Farmer arrives in chopper to marry
Making his childhood dream come true, Navdeep Singh from Giddri village in Ludhiana, today landed from a helicopter in fields of Dholewal village to marry his NRI bride.
A XII pass out, Navdeep had always dreamt of going to wed his would-be-wife in a helicopter. The helicopter took off from Giddri village at around 10.50 am and reached bride’s village in just 25 minutes. Interestingly, the groom Navdeep had to wait for nearly one-and-a-half hours for rest of the wedding guests to reach fields (where helicopter landed).
The other wedding guests arrived in cars by road, which took them long to reach the fields, while groom Navdeep waited. The fields belonged to father of bride Manpreet Kaur. Though groom Navdeep and his family members evaded questions on expenses incurred in hiring helicopter, sources said the high ride costed him nearly Rs 50, 000 per hour. When calculated in total, the cost of this joy ride might had reached up to nearly Rs 6 lakh.
Delhi-based Monarch Aviation Company rented out the aircraft. As per the pilot Captain KK Singh the helicopter guzzled fuel of 120 litres per hour. Captain started his flight from Delhi on last night and stayed overnight at Giddri village. While Navdeep basked in the new found glory of riding in a helicopter for the first time, the amused villagers and students of nearby senior secondary school has a new source of attraction. Few students even bunked their classes to have a glimpse of the aircraft.
While groom Navdeep Singh is reportedly unemployed, Manpreet Kaur has recently returned from her uncle’s house in the US. Both the families have agriculture background and they have the NRI relatives. Pilot said the aviation turbine fuel (ATF) is used in the helicopter, which is much superior in quality than petrol. He added that while on the way to wedding party, Navdeep was composed, to the way back to village neither bride nor groom could hide their ecstasy on flying high together.
Giving it a VIP twist to the landing of helicopter, men in khakhi donned the fields. The police had made elaborate arrangements in order to rule out any possibility of inconvenience from public. Also a special helipad was set up in the fields after seeking requisite clearances.
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