Father to spend $100 million on daughter's wedding

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani with his wife Nita and daughter Isha pose on their arrival at the company's annual general meeting in Mumbai on June 3, 2011. 


INDIA - Asia's richest man is reportedly scheduled to give away his daughter in a wedding that is estimated to cost $100 million (R 1.4-billion).

Oil-and-telecom tycoon Mukesh Ambani will walk his daughter Isha down the aisle on Wednesday to wed fellow billionaire Ajay Piramal's son, Anand.

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Ambani honoured his daughter with lavish pre-wedding festivities in Udaipur over the weekend which featured a performance by Beyoncé and included guests like Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra.

Details around the wedding are still not clear but the main ceremony will be held in Ambani's home, a 27-story palace in Mumbai, followed by post-wedding celebrations in the city. 

As gratitude to the city of Udaipur, the Ambanis donated enough food to feed 5,100 people three meals a day for four days, according to a statement from a family representative.