Youth marry jaundice-afflicted widow in hospital
RAIPUR: A youth on
Friday married a jaundice-afflicted widow in the presence of doctors and nurses
in Ambedkar Hospital in the capital city of Chhattisgarh. On Akshay Tritiya,
the woman took ‘Saat Phere’ (seven vows of the marriage) on a wheel chair in
the hospitals woman ward. Under the Hindu customs the couple completed the
marriage ceremony in 10 minutes and pledged to live together the whole life.
marriage of the bride, Roopali Nandi, 23, of Khalbada Kukurbeda (Amanaka) was
performed with a youth resident of Gudhiyari about five years ago. Within 10
months of the marriage her husband died from some disease. After the death her
husband, she has been working in a factory near her parental house. She resides
with her father Lakhan Nandi and brother and sister-in-law. Her mother had died
when she was six month old.
It has been said
that a widow introductory meet was held at Maharashtra Mandal situated at Samta
Colony on March 9 last. Roopali, along with her family members had reached the
meet. During the meet a youth from Odisha, Varun Bagh, 30, liked her and
decided the date for marriage on Akshay Tritiya. While both the families were
making preparations for the marriage, Roopali fell sick two days ago.
sister-in-law of the bride said that she was taken to district hospital on
Thursday morning and after primary treatment she was referred to Ambedkar
hospital, where she was diagnosed jaundice. Immediately she was admitted in the
hospital. It has been said that her marriage was performed at the hospital with
the permission of the hospital superintendent Dr Vivek Choudhary.
A resident of
Odisha, the bridegroom said that he has been residing with his sister and
brother-in-law at Arjun Nagar near Ghadi Chowk and works as draftsman with a
construction company. It is his first marriage. He is happy with the marriage
and is waiting for his wife get well soon.
Ma Banjari Self Help Group Hemlata Mahajan said that the marriage was performed
because of the efforts of the group.
Ambedkar Hospital Shubhra Singh Thakur said that this was the first marriage in
the hospital. Widow marriage is a praiseworthy effort, she added.