Lockdown forces Nikhil Kumaraswamy to wed at farmhouse

Bengaluru, Apr 16 (IANS): Extension of lockdown has forced former Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to perform his son Nikhil Gowda's wedding on Friday at a farmhouse near Bidadi in Ramanagara district, his aide said on Wednesday.

"Nikhil's wedding has been shifted to Kumaraswamy's farmhouse at Kethaganahalli near Bidadi from Bengaluru due to lockdown extension and cancellation of marriages and religious functions in the state," his media secretary K.C. Sadananada told IANS.

"As the lockdown is enforced to contain the coronavirus spread, the marriage will be a private event, with only family members and close relatives in attendance," said Sadananda.

Nikhil Kumaraswamy engagement (file photo)

Nikhil, 28, got engaged to Revathi, 22, grandniece of state Congress leader M. Krishnappa, at a top hotel in Bengaluru on February 10 and a grand wedding was scheduled to be held at Janapadaloka between Ramanagaram and Chennapatna on the state highway to Mysuru on April 17.

"When the 21-day lockdown was enforced on March 25, the families decided to hold the wedding at Krishnappa's house here, hoping it (lockdown) will be lifted on April 14. Its extension and declaring Bengaluru as a Covid hotspot forced to shift it again to the farmhouse," said Sadananda.

Kumaraswamy has taken the state government's permission to conduct the marriage, complying with all norms such as wearing masks, sanitising hands and keeping social distancing.

Nikhil's grandfather -- JD-S supremo and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, grandmother Chennamma, uncles, including former minister H.D. Revanna, cousin and Hassan Lok Sabha member Prajwal Hegde and other family members will be present to bless him and bride Revathi.

"Kumaraswamy has urged party's leaders, cadres and supporters to bless the couple from their respective houses and not to flock to the farmhouse due to the lockdown. He has promised to hold a grand reception at the original venue on a suitable date after summer when normalcy returns," added Sadananda.

The local police has also made security arrangements around the farmhouse to prevent crowding though Ramanagara district is a greenspot with not a single Covid case till date.

Contesting the Mandya Lok Sabha seat in the May 2017 general elections in his maiden electoral bid, Nikhil, a rising bilingual (Kannada/Telugu) star, had, however, lost to south Indian actress Sumalatha Ambareesh, an Independent.



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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 17 2020

    These are politicians whom we vote ..who themselves are not following what they preach ..If it would have been me ..I would have paused the wedding for a while ..set an example ..

    It is clear that the politicians are here to grab our money and not interested in serving the people .Especially this Gowda family ...they should be barred from karnataka soil .

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  • Manoj B, mangalore

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    The rules are only poor people ... example like farmers daily wegers ect.. jai hind

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  • Pinto, MANGALORE

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Mla celebrates b'day party and former prime minister's grandson gets married during lockdown...

    Can we approach the government for our occassions too ??? Will we be entertained???

    Today there is no astrology or star there is only corona... Many many have cancelled their weddings.. post easter is a wedding season among Catholics and all r cancelled...even funerals r deserted without relatives.... Why this hurry ??? He's only 28 not 38.... I live in their city and I can bet u that the guests will not follow corona virus prevention norms... Deve Gowda condemned the DK dist for not opening the borders and today we the people of independent India condemn him for getting his grandson married against the lockdown rules.... When the entire world is drowned in sorrow these people want to celebrate.....

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  • jb, mumbai

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Quote""""Kumaraswamy has taken the state government's permission to conduct the marriage, complying with all norms such as wearing masks, sanitising hands and keeping social distancing"" Unquote

    Can anyone confirm complying with any of the above in the picture?

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    CONGRATULATIONS. and Wish you both a Happy married Life.
    In certain circumstances parents postpone the marriage of their children by
    notifying it in news papers etc. Govt. have notified certain rules and regulations
    about social distancing etc. Any honeymoon programme by the couple.

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  • Rahul, BAJPE

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Quarantine marriage is the best option?
    Why so hurry , when the nation undergoing lockdown ?
    Money and muscle power in action ?
    All these questions surrounding my mind!

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  • Ram, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Different laws for different people. Absolutely shameful

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  • Nandini, Mandya

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    After printing the invitation card shubakarayas are not postponed in Hindu sampradaya ... so they r doing like this nothing els

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  • Max, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Congrats to the newly wedded couple. They could have postponed the marriage. Why during this lockdown period, God knows.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Why all this Hurry ...

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  • Rossy, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Do you think anybody reading this article would be able to answer your question......

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    wishing you both a happy and great married life.
    God bless you.
    Both of you look attractive.
    Made for each other .
    Forgiveness and compromise the key.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Actually in this prevailing situation it would be prudent for Kummy & Nikhil to postpone marriage after May 3rd. Whatever if the marriage is conducted, it will set off bad example to society & show off as arrogance of the rich & powerful

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    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Let the marriage function be simple...little amount from saved money can be given for affected poor families due to corona. They will earn some punya.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Just cannot escape what is pre...destined ...
    Remember the initial preparations ?
    Anyways ...
    Congratulations and wishes for Happy Married Life.
    Nikhil Iddale Irappa ....

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    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    They should not have invited anyone to their wedding other than their own parents since they were in a hurry to get married. People still act so foolishly during these times !

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    His grandpa created goodwill lucky fellow.

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  • Sandesh, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Not a good idea to get married in this lock down period. Then what example these politicians giving to people. Too much belief in astrology, Thousands of marriage ceremonies are cancelled in Karnataka due to carona. Will govt. Give permission to all of them?

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  • Paul, mangalore

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Congrajulations & Happpy married life to new couple.
    Cant see anyone wearing mask unless it's a file photo.
    8nsteaded of giving a grand party donate the money for covid -19 patient's it will be big blessing

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Its engagement photo...

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Dear thats enguagement...

    Dnt expect to wear mask all tbe time...

    Newly married couple..

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  • Naresh, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 16 2020

    Some people want to sneak everywhere.

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