Former CEC Quraishi to marry Nepal’s current election commissioner

The paper, citing sources, said that the prospective bride and groom were both facing mild resistance from their families.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 6, 2016 5:00 pm
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Former Chief Election Commissioner of India SY Quraishi and the current election commissioner of Nepal Ila Sharma met at a conference in Mexico last year, in what has turned out to be a meet-cute of the political spheres. Reports in The Telegraph suggested Thursday that the two might be reaching the ‘logical conclusion’ of their communion this week.

Quraishi, 69, and Sharma, 49 reportedly hit it off during the conference on money in politics in Mexico in September 2015 and have come close ever since. Though apprehensive to speak on the subject, Quraishi has since admitted that the two have a “personal bond”. “This is a personal bond between us,” The Telegraph quoted him as saying. Quraishi also said that the two times that they’ve tried to get married, some or the other reason caused them to delay, terming the timing of the wedding “speculative”.

The paper, citing sources, said that the prospective bride and groom were both facing mild resistance from their families.

Quraishi is a St. Stephen’s alumnus and a 1971-batch IAS officer, who is divorced from Humra Quraishi, a journalist and columnist. Sharma, an alumnus of Gorakhpur University and the Sampurnanand Sanskrit University in Varanasi, lost her husband during an attack by Maoists in western Nepal about 15 years ago.

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    prakash gotimukul
    Oct 6, 2016 at 8:25 am
    Good Luck for the couple and peaceful life. Mr Qureishi is a wellknown gentleman.
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      arvind kumar
      Oct 7, 2016 at 6:42 am
      When two intellectuals are going to be married, don't make filthy comments please - only keep ready congratulations.
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        Swadhyay
        Oct 6, 2016 at 10:12 pm
        Will he become Hindu, he is not a good looking man. May not last too long. Strange things happen in life,out of this people she has to go after this one. No pride. Can have plutonic friend ship but this? Why Indian express need to advertise this.
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          Dinesh
          Oct 6, 2016 at 12:22 pm
          She must be out of her brains
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            SubbuI
            Oct 6, 2016 at 9:21 am
            HOPE " GHAR WAPASI" GANG DOES NOT TRY TO BREAK THEIR NIKAH AND BRING BACK HOME ILA SHARMA
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              J.S.Acharya Acharya
              Oct 6, 2016 at 9:25 am
              All the best Quereshi saab and Ms. Sharmaji....
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                amit
                Oct 6, 2016 at 8:20 am
                good luck guys! good for indo-nepal relation
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                  Ambar
                  Oct 6, 2016 at 1:05 pm
                  Love jehad :)
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                    Aiyer
                    Oct 7, 2016 at 5:15 am
                    Really pathetic to see illiterates crowding in IE readers' response. A newspaper is complete only when it has the right kind of readership. IE fails here. Dear Editor , spend some money and monitor reader mails and not allow perverts a free hand. This is not Freedom of speech . The Former CEC did yeoman service to the Consution by conducting free and fair elections during his tenure. Even if he were an ordinary person what right does it give anyone to be filthy and abusive. Stop hiding behind fake names and misuse readership columns. Shame on you
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                      Observer
                      Oct 6, 2016 at 10:06 am
                      how could this be news ?
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                        Bibu Bose
                        Oct 6, 2016 at 8:12 am
                        He has all the luck in the world.After Digvijay he is the luckiest.But no retirement bliss.
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                          Biltu
                          Oct 6, 2016 at 2:53 pm
                          GOOD LUCK AND HAPPINESS TO THEM BOTH. MAY GOD BLESS THEM.
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                            bitterhoney
                            Oct 6, 2016 at 5:10 pm
                            MashaAllah, even at this age Quraishi is attractive and masculine. Hope Ila Sharma gets the pleasure she had been looking for long.
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                              arun dass
                              Oct 6, 2016 at 10:11 am
                              Good jodi , congratulation to both
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                                Dennis
                                Oct 6, 2016 at 8:44 am
                                I thought shameless creatures used govt machinery to stalk young girls.....
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                                  ASHOK KUMAR
                                  Oct 6, 2016 at 9:40 am
                                  He should bring his legitimate hindu wife to PM House, so that she stops asking questions about her enlements as wife of PM, under RTI and the nation feel proud of Modi taking care of Jsoda Ben.
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                                    ASHOK KUMAR
                                    Oct 6, 2016 at 9:21 am
                                    Modi should learn some thing good from the prospective couple.
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                                      Dipti
                                      Oct 6, 2016 at 1:13 pm
                                      Are you in the 18th century when widow remarriage was frowned upon? Or in the 21st century distinguished by Islamophobia and intolerance?
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                                        D
                                        Oct 6, 2016 at 9:25 am
                                        A marriage made in Selection Commission. Congratulations both for a b new life!
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                                          A. M.
                                          Oct 6, 2016 at 11:38 am
                                          BharatK ke liye angoor khatte hai. Lol
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                                            Hintutva Tiger
                                            Oct 6, 2016 at 8:22 pm
                                            Hindu women empowerment lel.
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