Indian businessman pays Rs 60 crore for unique Dubai number plate


Dubai-based Indian businessman Balwinder Sahani, centre, during an auction in Dubai. (AFP)

An Indian businessman has paid around Rs 60 crore at an auction to grab a single-digit car registration plate in Dubai, feeding a passion for “unique” number plates.

Balwinder Sahani, who owns a Dubai-based property management company, spent AED 33 million (around Rs 60 crore) on the “D5” number plate, in an auction organised by the road authority, Gulf News daily reported Sunday.

“I have collected 10 number plates so far and I am looking forward to having more. It’s a passion. This number will go to one of my Rolls-Royces,” he said.

The daily said more than 300 bidders participated Saturday in the auction, which is organised every two months. Eighty special numbers were on offer.

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