Hyderabad, Dec 20: A gay couple from Hyderabad on Saturday has solemnised their relationship by exchanging rings and tying the knot in a private ceremony held at a resort on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
The ceremony was held with Bengali and Punjabi rituals. ‘Haldi’, ‘mehendi’ and ‘sangeet’ were held as part of the wedding celebrations on December 17 and 18 which were attended by members of LGBT community in Hyderabad and their close friends and family members.
According to reports, Abhay Dange (34), an MNC employee and a resident of Delhi had met Supriyo Chakraborty (31), a senior faculty member at a prominent hotel management institute and a resident of Kolkata through an online dating app in 2012.
At a time when gay marriages are illegal in India, the duo announced their wedding in October after an eight-year long relationship which was supported by Tollywood actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu.
She had supported the gay marriage and took to twitter to congratulate the couple.
According to Supriyo, their parents were not initially supportive but later accepted their relationship.
Though the marriage could not be registered, the gay men are believed to be first gay couple of Telangana.