A marriage demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom and it also takes a lifetime to learn about the other person. Mahesh Reddy, chairman and managing director of AMR India Ltd, and Radhika Reddy, who have been married for 20 years, feel they never faced a single situation where their ideology was different.
“We never looked back in our life. Our love, trust, the bond between us, understanding and confidence is growing with time,” says Mahesh.
The emotional spark that brings a couple together can be simple, yet emotions are not easy. Couples pledge to love and care for each other in marriage, which binds them together and brings them closer. For Mahesh and Radhika marriage is a promise. Even though they were nervous, they were happy, as marriage encompasses all of life’s most important relationships. “It was a mixed feeling of happiness and unknown nervousness. We were very happy and but at the same time we felt unknown nervousness because life was about to change after the wedding. Many new relations, new people new adjustments etc. It was a day filled with confusion, excitement with friends and family members,” says Radhika.
Over a phone line
Being an arranged marriage, Mahesh and Radhika met for the first time only on their engagement. “We both come from an orthodox family and at that time we did not have the chance to meet directly, even after engagement we used to interact over phone till late in the night,” recalls Mahesh. So, when did they knew they were in love? “After engagement there was a gap of two months for the wedding. We were in touch over the phone and this way I came to know about her positive attitude towards life. He caring nature, her responsibility towards the family and above all her innocence attracted me the most and with the each passing day unknowingly my love for her became intense,” shares Mahesh with a smile.
Quality time together
There is no substitute for shared quality time. “Despite a busy schedule, I have little time to spend with family. But whenever I get a chance I make the most of it. She and children love to visit different places like hill stations, amusement parks, historical places etc,. I take out at least one month time for my family in a year. We travel to different places and have great and fun time,” says the business tycoon.
The couple makes it a point to visit temples together, which gives them strength and peace of mind. “We also plan and take up charity work together. These acts strengthen our understanding and the bond of love,” he adds.
A relationship has its up and downs. Arguments, fights and conflicts seem to be healthy if the bond is strong enough to overcome obstacles. “We always make sure that there are no communication gap between us and always had respect for each other’s thoughts. Whenever I get angry she always maintains her calm and gives me time,” he says.
Sharing the best and the worst
The couple has two sons — Sai Nitiesh and Sai Aniesh. They believe marriages are made in heaven. “Without us being together, life definitely would not have been the same. The best part is that you have someone to share your best and worst moments. If no one else in the whole world gets you - you know your partner does. Happy marriage is the driving strength for a successful person and proved correct in my case,” says Mahesh.