What are some memorable moments while traveling on a train? by Taniya Rahman
Answer by Taniya Rahman:
My family went to Bihar to visit an ill relative and I was home alone. Then after 2 days I got a call that he had passed away and I have to urgently be there. I had never traveled alone but i had to as no one was here. My ticket was in the waiting list and wasn't confirmed. However I boarded the train at 8.30. It was Doon Express. I roamed inside to see if there is a single vacant train berth but they were all reserved.
I couldn't even find the ticket collector and hopeless stood near the main door.
At around 10 pm someone called me "Suniye aapko seat chahiye kya" [Excuse me, do you need a seat]
He was a not very tall, fair and very handsome guy.
I said yes can u help me.
He offered me his seat, I hesitated in taking it but he insisted that he doesn't need one.
So i said we can share the seat by sitting instead of sleeping.
He agreed. The whole night we talked. He was kind enough to offer me his food. He told me he works abroad and there are only 4 days left in his annual holiday so he planned to visit a shrine. We shared our numbers.
My station came after some hours i thanked him and got down.
After one year he came back and married me 🙂
Its been 3 years to this beautiful relationship
And 2 years to this marriage. He left his job abroad. We have a son now and are very happy together.