Vijay Mallya Birthday Special: Jaw-dropping facts about the 'King of Good Times'

Once ubiquitously known as the King of Good Times, Vijay Mallya's life nowadays is more that of an exiled royal. Make no mistake, he's still no pauper, with a cosy allowance of over Rs 16 lakh a week while living in London. But the glory days are long gone, and only a shadow now lingers. Just in case you forgot the kind of lavish spending and the antics he was known for, here's a reminder.

1. At his 50th birthday bash, he had Lionel Richie perform at his luxurious villa in Goa.

Vijay Mallya Birthday Special: Jaw-dropping facts about the 'King of Good Times'

2. For his 60th birthday, he called Enrique Iglesias to the same venue. This, while employees of Kingfisher Airlines protested for their delayed payment.

Vijay Mallya Birthday Special: Jaw-dropping facts about the 'King of Good Times'

3. He bankrolled the first Formula 1 team in India - one of the most expensive fields to get into. He apparently paid €90 million.

Vijay Mallya Birthday Special: Jaw-dropping facts about the 'King of Good Times'

4. He owned a fleet of luxurious cars (at one time totalling 150) including a Porsche Boxter, a Rolls Royce 204, a Ferrari, a Maserati, and more.

Vijay Mallya Birthday Special: Jaw-dropping facts about the 'King of Good Times'

5. He paid Rs 1.5 crore to buy Tipu Sultan’s sword, which had been taken by the British. He later apparently gave it away as it brought him 'bad luck'.

Vijay Mallya Birthday Special: Jaw-dropping facts about the 'King of Good Times'

6. At the time of buying, Mallya's Goa mansion, known as Kingfisher Villa, was worth Rs 90 crore.

Vijay Mallya Birthday Special: Jaw-dropping facts about the 'King of Good Times'

7. He owned a fleet of private jets including a Boeing 727, a Gulfstream, and a Hawker 700

Vijay Mallya Birthday Special: Jaw-dropping facts about the 'King of Good Times'

8.He even owned a 400 acre horse farm that was exclusively used for breeding horses for racing. It is called the Kunigal Stud Farm in Karnataka.

Vijay Mallya Birthday Special: Jaw-dropping facts about the 'King of Good Times'

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