Following a lavish three-day send-off party that signaled his conversion into the famous Jain monk’s life, 58-year-old Indian billionaire, Bhanwarlal Doshi, who was profiled by Forbes and said to be worth over $600m has given up all of his empire and is now prepared to live a life of abject poverty with no physical possessions.
It is believed that Doshi has been toying with the idea of becoming a monk after he listened to Jain’s lectures in 1981, but it took him time to convince his family.
He finally got his wish on Sunday and became one of the disciples of Jain Acharya, Shri Gunratna Surishwarji Maharaj.
The event was well attended as it is reported to have seen 500 hotel rooms booked and over 15,000 people in attendance.
Ever heard the saying ” money can’t buy happiness” ? Oh well this is a classic demonstration then.