Tony Blair, Ban Ki-moon among guests at wedding of Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani's son

Former United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon (second, right) and his wife Yoo Soon-taek (left) with Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani (right) and his wife Neeta Ambani at the wedding ceremony of their son Akash, at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumb
Former United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon (second, right) and his wife Yoo Soon-taek (left) with Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani (right) and his wife Neeta Ambani at the wedding ceremony of their son Akash, at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai.PHOTO: DPA
Former British prime minister Tony Blair (right) and his wife Cherie Blair attend the wedding ceremony of Akash Ambani, son of Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani, in Mumbai, on March 9, 2019.
Former British prime minister Tony Blair (right) and his wife Cherie Blair attend the wedding ceremony of Akash Ambani, son of Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani, in Mumbai, on March 9, 2019.PHOTO: AFP
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra attend the wedding ceremony of Akash Ambani, son of Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani, in Mumbai, on March 9, 2019.
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra attend the wedding ceremony of Akash Ambani, son of Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani, in Mumbai, on March 9, 2019. PHOTO: AFP
(From left) Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita Ambani, their son Akash Ambani and daughter Isha Piramal pose at the wedding ceremony of Akash, at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai.
(From left) Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita Ambani, their son Akash Ambani and daughter Isha Piramal pose at the wedding ceremony of Akash, at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai.PHOTO: REUTERS
(From left) Actor Abhishek Bachchan, his wife actress Aishwarya Rai and their daughter, Aaradhya, pose at the wedding ceremony of Akash Ambani, son of Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani, at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai.
(From left) Actor Abhishek Bachchan, his wife actress Aishwarya Rai and their daughter, Aaradhya, pose at the wedding ceremony of Akash Ambani, son of Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani, at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai.PHOTO: REUTERS
Google chief executive Sundar Pichai and his wife Anjali Pichai at the wedding ceremony of Akash Ambani, son of Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani, at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai.
Google chief executive Sundar Pichai and his wife Anjali Pichai at the wedding ceremony of Akash Ambani, son of Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani, at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Global celebrities including film stars, company executives, politicians and sports personalities descended on Mumbai on Saturday (March 9) for the wedding celebrations of the son of India's wealthiest man and Reliance Industries boss, Mukesh Ambani.

Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, former British prime minister Tony Blair, film stars Rajinikanth and Priyanka Chopra and cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Hardik Pandya were among the guests.

Indian stars Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor were seen dancing with the bridegroom Akash Ambani and plenty of Indians shared photos on social media with #AkashAmbani and #AkashShlokaWedding among the top trending hashtags in India.

The bride, Shloka Mehta, is the daughter of Russell Mehta, a wealthy diamond merchant and managing director of family-owned company Rosy Blue.

Celebrations began in Mumbai with feasts, singing and dancing, and other pre-wedding rituals, for the wedding between the two 28-year-olds.

Photos on Twitter showed elaborate floral decorations and celebrities posing on a lawn before the wedding. Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita and the bridegroom wore various shades of pink.

 

Ambani, whose business empire spans oil and gas, telecoms and retail, is Asia's richest man and the world's 13th most wealthiest according to Forbes magazine, with his wealth estimated at US$50 billion (S$69 billion).


Akash Ambani with his wife Shloka Mehta, at the wedding ceremony of Akash's sister, Isha Ambani, in Mumbai, on Dec 12, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS