The video of the ceremony went viral on social media. While Hindu priests presided over the wedding, Sitharaman witnessed the ceremony from behind her daughter. The function was presided over by the priests of Udupi Atamaru Mutt.
Parakala Vangamai is a feature writer at Mint Launch. Previously worked in The Hindu Daily. The groom from Gujarat is a key aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Parakala was also present in the visitors’ gallery during the 2023 budget presentation in Parliament.
Prateek Doshi is an officer on special duty in the Prime Minister’s Office. Research and strategy plays a key role in the department. A graduate of the Singapore School of Management, Doshi served as a research assistant in the Gujarat Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) during Narendra Modi’s tenure as Chief Minister. After shifting to Delhi when Narendra Modi became Prime Minister in 2014, he was promoted to Joint Secretary in June 2019. It is also noteworthy that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is married to Parakala Prabhakar, who served as Communications Advisor to former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.