KOKRAJHAR, Feb 16: Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Hagrama Mohilary is getting married to Sewli Brahma of Tipkai, Sangbanga on February 22 at his birthplace, Debargaon, about 10 km from Kokrajhar town. Sewli Brahma is the daughter of Batendra Brahma, retired principal of Tipkai HS School and a social worker of the locality.
Mohilary’s mother Budhbari Mohilary, who is now in the 80s, in an interview to The Sentinel said that she was very happy for Hagrama, who is the youngest son of the family. She added that Hagrama was always reluctant about marriage. “I feel so happy now that my son is going to tie the knot,” she said.
In another interview to The Sentinel, elder brother of the groom, Janaki Mohilary, who is an engineer in Nigeria, said arrangements were going on in full swing for the marriage. There will be seven dining halls categories for VIP, VVIP, general, vegetarian and guests from Bhutan. 3,000 guests will be accommodated in one sitting, Mohilary said, adding that 12,000 invitation cards have been printed and around 25,000 people will attend the wedding.
He also said the Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and other ministers have consented to come.
Replying to a question regarding the bride’s father, Batendra Brahma being a follower of Brahma religion and Hagrama, a follower of Bathouism, he said that the bride would be wed under traditional Brahma rituals and after that the marriage would be solemnized as per Bathou rituals.
Meanwhile, Hagrama Mohilary refused to comment about his getting married but seemed to be quite happy.
A newly-built two-storeyed apartment has been prepared for the celebration. The designers entrusted are Mriduraj Basumatary and Debojit Sanowal. The food has been sponsored by Singhi Company Ltd. of Bilasipara.
The bride Sewli Brahma is an MA in Economics from Pune and at present working for her PhD under Gauhati University.