Phuge Datta , a chit fund traders from Pimpri , India , refers to himself as " The Gold Man of Pimpri " and to live up to this image, he recently commissioned a 22 - karat gold shirt with weight 3.2 kg tied to some Western rappers make green with envy .
According to India Today , gold - obsessed businessmen and politicians are nothing new in India . Not long ago , a man by the name of Ramesh Wanjale was spotted wearing 2 kg of gold , then NCP functionary Samrat wore moze 8.5 kilograms of gold in the form of jewelry and ornaments , but chit fund Datta Phuge found a way to one - up them both . He had a team of 15 goldsmiths working 18 hours a day for more than 15 days to finish a 3.5 kg gold pinagtagpi shirt . " The gold shirt has been one of my dreams , " said Mr Phuge Indian Pune Mirror newspaper . " It will be an embellishment to my reputation as the ' Gold Pimpri people ' " , said Phuge . Her extravagant dress consists of 14,000 gold flowerrings , interwoven with one lakh spangles . It is built on a fabric basis of imported white velvet , and with six Swarovski crystal buttons and a knotted belt , also made of gold .
The Gold Man of Pimpri says his shirt is an investment. "People buy a car or go on holidays abroad. To me, gold is the real passion," he told Indian reporters. "That's why I spent a colossal amount of money on the shirt. I was looking at it as an investment which will keep appreciating" Phuge, which owned about 10 kilograms of gold, there are also 5 kilograms of accessories to go with her glittering dress -. About 10 gold chain (including three chain of 70 tolas or 700 grams each), six bracelets and 25 rings. All the gold in his body adds up to about 10 kilograms.
And if you are wondering about the security Datta Phuge, know that he is not worried at all. "I have my own security system in place. I always move around with bodyguards," he told the press.