Age, nationality no bar for them

Age, nationality no bar for them

Wedding ceremony

Age, nationality no bar for them

The marriage is not only transcended caste, creed and religion but also nationality.
The bridegroom Pranesh Shet (40) is a tourist guide in Udupi and the bride is Gabralia (51) of Berlin in Germany. Both of them were in love for the last four years.

They entered into the wedlock in the presence of elders amidst Vedic chants by the priest at 11.41 am. Pranesh’s sister and brother-in-law carried out the ritual of ‘kanya dhare’.

The two first met in 2005 when Gabralia, a hotelier in Berlin and a divorcee, came to Udupi. As Pranesh spoke fluent English and French, they soon became friends which later turned to love. Though she had proposed to him first, he had not accepted her proposal for two years. In the meantime, she came to Udupi several times.  In 2007, he introduced her to all his relatives. The couple had decided to marry in June.

However, when they went to book the hall, they were asked to register their marriage. As a result, they registered for marriage at the Sub Registrar’s office. When Deccan Herald spoke to Pranesh’s sister and mother, they all expressed happiness over the marriage and said “We want him to be happy.”

Pranesh will spend six months in Germany and six months in Udupi. In the beginning, except German, she did not know English. “We spoke in the ‘language of heart,” they said. “My love is deep. I like Udupi. I am happy that I married with traditional rituals,” Gabralia said. Gabralia’s 25-year-old son, was not present.

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