Octogenarian left politician hospitalised at Sylhet

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Octogenarian left politician hospitalised at Sylhet

 

Swapan Kumar Singh : Dauntless journalist, veteran left politician, eminent journalist, former local chairman and organizer of Liberation War of 1971 Rasendra Datta has been hospitalized with a massive illness at the Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital on January -05. He is still under going treatment there.
Mr. Datta was born in landlord family of Nowagoan village at Ssrimangal Upazila under Moulvibazar district during the British era. He joined in the language movement at the age of 13.
Later he joined in a left political party named NAP that formed led by Moulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani in 1957.
He gave leadership in the Balishira Hill Movement in 1963.
He was also engaged Against the education policy of Gen. Ayub Khan, movement 6 and 11 point charter, mass movement of 1969, joined in Liberation war of 1971 as an organiser.
He was arrested by Pakistani Police on charge of breaking Pakistan under section 60 MLR Clause 8 (a) in 1970. Then the Pakistan police also arrested another NAP leader Md. Shajahan Miah, Student’s League leaders MA Rahim and SA Mujib in the same case, but the Pakistan government compelled to release them following massive movement of the local people.
He made movement Against the misrules of every rulers after Liberation.
He was arrested and taken to jail as a political prisoner in 1975 after the assassination of Father of the nation. He came under attacks on his life by goons of the then rulers. He took part in every democratic movement from 1952 to yet.
Mr. Datta was also an eminent journalist of the daily Sangbad for long time.
He travelled to Soviet Russia as a district leader tour programme in 1980.

For his honest and dedicated politics He was elected chairman of the local union parishad defeating Awami League leader who contested with him in 1984.
He also performed his dynamic leadership to boost local journalist’s council and Press Club.
He had an political commitment to change the society.
Two months back He lost his wife. He has three sons and a daughter. His elder son was also an honest and ideological journalist.
Local people still today remember him for his honest, dedicated and ideological politics and journalism.
He is yet called a symbol of honest and dedicated politics and journalism in the Sylhet Region.