New Delhi: Business tycoons stay in news for various reasons – for their newest business ventures, insurance issues, grand lifestyles and scandals too! However, one such magnate of Indian origin - Dinshah Vimadalal – is making headlines for a bizarre reason – an ad for a life partner.
According to an international daily, in the $21,000 full-page newspaper ad, Dinshah has proclaimed that he is looking for a slim, childless woman under 40 to share his sprawling, self-built hacienda in Hermosillo, Mexico, a 45 minute flight by his private turboprop from Tuscon, Arizona.
After receiving no exciting response, Dinshah banked on an Indian publication hoping that his search for his new bride might end in India. The multi-millionaire – who lost his wife in a car accident three years ago – prefaced the ad “He is a great guy – wish to marry him?” in a newspaper on Sunday.
“You must speak English and have done your basic schooling. I don`t care how much money you have or don`t have ... you should have a sense of adventure and the desire to live an exciting life. [You should] be no older than 40 and slim. And please don`t be a vegetarian. If you are divorced it doesn`t matter, but definitely no children. I am much older than 40 but am very young at heart, very young physically, very active and any girl older than 40 would have a tough time keeping up with my active lifestyle,” the ad read.
When the 69-year-old heavy smoker gets down to describing himself; he says things like - an adventurer who has flown the Atlantic, drives high performance motorbike at speeds of 130mph, and a former schoolboy athletics champion who represented India overseas.
Since the ad went live, Dinshah has interviewed 20 potential brides, but dismissed them by saying that there have been no serious possibilities.
Wow, now that’s quite an unusual ad to be seen in a newspaper, especially on a sleepy Sunday!