DHAKA: Masharafe Bin Mortaza’s bracelet, which hugged his wrist for long 18 years, sold for a whopping Tk 42 lakh during an auction.
The former captain of Bangladesh national cricket team auctioned the bracelet to raise funds for people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.
The online auction was arranged by a page named 'Auction 4 Action' on social media. The base price for Masharafe's bracelet was set at 5 lakh Taka. And after a battle between a number of bidders, the bracelet was finally bought by Bangladesh Leasing and Finance Companies Association (BLFCA) by Tk 40 lakh.
Mominul Islam, the chairman of BLFCA, who is also the CEO of IPDC Finance Limited added Tk 2 lakh to the bid, making it Tk 42 lakh in total.
BLFCA chairman also announced that they want to return the bracelet to Mashrafe as a gift.
BDST: 1221 HRS, MAY 18, 2020