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Enjoy The Amazing Story Of A Man Bike Riding Through 8 Countries To Be With His Wife

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | December 18, 2015

Enjoy The Amazing Story Of A Man Bike Riding Through 8 Countries To Be With His Wife

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Any husbands in the audience who have not as yet ridden a bike thousands of miles to meet their true love may want to refrain from forwarding this one to the wife.

Satyanarayan Patri (h/t The Daily Mail) does a bit of holiday storytelling with a Facebook post that has thus far amassed over 115,000 likes and over 83,000 shares.

It tells the tale of Dr. Pradyumna Kumar Mahanandia who was so taken with the love of his life that he traveled from India to Sweden on a bicycle to be with her.

And to this day, he and Charlotte Von Schedvin are still married.

We will pause a moment for you to get tissues, hot tea, Snuggie or whatever accoutrement you need for wonderful stories of emotion and humanity.

Now dive right in:

A poor guy meets a rich girl. They fall in love. Girl goes back to her country. Boy promises to make it big and visit...

Posted by Satyanarayan Patri on Thursday, December 10, 2015

As the tale explains, Mahanandia was born into a poor family but garnered quite a following for his artistry when he got older. This led to Von Schedvin traveling to India for a meeting and a personal portrait.

The chance meeting eventually led to love and then marriage. However, the new bride was to return home to Sweden, and Mahanandia was determined to finish school.

Patri explains that eventually, in 1978, he departed to reunite with his love, hopping on a “second-hand bicycle.”

Patri continues: “He reached Amritsar from New Delhi before entering Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Germany, Austria and Denmark. His cycle broke down many times on the way and he even had to go on without food for days. But nothing could break his will. After 4 months and 3 weeks of back-breaking journey, he finally reached Gothenburg, Sweden.”

Many of you have reached the end of the captivating story. For those who haven’t, the two are still married to this day.

Patri explains that the formerly impoverished man who once followed love on a bike is now the “Odiya Cultural Ambassador of India to Sweden and lives with his wife Charlotte and two children in Sweden.”

Suddenly making your significant other breakfast in bed doesn’t seem as grand by comparison.


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