HYDERABAD: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted Ivanka Trump, the daughter, and advisor of US President Donald Trump, for a gala dinner at Hyderabad’s famous Falaknuma Palace today during the ongoing Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
As many as 360-member US delegation have arrived in India under Ivanka Trump.
According to Indian media reports, a lavish dinner was thrown to entertain the American dignitaries. A five-course menu, inspired by Hyderabad’s famed cuisine by a host of culinary experts.
Dahi ke kebab, gosht shikampuri kebab, kubani ke malai kofta, murg pista ka salan and sitaphal kulfi will be presented over several courses – Aghaz (soup), Waqfa (sorbet), Mezban (appetisers), Mashgool Dastarkhwan (main course) and Zauq e shahi (dessert) were served to the guests.
Falaknuma, was the residence of the sixth Nizam, Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, till his death in 1911. Meanwhile, the grandson of Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam, however, expressed his reservations that the family was not invited to attend the dinner. Najaf Ali Khan said despite several letters he received no response.
In her keynote address to the summit today, Ivanka praised the Indian prime minister, saying that Modi is “doing to build India as a thriving economy — a beacon of democracy — and a symbol of hope to the world.” She quoted her father, “India has a true friend in the White House.”
PM Modi had a one-to-one meeting with Ivanka Trump on the sidelines of the summit.
Sources privy to the development said that Modi gifted the American guests with a wooden box embellished with Sadeli craft – a form of marquetry that originated in Iran and has flourished in Surat.
Hyderabad has turned into a fort for the VIP visit, with more than 10,000 security personnel, sniffer dogs and a special team to watch for suspicious activities or people on the road. Ms Trump, who arrived early this morning, will leave tomorrow afternoon.