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Rs.14 lakh apiece: Tushar Gandhi, great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, displays the ‘Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 241’ pen in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Rs.14 lakh apiece: Tushar Gandhi, great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, displays the ‘Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 241’ pen in Mumbai on Tuesday.

241 pieces of the white gold pen will be available worldwide

NEW DELHI: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s iconic Dandi March in 1930 to protest against the British salt tax has inspired pen-makers Mont Blanc to come out with a limited-series pen on the Father of the Nation.

The high-end pen is priced around Rs.14 lakh, according to a watch retailer.

The pen comes with a gold wire entwined by hand around the middle, which “evokes the roughly wound yarn on the spindle with which Gandhi spun everyday.”

Inspired by the “241 mile” march, the white gold pen, of which only 241 pieces will be available worldwide, boasts of a hand-crafted rhodium plated 18-carat gold nib depicting Gandhiji holding his trademark lathi — all in gold.

There is also the ‘Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 3000’ pen available, both as a fountain pen and a roller ball. Three thousand piece each will be available worldwide.

The pen which is available for about Rs.1.7 lakh (fountain pen) and Rs.1.5 lakh (roller ball) comes with sterling silver mountings on the cap and the cone. The nib is identical to its elite counterpart, the only difference being that in this pen, the engraved image of Gandhiji holding his lathi is in the same colour as the nib. — PTI

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