Bhagwant Mann (48), the first chief minister of the state to get married while in office, is tying the knot with Dr Gurpreet Kaur from Pehowa in Kurukshetra in Haryana.
भगवंत मान और गुरप्रीत भाभी को विवाह की ढेरों शुभकामनायें। आप दोनों को भगवान खूब खुश रखे और दुनिया की सारी ख़ुशियाँ दें। https://t.co/7WjPTjuMGp— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 7, 2022
Not much is known about the new bride Gurpreet Kaur. However, it is believed that Mann's mother Harpal and sister Manpreet Kaur chose her as the CM’s bride, ABP News reported quoting sources. Both Harpal and Manpreet wanted Mann to tie the knot again.
Gurpreet is said to hail from Hisar. She had often visited Mann’s house in the past as both the families have known each other for several years. She is a Sikh by religion.
The 48-year-old chief minister of Punjab was earlier married to Inderpreet Kaur, whom he divorced six years ago. Inderpreet Kaur now lives with their two children in the US. Both children — Seerat Kaur Mann (21) and Dilshan Mann (17) — were present at the swearing-in ceremony of the chief minister earlier this year.
The comedian-turned-politician had separated from his first wife, who hailed from Barewal in Ludhiana, in 2015. In 2014, when Mann contested the Lok Sabha election from Punjab, Inderpreet campaigned for him in villages of Sangrur. Mann was elected as AAP MP for two consecutive terms in 2014 and 2019.
In March this year, Mann became the 17th CM of Punjab after AAP secured a thumping majority in the state. Following the win, Inderpreet had told Indian Express that she had always worked hard and prayed for Mann’s success.
“He was always in my prayers for all these years and will always continue to be,” she had said.
During their divorce proceedings, Mann had said he chose his “Punjab family over his own.” However, often in his interviews, Mann spoke about his loneliness at home even after his Punjab family embraced him as their leader, Indian Express reported earlier.