Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal
Amid the distressing visuals of Covid-19 cases from hospitals across the country, a rare occasion in a Kerela Hospital offered a moment to rejoice.
A couple from Kerela’s Alappuzha district on Sunday tied the knot at a hospital after the groom tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Wearing a PPE kit, mask, and a shield to protect herself from Covid-19 infection, the bride was seen putting a garland on her groom-to-be Sarath Mon at Alappuzha Medical College and Hospital.
The 28-year-old groom meanwhile dressed in a blue shirt and white shot married his 20-year-old fiancee Abhirami who hails from the Thekkanaryad region after getting permission from the District Collector.
The ceremony was performed in the hospital as both the families did not want to miss the ‘muhurtham’.
For the unversed the groom works in the Gulf and had returned for his marriage preparation when both he and his mother Jijimol were tested Covid-19 positive.
Sarath Mon as per traditional South Indian marriage tied thali, the Mangal sutra, and put a tulsi garland around his wife’s neck in the presence of close family members.
Their marriage was arranged nearly a year ago . after returning from Gulf the groom had been under quarantine but on Wednesday both he and his mother developed breathing problems. They tested positive at a private hospital in Thathampally.
Not willing to cancel the wedding, the couple decided to hold a small ceremony with prior permission from the hospital staffs.
After the wedding, the bride Abhirami went back to her uncle’s house and the groom continued to remain in the hospital. The two are planning to start a new life once the groom recovers from Covid-19.
Meanwhile the photographs of the ceremony also went viral across social media as the internet wished the groom a speedy recovery and well wishes to the newlywed.
However, Kerela had reported nearly 28,469 cases on the very day the couple got married and as many as 40 deaths in the last 24 hours.