Couple in India sues son for not having grandchild

  • 15/05/2022
Sanjeev Prasad and his wife.
Sanjeev Prasad and his wife. Photo credit: Times of India

An Indian man is being sued by his parents, who say their son and daughter-and-law must have a grandchild or cough up 50 million rupees (NZ$1.08 million).

Sixty-one-year-old Sanjeev Ranjan Prasad, a former officer for the government, said he and his wife couldn't wait any longer for a grandchild due to the emotional toll it was taking, The Associated Press reported.

"We want a grandson or a granddaughter within a year or compensation because I have spent my life's earnings on my son’s education," said Prasad, who apparently paid NZ$75,600 so his son could train to be a pilot in the US.

"The main issue is that at this age we need a grandchild but these people have an attitude that they don't think about us."

An outraged Prasad told reporters his son has been married for six years but "it feels as if despite having everything, we have nothing". 

"We are not getting love and affection from where we want it the most," Prasad said.

Their case would be heard by a court in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on Monday, local media reported.