Mausam Benazir Noor
Resplendent in a green zardosi sari, Congress MP Mausam Benazir Noor,
the niece of late central minister A.B.A. Ghani Khan Chowdhury,
Saturday tied the knot with her long-time sweetheart Mirza Kayesh
Begg at a glittering ceremony in this northern West Bengal town.
First time Lok Sabha member Mausam was all decked up in bridal
jewellery at the sprawling Kotwali mansion of her family that was
illuminated in all its splendour and ready to play host to around
Looking coy, the 27-year-old law graduate said she was feeling both
nervous and happy.
am as nervous as I was during the Lok Sabha campaign (earlier this
year). At the same time, I am moved to see so many people turn up
for the wedding. And the way the people are celebrating the occasion
is also simply unbelievable".
and the handsome Begg got to know each other while studying law
together. He also took an active part in Mausam's election
campaigns. "She will continue with politics. I will pursue a career
in law," said Begg, a resident of Asansol in Burdwan district.
(Congress president Sonia Gandhi) has sent me a lovely gift. And she
has also sent a handwritten note conveying her best wishes to me and
my husband. This is the best gift for me," said Mausam, whose short
political career has seen her rising fast.
became a legislator earlier this year from the family pocket borough
of Sujapur after the death of her mother and Ghani Khan's sister
Ruby Noor, before winning the Lok Sabha polls from the Malda North
Khan Chowdhuries are an out and out political family. Two of
Mausam's maternal uncles are also people's representatives. While
Abu Naser Khan Chowdhury is the legislator from Sujapur, Abu Hashem
Kahn Chowdhury is the Lok Sabha MP from Malda South.
lavish reception will be held in a upscale Kolkata club Dec 13 with
the invitee list including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia
Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, as also a large number of politicians from
across the spectrum.