Kolkata, Dec 16: Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri is finally going to tie the knot with his long-time girlfriend Sonam Bhattacharya. Sunil’s relationship with Sonam has been for a long time when the ace Indian striker used to don Mohun Bagan shirts 5 years ago.
Another interesting part is that Sonam is the daughter of former Indian international footballer Subrata Bhattacharya and she is the sister of Kolkata’s well-known film actor Saheb Bhattacharya. It has been learnt that the marriage will take place in between the last week of February and first week of March.
Chhetri had a secret visit to Kolkata on Thursday (December 15) and for the last time in his long-time relationship with Sonam he could ask Subrata that he wanted to marry Sonam.
And according to sources close to Subrata, initially Chhetri was nervous and then put the issue forward to Sonam's father. Subrata had also not reportedly opposed to Chettri’s proposal to marry Sonam.
It has also been learnt that Chhetri’s parents will come within the next couple of weeks to finalise the wedding plans. The rumour around Chettri and Sonam's marriage had suddenly sprang-up when Sonam, along with his elder brother had gone to Goa to watch Chhetri's one match.
Then again, the rumour floated around when Sunil posted a wish for his girlfriend’s birthday on the social networking website writing, "wish you success and good health."
Chhetri however when contacted on Thursday night after he reached New Delhi, tried to avoid the issue and said, "Yes I went to Kolkata to meet my former coach Subrata Bhattacharya for some personal reasons."
Even when asked about his marriage, Chhetri laughed off and replied, "Everybody knows about relationship between me and Sonam. So it is not new."
Still the Bengaluru FC skipper did not divulge that he had come to Kolkata to propose his father-in-law about his marriage with Sonam.