A property tycoon with close links to the Conservatives has died aged 33 just weeks after getting married.
Vivek Chadha, who made millions as a co-founder of Nine Group, died on Sunday morning after spending the Saturday night partying at the London nightclub Annabel’s.
He was a Tory party donor and regularly attended events alongside the likes of prime ministers at the time, David Cameron and Theresa May.
Vivek got married only eight weeks ago to Stuttee Chaddha, 29, in a lavish Sikh ceremony at the five-star JW Marriott Grosvenor House hotel in Park Lane.
His widow told MailOnline: ‘There are no words to describe what has happened. I’m in shock and still trying to make sense of it.
‘We only got married eight weeks ago and it was beautiful. Now I’m having to deal with the loss of the love of my life. I’m stunned and heartbroken.’
A post-mortem will establish the causes of Vivek’s death. He was not known to have any underlying health issues.
Friends believe he may have suffered a heart attack at his central London home.
His parents Gursharan, 61 and Jasbir, 58, who live in a country home in Iver, Berkshire, said they are in ‘too much pain’.
Mum Jasbir said: ‘We are in total shock and it’s too early for us to say anything about Vivek and his achievements.
‘There will come a time when we will pay tribute to him but at the moment, it’s too early for us. We are in too much pain.’
In 2012, Vivek and his dad launched their property investment and hotels company which now owns 18 hotels across the country and employs more than 800 people.
Three years later he gave £100,000 towards a Mahatma Gandhi statute which has now stands in Parliament Square.
Hotels in the Nine Group portfolio include the four-star London 02 Arena Hotel and four Holiday Inn franchises.
The firm recently struck a new franchising deal with the chain Pizza Hut.
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