Author: Dunija Rothschild
Ranju and Rajeev had recently got married after a courtship of six months. They were very happy, God had been very kind to them. Ranju, a middle class girl from Mathura, tall, beautiful, and very fond of dressing. She had come to Delhi in search for better career avenues. Rajeev an IIT graduate, young entrepreneur, all for make in India movement. The two were very different and yet the day Ranju went to Rajeev’s firm for the interview, the two clicked instantly.
Ranju, could realize the discomfort and pain of Sunita but was unable to do much. Her pregnancy continued. She would go for regular checkups with Rajeev to her local gynecologist Dr Subhra. Dr Shubhra, retired from Lady Harding, was a very renowned gynecologist in Delhi. Every thing went well, it was her last trimester, when one day she could no longer feel the child moving. Immediately, both Ranju and Rajeev rushed to Dr Shubra’s clinic, it was very late in night, despite being tired Dr Shubra took them in and performed the ultrasound test. There was no heart beat. The child was dead. There was no other option but to go for abortion. With heavy heart and mind Ranju and Rajeev took the appointment for abortion the next day and left the clinic. Whole night Ranju was in tears, she kept asking Lord Krishna, why, why, why. And perhaps for the first time, she really understood the pain Sunita is going through. By morning, the tears had dried up, and Lord Krishna had not uttered a single word.
At the appointed time they reached the clinic, everything was ready, she was taken to the OT, and was being prepared for abortion. In OT she found Dr Shubra along with another doctor, Dr Shubra introduced him as Dr Raghunath, a retired gynecologist from AIIMS. Dr Raghunath enquired Ranju, how is she, though she was sad, and her Lord Krishna see,ed to have abandoned her, she replied with heaviness in her heart, perhaps this is the God’s wish. Dr Raghinath, sympathetically kept his hand on her forehead, and boom she felt a strong kick in her stomach, she cried.
Dr Shubra repeated the ultrasound and was astonished to see the child healthy. They searched for Dr Raghunath, he was not in clinic. Dr Shubra then tried calling him at his home, she was astonished to know that Dr Raghunath is not in Delhi anymore, he has moved to US with his son.
Ranju gave birth to a healthy boy child two months later, she named him Venkat Prasad, gift from Lord Krishna himself. Today she is a proud mother of two sons, she have taught both of them to call and treat both her and Sunita as mothers. Life is still full of ups and down for them, but they have now something that makes the journey easier. They have faith….
About the Author:
Dunija Rothschild, is a writer, meditator and philosopher. She enjoys observing herself and others in the varied colors of life. All her stories and poems take shape from the class called Life, they are inspired from the real life incidents.