Written by Bella Dalima
31 Jan, 2014 | 3:38 pm
Saying good-bye to all worldly comforts, a lovelorn US-born woman came all the way to Haryana’s Popra village to marry her Facebook friend and play the role of a doting Indian wife.
Adriana Peral, 41, is 16 years older to her husband Mukesh Ror. The couple got in touch with each other over social networking website Facebook in February, 2013 and reportedly got married in November.
Peral, who hails from California, was a grandmother back in the US, when she decided to marry Mukesh. Now, the couple wants to fly to the US to see Peral’s mother, daughter and two grandchildren.
Popra is located about 70km from Karnal, adjoining the border of Jind district.
Peral told HT that her marriage with a stubborn US navy official did not last long.
“With tears in my eyes, I used to pray in the church to have a caring life partner. I am happily married and want to see Mukesh join some profession and have a nice house in a town,” said Peral, adding that she is still adjusting with the limited amenities at her new house.
Meanwhile, the US Embassy in New Delhi has refused to entertain Ror’s visa application.
But Peral sees nothing wrong in the rejection of visa application, saying it was the US policy to maintain an eye on the unscrupulous elements trying to enter the country using unfair means.
“I hope that Mukesh will soon get a permit to visit or settle with me in the US. But I am not averse to stay back in India to lead a peaceful married life,” she said.
Mukesh had worked for various Hindi news channels and newspapers from Assandh sub-division of the district, but now, he said, he was busy with his new life and working on his visa clearance.
Peral, who studied till Class 8 back in the US, said that she was a receptionist at a clinic in California.
Now pregnant, Peral is firm on delivering the baby in the US.
Clarifying that she was not a typical Haryanvi housewife doing all household chores, Peral finds the ongoing chilly weather as completely unbearable.
When told that marrying an elder woman and that too from a different religion was still considered a taboo in the Haryanvi society, Peral said that she didn’t care as long as Mukesh loved her.
Visual Courtesy: Barcroft TV
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