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Man from Assam takes Rs 13 lakh loan, sets up auditorium to screen FIFA World Cup matches

Are you a football fan who's in Assam this month? Don't forget to meet Putul Borah

Prabhjeet Sethi @SinghOfGudTimes 19 June 2018, 1:53 PM
The property is based in the Diphu town of Assam

The property is based in the Diphu town of Assam Image: Twitter

People do crazy things when the FIFA World Cup is on.

In a bid to meet Argentina captain Lionel Messi, a man from Kerala recently traveled to Russia on a bicycle. Now, here’s another example of extreme passion.

Meet Putul Borah from Assam, who has borrowed Rs 13 lakh to set up an auditorium to screen FIFA 2018 World Cup matches for football fans in his neighbourhood.

In an interview with The Telegraph, he said, “I took a bank loan of Rs 15 lakh for construction of the ‘symbolic stadium’. A 56-inch LCD monitor has been installed where all football fans can witness the highs and lows of the World Cup together.”

The property can accommodate over 500 people. And since Borah is a die-hard Germany fan, he has named the hall, The German Stadium, which has the flags of all participating nations.

“This time, I have made seating arrangements inside and outside the hall so that 500 people can enjoy watching the tournament,” Borah said.

To promote his venture, Borah had reportedly invited former Team India footballer Gilbertson Sangma to the inauguration ceremony.

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