Ambani brothers unite at Chorwad

Dhirubhai Ambani (centre) with his sons Mukesh Ambani (left) and Anil Ambani. File Photo: Paul Noronha   | Photo Credit: PAUL NORONHA/

The Ambani brothers, Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani, arrived on Tuesday in their home town of Chorwad in Junagadh district for the inauguration of a memorial of their father the late Dhirubhai Ambani on his 80th birth anniversary.

It was after a long time that the Ambani brothers were seen together in a family reunion. While Mr. Anil Ambani arrived with his family in the morning, his elder brother Mr. Mukesh Ambani arrived in the afternoon, also with his family.

“The entire family participated in the vaastu-pooja held at their home,” sources close to the family said.

They would offer obeisance to their family Goddess at the Chorwadi temple, and many people from the village were expected to gather there, they said. After the death of Dhirubhai Ambani in July, 2002, both the brothers had made allegations against each other. In 2006, a formal split took place, with Mr. Mukesh Ambani taking control of flagship Reliance Industries, with interests in petrochemicals, oil and gas exploration, refining and textiles, while Mr. Anil took control of the telecom, power, entertainment and financial services.

The Dhirubhai Ambani Memorial would be inaugurated on Wednesday at the same place where the founder of the Reliance group spent his childhood. A rented section of the bungalow, then called Mangarolwalo Delo, was the place where he lived.

The late Dhirubhai Ambani had purchased the bungalow in 2002, which is now renamed as Dhirubhaino Delo

The memorial has three sections — a pictorial gallery, the old residence of the late Dhirubhai Ambani and an auditorium. The sepia gallery depicts the late Dhirubhai Ambani's journey through pictures; while his old dwelling was arranged the way it was and the auditorium was for screening a short film on his distinguished life.

The family guru, Rameshbhai Oza, will formally inaugurate the memorial on Wednesday in the presence of Kokilaben, her two sons and daughters — Dipti Salgaonkar and Neena Kothari, among others.

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