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Steve Jobs’ letter, on his desire to visit Kumbh Mela, could fetch crores

A letter written by the Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, expressing his desire to visit Kumbh Mela, could fetch between $200,000-$300,000 in an auction by British auction house Bonhams on November 3. 

The letter, written by Jobs when he was 18 to his childhood friend Tim Brown, was penned on Job’s 19th birthday on February 23, 1974. 

Just two years later, Jobs had co-founded the Apple. 

The single page letter details Job’s opinion on Zen Buddhism as well his desire to visit the Kumbh Mela, a Hindu pilgrimage and festival. 

The artefact is described by Bonhams as the very first handwritten personal letter penned by Jobs to be auctioned. 

“i will end by saying i do not even know where to begin,” was the last line Jobs said at the end of his letter to Brown. Before writing his signature at the bottom of the page, he wrote the phrase “Shanti,” which signifies “peace” in Sanskrit. 

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