Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday went shopping, and picked up white khadi cloth for 100 shirts and 100 trousers. The CM paid Saibaba, owner of the Sri Sai Khadi Vastralaya at Hyderguda Rs 1 lakh as advance for his purchase, the final settlement pending till the clothes are stitched.
Mr Rao has been a regular customer of the shop since 1990 and also gets his clothes tailored by Saibaba. The Chief Minister was a client of Saibaba’s late father, Mankiyam. “KCR regularly comes and picks up Pondur variety of cloth. But this was the first time he was visiting since he became the CM. He also likes Bengal, Bihar cotton and khadi. Today he picked up white khadi cloth of famed Pondur variety of Srikakulam for 100 shirts and 100 pants,” Saibaba told this newspaper.