The Golden baba is back in Kanwar Yatra and this time with more gold. Baba aka Sudhir Makkar, is taking his 25th Kanwar Yatra this year. And it is said that baba is wearing gold jewellery weighing 20kg, and when it is calculated in market price then it comes to Rs 6 cr approximately. Each year Makkar’s gold acquisition rises, in the year 2016 he was sporting 12kgs of gold.
And last year he was wearing 14.5 kg gold, which includes a collection of 21 gold chains, 21 lockets of deities, armlets and even a gold jacket that he wore sometimes during the yatra sitting atop his SUV.
“The new chain weighs two kgs and has a locket of Shiva. I am not wearing much gold on this journey as its weight has affected my nerves at the neck and also affected vision of one eye. This is my penultimate Kanwar Yatra and 2018 will be last ending with a silver jubilee,” Baba had told HT in 2017.
Apart from gold baba has a fetish for cars , and owns many luxury brand cars. Baba also wears a Rolex watch worth Rs 27 lakh and owns a BMW, three Fortuners, two Audi and two Innova vehicles which are part of his cavalcade.
“The love for gold and cars will not die. I remember it was in 1972-73 when gold price was Rs 200 per tola (10 grams). I started wearing gold items and had nearly four tolas that time. Gradually, the gold increased. I will keep the gold with me till I die. It will be handed over to my favourite disciple when I leave the world,” Makkar had told HT.