Mukesh Ambani doesn’t normally venture out and we rarely ever see him at a party. However, the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman and MD threw a grand bash to celebrate the 80th birthday of his mother – Kokilaben Ambani. It wasn’t just MukeshAmbani at the party, his brother; Anil was there too with a host of celebrities.
The lavish party was held at the old Ambani residence at Cuffe Parade. Kokilaben was dressed in a pink saree and was smiling throughout the party. The guest list was a perfect mix of politicians, socialites, Bollywood celebrities and top entrepreneurs.Amitabh Bachchan along with wife Jaya, son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya were among the early guests. Aishwarya, dressed in a splendid pinkanarkali designed by Abu-Sandeep, was spotted bonding with Tina Ambani. Ash and Abhismiled and posed for the cameras with the Ambanis. MukeshAmbani’s wife Nita and their children too were part of the celebration. Godrej honcho Adi Godrej came with wife Parmeshwar. Politician Praful Patel refused to talk about any political issue as he was in a mood to party. Actor-politician VinodKhanna, who has been missing in action lately, was spotted at the bash along with wife Kavita.HemaMalini opted for a pink Benarasisaree. Late Shammi Kapoor’s wife Neiladevi and late Raj Kapoor’s wife Krishna Kapoor made rare appearances at the event.
Kokilaben Ambani is of course, the person who mediated the split between the Ambani brothers after her husband, Dhirubhai’s death. She was the one who ensured that the split was as amicable as possible. It was also because of her that there was a firm resolution from both sides to accept the split as it was. After Dhirubhai’s death in 2002, the succession act ensured that Kokilaben would inherit the Reliance Empire. During this time, she ensured that both her sons got a fair share of India’s largest company. In numerous interviews, Mukesh and Nita Ambani have stated that they owe a lot to both Dhirubhai and KokilabenAmbani. It’s only fitting that India’s richest man and one of the most successful industrialists honors his mother with a fabulous and grand party on the occasion of her 80th birthday.