Virat Kohli, captain of India’s test cricket team, has bought a luxury pad in realty developer Omkar Realtors & Developers’ residential project Omkar 1973 in plush Worli locality of Mumbai for Rs 34 crore.
The Arjuna Award winner has bought a 7,171-sq-ft sea-view apartment on 35th floor of tower C of the super-luxury project, said two persons close to the development.
The tower C, most luxurious of total three towers in the project, will also be home to cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who bought a similar configuration apartment on 29th floor in 2014. Kohli’s luxury pad will be a bare-shell open sky bungalow that will be customized as per his taste later.
“While the talks for buying the apartment have been going on for the last few months, the transaction has been concluded recently. While the apartment will be bare-shell, it can be customised into a lavish five-bedroom house,” said one of the persons mentioned above.
An email query to Kohli’s spokesperson remained unanswered until the time of going to press. Omkar Realtors & Developers’ spokesperson declined to comment for the story. The project encompasses three towers of 70 floors each and has over 400 sky bungalows ranging from 3,000 sq ft to 18,000 sq ft floor plate priced between Rs 15 crore to Rs 100 crore. Homebuyers in the project includes personalities from finance, banking, sports, gems & jewelry, education, etc.
The company has already sold approximately 70% of its inventory in Omkar 1973. The developer would be delivering up to 30 floors of tower A by end-December 2016, while tower C, where Kohli has bought an apartment will be delivered mid-2018.
The project’s design and amenities is being undertaken by leading brands in the global market such as UK’s Foster + Partners, Buro Happold, LDA, HBA and ESPA. The 27-year old cricketer has already been in the news for his rising number of brand endorsements, crossing the Rs 100 crore club and emerging as the country’s current biggest sports celebrity.
Apart from total 13 brands that Kohli endorses, he also co-owns six ventures including a gym chain, Chisel Fitness and clothing line, Wrogn.