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Pen For Rs 11 Lakh As Tribute To Mahatma

PTI 30 Sep 2009, 1:58:08 AM IST
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Mont Blanc on Tuesday launched a set of premium pens costing Rs 11.3 lakh under its limited-edition series commemorating 241 miles travelled  by Mahatma Gandhi during the Salt March. 

Each pen in the series is made of white gold and the entire series is called the 'Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition-241'. 

"The distance of 241 miles which Mahatma Gandhi and his followers travelled by foot during the famous Salt March has inspired the name and limited edition quantity of this outstanding 750 solid white gold piston fountain pen," Mont Blanc CEO Lutz Bethge told reporters. 

"Only 241 pens have been produced in the Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition-241 series by Mont Blanc and each pen in the series is around at Rs 11.39 lakh," he said. 

Mont Blanc has launched another series — Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 3000 — whose pens are priced at Rs 1.67 lakh a piece. 

"A total of 3,000 fountain pens and 3,000 roller-ball pens have been produced in this series and the pens will be available our all outlets pan-India," Bethge said. Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 3000 series has been produced in tribute to the many people who had followed Mahatma Gandhi, he said.