Rajasthan: 83-year-old marries again for male child

Charvi Kathuria
Feb 21, 2018 04:49 IST
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Want to gauge the extent to which people are obsessed to get a male child? Read this. 83-year-old Sukhram residing in Samraida village in Karauli district of Rajasthan got hitched for the second time for want of a son. Astonishingly, his first wife was present to witness his second marriage.


On Sunday, Sukhram rode on a horse and reached 30-year-old Rameshi Devi’s house to marry her. There were no friends to accompany him this time unlike in 1958, when they danced to mark the occasion.

“My first wife has no problem with this wedding. It is of course the wish of God. We only want to have a son” - Sukhram

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“My only son passed away almost 15 years ago when he was only 30. I had worked as a labourer and then as a contractor in Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan and have enough property. There is nobody to look after it. So, I was keen to get married again,” he told the TOI.

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He invited residents of almost 12 adjoining villages and everyone who saw Sukhram’s grand wedding procession were taken aback. This unusual wedding amused many people who ended up clicking photos of the couple.

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He performed all the rituals at the wedding including ‘haldi ki rasam, clad in a sherwani.

“My first wife has no problem with this wedding. It is of course the wish of God. We only want to have a son,” he added.


As per reports in an online portal, Senior police officials at the Police Station in Karauli have confirmed, "We have not received any complaint on this matter. But taking cognizance on media reports we have issued orders for a thorough investigation in the issue".

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