Veer Vijay Singh, former COO of Taj Group’s Vivanta and founder of a hotel management company, Trance Hotels and Resorts and Savita have a lifetime of memories together. Here’s a look back at their love affair.
Over A Cup of Tea
“Ours is an arranged marriage and our families knew each other well. The first time we met in Jaipur at Savita’s home over a cup of tea. The next meeting was in Niros, a well-known restaurant in Jaipur,” recalls Veer Vijay about meeting Savita for the first time. He was 30, she was 24. “We didn’t fall in love. We really grew in love,” says Veer Vijay.
Making A Grand Entrance
“Riding on an elephant and getting all the VIP treatment as Jawainsa into the wedding venue was pretty incredible,” says he and to this she adds, “Getting dressed in a beautiful legenga and jewellery. It was a truly memorable moment.”
Veer Vijay and Savita were engaged for nearly two years prior to the wedding and both were excited and wrote letters to one another. They were all happy about making their own home and starting a family. “Savita was concerned about my job and its long hours. Also being surrounded by good looking people. For me there was no concern. I was looking forward to our marriage,” he says.
Must be destiny
For Veer, it was love at first sight. How can you fall in love with someone before you’ve talked or met him?
But Savita was, in love with Veer, even before meeting him in person. “I knew I was in love and knew he was the one, when I saw the proposal picture,” shares Savita.
Veer Vijay and Savita know the ingredients that are necessary to keep each other content, happy, healthy and satisfied. The couple, who are married for 31 years now, are frequently pictured together, and look relaxed and happy in each other’s company. How do they keep themselves in love? “Love for both us is living and growing together-- adjusting, caring for one another and our families,” says Veer Vijay.
The idea of family
The couple has two children --- Vishwaveer Singh (30 years), asst editor of Hello and Suryaveer Singh (27 years) an executive director, Trance Hotels and Resorts, feels “the best thing about being married is having a sense of someone in life as partner and mother of my children and it has also taught us to be selfish and make adjustments,” says Veer Vijay and Savita adds, “Feel at peace with life. He makes me feel special and at ease. It’s like having a meaning in life and its also teaches to be caring and concerned for each other’s families.”
The problem solver
When two people live together, they are bound to have difference of opinion and disagreements. This couple knows how do it skillfully. Sharing the secret, Veer Vijay says, “I keep quiet if she is very upset.” And Savita says, “He discusses the issue and explains his view point which is comforting.”
Talking about the hardest part of being married, Veer says, “You have to be fair between the requirements of work and family.” And Savita ensures that she keeps a health check of her husband as he overworks.