A 24-year-old dying cancer patient, who came to know that her disease is at an advanced stage recently at Chattogram Medical Centre, nevertheless married her boyfriend to fulfill her last wish.
The groom Mahmudul Hasan, 27, and bride Fahmida Kamal were in a relationship and set an example by completing the step of marriage instead of surrendering their love to cancer at a hospital recently, said Saifuddin Saki, former official of Chattogram City Corporation and also the grandfather of Fahmida.
The image of the bride and bridegroom, wearing traditional wedding dresses, went viral on social networking sites drawing the attention of the netizens.
The bridegroom himself took the responsibility of his newly married wife and all medical expenses, drawing praise from different quarters.
Mahmudul, son of Azizul Haque of Chakaria in Cox's Bazar district completed his MBA from North South University (NSU) while Fahmida obtained her BBA and MBA degrees from International Independent University (IIUB).
They met and fell in love during their university days.
In 2021, Fahmida was admitted to Dhaka Evercare Hospital and came to know that she has been suffering from cancer. Later, she went to India for treatment but the doctors informed her it was too late for them to do anything. She then returned home.
She has been undergoing treatment in Chattogram Medical Centre for the past two months, although there was no let up in the deterioration of her physical condition.
During this period, Mahmudul asked for Fahmida;s hand in marriage from her family, and having crossed all obstacles they finally tied the knot on March 9, just like they had always wanted to.
And despite the tragic circumstances, they celebrated the occasion by cutting a cake and providing sweets at the hospital.
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