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Sunil Gangopadhyay: Still adorable by his fans

Sunil Gangopadhyay: Still adorable by his fans

Every year when the English calendar month of September arrive we could assume deeply that the mind of cultural loving Bengalis become deeply poignant with sorrow and dismay in order to reminisce Legendary Sunil Gangopadhyay on the occasion of his birth anniversary. Though the author departed for eternal peace and salvation way back in the year 2012 on October 23 during the time of Puja in Kolkata leaving all his ardent followers and fans in utter dejection and dismay still we feel that this Great scholarly author remains immortal in our heart and mind. As the popularity of Sunil Gangopadhayay is spread well across India and Bangladesh still it is our inner feeling that late author is deeply alive and vibrant within us. Same feeling is echoed deeply by literary lovers of Bangladesh. I have personally seen in one of the most noted and elegant book shop in Dhaka's Shahbagh area 'Pathak Samabesh' that how late author is still omnipresent in Bangladesh. In this regard there is a common term in science of philosophy, 'Persons who depart from this eternity might be forgotten but those who contribute greatly towards the advancement of societies of each country of the world they are always well revered and reminisced forever. This is really a vital part in our philosophy which none of us can deny at all.' Even if we might be rich but our presence will always be evaluated in terms of contributions towards the development of societies. That is why Late Gangopadhyay is still deeply reminisced among the cultural milieus and surroundings of not only India, but also of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, other South Asian nations plus rest of the globe. Sunil Gangopadhaya was a multifarious personality because through his creativities he dwelt of various issues like social, economic and cultural issues along with it political situations were not at all ignored by him. Thus in the subsequent paragraphs I shall analyze deeply on how Late author cum poet is still deeply reminisced in India and Bangladesh along with rest of the globe. Sunil Gangopadhayay still deeply reminisced: Sunil Gangopadhyay a legendary figure in Bengali literary world in both India, Bangladesh and rest of the Universe is still deeply reminisced among all his friends and ardent fans. My deeply revered online readers of India, Bangladesh and other nations of the globe might wonder why I had these feelings about this Great savant. To be honestly speaking I can utter with confidence that he was a person of multiple parts. He wrote poems( which was his basic forte) plus wrote novels, composed short stories and columns which used to appear every Wednesday in Ananda Bazar Patrika's editorial page. He was very open to all the modern poets, novelists, film makers and also to the columnists in Bengali language. The film makers as well as the performers will fondly miss him as he was always a source of inspiration to the artists and also the directors of Tollywood. That is why his ardent fans still could not accept his parting away during the euphoric moments of October 23, 2012 when the entire citizens of Kolkata was in a ecstatic mood to celebrate Durga Puja. Is Sunil Gangopadhyay's demise too early? Sunil Gangopadhayay's demise was not too early but he was such an astounding personality that he could have live for another ten years or more. He was suffering from such an insurable ailment on account of which his survivability chance was remote. If the call comes from the Superpower then also the medical fraternities cannot prevent us from departing for eternal peace and salvation forgetting the long cherished desires of Gangopadhyay's longevity in this eternity. On certain point we feel our desires are not fulfilled as per the verdict of The Almighty and finally we become badly crestfallen in losing our favorite heroes like that of this Great author Sunil Gangopadhyay. But those who are ardent fan of his works still deeply adore Sunil Gangopadhayay. Works by Sunil Gangopadhayay: Sunil Gangopadhayay in his seventy eight years of innings in life wrote on various subjects which has touched deeply upon the hearts of literary lovers of India, Bangladesh and other parts of the globe. To the children he was popularly known as 'Kakababu Dadu', because of his everlasting love for children and also development of children's literature. His great works are Purba Paschim, Sei Samay, Prothom Alo, Aryanayer Din Ratri, Moner Manush, Eka Ebong Koyekjon etc. various others repute works of this Great writer. Among the poetry he composed eminent among are Hatat Nirar Janya, Sei Muhurta Nira, Sada Pristha Tomar Sange etc. Apart from the above works he wrote innumerable other works of repute of which notable among is 'Rabindra Nath Thakurke Aswikar and Punorabishkar which created widespread hilariousness among all his fans and readers. This was glaringly evident at the time of his last journey plus when his mortal remains was kept at the courtyard of Rabindra Sadan for quite some time. Anyhow one thing is clear in our mind is that though he left us badly crestfallen exactly six years back till date we feel that Late poet and novelist remaining deeply vivid in our heart and mind. The more the days pass off he will be rediscovered once again in the annals of Bengali literature in Indian state of West Bengal and Bangladesh. After his demise there were quite good numbers of his works published by different publishers of Kolkata and also Dhaka to pay their Great homage to this Great writer. Finally it can be uttered without a trace of doubt that his Krittibas, magazine which we founded for the popularization of budding poet in the beginning of the decade of fifties is still an insignia to us in both Kolkata and Dhaka. Though his close friend Shirshendu Mukhopadhayay is still holding on to the baton to upheld the golden legacies of Bengali language and literature. But modern writers have to go a long way to crystallize different uniqueness of human characters under one umbrella which Late Sunil Gangopadhyay was successful in his endeavor but if one has the will power and determination to reach to the pillars of success like that of him that particular individual will definitely succeed which this highly revered author used to opine always. Lastly before I end this column let me throw an instance of his poetic prowess to pay my deepest homage to this Great poet like many others in India and Bangladesh: Successor (Uttaradhikar) To all the youngsters Cloudy skies of the entire Universe in front of you Nay some bottomless torn shirts are gifted upon you Laughing uproariously Loitering around during the scorching heat of the afternoon Whereas lying under open air I share my sorrow with you Just to relax my sorrow The above poem by late poet is just a translated version even if there is any error which is bound to be but I humbly request my elite online readers of both Kolkata and Dhaka to pardon anyhow my efforts are totally committed and sincerity oriented. Late Sunil Gangopadhaya was intimately closer to Late Humayan Ahmad, Late Syed Shamshul Haq, Late Belal Chowdhury etc of Bangladesh as well as with legendary scholar of both India and Bangladesh Professor Anisuzzaman.

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