4 August 1978
Thakur Rajnath Singh Chouhan, an aristocrat loves dearly a former prostitute, Tulsi and wishes to marry her. His mother vehemently opposes the alliance. In a spirit of self denial, Tulsi pressurizes Thakur Rajnath to marry the aristocratic Sanjukta, his mother's choice. Thakur Rajnath marries Sanjukta but his heart is pledged to Tulsi. Sanjukta learns of Tulsi's existence and after a confrontation Tulsi agrees to remove herself from the scene. A son Ajay was born and Tulsi dies. Sajnjukta realizes the enormity of Tulsi's sacrifices and pledges to deliver justice to her husband's illegitimate son, even after the accidental demise of Rajnath. Pratap, the son of Sanjukta and Rajnath grows up to be a dissolute spendthrift, frequenting a house of ill repute and flirting with the women of the village. Enter Ajay, now grown up into a personable and competent man; Sanjukta gives him all the love, respect and trust given to a first born. She is utterly shocked to see proof that Ajay has been embezzling money from their business, stolen money from the palace, pays huge sums of money to a Madame for the services of a woman and gets a village girl pregnant. Now what are Sanjukta's choices? Shall she disinherit him and welsh on her pledge?
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