Yeh Dil Maange More Sir, Yeh Dil Maange More. These words from Kargil Martyr Captain Vikram Batra are immortal. He was a brave soldier who gave sacrifice of his life for the nation. But, his love story is too emotional to control our tears. Whenever we hear the word love story, the only thing that occurs in our mind is the fairytale type ending or the Bollywood type, where the love stories give us undying memories. However, today we have brought you the story of Kargil war martyr Captain Vikram Batra. The story is no less than an epic love story.
Vikram Batra’s Love Story
Dimple Cheema, the girlfriend of Captain Vikram Batra, uncovered the love story. The tale of love between the two never fades. She told,
“I met Vikram for the first time in 1995 in Punjab University in Chandigarh when we both had joined MA English. But as fate would have it, neither of us completed it. I guess it was destiny playing its part in bringing us together and becoming an integral part of each other.”
Dimple also shared an incident when she almost married Vikram Batra. She revealed they used to visit Mansa Devi temple and Gurudwara Sri Nada Sahab frequently,
“While doing a parikrama, he was walking behind me. On completing the parikrama, he suddenly said, ‘Congratulations, Mrs. Batra’. Didn’t you realize that this is the fourth time that we are doing this parikrama? It left me totally speechless. That was the level of dedication he had towards our relationship.”
Filmy, But Like Emotional Movies
Somehow, the love story took a filmy turn, and the parents of Dimple started to force her to marry someone else. Dimple also told the story of how he proposed the marriage statement. And the way was full filmy. Dimple said
“On one of his visits, I raised the issue of marriage as I was feeling a bit insecure. Without saying anything, he took a blade out of his wallet, cut his thumb and filled my maang with his blood. That is the most cherished moment of my life to date. Then, later on, I used to tease him that he is pura filmy.”
We are not surprised why she used to call him that. The couple had a plan to get married after the Kargil war, but destiny had something else up its sleeve. She said
‘I feel proud when people talk about Vikram’s accomplishments. But the regret remains that he is not here to share them with me.’
In an interview, when Dimple was asked why she never married after Vikram’s death. She added,
“How do I describe a lifetime of memories, though made only in four years of association? I could go on and on, and the memories would still keep coming. Not a single day in the past 17 years have I felt detached from you. It feels as if you are away on a posting. I know in my heart that we are going to meet again, it’s just a matter of time.”
Now Dimple is living in the memories of Vikram Batra with love fresh in her mind. No doubt the war separated thousands of couples, but this story of Vikram Batra and Dimple Cheema proves states that they may be separated physically but still together mentally.
A movie Shershaah starring Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, is soon releasing on Prime Video. The movie is based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra. Sidharth Malhotra is playing the role of Captain Vikram Batra.