On the occasion of the late Dhirubhai Ambani’s 80th birthday on 28th December, the Ambani family plans to reunite. The Ambani siblings, Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani will bury the hatchet in Chorwad, after years of estrangement. They plan to celebrate differently by dedicating a memorial to their late father, a humble school teacher’s son, who won global fame and recognition as the founder of India’s largest private sector enterprise.
The Ambanis will gather at the late patriarch’s native place, Chorwad, in Junagarh district of Gujarat where they will dedicate a memorial to him. The Ambanis were last seen together at Chorwad way back in 1996.
The ancestral village of Chorwad expects great fanfare to greet the Ambani family members. The memorial will be inaugurated by the popular religious leader, Bhagvadacharya Rameshbhai Oza. Kokilaben Ambani, her sons Mukesh and Anil Ambani and daughters Dipti Salgaonkar and Neena Kothari, along with other relatives will be present for the inauguration ceremony. An RIL spokesperson said that the Ambani family also plans to attend a religious ceremony at the Goddess Chorwadi temple on December 27th.
The Dhirubhai H. Ambani Memorial has been built at the same place where the Indian business magnate spent his childhood days. He spent the early days of his life in a rented section of a bungalow, which was then called ‘Mangarolwalo Delo’. In 2002, the Ambanis purchased the place and have now renamed it as ‘Dhirubhaino Delo’.
Mrs. Kokilaben Ambani has founded the memorial as a reminder that the late founder emerged from a modest village background. The memorial will be a reminder of the efforts put in by the senior Ambani to realize his dreams and become nothing short of a legend. The memorial will be segregated in 3 sections: a pictorial gallery, the old family and an auditorium. The pictorial gallery will display the journey of his life through pictures. The old house has been restored to its original look and feel. The auditorium will be used for the screening of a short film on late Dhirubhai Ambani’s life.