Bengaluru: Gali Janardhan Reddy, former Karnataka minister in the BS Yeddyurappa government, has done something quite unique for his daughter’s wedding.
According to reports, the mining baron has prepared a special wedding invitation for the guests for his daughter Bramhani’s wedding.
The invitation comes in a box, which when opened reveals an LCD screen. A text announces “Bramhani Weds Rajeev Reddy”, and the screen begins to play a video. Reddy, his wife and son sing ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ (The guest is like God).
The bride and groom are then introduced, eyeing each other coyly. The bride swings her lehenga and runs in slow motion. The groom is introduced with white stallions in the background.
The video ends with a close up of the family (still singing) and the date and venue of the wedding.
Gali Janardhan Reddy, who was once one of the most powerful men in Karnataka, spent three years behind bars in connection with illegal mining. He was released last year on bail.
He and his older brother G Karunakara Reddy were ministers in the BJP government headed by BS Yeddyurappa till July 2011. Reddy was later arrested by the CBI.