India's Richest Man Accused Of Illegally Buying The Land Beneath His Billion-Dollar Home


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India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, moved into a billion-dollar residential skyscraper in Mumbai last year to huge fanfare.But now Ambani is in danger of losing the 27-story structure amid claims that he purchased the land beneath the home illegally, according to The Daily Mail.

Ambani is reportedly facing a federal probe from government officials who claim the plot had been reserved “for the education of Muslim children,” The Mail reports.

The billionaire purchased the plot from Currimbhoy Ebrahim Koja Orphanage Trust in 2002 for $5 million, but the deal was apparently never formally approved by the state board that oversees land reserved for charitable use.

That board has now launched legal action to recover the site.

Ambani, who is the chairman of Reliance Industries, has a net worth of $29 billion. He spent an estimated $1 billion on the home, named “Antilla,” in Mumbai’s upmarket Altamount Road.

He lives in the 400,000 square foot residence with his wife Nita, their three children and his mother.

Antilla, Mukesh Ambani's billion dollar home

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The opulent ballroom

A bathroom at Antilla

One of many lounges

Sitting Room at Antilla

A blueprint of the 50 seat theatre

A blueprint of the 2 story recreation centre

Entertainment Deck and a roof with 3 helipads

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