Angadipuram: NRI businessman Vignesh Vijayakumar was more than happy when his parents drove home the Mahindra Thar he bought in an auction sale conducted by Guruvayur Devasom Board.
Vijayakumar and his wife Geetha took home the vehicle after attending darshan at Guruvayur temple on Sunday. Their driver Ramakrishnan drove the Thar accompanied by the family.
Mahindra Group handed over Thar to Guruvayur Temple as an offering on December 2021. This vehicle was later put up for auction by the Devasom board. A profit of Rs 10,000 was received by the Devasom board in the sale. However, this auction was rejected by the court on the basis of a petition. As a result, the vehicle was once again placed for auction.
Vignesh paid Rs 28 lakhs more than its base price of Rs 15 lakh for the vehicle. Along with GST, Vignesh paid Rs 48.1 lakh to the Devasom board.