“Mujhe tumse shadi nahi karni hai. Mai apne family members ko ye baat saaf saaf bata dungi” typed Rajesh and sent it to Sweta.
In reply Sweta said:
“Mujhe bhi koi interest nahi hai apse shadi karne me. Mai bhi apne mummy Papa ko kahi dungi.”
It started with denial, on a bitter note but it ended in a devoted marriage. This is the story of a shy girl, Sweta Prasad from Jamshedpur and a determined and career oriented guy, Rajesh Gupta from Pune.
It is the year 2013, you just saw them fighting over Messages. Apparently they don’t want to get married to each other, about which their parents had already discussed and agreed upon. Actually Sweta and Rajesh were somehow related. Since both families knew each other, their parents thought it would be good if their kids got married. Being from a conservative background, both of them were not informed by their parents until things were finalized. When they came to know about this, they instantly said ‘No’.This seems like the end but it isn’t.
After the bitter fight and denial for marriage, Sweta and Rajesh decided to just stay friends and nothing more. They used to have occasional chats. As time passed by, these occasional chats grew into frequent and longer messages, and the “JUST FRIENDS” became “MORE THAN JUST FRIENDS”. They enjoyed each others company and began to spend more and more time talking to each other. Sweta says:
“He was very supportive of things related to me. I remember I was about to have my exams and I was having a hard time. I was really nervous. But he was there with me. He helped and supported me all along. That’s when I knew he was a good man at heart.”
Over a year had passed, in this itsy-bitsy messages and they had realised that they had begun to feel for each other, but what they didn’t realise was the fact that their families had been driven apart. Their denial for marriage had caused immense bitterness to develop in between the two families, which only grew with time.
Sensing this bitterness, both Sweta and Rajesh knew their relationship didn’t stand a chance. Disheartened as they were, they decided to end everything that they had between them. As a last wish, Rajesh asked if he could meet her. Sweta agreed, as she hadn’t seen him much during an year’s span. Rajesh, who at that time worked in Delhi, decided to come to Jamshedpur to see Sweta, one last time. It was 1st of May 2014, they had to meet near the station itself because Rajesh was in Jamshedpur only for sometime and his train for Delhi was in a couple of hours. They met each other, said their goodbyes and went back home. But was this really the end? No, it wasn’t. It was the beginning of another chapter.