His real name is Bittu Bhagat , but his fascination with gold earned him the nickname " Golden Baba " . Claiming to be a living saint , this Indian holy man tells his followers to live in poverty , while he himself Covered in golden clothes and accessories worth hundreds of thousands of dollars .
Golden Baba has apparently been in the sights of the Indian tax officials for some time , but he also attracted the attention of the press when he made an appearance in the holy Kumbh Mela pilgrimage with two young European beauties hanging on his arm and wearing dozens of solid gold accessories around his neck and his hands . He looked more like a middle-aged playboy than a holy man preaching about the prize of a simple life without worldly possessions . But reports claim Bittu Bhagat tells his disciples mud they shun their material wealth , even their clothes , if they want to follow him , and investigators say she only accepts donations in solid gold . Formerly a simple tailor , this Golden Baba now allegedly has a fortune of several millions of dollars and travel around in a fleet of chauffeur -driven Mercedes , BMWs and Bentleys .
" This is my way of preaching , the people who come to see my gold , " Bhagat said a word during the Kumbh Mela , in Allahabad . Referring to his refusal to pay a single penny in taxes , the Golden Baba , whose religious robes of gold thread alone is worth around $ 400,000 , said " This is the gold of God , not mine . Know if what is trying to tax officials to do , but I hope that by being close to me they long to be taken in the way of God and surrender their greed . " Yes , they are greedy for life ... weirder still is the fact that the Golden Baba seemed to have a lot of young European followers as well , as shown by the picture of him and his entourage to the Kumbh Mela this year . I wonder what he told them to get them to donate all their wealth to him .
This Golden Baba is not the only Indian who loves to cover himself with as much gold as possible . A few months back we wrote about Phuge Datta , a businessman who commissioned a 3.2 - kilogram solid gold shirt , accessorized with 5 kilograms of gold chain , bracelets and rings .
Source: Central European News