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Babita Phogat ties the knot with wrestler Vivek Suhag, takes an extra phera to promote beti padhao

Babita Phogat ties the knot with wrestler Vivek Suhag, takes an extra phera to promote beti padhao

Indian woman wrestler Babita Phogat recently tied the knot with fellow wrestler Vivek Suhag. The wedding rituals and ceremonies were conducted at their ancestral village Balali in Haryana. The couple is said to have taken eight - instead of customary seven - rounds around the sacred fire to support the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign. The Commonwealth Games 2010 gold medalist seems to have picked the same monotone red embellished lehenga that Priyanka Chopra Jonas wore at her Hindu wedding last year.

Babita, who won a gold in the 2014 Commonwealth Games and silver in the 2018 edition, and her father Mahavir joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in August. Fielded as a candidate in the Haryana state elections, Babita lost to independent candidate Sombir Sangwan in the Dadri constituency. Babita was pitched by the BJP from Charkhi Dadri, a seat that the party has never won in the past. She was given a ticket by the BJP, who ignored Sangwan, who contested independently and won. Read More...

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