Karnataka mining baron Janardhana Reddy's daughter Brahmani married P Rajeev Reddy, the son of a Hyderabad-based industrialist, in a glitzy affair on November 16 in Bengaluru's Palace Grounds.
Various ceremonies were spread over five days leading up to November 16 and were attended by 50,000 people including prominent politicians, celebrities and movie stars. A replica of the lavish Vijayanagara Empire was created for the wedding ceremony.
While the groom entered on a horse-drawn chariot, the bride had a flashy procession comprising of 100 cultural troops including Brazilian samba dancers, kamsale, nandikolu kunita and tribal dance troupes. The escort went right up till the mantap, which was the recreation of the Tirupati Tirumala Temple, complete with its seven doors.
Brahmani's wedding trousseau consisted of a saree worth Rs 17 crore and jewelry worth Rs 90 crore.
Incidentally, Janardhana Reddy has been accused in several money laundering and illegal mining cases. He was given conditional bail by the Supreme Court in January 2015 after spending 40 months in jail for an illegal mining case in Karnataka's Bellary district. According to CBI's estimate, Reddy is said to have made close to Rs 5,000 crore from illegal iron ore mining.
TNM reported earlier on how the people who worked for the wedding were being paid in cash in the demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000.
Check out these pictures from the wedding ceremony:
All photos courtesy RVR PRO and have been published here with permission. See more pictures from Brahmani and Rajeev's wedding here.