Former PM HD Deve Gowda’s grandson Nikhil ties the knot amid COVID-19 lockdown

Due to coronavirus pandemic, many weddings and other important functions that involve mass gatherings have been canceled across the world. India too has been observing lockdown for almost a month now. 

 But that didnt seem to deter former PM HD Deve Gowda's family from organising the wedding pon Friday. The former PM's grandson actor-politician Nikhil married Revathi on Friday smack in the middle of the COVID-19 lockdown.

 Luxurious wedding

The luxurious wedding took place outside Bengaluru at a farmhouse in Ramanagara approx 50 km away from the city. The families have insisted that it was not a lavish affair and that only immediate family was present for the ceremony.


Low-key affair

The wedding was reportedly a low-key affair with effective measures taken to mitigate the risk of infection among its fewer-than-100 guests.


Engagement ceremony

The wedding was planned much before COVID-19 effected the country, as Nikhil got engaged to Revathi, the grand niece of Congess leader  M Krishnappa on February 10.


Precautionary measures

According to reports, at  the wedding there was a team of doctors who were checking every single guest. Sanitisers, special decontamination booths and masks were also used at the wedding.


Close-door wedding

The state government had also said that it will keep a close watch on the ceremony that was videographed.

In Karnataka, closed-door weddings have been allowed as long as the gatherings have less than 75-100 people. This rule was mentioned by the chief minister on March 22 


Venue shifted twice

Due to virus outbreak, the wedding venue was shifted twice. At first, the bride’s house in Bengaluru was confirmed as the venue, but after extension of the lockdown and the city was declared a red zone, the venue was shifted to the Gowda farmhouse in Ramanagara.


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