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Sachin Tendulkar moves to new house

Mumbai, Sept 28 (): India’s legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar and his family on Wednesday moved to their new house in Mumbai’s Bandra area. The renowned astrologer, Bejan Daruwalla, says that it will prove to be very lucky for him.

Tendulkar’s new home is at Perry Cross Road in suburban Bandra. Tendulkar has shifted his residence from La Mer Housing Society, also in Bandra west, to this spacious villa that is spread over 6,000 square feet.

It is a very auspicious day (to move into a new house), being the first day of ‘Navratri’. Sachin has ‘Raj Yoga’ and ‘Kumar Yoga’ in his horoscope. The persons, who have ‘Raj Yoga’, rule (in their respective fields).

Confirming the news Sachin said reporters outside his villa here on Wednesday, “I have moved to new place. We are happy as a family to have moved to this place. Everyone has a dream of owning a house. I, too, had this dream. I am happy that I was able to fulfill it. The flat where I earlier used to live, I had received it under the sports quota. I have now vacated that place, so that some other sportsman can live there.”

The batting maestro’s new home has been reconstructed on a plot that earlier housed a dilapidated bungalow, which Sachin had bought for Rs 39 crore in 2007.

The villa has been secured with high—walled fencing to avoid curious onlookers. CCTV cameras and sensors have also been installed.

Tendulkar’s new house looks like a palace. He is the first Indian player, after the Nawab of Pataudi, to have the most luxurious bungalow. All other legendary players live in posh flats but not in bungalows.

While it might look like a triple story house from the outside, Tendulkar’s home is actually spread across five floors. Besides the three storeys above the ground level, the villa, designed after taking into consideration Tendulkar’s likes and dislikes, reportedly has two underground basements.

According to sources close to Tendulkar, 90 per cent of the shifting process has been completed.

According to reports, Tendulkar and his wife Anjali are likely to have their bedroom on the top floor, while the rooms of their two children – son Arjun and daughter Sara – and a guest room will occupy the two floors below.

A temple, drawing and dining rooms, besides arrangements for displaying various awards and trophies won by Tendulkar, who holds most of the batting records and is one short of completing a century of international tons, will occupy most of the ground floor.

The first basement will house servant quarters and master surveillance room, while the second basement has been kept for Tendulkar’s passion – cars. It is said to have a parking capacity of a large number of cars. It can hold 45-50 cars at a time. Besides all these, there is a swimming pool on the terrace of the house, reports said.

The house has been made keeping the vastu elements in mind with special emphasis given to the kids’ quarters.