Breaking: Mukesh and Nita Ambani become grandparents as Shloka and Akash welcome baby boy

India's richest man Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita have become grandparents after son Akash and daughter-in-law Shloka welcomed their first child - a baby boy.

"Shloka and Akash Ambani became proud parents of a baby boy today in Mumbai," a statement from the Ambani family spokesperson said.

Ambani, 63, and his wife Nita have three children - twins Akash and Isha, 29 years old, and Anant, 25. The Ambani family is said to have returned to Mumbai just before Diwali last month after spending considerable time abroad.

"Nita and Mukesh Ambani are delighted to become grandparents for the first time as they welcomed the great-grandson of Dhirubhai and Kokilaben Ambani," the statement said.

"The new arrival has brought immense joy to the Mehta and Ambani families." Both mother and son are doing well, it added.

Akash married diamantaire Russell Mehta's daughter Shloka in March 2019.

The marriage was preceded by days of celebrations, which began with a "dandiya" night. A three-day extravaganza at St. Moritz in Switzerland saw The Chainsmokers and Coldplay's Chris Martin perform to an audience full of Bollywood stars, as well as a carnival bash which was opened to the locals for two hours.

Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie Blair, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and a host of politicians and film personalities graced their grand wedding in Mumbai.

Bollywood celebrities Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Ayan Mukerji and Karan Johar, as well as Indian cricketers like Hardik Pandya and Rohit Sharma were in attendance.

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