Nehru Weds Pashmina at Picturesque Dal Lake

Ubeer Naqushbandi

SRINAGAR

Photos/KL: Bilal Bahadur
Photos/KL: Bilal Bahadur

As Band, Baja and Bharaat reached SKICC Wednesday to celebrate a ‘unique’ marriage, the feeling was overwhelming for many. Moments after, as the bridegroom Nehru and bride Pashmina strolled in the lawn, it was picture perfect for the migrant community and those turned to be the part of it.

Two Kashmiri pandit families living outside had turned up along with their immaculately dressed relatives to celebrate their ward’s wedding. The families returned to home to celebrate the “auspicious occasion” danced on the local band’s tunes.

Unique scenes unfolded at the banks of world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday when Kashmiri Pandit families living outside performed marriage of their wards here amid much fanfare. PHOTO BY BILAL BAHADUR

The bridegroom happens to be the son of the Nehru family, owning famous Nehru Hotel at Boulevard and the bride, a granddaughter of late historian, Pyarelal Parmu.

Amol Nehru (26) tied nuptial knot with Pashmina. Bridegroom runs an advocacy firm based in Pune besides family business, while bride is currently based in Mumbai.

Unique scenes unfolded at the banks of world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday when Kashmiri Pandit families living outside performed marriage of their wards here amid much fanfare. PHOTO BY BILAL BAHADUR

The marriage was held in a mix of Kashmiri tradition with a tinge of Bollywood style. One of the Pandit guests privy to the high-end family told Kashmir Life, “This marriage reinvigorated old memories in the community.”

“We perform the marriage in purely Kashmiri style,” he said. “From Mehindiraat to wazwaan, everything was local.”

Amol is the son of Rajan—descendant of erstwhile landlord of Bhishember Nagar, late Pushkar Nath. Nehru family had shifted to plains after selling their land at Bhisembhar Nagar in 1984. He is currently based at Pune.

Unique scenes unfolded at the banks of world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday when Kashmiri Pandit families living outside performed marriage of their wards here amid much fanfare. PHOTO BY BILAL BAHADUR

One of the guests told Kashmir Life that there were 60 guests from foreign, including some pandit NRK’s from Germany, Canada and Europe.

Among the noteworthy guests were oncologist Dr Sameer Koul, former DGP Kuldeep Khoda, Moti Lal (head of Pandit Conference Pune), Mohit Raina, Chaman Lal Saraf and family members of notable pandit families, including Ganjoos, Bakayas, Sarafs and others.

It was altogether a different feeling for the migrant community, many asserted. “It is more than a wedding occasion for us,” one Bharati said. “It was like homecoming.”

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