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Indo-Pak romance blooms on Valentine's Day

February 14, 2007 22:21 IST

On Valentine's Day, this couple stood out for the sheer grit it has shown to overcome all odds, including the Indo-Pak divide, to come together on the day the Cupid rules.

They had made a history of sorts by getting married online in June, 2006, which was the first Internet marriage in both India and Pakistan.

And after a long wait, Asha Patil, a Mumbai-based businesswoman and Mumtaz Khalid of Lahore, finally came face-to-face in New Delhi on the eve of Valentine's Day.

"I feel so happy and relieved. It is a dream come true for me. As he held my hand and hugged me, all the tension that I had been going through earlier just evaporated," said the 25-year-old Asha.

Dressed in a brown, embroidered suit given to her by Khalid as a Valentine's Day gift, she looked fondly at her beau as she spoke about their first meeting.

"When I was told that he had arrived, I just got into the car and I was so nervous that I did not have the guts to look in his direction. But then he got into the car and hugged and said 'I love you' and I felt as if I had always known him," she said.

Khalid said he had not been able to sleep for the last 15 days.

"But now I am happy I came to India. And although we had not planned it, but it is great to have met on the eve of Valentine's Day," said the 29-year-old forex agent.

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