Sonali Mukherjee, an acid attack victim gets married to her well wisher

Wedding bells rang for Sonali Mukherjee on the auspicious new year feast of Poila Boishakh.

Victim of 2012 acid attack,  Sonali is heading for the life of her dreams with her better half, Chittaranjan, who first contacted Sonali 9 months ago on Facebook. sonali mukherjee


“Yes, life has come full circle indeed. My husband Chittaranjan is an electrical engineer from Jamshedpur who works at the Busan steel plant in Orissa. He saw me in a crime feature on television and was intrigued by my story. Nine months ago he contacted me through social media and we began speaking over the telephone. He part-funded my treatment from his salary as well. We met for the first time five months ago and he later proposed marriage.”

“My parents were very happy and gave their blessings readily, so we performed a court marriage on April 15. His relatives are partly supportive. I hope to win them over with love and humility,”

sonali and her family
Sonali was 70% burned in the acid attack that happened 3 years ago. Sonali was sleeping with her family on the terrace of her house in Jharkhand.  Her attacker was one of her rejected suitors who came with his gang to attack her with acid bottles. Sonali went through many skin, eyes, speech and auditory surgeries through the help of Beti, an Andheri-based NGO run by actor-film maker Shashi Ranjan’s wife, Anu Ranjan. Beti, raised 22.5 Lkh for Sonali’s treatment with the help of Juhi Chawla,  diamond jeweller Mehul Choksi and producer Ramesh Taurani. 
Happy with the news Anu Ranjan has decided to invite Sonali and her husband to an all-expenses paid honeymoon at Hotel J W Marriott and will be happy to organize a reception function for the couple. 
Life has really looked up for Sonali and there’s no more magic to come.