Recently, an inspiring example was set by a woman in Rajasthan as she got her daughter-in-law educated and married after the her son’s death.
Kamla Devi, a resident of Fatehpur Shekhawati in Rajasthan is a real-life inspiration as she encouraged her daughter-in-law to study and find a job before daughter-in-law’s remarriage.
As per reports, Kamla Devi’s younger son Shubham died due to a brain stroke a few months after being married in 2016. Her son had gone to pursue an MBBS degree in Kyrgyzstan of Central Asia and died there.
Rajasthan Woman Remarries Daughter-in-law After Educating Her
After her son’s death, Kamla Devi, who’s a teacher at a government school, convinced Sunita, her daughter-in-law to complete her B.Ed degree and pursue Masters. She also encouraged her to take up various competitive examinations. As a result of this, she was qualified to become a Grade 1 History lecturer. The daughter-in-law, Sunita is currently serving as the teacher at Nainasar Sumeria of Sardar city in Churu district.
Five years later, Kamala Devi also re-married her daughter-in-law to man named Mukesh. Many people in her village came forward to applaud her move. How she acted like a mother to her daughter-in-law makes her a real hero!
In an interview, Kamla Devi shared how her son Shubham met with Sunita in a program. After Shubham informed the family about Sunita, the family went to the girl’s house to take the matter ahead. The girl’s family was not in sound financial condition as the custom goes in their village, they still offered to give dowry but Kamla Devi reportedly denied.
Kamla Devi further shared how she considers Sunita as her son and feels that the girl who brought happiness to her family and her parents will spread happiness in Mukesh’s home as well. Her elder son Rajat Bangwara told media that the Devi took care of Sunita more than her kids after the death of Shubham.
At IFORHER, we salute Kamla Devi for showing us how being empathy and kindness can go a long way. We wish to see more such stories in the future that break stereotypes.