Golden Baba aka Sudhir Makkar is back and this time with more gold. This baba has been famous for participating in Kanwar Yatra wearing gold jewellery. Now news is Sudhir Makkar undertaking his 25th Kanwar Yatra this year, is said to be wearing gold jewellery weighing 20 Kgs, which at today’s market price would be worth approximately Rs.6 crore.
Moreover, with each Yatra, Baba’s gold acquisitions have gone up, in 2016 he was sporting 12 Kgs of gold.
Last year he was wearing 14.5 Kgs of gold which included a collection of 21 gold chains, 21 lockets of deities, armlets and even a gold jacket he wore sometimes during the yatra sitting atop hid SUV.
Recently in a interview Baba told, “The new chain weighs two kgs and has a locket of Shiva. I am not wearing much gold on this journey as its weight has effected my nerves at the neck and also affected vision of one eye. This is my penultimate Kanwar Yatra and 2018 will be last ending with a silver jubilee.”
Makkar is well known throughout the 200 km yatra route from Hardwar to Delhi.
Apart from his fetish for gold, Baba also wears a rolex watch worth Rs.27 lakh and owns a BMW, three Fortuners, two Audi and two Innova vehicles which are part of his cavalcade. On several occasions, he has taken cars such as Hummer, Jaguar and Land Rover on rent for his trip to Haridwar. Baba is popular figure in the annual pilgrimage. Children, women and youngster wait eagerly for his cavalcade to arrive. They make videos, click selfies with him and even touch his feet for blessings.