Isha Ambani engagement: Mukesh Ambani's daughter to marry Anand Piramal; 5 notable points

May 07, 2018, 01:46 PM IST

Isha Ambani engagement: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani's daughter Isha will marry Anand Piramal, son of corporate magnate Ajay Piramal and his wife Swati. 


1. Anand Piramal, who reportedly proposed to Isha Ambani at a temple in Mahabaleshwar, is the founder of Piramal Realty and Piramal Swasthaya, a rural healthcare initiative. He is also an executive director of the Piramal group. Photo: DNA India


2. Isha Ambani (pink dress), who is on the Boards of Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail, holds a Bachelor`s Degree in Psychology and South Asian Studies from Yale University. She will be completing her Masters in Business Administration programme from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford, in June. Photo: PTI


3.People aware of the development reportedly said the couple, Isha Ambani-Anand Piramal, celebrated the occasion with a lunch alongside their parents Nita, Mukesh, Swati and Ajay. Isha's grandparents, Kokilaben Ambani and Purnimaben Dalal and brothers Akash and Anant were also present. Photo: IANS


4. Significantly, Isha Ambani was the person behind the creation of Reliance Jio. Her father Mukesh Ambani revealed that she was the one who seeded the idea of Reliance Jio in 2011, stating "The idea of Jio was first seeded by my daughter, Isha, in 2011. She was a student at Yale (in the US) and was home for holidays. She wanted to submit some coursework? and she said, 'Dad, the internet in our house sucks'." Since the idea first cropped up about creation of Reliance Jio, Reliance, has reportedly spent more than $31 billion to break into India's mobile-phone market. Photo: RIL press kit



5. Isha Ambani is the twin sister of Akash Ambani, who got engaged to diamantaire Russel Mehta's daughter Shloka Mehta recently. Anand and Isha have been long-time friends and both the families have known each other for over four decades.