"To make the occasion special, I even published pricey cards, inviting friends and relatives to join the wedding," Khan, 32, said, explaining the event was timed to be held 11:11 on 11/11/11. "The wedding took place at a mosque exactly at that time," Khan, a school headteacher, said, adding he had believed 11 to be his lucky number.
Yasmin, 27, has been hailed by many Bangladeshis for taking a stand against dowries. "I disowned him because I don't want to end up like thousands of Bangla-deshi dowry victims," Yas-min, who has become a media sensation in Bangladesh, said. Local police chief Babul Akhter supported her claims.