Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant Pre-Wedding Bash: Jamnagar Airport Sees 120+ Landings & Takeoffs on Friday

The Jamnagar Airport operated by the Indian Air Force saw over 120 landings and takeoffs on Friday as the city geared up to host the three-day pre-wedding festivities for celebrations of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani’s youngest son Anant Ambani.

Anant Ambani, the youngest of the three children of Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani, is set to marry Radhika Merchant, the younger daughter of Viren Merchant, CEO of Encore Healthcare, and entrepreneur Shaila Merchant, later this year.

With world leaders, global celebrities and sportspersons on the guest list, flight operations to and from Jamnagar included countries and cities like Los Angeles, New York, London, Seoul, Qatar, Bhutan, UAE, Paris and Italy among others.

The Jamnagar airport catered to all major aircraft manufacturers and models like Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, Falcons, Gulfstreams, Learjet, Legacy, Phenom, Hawkers, and Citations.

In total, there were 15 large charters from Delhi, Mumbai and across the world. “The Jamnagar Airport managed by our Air Force did a fabulous job of managing this traffic in a great manner,” a top official said.

The guest list for the pre-wedding festivities includes international business leaders like Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, Adnoc CEO Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, and EL Rothschild chair Lynn Forester de Rothschild.

Performances at the bash will be headlines by Hollywood pop-icon Rihanna.

Indian business magnates invited include Gautam Adani and family, Tata Sons chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran , Aditya Birla Group Chairperson Kumar Mangalam Birla, and his family, Godrej family, Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani, RPSG Group head Sanjiv Goenka, Wipro’s Rishad Premji, banker Uday Kotak, vaccine maker Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla, Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal, Hero’s Pawan Munjal, Roshni Nadar of HCL, Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath, entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala and Sun Pharma’s Dilip Sanghi.

Top cricketers, including Sachin Tendulkar and family, MS Dhoni and family, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Hardik and Krunal Pandya and Ishan Kishan too are on the invitee list. Bollywood will be represented by mega stars Amitabh Bachchan and family, Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and family, Amir Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, Ajay Devgn and Kajol, Saif Ali Khan and family, Chunky Pandey, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif.

Madhuri Dikshit and Sriram Nene, Aditya and Rani Chopra, Karan Johar, Boney Kapoor and family, Anil Kapoor and family, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor, Rajnikanth and family are also on the invitee list.

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