New Delhi: The Ambani family today visited Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple after reports surfaced of an engagement ceremony of billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s eldest son Akash Ambani to Shloka Mehta in Goa. Shloka is the daughter of prominent diamantaire Russell Mehta. The newly engaged couple are reported to be married later this
“I have known Shloka since she was four and we are all delighted to welcome her to our home and our hearts,” Ms Ambani said.
Pictures of the engagement shared by fan pages and social media users showed a charming lawn ceremony under palm trees and white shamianas in Goa. The wedding is likely to take place in December.
Akash Ambani, 25, is the older of the two sons of Nita and Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man who heads Reliance Industries. Shloka Mehta is the youngest daughter of Mona and Russell Mehta, who run Rosy Blue Diamonds, one of the world’s largest diamond trading companies.
Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta studied together at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai and have been close friends for years, a report in the Free Press Journal said.
Shloka Mehta, who also studied at Princeton University and the London School of Economics, is a director in the family-run diamond firm. She is also the co-founder of ConnectFor, a platform that makes it easy and convenient for people to volunteer and provide services in NGOs of their choice, the Free Press Journal reported.
Akash Ambani is on the board of directors of Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail.