Ramakanta Biswas

Falling in love is easy, but maintaining a relationship that withstands the test of time is certainly a tough challenge. And, who knows this better than Subhranshu Mohapatra.

A native of Khaira area of Balasore district, Subhranshu overcame all the challenges and tied the nuptial knot with his wheelchair-bound ladylove Debasmita Panda in November last year.

On this Valentine’s Day, the couple walked down the memory lane and remembered their incredible love story that weathered through all ups and downs in life.

Subhranshu and Debasmita were studying in Soro College when love blossomed between them. They were very sure from the day one that they would take their relationship to next level and live together forever. Their relationship had also received consent from both families.

All was well in the lives of the lovebirds until an unexpected health problem hit the love story hard. Debasmita developed a neurological problem and lost her ability to walk.

“We are very happy for our togetherness now. We struggled a lot for this. It was normal for us to tie the knot despite my illness. However, the society looks other way. So when I slightly recovered from my illness, we decided to go ahead and tied the knot,” recalled Debasmita.

“From the very first day of our relationship, we promised each other that we will live together forever whatever the circumstance might be. We were already married at heart. I do not think I have not done any great work by marrying the love of my life,” said Subhranshu.

Reported by Rashmiranjan Das, OTV