A man in a tribal hamlet in Hyderabad’s Bhadradri Kothagudem district has raised eyebrows after marrying two women in the same ceremony, which was attended by both brides’ families, according to the Times of India on Friday, March 10.
The bridegroom, Madivi Sathibabu of Erraboru village in Cherla mandal, married the two women, Sunitha and Swapna, amid cheers and catcalls.
Wedding invitations had been sent out months in advance, with the names of both brides and their parents included.
The wedding, however, was not without hiccups.
Swapna, Sathibabu’s first love, objected to his decision to marry another woman. The issue was settled when he stated that he would marry both. “The women’s parents had no objections and decided to proceed with the rituals,” a village elder said.
Sathibabu and Swapna had been in love since they were students, and during their live-in relationship, a baby girl was born out of wedlock. Swapna lived in the village of Doshapalli in the Cherla mandal. Sathibabu was also in a relationship with his Karnepalli village relative, Sunitha, and the couple had a son.
With two newborns from twin live-in relationships, Sathibabu was soon confronted by the families of both girls about marriage.
And Sathibabu proposed a simple solution: he would marry both.