A Pimpri-Chinchwad man has gone viral on social media after photos of him wearing a gold mask went circulated.
The 49-year-old man who is known as Shankar Kurhade got a gold mask made for him for around Rs 3 lakh. “I didn’t do it for publicity. I’m fond of gold,” he said. Kurhade added that he was not sure if the gold mask will protect him from Covid-19. “It is not the gold or cloth mask, but social distancing and hand washing that will protect human beings from coronavirus (sic).”
Kurhade, who has studied till Class VII, said he was inspired to get a gold mask after watching a video clip of a man from Kolhapur wearing a silver mask.