Feb 152018

Singer-composer Ankit Tiwari is all set to marry fiance Pallavi Shukla, a match made by his grandmother

Ankit Tiwari
Ankit Tiwari all set to marry Pallavi Shukla on February 23

Singer-composerAnkit Tiwariis all set to marry fiance Pallavi Shukla, a match made by his grandmother. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, it was Ankit’s paternal grandmother who first met Pallavi while travelling from Kanpur to Delhi. Pallavi was in the same compartment as Ankit’s grandmother. The two started chatting and hit it off instantly. Dadi knew she’d found the perfect match for her musician grandson, who according to his mother Suman Tiwari, had “no time for love” and often misses family gatherings because of work commitments.

The couple will get engaged on February 20 followed by a traditional haldi, sangeet and mehendi ceremony. Later, they will get married in a typical North Indian style in Kanpur on February 23. The duo will host a reception on February 26. The families will also host a reception in Mumbai once Ankit returns from his Delhi, Chandigarh and Kolkata tours by the month-end.

“Usually weddings in our family last 10-12 days, but Ankit doesn’t have the time. His shows are booked months in advance and we worked around his dates,” Ankit’s older brother Ankur, who also manages his work, says, adding that his conservative in-laws don’t wish to share a pic of the bride-to-be before the pheras.

The couple will dance to the tunes of Ankit’s award-winning Aashiqui 2 track ‘Sunn Raha Hai Na Tu’ as well as his other chartbusters, ‘Galliyan’ and ‘O Yara’. The groom describes his first meeting with Pallavi in Mumbai as a “private and personal affair”. “Once dadi announced that Pallavi would be the family’s daughter-in-law, everyone agreed. I’m happy that the family is happy and a little nervous too. She is a very sweet and simple girl. During our first meeting there were 10 others seated between us,” Ankit laughs.

Pallavi hails from Bangalore and is a mechanical engineer by profession. “I’ve introduced her and her family to my work and life in Mumbai where she will live after marriage,” Ankit told the publication.

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