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US woman travels to UP for her ‘Facebook son’s’ marriage in Gorakhpur

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At a time when the globe is brimming with stories about the bad world of the Internet, a 60-year-old American woman has done almost the ‘unthinkable’ by attending her ‘Facebook son’s’ wedding in Gorakhpur.

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Four years ago 28-year-old Krishna Mohan Tripathi started interacting with Deb on Facebook. Krishna began sharing his feelings with her. Krishna’s mother had died when he was a teenager. Deb, a native of California, US, began to emotionally support him and accepted his wedding invitation.

The wedding guests were left surprised when they saw 60-year-old Deb Miller on the sides of the groom.

The Krishna Mohan Tripathi and Deb Miller’s relationship goes back four years ago when the he stumbled upon Miller’s profile while surfing social networking site Facebook. Soon both of them started exchanging their feelings. Tripathi’s mother had died when he was a teenager and Miller, a resident of California, also do not have children.

During the course of interaction on Facebook, both of them developed a mother-son relationship and Miller accepted Tripathi as her son.

Tripathi was surprised when Miller accepted his wedding invitation and agreed to come to India and attend the ceremony. Miller also brought jewellery worth Rs. 25 lakh as gift for the newly-wedded couple.

Krishna is currently pursuing MSc from Awadh University in Faizabad and wants to become a lawyer.

Deb has also invited the couple to US after the wedding.

Deb, dressed in a Banarasi saree, was impressed by the Indian tradition and culture. Deb said she has bought about two dozen of sarees to take back home.

She left for the US on Sunday.

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