Here comes the bride, or not. Mangesh Kumar and Surabhi were expected to wed. During the wedding ceremony rituals, the bride, Surabhi, had suddenly collapsed after telling the groom and guests she was starting to experience feelings of illness. Soon after, Surabhi had collapsed in the middle of the ceremony.
The wedding party called a doctor to the wedding after Surabhi collapsed. Shortly after their arrival, the doctor had declared that Surabhi was indeed dead from a heart attack. How can a wedding go on without the bride?
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The groom, Mangesh Kumar, came up with a suggestion. Kumar then asked Surabhi's parents if her younger sister, Nisha, could marry him in Surabhi's place. The deceased bride's parents agreed and the ceremony continued.
With Surabhi's lifeless body in the next room, Kumar married Nisha, the younger sister. While recalling the bizarre turn of events to the Times of India, Surabhi's brother Saurabh commented, “It was a bizarre situation as the wedding of my younger sister took place while the dead body of my other sister was lying in another room.” The circumstances that led up to Surabhi's heart attack have not been reported on or released to the public.