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Story Of Sindu

Here is a story I want to share with readers.

My wife called, 'How long will you be with that newspaper? Will you come here and make your darling daughter eat her food?

I tossed the paper away and rushed to the scene. My only daughter Sindu looked frightened; tears were welling up in her eyes. In front of her was a bowl filled to its brim with curd rice. Sindu is a nice child, quite intelligent for her age.

I cleared my throat, and picked up the bowl. 'Sindu, darling, why don't you take a few mouthful of this curd rice? Just for Dad's sake, dear.

Sindu softened a bit, and wiped her tears with the back of her hands. "Ok, Dad. I will eat - not just a few mouthfuls, but the whole lot of this. But, you should...' Sindu hesitated. 'Dad, if I eat this entire curd Rice, will you give me whatever I ask for?' 'Promise'. I covered the pink soft hand extended by my daughter with mine, and clinched the deal. Now I became a bit anxious. 'Sindu dear, you shouldn't insist on getting a computer or any such expensive items. Dad does not have that kind of money right now. Ok?' 'No, Dad. I do not want anything expensive'. Slowly and painfully, she finished eating the whole quantity. I was silently angry with my wife and my mother for forcing my child to eat something that she detested.

After the ordeal was through, Sindu came to me with her eyes wide with expectation. All our attention was on her.

'Dad, I want to have my head shaved off, this Sunday!' was her demand. 'Atrocious!' shouted my wife, 'A girl child having her head shaved off? Impossible!' 'Never in our family!' My mother rasped. 'She has been watching too much of television. Our culture is getting totally spoiled with these TV programs!' 'Sindu darling, why don't you ask for something else? We will be sad seeing you with a clean-shaven head.' 'Please, Sindu, why don't you try to understand our feelings?' I tried to plead with her. 'Dad, you saw how difficult it was for me to eat that Curd Rice'. Sindu was in tears. 'And you promised to grant me whatever I ask for. Now, you are going back on your words. Was it not you who told me the story of King Harishchandra, and its moral that we should honour our promises no matter what?'

It was time for me to call the shots. 'Our promise must be kept.' 'Are you out your mind?' chorused my mother and wife. 'No. If we go back on our promises, she will never learn to honour her own. Sindu, your wish will be fulfilled.'

With her head clean-shaven, Sindu had a round-face, and her eyes looked big and beautiful. On Monday morning, I dropped her at her school. It was a sight to watch my hairless Sindu walking towards her classroom. She turned around and waved. I waved back with a smile. Just then, a boy alighted from a car, and shouted, 'Sinduja, please wait for me!' What struck me was the hairless head of that boy. 'May be, that is the in-stuff', I thought.

'Sir, your daughter Sinduja is great indeed!' Without introducing herself, a lady got out of the car, and continued,' that boy who is walking along with your daughter is my son Harish. He is suffering from... Leukemia.' She paused to muffle her sobs. Harish could not attend the school for the whole of the last month. He lost all his hair due to the side effects of the chemotherapy. .. He refused to come back to school fearing the unintentional but cruel teasing of the schoolmates. 'Sinduja visited him last week, and promised him that she will take care of the teasing issue. But, I never imagined she would sacrifice her lovely hair for the sake of my son! Sir, you and your wife are blessed to have such a noble soul as your daughter.'

I stood transfixed and then, I wept. 'My little Angel, you are teaching me how self-less real love is!'

The happiest people on this planet are not those who live on their own terms but are those who change their terms for others & inspire others.

As I put it in the title, it is a story and a very heart touching story. Sindu is NOT my daughter. I decided to mention it explicitly as some readers took it in that way.

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Posted By Srinivas G On 02-Dec-08 10:19:58 AM

Really heart touching story.........

Posted By srinivas On 03-Dec-08 11:31:41 AM

it's un believable really heart broad minded she is,she is blessed with a bright future.

Posted By Padmavathi On 03-Dec-08 05:18:47 PM

Reallly really luvly and lively story sir!

Posted By Jagadeesh Sadhanala On 04-Dec-08 01:36:48 PM

Sir, it is a excellent story.Lets us to know the true way to lead a real life.Makes to open eyes for others.

Posted By Brijesh On 06-Dec-08 01:31:21 PM

simply superb

Posted By Srikanth On 12-Dec-08 03:49:48 PM

Excellent sir, no words to express.

Posted By srialekhya On 15-Dec-08 11:42:15 PM

oooooooooh! really great sir.......and a very good example for us to learn how to mould our attitude.

Posted By Ashesh On 18-Dec-08 04:04:20 PM

cho sweet story......sir
really i inspired by this story....sir

Posted By sandeep On 19-Dec-08 01:05:58 AM

really superb sir.

pursuing in vignan.
i'm alumnus of ur institute--java(web).

'll join again to learn .net.

where 'll u come to know these kind of stories sir....
really i've been reading stories in your site..almost all r heart touching.....

keep writing..

Posted By pirategod7 On 20-Dec-08 07:57:39 AM

Though she is so small, she taught me something i don't know and i learned something which i don't have.

Posted By Rama Krishna On 20-Dec-08 03:59:36 PM

sir after reading this i felt that u r the luckiest person in this world to hav a such a kind hearted child . After all she is u r daughter. sir i dont know good english to express my feelings to u regarding u r child. any how u r the one person that sets an example for a complete man.

Posted By Srikanth Pragada On 20-Dec-08 06:53:49 PM

Some reader misunderstood Sindhu is my daughter. I wish i have a daughter like Sindhu but I don't have. Its just a story. Not in any way related to me. But a story with good moral.

Thanks for all your comments.


Posted By shanmukha On 26-Dec-08 02:57:43 PM

sir,it is excellent story also other stories on ur website very interesting ........

Posted By manoja On 29-Dec-08 06:25:52 PM

sir,its really heart touching a small child is having that much of kind heart but why cant some of the matured personalities are not having who are proceeding with cruel acts .really she had agood helping hand which will b in turn providing a bright future.hai sindhu congrats to your first joband carry on my dear from one of your fans.

Posted By sudheer kumar B On 22-Jan-09 01:46:45 PM

I was stunned by the small child sacrifice ....
and it was nice and i will try to help others

Posted By Praveen On 30-Jan-09 11:28:27 PM

sir the story is simply superb...
couldn't xpress my feelings after reading this small and inspiring story on REAL LOVE which the present day world is lacking...

thax for every thing...

Posted By Anusha On 31-Jan-09 11:34:38 PM

Lovely story sir its very heart touching.How r u sir i was student in 2004 and i have attended many classes in hyderabad but i haven't seen a sir like u.U are the best.May every thing happen good in your life.Bye sir

Posted By kumar sandeep On 14-Feb-09 12:19:32 AM

i'm the alumni of ur institute.i've read the story of small girl sindhuja...
i know -u r very good at english.u should 've used the word "tonsured" instead of "shaved-off".its not wrong to say so..but can show ur mark in writing...

hope u r happy with ur kids...

Posted By maurya On 20-Feb-09 04:19:27 PM

excellent sir

Posted By Rajesh Vassey On 03-Mar-09 01:43:21 PM

Excellent Story which showcases the values of a human life how it should be...Often the very essence of life is caring,loving,experiencing,sharing and compassion.I strongly believe today some of these elements miss among individuals.If this article makes you remain about humanity and respect for people around you its credit of Srikanth Sir...
Good Story Sir...

Posted By chandra On 27-Mar-09 08:04:12 PM

Hi sir, really this story kept me in tears... , My sister is also the one, suffering from Lukemia..

Posted By Sindhu On 04-Jun-09 10:00:28 PM

A story which really moved me an inspired me.

Posted By kalyan On 01-Dec-09 10:02:52 AM

Mr.Srikant Really a marvelous Story.i have been visiting ur site since 1 year .Great work.


Posted By Nagalakshmi.R On 26-Jan-10 11:02:47 AM

Really lovely and heart touching story sir, really its true that children are equal to god, Iam also wish to have a child like Sindhu, if not i will tell like these stories to my child definitely. Very nice of you to put like a beautiful story.

Posted By shailaja On 28-Apr-10 11:40:12 AM

Story was really heart touching!!

Posted By ganesh On 19-Jun-10 08:22:56 PM

you gave all information but why didn't you keep your daughters photo i mean sindhu.....please reply.

Posted By SAHITHI On 23-Jun-10 02:08:16 PM

wow nice sacrifice

Posted By devi On 09-Aug-10 09:10:00 AM

hi sir its really very nice.

Posted By Sundara kumar On 03-Dec-10 03:46:21 PM

nice story sir.........

Posted By veena nag On 05-Mar-11 11:18:20 AM

she made me wake up, where some of things which we can't even dare to do such kind of sacrifies.thnk u bcoz u made me "think" through this story

Posted By PAVANI On 06-Mar-11 03:39:04 PM

sir,it is an awesome this story we can mould our attitude

Posted By ramya On 06-Mar-11 06:28:08 PM

such a nice is indeed a good one to tell others ie to make other people around us.we sometimes don't realize others feelings, i feel that i too wanted to be like sindhu and help my friends who r around me.bye sir.

Posted By vamsi On 07-May-11 12:46:05 AM

Sir,I Most Admire Person is You.Why because The Way You Express Is Excellent.You Showed The Story as a Movie in Front Of My Eyes.Child Mentality Is Excellent.This Should Be in all.

Posted By Ram On 17-Jun-11 08:23:20 PM

Child is like the God,cares of others

Posted By sudha On 08-Jul-11 09:38:39 AM

The happiest people on this planet are not those who live on their own terms but are those who change their terms for others & inspire others~nice quotation sir.
The little girl's attitude is appreciable,in this story sir.

Posted By Avishekh Yadav On 12-Jul-11 03:06:04 PM

really heart dere r very few in dis world who r like sindhu....

Posted By kiran On 27-Nov-11 07:41:53 PM

Sir actually these line are gorgeous sir.
Having a daughter like that in a faster generation is amazing sir.

Really heart touching.....

Posted By venkata hemanth On 23-Jan-12 10:23:36 PM

a very nice and a well mannered gal "sindu"
love is all-over ... story is very cool one.. sir :)

Posted By swathy On 03-Nov-12 01:25:31 PM

really heart touching story