The cover boy of Indian economic fugitive list, Vijay Mallya is still living a life of luxury while Indian authorities are desperately pushing for his extradition. Well, apparently Mr Mallya lives of grandeur in London and uses a golden toilet.
An ET report quoted author James Crabtree saying that once he got a unique opportunity to see Mallya’s golden toilet during a visit to his house. James, who is also an associate professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School, said this at an event in Mumbai this week.
Unveiling his meeting with the absconding businessman, James said when he visited Mallya’s mansion in Regent’s Park, London, he found him in a pensive mood as he could not go to the Monaco Grand Prix.
James said that he was contemplating the fact that he wasn’t going to fly out to Monaco but instead had to go to his other mansion and watch it on television like everyone else.
The writer elaborated that he saw a shimmering gold object as Mallya excused himself after taking in three shots of whiskey.
“Here I discovered this vision in shimmering gold. A gold toilet with a golden rim and gold on top. Sadly there was no golden toilet paper. But it did have monogrammed fluffy white towels,” the newspaper quoted the writer as saying.
Mallya is accused of taking Rs 6,027-crore loan from a consortium of 17 banks for his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines to shell companies in seven countries, including the US, UK, France and Ireland.
State Bank of India (SBI) had a maximum of Rs 1,600 crore, Punjab National Bank with an exposure of Rs 800 crore, Bank of India (Rs 650 crore), Bank of Baroda (Rs 550 crore), Central Bank of India (Rs 410 crore), UCO Bank (Rs 320 crore), Corporation Bank (Rs 310 crore), State Bank of Mysore (Rs 150 crore), Indian Overseas Bank (Rs 140 crore).