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Liquor Baron Buys Gandhi Memorablia: Irony Meters Go Crazy

Two quotations. One from a news report:

Items that belonged to revered Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi were sold at auction for $1.8 million on Thursday to an Indian tycoon who plans to donate them to his country.

[…]

The items were sold by Antiquorum Auctioneers to Vijay Mallya, chairman of UB Group, said Tony Bedi, who bid for Mallya.

[…]

Mallya, who as head of UB Group runs Kingfisher Airlines and United Breweries that owns Kingfisher beer, will donate them to India for public display, Bedi said. [Reuters]

And the second, from Mahatma Gandhi himself:

Alcohol makes a man forget himself and while its effects last, he becomes utterly incapable of doing anything useful. Those who take a drinking, ruin themselves and ruin their people. They lose all sense of decency and propriety. [Key to Health, Mahatma Gandhi]

Now, the only question is: Was Vijay Mallya drunk when he bid on these items?

If the answer is yes, that will really break all the irony meters.

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