Photos: Janardhan Reddy's daughter's glitzy wedding
Reddy had hired the royal palace for five days starting November 12, invited several film stars from Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai and other celebrities for the reception.
Palace grounds that plays host to grand weddings presented almost a surreal picture as Bramhani entered into wedlock with Rajeev Reddy, a leading businessman's son from Andhra Pradesh, with rituals conducted by a battery of priests from the famous Tirumala temple.
Reddy and family dressed up as "royals" in gold and diamond had left no stone unturned for the wedding. Most utensils for the wedding rituals were either gold or silver and entire venue was equipped with air conditioners.
The grandeur of the wedding was such that huge sets replicating Vijaya Vitthala temple of Hampi, the seat of the glorious erstwhile Vijayanagara empire, and Tirumala Tirupati temple were erected at the venue, along with the replica of the homes of both of bride and the groom.
While overflowing fountains added to the glitter, orchids and other ornamental flowers were arranged fancily.The who's who of the Kannada and Telugu film industry attended the wedding ceremony and wished the newly wed.
The first glimpse of the ostentatious wedding came with the invitation box with a LCD screen playing a video, where Reddy and family were seen inviting guests, lip syncing to a song.
The lavish wedding of former Karnataka minister and mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy's daughter Brahmani was grand. Bride Brahmani, 21 tied the knot with Rajeev Reddy, amid chanting of Vedic hymns by dozen priests in accordance with the Hindu tradition. All pics/Babu Reddy M Facebook
Even as there were reports that BJP leaders would stay away from the wedding that has come at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced "war" on black money, there was a lineup of leaders of the party at the event. Equally surprising was the attendance of senior Congress ministers.
Congress had waged a political war against Reddy and his brothers by staging a padayatra till Ballari. They had alleged that he had created "republic of Ballari" and the then BJP government had no authority there.
Reddy, who had served as a minister in the BJP government, is out on bail after serving three years term in an illegal mining case.