Saturday, June 5, 2010
Anil halts at Mukesh’s Tirupati guest house
The acrimony between the two Ambani brothers appears to have reduced further.
Anil Ambani rested in the guest house owned by elder brother Mukesh's Reliance Industries at Tirumala on his way to the Lord Venkateswara temple, a sign of the growing warmth in relations between the Ambani brothers.
Anil, who trekked his way up the 10-km distance from Tirupati, spent some time at the Sri Krishna Guest House of RIL before heading to the temple for performing rituals.
It was learnt that Reliance Industries Ltd, run by Mukesh Ambani, had booked the accommodation.
This contrasts with the situation four years ago when there was unpleasantness over a car of the Anil group being parked in the space that belonged to the Mukesh conglomerate.
This is Anil’s first visit to Tirumala after the two brothers signed a pact that ended all non-compete agreements between the two groups.
Temple sources said this is the first time that Ambani junior stayed at the Sri Krishna Guest House after the two brothers split in 2004.
Anil is a frequent visitor to the temple and earlier stayed either at the Padmavathi Guest House (built by the RPG group) or other corporate guesthouses in the temple vicinity, said an official of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam.
Anil, accompanied by his wife, Tina, reached the temple town on Saturday night, and visited the place of worship early on Sunday morning. Later, they left for Mumbai.