Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav is set to tie the knot with Aishwarya Rai, granddaughter of former Bihar chief minister Daroga Prasad Rai and daughter of former Bihar minister Chandrika Prasad Rai. Since reports of Tej Pratap’s marriage getting fixed came in, people have been wanting to know more about the bride Aishwarya Rai, whose name is enough to grab headlines.
Aishwarya was nicknamed by her family as Jhipsi and there’s a story behind her getting the name. It drizzled on the day she was born, and hence she got the name Jhipsi – a word used to refer to light rains in Bihar.
Her father, Chandrika Rai, has also been a minister in Bihar government. She has one sister, Ayushi Rai who is an engineer, and one brother Apurva Rai, who is studying law. Aishwarya is the eldest among her siblings. Her mother Poornima Rai is an assistant professor in Patna Women's College.
Aishwarya pursued her schooling from Notre Dame Academy in Patna. She did her graduation in History from Delhi University's Miranda House. She then completed her MBA from Amity University.
According to Live Cities, Tej Pratap and Aishwarya are expected to get married on May 12 in Patna. Before that, the two will get engaged during a ceremony at Hotel Maurya in Patna on April 18.
The issue of Tej Pratap’s marriage has often been a point of political war of words in Bihar. During a public rally in Motihari in Bihar in December 2017, Tej Pratap had taken a dig at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying he doesn’t want a “dhokhebaaz dulhaniya” like the JDU leader. He had made the remark while responding to a question from the public on Sushil Kumar Modi’s offer to find a bride for him.
While offering to find a bride for Tej Pratap, Modi had put three conditions – no dowry, pledging for organ donation and no threats to disrupt any marriage. The offer came after Tej Pratap had said that he would like “uncle” Sushil Modi to find a bride for him.