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INDIA: INDIAN INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER SACHIN TENDULKAR WEDDING
India's twenty-two-year-old ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar married Anjali Mehta,27, at a private ceremony in Bombay on Thursday (May 25).
The traditional and simple wedding ceremony was performed by Gajanan Viswanath Phadke,a Maharastrian priest, at a restaurant.
The closed-door ceremony started at 11 a.m.(Indian Standard Time) with "Ganapati pooja" to invoke the blessings of the Hindu god of prosperity and well-being.
The wedding, a low-key affair, was attended by about 150 guests comprising close relatives and friends of both families.
After exchanging garlands with Anjali, Sachin said "he was very happy." Expressing his happiness, his best friend and fellow cricketer Vinod Kambli said, "the marriage would inspire Tendulkar to greater deeds on the cricket field." A sizeable crowd of well-wishers and cricket enthusiasts was present outside the wedding venue to catch a glimpse of the couple. The wedding was strictly off limits for members of the press.However, a minor concession was made at the last moment,when the couple agreed to allow press photographers to take snap shots of them after the ceremony.
Currently the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team, Tendulkar attracted world attention six years ago when he made his debut at the age of 16.Since then, he has established himself as a world class cricketer with a huge fan following.
Tendulkar's wife Anjali is a practicing doctor in the paediatrics wing of Bombay's J.J.Hospital.
The newly-weds plan to go to the Indian coastal state of Goa for their honeymoon before settling down temporarily in a Marathi writers' colony in Bombay.They will later shift to a penthouse apartment in a prestigious complex for sports personalities in the city.
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|Time code||13.15.08 to 13.16.03|
|Date original||MAY 25, 1995|
|Sound||NATURAL WITH ENGLISH COMMENTARY|
|BOMBAY, INDIA (MAY 25, 1995)|
|1.||VENUE OF THE WEDDING CEREMONY OF INDIA'S CRICKETER SACHIN TENDULKAR WITH ANJALI MEHTA IN BOMBAY|
|2.||SACHIN TENDULKAR ARRIVING FOR THE WEDDING|
|3.||ANJALI MEHTA ARRIVING FOR THE WEDDING|
|4.||CAMERAMEN WAIT FOR COUPLE TO RE-APPEAR|
|5.||TENDULKAR AND HIS BRIDE ANJALI POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS|
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