A diamond studded “Motorola K1” mobile handset, donated by a devotee to Siddhivinayak temple, was sold to an NCP corporator from Thane at the auction held in the temple premises on Tuesday.
The NCP corporator Pratap Sarnaik, who emerged as the highest bidder, bought the mobile for Rs 15,55,555.
The base price was Rs 3.30 lakh. There were 20 bidders who showed interest in the phone.
Sarnaik has decided to gift the phone to his party leader Ajit Pawar, who celebrated his birthday on Tuesday.
The money collected from the auction will be used for various charitable activities run by the temple trust.