An Indian couple Pramod Kumar, 47, and Poonam Devi, 33, follow closely behind Brazilian couple, Douglas Maistre Breger da Silva and wife Claudia Pereira Rocha of Curitiba who are Guinness World Record Holders for the world’s smallest married couple.
Pramod Kumar, finally found love with Poonam Devi, after a 22-year search and they got married in a traditional Indian ceremony in Uttar Pradesh, India last week.
Kumar is 2’7″ and Poonam is 3’4″ and their combined height is 71.4 inches, just 0.4 inches taller than the current Guinness record holders.
Douglas Maistre Breger da Silva and wife, Claudia Pereira Rocha are the world’s shortest married couple and 71 inches in total. They have been married since 1998.
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Kumar and Poonam got married in an elaborate wedding ceremony in north India, reports The Mirror.
The proud groom said: “We got married in a big wedding ceremony which was the happiest day of my life. We love each other so much.”
“A local villager helped us meet because he knew that both of us were single.
“It was love at first sight for me. We fell in love right after our first meeting.
“Things between us moved forward quickly and we got married within a few days.
“I am pleased to have met my life’s love and wouldn’t change anything.”
Kumar who was already worried he was turning old, thinking he would die single says he has never been with anyone.
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Poonam Devi his wife expressed joy at the union saying; “I was very lonely in life before meeting Pramod. He is an incredible man. I can only thank my stars for this gift that I have got in my husband.”
The couple claim that the local villagers who bully them because of their heights are now jealous of their happiness, as they look forward to having proper jobs so that they can build a home and family.
“Yes, people say things all the time. Many say that we can’t fit into the society.”
“But, we don’t care about what people say. They are just envious that we are a happy couple. The unhappiness in their lives makes them say such things,” Devi said.
Kumar said; “Jobs are our only concern now. We both haven’t had proper jobs in our lives so far. But now we will move forward in that direction and never look back again.
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