Indian Woman Disfigured By Acid Attack Weds Man She Met After Dialing Wrong Number

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MUMBAI, INDIA - MAY 23: Acid attack victim Lalita Ben Bansi marries with Ravi Shankar at Thane Registration office, on May 23, 2017 in Thane, India. In 2012, Lalita Ben Bansi was attacked with acid by her cousin, who threw it on her over a minor argument. 5 years and 17 surgeries later, she tied the knot with 27-year-old Ravi Shankar. Shankar works as a CCTV operator at a private firm in Kandivali and owns a petrol pump in Ranchi. We will decide whether to settle in Mumbai or Ranchi depending on what Lalita wants, says Shankar. (Photo by Praful Gangurde/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Indian Woman Disfigured By Acid Attack Marries Man She Met On Misdialed Call

This is a really sweet and heartwarming story. An Indian woman named Lalita Ben Bansi had her bridal dreams come true last week when she wed her true love Ravi Shankar at the Thane registration office near Mumbai on May 23rd. Lalita suffered horrific facial burns five years ago when her hatin’ azz cousin threw acid in her face five years ago. She’s been through 17 surgeries since then but was blessed to meet Shankar after she misdialed a phone call!

Via Life & Style reports:

“I didn’t know a wrong number would set everything right in my life,” Bansi said, according to British newspaper Metro. “I am feeling very happy. I had never thought that I would ever get married. He has a big heart and a beautiful mind.”

‘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.’

Their love hasn’t been without its obstacles, but Ravi, who works as a CCTV operator and owns a petrol pump (gas station?) was determined to make Lalita happy.

“I had to only convince my mother to accept my choice. I had to make Lalita believe that she too had the right to a better life,” he said. “Her heart is pure and that is what matters the most.”

Ravi even says he’s happy to settle down in Ranchi (where his petrol pump is) or Mumbai, whichever Lalita wants!

Super sweet love story right? And the wedding was even star studded! According to reports, several Bollywood stars attended including Vivek Oberoi, who met Lalita at an event for acid attack survivors.

We’re not sure whether we are more heart warmed by them, or the fact that the evil cousin’s plot totally backfired and Lalita came up even better than before. She’s got a great man and famous friends!

Isn’t it great to see someone blessed after such terrible misfortune?

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