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Love story: 'In a minute, I knew she was the one'

Last updated on: December 1, 2010 11:53 IST

Love story: 'In a minute, I knew she was the one'

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We invited readers to share stories of how they met their spouses and interesting anecdotes about their wedding day. Here's Deepak Roy's account of meeting his wife:

I was recovering from a broken engagement to a girl who was very rich and more educated then me.

It took quite a toll on me and I had decided not to marry a rich and more educated girl.

Meanwhile I was searching for a suitable girl of about 20 years of age when I got the news of my grandfather's death.

I rushed from Gujarat (where I was then) to Bihar to attend the funeral.

At the time a relative who was also there told me of a girl he'd known. She came from a poor family but was of the same caste.

Initially I was quite upset with the person to have brought up the issue at a time like this.

A week later when I was about to fly back from Patna, the relative came to meet me at the airport. She hadn't told me that the girl she'd mentioned was accompanying her too.

I was very angry when I learnt about it but I agreed to meet the girl.

Now that's fate, because the moment I saw the girl, I was shocked and surprised to see how innocent she was! She was shy and had a very beautiful smile!

When I asked her name, she replied coyly, "Sonam".

Sonam's melodious voice mesmerised me and suddenly there was announcement of my flight's departure.

I met the girl barely for a minute but I'd decided that I'd marry her.

So I told my relative that I'd be visiting Bihar during Holi again and we could discuss the details then.

During this time though, my parents had started searching for a bride and had even zeroed in on someone.

When I told them about Sonam, they were very angry. I remained firm. Three days later we got married!

It has been seven months since the day and we are living happily like I hoped we would.

Share your romantic experiences with us! Write in to getahead@rediff.co.in (subject line: 'My love story') along with a photograph of you and your spouse if possible and we'll publish the best entries right here!

Just make sure you include the following information:

Where and how you met your partner

When you shared your feelings for each other

An interesting incident from your wedding

Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh


Image: Deepak and Sonam Roy

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And here's Poornima's account of meeting her fiance:

A few years ago, my father had a brain tumour and I was searching for a good neurosurgeon.

While researching, I met an upcoming neurosurgeon on Orkut. He shared his number with me and we started sharing details of neuro-related problems.

He comes from a very reputed family from West Bengal and I am from Karnataka.

He also directed me to the right surgeons and with God's grace my dad began to feel better.

We had never met till then -- all our communications were on telephone and Internet chats -- but we still had feelings for each other.

Finally on August 7,2009 I saw him -- a 6'2" tall and handsome guy. We took time to understand each other and after a month he proposed to me.

Both our families protested initially, but then gave in.

We will now marry on December 10.



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