Prime minister Narendra Modi and a host of dignitaries from Bollywood, cricket fraternity and politics on Sunday graced the high-profile wedding receprtion of off-spinner Harbajan Singh at a posh city hotel in Delhi. Among the firsts to arrive at the venue were former India captain and Harbhajan's one-time teammate Anil Kumble and his wife, and former Punjab Director General of Police KPS Gill, who also served as president of the banned Indian Hockey Federation.
Also present at the reception were Indian cricketers Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara,Ajinkya Rahane and his wife, Ravichandran Ashwin and his father, Team India director Ravi Shastri, Indian Premier League commissioner and Congress MP Rajeev Shukla and his wife, pacer Munaf Patel and former India captain Kapil Dev among others.
Besides out-of-favour Yuvraj Singh and India Test captain Virat Kohli, Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra are on the guest list. In fact, Yuvraj has taken a break from his Ranji Trophy duties with his state side, Punjab to attend Harbhajan's reception at the capital. Just-retired Virender Sehwag was also expected to grace the occasion.
According to sources, it was a star-studded ceremony in the national capital which was attended by more than 1,000 guests. Harbhajan tied the nuptial knot with long-time girlfriend Geeta Basra in a gurudwara in Jalandhar on last Thursday. The wedding was attended by some close relatives and friends, including cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and wife Anjali.