Thursday, March 5, 2009

Going Going Gone

After intense protests from India’s government and the Indian press, Mohandas K. Gandhi’s eyeglasses and some of his other belongings were sold on Thursday afternoon for $1.8 million after last-minute attempts to halt the auction of the items. The auction house set the minimum bid at $20,000 - $30,000.

The buyer was identified as the flamboyant liquor tycoon, Vijay Mallya, an Indian who owns the company that makes Kingfisher beer.

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