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Naan Bombs & Dhoklas, Kashk-E-Bademjan & Baghali Polow At Carlton House, As Hindujas Light Up London For Diwali

Lighting Up London
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Lighting Up London

One of the most looked-forward to events on billionaire calendar, the Hindujas’ Diwali bash at their opulent London home was once again an affair to remember.

The power-packed event is an annual tradition, when the billionaire brothers throw open the doors of their mansion, celebrating the festival of lights with the UK elite.

Mukesh and Nita Ambani, Boris Johnson - the-then UK Foreign Secretary of the UK, have been among guests at the earlier editions of their Diwali bash.

This year, too, saw some of the biggest names in business celebrate with the Hinduja family, last week.


In Pic (clockwise from left): Ashok Hinduja, Lakshmi Mittal, Gopichand Hinduja, Ruchi Ghanshyam

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Deck The Hallways
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Deck The Hallways

One of the richest families in the UK, the Hindujas are known to go all out when it comes to decking up their lavish home for the annual celebration.

Situated near Buckingham Palace in the heart of London's Westminster neighbourhood, their Carlton House Terrace mansion enjoys an envious setting, overlooking the St James Park.

Lit up for the occasion, the facade of the mansion featured a giant ‘Happy Diwali’ light display, along with laser projections of fireworks.

And as is tradition, guests were served a spread of vegetarian dishes. There were naan bombs, matar kachoris, dhokla and hara bhara kebabs as hors d’œuvres, followed by Persian mains like kashk-e-bademjan and baghali polow.

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The Tycoons Exchange Words Of Wisdom
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The Tycoons Exchange Words Of Wisdom

Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, among the guests at the do, was spotted in conversation with host Ashok Hinduja. The ArcelorMittal CEO’s elegant sartorial choice included a classic black suit with a trendy check shirt.

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A Performance To Remember
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A Performance To Remember

Giving a traditional vibe to affair, devotional singer Anup Jalota kept guests enthralled with his soulful renditions of classic songs.

The 66-year-old, also known as ‘Bhajan Samraat’, opted for a gold kurta and dhoti for the party.

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Meet The Hosts
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Meet The Hosts

The Hindujas’ played the ever-so gracious hosts, spending time with all their guests. Brothers Prakash and Ashok Hinduja both opted for bandhgalas for occasion. While Prakash Hinduja opted for a shade of grey, brother Ashok chose the classic black.

Ashok Hinduja also posed for shutterbugs with wife Harsha, who kept it traditional in a purple salwar-kameez with magenta threadwork.

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A Starry Affair
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A Starry Affair

Among guests at the party were industrialist and Chairman of Vedanta Resources, Anil Agarwal, and diamantaire and Sim Diam boss Roshan Sethia. While the Vedanta boss was clad in a blue bandhgala paired with a scarf in the same hue, Sethia opted for an all-ivory ensemble.

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Keeping It Traditional
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Keeping It Traditional

One of the billionaire brothers, Gopichand Hinduja was seen posing with the High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom, Ruchi Ghanshyam, who was also among the power-packed guest-list.

Ghanshyam was all smiles in a turquoise blue saree that she accessorised with a neck piece in the same colour.

Meanwhile, the India-born British billionaire gave his brother company in opting for a classic bandhgala.

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