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Mumbai: Mukesh Ambani’s ‘Antilia’ On Fire! Now Under Control

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There as a major fire breakout in a garden of 'Antilia', the private residence of the Ambani family. The fire broke out on Monday evening and has now been controlled. The fire has now been doused out and the situation is under control.

According to the Disaster Control Room of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the fire broke out on the sixth floor of the 27 storey building at around 9:10 pm.According to news agency ANI, about half a dozen fire tenders rushed to douse out the fire which broke out at the Antilia building. The fire was extinguished in about 16 minutes and there was no report of any causalities or injuries neither any major loss of property. At the time of fire, none of the family members were in the building.

According to IANS report, the blaze was reported and then reported from one of the terraces in Antilia itself, though who first reported it remains unknown. The reason for the bursting of fire still has to be investigated. Mumbai police's PRO Rashmi Karandikar said that the police and fire department teams have arrived at the spot and the situation was under control. Though earlier thought to be terrace, according to the Chief Fire Officer, the fire broke out in a garden area with a mobile tower. A Reliance spokesperson confirmed later on that the fire was in the garden area.

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Antilia is the private residence of businessman and industrialist Mukesh Ambani, who is the Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited. It's situated on the Altamound Road in South Mumbai and houses the Ambani's along-with their 600 staff members. The building is 170 metres tall and boasts of its ultra-luxury. The billion dollar building was built at a cost of $1 billion in 2010 and its current net worth is around $2 billion. As of November 2014, Antilia was the world's most expensive residential building after the Buckingham Palace.

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Antilia's controversial design and its use by a single family has made it famous all across the world. Though, because of this very design, the building has to face some criticism as well from the architectural designers, press and media.

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