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Acid attack survivor marries her love in Lucknow

Three major surgeries were conducted on Kavita to get her back in shape.

india Updated: Apr 18, 2017 12:02 IST
Gaurav Saigal
Gaurav Saigal
Lucknow, Hindustan Times
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Kavita with husband Nitesh.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)

Acid attack survivor Kavita on Monday got married to the man who stood by her during the tough days after the gruesome incident and has promised to keep her happy for the rest of her life.

“Life was tough but I kept on moving and I am happy I am getting married to the man I like,” said the 25-year-old, who married Nitesh at Shri Hanuman Mandir Japtibag near Tikait Rai Taalaab. Witness to the ceremony were a few friends and the medical team that conducted three major surgeries on Kavita to restore her looks.

Dr Vivek Agrawal, a plastic surgeon, held a small party after the ‘jaimaal’ and ‘phere’ solemnised the marriage.

“I conducted three major surgeries free of cost for Kavita. But even after surgery I felt like doing more and I got her trained. Today she has a counter in my clinic where items such as artificial jewellery made by her are sold to visitors,” said Dr Agrawal.

Burn injuries and hair loss had shattered Kavita in 2012 June when a jealous lover threw acid on her as he got to know she was getting married to someone else. Kavita fought the case despite family opposition.

“Her life since 2012 has been full of struggle. But she stood by her decision and today she is self-sufficient,” said Shiva Mishra, the Young Women Committee convenor at AIDWA. Shiva has also stood by Kavita, helping after the attack.

First Published: Apr 18, 2017 07:47 IST