Mattanchery has always embraced cultural diversities.
A home for over 10 language minorities, the place has added yet another feather to its cap of cultural diversities when Ayas Sett from Mattanchery tied the wedding knot with Safeera Vailin from Thailand on Monday.
Ayas met his life partner in Bangkok when he went to pursue higher studies and enrolled himself in the Bangkok campus of Webster University, where Safeera was also studying. The couple was in love for many years. They had to face stiff opposition from the parents from both sides, especially Safeera’s father.
Eventually, the lovers came out successful in obtaining their parents’ permission and got married before the Central Islamic Council in Thailand.
On Monday the couple got married at Mattanchery as per Kerala Islamic rituals. Safeera’s brother attended the wedding. Within a day, Safeera has gelled with her new relatives and neighbours.
Though different from her ways, Safeera said that she liked Kerala and found the people very friendly. She said that she had developed a special liking for Kerala food. The couple will return to Thailand on September 5.
Ayas Sett is the son of M H Babu Sett and Raziya Sett of Pandikudi Sett House, Mattanchery.