Jamnagar is the new Davos as leaders of Biz, Tech and State prepare for Ambani bash

Tradition will meet grandeur as Nita and Mukesh Ambani’s youngest son, Anant Ambani, marries the graceful Radhika Merchant later this year. The celebrated couple will be hosting a three-day lavish pre-wedding ceremony in Jamnagar in the first week of March. Known as the Paris of Saurashtra, the city will be decked up to welcome dignitaries from different parts of the country. 
Along with Bollywood stars, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Morgan Stanley CEO Ted Pick, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Disney CEO Bob Iger, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, Adnoc CEO Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, and EL Rothschild chair Lynn Forester de Rothschild will be in attendance to bless the gorgeous couple for the new journey.  
The Ambanis, known for great hospitality, will be also accommodating guests including Bank of America chairman Brian Thomas Moynihan, Blackstone chairman Stephen Schwarzman, Ivanka Trump, Qatar Premier Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, tech investor Yuri Milner, and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, Lupa Systems CEO James Murdoch, Hillhouse Capital founder Zhang Lei, BP chief executive Murray Auchincloss, Exor CEO John Elkann, former Cisco chairman John Chambers, Brookfield Asset Management CEO Bruce Flatt, Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim, Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio, and Ajit Jain, vice chairman of insurance operations, Berkshire Hathaway. 
 The Gujarat visit is incomplete without local delicacies and heritage gifts. The Ambanis will be honouring artisans by gifting customised scarves to the celebrated guests handmade by women from Kachch and Lalpur. Indeed, the Ambanis have made Jamnagar the hotspot for weddings. They pay an ode to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Wed in India’ call where he said people should be encouraged to opt for their festivities in India instead of choosing destination weddings abroad so that wealth remains within the country. 

“Is it appropriate to hold marriages abroad? Can’t the marriage be held in our country? How much of India’s wealth goes out. You should create an environment that this disease of getting married abroad does not enter your community. I would say ‘Wed in India’, like Made in India, Marry in India,” the PM said in his quote.