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One topic has dominated St. Moritz for days - the upcoming pre-wedding celebration for groom Akash Ambani and his bride Slotha Metha. The private party will take place from February 24 to 26.

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Much of the celebration takes place in the Palace Hotel and in its garden. What is particularly striking, however, is a hall, similar to a greenhouse, in which an ice field has been built. A big fair and a drone show are also planned. Around 500 people are busy setting up and running the party.

The groom's father is considered the richest man in India. Assessments by SRF South Asia correspondent Thomas Gutersohn.

Thomas Gutersohn

India and South Asia Correspondent, SRF

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Thomas Gutersohn has lived in Mumbai, India since 2016 and reports for SRF from India and South Asia. Gutersohn studied international relations in Geneva.

SRF News: Who is this very rich Indian family?

Thomas Gutersohn: This is not just any very rich family, but the richest family in India. The family lives in Mumbai, the economic capital of India. Mukesh Ambani, father of groom Akash, is estimated to be worth around $ 48 billion. The family is known to live in abundance. You own the most expensive single-family home in the world, it is said to have cost about $ 2 billion.

So there is a lot of money available, how did the family get this wealth?

The money comes mainly from a trading company that the groom's grandfather had built up. In the 2000s, the company grew into a huge conglomerate. It deals in oil, gas and textiles. Entire media companies are part of it and, more recently, a telecommunications company.

What is the family's reputation like in their homeland in India?

It's not very good. Many people are suspicious of this abundance. If I pass the Ambani house in a taxi, a conversation with the driver quickly develops. It is then always known what is there in the house. We are talking about several swimming pools, a park, even a zoo. Sometimes the imagination runs out of steam. Some also think the family is corrupt. Indeed, there are currently allegations in the room that the family has forced their way into a procurement deal for army aircraft in France. This is pretty much booming in India right now.

The interview was conducted by Silvio Liechti.

SRF1, Graubünden regional journal, 5:30 p.m.; read

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  • Comment from Norbert Schnidrig (3646)
    I like this family. They spend your money, in contrast to the late Ikea founder and other pisser. But you can't please everyone. In addition, over 500 people earn their living here. Or is that not right? Everything positive has something negative. Is the glass half full or half empty??
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    1. answer from Jürg Roos (Jueri)
      In the countries where the Ikea founders live, nobody dies of hunger. But millions in India. Many live on the streets and are destitute.
      To show off so much with the money is not understandable for me.
      But that's how I got to know India forty years ago. Unfortunately nothing has changed since then.
      I find such demonstrations of wealth next to it.
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    2. answer from Tom Müller (freaquency)
      Somehow I don't quite understand their logic. Do you like the family because they spend their money? Better to ask yourself how the family got their money and then ask yourself whether you like the family!
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    3. answer from Felice Limacher (Felimas)
      As is well known, everything can be glossed over, Mr. Schnidrig, and packaged in word acrobatics. Today it is the case that most people do not want to look at all and / or let themselves be dazzled by the glamor. So much for the half-full or half-empty glass ...
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  • Comment from Samuel Müller (Samuel Müller)
    ... and we send development aid! The chickens are laughing!
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    1. answer from Anna Jakob (Anjak15)
      The development aid is not sent to this family. But it is very sad that the family does not feel obliged to the country but at the same time spends so much money on showing off
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  • Comment from Pia Müller (PiMu)
    It's great when such rich people in Switzerland spend their money.
    Does our name as a beautiful country and tourism benefit too.
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