Conjoined twins who share the same HUBBY say it was ''love at first sight''
Friday, 04 July 2014 - 17:32
Conjoined twins who share same BOYFRIEND say it was ''love at first sight''
Ganga and Jamuna Mondal share four arms, three legs and a stomach but have separate hearts - that have both fallen in love with the same man
The 45-year-olds, who are known as the Spider Sisters, have been single all their lives and suffered years of rejection because of their unusual appearance.
But now they say they are happier than ever - after a chance encounter with kind-hearted school teacher, Jasimuddin Ahmad.
"It was love at first sight," said Ganga, who shares four arms and three legs with her sister.
"When we met Jasimuddin we both felt this was a man who would truly love us. And he does - he loves us straight from the heart."
Jamuna added: "We have been very happy since he came into our lives. We have suffered in the past but we don’t want to suffer anymore. We really hope to spend the rest of our lives with him."
The twins, who share a stomach but have separate hearts, kidneys and livers, were born to an impoverished family near Kolkata, West Bengal.
Their parents were unable to pay for medical attention and deserted them when they reached their teens, fearing they were a sign of God's fury.
With no education they joined a travelling circus, performing for audiences across India.
They earned a relatively good wage of £25 a night but began to tire after years on the road.
It was then that they first laid eyes on Ahmad, 36, who worked part-time with the circus as a sound engineer, and were stunned to discover he shared their feelings.
However, like many of the best relationships, their love is based mostly on fun and companionship.
Ganga, who gets around with her sister by walking on their hands, said: "The best thing about him is that he has a great sense of humour. Also, he is a very kind man. We call him Mr India."
The trio have now been together seven months and live in a village near Kolkata.
Ahmad works at a local school but also helps the sisters in the evenings by driving them to performances.
Despite their love, they have no plans to marry, believing it will not be accepted by the community.
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