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Mumbai Gears Up for Grand Ambani Wedding: Festivities Kick Off with Mass Wedding Ceremony

Anant Ambani Wedding
Preeti Bali / 6:35 am / July 3, 2024

Indian business magnate Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, kicked off the grand wedding celebrations for his younger son Anant in style. The festivities began on July 2nd in Navi Mumbai with a mass wedding ceremony for 52 underprivileged couples.

Pre-Wedding Extravaganza

This ceremony marks the beginning of a series of lavish events leading up to Anant and Radhika Merchant’s wedding, scheduled for July 12th in Mumbai. The pre-wedding celebrations have already included multi-day galas, a luxurious European cruise for over a thousand guests, and a specially constructed Hindu temple for the occasion. Entertainment at these events has been nothing short of stellar, featuring renowned artists like R&B superstar Rihanna and the iconic Backstreet Boys.

A Family Tradition of Opulence

The 67-year-old Ambani is known for his extravagant spending, and his son’s wedding promises to be no exception. This isn’t the first time Ambani has hosted a record-breaking wedding. In 2018, his daughter’s wedding was considered the most expensive in India’s history, reportedly costing a staggering $100 million and featuring a performance by Beyonce.

Pre-Wedding Parties Set the Stage

Leading up to the main event, Ambani has already hosted two pre-wedding parties that were nothing short of extraordinary. The first, held in February, was a three-day gala in Gujarat for over 1,500 guests. This star-studded event featured a performance by Rihanna, marking her first concert since the Super Bowl the previous year. Guests included prominent figures like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Ivanka Trump.

The second pre-wedding celebration was a four-day Mediterranean cruise in June. This luxurious voyage saw entertainment from renowned artists like Katy Perry, who performed at a masquerade ball held at a French chateau in Cannes. The Backstreet Boys, rapper Pitbull, and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli also added their voices to the festivities.

Celebrating Togetherness and Social Responsibility

The mass wedding ceremony held on July 2nd embodied the spirit of community and social responsibility. Each of the 52 couples received gold and silver wedding jewelry, a significant cash gift of $1,200, and a year’s worth of groceries. Nita Ambani, Mukesh’s wife, expressed her joy at the ceremony, stating that witnessing these marriages brought her immense happiness. The company, Reliance Industries, highlighted the mass wedding as a testament to the Ambani family’s commitment to social welfare and supporting the community.

As Mumbai prepares for the grand wedding of Anant and Radhika, one thing is certain: the celebrations promise to be a spectacle of opulence and a display of the Ambani family’s philanthropic spirit.

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