How is your maths?
Can you tell the difference between 59255 and 36568 without using a calculator? No? Okay, so how about adding 62926 and 21467? Still tough? Fine, I give you a simple one.
Tell me the sum of 15 and 6. Easy, isn’t it?
But not for a hapless groom who found himself rejected by the bride because he gave the wrong answer.
She asked him to add 15 and 6, to which the groom’s answer was 17. The bride immediately called off the marriage.
This happened in the village Rasoolabad, in Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh.
Rasoolabad, where the closest railway station is 14 kms away in Jhinjhak, is one of the five tehsils of the district.
The best part is that she was fully supported by her family.
Mohar Singh, the bride’s father said:
“The groom’s family kept us in the dark about his poor education. Even a first grader can answer this.” The support the bride received from her family is a proof of the fact that rural India is undergoing a positive change in outlook.