Indian billionaire and owner of the Reliance Group, Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani got engaged to Anand Piramal, the son of Ajay Piramal who is the chairman of the Piramal Group – after Anand proposed to Isha at a temple in Mahabaleshwar.
Shortly after Mukesh Ambani’s elder son Akash Ambani got engaged to Shloka Mehta, his twin sister Isha Ambani made big news as she got engaged to a prominent businessman Anand Piramal. While Isha is the daughter of India’s richest man and chairman of the Reliance Industries Limited, Anand is the son of Ajay Piramal, the chairman of Piramal Group of companies, whose interests range from pharmaceuticals to financial services and real estate financing. It is said that Isha and Anand have been long-time friends and both the Ambanis and the Piramals have known each other and are in good relations since four decades.
After years of knowing each other, Anand proposed to Isha recently at a temple in Mahabaleshwar and the two celebrated their engagement over a lunch with their families. The occasion was attended by close relatives including Nita Ambani, Mukesh Ambani, Swati and Ajay, Isha’s grandparents, Kokilaben Ambani and Purnimaben Dalal, Isha’s twin brother Akash, younger brother Anant, Anand’s sister Nandini, Peter, Anya, Dev and other family members. Later on Sunday, the newly engaged couple visited the Siddhivinayak temple on Sunday along with Mukesh Ambani and Ajay Piramal – confirming the news officially.
Anand Piramal is the founder of Piramal Realty – a real estate company in 2012 and Piramal Swasthya, a rural health initiative; and he is the executive director of the Piramal Group which has its roots in 30 different countries. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s In Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School. Whereas, Isha is on the Boards of Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail and is widely credited for instilling a culture of youthful dynamism in the business. And she holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and South Asian studies from Yale University and is expected to finish an MBA from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University by June this year.