Billionaire Manu Chandaria, 90, on Friday, finally put a ring on it after a solid 64 years of marriage but not many people know the small things that have made their union last that long.
In a spotlight interview with K24 TV anchor, Betty Kyallo, the business mogul finally revealed two major ways his wife, Aruna Chandaria, 85, has impacted his life.
Manu disclosed that Aruna is quite a good cook and that she has the final word in most of the family's decisions.
"64 years is a long time. The only thing is just because of give-and-take on both sides and consideration for each other. Love fades over time but consideration for each other goes on and on. She has the last word.
"The more you give is the more you get and she is a great cook. She has published a book on world of rice," Chandaria told Kyallo.
The couple solemnised their union at a low-key event inside the office of the attorney general located at Sheria House.
According to a past report by The Standard, Manu and Aruna got married in 1955 in a simple informal wedding that only took two and a half hours at Visa Oshwal centre in Mombasa.
They were brought together by family and business interests, but theirs was not an arranged marriage as was the norm in the Indian community then.
Aruna was born in Thika while Manu grew up in Nairobi, but both families moved to India during World War II.
They were in college during that period but returned to Kenya separately before meeting again in 1952, which rekindled memories of their earlier days and they fell in love.
By 1955, they had convinced both families to allow them to marry each other and Manu, who was 26, then married Aruna, who was only 21.
Aruna made the decision to be a housewife and build a home, where she developed her hobbies that included tapestry, cooking, gardening and growing orchids while Chandaria took care of business.
Watch the video of Manu Chandaria's narration below:
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