My father stood by me through everything despite his own pain when Ma passed away, and supported my decision to do her last rites.
Almost everything a father does in support of his daughter meets hatred and criticism from many. The only investment a father is presumed to make is in his daughter's wedding.
I had been raised by feminist parents, and more so, a father, who had been 'bashed' by the 'well-wishers' for giving much 'freedom' to his daughter. He bears the brunt of it even now.
We are 3 sisters, and our father brought us all up to be independent and capable of making our own decisions. Never were we forced into anything.
Not everyone grows up with the supportive love of our fathers. There are many daughters who battle the 'man of the house' for everyday survival.
Prakash Padukone's letter to his daughters urges the need for following their passion, and for parents to let their kids be.
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