Vidyanagar (Kasaragod): Love that sprouted out at a badminton court in Singapore saw a happy ending in Kasaragod. Apurva Shanbogue, a Kasaragod native, became a bride to Alexander Perzan, a French man. The newly-wedded couple were MBA students in Singapore in different colleges.
According to Hindu rituals, the marriage between the two took place at Vidyanagar Chinmaya Thejus Auditorium on Sunday morning. The young couples reached the auditorium after praying at the Kudlu Gopalakrishna temple along with their relatives.
Apurva is the daughter of Dr KK Shanbogue and Vijayalakshmi, natives of Kudlu. From France, the groom’s father Philip Perzan, a businessman by profession, his mother Agnis Perzan, 2 brothers and 25 friends flew in for the marriage. The team arrived here 2 days in advance for the function. The foreign guests attended the function and rituals with curiosity.
Apurva and Alexander have been working as engineers with a French company named TNP in Kochi for the last 6 months. Apurva went to Singapore for her MBA studies after completing engineering. Alexander was also pursuing MBA in another college nearby after his engineering studies.
The couple met for the first time during an inter-college badminton competition. Both had come face to face in the court, in which Apurva won the match. Admiration towards Apurva began in the court led to their marriage after an year-long romance.