Yograj Singh, former cricketer has said that he will not attend the wedding of his son Yuvraj Singh on November 30, reported a daily. Yuvraj will be marrying his long time girlfriend, actress-model Hazel Keech at a Fatehgarh Sahib Gurudwara, about 40km from Chandigarh. The reason for Yograj missing son’s wedding is because of his disbelief in deras.
Reports have it that after the wedding ceremony, the couple will visit the deras of Baba Ram Singh Ghanduan Wala, attached to the gurdwara, and Sant Ajit Singh Hansali Wale, also in Fatehgarh Sahib. Yuvraj and his mother Shabnam Singh are followers of these two deras, but Yograj isn’t. Reportedly, Yuvraj and Hazel visited these places after the engagement.
Yograj in his conversation to the daily said he doesn’t believe in deras but only God.
“I had told Yuvraj’s mother that I will not attend the wedding if it is solemnised at any dera or involves any religious guru,” he said adding it is destiny he wouldn’t attend the wedding. Yograj and Shabnam divorced years ago with the former remarrying and settling in Chandigarh.
However, Yograj will attend the Mehendi function on November 29 at Hotel Lalit in Chandigarh. He said his son requested him to grace the occasion with his presence and he would do so. Talking about the arrangements of the much talked about wedding, Yograj said that he advised Shabnam to spend carefully.
Calling his to-be daughter-in-law Hazel an angel, Yograj said that though she was brought up in the West, she gave a lot of importance to values and traditions. He hoped that Hazel would bring positive change in the family and bring Yuvraj’s brothers and sisters closer.
Yograj appreciated Yuvraj for his decision of settling down. He said Yuvraj is sensible enough to handle marriage but advised him to have only one child.