66/B Kazi Motahar Hossain Sarak,
Dear Hamidur Rahman,
I hope that your mother is in much better health and spirits. I am also well here. In your letter, I was quite unhappy to learn that you would not attend my elder sister’s wedding due to your mother’s ill health. Really when I read the news, I felt very sad.
As you missed the wedding, I am describing the occasion by writing a letter to you. Months before the wedding day, a new spirit had spread in my family. Several arrangements were made for the occasion. New clothes were bought and stitched. Our entire house was cleaned and painted. Near and dear ones like you were invited to grace the grand occasion. All come together, blessed the bride and bridegroom, and enjoyed. However, I missed you greatly.
The bridegroom’s party arrived at the bride’s house at 7.45 pm. When it had reached the entrance of the gate, a band of little boys and girls barred the door refusing the entrance. The children had to be won over with sweets and tips to secure entrance. Then the bridal guests were given seats. The bridegroom was given a special seat.
A little while later sweet sherbet was served to the guests. Now arrangements for solemnization of marriage began. But differences arose between the two parties over the terms of marriage. At last a settlement was reached through the match maker. Thereafter, the Quazi recited verses from the Holy Quran and solemnized the marriage. The bridegroom now stood up and saluted the guests and his new relations.
Then the guests were given a rich and delicious dinner. At about 10 pm, it came the call for ruyyat ceremony. When the ruyyat was over, the bridegroom left the house accompanied by his newly wedded bride. I was feeling delighted that the occasion gave me an opportunity to meet many people at one place and to enjoy a pleasant evening. No more today.
I can understand that your mother’s health is your prime concern, but your absence in the wedding made me disappointed. Please pay my regards to aunty and take good care of her. Kindly let us know about her recovery.