One day a proposal came to my father from the prospective suitable boy's maternal uncle. Our family was known to them. After the initial proposal, the uncle and the prospective boy's father came to discuss the proposal with my father one evening. Maa made necessary preparations to receive the important guests.
My older brother also made a little reconnaissance trip to Hyderabad, where Suvesh was working at the time to 'see the boy' and to make his acquaintance before the proposal was finalized. Suvesh obviously came across fairly normal, as the negotiations progressed quickly thereafter, and It was quite a simple straight forward affair without any discordant note. There was an air of excitement in the house. The auspicious date was fixed for the first ceremony, call aashirbaad, meaning blessings from both the sides.