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Divyashram recalls Indologist KP Sinha on birthday eve

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 2: At a time when a large number of organizations are agog with activities for the celebrations of the birth anniversary of Indologist KP Sinha on January 3 at as many as five places in Assam, Tripura and Bangladesh, all misty-eyed office-bearers of Dr. Kali Prasad Memorial Divyashram Sanskriti Kendra remembered the philosopher today.

On the eve of the birth anniversary Dr. Sinha, Divyashram Sanskriti Kendra secretary Gopidas Sinha gave a brief account on the oeuvre of the philosopher, linguist, academician and a litterateur – all rolled into one.  Dr. Kali Prasad Memorial Divyashram Sanskriti Kendra, which was set up by none other than Dr. KP Sinha himself, is located at West Kachudharam, post of office Chincoorie on the outskirts of Silchar town.

In a statement issued to the press today, Gopidas Sinha said: “Born on January 3, 1937 at Kachudharam, a sleepy village near Silchar town, KP Sinha did his Ph.D. from Jadavpur University on ‘A Study on the Bishnupriya Manipuri Language’ in 1968 and D. Litt. from Bardhwan University in 1982 on ‘The Concept of Absolute in Indian Philosophy’. It seems to have given all those connected with Divyashram and the country as well a cosy feeling that globetrotting KP Sinha took part in the World Sanskrit Conference in Holland in 1986 and read out his paper ‘Is Shiva a Non-Vedic God’ there. He also read out another paper ‘The Problem of Ishwara in Yoga’ also in the World Sanskrit Conference in 1991 in Italy.”

The secretary of Divyashram further said that apart from his linguistic and literary works, the oeuvre of Dr. Sinha in Philosophy in Sanskrit, English, Assamese and Bengali were of immense value of Oriental Philosophy. Dr. Sinha passed away on June 2, 2011.

Dr. KP Sinha had been a teacher throughout his life in Cachar Collge, Gauhati University, Tripura University and Assam University.  

Source: The Sentinel

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