Anant Ambani donates Rs 2.5 crore to Kamakhya temple in Guwahati

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Mumbai: Anant Ambani, the youngest son of Reliance tycoon Mukesh Ambani, has donated Rs 2,51,00,000 each to the Kamakhya temple in Assam and the Jagannath temple in Odisha. 

The soon-to-be wedded Anant, who is the director of Reliance Ventures Limited, visited the Kamakhya Temple on Tuesday, on the occasion of Ashtami of the Chaitra Navratri festival. 

Kamakhya, located atop the Nilachal Hills in Guwahati, is one of the country’s highest Shakti Peethas and Assam's best-known historical landmark. The Ambani scion did the ‘parikrama’ of the temple and released pigeons on the premises. He also paid obeisance at the Maa Bagalamukhi Temple located on the same hill.

In 2020, Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) had donated 19 kilograms of gold for plating the dome atop the temple's main shrine. 

Anant was recently in the news for his lavish pre-wedding celebration that saw celebrities, world leaders, and billionaires flying down to Jamnagar in Gujarat. ‘SOS’ hitmaker Rihanna performed at the event for around $8-$9 million (Rs 66 to 74 crore). Anant is set to wed his long-term fiancé Radhika Merchant on July 12 in what is expected to be another star-studded event.

Earlier this year, Anant announced the launch of his ambitious wildlife preservation project, titled 'Vantara,' one of the world's largest zoos. The programme will focus on the rescue, treatment, care, and rehabilitation of injured, abused, and threatened animals, both in India and abroad.

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