The daughter of Nita and Mukesh Ambani, Isha Ambani, is all set to exchange the ring with her long-time friend Anand Piramal in picturesque Lake Como, in northern Italy on the lap of Alps.
Isha is set to marry Anand in December. Anand reportedly proposed to Isha at a temple in Mahabaleshwar in May this year. The couple had celebrated the occasion with a lunch, joined by their parents Nita, Mukesh, Swati and Ajay.
About Anand Piramal
Anand is the founder of Piramal Realty in 2012 and Piramal Swasthya, a rural health initiative. He is also an executive director of the Piramal Group, Ajay Piramal-led global business conglomerate, which has offices in 30 countries. Isha Ambani is on the boards of Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail and is credited for instilling a culture of youthful dynamism in the business. Anand is the founder of Piramal Realty, a real estate company in India. Anand’s net worth is not known, but his real estate company raised about Rs. 2,700 crore from the worldwide funding corporations such as Goldman Sachs and Warburg Pincus.
Anand’s father Ajay Piramal is the chairman of the Piramal Group of companies, whose interests range from pharmaceuticals to financial services and real estate financing. As of 2017, the Piramal family’s net worth was said to be $5.4 billion, according to Forbes. And according to Forbes 2018, Ajay Piramal’s net worth is estimated to be $4.6 billion. He was named as the 22nd billionaire in India this year by Forbes.
All About Isha Ambani
She is the daughter of Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man and chairman of Reliance Industries Limited. After graduating in Psychology and South Asian studies from Yale University, in October 2014 she was inducted into the boards of directors of Jio and Reliance Retail.
In 2008, Isha’s net worth was Rs. 4,710 crore (US$660 million), was ranked 2nd on the Forbes’ Youngest Billionaire Heiresses list and was named among 12 powerful upcoming businesswomen in Asia in 2015. She was listed at the second position by Forbes magazine in the list of The World’s Billionaire Heiresses (To Be).
Anand and Isha have been long-time friends and both the families have known each other for over four decades.
Why is Lake Como so special?
Lake Como located in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, is known for its beautiful beaches, breathtaking landscapes and well-kept villages. Several Hollywood A-listers like Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta Jones, George Clooney and Julia Roberts own villas and condos in this stunning destination. India’s power couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are also reported to have finalised their wedding in Lake Como on 20th November this year.
The Piramal-Ambani engagement ceremony kicked off on 21st September, and it is expected to be a grand three-day affair.
Some of the Bollywood stars likely to attend the engagement in Italy have been sharing their pictures online: