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RIL AGM: Shloka, Radhika Debut; Isha Twins With Granny Kokilaben In Florals

First Family Of Business
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First Family Of Business

The Ambani clan, led by Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, was present in full force at the company's 42nd Annual General Meeting held at Birla Matoshri in Mumbai. The oil-to-telecom conglomerate's AGMs have always been a family affair where India's richest man is accompanied by mother Kokilaben, wife Nita, and children Isha, Akash and Anant Ambani.

This year's meeting saw the addition of two new faces, with the Ambani daughter-in-law Shloka Mehta, and Anant's girlfriend Radhika Merchant also in attendance.

The oil, retail and data czar's speech, that lasted for nearly 90 minutes, included several announcements for the future of Reliance.

In Pic (clockwise from left): Mukesh and Nita Ambani, Akash and Isha, Shloka and Radhika, and Anant with Kokilaben Ambani.

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Not Without My Mother

Among the major highlights from the AGM was the announcement of a partnership between RIL and Saudi Aramco.

Ambani also announced Reliance New Commerce, a venture that aims to connect the country's kirana stores with Reliance's high-speed digital platform, tapping into the millions of consumers who are likely to order supplies and provisions through the platform.


In Pic: Mukesh Ambani (left frame) and Nita (right frame) with mum Kokilaben as they arrive for the AGM.

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The Jio Chapter
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The Jio Chapter

Mukesh Ambani has often credited twins Isha and Akash for the idea of Jio. At the AGM, the siblings - who are referred to as 'prince' and 'princess' by the shareholders, took to the stage along with Reliance Industries President Kiran Thomas (right).

Several exciting announcements were made in regard to the RIL stallion, Jio, that turns three on September 5. The network will launch fibre services on its birthday - with plans being priced between Rs 700 to Rs 10,000 per month. The company also plans to make voice calls free from homes to any network.

But that's not the last of the perks of being a Jio Fribre customer.

Come 2020, premium Jio Fibre users will also be able to watch movies at home on the first day of its release. Announcing the move, Mukesh Ambani said the 'Jio First Day First Show' service wil be launched by the middle of the financial year 2020.

Jio's Forever Plans, that promises subscribers an HD or 4K LED television for free, along with a 4K set-top box, was also announced.

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Three's Company
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Three's Company

Mukesh Ambani posed for shutterbugs, flanked by the women in his life, mother Kokilaben and wife Nita.

While Nita Ambani opted for a pastel pink suit paired with strings of pearls and diamond earring, the Reliance matriarch - who has been a regular face at the AGMS over the years - was dressed in a floral saree, complemented by a pendant featuring Lord Shrinathji in a chain of pearls.

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I Get It From My Granny
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I Get It From My Granny

Isha Ambani-Piramal, whose lavish December wedding (think Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton in Udaipur, and weeks of celebrations) created waves not just in the country, but also made headlines globally, stuck to tradition as she joined her family at the AGM.

The heiress, who was spotted sans husband Anand Piramal, was twinning with grandmother Kokilaben in an ivory kurta and plazzo set with floral motifs.

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The Debutante
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The Debutante

Akash Ambani arrived hand-in-hand with wife Shloka Mehta who made her debut at Annual General Meeting.

Following in Isha and Kokilaben Ambani's footsteps, Shloka, too, opted for a floral outfit, albeit in shades of a blueish-grey and pink for the event.

The couple tied the knot in March, after a year of celebrations that began after Akash proposed to her in Goa. The Ambani daughter-in-law turned 29-years-old last month, and the family created a special video with messages from each one of them for her.

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A Family Affair
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A Family Affair

Another new face at this year's AGM was Anant Ambani's girlfriend Radhika Merchant. While there has been official announcement on the couple's relationship yet, Merchant is often spotted at family events. She, too opted for florals in her wardrobe for her RIL AGM debut, arriving in a blue kurta with intricate white flowers embroidered over it.

From flying to Jodhpur with the clan for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas's nuptials and performing in the family dance at Isha's Udaipur celebrations, to being seeing around town with Nita and Shloka Ambani, and featuring in Shloka's birthday video, Merchant seems to already be part of the family.

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