After husband dies, parents in law help her marry another man, allows her to live a new life

Presently millions of people across the country are under lockdown in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic. On top of that, the government recently extended the ongoing shutdown for another 14 days which will end on 17 May.

Meanwhile, in a heart-touching incident reported from Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh, a mother- in law took the lead and got her widowed daughter-in-law married. This news comes at a time when the entire nation is fighting against COVID-19.

It is to be noticed that Mohit Jain, son of 65-year-old Sarla Jain, resident of Katju Nagar, was married to Sonam about 8 years ago, but after 3 years of marriage, Mohit got to know that he was suffering from cancer. Sarla was keen that her daughter-in-law get married.

When Sonam came to know that her husband was diagnosed with cancer, she began to take care of her husband and she served her husband for 3 years, but something else was written in her destiny. Eventually, her husband died of cancer and she became a widow woman.

In their last stage of life, Sarla and Rishabh realised that their widowed daughter-in-law’s life could be traumatic after they died. They decided to get her widowed daughter-in-law remarried, so that she could lead a happy life.

“I lost my son and the loss will always remain irreplaceable. However, I love my daughter-in-law and want her to lead a happy life. So, I decided to get my daughter-in-law remarried,” said Rishab.

Rishabh said that we have lived a long life but our daughter-in-law is yet to live her life. That is why they fixed her marriage with Saurabh, a resident of Nagda. “Saurabh is a good man and does a job, our daughter-in-law is also an educated girl,” the father-in-law said.

The wedding ceremony was expected to be held in Nagda and the hotel had already been booked, but lockdown shattered their dreams. They then approached the administration and sought permission from them. 

However, authorities gave them permission but also put a pre-condition that a total of eight members, including four each from the bride and the bridegroom’s family, can only attend the wedding ceremony. The wedding took place in the presence of relatives from both sides and they blessed the couple.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.