Akola‘s Vinubhai has a hobby with a difference. The 75-year-old collects ganpati idols, and her collection now includes more than 1000 idols.

Since she is connected with the automobile industry, Vinubhai used to visit several countries for work. If the task that was undertaken met with success, she used to buy a ganpati idol to commemorate the occasion.

Vinubhai’s hobby can be traced back to the year 1996, when she was 56 years old.

Her collection includes idols from Sweden, Thailand, Singapore and America.

This endeavour has seen support from Vinubhai’s family members, too. Her relatives also gift Vinubhai with ganpati idols. She has received 150 such idols so far.

At 75, Vinubhai has decided that she wants her collection to touch 5000.