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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