Ahmedabad, India: An organisation, Bina Mulya Amulya Sewa, run by Natu and his wife, Sheela, arrange alliances for senior citizens, free of cost. They say that every person has the right to be happy. Why should senior citizens who have chosen to stay single till their children are grown up, continue to do so even after their children are settled?"
Yesterday, Dr Bhramarlal Joshi, 81, tied the knot with Pramodini Paranjpe, 61, through this organisation. The marriage has the consent of families and children of both parties. Dr Joshi, a former lecturer in Sanskrit, has six children, all married. While Paranjpe, a spinster has her nephew and his wife as family. Since Paranjpe was getting married for the first time in her life, the wedding took place with all the ceremonies including the ring ceremony, hasta milap, saath phera and kanya daan. The kanya daan in this case was done by Natu and Sheela.
"This is our 34th senior citizen couple and the senior-most," said Natu Patel. "The last person to get married through our organisation was a retired railway officer aged 73.