Sharada and Prem Nazir are a young couple in love. Prem Nazir leaves to work on a ship even though Sharada pleads with him not to go. She gives him an ultimatum that if he leaves she will not be waiting for him when he comes back. A wealthy old merchant Sathyan wants to marry Sharada knowing that she loves someone else. Due to much persuasion from her relations she agrees to the marriage. They get married and on the wedding night Sathyan tells Sharada that he only wants her tender loving care till he dies, at which time she will become very wealthy and can find someone who is young and marry and have a family. Prem Nazir comes back and finds that Sharada is already married. Disappointed he returns to his job. Sharada finds out that she is pregnant through her relation with Prem Nazir. Instead of being upset, Sathyan is elated as his wife is having a child though not his own, and there is a successor in his family. Sharada gives birth and all of them are living happily. Prem Nazir ...