Mumbai: Veteran music composer Bapi Lahiri, who is also known as the Gold-man of India, while speaking about his love for gold ornaments, said that it is somewhere connected to American Rock-star Elvis Presley.
"In Hollywood, famous singer Elvis Presley used to wear gold chains. I was a huge follower of Presley. I used to think, if I become successful someday, then I will build a different image of mine. By the grace of God, I could do it with gold. Earlier people used to think, it is just a way to show off. But it is not so. Gold is lucky for me," he said yesterday at an event here.
The 63-year-old composer, however, believes in moving on with time. Hence he has recently given up all his gold to embrace the new age metal `Luminex Uno,` which promises to be an alternative precious metal both for jewellers as well as for investors.
"This new age metal Luminex Uno- made up of gold, platinum and silver is excellent. I have never endorsed any brand, but this time, I am definitely endorsing this new age metal. I am also composing a new song for luminex uno, which you can get to hear this Diwali," he explained.
This new age precious metal `Lumineux Uno,` with higher luster, is yet more affordable than gold and platinum. On a related note, the leading international jewellery association `Leading Jewellers Of The World (LJW),` who brought this new age precious metal, launched their `Luminex Uno` coins yesterday.
Further speaking about his ongoing and upcoming projects, Bappi Da said, "I have recently recorded a song in L.A., titled `Dumadam Mastkalandar,` with top pop-singer Julia Price.song with Snoop Dogg is coming up next month. I am even working with Akon."