The Union Health Minister and Congress Party veteran, Ghulam Nabi Azad’s son – Saddam Nabi Azad is all set to tie the nuptial knot with Savitri Singh, the grand daughter of DLF head-honcho, K. P. Singh. Saddam and Savitri met and fell in love when they were abroad studying. Though the families not keen initially, got the couple engaged.
Saddam Nabi Azad and Savitri Singh got engaged on the September 11, 2012 in a very low-key affair. Why??? Well by then the DLF-Robert Vadra nexus had hit the roof and either families didn’t want more trouble coming their way. Savitri Singh, daughter of Rajiv Singh currently handles the nightclub Anidra at The Aman Hotel. Not much is known about what Saddam Nabi Azad does.
Sources say that post marriage Savitri and Saddam will move into the posh Lutyen’s Delhi bungalow that Savitri’s dad, Rajiv Singh bought from Samir Thapar at an astronomical sum of Rupees 300 Crores. Read more about it here: http://wp.me/p1C8a1-xs
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Robert Vadra & The Innocence Of Journalists
Fashionscandal.com posted on 6th of July 2011 that DLF is planning to sell off Aman Resorts, which they acquired in 2007 for $400 Million. The sale offer did not include the Aman Hotel in New Delhi. Here is the link to the previous post: http://wp.me/p1C8a1-yM
DLF, which is going through a financial crunch is also looking to divest its stake in the Hilton Group. Some feel that these divestments are aimed at distancing DLF from Robert Vadra owned Sky Light Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. DLF Hotel Holdings entered into partnership with Sky Light Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. but after that the group has been facing political heat from the Opposition parties.
Goldman Sachs has been appointed to oversee the sale of Aman Resorts and according to reports the talks are in advanced stages with Khazanah, the Malaysian Government’s Investment Holding arm. The deal is reportedly valued at US$350 Million.
Real Estate giant – DLF is in a selling spree. DLF purchased the AMAN RESORTS in 2007 by paying over US$ 400 million has confirmed its decision to sell the hotel chain, with the exception of the Aman Hotel in New Delhi. The company is also seeking to sell its real estate joint venture with the Hilton Group, and also number of plots that had been acquired for building hotels but not used subsequently.
So is DLF going through a cash-crunch or it’s feeling the heat for associating with Son-in-Law of the India’s First Family, Robert Vadra? Fashionscandal had posted earlier about DLF Hotel Holdings entering into a partnership with Sky Light Hospitality Pvt. Ltd., a company fully owned by Robert Vadra and his mother, Maureen Vadra. In 2008, Vadra acquired tracts of land in Haryana and Rajasthan, a 50% stake in a leading business hotel, Hilton Garden Inn in DLF Place Mall in Saket, Delhi. Several of Vadra’s companies have received loans, some unsecured, from DLF group companies, including the flagship DLF Ltd.
You can read the earlier posting here:
In Delhi the rich brats have this weird desire to hire Private Bodyguards and mind you, these guys are least likely to need one. It is a kind of ‘status symbol’ for nouveau riche and the the wannabe kinds. The worst part is, these wannabes love to flaunt these safari-suit clad, walkie-talkie carrying security guys and take them along every where and even insist that they be allowed inside a nightclub or a bar. On the contrary I have seen Rahul Gandhi making it a point that non of his SPG personnel walk-in with him at a club or a restaurant even when he has a genuine security threat. This is what is called ‘class’.
The newest wannabe flaunting bodyguards is none other than Arjun Prasad, better known as stylist Pernia Qureshi’s husband and Moin Qureshi’s ‘Ghar Jamai‘. I spotted him (minus Pernia) at Aqueel’s club – Hype with couple of safari-suit clad bodyguards hovering around him wherever he loitered. It was at Hype where Arjun Prasad misbehaved with Robert Vadra blabbering, “I want this guy off my table”, pointing out at Rob. But sadly it was Pernia and Arjun who were not only taken off the table but were ousted from the club.
So dear Arjun, who are you scared of? What prompted the need of Bodyguards? Or is it the case of creating an impression that you are somebody important? Come on dude, these tactics don’t work no more!