Vijay Mallya, the 62-year-old ex-liquor baron who had fled to United Kingdom, could marry Pinky Lalwani , according to news reports. Pinky, an air hostess handpicked by Mallya, had joined the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines in 2011.
The 31-year-old Pinky is a Sindhi and completed her graduation and a Diploma from the Frankfinn Institute for Air Hostess.
Pinky was rumoured to be Mallya's girlfriend for the past three years and has been photographed at various rallies and events with the fugitive baron. Rumoured to be living in, news reports also suggest that Pinky had a close relationship with Mallya's mother and Siddharth Mallya (Vijay's son).
The relationship between the elder Mallya and Pinky blossomed in spite of age differences and the bankruptcy scandals.
Mallya might have a soft corner for air-hostesses. Sameera Tyabjee, his first wife, was an air-hostess too. Although the first marriage ended in a divorce, he remarried his childhood friend Rekha Mallya. From the two marriages, Mallya has a son - Siddharth, and two daughters - Leanna and Tanya.
A trial court at Westminster Magistrate is currently hearing the case for Mallya's extradition to India in a Rs 9000-crore money laundering case. A surety of 650000 pounds got Mallya a bail after he was arrested by Scotland Yard on an extradition warrant in April 2017. The bail expires on April 2.
During the hearing in January, Mallya’s counsel, Clare Montgomery, argued that evidence from Indian authorities was a privileged conversation between Mallya and his lawyer and hence should be inadmissible. Chief Magistrate Arbuthnot is expected to deliver a verdict in the case by May 2018.
The news of a new Mrs. Vijay Mallya led many to tweet funny comments. Here are some of them:
This is not marriage (calling marriage means demeaning) this is called deal Vijay Mallya need body and #PinkyLalwani money thats all— Nancy Arora (@2bottle_down) March 28, 2018
Vijay Mallya All Set To Marry Girlfriend Pinky Lalwani. #PinkyLalwani Had Joined As An Air Hostess In Kingfisher Airlines In 2011. This Will Be His 3rd Marriage. First Hat-trick For #RCB This Year. #IPL2018 #IPL11 pic.twitter.com/rNmDXu3n3c— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) March 28, 2018