Mukesh Ambani’s elder son Akash will marry his schoolmate Shloka Mehta, the youngest daughter of diamantaire Russell Mehta, in early December.
Akash Ambani with his fiance Shloka Mehta.
PTI reports that the two families and close friends gathered at a plush five-star resort in Goa on Saturday for a ‘get-to-know-each-other’ before the formal engagement. Though the two families have been talking to each other for the wedding for some time now, the plans were formalised at the Goa event, which was planned before Holi.
The marriage is planned for early December, with celebrations spread across 4-5 days, they said, adding the possible dates may be 8-12 December at the Oberoi, Mumbai.
Akash proposed to Shloka in Goa on Saturday evening. The wedding will be in India for sure, a source said to PTI. Besides parents Mukesh and Nita Ambani, grandmother Kokilaben was also present at the event.
According to NDTV, Nita Ambani had confirmed that the marriage is on the cards soon. “I have known Shloka since she was four and we are all delighted to welcome her to our home and our hearts,” she said.
Akash, 25, is the eldest son of India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani and Shloka Mehta is the daughter of Russell Mehta, who heads Rosy Blue Diamonds. The Ambanis and Mehtas know each other well and Akash and Shloka studied together at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS) in Mumbai.
Akash and twin sister Isha are the eldest of the three children of Mukesh and Nita Ambani. Akash is on the board of Reliance Jio, the group’s fast-growing telecom venture. According to The Indian Express, Akash has studied at Brown University, an Ivy League university based in Rhode Island in the United States.
Shloka, who after finishing schooling at Dhirubhai Ambani International School in 2009 went on to study anthropology at Princeton University and did her masters in law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, is a director on Rosy Blue Foundation since July 2014. She is also a co-founder of ConnectFor, which matches volunteers with NGOs that need them. She is the youngest of three children of Russell and Mona Mehta.
Isha, Mukesh, Nita and Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta at Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai. Firstpost@Sachin Gokhale
Isha, Mukesh, Nita and Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta at Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai. Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale
On Sunday evening, Mukesh, along with his wife Nita and other family members joined Akash and Shloka to visit the Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai.