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A father’s wish fulfilled

  • Published at 10:30 pm February 14th, 2019
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Paralyzed and entirely dependent on others, Mujibur Rahman attended his son’s wedding reception in the Bagharpara upazila, Jessore by a helicopter on Thursday, February 14, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

A son took an extravagant route to make sure his paralyzed father would not miss his wedding

Paralyzed and entirely dependent on others, Mujibur Rahman had given up hope that he would attend his son’s wedding reception. He could not be more happy when his son proved him wrong.

Mahidul Islam Mishan, Mujibur’s son, hired a helicopter to transport his father to his reception and back – fulfilling his father’s wish.

The incident took place on Thursday afternoon, in the Bagharpara upazila, Jessore.

Mujibur’s family lives in the Lebutola village in Gajaria, Munshiganj. His son Mahidul, who is an engineer and owns a steel mill, got married in a small, intimate ceremony with Nadira Khan Jamie, who lives in the Mahiran village in Bagharpara, six months ago.

Jamie, who is an accounting student at the Barisal University, said the couple had decided to hold their wedding reception on St Valentine’s Day, which was on Thursday, because she had exams before then, and they wanted to have their reception on a special day.

However, tragedy struck soon after the couple wedded; Mahidul’s father suffered a stroke and became partially paralyzed.

The couple went ahead with their plan to hold the reception on Valentine’s Day, but now the problem was Mujibur’s attendance.

“The distance between my village and Jamie’s village is around 250km,” Mahidul said. “My father could not travel this far on road.”

But the greatest desire that Mujibur had had was to see his son as a groom.

Determined to fulfil his father’s wish, Mahidul went an extravagant step further – he hired a helicopter to comfortably transport his father to and from the reception, which was held in Jamie’s village.

“My only focus was on the fact that my father must attend my reception,” he said.

The groom’s party travelled to the venue the day before, by road, and stayed in the local hotels overnight, he added.