When doctors told Nita Ambani she would never get pregnant, emotional story of Ambani family

Nita Mukesh Ambani is the most humble and simplest person one would come across. The powerful woman is the chairperson and founder of the Reliance Foundation, Dhirubhai Ambani International School. She is also a non-executive director of Reliance Industries.

Before getting hitched to Mukesh Ambani, Nita Ambani aspired to become a teacher. After marriage, she took the responsibilities of her family. With a family fortune valued more than US$80 billion (August 2020), the Ambani family is among the richest in the world.

Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani’s wife is also an art collector and owner of the most-successful Indian Premier League cricket team Mumbai Indians.

In the year 2016, Nita was featured as ‘the fifty high and mighty Indians’ list by India Today. She was also starred as ‘the most influential women business leaders in Asia’ list by Forbes.

Like most women in the world, Nita Ambani, too, always dreamt of becoming a mother. As a young girl, she would write essays in school on the things she would do after having kids. But, life didn’t turn out as planned. 

She was shattered when doctors told her that she could never become a mother. In her 2011 interview to IDiva, Nita Ambani had revealed about her struggles.

“A few years after I got married, I was told by the doctors that I would never have children. Even when I was in school, I would write long, copious essays titled, ‘When I’ll be a mother…’ Here I was at the age of 23 being told that I would never conceive. I was shattered. However, with the help of Dr Firuza Parikh, who is one of my closest friends, I first conceived my twins,” Nita Ambani said.

Motherhood can be a touchy subject for many women and after a diagnosis such as Nita’s, it is easy to lose the will to get through a tough time like this. The Ambanis went the IVF route to conceive their first two – Isha and Akash, and within three years, she gave birth to Anant Ambani naturally. According to the report, the twins were born prematurely, two months before the due date.

In an interview with a magazine, Isha Ambani, who got married to Anand Piramal called her mother Nita Ambani a ‘tiger mom’. “My parents had us after seven years of marriage, my twin Akash and I were IVF babies. When my mother finally had us, she wanted to be a full-time mum initially. Later, she went back to work when we were five, but she was still a tiger mom,” Isha Ambani said.

During her pregnancy, Nita had also gained almost twice her weight. She went from weighing 47 kgs to going up to 90 kgs. She said, “Everything was double magnified. I was so thrilled at being a mum that I had let myself go.” However, she soon went back to her healthy ways and opened up about how she managed to lose weight. With diet and one-and-a-half hours of daily exercise, Nita was able to get back into shape by shedding almost 58 kilos.

Today, Nita is not just a proud mom and a devoted wife but also the non-executive director of Reliance Industries and owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Mumbai Indians.

DISCLAIMER: The above information is sourced from Asianet Newsable websites. The Youth does not guarantee a 100% accuracy of the given data.

Dharam Sikarwar
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