Antilia, home to the richest business family in India, is on course to celebrate a double wedding this year. Recently, Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash Ambani got engaged to India’s diamond mogul Russel Mehta’s daughter in a plush ceremony in Goa. Now, there is news of Ambani’s only daughter and Akash’s twin sister Isha Ambani getting engaged in a private ceremony among close friends and family members.
As per media reports, Isha Ambani will be tying the knot with his long time friend Anand Piramal. Anand had proposed to Isha in a temple in Mahabaleshwar. For the uninitiated, Anand Piramal is the son of business magnate and Piramal Enterprise chief Ajay Piramal. Ajay Piramal has been close friend of Mukesh Ambani for about four decades now.
Piramal Group is a family owned enterprise and has global interests in various sectors such as real estate, pharma, finance, glass packaging and information services. According to Forbes Magazine, Ajay Piramal’s net worth is $4.5 billion (around Rs 30,000 crore).
Ajay Piramal’s son Anand Piramal is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania and has done his Masters in Business Acumen from Harvard Business School. The 33-year old is presently working as Executive Director of Piramal Group and looks after the business group’s real estate ventures. He is an active participant in development and strategy building of the organisation.
Prior to joining his father, Ajay Piramal started a healthcare company named Piramal eSwasthya that works for “making healthcare accessible, affordable and available to all segments of the population, especially those most vulnerable”. He is actively involved in many other activities of Piramal Group.
Anand Piramal has also been the youngest president of the Youth Wing of the Indian Merchant Chamber. Earlier this year, he was awarded Young Business Leader award by Hello! Magazine and the Hurun Real Estate Unicorn of the Year 2017 by Hurun India. In 2015, Anand had raised $434 million Piramal group from Goldman Sachs and Warburg Pincus and this was one of the biggest private equity investment in the real estate sector of the country.
He had also recently hit the headlines for thanking Mukesh Ambani, who is now his would-be father in law, for encouraging him to become a businessman. Talking about Isha Ambani, she is on the boards of Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail. She completed her studies in Psychology and South Asian studies from Yale University in 2014. The two are expected to tie the knot in India in December this year.