Varun Gandhi weds graphic designer Yamini

via published on March 6, 2011

Varun Gandhi today tied the nuptial knot with Bengali girl Yamini Roy Chowdhury at a temple on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi.

Thirty-year-old Varun, who was in a silk ‘kurta’ and ‘dhoti’ with an orange ‘angvastram’, got married to Yamini, a graphic designer, at a ceremony in Kamakoti Temple which was presided over by Kanchi Shankaracharya Swami Jayendra Saraswati.

Yamini, an alumnus of Shantiniketan in West Bengal and Delhi’s St Stephens college, wore a pink saree which had been gifted by Indira Gandhi to her daughter-in-law Maneka, an MP from Aonla in Uttar Pradesh, 40 years ago. Varun, a BJP MP from Pilibhit, is the youngest of the Gandhis.

The ceremony took place between 7.30 am and 9 am in the presence of a select gathering that besides Maneka included the girl’s mother Aruna Vasudev. However, no one from Sonia Gandhi’s family was present.

The marriage took place as per Sanatan-Hindu customs. “The marriage went off very well. I have blessed the couple,” Jayendra Saraswati told reporters here.

The reception scheduled for March 8 in Delhi has been cancelled following the death of Amteshwar Anand, mother of Maneka.

The ‘haldi’ ceremony of Varun had taken place at the Kamakoti temple last evening.

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