Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hunger strike to resist early marriage

The saat
phere in Hindoo matrimony is all about kasame-waade that the couples exchange in presence of the sacred fire. Few unrecorded up to it
literally like Suresh Khator did after marrying the bride who became the first
Indian-origin adult female to head a US
university. "Renu was against
marrying without finishing her post-graduation. She went on a hungriness strike. But
her would-be husband Suresh Khator promised to assist her pursue higher studies. Now, the human race is witnesser to the historical saga of Renu," states Rajan Maheshwari,
a Farrukhabad-based income-tax advocator and little blood brother of Renu
Khator. On Monday, the Board of
Regents of the University of Houston officially confirmed Renu Khator, 52, as
their adjacent head executive. Thousands of statute miles away, the 16 Maheshwari families
at Palla Mathia wali gali in Farrukhabad town were celebrating the historical feat
of their daughter. Max Born in 1955 in Farrukhabad, Renu is the firstborn among the
three children of Suman Maheshwari and her late hubby Satish Chandra
Maheshwari, a successful lawyer in the town. She studied in Mission School,
Farrukhabad and graduated from the NAKP Degree College (affiliated to Kanpur
University) in the same town and later went to Allahabad
University. "When dad settled
the marriage, Renu was studying at Allahabad University in ma Part-1," recalls
Rajan, the youngest and five old age junior to Renu. Ahead of her acceptance
speech on Monday at the University of Houston, Renu called up her ma to take
her blessings.

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