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Couple Sue Son For £530k For Failing To Produce A Grandchild


Couple Sue Son For £530k For Failing To Produce A Grandchild

“We are heartbroken that we will die without seeing [a] grandchild.”

Sajneev Prasad and his wife Sadhana have filed a petition against their son Shrey Sagar and his wife Shubhangi for failing to give them a grandchild. The court technically labels this as a mental agony and harassment case. Their marriage had been arranged in 2016, and they were even sent to Thailand for their honeymoon to produce an heir.

But not having any children since then to date has caused both Prasad, 61, and his wife, 57, mental agony. 


Shrey was trained as a Pilot in the US at his parent’s expense. He returned to India in 2007 when the recession caused an industry slowdown. Since then, he’s been working as a pilot in India and lives separately from his wife, who also works. When he finally decided to settle down, his parents gifted the couple an Audi worth £63K and paid for their lavish wedding reception at a 5-star hotel.

The couple claims they’ve spent 25 million rupees on their son since he was born and now want the same amount back and another 25million in damages. 

“We killed our dreams to raise him. It’s a dream of every parent to become a grandparent. We had been waiting for years to become grandparents. We had been trying to convince our son and his wife, but they paid no heed to our demands. We are heartbroken that we will die without seeing a grandchild,” Sajneev told the National World.

In recent years, the trend of Indian families living in the same house has shifted, with young couples preferring to move away from their parents and the option to work rather than focus on having children and staying home. 


Sajneev had also written in the court submission that he and his wife had taken a loan to build their house and are going through a lot of financial hardship, including being mentally disturbed because they live alone. The charge was submitted to Haridwar District. Prosecuting lawyer Arvind Kumar Srivastava said the petition will be taken up for hearing by the court in northern India on May 17th.

However, the parents have demanded either a grandchild within a year, or Shrey and his wife pay up.

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