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For love, US woman weds youth as per Hindu rituals

Jessica Jones met Ankit Gupta in Washington and remained in touch on Facebook.

jaipur Updated: Feb 07, 2017 20:49 IST
Aabshar H Quazi
Jessica Jones ties the knot with Ankit Gupta in Rajasthan.
Jessica Jones ties the knot with Ankit Gupta in Rajasthan.(AH Zaidi/ht photo )

When it comes to love, no boundary is too high to cross. A young woman from the US proved this adage right once again as she traveled all the way from New York to Rajasthan to get married to a youth from Bundi.

The wedding took place Monday as per the Hindu rituals amid chanting of shlokas. It was a culmination of a friendship that blossomed into love over sessions on social networking site Facebook and finally crossed the boundary called “cultural divide”.

It was while working on developing some applications that Jessica Jones met Ankit Gupta in Washington. While Jessica looks after the environment science programme of county government in Washington DC, Ankit is an environment engineer. After the work got over, they remained in touch on Facebook and it is there that the love blossomed. When they broached the topic of marriage, Ankit’s family insisted that they wed in India and as per Hindu ritual, to which Jessica agreed.

“My father is a Christian and mother is Jewish. I have grown up respecting other cultures and religions,” said Jessica, dressed in a lehenga.

Dressed in kurta-payjama, her father Harold and mother Helena, who had draped a saree, performed the rituals as Jessica and Ankit took seven rounds of the sacred fire. Ankit’s father, D K Gupta is a senior Surgeon while mother Maya is homemaker.

Ankit, a product of IIT-Guwahati, said they have not yet decided whether they will settle in the US or India.