Parakh, who made his fortune from his garment fabrication business and who is now a politician hopes to enter the Guinness World Records and the Limca Book of Records by wearing this shirt.
The shirt was designed by Bafna Jewellers of Nashik and meticulously executed by Shanti Jewellers at Parel in Mumbai, where a team of around 20 select artisans spent 3,200 hours over the past two months to ‘stitch’ it.
The gold used in the shirt is of 18-22 carat purity, without any mixture of any other metals. Though made of gold, the shirt is fully flexible and comfortable, absolutely smooth and harmless and with a thin cloth lining the inside to avoid rubbing the body.
Besides, it can be washed and hung-dried, and if torn or damaged, can be repaired and modified with a lifetime guarantee of durability.
According to Indian Times, Parakh said:
“Gold has always fascinated me since I was five years old and studying in school. Over the years, I have become passionate about this royal metal. I have got this special shirt stitched to mark my 45th birthday this Friday.”