On Once There Was A King Thursday 24th February 2022: Once There Was A King Thursday 24 February 2022, Swarna comes to Nari Niketan and asks about Raaj Mata, the manager didn’t know about it. Swarna says she has to get such embroidery done, can she get her the address of Raaj Mata.
Raja comes to accuse Bari Rani Maa the reason that Rani is leaving, she couldn’t see Rani be his friend as she disliked Rani always. Bari Rani Maa asks Raja if he trusts her, she wasn’t behind anything. Raja says no, he thought Bari Rani Maa was different but Rani is right, she is a witch. He blames Bari Rani Maa for snatching the money Rani needed.
Lakhan comes there to the manager and introduces himself as Priya’s son. He explains she got really unwell and had to be taken to hospital. The manager tells Lakhan that the prize money had been given to someone else, but their hardship didn’t go in vain. She takes Lakhan inside to meet Swarna. Both were shocked watching each other, Swarna stands up, both move to each other. Bari Rani Maa poses to be innocent to Raja, whatever they did to Jeewan any grandmother would do the same. Raja apologizes for saying so much. He wonders what he should do, Rani is his only friend. She is a nice girl, so are her parents. Bari Rani Maa was fed up of this Rani-mania. She asks Raja to stop it and hugs her.
The manager comes to introduce Lakhan as Priya’s son. Swarna demands to speak to him alone. The manager leaves the room, shutting the door behind. Both move to each other with trembling hands and cup each other’s face. Lakhan kneels on floor crying, and hugs Swarna tight.
In the palace, the servants assure Rani they would pray for her granddaughter. Rani takes a leave. Bari Rani Maa comes to her and requests her not to leave the palace and forgive her, in an apologetic way.
Lakhan tells Swarna that Lakhan died that night, no one should know he is alive, not even their daughter. He asks her to keep it a secret until he takes her and his daughter out of palace. Kaal must not know that not only him but… Swarna says Raaj Mata is also alive. Swarna tells him that Raaj mata met him yesterday, she hugged him as well but Rajeshwari came there and she ran away from there. Lakhan thinks about Raaj Mata’s fear, he judged she was hiding something. He wonders Raaj mata hid from him about Swarna being alive.
Rani forbids Bari Rani Maa to join her hands. Bari Rani Maa tells Rani that she is from older days, she was born when the country wasn’t independent. She never understood that there is no difference between a free and a slave man. But she and Raja opened her eyes. Raja tells Rani that she doesn’t need to mortgage Kaali Prasad with him.
Lakhan comes to Raaj Mata, he asks when he must go to Kasoli? Raaj Mata was in a hurry to leave. Lakhan gets away from the way, Swarna stood behind. Lakhan asks if he must really call her Maa or Raaj Mata.
Bari Rani Maa was ready to give Rani her salary and bear the expenses of her grandmother’s treatment. She promises to get Raaj Mata treated here. Rani and Raja hug Bari Rani Maa.
Lakhan blames Raaj Mata for only calling her a son but not accepting him, else she wouldn’t have turn away his happiness behind. He tells Raaj Mata they have a daughter, of Rani’s age. Raaj Mata was shocked to hear.
Rani was ready to do anything but can not do this, Jeewan is a rude and spoilt child. She can’t be friends with him. Bari Rani Maa says that she had given Raja the courage, she can teach Jeewan to behave. Rani was worried. Bari Rani Maa says if Jeewan finds a good friend, he would also get better. Rani was worried that Raja would dislike her friendship with Jeewan. Bari Rani Maa says if she became their friend, both brother would live happily. Rani says she won’t do this for her but for Raja, if Jeewan gets better Raja would really be happy and nothing is important for her than this. She shakes the golden hand of Bari Rani Maa.