"He taught me to believe in love.": Acid attack survivor gets married in Mumbai

Acid-attack survivor Lalita Ben Bansi, found the love of her life as she tied the knot earlier this week with 27 year old Ravi Shankar.

“Who would have thought an acid attack and 17 surgeries later I would find love. But it happened. And it all started with a wrong number," says the 26 year old, who also recently celebrated her wedding reception with Shankar.

When Lalita was attacked with acid by her cousin in a tragic incident 5 years ago, she was left with severe facial complications and disfiguration that required more than a dozen surgeries. She talks about how a small argument in 2012 changed her life forever. “So many surgeries later, too, my face was deformed. In need for change, I moved from Azamgarh to Kalwa in Thane near Mumbai,”

27 year old Ravi works as a CCTV operator at a private firm in Kandivli and got to know Lalita over the past two months, all thanks to a 'wrong number.'

Shankar speaks of her new bride, “I liked her from the beginning. I had to only convince my mother to accept my choice. I had to make Lalita believe that she too had the right to a better life.”

Their wedding ceremony was also attended by Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, who gifted the couple an apartment and also offered to pay for her surgeries in future.

Wishing all the happiness to the newly weds.

The article includes excerpts of interview published in a Hindustan Times article.

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