Gujarat man named Ajay Barot wished to have a grand wedding just like his cousin had. His family members fulfilled his wish by giving him a lavish wedding but one main element was missing, the bride. Yes, you heard us right! The 27-year-old had a wedding without a bride but the reason behind it will melt your heart. Ajay’s family decided to fulfil his dream but finding a match for him was impossible. The reason behind it was him learning disabilities. Therefore, the family decided to have a wedding without a bride. However, all Gujarati rituals and traditions, from sangeet ceremony to haldi ceremony were followed properly.
The wedding and pre-wedding ceremonies were held by close family members. On the D-day, Ajay donned a golden sherwani, pink headgear and red-white rose garland around his neck. His pictures from the baarat sitting on a horse have gone viral on the internet.
The family also arranged a feast for all the 800 guests present at the function at the community hall near their residence.
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Ajay’s father Vishnu Barot spoke to ANI and said, “My son was diagnosed with a learning disability and lost his mother at an early age. He used to enjoy the wedding procession of other people and asked us about his marriage. We were unable to answer his question as it was not possible to find a match for him. Thus, after talking to all my family members, I decided to arrange a wedding procession for him so he feels like his wedding is being held and his dream is getting accomplished. I am very happy that I fulfilled my son’s dream without thinking about what society would say.”
Ajay’s uncle Kamlesh Barot said that music and dance bring a smile on his face. “He never misses any wedding in our village. After seeing my son’s marriage in February, Ajay used to ask us about his wedding. When my brother came up with an idea to fulfil his son’s wish, we all stood by him and decided to have his varghodo (wedding procession) like any normal wedding, though a bride was missing here”, he said.
He further added, “We sent wedding invitations to our relatives and performed all rituals as per Gujarati tradition in the presence of a priest. What was important for us is to see Ajay gleaming with joy on his big day.”
Ajay’s sister said, “My brother was lucky that his family supported his wish. We all are happy for him. We did not want to hurt anyone’s emotion, it was just to see him thrilled with joy as he is very dear to us.”