They ran to different hospitals, but got more or less the same answers. Frustration was creeping in and time was running out for Somnath. Finally, they returned home. Somnath’s mother had the one and only hope of Shri Swami Samartha. She knew her faith was strong enough to cure her kid.
She applied the vibhuti – the sacred ash that falls from the incense sticks, to Somnath’s forehead. She made him consume it by giving it through a glass of water. Believe it or not, the vibhuti and the faith in Shri Swami Samartha worked. Somnath felt much better. In the course of the time, he became totally healthy like before. But what caused him the supernatural illness remains a doubt for all the villagers.
Somnath’s maternal uncle, Janardan, happened to drop in suddenly. Actually he was not aware of all these developments. But his unexpected presence was a boost to his sister savita. He did all he could to help his sister’s family. However, he had not come to his sister’s place just for passing his time.
As a matter of fact, he had come there hoping to get some work in Chandrapur. He thought as his brother-in-law was a respected man in the town he would get a job through his contacts. When things settled down in Savita’s family and Somnath got normal and healthy, Janardan, spoke out his wish. Mr. Kumar knew a landlord and thought his brother-in-law would get some help from him. Kumar asked Janardan to get in touch with the landlord.
Janardan was poor to the core. In spite of working honestly, he did not get his dues. Naturally, he was very frustrated. This had a bad impact on him. His belief from honesty, and humanity was dissolving fast.
One such fine day, he was reading himself to go for work. He was quite happy, because it was his birthday. He had special plans for himself. Even if poor, he wished his birthday to be a memorable day.