A bride in the east of India who was just getting to know her groom, left him mid-ceremony after he took off his ceremonial headdress.
Ravi Kumar, a neurologist in Delhi, traveled over 620 miles to marry a woman in a wedding that had been planned for a year.
According to Bhaskar News, the bride’s father had stayed with Kumar on three occasions in Delhi, and finding him a good fit for his daughter, gave his blessing to the marriage.
On Feb. 18, Kumar was set to marry the woman.
The wedding party had made it as far as the bride’s house and they had already exchanged garlands when the wedding procession headed to the wedding pavilion.
When they reached the pavilion, however, the wedding was called off.
There, Kumar reportedly took off his ceremonial headdress, exposing his balding head.
Seeing his lack of hair, his bride refused to marry him, Bhaskar News reports.
Both wedding parties tried to make the bride change her mind, but to no avail.
Not wanting to return home without a bride, Kumar’s family launched an “extensive search,” for another bride, reports the Gulf News.
The city council suggested the daughter of a poor farmer, and two days later, Kumar married her.
Kumar and his bride, Neha Kumari, tied the knot at Ramjanki Temple in the village of Sugauli in Bihar.
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