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Flying high in love!

Mechanic Golam Antu's dream of fetching his bride from across the river by a chopper finally came true.

india Updated: Apr 04, 2006 15:57 IST

Poor Bangladeshi motorcycle mechanic Golam Faruq Antu couldn't believe his eyes when a helicopter landed in his village near the capital Dhaka on his wedding day.

Friends hired it so he could fulfil his dream of fetching his bride from across the river by chopper.

"His friends heard that Antu had a dream," said local police chief Golam Haider. "They raised money to hire the helicopter so that Antu could have a royal wedding."

Bangladeshis, almost half of whom live on less than a dollar a day, spend a good deal of their savings on weddings.

The groom used the helicopter to fetch his bride from her village for Thursday's wedding and the couple later returned on the aircraft to her village -- this time as man and wife.