Mumbai: A bungalow here belonging to the father of India’s atomic energy programme Homi Jehangir Bhabha was sold for Rs.372 crore in an auction.
One of the landmarks in Mumbai, the sprawling 15,000 sq. feet ‘Mehrangir’ bungalow on a 1,593 sq. metre plot at Malabar Hill was bought by an unidentified bidder. With a commanding view of the Arabian Sea, the three-storeyed bungalow and property fetched Rs.107 crore higher than the original reserve price of Rs.265 crore.
Bhabha lived there till his death in an air crash in the French Alps in January 1966, following which his brother Jamshed J. Bhabha became the custodian of the property.
Jamshed J. Bhabha looked after the property till his death in 2007, after which it was transferred to the NCPA.