While the real estate prices in the Jharkhand capital are shooting up, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been gifted nearly one acre of land for a farmhouse in Kanthitar, about 20 km from here.
Every time Dhoni visits his home town, he spends some time at his under-construction farmhouse. He supervises every small bit of work going there.
Lal Gopal Sharan Nath Shahdeo, heir to Ratu Maharaj, gifted the plot adjacent to his new palace to Dhoni even as the registry deed mentions the transfer of land as a sale. "The land gift offer was made by Shahdeo. As Dhoni and his family have a long standing relationship with the heirs of Ratu Maharaj, Dhoni simply could not afford to refuse the proposal,” said a close associate of Dhoni.
Three plots were registered in the name of Dhoni, his father Pan Singh and mother Devki Devi at Ranchi district registrar’s office.
"The land, about one km from the NH 75, is not a costly plot. The registry deed mentions that it is a sale,” said Shahdeo Mehra, the Ranchi district sub registrar.
The registry office files reveal that Shahdeo, conferred the power of attorney to one Kamleshwar Singh, reportedly the manager of the former, enabling him to sign on the sale deed documents as seller, while Dhoni and his parents have been mentioned as purchasers.
A swimming pool, various game pools, a beautifully designed gymnasium and photo gallery of every sport, apart from other facilities, are being constructed, said a close associate of Dhoni who has been entrusted with supervising the construction in his absence.
"It is being fully developed with numerous features such as decorative boundary wall and pillars. There is space for greenery and water bore connection.
A few rooms are being constructed and around 50% work is already over. We hope to complete at least a part of the farmhouse soon,” he added.
At present, Dhoni stays in a house built on the plot gifted to him by the government on posh Harmu Housing Colony.
Dhoni gets himself a new farmhouse
India captain gifted one acre plot in Kanthitar near RanchiBy Saiful Haque | Mail Today – Wed 15 May, 2013 3:23 PM IST
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