Nikhil Gowda, son of former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, has tied the knot with Revathi in a low-key event held at a farm house in Ketaganahalli, near Bidadi in Bengaluru on Friday, 17 April. The wedding event is being held in the presence of family members and close relatives.

Nikhil Kumaraswamy's Wedding with Revathi
Nikhil Kumaraswamy Marries Revathi.PR Handout

The wedding rituals commenced last evening with 'chappara shastra' and 'arashina shastra' at the couple's residences, respectively. It was witnessed by their immediate family members. The pictures of pre-wedding rituals have now gone viral. 

Nikhil-Revathi's Marriage
The boy's family has bride's farm house at 7.30 am and will tie the knot at 9.30 am followed by lunch for the guests. HD Deve Gowda, Nikhil's uncle Revanna and close family members from both the sides are attending the wedding. Around 60-70 people are gracing the marriage.

Nikhil Kumaraswamy's Wedding
A collage of Nikhil Kumaraswamy and Revathi's pre-wedding ritual.PR Handout

Around 12 pm, Nikhil's family will comeback to their residence. The wedding is being performed as per the Gowda's customs. However, the media is not allowed near the farm house for the coverage. 

Lockdown Changed Plans
HD Kumaraswamy wanted to have a grand wedding at Ramanagara district. The plans were also in place. Since the country is under lockdown due to Coronavirus aka Covid-19 outbreak, the venue and the plans went for a change. 

"The wedding of my son had been fixed in Ramanagara on April 17. It was planned in a big way. Because of the guidelines due to the virus given by the government and the WHO, it has to be scaled down. Even keeping the family members - my siblings and their families - that (the gathering) comes to 60,70 (invitees)," HD Kumaraswamy told the media.

He apologised his party workers and well-wishers for not inviting them to his son Nikhil's marriage. "I once again request my well-wishers with folded hands, with pain and apologies - although I wanted to invite you all, these unavoidable circumstances mean it has to be limited and at home. Please forgive me, please don't flout the rules, send them good wishes from home on Friday morning," he added.

Nikhil Kumaraswamy with his wife-to-be and parents
Nikhil Kumaraswamy with Revathi and his parents.Nikhil Kumaraswamy Facebook Page

However, HD Kumaraswamy has assured of organising a grand wedding reception in Ramanagara once the situation returns to normalcy. The former Chief Minister wanted to show his gratitude to the people who gave a new lease of life in politics. 

Who is Revathi?
Revathi has done her Master's in Computer Application. She is the grand niece of Vijayanagara MLA M Krishnappa. The couple's engagement was held in February. Her father Manju is into real estate business.