Widowed Abdul Rahmat Khan is an Afghani Pathan, After that he sets out to sell dry fruits on the streets of Calcutta. It is here that he meets a young girl, Mini, who lives with her mother and her father, a writer. The mother is overly cautious and will not permit Mini to see Rahamat, while her father permits her to do so. Rahamat sees his daughter in Mini and visits her everyday, pampering her with dry fruits. Then their lives are again turned upside down when Rahamat is arrested by police for stabbing a man to death. He is sentenced to jail. When he is out of jail, he comes to meet Mini but she is a grown-up girl now. She is due to get married on the same day. The sight fills him with a deep nostalgia and he realises that it is probably time for his daughter also to get settled in life. He leaves the place with tears in his eyes and money given to him by Mini’s father. He decides to return home.