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Groom sky-dives near fiancee’s home

Thirtyone-year-old Sisir Mishra, who hails from Nayagarh district and is an aircraft engineer, skydived from a height of 7000 feet to tie the knot, reports Soumyajit Pattnaik.

india Updated: Jul 14, 2008 02:42 IST
Soumyajit Pattnaik

This one is surely a unique wedding ceremony. Bridegroom Sisir Mishra skydived from a height of 7000 feet to tie the knot in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Thirtyone-year-old Mishra, who hails from Nayagarh district and is an aircraft engineer, had always wanted to get married in a unique way. The entire plan was scripted to perfection as he jumped off a chopper and landed safely in a small cricket field adjacent to his fiancée Shweta Prusti’s house.

Curious onlookers who had gathered to witness the unconventional wedding waited with bated breath as Mishra’s parachute oscillated in the air and then navigated slowly towards the cricket field. Thunderous applause greeted Mishra as he landed complete with a baraat. Three other colleagues of his also jumped from the chopper and joined the ceremony as baraatis. Mishra did face some resistance from his family initially. “I had been planning the whole thing for a month. But my family as well as my fiancée and her family were initially a little reluctant. I finally managed to overcome opposition by citing my past records,” said the daredevil groom. Mishra has taken jumped from 15,000-ft in 2004.