VMSA committee members at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedyam Eastoria in Nagpur
Shravan Malu at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedyam Eastoria in Nagpur
Madhusudan Binzani at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedyam Eastoria in Nagpur
Mahendra Chandak at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedyam Eastoria in Nagpur
Prashant Mohota at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedhyam Eastoria in Nagpur
Kunal Mandhania with Akash Nabira and his wife at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedhyam Eastoria in Nagpur
Giriraj Kothari with Madhur Mohta and his wife at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedhyam Eastoria in Nagpur
Knight Rangers owners (Parikshit Chandak, Deepak Mandhana, Aditya Pasari and Nikesh Bang) at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedhyam Eastoria in Nagpur
Sharad Rathi, Prateek Bagdi, Shrinivas Mohta, Ashish Lahoti and Himanshu Chandak at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedhyam Eastoria in Nagpur
Rajkumar Chandak at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedhyam Eastoria in Nagpur
Shrinivas Mohta and Siddharth Chandak at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedhyam Eastoria in Nagpur
Sunrisers XI owners (Pavan Bhaiya, Pankaj Tapadiya, Gaurav Sarda and Atul Daga) at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedhyam Eastoria in Nagpur
Young members of VMSA at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedhyam Eastoria in Nagpur
Pinamaya Cycles owners (Suumit Mandhana, Praveen Surjan and Nilesh Gandhi) at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedhyam Eastoria in Nagpur
Navneet Kothari and Prashant Mohota at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedhyam Eastoria in Nagpur
Marwad Super Kings Owners (Dinesh Maloo and Abhishek Mundra) at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedhyam Eastoria in Nagpur
DSV Warriors owners (Vivek Sarda, Sharad Soni and Dharmendra Bajaj) at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedhyam Eastoria in Nagpur
Siddharth Chandak and Niraj Loya at VMSA's players' auction held at Naivedhyam Eastoria in Nagpur
Vidarbha Maheshwari Sports Association (VMSA), on September 2, kick started the 9th season of its annual sporting activities, as it organised a grand players auction at Naivedhyam Eastoria, Nagpur. At the auction, eight teams collectively bought 150 players, who will participate in games such as football, leather ball cricket, tennis ball cricket, table tennis, badminton, chess, pool, carrom and volleyball organised by VMSA.
While city industrialist Shravan Malu was the chief guest at the auction, also present during the auction were Madhusudan Binzani, Kapil Chandak and Sudhir Baheti.
At the auction, each team was given a purse of 40 lakh points, in which they had to make a team of 18 players for the year. Ashish Rathi turned out to be the highest bidded player after being bought with 8 lakh points followed by Prateek Kabra with 6.5 lakh points. Both these players were bought by Team Lipi Lions. Also, some of the teams like DSV Warriors, Pinamaya Cycles and VPA East Warriors could buy good players at a very low value.
The eight teams participating the VMSAs sporting event include: Dynamic Chargers (owned by Prashant Mohota), VPA East Warriors (owned by Kunal Mandhania and Akash Nabira), Lipi Lions (Owned by Giriraj Kothari and Madhur Mohta), DSV Warriors (owned by Dharmendra Bajaj, Sharad Soni and Vivek Sarda), Marwad Super Kings (owned by Ashish Khemani, Arpit Khemani, Shishir Sarda, Abhishek Mundra and Dinesh Maloo), Knight Rangers (owned by Aditya Pasari, Nikesh Bang, Deepak Mandhana and Parikshit Chandak), Sunrisers XI (owned by Gaurav Sarda, Atul Daga, Pankaj Tapadiya, Pratik Tapadia and Pavan Bhaiya) and Pinamaya Cycles (owned by Praveen Surjan, Nilesh Gandhi and Suumit Mandhana).
The entire event was managed by VMSA project director Prateek Rathi.
To complete my film ‘Emergency’, I mortgaged every single thing I owned: Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut finished the shoot of her much awaited film ‘Emergency’ recently. But finishing this film wasn’t an easy journey for the actress. She went through a lot of ups and downs while finishing this period drama where she plays former PM, Indira Gandhi.
Talking about all the difficulties she faced to complete the film, Kangana recently said, “Whatever task I take up, I make sure I finish it. But to finish the film, I had to mortgage all my properties, every single thing I owned as I am also banking the film as a producer. Moreover, mortgaging all my property to complete the film wasn’t a big deal. I am someone who makes all my big decisions within minutes. The main struggle was running to banks back-to-back while shooting the film. Somehow, it hampers your work big time.”
Kangana, who made her entry into Bollywood with ‘Gangster’ in 2006, also spoke about her initial days in Bollywood. “When I came to Mumbai, I had only ₹500. So, if I lose all my property after ‘Emergency’ release and I’m completely ruined, it won’t matter much. I am very confident and strong enough to stand up on my feet once again and bounce back. Such possessions hold no meaning for me to be frank,” said Kangana to the paparazzi during the ‘Emergency’ wrap-up party held recently.
With 7000 luxury cars, gold fitted private jets, Sultan of Brunei has everything money can buy
With a personal wealth of £15 billion (approx rupees one lakh crore) Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah (76) has been the king for over 54 years now. Sultans huge fortune is said to increase by £80 (₹7000) per second from just oil assets that he possesses. The Sultan is the second wealthiest monarch in the world after the King of Thailand
Flew his hairdresser via private jet for a £19,000 haircut!
Such has been the Sultans lifestyle that he once flew his barber in his private jet for a single haircut, which cost him a total of £19,000 (approx ₹16.5 lakh) Not just this but hes also known to have his polo shoes flown by his helicopter for a match.
Once court papers in 2012 revealed that he paid £1.26 million (approx. ₹10.92 crore) to his badminton coach, £1.25million (approx. ₹10 crore) for acupuncture, massage and spent £50,000 (approx. ₹ 43 lakh) on guards for his exotic birds.
The Sultan, who spends around £17million (approx. ₹147 crore) on just jewellery as presents for his family members, paid two of his housekeepers £7million (approx. ₹60 crore) each! Once, the Royal Family spent so much at London jewellers Asprey that, in 1995, he decided to buy the entire company at a cost of £320million (approx. ₹2700 crore)!
Multiple marriages, divorces
In 1965, the Sultan married his cousin Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha, with whom he has six children, including Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee.
The Sultan remarried, but Raja still remains his wife and the Queen Consort. He married Hajah Mariam in 1982 a year before first wife Queen Saleha gave birth to their sixth child. He met her while she was working as an airhostess on a national airline.
He divorced Hajah (who was the mother of four children) in 2003 and stripped her off her royal titles. He then married TV presenter Azrinaz Mazhar, with whom he had two children before they divorced in 2010.
Micheal Jackson performed for Sultan’s 6000 subjects on his birthday
Father of 12, Sultan celebrated the weddings of his five children for a week by spending millions on each wedding. When Sultans eldest son Crown Prince, married a teenager Sarah Salleh (17), she wore jewel-encrusted Christian Louboutin heels and pure gold anklet. His daughter, Princess Azemah, 38, married her first cousin in week-long wedding on January 25, 2023.
For his oldest daughter’s wedding, Princess Rashidah, American singer Whitney Houston was flown in to sing at the reception and the Sultan paid her £5.5million (approx. ₹47 crore).
Sultans 50th birthday in 1996 was celebrated for over 15 days that cost him over £20 million (₹173 crore). The extravagant celebrations comprised a polo match, gala dinner for 3,000 at the opulent Palace where caviar from the endangered beluga was served.
Apart from this, the guests enjoyed free-flow of champagne. Not just this, the Sultan paid Micheal Jackson £14 million (approx ₹120 crore), for which the pop singer performed at three concerts – one for Sultans 6000 subjects and two for his private guests. The Sultan as a token presented every guest of his a solid gold medal!
1788 rooms, 257 bathrooms, air-conditioned stable for ponies
The Sultan resides at the Instana Nurul Iman Palace, which is the largest Royal residence in the world. The residence that was built over two years costs over £1billion (approx. ₹8600 crore) that includes 1788 rooms and 257 bathrooms.
With gold and diamond all over, the residence has five huge swimming pools, a banquet hall that can accommodate over 5000 guests and a mosque with a capacity of 1500 people. Apart from all this, there’s also a fully air-conditioned stable for Sultans 200 polo ponies (small horses)!
Most expensive private house in UK
The Sultan owns a lavish house in Londons most expensive area Regent Park, St Johns Lodge that consists of three linked properties. The same property in London was bought for £40million in 1994 (estimated to be worth £110 million [approx. ₹953 crore]) by making it the most expensive private house in the United Kingdom!
Known for being generous in gifting huge properties to his family members, the Sultan also owns plush properties on the Gold Coast of Australia, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, to name a few.
The Sultan in 1997 gifted his playboy brother Prince Jefri a mansion worth £45 million (approx. ₹390 crore) in Las Vegas that has 92 rooms, 29 bedrooms, 42 bathrooms, a tennis court, three swimming pools and a huge garage that houses 11 cars.
7000 cars worth £5billion
With almost 7000 cars, the Sultan possess the world’s largest car collection that include over 600 Rolls Royce, 500 Mercedes, 450 Ferraris, 380 Bentleys, over 100 Koenigsegg, 21 Lamborghinis, 11 Aston Martins, 179 Jaguars and 209 BMWs. His £5billion (approx ₹43000 crore) collection also includes a 24-carat gold-plated silver Spur Limo used for Royal weddings.
Private jets decorated in gold
Not just cars, the Sultan is the proud owner of the £233 million (approx. ₹2000 crore) customised Boeing 747, with a living room and bedroom decorated in gold and crystals and washbasins of solid gold.
Apart from this, he also owns a customised Airbus worth £75m (approx. ₹649 crore) and a Boeing 767 worth £136m (approx. ₹1200 crore).
(PS: The figures are an approximate value calculated as per the current market price, which have been sourced from The Sun)
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