PATNA: In a happy ending to a bitter spat, Bollywood singer Udit Narayan on Friday accepted as his wife Ranjana Jha, whom he had earlier refused to acknowledge as his spouse. Narayan turned up before the Bihar Women's Commission along with his counsel Majid Memon and accepted Ranjana as his wife.
Both Narayan and Ranjana signed a document in the presence of their lawyers and Commission Chairperson Manju Prakash, accepting each other as 'man and wife'.
Prakash said it was a "working arrangement" under which Deepa Narayan, Udit's another wife, and son's status will remain unchanged but Ranjana would also be accorded the status of the singer's wife. She said this agreement was reached with the consent of Ranjana.
Asked whether this arrangement was not against the Hindu Marriage Act which prohibits second marriage without divorcing the first wife, Prakash said "Narayan's two wives were living under the same arrangement for the past 20 years.
There could have been no better solution to the problem at this moment". Ranjana expressed happiness over the compromise and withdrew her complaint to the Commission.
She had approached the Commission after Narayan refused to acknowledge her as wife on April 21 at a posh hotel here. She had blocked his way seeking restoration of her rightful place as a duly wedded wife.
I am happy I got my honour back as a legally wedded wife of the singer", Ranjana, a resident of Supual district, said.
According to Prakash, Udit expressed regrets to Ranjana for all that had happened in the past two months and promised that in future, he would look after her in a better way and also pay her maintenance.
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