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Antique auction at Jodhpur's Umed Bhavan Palace attracts India's super rich

Antique auction at Jodhpur's Umed Bhavan Palace attracts India's super richBCCL
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Antique auction at Jodhpur's Umed Bhavan Palace attracts India's super rich
Vijaya Rathore, ET Bureau

India's most famous, cutting across sectors, gathered in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, last weekend for a noble cause.
Maharaja Gaj Singh organised the eventBCCL
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Maharaja Gaj Singh organised the event
The Umed Bhawan Palace of Maharaja Gaj Singh II organised the event - a concert by Sting followed by an auction to raise funds for the Head Injuries Foundation.

In pic: Sachin Tendulkar with wife Anjali
Ambanis at the functionBCCL
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Ambanis at the function
The event had India's richest man Mukesh Ambani and one of the most famous Indians ever, Sachin Tendulkar, in attendance along with Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, and Vedanta Group chairman Anil Agarwal among others.

In pic: Duke of York Prince Andrew with Nita & Mukesh Ambani.
Highlights of the Jodhpur One World RetreatBCCL
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Highlights of the Jodhpur One World Retreat
The highlights of the Jodhpur One World Retreat were the private concert by Sting, craft bazaar, yoga sessions and a private auction of antiques organised by Bangalore-based auction house Bid & Hammer, which sold items, including sculpture, paintings and jewellery worth Rs 25 crore.
Names of buyers kept secretBCCL
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Names of buyers kept secret
Though the names of the buyers were kept a secret, Nita Ambani was seen having a close look at a few of jewellery pieces while Medanta founder Dr Naresh Trehan, who came with his wife Madhu, bought a diamond ring for Rs 30 lakh and Sabino light worth Rs 11 lakh.

In pic: Suhel Seth with Nita & Mukesh Ambani
India's super rich attend
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India's super rich attend
Anil Agarwal of Vedanta bid for one of the most expensive paintings, which carried a reserve price of Rs6 crore. Ajit Gulabchand, chairman of HCC bought expensive sculptures.
Story behind the eventBCCL
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Story behind the event
Maharaja Gaj Singh, who founded the Indian Head Injuries Foundation after his son Shivraj Singh suffered a major head injury in a polo accident in 2005, is working towards spreading awareness about head injuries and is tying up with a network of hospitals to provide support to those suffering from head injuries.

In pic: Suhel Seth with Maharaja Gaj Singh at the event.
Reliance Foundation to support causeBCCL
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Reliance Foundation to support cause
Nita Ambani announced that Reliance Foundation will support the cause going ahead.

In pic: Nita Ambani at the event.
Pawan Munjal with Dia MirzaBCCL
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Pawan Munjal with Dia Mirza
Hero MotoCorp's Managing Director Pawan Munjal with actress Dia Mirza at the event
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