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The spectacular wedding of Isha Ambani, daughter of Mukesh, drew international attention in December 2018, as did that of her brother Akash in March this year.   © Reuters
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An Ambani wedding puts the Indian Dream on display

Lavish spectacle held in the shadow of slums sparks joy, not rancor

HENNY SENDER, Nikkei Asian Review columnist | India

Even by the standards of Indian weddings, the union of Isha, the daughter of Mukesh Ambani, and Anand, the son of Ajay Piramal, one of the wealthiest businessmen in Mumbai, was stupendous.

Estimates for the cost of the December festivities ranged from a few tens of millions of dollars to $100 million. An appearance by Beyonce is said to have cost $10 million alone.

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