Dhirubhai Ambani always was a family man. Even the massive annual general body meetings he presided over were crowded with people who considered themselves members of the extended Reliance clan, all believers in the equity cult that he fostered. While he was alive, sons Mukesh and Anil were constantly by his side, united in whatever endeavour Reliance was engaged in—textiles, petrochemicals, telecommunications.
Click here to view a slideshow of snapshots from the Ambani album before the brothers drifted apart
As the undisputed inheritors of Dhirubhai’s legacy, Mukesh and Anil were to take Reliance to even greater heights. As is all too well-known, that unity didn’t last long. We present some snapshots from the Ambani album before the brothers drifted apart and turned on each other in such dramatic and public fashion.