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Actress Hazel Keech, who married cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday , was rechristened Gurbasant Kaur according to Sikh tradition.Hazel, who is British-Mauritian by origin, was given the new name in accordance with the Indian tradition of marriage. Her new name was announced at the Anand Karaj ceremony at the gurdwara near Fatehgarh Sahib where the couple got married.
Running nearly four hours behind schedule, the grand wedding of Yuvraj and Hazel near Chandigarh finally concluded late on Wednesday evening. The couple was to reach the gurdwara in Fatehgarh Sahib at 12 noon, but instead landed there at nearly 4 pm.Resplendent in true Sikh avatar with a full grown beard, maroon turban and sherwani, Yuvraj looked every bit the dapper sardar groom. His bride, actress Hazel matched his charisma dressed in a deep maroon lehenga.

Before leaving for Fatehgarh Sahib, a haldi ceremony was held for Yuvraj with close buddy, actor Angad Bedi, in a Chandigarh hotel. The Anand Karaj was a sober affair attended by close family members from both sides. The only non-family attending the wedding were Angad and Gaurav Kapur, both sporting turbans for the gurdwara ceremony .

The Anand Karaj was followed by a post-wedding party at the newly constructed house of Yuvraj in Panchkula.The Indian cricket team was expected to attend this evening party.

– Jaspreet Nijher