MUMBAI: Manyata Dutt’s birthday on 22 July was made even more special by the thoughtful present she received from her incarcerated husband Sanjay Dutt.
Dutt, who is currently lodged behind bars at Pune’s Yerwada prison, ensured that he sent Manyata Dutt a birthday present well in time. He also made sure that this would be the most thoughtful and touching gift she had ever received.
A source revealed: “It’s been more than two months that Sanju has been in Yerawada Jail but he has been counting the days to Maana’s birthday. One day Sanju saw a red rose blooming in the jail small garden, and even though it was many days to her birthday, he plucked the rose as it was rare. He also wrote a beautiful love poem and sent it along with the rose. It takes a few days for letters to reach so he counted the number of days and posted it last Tuesday.”
The present arrived early on Saturday, and Manyata couldn’t control her emotions.
The source added: “The simple gesture and the thought and love behind it, left her in tears. She just couldn’t hold back her emotions.”
He even spoke about the fact that Sanjay and Manyata communicate with each other frequently, through their lawyer. “Every Saturday, Dutt’s lawyer meets him in jail. When he came to meet Sanju on July 20, Maana had passed on the message that she received his letter and rose.”
Manyata too has been reportedly conveying news of daily events to her husband via letters she writes to him everyday. The source admits that “no matter how busy or exhausted Manyata is after a gruelling day’s work, she still writes a letter to her husband every day.”
“She jots down the day’s events as if she were speaking to him on the phone. Sanju and Maana don’t want to miss a precious minute that they are away from each other. Maana also sends letters written by family and friends to him.”
This love-saga of the separated husband and wife pair is truly touching.