Asha's daughter-in-law seeks divorce for 'cruelty'
Nov 1, 2010
MUMBAI: Melody queen Asha Bhosle is 77 now. When she was still in her teens, she and her two children including son Hemant, then a toddler, were left penniless and homeless by husband Ganpat Bhosle who illtreated her.
Almost 60 years later, one of her daughters-in-law Sajidah aka Rama Bhosle, who is 58 now, says she is facing a similar situation.
Sajidah moved the family court in Bandra alleging that her 61-year-old husband Hemant Bhosle has "ill-treated" her "since the inception" of their marriage in 1985. She wants a divorce from him on grounds of cruelty under the Hindu Marriage Act. "He humiliated and finally deserted me in 2003," says her petition. Sajidah has made no allegations against her mother-in-law though.
Sajidah retired as an airhostess from Air India last year. She had converted to Hinduism to marry Hemant. It was her first marriage and his second. Alleging that he left her to fend for herself on her meager pension, she is now seeking a monthly interim maintenance of Rs 5 lakh.