It was a bittersweet second for this household as members vacillated between happiness and unhappiness on the identical time on Thursday, even because it was solely unhappiness for the opposite household concerned. A pall of gloom descended on Nandita Das’ household after they learnt that her groom, Jaydeb Ghosh, 42, died underneath mysterious circumstances in his home at Dabgram in Siliguri early morning on Thursday, hours earlier than he and Nandita had been purported to tie the nuptial knot.
The information got here as a impolite shock for the household. However, another piece of stories quickly introduced smiles within the faces of members of the Das household when one Pradip Dam got here to the rescue and provided to marry Nandita.
The wedding ceremony for Nandita and Jaydeb had been mounted round three months in the past, and all the things was all good, whereas preparations had been occurring in full swing for the large day on Thursday, till the hanging physique of Ghosh was recovered from the balcony close to his room.
“We did not find anything unnatural in his death. All pre-wedding rituals and programmes had gone well. We failed to understand how the incident occurred. We found him hanging at the balcony,” mentioned Toton Ghosh, the brother of Jaydeb, who owned a grocery store.
Police reached the location and despatched the physique for autopsy. As information unfold and celebrations on the Das’ become mourning, a resident of Dabgram, one Gopu Sarkar, got here to know concerning the incident by way of WhatsApp.
“I felt very sad and I immediately informed one of my relatives, Pradip Dam, about it and he came forward for the marriage,” Mr Sarkar mentioned. Nandita, in the meantime, mentioned she had misplaced hopes and noticed her “life ended” when she got here to know that her would-be husband was no extra. Her mom, Kalpana Das, mentioned it was like a miracle. “The news shattered us, but Pradip really came as a pleasant surprise and miracle,” Mrs Das mentioned.