7. His family beat him and disowned him for marrying a Hindu.
34 years ago, Ashok Jain married a Bengali Hindu woman. His deeply religious family, aghast at the thought, beat him mercilessly and disowned him, leaving him with nothing. He went on to start a family and run a job though, and finally met his own original family after more than 5 years during the birth of his child. Read the story here .