Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant engagement: Ambanis celebrate in ceremony at Antilia

Anant Ambani and
Radhika Merchant
engagement: Pics

Mukesh Ambani's youngest son Anant Ambani got formally engaged to Radhika Merchant, daughter of Encore Healthcare CEO Viren Merchant and Shaila Merchant, on January 19

Anant Ambani and
Radhika Merchant
Engagement Venue

The engagement took place amid family, friends and following Gujarati Hindu traditions at Antilia, the famed Ambani Residence in Mumbai

Radhika Merchant-Anant
Ambani Engagement

The festivities began with Ambani family members led by Anant’s sister Isha Ambani going to the Merchant residence to invite them and Radhika to the evening’s functions

A Traditional
Engagement For
Anant and Radhika

Radhika Merchant and Anant Ambani's engagement was done in a traditional way with Gol Dhana and the Chunari Vidhi followed by blessings and gifts exchanged between the couple’s families

What is Gol Dhana?

Gol Dhana literally translates to jaggery and coriander seeds and is a pre-wedding ceremony in Gujarati tradition similar to an engagement. These items are distributed at the groom’s place where the event takes place. The bride’s family comes at the groom’s residence with gifts and sweets and then the couple exchanges rings

Suprise dance by
the Ambanis

There was also a surprise dance performance by the Ambani family members led by Anant's mother Nita Ambani

Anant Ambani and
Radhika Merchant's
Love Story

Anant and Radhika have known each other for a few years and they even had their roka ceremony at the Shrinathji temple located in Nathdwara, Rajasthan in December

Who Is Radhika

Radhika is the daughter of Shaila and Viren Merchant and is a graduate of New York University. She serves as a Director on the Board of Encore Healthcare

Anant Ambani:
Scion of Reliance

Anant Ambani is the youngest son of Nita and Mukesh Ambani and is currently leading the energy business of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). A graduate of USA's Brown University, he has also been a member on the Boards of Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail Ventures

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