Skip to main content


Rebati Mohan Sinha
By Rebati Mohan Sinha
Working President
Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha, Mumbai

This is a tribute to Padmasan Sinha, my beloved colleague, and the Working President of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha, who  left us on 14th August 2010 for his heavenly abode.

His demise was a great shock to us. We barely thought about this that happened so soon. He was introduced to me at Silchar by Dr. Debendra Kumar Sinha, President, NBMM on the occasion of “World Conference 2003” organized by Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha. Within no time we became close because of a common habit, that of chewing tobacco paan. At that time, I knew very little of his personal and family back ground. He told me that he was from village Sripur of Bhanugachh and his father`s name was Tanuba Sinha, and he holds a diploma in Engineering. I learned from him that he has fought for the Independence of Bangladesh as a Mukti Yuddhwa. I remember, when I told him about my involvement with Mukti Vahini in Diamond Harbour, a southern suburb of Kolkata located on the banks of the Hooghly River. He stood up and embraced me. Those days (pre-Bangladesh Liberation war time), being a Bengali speaking Naval Architect, I had been given a responsibility of monitoring the stability of boats being loaded with mines and depth charges for saboteur work in rivers like Pushur in erstwhile East Pakistan.

His long cherished wish of visiting Mumbai remained as a distant dream as he could not attend “Sylhet 2010” which was recently concluded in Mumbai. When I, on behalf of Sreehatta Sammilani, Mumbai, had extended an invitation to join us for the celebration, he expressed his inability. Whenever there was a function or an occasion like Mahasabha Adhiveshan in India, days before he used to plan out all details, so that at the grand finale nothing was found amiss. He used to address others problem, as if it were his own with a smile, without ever sharing his own worries. I came to know that it was a very moving sight to see hundreds of people following him on his final journey. People from all walks of life had joined the procession.

The deeds of this eminent personality are very difficult to pen down in mere words. He was a philanthropist, a philosopher and a guide whose very life itself was like a living example of how to lead ones life. He lived his life with courage and dignity, strong values and honesty, commitment and generosity. He had just started Padma Memorial Public High School in Islampur, he was the President of Manipuri (Bishnupriya & Meitei) Samaj Kalyan Samiti and donated a piece of land for its offices; but he could not complete the full project.

He was an active member of Rotary Club of Sylhet and the President of Manipuri Adivasi Forum of Bangladesh. He left us at this time when we needed him the most. Few people in this world have his refined qualities. His absence has left a serious vacuum.

Today as we look into mirror of time, we see his honesty, hard work and vision that enabled people around him to grow constantly from one milestone to another.

His incredible optimism and wonderful sense of humour brought rainbows in the cloudy (weather) moments. We are grateful for the gentle guidance and immense love with which you led us ahead and we pray that God grants you eternal peace and joy that you so richly deserve. We salute this true soldier and bid him adieu. May his eternal soul rest in peace and inspire us to tackle our routine life.


  1. My heartfelt condolence to Padmasan Sinha and to his families.

  2. Get some real dope on this person...the tribute is badly researched and written....


Post a Comment

We all love comments. It is moderated

Popular posts from this blog

The 'Star' Krishankant Sinha of Space City Sigma

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi It is a myth that the all-knowing Internet knows everything. One such myth relates to old television stuff aired on Doordarshan before 1990. Search in Google “Space City Sigma”, the search engine would throw up reminiscent results from the people who still long for those days. Those days were really golden days. Krishankant Sinha in the role of Captain Tara in Space City Singma For those who have watched Doordarshan some 15 to 20 years back, am sure they will have nostalgic memories of it. The days when possessing a now ubiquitous looking television set was a luxury. It was a neighbour’s envy product. It was a visual product to showoff, to flaunt that we have a television set . Those were the days when black and white, locked television was rarely found in homes. The days became immortal for teleserials like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Swami’s Malgudi Days (Ta-Na-Na-Na…), Ek-Do-Teen-Char (Title song: Ek do teen char, chaaro mil ke saath chale to

Shastriya sangeet exponent no more

Post Bureau, Silchar/Guwahati (Mar 31): Renowned Shastriya Sangeet (Uchchangik) exponent from the Barak Valley and gold medalist (1983-84) from the Bangiya Sangeet Parishad, Calcutta Guru Motilal Sinha breathed his last at 10 pm on Friday at his Bhakatpur residence on the outskirts of Silchar town. Born in the family of Ojha Deveswar Singha and late Kusumleima Devi on Poush 11, 1330 Bangabda, Motilal Sinha had his graduation in vocal music (Bisharad in Shashtriya Sangeet) from Bhadkhande, Lucknow and master’s degree (Nipun with gold medal) from the Bangiya Sangeet Parishad, Calcutta. In 1960, he started teaching classical music (vocal) at Silchar. He had a long stint in the Silchar Sangeet Vidyalaya as its honorary principal since 1960. He also worked in Government Higher Secondary and Multipurpose Girls’ School, Silchar, and retired in 1985. He had received the Assam State Award as an ideal music teacher. He had a stint in conducting a programme on the teaching of Rabindra Sangeet

Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur

By Ranita Sinha, Kolkata Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Thakur, the great saint of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Community was born on 26th October, 1871, in a remote village of Cachar district called Baropua in the state of Assam. He was born to a Xatriya Manipuri family. His father Sri Sanatan Pandit was a Sanskrit teacher and mother Srimati Malati Devi, a house wife. Sadhu Baba from his childhood was indifferent to all worldly happenings. He was engrossed in chanting the name of Lord Krishna. Along with other students of his age, Sadhu Baba started taking lessons of grammar and other spiritual literature from his father. At a very young age he lost his mother but he was brought up with utmost love and care by his step mother. At the age of eighteen, Sadhu baba lost his father, so, to continue his spiritual education under the guidance of Rajpandit Mineshwas Swarbabhwam Bhattacherjee, he went to Tripura. But within one year he made up his mind to visit all the holy places and as such he took permis