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US woman travels to UP for her 'Facebook son's' marriage in Gorakhpur

"Truth is stranger than fiction," these words of Mark Twain aptly fit in the case of Krishna Mohan Tripathi from Gorakhpur. The 28-year-old from Gorakhpur got married last week and the ceremony was attended by a surprise guest. 

Updated: Jan 31, 2016, 13:05 PM IST
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New Delhi: "Truth is stranger than fiction," these words of Mark Twain aptly fit in the case of Krishna Mohan Tripathi from Gorakhpur. The 28-year-old from Gorakhpur got married last week and the ceremony was attended by a surprise guest. 

The wedding guests were left surprised when they saw 60-year-old Deb Miller on the sides of the groom.

The Krishna Mohan Tripathi and Deb Miller's relationship goes back four years ago when the he stumbled upon Miller's profile while surfing social networking site Facebook. Soon both of them started exchanging their feelings. Tripathi's mother had died when he was a teenager and Miller, a resident of California, also do not have children. 

During the course of interaction on Facebook, both of them developed a mother-son relationship and Miller accepted Tripathi as her son. 

Tripathi was surprised when Miller accepted his wedding invitation and agreed to come to India and attend the ceremony. Miller also brought jewellery worth Rs 25 lakh as gift for the newly-wedded couple. 

Krishna is currently pursuing MSc from Awadh University in Faizabad and wants to become a lawyer. 

Deb has also invited the couple to US after the wedding. 

Deb, dressed in a Banarasi saree, was impressed by the Indian tradition and culture. Deb said she has bought about two dozen of sarees to take back home. 

She left for Delhi on Saturday evening and will leave for the US  on Sunday.