The grandson of former PM HD Deve Gowda, Nikhil Kumarswamy tied knots with Revathi, who is grandniece of former Congress Minister for Housing M Krishnappa. This wedding took place at a farmhouse located on the outskirts of Bengaluru, amidst national lockdown. This marriage was a private affair with few VVIPs and close relavtives due to corona virus outbreak. The media and press were however not allowed to come to the venue. The media was said to stop about 15km away from the venue.
All the mass gatherings, weddings and functions were banned by the government due to covid-19 spread, amidst lockdown. Their engagement was a very grand celebration and they announced for even bigger party on the wedding. On asking earlier about the wedding, Nikhil’s dad said that all the official permissions had already been taken from the Karnataka government. The BS Yediyurappa government also confirmed that they have given the permission and they are also keeping an eye on them and the wedding is being videographed. The Karnataka government have also warned them if the social distancing norms are not followed strict actions will be taken against them.
The groom was seen in an ivory kurta and the bride was looking amazingly beautiful in a gold silk saree. The muhurat of the wedding was between 9:20 am to 9:50 am. The wedding took place according to the Hindu rituals. This ceremony took place with around 75 people. However none of the guests were seen using masks or even following the norms of social distancing. HDK also said that they have consulted many doctors before this marriage. Earlier the ceremony was supposed to take place in an open ground but due to the extension of lockdown they switched to a farmhouse. In Karnataka, closed-door weddings have been allowed as long as the gatherings have less than 75-100 people. This rule was mentioned by the chief minister on March 22 and many commoners have since held their weddings in homes over the past 21 days.
HDK blessed the newlywed couple Nikhil and Revathi by putting up a video of ceremony on his tweeter handle. He also apologized to his supports and other members of party and many friends and relatives for not being invited for the wedding due to lockdown but he asked his supports to shower some blessings on his son and daughter in law from their home itself without breaking any norms of social distancing.
“This worldwide pandemic has hurt all of us. But this auspicious time was fixed earlier. We will hold a grand reception after finding a suitable date… once we tide over this Covid-19 crisis,” Kumaraswamy told the media from Ramanagara Thursday.