Mukesh Ambani, the name itself seems to take most of us in a trance – what is it like to be the richest person in Asia and one of the richest in the world? While we keep wondering about their personal lives and status, the family have somehow been able to keep their privacy intact and well maintained. While Mukesh Ambani’s wife Nita Ambani likes to talk about her social work and Mumbai Indians, his husband just talks IPL to the media and nothing else.
Surprisingly, the managing director of Reliance Industries and his wife have been successfully able to keep their children away from all the limelight. And considering that it is the age of the internet and social media, keeping celebrity children away from the limelight is a seemingly incredible feat to achieve!
But have you ever wondered how lovely it was for Anant, Akash and Isha Ambani to be THE Ambani kids? While we may think it as a dreamy affair altogether, Nita Ambani busts the myth quite heartlessly. In an interview given to iDiva, the Ambani bahu revealed that she used to give Rs 5 – yea, you heard it right – to each of her children every Friday to spend at the school canteen, and that would be it.
In her interview, she said:
When my kids were still young, I’d give them Rs 5 each every Friday to spend in the school canteen. One day, my youngest, Anant, came running into my bedroom and demanded he be given Rs 10 instead. When I questioned him, he said his pals in school laughed whenever they saw him take out a five-rupee coin saying,‘Tu Ambani hai ya bhikari!’ Mukesh and I couldn’t help but crack up.
According to Nita, Mukesh had inculcated the art of savings from his father Dhirubhai Ambani, and he wished to pass of such simple things to his children and make them aware of the value of money. This is why the Ambani couple decided to give them such meager pocket money.
Furthermore, Nita also said that their children had to take public transport to travel with their friends for college trips as she believes, “life is about being aware of things around.”
The Ambani’s are blessed with three children – Akash and Isha (who are twins) and the youngest is Anant. It is to be noted that Anant was recently in news for losing 108 kg in a little more than a year.