“Marriages are made in heaven but to get it solemnised in a memorable way, you need the Mumbai University,” says Abdullah Siddiqui.
Thanks to frequent rescheduling of exams by the varsity, Siddiqui, who is pursuing a Master’s degree in English, will be appearing for his final post-graduation exam on May 16, the D-day of his life, when he will exchange vows with his beloved Arshi.
The 28-year-old will enter the wedlock a few hours after appearing for his final University exam — ‘Literary Genre through the Ages: Poetry’.
“While everyone will indulge in revelry and fun, the main subject of the celebration will be in isolation, trying to concentrate on his syllabus,” the groom-in-waiting said.
“I won’t be able to lend any support to my parents in organising the wedding. This Abdullah will be a ‘Begana’ in his own ‘Shaadi’,” Siddiqui said in a lighter vein.
“I had planned the marriage as per the exam time-table that was first released by the University, according to which exams began on April 18 and ended April 28,” he said.
However, the Mumbai University had something else in store for him. The varsity rescheduled the exams slated between April 20-23 and 27-30 due to the general elections in the state.