An acid attack survivor had no hopes for a happy future after being disfigured due to an acid attack perpetrated by her brother. has found love, marrying a man she met after dialling a wrong number.
26-year-old Lalita Benbansi suffered horrific facial injuries in 2012 when her brother poured acid over her for revenge over a family matter that did not involve her.
Two months after dialing the wrong number and reaching Rahul Kumar, the pair married yesterday.
So far she has undergone 17 surgical procedures on her face.
Lalita believed she would never find happiness but all of that changed when she dialed the wrong number.
She ended up getting through to Rahul Kumar who lived 1,100 miles away in Mumbai.
Speaking over the phone, they became friends and married yesterday after two months of dating.
Lalita said: ‘I didn’t know a wrong number would set everything right in my life.
‘I am feeling very happy. I had never thought that I would ever get married. He has a big heart and a beautiful mind.’
She said they had discussed the horrific attack: ‘He knew everything about me and was well aware of my looks, but he still kept on his promise to marry me. I am so proud to have a partner like him.’
Rahul, a CCTV operator told reporters: ‘Her heart is pure and that is what matters the most. I knew I would do something good. Didn’t know a wrong number would change my life entirely.’
The story has hit the headlines in India with many Bollywood stars helping the couple with their big day.
Actor Vivek Oberoi gifted her an apartment while designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla preparing her wedding dress.
Vivek who had previously met Lalita at an awareness programme. He said: ‘I wish they stay happy together. He loves her truly. He was telling me that their love story is rather filmy.’