Bollywood drama. Shankar (Manoj Kumar), his wife Geeta (Nanda) and their little son Deepak (Master Satyajeet) are poor but happy until tragedy strikes. Deepak wanders over to the railway tracks, and when Geeta rushes to rescue him, she is run over by the train and instantly killed. After the trauma, Deepak loses his vocal chords and cannot speak. Shankar takes him to see a doctor (Raj Mehra), who tells Shankar that Deepak can recover his voice after an operation that will cost over 1000 rupees. Shankar is unable to afford this - but determines to do all he can to find the money to cure his son.