Man spends $220,000 making shirt of pure gold: Pictures

Man spends $220,000 making shirt of pure gold: Pictures
Published: 2014 August 09 21:11:18 (12079 Views)
45-year-old Pankaj Parakh, an Indian businessman, spent almost £220,000 on a shirt made of 18-22 carat gold to celebrate his 45th birthday – and show off how much money he's got.



Parakh, who owns a multi-million pound textiles company in Mumbai, weighs 4kg but remains 'fully flexible and comfortable' according to The Times of India.

A team of 20 people are said to have spent 3,200 hours making the shirt, which might not be to everyone's tastes.

Mr Parakh admitted: 'Gold always fascinated me since I was five years old and studying in school. Over the years, I have become passionate about this royal metal.



'For my marriage 23 years ago, many guests considered me an embarrassment as I sported more gold than the bride.'

The good news is that the shirt has a lifetime guarantee. If torn or damaged, it can be repaired and modified, and it's also washable.

It's not all about the bling though.

Mr Parakh is also said to be a supporter of a variety of social and educational activities in the Mumbai area and has financed 120 polio operations in the past five years through the renowned Narayan Seva Sansthan Hospital of Udaipur in Rajasthan.

The birthday boy is now looking forward to celebrating in style this weekend at a special function.



Source - Metro

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