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Tribute to the departed soul of Guru Devendra Sinha

By Rebati Mohan Sinha

Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha pays its homage to this humble noble soul of Guru Devendra Sinha. To describe his life and time, and achievement is beyond the expression of words. He was a writer, philosopher and a poet, apart from being a Nrityacharya of Manipuri Dance.

He came from a very poor family of Singari Basti near Silchar and could not complete his secondary education. Later on, he joined his elder brothers, named late Guru Bipin Singha, the founder of Manipuri Dance at Bombay and Surendra Sinha. He learnt Manipuri Dance from Manipur Nrityalaya and started his own troupe to perform in various places in Maharashtra and Gujrat. In the following years, he started teaching Manipuri Dance at various schools.

Till his last breathe, he helped the house hold with marketing and cooking delicious dishes. With his principle `work is workshop` and hard work, he grew in rank and file and along with him took his entire team to a greater height. Being a perfectionist he used to organize events perfectly to a high degree of excellence.

He used to address other’s problem, as if it were his own with a pleasant smile without ever sharing his own worries.

On his final journey, people from all walks of life participated. Each and every bereaved person attending the procession was narrating stories about their fond relationship they had with him. His absence has created a vacuum in us. He will be always be remembered.

He left us on 11th May 2008, we salute this true soldier and bid him adieu. May his eternal soul rest in peace and inspire us to follow his path. To show our respect we observed one-minute silence before we offered shradda with Dakula-Ishalpa and Pala-uli as he had lived with Dhak and Kartal through out his life.

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  1. People who are remembered even after their death are the people who were great in their life time.
    Guruji was one of them.

    May his soul be placed as a guru in heaven

  2. Very truly said by Suroshree..

    May Guruji's soul rest in eternal peace..


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