Written byAyushi Chamoli ·
A perfect wedding day is a dream for most. Everything, right from the outfit, to the venue and makeup, is considered while planning.
This 27-year-old man from Gujarat was no exception, and as per his wishes, his wedding was held on May 10 at a village in Himmatnagar, Gujarat.
However, the gala event had one essential element missing: The bride.
Here's what happened.
27-year-old Ajay Barot was diagnosed with a learning disability when he was a child and therefore, never got to complete his formal education.
His family knew that this would obstruct the possibility of getting a bride for him, who had an incredible love for weddings and was eagerly waiting for his.
Ajay's father, Vishnubhai Barot, made sure his son's dream comes true.
Vishnubhai, who works at Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation as a conductor, said, "He (Ajay) used to enjoy the wedding processions of other people and asked us about his wedding. We were unable to answer his question as it was not possible to find a match for him."
When in February, Ajay's cousin got married, he was disheartened that his wedding was not organized.
Meanwhile, in order to make his dream come true and him happy, Ajay's family members decided to hold a wedding procession.
Wedding cards were printed, guests were invited, and the family made arrangements at a nearby community hall for 800 people and spent Rs. 2 lakh.
Moreover, Ajay's stepmother even organized a sangeet ceremony along with other rituals a day before his wedding.
Alongside, Ajay's uncle, Kamlesh, described him as a good dancer, who loves music.
He said, "Every time there is a celebration in the village, Ajay is the first one to be there to perform. But it always pinched him that it wasn't his own wedding."
"I am very happy that I fulfilled my son's dream without thinking about what society would say," said Vishnubhai.
While talking about the ceremony, Hasmukh, Ajay's brother, said, "Ajay's dance at his own wedding procession will be one to remember for the rest of our lives. All families with special children should fulfill their desires. It can be a positive step in their lives."
Moreover, Ajay was okay with no bride as long as the wedding procession was for him.
Eldest among four siblings, he had also dropped out of special school.
"We couldn't afford to send him to a good school that would have admitted him despite this shortcoming. But he is sharp and has an understanding of a lot of things around him," Kamlesh said.
When asked about the possibility of a real wedding, Kamlesh said, "If it happens, we'll all be very happy but it seems unlikely because he is dependent on us for a lot of things. If he gets married, we will make the celebrations even bigger."
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