The Atlantis at Palm Jumeriah was transformed into a lavish Mughal palace for the wedding ceremony of Indian royalty Nida Mulk and Bilal Muahid Khan.
The groom made a grand entry on a horse, with a host of dancers and an army of soldiers preceding him to the tune of blaring trumpets.
Nida Mulk is the daughter of Shaji Ul Mulk, who hails from the royal family of Kurnool in Hyderabad.
Extravagant designs adorned the main stage. Two mini-domes housed the bride and the groom before the ‘nikah’ (the wedding ceremony) and the larger main one for once the marriage was solemnised.
Many prominent dignitaries like former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, Indian ambassador to UAE M K Lokesh, Pakistani ambassador to UAE Jamil Ahmed Khan and Consul General of India Sanjay Verma, among others attended the function.
Shaji has been established in Sharjah with his company Mulk Holdings. His legacy dates back to the Nawab of Kurnool in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Nawab Shaji Ul Mulk’s family ruled South India’s Kurnool area and fought the British colonial powers alongside the legendary ruler of Mysore in South India - Tipu Sultan.