They say love is blind. Here’s a true love story of a German girl who met an Assamese boy on Facebook and fell in love. Now they have decided to tie the knot as per Hindu rituals.
Despite all the words of caution she got at home, suggesting he could be fake or a con man. She leaves no storm come her way in this life changing decision.
On May 17, Saly Koch flew down to India and arrived at a remote village at Barpathar in Golaghat, Assam to finally meet her sweetheart Abani Koch in person for the first time.
The young couple met on Facebook about three years ago. “One day I was randomly searching Facebook users of Koch community and found Saly Koch. I sent her a friend request and was accepted. We started chatting and slowly our friendship grew deeper,” he said.
The class XII passed boy who makes his livelihood working in a local private tea garden still lives with his 55-year-old mother and a sister. Saly is an artist by profession. Her father is a businessman and mother is a teacher by profession, reported a local daily.
Saly Koch was also quoted confessing, “Despite struggling through the initial stage due to cultural differences at first, I love my life here in Assam with Abani and I wouldn’t exchange it for anything in the world.”
In 2012, Assam Congress MLA from Borkhola Dr Rumi Nath made headlines when she married a 27-year-old Zakir Hussain whom she met on the popular social networking site Facebook.