- A swimming retreat in Goa, India, almost ended in premium tears for Nupur Gupta when the water currents overpowered her
- Luckily, Attila Bosnyak saw her fighting for her life and threw himself into the water to help, injuring his limbs in the process
- The two fell in love after the chance meeting and got married in the Netherlands in March 2020
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Sometimes, the proverbial knight in shining armour comes to you at the most unexpected hour.
That was the case for Nupur Gupta in February 2019 when her yoga vacation in Goa India almost turned sour.
It happened that on the near-fateful day that as she floated on the water, the currents became stronger and no matter how hard she tried to salvage the situation the further the waves dragged her.
When she started gasping for air while trying to jostle her way back to the water surface, it dawned on her that she was in a bad place.
"Then I saw this man coming towards me," she told CNN Travel.
The man in question was Attila Bosnyak, a Hungarian financial adviser who had, coincidentally, attended one of her yoga sessions.
Bosnyak noticed that Gupta was struggling for her life and would drown if he didn't act swiftly.
As much as he was a seasoned swimmer who braved the current, it was difficult reaching the damsel in distress because the waves kept pushing them apart.
"He came very close to me, to hold my hand and pull me out, but just about that time I was pulled in by the ocean," Gupta remembered.
It hit Bosnyak that he needed to change tact before it was too late, so he climbed on top of a rock in the water and furiously waved at lifeguards who were offshore.
With the support of a lifeguard, Gupta was pulled out of the raging water and back to the beach.
It is when they got to a safe place that they noticed Bosynak had hurt himself while trying to save Gupta and was bleeding.
"My heart sank when I saw that because it just made me realize that what this man just did to help someone, to help me," she said.
She decided to repay the kind stranger by getting disinfectant and ice cream, which she offered him while she offered first aid to his wounds.
That was the moment something clicked in them as they began a friendship that quickly grew into love not long after.
The two even extended their retreats by a week and spent Valentine's Day of 2019 together having fun and exploring the Goa area.
"That started really a beautiful couple of months, chatting, WhatsApping, video calling more and more," Bosnyak quipped.
Despite going separate ways when their retreat ended, the two continued staying in touch and got to a point of speaking every day.
Not long after, Bosnyak travelled to India to reunite with the lady he had saved a while back.
She took him on a tour of the Taj Mahal where he went down on one knee and proposed to her.
A few months later, Gupta flew to the Netherlands where the couple got married in a simple ceremony on March 21, 2020.
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