Tuesday, 8 June 2021

In The Heading Of Our Opening Page We Write,

things that we find interesting, amusing or just plain weird!

in that vein this has got to be the weirdest wedding ceremony of 2021, so far, photograph Vaibhav Nagare/Unsplash, at the wedding in Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah district in India, tragically the young bride, Surabhi, suddenly fell unconscious right next to the groom, Manjesh Kumar, right before the ‘pheras’ ceremony, an important ritual in Hindu weddings. The woman reportedly said that she felt unwell and then collapsed. An ambulance was called, but all paramedics could do was confirm the young woman’s death, Following the tragic death, Manjesh and Surabhi’s families sat down and discussed their options going forward. At one point, someone reportedly suggested that the groom marry the deceased’s sister, Nisha, to which the bride’s parents agreed, “We did not know what to do in the situation. Both the families sat together and someone suggested that my younger sister Nisha should be married to the groom. The families discussed the matter and both agreed,” Surabhi’s brother, Saurabh, said. “It was a bizarre situation as the wedding of my younger sister took place while the dead body of my other sister was lying in another room.”. Nisha was said to have accepted the marriage as a duty to her family, “It was a tough call for our family. One daughter lay dead in one room and the wedding of another daughter was being solemnized in the other room. We have never witnessed such mixed emotions. The grief over her death and the happiness of the wedding have yet to sink in,” Surabhi’s uncle Ajab Singh told reporters, my sympathies for the deceased's family, and a wish for future happiness for the couple.

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