A unique wedding has been seen in Kanpur, India where, while distributing food on the pavement, a young man fell in love with a begging girl and both of them tied the knot amid the lockdown.

Anil, a driver from Kanpur’s Kakadeo area came across a beggar, Neelam when he went out to distribute food as per the instructions of his employer among the needy. He was attracted to Neelam that turned into true love.

Talking to an Indian news outlet, the bride said, “My father died long ago and my mother suffered a paralysis stroke. My brother and sister-in-law used to beat me up and one day they threw my mother and I out of the house.”


Left without a roof over her head and little resources, Neelam started begging to make ends meet.

“He started talking to me when he came to know about my circumstances. One day, he convinced me to give up begging. We started interacting daily, and developed a friendship which blossomed into love”, said Neelam.

Anil told reporters: “I admired her courage and guts. She was not only fending for herself but also for her paralysed mother.”

Anil shared his feelings with his employer who guided him to take care of Neelam and her mother because the lockdown had made their life much more difficult. And then he started providing to them two times a day.

His employer, Lalta Prasad convinced Anil’s family to let him marry the girl he loved and he finally proposed to Neelam.