It is the day to celebrate the journey you've had with your special one and vouch to let the love last forever! While some of us have had it easy when it comes to finding the soulmate, some had an uphill battle for love to triumph over every other hurdle. Even into 21st century, numerous social obstructions frequently come in the way of love stories. Something similar happened to politician Sachin Pilot and Sara Abdullah, which they two bravely overcame.
Sachin, presently the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan and the son of Congress leader late Rajesh Pilot, was a bright student who enrolled himself into the University of Pennsylvania, after finishing his Graduation from Delhi University and obtaining a diploma in marketing from IMT Ghaziabad. It was while pursuing his MBA abroad that he met Sara, the daughter of Omar Abdullah, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Chief and the former Chief Minister of the state as well.
Cupid seems to have been doing the rounds of the Penn University during their time there. Both Sachin and Sara knew it was not going to be an easy battle, especially given that they were from two different regional as well as political backgrounds. Nevertheless, they continued with their relationship. It was when they wanted to take their relationship to the next level that the families began showing resistance in the true sense. In an old interview with Simi Garewal, Sara recalls how she didn't particularly deal well with the difficult times, at least in the beginning.
Surprisingly though, Sara and Sachin's fathers were friends who knew each other well and Sachin was liked by Sara's family. It was no secret to either family when they began dating.
At one point, when they thought of ways that could sort the differences, both Sachin and Sara considered waiting for a while before marriage; maybe even a few years. But when there wasn't any change in how the families reacted to their relationship, they decided to take their wedding vows and 'get on with it'.
They finally got married in 2004 but sans the Abdullah family's presence. Sara later revealed there was no other way they could get married. Gradually, both families have grown to cope with it. The couple is now blessed with two sons, Aaran and Vehaan.