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2 States: Finding love in the most unexpected places

May 12, 2014 10:49 IST

2 States: Finding love in the most unexpected places


Anshuman Kumar met his wife Pooja at a doctor's clinic. And the rest, as they say, was (medical) history :-P

Sometimes the worst situations lay foundations for the most beautiful things in one's life.

My wife and I were awaiting our turn for a post-renal transplant check-up.

We had both fought our ways through innumerable health troubles and had had our kidney transplant -- she had it four years ago and I'd had one 12 years ago.

The moment we saw each other something clicked.

I knew that the search for the perfect life companion had ended.

With lots of efforts and help of our common saviour, Dr Kher, one thing led to another and we tied the knot a year later May 5, 2013 in Ranchi.

Pooja comes from Kota in Rajasthan and I have been a Jharkhand boy all my life.

Today we are a very happy and a rare couple -- both having undergone a kidney transplant, having received a kidney each from our respective mothers.

We're both very happy, find comfort in each other's company and share a lot in common -- from drinking boiled water to having and sharing our medicines!

I would like to spend all my re-births with her and see her smile that keeps me healthier than my medicines.

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Image: Anshuman Kumar and his wife Pooja