Surat: Recently there were reports of the wedding being called off after the groom’s father eloped with the bride’s mother before their children could get married in Gujarat’s Surat.
Now, in the recent development of it, the family members have agreed to go on with their wedding as scheduled on February 13. The groom’s family members have decided to go ahead with the wedding with his uncle taking up the responsibility.
A relative of the groom said, “After consulting our relatives and friends, we decided to go ahead with the marriage. The bride’s father is confused but we are offering him full support. We don’t want to cancel the marriage as invitation cards have been distributed and all preparations are done.”
For the uninitiated, preparations for the wedding were on in full swing when the groom’s father allegedly eloped with the bride’s mother.
The bride’s father is a diamond artisan cum broker in Navsari and both the families belong to the same community.
As per the sources in the media report, 25 years ago, the groom’s father, now 43, who was from a poor economic background, had an affair with a woman from a rich family. The woman’s family was against the relationship and she was married to a youth from Navsari. The man got married to a woman from Surat.
After their children grew up, the man sent a marriage proposal of his son to the daughter of the woman who was his lover.
Both the families agreed to the marriage after which the estranged lovers got in touch again. Both the families used to visit each other’s house and the couple met regularly. Finally, they decided to elope, according to family sources.
The report quoted a relative of the groom as saying, we were busy with the marriage preparations when this took place. Our family is shocked and our prestige has been damaged. We are taking extra care of my bhabi (mother of the groom) and also assured her that her husband would return.”
The family members have lodged a missing complaint and both of them are being traced.