This is an emotional movie by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Gauri, the daughter of Pandit Dinanath becomes an orphan. Madhusudan stays in Ambala and comes to adopt her. He tries to give her all comforts. Gauri gets to know Prakash, who likes to play tabla and he is Hanumanji's devotee. Their relation becomes like that of brother and sister. Madhusudhan also has a daughter named Maya who studies in a hostel. She has an affair with Ramesh. Madhusudhan does not know about their affair and he fixes Maya's marriage with Dr.Shankar in Mumbai. Madhusudhan's daughter Maya who was to be married to Dr.Shankar runs away from the house. The wheel of fortune turns. Pressing circumstances make Gauri step in as Madhusudhan's daughter Maya and she has to go to Dr.Shankar's home as his bride. Gauri feels bad that they are not telling Dr.Shankar the truth. After some days Gauri and Dr.Shankar get married in the temple of Benaras. Their life appears to be all pleasant. Gauri becomes pregnant and they are happy. On the other side Prakash meets Radha in a tabla shop. Even their life appears to be the pleasant. But the wheel of fortune turns again. Madhusudhan's daughter Maya who had disaapeared from the wedding, met with an accident. Ramesh, her boyfriend, had cheated her . Maya was admitted in the hospital where Dr. Shankar works and Gauri sees Maya in hospital . Gauri has a miscarriage and everyone's lives are taken by storm. Love changes Dr.shankar completely . After days he comes to know the truth and he regrets about what he had done. This emotional movie shows how sorrows and joy are interlinked.