I first met them in GNRC in December and didn’t pay much attention to them thinking them to be just another patient but when I came to know about them, my interest in them grew. I started observing them. It was already 8 months for Moonmoon in the hospital and she was just able to move her ankle after 8 months of physiotherapy, medicine and lots and lots of care from her family and mostly from Madhav. I saw that every evening cheerful Madhav diligently would come and take her around the hospital in wheelchair. Every nurse, warden and doctors, by then, were aware of their love story. So whenever he comes in the evening, the cheerful nurses used to tease and pull Moonmoon’s leg. It was sight which would bring tears of joy, hope and belief in God to anyone’s eyes. I met them for the second time in February. The good news was by then Moonmoon was able to move her hand, even though disoriented. For the first time I talked to Madhav over a cup of tea. He with a smile on his face told me that he is still not sure if Moonmoon is able to recognise him or is able to feel the love but whatever it is, he won’t quit, come what may.
Initially Madhav stayed at hospital lobby for 4 months at a stretch looking after every needs of Moonmoon, day and night. Madhav’s only wish is Moonmoon’s recovery. He left no Mandir, Masjid, Church, Gurudwara unvisited for divine intervention. He goes in search of fresh vegetable to make her soup. Be on the net for hours, researching her conditions, mailing to renowned doctors for a solution and everyone is of the same opinion that it will take another one year for Moonmoon to recover by 10%. Whenever I look at the photo, I can’t stop myself from appreciating, applauding and respecting them. Madhav and Moonmoon are not married. Looking at the condition of her and knowing very well, that for her to recover a hundred percent would be the rarest of the rare miracle, yet Madhav is fighting for her, looking after her, taking care of her with only one thing in his mind i.e. Hope and the hope came from his immense love for her. It is a testing time for both Madhav and Moonmoon. For Madhav, it’s the choice he made and for Moonmoon, it’s more of emotion. Moonmoon must have gone through thoughts like-“why he doesn’t dump me”, “he deserves better”, “I can never satisfy him in life’- But it is Madhav who is giving a new meaning to loving someone dearly, with patience, perseverance and phlegm. It is he, who is giving her a new life, new hope and a reason to smile whereas he could have easily sneak-off from this relation thinking of his future. But he believed in his hope, his faith. In today’s world, where knights exist no more, Madhav is her Knight with silver armour and Moonmoon is his beloved Princess. Madhav is my inspiration to never give up on belief, faith and love. May God Bless both of them.
© Shirdi Sai Baba Prayers