There are a few topics which are completely taboo in our country, and ‘love’ is one of them. Most children are hesitant to talk about it in front of their parents. However, 25-year-old Jaipur girl Sanhita Agarwal, broke this stereotype, and played a matchmaker for her mother after her father’s death.
Sanhita lost her 52-year-old father, Mukesh Gupta, to heart attack nearly two years back, leaving her devastated. After his death, Sanhita's mother and sister and found it difficult to cope with life. She says that everyone was in complete shock, and could not believe that he left them so soon.
Six months had passed, but the entire family still missed Mukesh badly. On many instances, Sanhita found her mother, Geeta Agarwal, sitting on the doorsteps, crying profusely. At times, her mother would wake up in the middle of the night, and repeatedly ask them about their father.
Sanhita landed a job in Gurugram a few months back, but all the time, she was deeply worried for her mother. She would travel to Jaipur every weekend to look after her. Living alone made her realise the struggles her mother had undergone to raise them. She also realised that her mother was lonely and needed a companion in her life.
Sanhita started actively looking for a life-partner for her mother, Geeta. She said that she wished to find someone who was the same age as her mother and equally mature. She wanted a man who could understand the pain of losing a life-partner and sought a friend as well.
She created a profile for her mother on a matrimonial website where she also added her contact details. Geeta met a 55-year-old revenue inspector Krishna Gopal Gupta in October 2017. Krishna had lost his wife to cancer in 2010, and had two sons.
During this phase, Geeta fell ill and had to be hospitalised. Sanhita had to delay their meeting because of the surgery. However, Krishna decided to come to the hospital and meet her mother there itself. He stayed with Geeta for the next three days — a gesture that melted her heart.
Both got married as per the rituals of Arya Samaj on December 3, 2017. They kept the wedding simple, but 400 people from both sides gathered to give the couple their blessings.
Sanhita feels content looking at how happy her mother is now. Her unconditional love and support for her mother is truly inspiring, and deserves admiration and respect.
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