Talks of Mother’s Day celebrations is in the air. Let’s talk about single mothers because being a single mother in India and single-handedly handling a child, or even children, is an excruciating yet rewarding task. On the ongoing celebrations for the upcoming mother’s day celebrations, we salute such mothers who have, completely on their own, raised and educated children who are now beautiful people, and successful in their own lives.
- Sushmita Sen
We all know her as a Bollywood celebrity, but she is not only a star on screen, but also in her personal life too. Her story is inspiring mostly because she is an example and an inspiration for all the people who want to raise children and have the experience of raising a child without a partner. Sushmita Sen adopted not one, but two girls breaking all stereotypes. Now that looks like a very happy family!
- Karisma Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor had a bitter breakup with her then-husband Sanjay Kapoor. She could have decided to stay in the marriage so that her children, one daughter and one son, would not have to face the divorce. But she decided to give them the same happiness without compromising on her own personal peace of mind. She is a great example of having a happy family and raising beautiful children who are balanced individuals, despite a bad divorce.
- Shweta Tiwari
Even though she recently got married, Shweta Tiwari was a single mother to her daughter Palak for a very long time. She had a pretty bad divorce and a very controversial relationship with her husband which was all over social media. Especially for those women who are facing domestic violence at home, Shweta Tiwari is a huge inspiration. She is now raising a happy family and an equally happy child!
- Neena Gupta
Her daughter, Masaba, is now all grown up and a renowned fashion designer. She had her daughter out of wedlock in 1989 and to be a single mother in the twentieth century was a big deal. We can only imagine how difficult it must have been for her to raise a child as a single mother back then. But she has done a brilliant job and look where it has taken Masaba!
Being a single mother in India is difficult, whether it is by choice or because of unforeseen circumstances. That’s why in the Mother’s day celebrations, we want to salute such mothers, who have given so much time, energy and effort into raising a child single-handedly, and succeeded with flying colours!