This is called real love!He was her Professor. She was his student. Defying the objections from the families due to caste difference, they married in January, 1963. Even after the marriage, the groom encouraged and sometimes pressurised her to continue her study. She continued. After completing her Graduation, she studied MBBS, came out with flying colours and became a doctor in Railway. He continued to teach Botany at a Kolkata College.
Time passed. The couple was very happy. But they were issueless. Both husband and wife were actively associated with many social services in north Kolkata. The wife even became the Chairperson of a Committee of Kolkata Municipal Corporation during the late nineties.
However, the setback came 8 years ago. The lady started behaving in a different manner. She started forgetting basic things. Treatment started. The lady was found to be suffering Alzheimers' disease, which is incurable.
Over the year, she stopped talking. She could not recognize anyone, except that old man who remained with her for last 55 years. She can't trust anyone. She is afraid of others. Only when his companion sits beside her, she remains quiet.
After 55 long years, the man, now 83 years old Pabitrachitta Nandi, re-married his wife, Dr. Gita Nandi on 21st January, 2018. He did this as an effort to help his wife to get some comfort. He did this to enable his wife to remember the golden old days of their life.
83-year-old Pabitrachitta Nandi has been trying his level best to fight against Alzheimer's disease of his 81-year-old wife Dr. Gita. Although the doctors could not show any ray of hope, the old man has been fighting with an indomitable spirit.
This is called real love!