Indian woman who survived acid attack after rejecting a marriage proposal aged 15 finds love and is married 13 years later to man she met while in hospital
- Wife Pramodini Roul, 28, was doused in acid when she was just 15 years old
- She married Saroj Sahoo, 29, in Jagatsinhpur, Odisha, after first meeting in 2018
- As a result of attack Pramodini has facial burns, is bald and has only 20% sight
- Pramodini claims the attack was the result of a rejected marriage proposal
An acid attack survivor who was left with burns to her face and only 20 per cent of her eyesight at just 15 years old following a ‘rejected married proposal’ has tied the knot with the man she met in hospital while recovering.
Pramodini Roul, 28, found love 13 years later and married Saroj Sahoo, 29, on March 1 in her hometown Jagatsinhpur, Odisha, after first meeting in 2018.
Saroj’s friend was a nurse and would regularly visit the hospital that brave Pramodini was being treated and the pair quickly fell in love.
Pramodini Roul, 28, and Saroj Sahoo, 29, tied the knot on March 1 in Pramodini’s hometown Jagatsinhpur, Odisha
The couple (pictured) first met in 2018 at the hospital where Pramodini was being treated and Saroj’s friend was a nurse
Pramodini was just 15 years old (pictured left before the attack) when she was doused in acid, leaving her with horrific facial burns and completely bald. Pictured right: Pramodini today
As well as the facial burns and loss of eyesight, Pramodini was also left bald by the attack.
But that didn’t stop her from enjoying the best day of her life this month with more than 1000 guests, including other acid attack survivors.
Pramodini, who wore a wig on her wedding day, said: ‘I feel so blessed to be married to Saroj, it’s an amazing feeling.
‘We had so many guests at our wedding to celebrate our special day with us.’
The couple were engaged in 2018 and had plans to marry in April 2020 but the pandemic outbreak last year delayed their plans.
Pramodini said: ‘After visiting the hospital on and off during my recovery in 2018 we fell in love and he gave up his job to help care for me.
The couple got married on March 1 and had more than 1,000 guests attend, including some fellow acid attack survivors. Pictured: Pramodini on her wedding day
The pair had planned to get married in April 2020, after getting engaged in 2018, but the pandemic outbreak delayed their plans
After meeting at the hospital and falling in love, Saroj gave up his job to help take care of Pramodini
‘A lot of people were surprised that he would want to marry me but we fell in love and our families did come around to the idea.’
Pramodini was just 15-years-old when she was doused in acid – something she claims happened due to a rejected marriage proposal.
The attack caused severe burns to her face and blinded her in both eyes.
But after suffering with pain for almost a decade and undergoing five reconstructive surgeries including one to correct vision in her left eye, she met the love of her life in hospital.
Pramodini claims many people were surprised Saroj wanted to marry her and that their families ‘came around to the idea’
The newlywed claims she was doused in acid due to a rejected marriage proposal. Pictured: Pramodini and Saroj together
While undergoing years of painful reconstruction surgeries she met the love of her life in the hospital. Pictured: The newlyweds together
Pramodini added: ‘After meeting in hospital we lived together in New Delhi at first before contemplating on getting married in two years.
‘The first time I’d seen Saroj was this September when I had undergone the first surgery in left eye but I had fallen for his charms.
‘He loves me like the way I am. He always encourages me to live life happily.’
The two now work for rehabilitation of acid attack survivors in Odisha through Chaanv Foundation, an NGO that works for acid attack survivors in the country.
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