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The Unmarried Father

“Sunny, think again. You have your whole life ahead. How will you take care of her? It is not that easy.”
“No, ma. I have made up my mind. I can’t leave her. I will manage on my own.”
“Sunny, you are not even married. You have no experience of bringing up a baby. You don’t even know who her parents are? Give it to some orphanage. They will take good care of her. What about Riya? Do you think her parents will let her marry you if you keep this baby with you?”
“Mom, whatever be the consequence, I will not leave her.”
Sunny had found a newborn baby girl in a garbage on a footpath while going to his office. The little baby was wrapped in a torn cloth and had ants sticking on her. She would have died had he not picked her up and brought her home.
We often talk about motherhood but isn’t fatherhood an equally strong bond?

This post is a part of Write Tribe Festival of June 2018.

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  1. Just recently I learned about my friend who has taken this strong decision. I mean you need guts of steel to take on societal pressure. You have so well captured the essence of this here.

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