Karwar: Children return after 30 years gap, get identified by father


Daijiworld Media Network - Karwar (SP)

Karwar, Oct 8: An interesting case of Venkataramana Naik from Keni village near Ankola identifying his children who came back to him after a gap of 30 years after leaving him when they were young, has emerged.

On Sunday October 6, a man from Kalaghatgi, identified as Manjunath, came to Keni along with his two sisters, fell at the feet of his father, and sought his blessings. He and his sisters also expressed their willingness to take their aged father to Kalaghatgi in Dharwad district, where they now live.

After severe differences with her husband, Venkataramana Naik's wife had left him along with two sons and two daughters. After some days, one of the sons came back and was raised by the father. About 15 years back, another son too came back and joined the family. Venkataramana raised both of them, treating them as his sons. After a gap of 30 years, now another person has come and claimed himself to be the son of Venkataramana.

Manjunath from Kalghatgi came with sisters, Neelamma and Nagamma from Kalaghatgi to meet his father. Neelamma proved her identify by pinpointing the spots where she was playing when young, and also displayed Vijaya Bank passbook, photos, land records etc to assert that she is the real daughter of Venkataramana. The three also said they are ready for DNA test to prove their identities. Manjunath also said he and his sisters are not interested in property standing in the name of his father.

Venkataramana got emotional and declared these children as his own. He said he will go to Kalghatgi with them and live there, and that he would be visiting Keni often to meet his elder son.

Venkataramana said that he would be happy if the person who posed as his real son all these days is identified.

In the meanwhile, the other person, who lived with Venkataramana as his son, Manjunath, said that he is busy on fishing journey on boat and that as soon as he returns, he would approach the court for DNA test to prove his genuineness. He felt that the people claiming themselves as his father's children must have been led by some ulterior motive.

Manjunath from Kalaghatgi said that he is not demanding for ousting his namesake who has all these days claimed himself to be his father's genuine son, Manjunath. He has prepared to take away his father to Kalaghatgi by Tuesday.

Husbands of his sister, Hanumanthappa, Lakshappa, and Manjunath's wife Noorjan were present.

  

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Never forget your parents, when we were small they use to hold our hands and walk, now it is our time to do the same.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    The Bible also has a reference to the 'Prodigal Son' ...

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    The one and only question remains, what property and assets does the elderly father have?
    If there is property in the name of the elderly person, like it or not, it is not love, most likely it will be the assets that acted as magnet for this blood relation to emerge.

    If there is no assets with the elderly man, then certainly this re-union relation has to be valued at highest respect.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Roshan Mngalore after so many years gap coming to take their father to them is a bit questionable.Hope they have come with only good intention.

    why after so long silence is to be cleared.all have come with some conspiration and later to ask father to write his wealth or assets in their name?Hope father will live happily.Here they havent mentioned about mother?whether she still lives or gone elsewhere?why they were not interested about their father?Or came to see whether he is alive or dead?mysterious.

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  • Abhi, Manipal

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Many youngsters who left to other cities due to one or other reason are yet to return. Kahin pe savera...Wahin per baseera.

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  • abdul munim, mangaluru

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Ghor Kaliyug...Everyone is claiming to be his son..The old man must be having some good amount of land.
    Hope he does not get killed in the process. Fekuism everywhere after 2014

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  • Abhi, Manipal

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Kala Ketta Mele Buddhi Baruthade. While in fit of rage..many untoward things happened in the society. Self-ego make distant from one another. Yeah sab jaawani mein hothi hai. Who is that other two sons..who stayed so long with venkat now in sankat.

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