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The Man DILS Lakshmindra

Dils Debojyoti Sinha, Mumbai

The article "A Peek into Bishnupriya Manipuri Literature" published on 30 December 2010 prompted me to write a few lines on Sri L.K.Sinha.

To start with I would like to say that his mother's name which is mentioned as late Juthi Devi, as far as I know was Jyoti (commonly pronounced as 'Juti').His pen name is mentioned as Dils Lakshmindra Sinha but this information seems to be incomplete as his widely-known pen names are 'Bhulanath' and 'Bakalam'. He is also known to his native villagers and relatives as 'Bokka'. This nick name is fondly given by them for his simplicity and meek nature in his childhood.

So far his knowledge of languages are concerned he is not only an expert in Bishnupriya manipuri and English but also in Hindi, Bengali and Assamese. He had formal education in all the languages as mentioned above except Assamese and it deserves special mention that he acquired mastery over this language by his own strenuous efforts.

For his commendable literary creations he has been awarded with 'Gift Of Honour'(Ningor Khuttal)by DILS way back in 1992.So far as the award of Mahendra Memorial Foundation is concerned, that year, the Foundation award was presented to Prof. Manoranjan Sinha and a consolation prize to him (Sri L.K.Sinha).

He is a very good organiser as is evident from newly-formed Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers' Forum. He was also the founder of a literary organisation namely 'Sararel Sahitya Singlup'. Right now, I do not know where it is.

There is no denying the fact that he is a prolific writer but sometimes he makes such comments that leave us stranded. When he says, "Lord Bishnu killed demon Murari"(Role of Feasts and Festivals in Bishnupriya Manipuri Culture-II Dated 06.10.09 in the same blog) we get flabbergasted as it is tantamount to saying "Bokka killed Dils Lakshmindra". I pray such things should not happen.

At last, I wish this versatile personality mental peace, prosperity and success, nonetheless.


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