Mumbai: Akash Ambani, the eldest son of billionaire Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani, and Shloka Mehta, the daughter of diamond magnate Russel Mehta, whose engagement in Goa over the weekendgenerated intense interest, will marry in early December, reports said on Monday. Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta swapped rings at private lawn ceremony on Saturday, news outlets reported. Pictures posted on social media and portals showed a beaming couple in the breezy outdoors. The two families, however, are yet to release an official statement. Yesterday,
Shloka Mehta and Akash Ambani were seen at Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple along with his family.
Some media reports said a grander, formal engagement ceremony has been planned for later this year. News agency PTI reported that the wedding is planned for early December, with celebrations spread across four-five days, possibly December 8-12, at a five star hotel in Mumbai.
Shloka Mehta and Nita Ambani at the Siddhivinayak Temple In Mumbai on Sunday.
The Ambani and Mehta families go back a while, both hailing from Gujarat. Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta are said to have studied together at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS).
The 25-year-old Akash Ambani is the elder of the three siblings. He has a twin sister Isha Ambani and a younger brother Anant Ambani. Their father Mukesh Ambani is India’s richest man who heads the Reliance Group. Shloka Mehta is the youngest daughter of Mona Mehta and Russell Mehta. The Mehta couple owns and runs Rosy Blue Diamonds that is arguably one of the world’s largest diamond trading entities.
In one of the few statements from the family, Akash Ambani’s mother Nita Ambani was quoted as saying by Bombay Times, “Mukesh and I have given very strong foundation to our kids and even larger wings to fly – they have the freedom to take decisions for themselves and of course, choose whom they would want to spend the rest of their lives with. Marrying the one you love is gratifying and heart-warming. I have known Shloka since she was four and we are all delighted to welcome her to our home and our hearts.”