Is Shloka Mehta, the youngest daughter of diamantaire Russell Mehta, the girl slated to marry Akash Ambani, the scion of India's richest family, later this year? The answer is yes, if sources are to be believed.
While the two families have refused to comment on the news, sources say the engagement can be announced within the next few weeks. The wedding is expected to be held in early December, revealed sources.
Akash is the eldest son of India's richest man Mukesh Ambani, and Shloka is the daughter of Russell Mehta, who heads Rosy Blue Diamonds.
The Ambanis and Mehtas know each other well and even Akash and Shloka studied together at Dhirubhai Ambani International School.
While emails sent to the Ambani family’s spokesperson and Reliance Industries remained unanswered, a source close to the family said, “No dates of either the wedding or engagement of Akash Ambani have been finalised.”
“As and when any good news is to be shared, the family will be delighted to share with everyone,” the source said.
The source discounted the talks of 24 March as engagement date. “Importantly and to reaffirm that as and when any wedding is finalised, it will only be in India.”
Emails sent to Rosy Blue’s spokesperson remain unanswered as well.
Akash and twin sister Isha are eldest of Mukesh and Nita Ambani’s three children. Akash is on the board of Reliance Jio, the group's fast growing telecom venture.
Shloka, who studied Anthropology at Princeton University and has masters in law from The London School of Economics and Political Science, has been a director at Rosy Blue Foundation since July 2014. She is also a co-founder of ConnectFor, which matches volunteers with NGOs.
She is youngest of three children of Russell and Mona Mehta. According to The Telegraph, Mona is related to fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi. It was also reported that in December 2016, Mukesh Ambani's niece, Ishita Salgaonkar, tied the knot with Nirav Modi’s brother, Nishaal Modi.
(With inputs from PTI)
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