ven in tiny let­ters.

Bought by di­a­mond ty­coon Laljib­hai Pa­tel in Gu­jarat last year for 43,131,311 ru­pees (US$642,426), the per­son­alised suit has now en­tered the record books as the most ex­pen­sive ever sold at auc­tion.

“The most ex­pen­sive suit sold at auc­tion is Rs43,131,311 ... and was bought by Laljib­hai Tul­si­bai Pa­tel (In­dia), in Surat, Gu­jarat, In­dia, on Fe­bru­ary 20, 2015,” the Guin­ness World Records said on its web­site.

Photo: AFP

In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi’s old suit has his name em­broi­dered all over it.

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