Today's NewspaperEditorialMagazine
DHAKA Monday 07 january 2013 , 24 Poush 1419, BS 24 Safar 1434 HIJRI
Home First Page Winner Metropolis Business education Extra World Back Page Culturetainment Asia My District
Breaking News : Richardson arrives in North Korea: state media <> Decision around to upgrade Gazipur city corporation <> 3 to walk gallows for killing schoolboy <> Police among 13 suspects slain in Philippine clash <> Nominee-to-be Hagel forged bond with Obama over Iraq <> Biman staffers’ demo underway <> Minor girl killed after rape in Pirojpur <> Delhi gang-rape suspects to appear in court <> Hillary to be back at work Monday <> Stocks witnessing fall <> 8-hr hartal in Rangpur div underway
Latest News
Datta Phuge wears shirt made Of 22 Karat Gold
Datta Phuge
 After 30-year-old businessman Samrat Moze followed the footsteps of late legislator Ramesh Wanjale and caused a major stir in Pune early this year by moving around the place wearing golden ornaments weighing 8.5 kilograms on his body, a third gold man has now surfaced in the same city of western Maharashtra in India.

The new gold man, Datta Phuge, has stitched himself a shirt made out of the precious yellow metal weighing approximately 3.5 kilograms. The shirt is in addition to 6 to 6.5 kilograms of golden ornaments including chains, bracelets and rings and necklaces that he has been wearing for the past few years.

In effect, this “10 kilogram gold man” as 42-year-old Phuge prefers to call himself is being valued in terms of money at around Rs3.25 crore (N92,514,500), of which the golden shirt his new possession is a part and it is worth Rs1.27 crore (N36,151,820).

Apart from wearing so many golden ornaments, what made him to stitch himself a golden shirt?

“Unlike many, I have no passion for high-end luxury vehicles like Audi or purchasing something else that is fancy. I had money and wanted to invest in gold. Even while investing in gold, I wanted to do something that would earn me the title of being a gold man. Then the idea of stitching myself a golden shirt came to me when I visited a jewellery shop a month ago,” Phuge told newsmen over the phone from Pune.

A finance broker by profession, Phuge is the husband of an NCP corporator from Pune Seema Phuge. “I am a Maratha (a person belonging to a warrior caste). Marathas have fascination for wearing golden ornaments. I am no different”.

Ask him as to how did he land so much of money to purchase such a huge quantity of gold. “I had landed property at Chakan near Pune. In 2005, there was a proposal to set up an airport in that area. As a result, land prices shot up phenomenally. Making most of the situation, I sold two acres of land that I owned. Whatever the money I earned from the sale, I invested in a financial firm which helped me get sizeable returns. Of the money earned, I have re-invested on gold,” Phuge said.

According to Phuge, velvet cloth has been used from inside to stitch the golden shirt. “Though there is gold on its exteriors, it is stitched in such a way that it can be folded and kept inside a shelf like any other shirt. In all, It took jewellers 17 days to have the golden shirt stitched,” he said. The shirt has been stitched by Ranka Jewellers, a leading jeweler firm based in Pune, using 22 karat gold.

Asked if the shirt is going to be his permanent possession, Phuge replied in the affirmative and said: “Yes I am going to keep it with me till I am alive”.

Despite being a finance professional now, Phuge has an ambition of becoming a Member of Parliament (MP) someday in the future. “If NCP fields me as a candidate in the forthcoming Lok Sabha poll from Shirur constituency in Pune district, I am more than willing to contest,” Phuge said in a matter-of-fact manner.

It was Wanjale who incidentally came to be known as the first-ever gold man of Pune. However, after the untimely demise of the “original” gold man in June last year, Moze sought to replace Wanjale and earn the sobriquet of being the new “gold man” of Pune.

Reacting to the golden shirt that Phuge has stitched for himself, ruling Nationalist Congress Party, NCP’s Pune-based spokesperson Ankush Kakade said: “Datta Phuge is not an active worker of the NCP. Yes. His wife Seema Phuge is an NCP corporator. Our party does not approve of the vulgar display of wealth as being done by Datta Phuge. It is his personal matter. The NCP has nothing to do with it”.
More Current News News
HC accepts PM’s petition
Sr. asst. judge Javed Imam gets ad-interim bail
Govt approves formation of Gazipur City Corporation
Students devise ‘robotic sandal’ for women to fight crime
Cabinet okays National River Protection Commission Bill
Dhule police firing rises death toll to four; curfew remains
16th JS session begins Jan 27
Delhi gang-rape suspects appear in court
3 to walk gallows
Messi targets record fourth Ballon d\'Or
Syria opposition, West reject Assad \'peace plan\'
Fire at Mohakhali slum
Forex reserve exceeds US$ 13bn mark
Apparel makers want roll-back in fuel price
Shrimp farming poses threat to agriculture, livestock
Foreign Envoys’ Meddling: Dipu says nothing to feel pressure
Appeal for help
Obama to nominate Brennan as CIA head
Border killings worrisome, unexpected: FM
Have You Resolved Struggle Vs Surrender?
Last Kings Artist Freddy E Commits Suicide
China newspaper journalists stage rare strike
Australia PM Gillard visits fire-hit Tasmania
Rab-police kills Rafiq: BNP
Ghulam Azam pleas for defence witness, hearing tomorrow
Hili port revenue up one and half times in 6 mths
Man killed by friend in Sylhet
Giant squid filmed in Pacific depths: Japan scientists
US condemns Assad \'puppets\' speech
Oil down in Asia as US fiscal fears offset jobs data
2 killed, 10 hurt in Rajbari road accident
Officials search for casualties in Australia fires
7 kg gold seized at Shahjalal International Airport
Main accused in Bagerhat gang-rape held
Unlocking irritants to India-Bangladesh trade
Police among 13 suspects slain in Philippine clash
Biman staffers’ demo underway
Obama set to nominate Hagel as defense secretary
Minor girl killed after rape in Pirojpur
Hillary Clinton back to work Monday
Delhi gang rape suspects appear in India court
Stocks witnessing fall
Bike crash kills old man in Sunamganj
8-hr hartal in Rangpur div underway
Google Search
Double click on any word in Dailysun to see the full meaning in Bangla.
MOST POPULAR
NewsComments
ONLINE POLLING
Todays Question : The govt is using legal tactics to tame opposition. Do you think it will help contain movement?
Yes   No
TODAYS VIEW
BANGLA AUDIO
 
 
ARCHIVE
A
D
V
E
R
T
I
S
E
M
E
N
T

© 2013 The Daily Sun
Powered By:
jobs in bangladesh