Bhushans Still Blissful after 35 Years Together

Sameet “Sam” and Indira “Ann” Bhushan flanked by their family at the 35th wedding anniversary celebration held last Saturday, July 6 at Milan Banquet Hall in Little India. From left, James Anderson with his fiancé Reena Bhushan; Sanjay Bhushan; Sonia Bhushan and her husband Raj Singhal.

Sameet “Sam” and Indira “Ann” Bhushan flanked by their family at the 35th wedding anniversary celebration held last Saturday, July 6 at Milan Banquet Hall in Little India. From left, James Anderson with his fiancé Reena Bhushan; Sanjay Bhushan; Sonia Bhushan and her husband Raj Singhal.

By Jawahar Malhotra

HOUSTON: After all those years, Sameet Bhushan recalled the moments before and after he got married to Indira and marveled how Time had gone by. “I was perfectly happy as a young man riding my motorbike,” he recalled, and then made it clear that his life had been just as happy afterwards too.

Sam, as he is universally known, has never been one to be at a loss for words, and he used a lot, including the word “stupid” several times, to describe how he had gotten such a terrible scrape on his forehead, which was still heavily bandaged, that it required intensive treatment to get better and was still not healed. “I was doing yoga and had a stupid fall on my stupid Oriental rug and got a stupid allergic reaction,” he explained.

Sameet “Sam” and Indira “Ann” Bhushan pose with their four-tiered wedding anniversary cake celebrating 35 years together. The bandages covered a severe allergic reaction Sam suffered after a recent fall.          Photos: Jawahar Malhotra

Sameet “Sam” and Indira “Ann” Bhushan pose with their four-tiered wedding anniversary cake celebrating 35 years together. The bandages covered a severe allergic reaction Sam suffered after a recent fall. Photos: Jawahar Malhotra

But it was still not enough to dampen his spirits as he was buoyant all night long, though Indira, the consummate organizer, made sure the arrangements went smoothly at the Milan Banquet Hall which the Bhushans have managed for many years.

They were a doubly happy couple as their three children – Sonia (with husband Raj), Sanjay and Reena (with fiancé James) who have all moved to Phoenix, Arizona over the past 18 months – came back to the Bayou City to help celebrate the occasion over the Independence Day long weekend.

Nearly a hundred of the Bhushan’s close friends came to celebrate with them. Three couples danced to Bollywood tunes and two gents did wonderful renditions of Oldies from the 60s and 70s.

After a sumptuous buffet dinner, the happy couple cut their four tiered tres leches cake, with ras malai chaser, and then danced the night away under a balloon drop.

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