- Mohammad Malik and Noor Shah said "I do" in a colourful traditional wedding on October 24
- Their lives were cut short during their honeymoon in the Turks and Caicos islands
- They breathed their last on October 28 when they drowned while swimming in deep waters when a rip current pulled them out near Como Parrot Cay
- The 35-year-old groom was a corporate lawyer while the 29-year-old bride worked as a surgical resident
What started off as a beautiful journey of marriage for a New York City couple has ended in tears for their family and friends.
Mohammad Malik and Noor Shah said "I do" in a colourful traditional wedding but their lives were cut short during their honeymoon just four days after exchanging vows and during the most blissful time of their lives.
According to People, the lovebirds, who tied the knot on October 24, tragically got swept away by ocean currents as they were enjoying time out in the sea.
The groom's father, Maqbool Malik, said the newlyweds were swimming in the deep waters when a rip current pulled them out near Como Parrot Cay.
Maqbool disclosed that the couple were pulled from the water by witnesses who performed CPR but they could not be revived.
“It is a devastating loss. This is a shock beyond belief. It is a tragedy of different dimensions when you have to lay two children to rest in a joint funeral."
The 35-year-old groom was a corporate lawyer at Olshan Frome Wolosky in New York City while the 29-year-old bride worked as a surgical resident at NYU Langone Health.
According to reports, the couple hoped to one day open a hospital in Pakistan.
Malik's brother Salman said that it did not sound real and they are still getting to terms with the loss of their loved ones. The groom's brother Ahmad told the publications that his brother and his wife were everything he ever wanted to be in life
“They died together, that is the bottom line. They were the world to each other. One could not live without the other," said Salman.
In more positive news about newlyweds from Briefly.co.za, this couple proved that weddings don't always need all the bells and whistles to be beautiful. A local couple proved this to be true after they shared pictures that were taken at their simple traditional wedding this past week.
Tumi Itu took to the local feel-good Facebook page ImStaying to share pictures of the love-filled event with the group's large following. In the pictures, he and his wife are posing proudly in their traditional attire, surrounded by family. The post read:
"Got married last Saturday. What a joyful experience we had with the family. Nice and simple!! As we announced a new heroine in the family."
The post was met with thousands of likes and comments from people who congratulated the young couple on their beautiful union.
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