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Ambani Reunion: Mukesh & Anil come together for Dhirubhai memorial inaugural

Chorwad, Gujarat, Dec 29 (): The entire Ambani family, including Mukesh and Anil, have been here together for the last two days to inaugurate a memorial for Dhirubhai Ambani, the legendary industrialist and founder of Reliance Group.

The two-day family reunion was to mark the 80th birth anniversary of their father Dhirubhai at a small Gujarati village, the ancestral place of Ambanis. The billionaire Ambani brothers on Wednesday appeared to signal that their bitter rivalry may end as they prayed, danced and ate together.

The brothers were seen together on Dec 27 for the first time since they pledged harmony in May 2010. They inaugurated a memorial to the late Dhirubhai Ambani in Chorwad in the western state of Gujarat.

The Ambani clan’s spiritual guru Ramesh Oza inaugurated the Dhirubhai Ambani Memorial, a museum which tells the story of the industrialist’s life, in presence of Kokilaben, her two sons Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani, and daughters – Dipti Salgaonkar and Neena Kothari – among others.

The memorial is the same place where the founder of Reliance Group spent his childhood. A rented section of the bungalow, then called ‘Mangarolwalo Delo’, was the place where he lived. Dhirubhai had purchased the bungalow in 2002 which is now renamed as ‘Dhirubhaino Delo’. The memorial has three sections — a picture gallery, the old residence of Dhirubhai and an auditorium.

Before flying out of Chorwad on Wednesday afternoon, the brothers walked down the memory lane sharing memories of their illustrious father and his journey from this little hamlet on the coast of the Arabian sea to becoming one of India’s tallest business icons.

The biggest lesson they learnt from their father’s life: If you take up some work, take it up as a mission and don’t leave it half way. “Both brothers said that they will continue to work with this motto,” Parimal Nathwani, group president, Reliance Industries added.

Kokilaben won praise from family members for single-handedly taking up the work of developing the memorial. Oza told media persons that there was always mutual affection between both the brothers and it will remain.