It was not the Sachin Tendulkars, Gangulys and Shane Warnes up for bidding at Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, but it was the stars of namma Sandalwood Radio Mirchi listeners bid for SPL (Sandalwood Premiere League) - Autographed Mirchi mugs of Power Star Puneet, Upendra and Golden Star Ganesh . Sum collected in the bidding donated to Ramana Maharishi School in JP Nagar, Bengaluru.
Taking inspiration from the IPL bidding, Balcony Baadshah Avinash placed the three precious Mirchi mugs before Mirchi listeners for bidding on his show Bitti Ticket. The mugs personally autographed by the reigning Sandalwood stars Power Star Puneet Rajkumar, Super Star Uppi and Golden Star Ganesh.
The bidding started with Rs.20/- and went upto 2500/-. A total of Rs. 5500 were collected during the auction. The highest bidder was Laxman - an ardent fan of Upendra who bid Rs. 2500/- for the star€™s autographed mug. Following that was the autographed mug of Ganesh which went upto Rs. 2025/- by Lakshmi. Puneeth Rajkumar's mug was bid for Rs. 1051 by Dr. Nathan.
A cheque of Rs. 6,500/- was presented to Ramana Maharishi Blind School out of which Rs. 5,500/- was collected during the auction and another thousand rupees contributed by RJ Avinash himself.
Talking about the experience on bidding for a charitable cause RJ Avinash said, “While I was watching news the other day, the idea just sprang in my mind. Didn't know that it would get such a good response from the listeners. I was very happy to donate the money to the blind school."