NEW DELHI, Mar 4:
The who’s who of royalty showered their blessings on Nirvan Singh, grandson of Captain Amarinder Singh and Maharani Preneet Kaur, as he tied the royal nuptial knot with Mriganka Singh, grand daughter of MP and member of the Jammu and Kashmir princely family Dr Karan Singh, in the majestic backdrop of Lutyen’s Delhi today.
The young couple were joined in matrimony through the Sikh Anand Karaj rituals in the morning, followed by the Kashmiri Hindu pheras in the evening, in the presence of their grandparents and other close family members and relatives.
Nirvan’s parents Sardar Gurpal Singh and Jayainder Kaur (daughter of Captain Singh) welcomed Mriganka (daughter of Vikramaditya Singh and Chitrangada Singh) into the Patiala royal family. While Vikramaditya, member of Jammu Kashmir Legislative Council, is the son of Dr Karan Singh, Chitrangda is the daughter of former Union Minister late Madhav Rao Scindia, a scion of the erstwhile Gwalior State.
Apart from the erstwhile royal families of Gwalior, Patiala and Jammu & Kashmir, the Bushair nobility, led by the family of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, whose daughter Aparajita is married to Nirvan’’s elder brother Angad, was also present to bless the newly-weds.
The royal families from Jaisalmer and Kapurthala also participated in the marriage.
The country’s top political leaders are expected to attend the reception tomorrow which is also likely to be attended by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul. (UNI)