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KNUTSFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - (FILE) In this file photograph dated March 6, 2007, a young boy is weighed after being born in an NHS maternity unit, in Manchester, England. Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt announnced, April 3, 2007 that for the first time, mothers-to-be will have a guarantee that the NHS will provide them with a full range of birthing choices - including home births - and a midwife they know and trust to care for them. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

A retired Indian couple wants a grandchild, or else. Sanjeev Ranjan Prasad and his wife Sadhana Prasad say they can’t wait any longer for a grandchild. “We want a grandson or a granddaughter within a year or compensation, because I have spent my life’s earnings on my son’s education,” Prasad told reporters on Thursday.  He paid for his son to become a pilot and feels because he got his son married six years ago, he owes him a grandchild. “We got him married in the hope we would have the pleasure of becoming grandparents. It has been six years since their marriage,” Prasad said. “It feels as if despite having everything we have nothing.” A hearing is set for today. The couple is suing for $675,000.