Madhuri, a resident in Pune is the daughter of a retired Forest Officer and lives with her brother and parents. Her father's friend's son, Vasant is staying with them till he completes his higher studies. Vasant & Madhuri are childhood friends and she is in love with Vasant, but he loves Alka, a girl from his college. One day, Vasant leaves urgently to meet his ailing father in Belgaum and returns with Alka, now his wife. Alka gives birth to a son and the boy is more attached to Madhuri, who also tends to shower him with motherly affection. One day, the baby accidentally slips from Madhuri's hands and dies. As a result Alka goes mad with shock. Madhuri in turn, gets married to Shridhar in order to bear a child and offer it to Alka with the hope of her recovery!