Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant wedding: Ambanis hold pre-wedding 'anna seva'

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant wedding: Ahead of their youngest son's wedding, the Ambanis held an 'anna seva', where they served guests in Jamnagar, Gujarat. Read below to find out how many guests attended and which members of the Ambani family were present.

Shruti Chopra
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The pre-wedding celebrations for Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant are scheduled to be held in Jamnagar, Gujarat, a location with a unique bond to the Ambani family. The first ceremony of Anna Seva took place yesterday. The Ambani Estate in Jamnagar will host celebrations for three days, from March 1 to March 3.

To get the community's blessing for Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's pre-wedding celebrations, the Ambani family has begun providing communal meals, or Anna Seva, in the villages surrounding Reliance's Jamnagar township.

Attending guests

51,000 people are expected to be served at the Anna Seva, which will continue in the villages near Jamnagar for the next few days.

Attendees also enjoyed a riveting performance by renowned Gujarati vocalist Kirtidan Gadhvi at the traditional folk music format Dayaro.

Ambani family members 

Mukesh Ambani, Anant Ambani, Sushri Radhika Merchant, Viren Merchant, Shaila Merchant, and Radhika's grandmother were among the Ambani family members who individually served the locals from neighboring villages traditional Gujarati dinner fare and asked for their blessings.

Radhika's family members also attended:

Thought behind ceremony

The ancient Indian proverb "Manav seva hi Madhav seva"—"Service to humanity is service to God"—is upheld by the Ambani family. In keeping with this idea, they have continued the family custom of starting all significant events by feeding and tending to others and reaffirming their dedication to the neighborhood.

Anant Ambani, the youngest son of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, is scheduled to wed Radhika Merchant in Mumbai on July 12. The Anna Seva ceremony has been an auspicious start towards the martial owes.