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