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Jab We Met: 'It wasn't love at first sight'

February 10, 2016 11:15 IST
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Awshesh K Gautam tells us how he met Shruthi.

Ashwesh Gautam with his family

Our story dates back to 2007.

I had been working in CGI Technologies for three years and she had recently joined as a fresher.

I am from Panipat, Haryana and she is from Bangalore, Karnataka.

She was very shy, soft spoken and I was opposite.

It was not love at first sight, but I remember the date when things changed.

On March 31, I wrote an e-mail about something to the group and she replied immediately.

That day onwards we started texting each other and a month later, we started talking over the phone.

I think the feelings were mutual.

After five months of seeing each other, I moved to a different company.

At that time my family had started looking for a suitable girl for me.

I informed Shruthi that we'd have to tell our families about our relationship. Both families had some constraints but eventually they agreed.

In March 2010, I travelled to the US for my work and after I returned, we got married in December 2011.

We are blessed with a baby boy, Vivaan. 

We are happily married and blessed to have each-other's company.

Ours is a perfect story of people from two states, two cultures and two different upbringing come together.

The photograph above is from Vivaan's first birthday.

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