Bengaluru: The former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil’s wedding will be on 17th April 2020. In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, this function will be a low-key affair in the presence of close family members.
Nikhil is engaged to Revathi, who is the grand-niece of former minister and Congress Legislator M Krishnappa.
Originally a grand wedding ceremony was planned near Janapada Loka in Ramanagara, which is the political turf of H D Kumaraswamy and the preparations were on for the same.
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy issued a statement stating that they have decided to complete marriage rituals in the presence of 15-20 family members at home instead of the grand ceremony in Ramanagara.
Speaking to reporters in Ramanagara, he said, when the time will come for any grand event, it will be decided then, but for now, they have decided to conduct the wedding in the house on April 17 as it is an auspicious day they don’t want to postpone it.
Initially, Nikhil’s wedding was planned in a 95-acre land near Ramanagara with a lavish set, with a lakhs of well-wishers and party workers in attendance, which will be followed by a great reception in Bengaluru.
In a couple of Kannada films, Nikhil has acted in the lead role.
The grandson of former Prime Minister (PM) H D Deve Gowda and JD(S) patriarch had contested in the 2019 Lok Sabha from the party bastion of Mandya and had lost to multilingual actress Sumalatha Ambreesh, who was an independent contestant with the support of the BJP, which was a bitterly contested poll.
Since there is no clarity whether the lockdown will end on 14th April or would it continue since the graph of the number of cases is increasing, Kumaraswamy said, there are reports even though most of the lockdown will be withdrawn from the districts barring 16 districts on which the lockdown will continue.
The former Karnataka CM also said that he is closely watching what steps the government will take time, but this is not the time for criticism but to advise the government to function efficiently.