Mute couple gets married in Thiruvananthapuram


The marriage was fixed after Akhesh and Sundari hit it off on their first meeting and started conversing through sign language.

A wedding photo of Akhesh and Sundari | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: Akhesh, has taken along Sundari as his partner for life. The bride is from the Home for Physically Handicapped (for Women) in Thiruvananthapuram that functions under the social justice department. Both Akhesh and Sundari are mute.

Nedumangad Undampara native Akhesh is a painting worker. Sundari arrived at the Women’s house at the age of 25. The officials only know that she is from another state, but were unable to track down other details regarding her.

The marriage was fixed after Akhesh and Sundari hit it off on their first meeting and started conversing through sign language. The wedding was held on Tuesday at around 10.30 in the morning. Sundari got three sovereigns of gold and a wedding sari as a gift. The wedding meal was prepared by Thiruvananthapuram Corporation. Mayor Arya Rajendran handed over the garland for the wedding.

The wedding was held in a low-key function and saw the presence of Welfare Standing Committee president S Salim, Poojapura ward councillor VV Rajesh, District Social Justice officer Shiny mol, District Social Justice Joint Director Subhash Kumar, Assistant Director Pavithran Thaikandy, and Superindent of Home for Physically Handicapped, A S Sindhu.

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