THE TRAGIC LOVE STORY OF SASSI & PUNNU
Published: 8 years ago By: quettabalochistan
By: quettabalochistanPublished: 8 years ago
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Sassi , the daughter of a Hindu king of Sind, who on learning at her birth , the prediction by astrologers, that she would marry outside their religion, floats her in a basket. She's found by a washer-man of Bhambore. Sassi grows up to be a great beauty. Punnu, a prince of the Kech fiefdom of Baluchistan while passing thru Bhambore falls madly in love with her. Despite his families refusal to allow him to marry a girl of apparent humble background he marries her . On the wedding nite his brothers intoxicate him and whisk him away. Sassi, overtaken by sleep by the strain of the marriage festivities when awakes is devastated and runs out in search of Punnu. It is said she died in the desert while searching for her beloved. Punnu on recovering, rushes back and finding his Sassi dead dies of grief.They were both buried in a single grave.
The grave is still present in the Las Bela district of Baluchistan.