In 2017, Nirav Modi featured on the Forbes rich list with an estimated net worth of US$1.8 billion. The founder of Firestar Diamond, and later his own Nirav Modi jewellery brand with stores around the world, definitely knew how to live large. From luxury bags to branded trunks, Modi only did “expensive”. But it all came crashing down in 2018, after he was accused of defrauding state-owned Punjab National Bank for millions. He left India and was later arrested in London, where he is currently still in custody. Indian authorities want to hold him accountable and are fighting for his extradition, while his lawyers are pushing back, saying his mental health is at risk. In the meantime, in an effort to recoup some of the money he allegedly stole, auctions of his belongings have been held in India. Saffronart conducted an online auction and another live auction in early 2020, on behalf of the Indian Enforcement Directorate. It’s through these events that people have seen first-hand the truly extravagant life that Modi used to live. Here are just five of the finer things Modi spent his cash on … 5 of the biggest Bollywood celebrity break-ups of all-time Art Amrita Sher-Gil is widely considered to be a pioneer of Indian art, with Saffronart naming her one of India’s most important artists of the 20th century. Her painting, Boys with Lemons, was a highlight of the Modi auctions. The winning bid came in at just over US$2.2 million. But it was a 1972 painting by MF Husain that set a record after being sold for more than US$1.8 million – the most ever spent on one of the artist’s works, reports Hindustan Times . Husain’s Battle of Ganga and Jamuna: Mahabharata 12 shows the meeting of two of India’s biggest rivers. Which Bollywood star has the most OTT ‘vanity van’? Watches Modi is known for his love of classic timepieces, so it was no surprise that several expensive watches made it into the auctions. It was his Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2 limited edition that caught the most attention. According to Saffronart, the watch is the 53rd watch in a limited series of 75 that has a reversing platinum case with 58 jewels. It was sold for US$104,000. Brad Pitt collects watches – here’s 5 luxe models we think he might like Luxury cars When you’ve got billions at your disposal, fancy transport is a must . So Modi of course had a number of extravagant cars in his collection. A Porsche Panamera S was listed in the auction, which – according to GQ India – only had around 30,000km on the clock. The car sold for US$51,520. Need for speed: 6 fast cars and vintage whips in Gautam Singhania’s garage The bags The auction listed 50 designer bags, but it was the Hermès Kelly blue atoll bag that got buyers excited. It was bought by the Modi family in 2015. The bag sold for US$25,600 on auction and was listed as coming with a dust bag, scarf and two rain guards. Why are Hermès Birkin bags so insanely expensive? The branded trunk Modi only does brand names, even when it comes to trunks – hence this piece by Louis Vuitton, described by Saffronart as one of the top 10 leading fashion houses globally. This LV trunk can be used as a storage case or as decor. The winning bid for the case was US$12,320. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .