India's richest man and Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani on Monday threw a party for his son Akash Ambani's engagement to diamantaire Russel Mehta's daughter Shloka Mehta. The two had exchanged rings at a private ceremony in Goa last week. Akash is the eldest of Mukesh and Nita Ambani's three children. Shloka's father Russel Mehta is the owner of Rosy Blue Diamonds, which is ranked as one of the world’s top diamantaires.
The families are yet to release an official statement on their engagement and wedding.
Akash is currently on the board of Reliance Jio and Shloka is a Director with Rosy Blue Foundation, also a co-founder of ConnectFor, an organisation that helps NGOs get volunteers for various causes.
Hosted at Ambani's celebrated residence Antillia, the party was attended by the who's who of Mumbai, including film and sports celebrities.
According to reports, Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta's wedding is planned for early December and festivities will be hosted over four-five days, possibly December 8-12, at a five-star hotel in Mumbai.
Earlier when Akash proposed to Shloka on Saturday, pictures from the ceremony went viral on social media.
On Sunday evening, the Ambanis, along with Shloka, visited Mumbai's Siddhivinayak Temple.
Interestingly, Akash and Shloka both studied together at Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS), in the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. Akash pursued his further studies at Brown University, a private Ivy League institution based in Rhode Island and Shloka left for the US to study anthropology at Princeton University. She later completed her Masters in Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.