Sources said the amount, fetched at the auction held recently, was the highest for any single heritage item.
The minister’s desk was designed during 1955-1959 and was made of teak-veneered wood.
A low sofa, designed for the High Court and PU student residences during 1955-1956, was sold for £77,500 (Rs 71,54,098).
Ajay Jagga, a member of the Heritage Protection Cell, UT, raised concern over “unabated auctions” of city heritage items abroad.
There has been a spate of auctions of heritage furniture from the city by auction houses abroad.
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