What is preventing the duo from uniting in wedlock?

Pandyan, the auto driver helped Manjula in everything and in the initial few months, it was totally out of sympathy for her as he knew her story. But sympathy had turned into love in course of time. Manjula knew that Pandyan was married and had a child and that his family was living in his village. She was shocked when she realized that Pandyan was in love with her. After this, she started avoiding traveling by his auto. But Pandyan made lot of efforts to meet Manjula and one day he was able to meet her when she was returning from school.

Pandyan’s wife had been mentally affected after her delivery due to some medicine which she took after childbirth. Pandyan had been looking after her and the child to the best of his ability. And, he gave her all available treatment also. But she died when the child was just one year old. Pandyan left the child in the care of his parents and came to Chennai to forget his grief. Though he was a graduate, he started driving an auto as he couldn’t get a job. He had lied to Manjula that his wife and child were in the village with the good intention of not wanting to trouble her mentally by telling the truth, especially, when she already had enough misery in her own life.

Though Manjula also had love for Pandyan, she hesitated how to love a married person (she didn’t know that Pandyan’s wife had died). This was her problem; otherwise, Manjula had been in love with Pandyan, as an individual. Manjula had wanted to marry a person who could understand her well and who could take care of her child also. When she learnt that Pandyan was a widower, she breathed a sigh of relief. And, when she learnt all the truth from Pandyan, how he cared for his wife, why he hid the truth from Manjula etc. she started loving him more. Her impression about Pandyan shot up to new heights.

Manjula, who decided her life after the death of her husband, would not have any problem in deciding her second marriage, I believed. And, when I learnt about her decision I was also happy and believed that Pandyan’s parents would surely agree for his second marriage as they would be happy as their grandchild would be getting a mother. But, contrary to the expectation, Pandyan’s parents behaved in a different manner, Manjula told me. She said that their calculation was entirely different and that she wanted my help in solving the problem. What was the complication …?