In perhaps the biggest residential property transaction in the country, DMart founder
Radhakishan Damani and his brother Gopikishan Damani purchased a residential
property in South Mumbai’s Malabar Hill for a record of Rs 1,001 crore on March 31,
the day the Maharashtra government ended the stamp duty waiver. The property has
an area of 5752.22 sq mt. The billionaire paid Rs 1,61,728 per square foot for a two-
story home, making it India’s most expensive residential property transaction in recent
On March 31, the Free Press Journal received a document confirming the registration of
a property and the payment of stamp duty of Rs 30 crore at a rate of 3%. It was paid
at the South Mumbai’s Old Customs House.
Damani has paid the stamp duty and registration charges, according to document
number 3089/2021. Interestingly, the state government’s stamp duty rebate ended on
the same day, and despite repeated requests from the real estate industry, it’s not
extended beyond March 31.
As per the state government’s ready reckoner rates, the property worth Rs 723.98
Damani could not be contacted for his comments.
Radhakishan Damani, who also owns a property at Altamount Road, Mumbai purchased
the new house from Varsha Mehta, Saurabh Mehta, and Jayesh Shah.
This property belonged to the Premchand Roychand family of Mumbai. According to a
person familiar with the family, it is one of the city’s oldest mercantile families, whose
ancestors designed the Venetian Gothic Rajabai Clock Tower at Fort in the 19th
The bungalow is located on the corner of Narayan Dhabolkar Road, one of Mumbai’s
most exclusive and expensive residential areas, where apartments cost between Rs
70,000 and Rs 80,000 per square foot, depending on the building. Several state
ministers’ bungalows, such as Shivgiri, Ramtek, and Meghdoot, are also located in the
The DMart’s profit for the quarter ended on December 31 & it stood at Rs 384.01 crore.