I joined Nimesh and his family at their home as they prepared for the drive to Bhawana’s. Here's Nimesh with his brother Ritesh:
And here's an ugly duckling between two beautiful swans -- Nimesh's younger sister Sona and Ritesh's wife Salina. Sona studied for her nursing degree in Malaysia and completed it in Australia, where she's now working on her master's degree in health management. Ritesh and Salina were married last year -- another happy arranged marriage. Both have their degrees from the leading (only?) medical school in KTM. Salina got a scholarship for a master's degree from a Chinese university, where she and Ritesh are now studying.
Remember the three tenors? Here are the three grandfathers -- Bhawana's grandfather on the left, Nimesh's on the right:
Nimesh has the stage to himself as he awaits Bhawana's arrival. Does he look happy or what?
I receive the tika blessing from Bhawana's grandfather:
Family photos are a must, just like in the U.S. Nimesh's family gathers on the stage:
After two hours in the spotlight, the happy couple smiles at the crowd. Now, on to that delicious dinner!
Happy day! Stay tuned for the main event on Friday, March 9.