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Cross-border love: Odisha doctor marries friend in Pakistan

New Delhi:  A beyond-border friendship that started on the internet soon turned into love, making an Indian lady doctor to come to Layyah and marry the love of her life after leaving everything behind.The couple

India TV News Desk [ Updated: May 28, 2014 7:41 IST ]
cross border love odisha doctor marries friend in pakistan
cross border love odisha doctor marries friend in pakistan

New Delhi:  A beyond-border friendship that started on the internet soon turned into love, making an Indian lady doctor to come to Layyah and marry the love of her life after leaving everything behind.


The couple tied the knot after the bride-to-be converted to Islam, the religion of the groom-to-be.

Doctor Pratima who belonged to Bolangir city in Odisha gave up her religion, country and life in India only to be with the love of her life.

26-year-old Dr Pratima stumbled upon the profile of 32-year-old Pakistani man Mohammed Mansha from Layyah on a website and this is how the contact started.

The friendship soon turned to love and the Indian beauty came to the love of her life while leaving everything behind.

Layyah, a district in Pakistan's Punjab province, is 460 km south of Islamabad.

Pratima reached Pakistan last week on a 90-day tourist visa. She was received warmly by Mansha and his family.

On the next day, Pratima was converted to Islam by a cleric who gave her the new name - Maryam and the couple exchanged vows at a local mosque.

The couple tied the knot as per the Islamic Nikah ritual and enjoined each other to live happily ever after.

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