Bhopal: A road contractor from Madhya Pradesh has entered the Limca Book of Records for organising the most number of mass marriages in his home town Berasia near here.
Popularly known as Dallu Bhaiyya, he has so far organized a total of 785 marriages since 2007.
"I do this philanthropic work for personal satisfaction as I have read in religious books that sponsoring marriages of needy women is the best way to attain self-satisfaction," said Ram Gopal alias Dallu.
He claims to have arranged marriages of 34 women in 2007, of 86 couples in 2008, 88 in 2009, 208 in 2010 and 213 last year.
All the marriages organised by him are held on the day of Basant Panchami, Gopal said adding a sum of Rs 17,000 is spent on each marriage.