PATNA: Indian railway minister Suresh Prabhu has come in for praise after he helped a Bihar man tie nuptial knot with the girl of his choice.
The marriage of Sushil Kumar Ojha, a resident of Navadih village in Bhojpur district was scheduled to be solemnised with Priti Bhardwaj, a resident of Ghaziabad, in Delhi on May 15.
Subsequently, the boy family booked tickets for the groom and the guests in Delhi-bound Magadh Express, infamous for running much behind schedule.
The groom along with guests boarded the train at Ara railway station on May 14 but soon got apprehensive about the fate of his marriage as the train went six hours late.
Apprehensive that he may not be able to reach on time which means deferring of the wedding schedule, the groom soon tweeted his plight on Twitter and urged the railway minister to help him in this regard.
Taking the matter seriously, the railway minister directed the authorities concerned to ensure arrival of the late-running train on time and it was only then that the train reached Delhi some 90 minutes before the scheduled time of wedding.
“We are together now just because of the railway minister. We thank him a lot,” Priti told a local media today.