Asha Nagar is a small ideal village. Chaudhary Ramprasad ( Ashok Kumar ) is the Panchayat President & sarery generous hearted man.He has built a small hospital which is managed by Dr. Sunil ( Sunil Dutt ) .Dr. Sunil who treats every patient more with his words and affection then with medicine . One day a women named Meeta Sharma ( Waheeda Rehman ) comes to this hopital, for the treatment of her crippledson. When Dr. Sunil mmets his whole world turns upside down. She was ex-student of Sunil's hospital & they had loved each other. And now the whole situation has changed as she is a widow and very poor andwith her only son to care fordr. Sunil starts a treatment on Meeta's son. The romance between Sunil & Meeta is rekindled. Meanwhile election is proceeding in the village . The only disturbance is Ramprasad's son who is actually playing politics against all while Ramprasad is in hospital Sunil takes Meets's son ( Babu) to a city hospital, where he gets operated. The operation goes well but Babu has given away hopes that he can't walk again . Suil encourages him and makes him stand on his feet making impossible possible . Sunil and Meeta also reunite and start living their lives happy.