Ujjal Pramanik, a 70-year-old man, lives in Purandapur village of Faridpur Upazila, Pabna. He has suffering from cataract disease for last 3 years which has impaired his vision completely. Due to financial crisis, he was unable to get necessary treatment for the disease. A usual parental dream that their children would look after them during their old age, was never to happen for Ujjal. His first 2 sons among 3 do not look after him at all. They do not care whether Ujjal is dead or alive. The youngest son is the only one who they rely upon for everything.
Ujjal Pramanik is an illiterate old man. During his young days he used to be a cowboy (looking after others’ cattle) to earn his living. He moved places to work for different people but remained a cowboy, taking care of others’ cattle. Being the only earning member of the family, he used to spend all that he earned to maintain the family of 5 members and never had any savings. As his earnings were very scanty, he could hardly meet his children’s requirements. As a result, his 3 sons could not get proper education. As most of the time they…