The Story Of A Father

The heartwarming story of a single father, who brings up 4 daughters singlehandedly

This is going to be a real short post…I was astonished (yes, I admit this) to hear from the girl who stands next to me in the bus stop and works for my company, that her father…read on..

Her father has 4 daughters. Their mother died when her eldest sister was in class 7, the second one in class 5, my friend 5 years old and the youngest one 3.  She died of a heart attack…

And the father single handed brought them up, yes without another marriage. Thankfully they were financially well off…


This is what actually happened:

– All the relatives abandoned him, from both sides of the family. He was the sole provider and helper for the family. I think he hired a maid for some years to take care of the kids when he went to work but took voluntary retirement after some years
– He was asked to remarry and when he said who would a woman marry a guy with four girls already, he was asked to leave the children in an orphanage and start his life afresh
– He was asked to give up at least two of the daughters who were younger (my friend and her younger sister) so that some woman would marry him…

He refused…he took excellent care of them right from combing their hair, cooking their food, and teaching them about periods…everything. All his four daughters are doing very well. The oldest one works as a beautician with a parlour at their home, the second one works for some engineering firm, so does my friend and the youngest  one has just gotten into a new job. All of them are proudly earning their own money and now taking care of their father…

I must admit that I was astonished to hear this, because I am yet to know a man who would do that…my friend is so proud of her father..and so am I.

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And oh, I must add, that my friend must be nearly 25, which means this actually happened 20 years ago!


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Rs Mom

R’s Mom is a working mother in Mumbai trying to balance work, home and baby. Learning the ropes of new motherhood and wanting to spend more time with baby. Running to catch up with read more...

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