Tharoor wedding low key, only close relatives, friends invited
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Last Updated: Sunday, August 22, 2010, 22:37
  
Palakkad: The wedding of former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor with Sunanda Pushkar at a village near here today was a low-key affair, with only about 100 close relatives and friends attending the marriage.

The premises of his 200-year-old ancestral house at Elavanchery did not looked far from a marriage venue of two well known personalities.

54-year-old Tharoor, a former UN Under Secretary General was clad in traditional Malayali attire of kurta and 'mundu', 48-year-old Sunanda, who hails from Kashmir, turned up in an off-white 'veshti-mundu set' like any Malayali bride would have preferred on her wedding.

About 100 close relatives, including 20 from Pushkar's side, attended the marriage, with women outnumbering men.

There were about 50 mediapersons, mostly TV channels, who were accommodated in a separate enclosure. Two channels telecast the marriage ceremony live.

However nobody was sure whether the media was invited for the function.

Nearly 25 police personnel stood guard outside the house and marriage pandal, while nearly 10 to 15 percussion and windpipe orchestra 'nadaswaram' members played the instrument at the auspicious time at the marriage this morning.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, August 22, 2010, 22:37


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