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Ambani, Hinduja, Adani lead India Inc at Modi swearing-in

Last updated on: May 26, 2014 19:50 IST

Image: Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and his wife Neeta were present for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Photographs: Reuters

Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita and two sons were among the galaxy of industry leaders on Monday who attended the star-studded swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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Ambani, Hinduja, Adani lead India Inc at Modi swearing-in

Image: Anil Ambani and family, were in attendance for Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.
Photographs: Manav Manglani/Reuters

The who's who of corporate India rubbed shoulders with political big-wigs and diplomats on the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, which hosted its biggest-ever ceremony with close to 4,500 people attending Modi's inauguration.            

Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita and two sons.

Anil and family, and their mother Kokilaben Ambani were in attendance, as were Adani Group head Gautam Adani and his wife.

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Ambani, Hinduja, Adani lead India Inc at Modi swearing-in

Image: Essar head Shashi Ruia was present on the occasion.
Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters

Hinduja Group of Companies (India) Chairman Ashok Hinduja as well as Essar head Shashi Ruia and its CEO Prashant Ruia were present.

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Ambani, Hinduja, Adani lead India Inc at Modi swearing-in

Image: Sunil Mittal was also present for the ceremony.
Photographs: B Mathur/Reuters

The Mittal brothers - Sunil, Rajan and Rakesh, DLF vice chairman Rajiv Singh, Hero MotoCorp Managing Director and CEO Pawan Munjal, Suzlon Group Chairman Tulsi Tanti and Videocon Group's Rajkumar Dhoot were also present.

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Ambani, Hinduja, Adani lead India Inc at Modi swearing-in

Image: Former Trade Minister Anand Sharma shakes hands with Ahmed Ali-al-Sayegh, a board member of Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways, as Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal (L-R) looks on.
Photographs: Mansi thapliyal/Reuters

From the aviation sector, Jet Airways founder Chairman Naresh Goyal was also present for the ceremony.

CEO of new entrant AirAsia India Mittu Chandilya were present.

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Ambani, Hinduja, Adani lead India Inc at Modi swearing-in

Image: Yes Bank head Rana Kapoor was also present for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.
Photographs: Reuters

From the financial sector, Yes Bank head Rana Kapoor, who is also president of industry chamber Assocham, attended.         

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Ambani, Hinduja, Adani lead India Inc at Modi swearing-in

Image: Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata and his successor Cyrus Misty cold not make it to Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.
Photographs: Reuters

Among the major names missing from the ceremony were Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata and his successor at the salt-to-software conglomerate Cyrus Mistry, who were invited but couldn't attend as they were travelling abroad.

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Ambani, Hinduja, Adani lead India Inc at Modi swearing-in

Image: &M Mahindra & Mahindra chairman Anand Mahindra was also present on the occasion.
Photographs: WEF/Wikimedia Commons

M&M Chairman Anand Mahindra was also present on the occasion. 

UB Group chief Vijay Mallya was also out of the country and couldn't make it.           

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Ambani, Hinduja, Adani lead India Inc at Modi swearing-in

Image: Adani Group head Gautam Adani and his wife also graced the occasion.
Photographs: Reuters

Adani Group head Gautam Adani and his wife also graced the occasion.

HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh was unable to attend because of a prior engagement in Mumbai.

Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla too had been invited for the event.  

Ficci President Sidharth Birla, PHD Chamber President Sharad Jaipuria and IFFCO Managing Director U S Awasthi were among the industry leaders who attended the function. 

Representation from the IT sector at the inauguration was led by Nasscom president R Chandrashekhar. 

 

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