Indian wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Somvir Rathee tie the knot, take additional vow
Asian Games champion Vinesh Phogat married national level wrestler Somvir Rathee in Haryana, yesterday.
Interestingly, apart from the seven phere (as per Indian tradition), the newlyweds reportedly took an additional vow “beti bachao, beti padhao, beti khilao (save daughters, teach daughters and to let them play)” during the wedding ceremony in Vinesh’s hometown, Charkhi Dadri. Vinesh’s cousins Geeta and Babita Phogat were also present at the wedding.
The couple got engaged in August this year after Vinesh returned from a successful campaign at the Asian Games in Jakarta. According to reports, the couple has been in a relationship for the past eight years.