Raja Sahib (Tarun Bose) is a pious and good-hearted man. After the death of his wife he sent his only son Gopal (Rajendra Kumar) to England for higher education and himself got married. His young wife (Nishi) handed over the management of the lands to her brother Vijay Bahadur (Pran), leaving him helpless in these matter. Vijay Bahadur is a terror to helpless farmers. when Paro (Vyjayanthimala) comes to stay in that village, she decides to raise her voice against this terror and take a deputation to Raja Sahib in the city. Gopal returns with new ideas about farming, wanting to make his father's estate an example of prosperity, where the tenants and the landlords live in peace and harmony. When Paro comes to the city with the farmers, Gopal is shocked to hear the tale of their misery and plight. When he interferes, his stepmother opposes him. He disappears from home and disguise himself as Garibdas to make his dream alive. He mixes up with the farmers and lives with them...