Jamnagar (Gujarat): At the animal fair in Rajasthan's Pushkar, a horse of Marwari breed, 'Kesariya' has stood out for both his appearance and skills. Hailing from Gujarat's Jamnagar, 'Kesariya' has drawn the attention of all animal lovers. So much so that an animal lover from Paris even offered a price of Rs 10 crore to Kesariya's owner.
Kesariya's owner, Charanjit Singh Mehtu, who hails from Lothiya village of Jamnagar loves the horse so much that he could never imagine parting with him no matter how much money is offered to him. He turned down the foreigner's offer saying Kesariya was put up only for display and not sale.
The animal fair in Pushkar, held every year, draws a huge crowd from across the country and abroad. Apart from those animals that are kept aside for display, mostly, animals are traded at the occasion. People come here to buy and sell horses, cows, bulls, camels and others.
This time, 'Kesariya', who was kept aside for display, drew the maximum attention. Animal lovers were found crowding by his side appreciating his beauty and strength. Among the spectators included people from France, USA and England. A man from Paris suddenly approached Mehtu to buy 'Kesariya' and offered a price of Rs 10 crore for the horse.
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Mehtu rejected the offer with a smile and said that he could let 'Kesariya' go. He loves horses so much that he has built a special farmhouse exclusively for them. He has about 10 to 12 horses including 'Kesariya' and has been raising them for the last 12 years. Mehtu said that 'Kesariya' is always in news for his appearance.
'Kesariya' is a Marwari breed horse, mostly found in the Marwar region. In the past, horses of the Marwari breed were used in wars. The speciality of Marwari-breed horses is that they can run faster than all other breeds and can easily run across the desert.