What an irony!
That the sparse possessions of the lifelong teetotaller Mahatma Gandhi, the man who organized anti-liquor protests and fought for the imposition of prohibition, should now end up up in the hands of a liquor baron.
Gandhi’s few possessions like his eyeglasses, pocket watch and a pair of sandals that had lately become the object of an ugly fight have now ended up finally in the hands ofÂ liquor baron Vijay Mally, who’s made no secret of his fondness for the good things of life.
Bangalore-based Vijay Mallya made the winning bid of $1.8 million for Gandhi’s possessions that was auctioned off in New York City today but not before a media controversy erupted over the auction.
Read the details of the auction and the controversy in this New York Times piece.