Pritam Roywrote on Jul 15 2009 11:05AM
Zamindar Basanta Sen's family consisted of first wife, her son Sarodindu and daughter-in-law Pratima, second wife, her son Sasanka amd daughter Shobha. Sarodindu had left his studies in a very early age and he practiced art with his wife Pratima. Sasanka was preparing for his M.A. examination and daughter Shobha was newly wed. Shobha brought a match for his brother Sasanka. Her name was Karabi Gupta, alias Ruby. Ruby's father Amar Gupta was a school teacher for last twenty years. Ruby's mother Narmada was worried about her daughter's marriage. Ruby was busy in charity show for the famine stricken people. Sasanka was charmed seeing Ruby. Narmada was also interested about that match. But Ruby's father raised a question about the two marriages of Basanta Sen. He was more concerned about the face that both the wives were alive. Amar Gupta's childhood friend was lawyer Kali Sen. Kali's son Hiranmoy had recently come back from aboard after passing I.C.S. Before sending him to Lord on, Kali decided to make Ruby his daughter-in-law. Hiranmoy came to Amar's house with his srimati and sister Moly. Ruby informed Hiranmoy that she had dedicated herself in the relief work for the famine stricken people, so she could not marry immediately. Rather she needed in a companion in her mission who would inspire and help her. Incidentally Sasanka and Shobhya also came there Hironmoy, Srimati, Moly clearly understood Ruby would marry Sasanka. So they left being felt insulted. But Basanta Sen didn't want that. He died suddenly and before death he made a will where in he despaired Sasanka from his property.