Kothagudem: Proving the fact that love can overcome any hindrance, a man has married a physically challenged and orphaned woman despite his parents’ disapproval.
Twenty eight-year-old Nuti Vasantha Rao of Yellandu fell in love with Madakam Narasamma of Manugur, both belonging to Scheduled Tribes, after they met in a marriage ceremony of their relatives an year ago.
When they decided to get married the Vasantha Rao’s parents objected to the idea. Then the couple approached Telangana Vibhinna Pratibhavantula Sangham (TVPS) members in Kothagudem seeking their support. Acting as the elders for the couple, the Sangham members made arrangements for their marriage.
The marriage took place last Sunday at Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple at 7 Incline area in Kothagudem in the presence of the Sangham founder president Sathish Gundapuneni, Mahila Congress district president Thota Devi Prasanna, National BC Sangham leader Bhupati Srinivas Rao, District Divyangula Employees Association president Maloth Jaggu Das and others.
Everyone hailed the young man as a testament to selfless love as he walked to the temple carrying his lover in his hands as she cannot walk. Twenty five-year-old Narasamma was infected with polio when she was a child and her two legs are crippled.
After the death of her parents a few years ago, Narsamma lived with her brother and sister-in-law at Manugur. Recently, her brother too passed away and she has been working as a tailor to make an earning. Vasantha Rao is a private driver.
“When they approached us, we felt very happy and impressed with their love for each other. The Sangham members contributed some money towards their marriage expenses. A few donors also helped financially,” Sathish told Telangana Today on Wednesday.
At a time when the youngsters are giving priority to riches, dowry and beauty when getting married, the newly wedded couple have inspired many with their ideal marriage, he noted. The couple said they are confident of building a beautiful married life together as they care for each other and with their earnings.
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