Deepak Bista got hitched to Ayasha Shakya

Deepak Bista marries Ayasha Shakya

We may be proud with the centuries we live in and the advancements we have been through but our acts (or blame that on society) are still primitive, old fashioned and rather conservative. One much talked about problem our society is deeply rooted with is the classification of people in terms of their caste. But unlike many those who can’t dare to change this, here come our very own popular athletes to take the step and set an example. Taekundo Player Deepak Bista got hitched to another taekwondo star Ayasha Shakya setting an example of Inter-caste marriage. The private ceremony took place on Sunday at Budhanilkantha temple in the presence of close friends and some relatives.

Deepak Bista marries Ayasha Shakya

This inter-caste marriage of high profile athletes was totally against families of both the players. But Deepak Bista believes they are both from Nepali Cast and that shouldn’t make any issue. “We are capable of making decisions for ourselves and we will prove that we made a right decision by becoming exemplary couple” Bista said speaking to republica. Bista and shakya transformed their six-year-long secret affair into married relations ignoring all the disagreements from parent’s side with respect to the inter-caste. This has not only given a meaningful direction for relationship but also set the couple to be an exemplary one (in case one talks about the inter-caste marriage stuff).

Deepak Bista, 34 is No. 1 taekwondo Player of South Asia and jewel of Nepal. Winning gold medals in the 2011 edition of the South Asian Games, Bista became the first player to win four consecutive golds in SAG. According to bista, he fell in love with shakya while training for 2006 South Asian Games. Bista won gold in the 2006 SAG while Shakya got a silver. Shakya also won a gold in the 2011 edition.

Bista who is considering retirement owing to injuries is more serious about Shakya’s career prospects. He is willing to support Shakya vigorously with her career to succeed in her aim of winning Asian Games medal and qualifying for the Olympics.

We at Nepali Blogger extend our best wishes for their married life. We wish Ayasha Shakya be the third name in being qualified for the Olympics after two Nepali athletes, Bista and Sangina Vaidya. And lots of appreciation to the couple for setting an exemplary inter-caste marriage.

News and Image Via: Republica


  1. hi

    Am an Indian, who loves a girl from Nepal. We both love each other allot, my family is also ready to accept the girl but the girl’s family is against love marriage and have put the girl in a room and not allowing her to go to college or talk to anyone..
    I just want to ask IS this fair to do in nepali culture.
    Can anyone help me in this by anyhow to get me that girl or give me any idea
    Our love is true and we can not live without each other……….

    I am not disclosing any identity due to some personal risk but will explain you more , iF I find out you are the right person who can help me out.

    • dear ruhul
      i understand the situation you are facing.the things are much tough than that in Nepal. can you say which caste she belong to.

      add to urself in campaign against caste based discrimination in fb.. I am running it. It is the fight against all sorts of discriminations due to caste related. we can fight together.

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