“ফ্যান এ উল্টো লটকিয়ে দেবো, জানালা দিয়ে বাইরে ফেলে দেবো”।
This line will now never echo in the classrooms of Maharishi Vidya Mandir anymore, says Biswadeep Bhattacharjee, an alumnus of MVM.
The Novel Coronavirus is getting as vicious as we think, snatching our near and dear one after another. Even a great artist and an epitome of a true human being like Bhaskar Bijoy Gupta couldn’t escape from it. On August 30th, at around 3:30 A.M, Bhaskar sir just 50 left his pious soul fighting the virus and harrowing the hearts of hundreds of students and colleagues.
“Bhaskar sir was the most electrifying person I ever knew”, says his long time colleague and a prominent teacher of MVM Silchar, Mr.Bireswar Bhattacharjee. “In every domain, in every sphere or moment, he was always determined to solve the hurdle. Bhaskar was never reluctant of anything. Any assignment you put forward to him he will solve it with a snap. He was more than just a teacher. He was more like a friend, a philosopher to me who was always by my side forever and rescued me whenever I made any blunder.
“Bhaskar won many accolades not only from Silchar but from across the Nation. He was a true artist in a sense who never lost his patience whatever the situation was. He always wore a smile on his face and because of his such spiritual nature, he was loved by all. He attained a rare holy soul”, said Mr Bireswar Bhattacharjee who knew him for the last 20 years and had some beautiful memories with him that will be forever missed and cherished. “It is a catastrophic moment for the School. He was a very charismatic person who always stood for the well being and betterment of his School, his students and his colleagues. His memories will be deeply nurtured and his absence will be thoroughly missed” added Mr Bireswar Bhattacharjee.
His former pupils who spent almost a decade with him says the same about their beloved Bhaskar Sir. Subhadeep Bhattacharjee an alumnus of MVM said, “Though our sir taught us painting only, he was fond of every form of art. Be it singing or dancing or poems his love for art and culture was immense. He always encouraged me to sing and would accompany me in the same. He was strict in the beginning but later he was not less than a friend, a philosopher who guided us throughout our school life.”
“A very perfectionist man who wouldn’t give up doing anything until it is 100% done and a very encouraging teacher who would always support his students and their work even if it is the worst just to never let them feel discouraged”, says Mr PinakPani Kaunda who had very cherished memories with his Bhaskar Sir
“Today whatever I can paint or colour is only because of Bhaskar Sir,” says Nayanika Das a 2014 pass out of MVM. “He always encouraged me to paint though I hated it in the beginning. It doesn’t matter how weird my paintings were he was the one who always appreciated my craft and never kept a doubt on my ability to paint. He was my favourite teacher and the best human who will be missed forever.”
The team of Cachar Chronicles was able to get in touch with the Principal of Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Silchar, Madam Samita Dutta. In a very sobbing tone, she told us that she doesn’t know how will she run the School without him. “Bhaskar was the heart and soul of the school. Every event, every programme he was always there to lead it from the front. He was the pillar of Maharishi Vidya Mandir whos place can never be fulfilled by anybody ever.” With a very despondent voice, she told “ It feels like a personal loss to me. Bhaskar Gupta was more than my colleague. He was a friend, a brother, an advisor and most importantly a family member”.
Bhaskar Bijoy Gupta spent his entire career teaching students painting at the prestigious Maharishi Vidya Mandir. He was a sheer devotee of his mother and would never lose her from his sight. But unfortunately, his mother passed away just 20-25 days ago. His colleague informed that he was deeply sad for not being able to perform his mother’s last rituals formally amid the pandemic.
The people who know him are still in shock on his sudden demise. “He was a very health-conscious person. He was a lean, tall and a strong man who taught Yoga at a local Yoga centre” informed Mr Bireswar Bhattacharjee.
His death left hundreds or probably thousands of his students in grief whom he taught painting for nearly two decades. He has left his wife and a little daughter.
Team Cachar Chronicles prays for his departed soul and extends heartfelt condolences to his family.