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Diamond merchant, family donate 40kg gold to Somnath temple

A Mumbai-based family has donated over 40kg gold to the Somnath temple in Gujarat.

india Updated: May 10, 2016 19:24 IST
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A Mumbai-based family has donated over 40kg gold to the Somnath temple in Gujarat.(Picture courtesy: Shutterstock)

A Mumbai-based family has donated over 40kg gold to the Somnath temple in Gujarat.

“The family of Dilipbhai Lakhi, a diamond merchant, has donated 40.270kg of gold to the temple on May 8 after offering ‘pooja’,” Pravinbhai K Laheri, secretary of the Somnath Trust told PTI on Tuesday.

“With this donation, the temple has received donation of over 100kg of gold from the same family over the last three years,” Laheri added.

“The 100kg gold, estimated to be worth around Rs 30 crore, has been used in various parts of the temple”, he said.

In December 2012, Vishindas Holaram and his son Dilip Lakhi had donated a gold platter of 30kg to the Somnath temple.

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