The Guptas did it again – and it cost even more

2019-06-25 15:30
Ajay Gupta. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

Ajay Gupta. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

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Who can forget that time the Guptas flew a private plane into Waterkloof military base, for the first time really bringing the South African public’s attention to what would later be called Guptagate.

Last week, Gupta brothers Ajay and Atul hosted a swanky double wedding for their two sons.

The wedding, which came with an estimated R415-million price tag, was held in Auli, a luxury ski resort in India’s Himalayas.

But it seems they got their money’s worth, as the wedding celebrations lasted for five days, The Economic Times reports.

On Thursday 20 June Ajay’s son Suryakant married Kritika, the daughter of diamond magnate Suresh Signal.

Atul’s son Shashank married Shivangi, the daughter of Dubai property developer Vishal Jalan, on Saturday 22 June.

Guests included the who’s who of Indian society, including politicians, singers, models, actors and TV presenters. The guests were transported by helicopters to the resort, which is high in the mountains, while the flowers were reportedly specially imported from Switzerland.

Yogi Ramdev was flown in for the five days and guests could join in his yoga classes.

But the proceedings, which were held in an ecologically sensitive meadow in the mountains, raised concern from ecological activists, the Indian Express reports. According to the locals, a lot of plastic – bags, bottles and so forth – was left behind in the meadow, The Economic Times writes.

The Gupta wedding in 2013 which drew South Africans’ attention was a lavish affair held in luxury resort Sun City in North West. The Guptas allegedly still owe the resort a lot of money for those celebrations, also a double wedding, Times Live reported in February this year.

Sources: The Indian Express, The Economic Times, Times Live

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