RIL AGM: Mukesh Ambani seconds irked shareholder's view

At the AGM, one shareholder told another: 'stick to asking relevant questions'.

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The family theme played out strong at this year's RIL AGM.
The Reliance Industries Annual General Meeting is a family affair, not just for the promoter family but also the extended RIL shareholder family. At this AGM too, the family theme played out strong.

After chairman Mukesh Ambani delivered his approximate 90 minute-long speech, there was a brief interlude during which the curtains went down. When the curtains went up again, it was time for the shareholders to take the mic this time.

Along with the usual requests for bonus and dividends to be declared, the shareholders lauded the family. Nita Ambani (Mukesh Ambani’s wife) was praised for being her husband's and RIL’s lucky charm. Bouquets of flowers were presented to the Ambani heirs. Akash was referred to as “prince”, Isha as “princess”, and good wishes for their respective marital lives showered. Daughter-in-law Shloka (Akash’s wife) was also praised for being the harbinger of much good fortune to the family and business. Songs were sung in praise of all family members.


Then, some shareholders overshot the 3-minute per speaker time limit, and strayed from relevant questions. It was enough to irk another shareholder (wearing a blue shirt) in the audience. At this point, he stood up and raised the point that shareholders stick to asking relevant questions, and keep the personal aspects out. As the auditorium fell silent, the chairman echoed, ‘Yes, please stick to asking relevant questions.’

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The Ambani clan, led by Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, was present in full force at the company's 42nd Annual General Meeting held at Birla Matoshri in Mumbai. The oil-to-telecom conglomerate's AGMs have always been a family affair where India's richest man is accompanied by mother Kokilaben, wife Nita, and children Isha, Akash and Anant Ambani.

This year's meeting saw the addition of two new faces, with the Ambani daughter-in-law Shloka Mehta, and Anant's girlfriend Radhika Merchant also in attendance.

The oil, retail and data czar's speech, that lasted for nearly 90 minutes, included several announcements for the future of Reliance.

In Pic (clockwise from left): Mukesh and Nita Ambani, Akash and Isha, Shloka and Radhika, and Anant with Kokilaben Ambani.

The Ambani clan, led by Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, was present in full force at the company's 42nd Annual General Meeting held at Birla Matoshri in Mumbai. The oil-to-telecom congl..
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Among the major highlights from the AGM was the announcement of a partnership between RIL and Saudi Aramco.

Ambani also announced Reliance New Commerce, a venture that aims to connect the country's kirana stores with Reliance's high-speed digital platform, tapping into the millions of consumers who are likely to order supplies and provisions through the platform.


In Pic: Mukesh Ambani (left frame) and Nita (right frame) with mum Kokilaben as they arrive for the AGM.

Among the major highlights from the AGM was the announcement of a partnership between RIL and Saudi Aramco.Ambani also announced Reliance New Commerce, a venture that aims to connect the country's ki..
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Mukesh Ambani has often credited twins Isha and Akash for the idea of Jio. At the AGM, the siblings - who are referred to as 'prince' and 'princess' by the shareholders, took to the stage along with Reliance Industries President Kiran Thomas (right).

Several exciting announcements were made in regard to the RIL stallion, Jio, that turns three on September 5. The network will launch fibre services on its birthday - with plans being priced between Rs 700 to Rs 10,000 per month. The company also plans to make voice calls free from homes to any network.

But that's not the last of the perks of being a Jio Fribre customer.

Come 2020, premium Jio Fibre users will also be able to watch movies at home on the first day of its release. Announcing the move, Mukesh Ambani said the 'Jio First Day First Show' service wil be launched by the middle of the financial year 2020.

Jio's Forever Plans, that promises subscribers an HD or 4K LED television for free, along with a 4K set-top box, was also announced.

Mukesh Ambani has often credited twins Isha and Akash for the idea of Jio. At the AGM, the siblings - who are referred to as 'prince' and 'princess' by the shareholders, took to the stage along with ..
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Mukesh Ambani posed for shutterbugs, flanked by the women in his life, mother Kokilaben and wife Nita.

While Nita Ambani opted for a pastel pink suit paired with strings of pearls and diamond earring, the Reliance matriarch - who has been a regular face at the AGMS over the years - was dressed in a floral saree, complemented by a pendant featuring Lord Shrinathji in a chain of pearls.

Mukesh Ambani posed for shutterbugs, flanked by the women in his life, mother Kokilaben and wife Nita.While Nita Ambani opted for a pastel pink suit paired with strings of pearls and diamond earring,..
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Isha Ambani-Piramal, whose lavish December wedding (think Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton in Udaipur, and weeks of celebrations) created waves not just in the country, but also made headlines globally, stuck to tradition as she joined her family at the AGM.

The heiress, who was spotted sans husband Anand Piramal, was twinning with grandmother Kokilaben in an ivory kurta and plazzo set with floral motifs.

Isha Ambani-Piramal, whose lavish December wedding (think Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton in Udaipur, and weeks of celebrations) created waves not just in the country, but also made headlines globally, stuc..
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Akash Ambani arrived hand-in-hand with wife Shloka Mehta who made her debut at Annual General Meeting.

Following in Isha and Kokilaben Ambani's footsteps, Shloka, too, opted for a floral outfit, albeit in shades of a blueish-grey and pink for the event.

The couple tied the knot in March, after a year of celebrations that began after Akash proposed to her in Goa. The Ambani daughter-in-law turned 29-years-old last month, and the family created a special video with messages from each one of them for her.

Akash Ambani arrived hand-in-hand with wife Shloka Mehta who made her debut at Annual General Meeting. Following in Isha and Kokilaben Ambani's footsteps, Shloka, too, opted for a floral outfit, albe..
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Another new face at this year's AGM was Anant Ambani's girlfriend Radhika Merchant. While there has been official announcement on the couple's relationship yet, Merchant is often spotted at family events. She, too opted for florals in her wardrobe for her RIL AGM debut, arriving in a blue kurta with intricate white flowers embroidered over it.

From flying to Jodhpur with the clan for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas's nuptials and performing in the family dance at Isha's Udaipur celebrations, to being seeing around town with Nita and Shloka Ambani, and featuring in Shloka's birthday video, Merchant seems to already be part of the family.

Another new face at this year's AGM was Anant Ambani's girlfriend Radhika Merchant. While there has been official announcement on the couple's relationship yet, Merchant is often spotted at family ev..
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