Groom Runs Away, But Marriage Still Takes Place in Assam’s Pathsala; Read How

A snapshot of Himangshu Kalita with his bride, Krishna Thakuria. Photo: TIME8
A snapshot of Himangshu Kalita with his bride, Krishna Thakuria. Photo: TIME8

Pathsala, March 9, 2019

Marriages they say are made in heaven. In a plot right out of Bollywood movie, a groom ran away one day before his wedding but the marriage still took place. This incident happened in the Pathsala town in Barpeta district under Bajali Sub-Division, Assam.

On March 7th, 2019, Himangshu Kalita, who is working as a teacher at the Anundoram Borooah 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 also 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, the gorgeous bride beaming with joy.

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Dressed in a white-coloured paator mekhela chador, the gorgeous bride beaming with joy. Photo: TIME8

“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 Pathshala. Interestingly, Nayan introduced himself as an Indian Navy personnel to the girl’s family.