Reliance rubbishes media report, says Mukesh Ambani, his family have no plans to leave India


Guwahati: After several reports claimed Reliance Industries Limited chairman Mukesh Ambani and his family are likely to move to London, following their acquisition of Stoke Park estate there, the Reliance group on Friday issued a statement rejecting the “baseless” reports.

“A recent report in a newspaper has led to unwarranted and baseless speculation in social media regarding the Ambani family’s plans to partly reside in Stoke Park, London,” the statement said.

The company said it would like to clarify that Mr Ambani and his family have “no plans whatsoever to relocate or reside in London or anywhere else in the world.”

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, lives with his family in a 400,000 square feet Altamount road residence, Antilia, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Recent reports had said that the Ambani family is expected to make the 300-acre country club in Buckinghamshire, Stoke Park, their primary residence.

However, the Reliance group said that its Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited, “which acquired Stoke Park estate recently, would like to clarify that its acquisition of the heritage property is aimed at enhancing this as a premier golfing and sporting resort, while fully complying with the planning guidelines and local regulations.”

“This acquisition will add to the fast-growing consumer business of the group. Simultaneously, it will also expand the footprint of India’s famed hospitality industry globally,” the statement said.