Pathsala : This one is straight out of a “Bollywood Masala” movie where a groom ran away one day before his wedding but the marriage still took place. The same story line has occurred in real in a small town in Pathsala, Barpeta district under Bajali Sub-division, Assam.
One Himangshu Kalita, who is working as a teacher at the Anundoram Boraah Academy, was informed by his colleagues that a girl, who hails from Singimari village, was betrayed by her would-be-husband. The groom’s side didn’t make arrangements for the wedding which was supposed to take place on March 8th, 2019. The groom went “missing”.
Concerned about the girl’s future, when his colleagues sought Himangshu’s suggestions, he announced that he will marry the girl, Krishna Thakuria.
“Till 12 pm on March 7th, 2019 nothing was fixed. When I agreed to marry her (Krishna), sir (Rector of Academy) handed me Rs 10,000 and arranged two cars. I informed my close relatives and friends about my decision. They were happy and blessed me,” said an elated Himangshu.
The marriage took place as per customs and rituals amidst the chanting of sacred mantras. Dressed in a white-coloured paator mekhela chador was the gorgeous bride beaming with joy.
“I am happy that everyone supported this wedding. I am excited to start this new journey of my life with him,” said Krishan.
It may be mentioned here that Krishna’s marriage was fixed with one Nayan Roy, who hails from Teportari of Pathsala. Interestingly, Nayan introduced himself as an Indian Navy personnel to the girl’s family.