Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash to wed Shloka Mehta in December

MUMBAI March 25, 2018: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s elder son Akash will marry his schoolmate Shloka Mehta, the youngest daughter of diamantaire Russell Mehta, in early December, media reports said on Sunday.

Media reports quoting sources said 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, added the reports.

The marriage is planned for early December, with celebrations spread across four-five days, they said, adding the possible dates may be December 8-12 at the Oberoi, Mumbai, said the media reports.

Pictures of the Saturday event are available on social media. Besides parents Mukesh and Nita Ambani, grandmother Kokilaben was also present at the event on Saturday.

Akash is the eldest son of 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, said media reports.

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 telecom venture.

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 youngest of three children of Russell and Mona Mehta, added the reports.