Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar has been exempted from the penalty which was to be imposed on him for moving into his new house without obtaining an occupancy certificate from the city's civic body.
This happened after the state government intervened and asked the Bombay Municipal Corporation to issue the OC to Sachin without penalising him.
Tendulkar had shifted to his newly constructed five-storey bungalow at Perry Cross Road in suburban Bandra on Wednesday before an OC was issued. (See Pics)
The Master Blaster said that moving into the new house was an emotional moment for him. "Everyone has a dream of owning a house. I, too, had this dream. I am happy that I was able to fulfil it. The flat where I earlier used to live, I had received it under the sports quota. I have now vacated that place, so that some other sportsman can live there," he told reporters outside his villa in Mumbai on Wednesday.