The who’s who of erstwhile royal families from across the country converged at Kashmir House in Lutyen’s Delhi on Saturday to attend the wedding of the grandson of Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh.
Nirvan Singh, a scion of the erstwhile Patiala royal family, tied the nuptial knot with Mriganka Singh, granddaughter of senior Congress leader Karan Singh, a Rajya Sabha MP and scion of Jammu and Kashmir’s princely family.
Members of erstwhile royal families of Patiala, Jammu and Kashmir, Gwalior, the Bushair nobility of Himachal Pradesh and those from Jaisalmer and Kapurthala participated in the marriage functions and blessed the newlyweds. Many of the erstwhile royals are related to each other.
Nirvan is the son of Amarinder’s daughter Jayainder and Gurpal Singh, while Mriganka is daughter of Karan Singh’s son Vikramaditya Singh and Chitrangada (daughter of late Congress leader Madhavrao Scindia of former Gwalior royal family). Another grandson of Amarinder and his wife former Union Minister Preneet Kaur, is married to Aparajita, daughter of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, a scion of erstwhile Bushair kingdom in the state.
The marriage was solemnised with Sikh and Hindu rituals in the presence of their grandparents and other close family members and relatives. The country’s top political leaders are expected to attend the reception on Sunday which is also likely to be attended by former prime minister Manmohan Singh, and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul.