KHOTANG, Mar 4: Rajan Purbeli of Rupakot Majhuwagadhi Municipality-6 and his wife Srijana Tamang cannot see each other. But they feel each other by their touch and voice and love each other endlessly. Eight years ago, they tied the nuptial knot with each other and now have a five years old son.
The love and respect they have for each other makes their relationship even stronger. Those who see their love call them the 'modern-day Muna and Madan.' When they go somewhere, they hold each other's hands as they walk together with the help of their white canes. They are often invited to perform at local musical functions where they go together.
After realizing that they both loved each other, they turned their two years affair into marriage. "It is not important to see each other when we can feel our souls," said Rajan who works as a music instructor, adding, "Though we have not seen each other, our love is beautiful."
Rajan has been running a music school in the district headquarters for the past two years. Despite his disability, he completed his bachelor's degree in classical music from the University of Allahabad, India. And today he is imparting that knowledge to his students. Rajan and Srijana who both have turned 30 lost their eyesight in childhood due to illness. According to Rajan, he lost his sight after his typhoid got worse. Fortunately, they gave birth to a healthy child.
They met each other at a Maitidevi-based music school where they would come to learn music. Rajan can cook, wash, and clean. He can even decorate his music room on his own.
Bhakta Bishwakarma and his wife Bedana Rai of Rupakot Majhuwagadhi -11, too, are visually impaired. However, their life is no different from that of the 'abled' couples. They started liking each other while studying in Diktel, the district headquarters. Later, they got married and now have two children. Bhakta plays music at a local music school.