SEWING FOR GOLD,,,,,,,Indian businessman flaunts his wealth by having 4kg shirt made from precious metal… but needs bodyguards whenever he wears it
An Indian textile magnate who made a fortune from his clothing empire is making sure the rest of the world knows about his success – by having a shirt made out of pure gold.
Although he left school without any qualifications Pankaj Parakh created a multi-million pound textile business in India.
And now, to celebrate his upcoming 45th birthday on Friday, he has commissioned the solid gold shirt that weighs more than four kilos.
He said: ‘I wanted to wear something special when I say my thanks for my success at a thanksgiving visit to the Siddhivinayak Temple of the Hindu elephant god in Mumbai.’
And after paying just £127,000 to buy the gold and have it turned into a golden shirt, he thinks he got a good deal.