Indian liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya is very pleased with his purchase of a set of Mahatma Gandhi's personal belongings including his iconic round-rimmed spectacles as he is bringing the national heritage home. Confusion prevailed for hours in the run up to Thursday's auction of Gandhi memorabilia as a throng of journalists gathered at the East 57th Street headquarters of Antiquorum Auctioneers handling the sale. Tony Bedi, the representative of Mallya who bought the items for USSD 1.8 million at the auction said his client is
. The items(Mahatma Gandhi's glasses and case ) will be offered at auction by Antiquorum in New York on March 5, 2009.The great-grandson of Gandhi said that he has launched a fundraising campaign to buy a rare collection of the Indian independence leader's personal items that are up for auction and bring them back to India.
|'really pleased with the purchase'|
|'he is bringing the heritage of the items back to India'|