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No differences between Mukesh, Anil now: Mother

business Updated: Dec 27, 2011 00:59 IST
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Industrialists Mukesh and Anil Ambani do not have any differences between them and the two brothers are together now, their mother Kokilaben said on Monday as the family prepared for a reunion at inauguration of a memorial of their father Dhirubhai Ambani.

"There are no differences or ill-feelings between Mukesh and Anil. Both the brothers will come to Chorwad with their families tomorrow," Kokilaben said in response to a question on the reported differences between both the two.

She was speaking to reporters in their home town of Dhirubhai Ambani Chorwad in Junagadh district, where both the brothers are expected to come for the opening of a memorial of their late industrialist father on his 80th birth anniversary on December 28.

"This is our family function and entire family will be present at the function," she said.

Kokilaben arrived this evening for the two-day function on December 27 and 28.

After the death of Dhirubhai Ambani in July 2002, both the brothers had made allegations against each other.

In 2006, a formal split took place, with Mukesh taking control of flagship Reliance Industries, with interests in petrochemicals, oil and gas exploration, refining and textiles, while the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group took control of the telecom, power, entertainment and financial services.

"It will perhaps be for the first time in the recent past that the Ambani brothers will be seen together in a family reunion, which is taking place at the temple of goddess Chorwadi," RIL Group President Piramal Nathwani said.

A day later, guru Rameshbhai Oza will formally inaugurate the memorial in the presence of Kokilaben, her two sons and daughters -- Dipti Salgaonkar and Neena Kothari, among others, he said.

The Dhirubhai Ambani Memorial is at the same place, where the industrialist spent his childhood.

A rented section of the bungalow, then called Mangarolwalo Delo was the place where he lived. Dhirubhai had purchased the bungalow in 2002, which has now been renamed as Dhirubhaino Delo.

In an attempt to keep her husband's memories alive, Kokilaben has founded the memorial.

The monument has three sections -- a pictorial gallery, the old residence of Dhirubhai and an auditorium.

The sepia gallery depicts Dhirubhai's journey through pictures; while his old dwelling is arranged the way it was and the auditorium is for screening a short film on his distinguished life.