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Everything we know about Anant Ambani's wedding

Everything we know about Anant Ambani's wedding

Radhika Merchant and Anant Ambani, the youngest son of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani.
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  • Anant Ambani, Mukesh Ambani's younger son, is getting married.
  • Anant and his bride Radhika Merchant are all set to begin their pre-wedding celebrations in India this week.
  • Here's what we know about the lavish three-day bash so far.

Anant Ambani is getting married, and his father – Asia's richest man, Mukesh Ambani – is sparing no expense to celebrate the wedding.

As chairman of Fortune 500 company Reliance Industries, the elder Ambani has an estimated net worth of $111 billion, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index. This makes him the richest person in Asia and the 11th richest person in the world.

The younger Ambani is hiring They will marry Radhika Merchant, daughter of Encore Healthcare CEO Viren Merchant, in July. The three-day wedding is scheduled to begin on Friday in Gujarat, India.

Here's everything we know about the celebrations so far.

The couple kicked off the celebrations by hosting a joint dinner for 51,000 people.

Anant Ambani, son of Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, and Radhika Merchant, daughter of industrialist Viren Merchant, serve traditional Gujarati food to villagers before their pre-wedding celebrations on the outskirts of Jamnagar, Gujarat, India, February 28, 2024.
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On Wednesday, Ambani and his bride hosted a group dinner for 51,000 locals in Gujarat, according to Hindus.

The event took place in the village of Gogwad near Reliance Town In Jamnagar, The Hindu reported.

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According to the outlet, catering to the community during happy family occasions has long been a tradition of the Ambani family.

Rihanna is expected to perform at the pre-wedding party.

Rihanna is expected to perform during the pre-wedding party.
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Reuters reported that the “Umbrella” singer will provide entertainment for the event.

a video News of her arrival in Jamnagar with A$AP Rocky has surfaced online. She can be seen in the clip leaving a building and getting into a vehicle.

A fan also uploaded the Instagram video of multiple wooden boxes being transported from the airport's arrivals hall, with the caption “Rihanna's luggage has arrived in India.”

“What does she bring with her? A folding house?” “The stage can't fit in my bag,” one comment below the post, to which Rihanna herself responded, read.

The Ambani family has hosted big stars at weddings before.

In 2018, Beyonce It was performed at Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal's wedding. Isha is Mukesh Ambani's only daughter and Anant's elder sister.

In 2019, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and The Chainsmokers made an appearance Entertainment guests Akash Ambani – Anant's elder brother – attended Shloka Mehta's pre-wedding party in Switzerland. The couple also had Adam Levine Sing to them At the post-wedding party.

About 1,200 guests were invited to attend the celebrations.

The pre-wedding party's guest list includes tech executives like Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai.
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Some of the biggest names in the world of technology are said to be attending the event, including Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger is also likely to be on the guest list, according to Reuters.

Earlier this week, Reliance Industries and Disney Announced an $8.5 billion merger An asset to Indian television and streaming media.

This weekend's itinerary includes a cocktail party and a trail featuring live animals.

Actual elephants from the ceremonies were not photographed.
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According to the event itinerary obtained by timesThere will be a cocktail party on the first day.

On the second day, guests will be taken to the Reliance Animal Rescue Center for a “Walk on the Wild Side,” according to the Times. The Animal Rescue Center is the groom's center Pet project.

In the evening, guests will attend a “Mila Rouge,” according to the Times. “Mila” Can be referred to Exhibition or festival.

The final day includes a “Tusk Trails” event where guests can spend the afternoon “surrounded by natural wonders” — including more than 200 elephants, 300 big cats, and 120 reptiles that were previously at risk of being sold or poached, according to the Times .

Guests were given a nine-page document detailing the dress codes for different occasions.

The Ambani family in traditional Indian wear at Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's engagement party in 2023.
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In addition to the nine-page dress code, there will also be hairstylists and makeup artists on hand for guests, the Times reported.

The dress code includes wearing a “jungle fever” theme, “comfortable shoes” for the visit to the animal rescue center on the second day, and “dazzling” Indian attire for the mela, according to the Times.

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The Ambani family built 14 new temples in Jamnagar ahead of the wedding.

The Ambani family built 14 new temples in Jamnagar, Gujarat, ahead of the wedding.
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At the end of March, Reliance A video On her official YouTube channel, which shows the progress in building temples.

In the video, Reliance Foundation founder and chairperson Nita Ambani – the wife of the elder Ambani and mother of his three children – can be seen speaking to various devotees as well as the artists involved in designing the temples.