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#JabWeMet: 'I could never forget her'

February 09, 2015 17:47 IST
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We invited you, dear readers, to share your love stories this Valentine's Day.

Here, Rediff reader Pritam tells us how he met his wife, Seema.

Pritam Kumar with Seema

In the year 2007, I travelled from Dhanbad, Jharkhand, to Kolkata to pursue higher studies.

I used to attend coaching classes in the morning and had plenty of time in the afternoon to chat online.

I would use Rediff chat.

I knew I was not handsome.

In the chatroom, I was hoping to find someone who would love me for who I was -- not how I looked.

That’s how I met Seema.

We used to chat almost every day.

One day, when I did not find her online, I sent her an e-mail but she did not reply.

I thought she must have forgotten me.

In the year 2009, I got a job in Guwahati and relocated there.

I spent almost two years in Guwahati but I could never forget Seema.

I'd always send her an e-mail along with my mobile number.

Eventually she called me and said 'I love you'.

We never met each other but we shared a lot of things over the phone.

Seema hailed from the southern part of India and her family was settled in Bhilai, Madhya Pradesh.

Since I was from Jharkhand, our parents were not too happy with our relationship.

I met her in Bhilai and we decided to marry.

We somehow managed to convince our families and got married on November 21, 2011.

I always thank Rediff for helping me meet my life partner.

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