Dr. Lakshmi Venu, daughter of prominent industrialists Venu Srinivasan, Chairman – TVS Motor Company, and Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman – TAFE, tied the knot with Entrepreneur Mahesh Gogineni from Bengaluru. The very private celebration was held at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur on Thursday 8 March, 2018.
The three-day celebration was attended by close friends and family only who included the who’s who of business and corporate India from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru.
To respect the couple’s privacy, all guests were requested not to share photos or post any details on social media. Like with most high profile families seeking a very private celebration, all the wedding makers and key vendors were bound by an NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement) and the venues in Jodhpur (Umaid Bhawan and Mehrangarh Fort) were off-limits for the local media. Of all the high profile industrialist family weddings held in the last few years, Dr Lakshmi Venu and Mahesh Gogineni’s wedding would qualify as the most private one.
Mahesh Gogineni is the great grandson of illustrious parliamentarian, President of the Swatantra Party, and Padma Vibhushan awardee, N G Ranga; and the son of Suguna and Dr. Kamalendra Gogineni. A graduate of BITS Pilani and London School of Economics, and an MBA from Stanford, Mahesh Gogineni bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, returned to India. A tech entrepreneur, he made a successful exit from his first startup, and is currently pursuing his second startup Gifskey.
Dr. Lakshmi Venu is the Managing Director of Sundaram Clayton Limited (SCL) and Director of TAFE Motors and Tractors Limited (TMTL). She holds a Doctorate from the University of Warwick and is a graduate in Economics from Yale University. She spearheads Sundaram Clayton which has global auto majors including Cummins, Volvo, Hyundai, Daimler and Paccar as its customers. She is credited with SCL’s foray into the USA with the setting up of a Greenfield factory in Charleston, South Carolina, USA to manufacture high pressure die-cast and gravity cast parts.
According to sources, the wedding was held as per Andhra and Tamil traditions (the groom is from Andhra Pradesh and bride is from Tamil Nadu). All the guests were hosted in the luxurious 64 suites of Umaid Bhawan.
The Wedding Makers
Wedding Designers: Sumant Jayakrishnan and Tarun Tahiliani
Event Management (After Party): E-Factor Event Management
Entertainment (After Party): DJ Khushi Soni
Makeup Artist: Anu Kaushik (Delhi NCR)
Photography and Videography: Ramit Batra (Delhi NCR)