After three years of being out of contact with all who knew him, Narendra Modi returned home and contacted his family. He made plans to go to Ahmedabad to work at his uncle’s canteen without Jashodaben. Before he left, his mother arranged for Jashodaben’s parents to send her to meet Modi to sustain the gauna. After Jashodaben arrived at the house of Modi’s family, Modi had an argument with his parents and left their home to meet his uncle as planned. Over the three-year period around the marriage, Jashodaben estimates that she spent about three months with her husband. After Modi left, she continued with her professional life.