You want to be a ticket collector all your life or you want to do something more? Learn something from your brother, at least he has achieved something in his life. Your vagabond nature is not going to help you. These kind of discourses Bunty was getting since morning from some old ladies of his family and unfortunately he could not stop them as they were invited in his house for the celebration of his brother’s (Vijay) new government job. So he was just listening to them lying on the charpai (bed) at courtyard of the house in a sunny day.
Sunita (Bunty’s mother) was busy in welcoming guests and kept discussing about her poor circumstance throughout her life with her married daughter Pooja.
Guest- So, now will you be staying here or moving with Vijay to other city?
Sunita- I haven’t thought about it yet.
Guest- Finally god heard you. You have been gone through a long journey of raising 3 kids as a single mother and it’s not an easy thing to do.
Second lady- Even If her husband was here so what difference he could make?
Sunita – Leave this discussion, there is no need for digging the old memories. Let’s eat, lunch is served.
Sunita is single mother of her 3 children, she got married with a mentally disordered person by the mistake of her parents. Within 3 years she became the mother of 3 children. Her in-laws died before they do the property partition between brothers. So her brother in-law used her husband’s ill mental condition and cheated them with property distribution. She got nothing but small piece of land which worth nothing compare to other land which her brother in law got. She raised her voice against them but she got kicked out from that house eventually. Her husband had no maturity to understand the situation so he was just doing worship and became a kind of saint and died soon after that.
Going to court against her family wasn’t the option for her, because she didn’t had money to feed her children, how she can afford the legal expenses.
She took some loan from her friends, made a hut for her and started working as daily wages worker for living. Side by side she started working on other small projects too. She cannot afford education for all of her children. So elder son Vijay got opportunity for education. Time was tough for her until Pooja and Bunty started helping her. At the age of 12 Bunty started to be a helping hand to her by opting a job of ticket collector in roadways Bus. And Pooja started working as a helper in her neighborhood. With this help first she made her 2 room house with small courtyard in the same place where her Hut was placed. Later on her next step was Pooja’s marriage so she started saving money for that.
Pooja’s marriage couldn’t be possible if Bunty’s bus owner didn’t lend them loan, that’s why Bunty is still working as ticket collector so he can repay his loan.
Today she got relieved from her difficulties to some extent as Vijay passed the exam of bank PO. But Vijay has not came to home yet he is still on his way.
Guests was as usual discussing and keep harassing Bunty for his non reputed work.
Bunty was listening to them until he couldn’t control himself, so he got up and walk towards the gate and he saw Vijay is arriving. He ran fast and hugged him, and went back with him inside. Sunita, Pooja and all guest started giving him blessing and greeted him well. Everyone started praising his hard work, decisions, intelligence, luck and every good things which they can say.
After some good words people moved again to the topic of Bunty and started saying non welcomed things about him. And when Vijay heard them he lost his patience and spoke on behalf of Bunty- that how can any one point a finger on him, what he did for this family no one can do that. He didn’t got any choice to go or not to go to school, he just followed his mother. He knew that Mother can’t afford the education of 2 hence he made his choice. I was elder but I couldn’t help my family for the time of survival but he did, he helped me to educate, helped mother to build this home, helped Pooja getting married and right now the food we are eating is arranged by Bunty. He was younger member of our family but I can proudly say whatever I am today is just because of him and my family member’s hard work. He took my place to place me where I am now.
Bunty interrupted in between and said-Brother you had caliber and intelligence that is why you got this, don’t give your hard works credit to me. If I were in your place so maybe I wasn’t able to focus on studies but you did, you gave us the result, a permanent result which was most awaited moment for us.
They both were right- this is life, Vijay’s situation was hard too. He was seeing every day struggle of his family and he was not able to support. When he was getting ready for his school/college, he was seeing the everyday struggle of his family to support him. Deep down inside it was giving so much pain to Vijay. Every family member was helping him to get better life both of his brother and sister has scarified their childhood so Vijay can achieve his dream and his family can get a better life too.
People doesn’t know your story still they will talk about you. They will never try to understand the real deal between the things. Hence you should never give so much importance to others perspective. Be proud of yourself whatever you are doing do it sincerely god always has plan to save you if you are right.
“People may say bad things about you but you must never say bad things about yourself”.