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Bill Gates arrives in India; Will he grace Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant's pre-wedding festivities?

Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has arrived in India. Currently, he is present in Odisha’s capital Bhubaneswar. Later, he is expected to travel to Gujarat.

Bill Gates arrives in India; Will he grace Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant's pre-wedding festivities?

Left Image: Bill Gates in Odisha. (Image Credit: ANI) | Right image: Radhika Merchant, Anant Ambani (Image Credit: NMACC/Instagram)

Last Updated: 11.44 AM, Feb 28, 2024


Preparations for Indian business tycoons Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's pre-wedding ceremonies are in full swing. The couple – who got engaged in December 2022, are expected to get married on July 12 this year. With months remaining until their special day arrives, the couple has planned to hold pre-wedding ceremonies in Gujarat’s Jamnagar city. The pre-wedding ceremonies will take place over the coming weekend from March 1 to March 3. Reports suggest that globally established billionaires are expected to grace the occasion, including former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates.

Bill Gates arrives in India

As reported by news agency ANI, Bill Gates has come to India. Currently, he is on a visit to Maa Mangla Basti in Bhubaneswar. According to a report by the local news outlet, Odisha Bytes, Bill Gates is seeing the functioning of the Jaga Mission (scheme for the development of slums) and Mukta scheme (localized employment opportunities for the urban poor). He is also expected to meet Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik later in the day.

Will Bill Gates be gracing Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant's pre-wedding festivities?

We know that the upcoming marriage between Anant Ambani, the youngest son of India's wealthiest individual, Mukesh Ambani, and Radhika Merchant, the daughter of industrialist Viren Merchant, is eagerly anticipated as one of the year's most significant events.

If reports are to be believed, a huge number of high-profile guests from India and abroad are expected to grace the pre-wedding festivities. Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Chairperson of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Melinda Gates, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, Blackstone chairman Stephen Schwarzman, Disney CEO Bob Iger, Morgan Stanley CEO Ted Pick, and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, among others are expected to grace the occasion.

Not only this, but Bollywood A-listers including Karan Johar, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, and Ranbir Kapoor are expected to attend. Last evening, paps photographed actress Jahnvi Kapoor at Jamnagar airport, fueling her presence at the grand event.

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