It was a night of revelry and much fun as Bengaluru’s beautiful people came out in full attendance for the Ducati Ritz Bengaluru’s Young, Successful and Empowered bash at the city’s most opulent luxury property – The Leela Palace. Post a spate of bundhs and much tension in the city over the controversial Cauvery water row, people were happy to step out and enjoy an evening of good food, fine spirits and the company of some of Bengaluru’s hottest and most happening men.
A gleaming red Ducati bike grabbed the audience’s attention from centre stage while brands such as Zimson, Lee and Qua Nutrition – all associate sponsors for the evening’s event – impressed the audience with their superb display and presentations. Hospitality partner The Leela Palace served a delectable array of finger foods, while beverage partners SDU Winery SAB Miller and Cutty Sark kept the bar well stocked with their premium spirits.
In true Ritz style the personality for the magazine’s September 2016 cover, Sanjiv Shanmugam – one of the city’s most stylish businessmen – stunned the audience as a brilliantly made video film on his experience working with Ritz was showcased at the event. The Consul General of Israel, Her Highness, Ms Yael Hashavit, was invited on stage by Aruna R Krishnan, editor and publisher of RITZ Magazine. Mr Rishad Premji, the young scion of the Wipro empire and Sanjiv’s best friend was also invited on stage to unveil the cover. Both spoke highly of Sanjiv and said they deeply valued their association with him as a “deep and close friendship.”
Six young and successful achievers were also recognised by Ritz. From being sharp traders, to exporters, progressive jewellers and even a restaurateurs they were all presented with a plaque for outstanding achievement in their field of work.
Recipients of the recognition included Nikhil Kamat of Zerodha. Advith and Abhijit Shetty Co-Founders of Seven Bean Coffee Company, restaurateur Gurpreet Singh and Shreyas and Chaitanya of C Krishnaiah Chetty Jewellers.
Other well know guests who attended the event were Shaambhavi Hingorani, Kulsum Shadab Wahab, Ranjit and Keerthana Sundermurthy, Arjun Pratap and his wife Roopa, Arathi and Suresh Sood, Manoviraj Khosla and several others.
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