Bijli turns off the radio on Basanta's request. Rukmini and Radha are sure that it is Shyama's voice on the radio. Sujata accepts that the Bengali New Year 'puja' will only be performed at the office, not at home. Nikhil turns down Rukmini's request to go along with Shyama for taking a dip in the holy Ganges before 'puja'. Shyama refuses to sing for a sick child on Rukmini's request, but Rukmini emotionally blackmails her to do so. Shyama agrees to sing only if Nikhil and Sujata will permit her.