Commonwealth Games gold medallist Babita Phogat tied the knot Sunday with wrestler and long-time companion Vivek Suhag at their ancestral village of Balali in Haryana. Babita reportedly took an extra phera – instead of the traditional seven – to support the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ initiative that opposes female foeticide and promotes education for girls.
The 30-year-old wore a red lehenga, similar to the wedding dress worn by actor Priyanka Chopra. Geeta, her sister and also a Commonwealth Games gold medallist in wrestling, shared pictures of the occasion on her official Instagram account.
Congratulating her sister on her new journey, Geeta shared three photos from the wedding with the caption, “My lovely sister @babitaphogatofficial. Congratulations on your marriage. I hope that all of your dreams come true as you begin this new journey. Many many congratulations to both of you.”