Radhika Merchant and Anant Ambani got engaged today in a ceremony at the Ambani residence in Mumbai. According to a statement released by the family, the Ambanis, along with their close friends and family, were in attendance for the occasion. Apart from the rituals, the family members also performed a surprise dance number, led by Nita Ambani.
The ceremony was a traditional one with Gujarati Hindu rituals such as Gol Dhana and Chunari Vidhi.
The evening began with Anant’s sister Isha and other members of the Ambani family visiting Radhika’s family home to invite them formally, a statement by the family revealed. They were greeted by the chanting of mantras. Next, the couple and the families headed to the temple to seek the blessings of Lord Krishna. The main functions began with an auspicious Ganesh puja.
Ceremonies such as the Gol Dhana, a pre-wedding ceremony where jaggery and coriander seeds are exchanged in a symbolic gesture, and the Chunari Vidhi followed. The dance performance by the Ambani family wowed the crowd who cheered them on. After the festivity and rituals, the couple exchanged rings among good wishes and blessings from the gathering.
Radhika was wearing a stunning gold embellished lehenga and Anant was seen donning a deep blue traditional kurta for the occasion. The rest of the family, too, were decked in shades of gold and blue.
The couple has known each other for several years now, and are slated to get married in the coming months. Anant is the son of Nita and Mukesh Ambani, and has been part of the Reliance industries family in various capacities. He studied at Brown University in the USA and currently leads the energy business of RIL. Radhika studied at New York University and is the daughter of Shaila and Viren Merchant. She is a Director on the Board of Encore Healthcare.
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