“Gently falls the Bakula” is the story of Shrikant and Shrimati and the Bakula Flower. It begins when both Shrikant and Shrimati are students of Model High School, Hubli and revolves around their competitiveness in both curricular and extra curricular activities in school. She usually tops the competitions. They are neighbours, share the same surname but their families do not get along with each other. The only common thing between them is the Bakula tree which stands in the space between the two houses.
They gradually fall in love and after Class XII, Shrikant goes to IIT to become an engineer and Shrimati does her MA in history and they decide to get married. Shrikant’s mother and sister do not accept Shrimati. They go to Bombay where Shrikant proves himself in the software industry and becomes the MD. Shrimati supports him through it.
She realizes that her life is empty and decides to follow her dreams.
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