MUMBAI: Wedding bells may soon be ringing in the country’s premier business family. According to reliable sources, Mukesh Ambani’s eldest son Akash may soon be betrothed to Shloka, the youngest daughter of Russell Mehta, Managing Director, Rosy Blue India, one of the country’s leading diamond companies. Akash Ambani, the eldest son of India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, on Saturday proposed to Shloka Mehta in Goa, it is learnt. The wedding will happen in Mumbai later this year.Akash, 27, is Mukesh Ambani’s elder son and twin of sister Isha, and older brother of Anant, 22. Shloka is the daughter of Russell Mehta, head of Rosy Blue Diamonds, formerly known as B. Arunkumar & Co., which is now ranked among the top half dozen diamond companies of India. The family lives in south Mumbai. Russel is the son of Arunkumar Ramniklal M., one of the co-founders of B. Arunkumar & Co., way back in 1960 in Opera House, Mumbai’s hub of diamond business.The Ambanis and Mehtas know each other well and even Akash and Shloka are alumni of the famed Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS), in the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. After schooling at DAIS, Akash studied at Brown University, a private Ivy League institution based in Rhode Island, and among the most prestigious in the US. On her part, post-schooling at DAIS in 2009, Shloka left for the US to study anthropology at Princeton University and later completed her Masters in Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.Akash and Shloka’s wedding rumours have been rife for quite some time with both families keeping the news under wraps. While Akash is on the board of Reliance Jio, Shloka is a Director with Rosy Blue Foundation and is a co-founder of ConnectFor, an organisation that helps NGOs get volunteers for various causes.
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