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Groom with learning disability lives lavish-wedding dream, goes for solo marriage

Everyone has their own dreams and ideas with regards to how their wedding should be. Some want it to be a simple affair, while there are others who want to have a lavish wedding, Ajay Barot 27-year-old belongs to the second kind.

Barot wanted to have a grand wedding just like his cousin had, following which his family decided to fulfil his dream by throwing a lavish wedding. Unfortunately, it was not possible for them to find a match for their son. Hence, they decided to carry out the wedding without a bride, still ensuring that all Gujarati traditions were followed, an ANI report read.

Ajay’s father Vishnu Barot told ANI, “My son was diagnosed with learning disability and lost his mother at an early age. He used to enjoy the wedding procession of other people and asked us about his marriage. We were unable to answer his question as it was not possible to find a match for him. Thus, after talking to all my family members, I decided to arrange a wedding procession for him so he feels like his wedding is being held and his dream is getting accomplished. I am very happy that I fulfilled my son’s dream without thinking bout what society would say.”

“He (Ajay) never misses any wedding in our village. After seeing my son’s marriage in February, Ajay used to ask us about his wedding. When my brother came up with an idea to fulfil his son’s wish, we all stood by him and decided to have his varghodo (wedding procession) like any normal wedding, though a bride was missing here,” Ajay’s uncle Kamlesh Barot told the news agency. He added that his nephew is fond of music and dancing.

Ajay’s younger sister said, “We did not want to hurt anyone’s emotion, it was just to see him thrilled with joy as he is very dear to us”.

“What was important for us is to see Ajay gleaming with joy on his big day,” Ajay’s uncle added.

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