|The Certificate from Guiness|
The suit, that was worn by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his meeting with US President Barack Obama, was sold to the highest bidder, Laljibhai Patel, a diamond baron and private airline owner based in Surat. Lalji Tulsibai Patel shelled out exactly Rs 4,31,31,311 for the suit that Modi wore on the occassion on US President Barack Obama's second state visit to India. A diamond baron and a private airline owner, Patel took home the suit at an auction whose proceeds went to the Namaami Gange Trust fund, an initiative of the Modi cabinet. The final auction price was an extraordinary figure, given that it reportedly cost only Rs 10 lakh to make, and was given a
|Modi with Obama, wearing the famous suit|
Businessman Ramesh Virani, who lives abroad, had claimed that he gifted the suit to PM Modi on his son’s wedding, which coincided with Obama’s visit on January 26 2015.
The money received in the auction was to be used in the campaign to clean River Ganga. 800 other items received by PM Modi were also sold off in the auction.
|Laljibhai Patel, the winner|