An elderly Indian couple desperate for grandchildren is suing their son and daughter-in-law, demanding that they have children within a year – or pay them the equivalent of $675,000.
Retired government official Sanjeev Ranjan Prasad, 61, said it was an emotional and sensitive issue for him and his wife Sadhna Prasad, and they can no longer wait for the grandchildren.
Prasad’s son, who worked as a pilot, got married six years ago.
“We want a grandson or granddaughter or compensation within a year, because I have spent my life’s earnings on my son’s education,” Sanjeev told reporters on Thursday.
Prasad said he spent Rs 35 lakh for pilot training of his son in the US, which is approximately $47,300.
“The main issue is that at this age we need a grandson, but these guys” [my son and daughter-in-law] There is an attitude that they don’t think about us,” Sanjeev said.
“We married him in the hope that we would get the pleasure of being grandparents. They have been married for six years,” said Sanjeev. “It’s as if we have nothing in spite of having everything.”
Media reports said the court accepted the complaint of the angry parents and next Monday the hearing was held in Haridwar, a city in the northern Uttarakhand state.
Sanjeev said that he and his wife love children.
“We are not getting the love and affection where we want it the most,” he said. “I feel so unlucky.”
post with wires