Kanwar Yatra’s Famous Golden Baba is Back With Extra Gold!

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Meet India's 'Golden Baba', who is famous for participating in Kanwar Yatra wearing gold ornaments. Here is how a businessman became Golden Baba overnight!
Meet India's 'Golden Baba', who is famous for participating in Kanwar Yatra wearing gold ornaments. Here is how a businessman became Golden Baba overnight!

Flaunting 20 kilograms of golden jewellery, the famous ‘Golden Baba’ started his silver jubilee Kanwar Yatra from Haridwar.

Baba is known widely for his Yatra wearing massive weight of gold ornaments every year. Several people follow him including policemen.

This year, the businessman-turned-self-styled Godman is wearing almost 20 kg of gold amounting to almost Rs 6 crore.

“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 affected 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,” Baba had told HT in 2017.

He was a business man earlier!
Picture of Old Baba
Picture of Old Baba

Sudhir Makkar ran a successful cloth and property business from the Gandhi Nagar market in Delhi. He now has a luxurious flat at a high-rise in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad.

The initial years of life were difficult for him. He went to a gurukul at the age of six and went to Haridwar in search of livelihood. He sold rosary beads and cloth on pavements.

According to him his business flourished with the grace of lord Shiva.

He has also taken cars such as Hummer and Jaguar on rent on various occasions!
Picture of Old Baba
Picture of Old Baba

According to a report in Hindustan Times, Golden Baba also wears a Rolex watch worth Rs 27 lakh. Not just that, he owns several luxury cars including BMW, three Fortuners and two Audis.

On previous Yatras, he has also taken cars such as Hummer and Jaguar on rent. Last year, he was wearing about 14.5kgs of gold jewellery which included a collection of 21 gold chains, 21 lockets of deities, armlets and even a gold jacket that he wore sometimes during the yatra sitting atop his SUV.

The Golden Baba travels with a tight-security team!

His team keeps a close watch on his ‘gold’ while is on the yatra. They also manage to pull-over night stops during the yatra if and when required. The Baba also avoids any eatables offered and only has food from his personal pantry that travels with him during the yatra.

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