Tributes to four visionaries
Four senior RSS workers, including three Prach-araks?Dinendranath De, Sudhamaya Dutt and Shubh-ankar Chakravorty?and one Kshetriya Karyavah, Shyamal Kanti Sengupt, were kidnapped by Church-backed NLFT terrorists on August 6, 1999, from Tripura, when they were on their way to Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram hostel at Kanchanchhara village, three km from Assam-Agartala road. The terrorists asked for ransom, but the RSS strongly turned down any such demand right from the beginning. They were later killed, as was informed by the Joint Home Secretary, Central government, through his letter on July 28, 2001. Since there was a BJP-led government at the Centre, people, including the Sangh Swayamsevaks, thought that the Sangh workers would be freed safely, but in vain.
Though, the real martyrdom day of these four activists is known only to those terrorists who killed them or the God, the Sangh Swayamsevaks observe August 6, the day they were kidnapped, as their martyrdom day. This year is the sixth martyrdom day of those brave martyrs.
Dinendranath De became the Sangh Pracharak from Sonarpur shakha in South 24 Paragana district. He worked as Zilla Pracharak in Murshidabad, Koochbihar, Bankura and Medanipur districts. He became the Vibhag Pracharak of Tripura in 1990. He was also an expert of gosh, the RSS band. Shyamal Kanti Sengupt joined the Sangh in his early childhood. After completing post-graduation, he joined the Life Insurance of India (LIC). Before becoming the Poorva Kshetra Karyavah, he was Kolkata Mahanagar Karyavah. After retirement from LIC in 1992, he dedicated his full time to the Sangh like a full time Pracharak. His only daughter is also an active activist of Rashtra Sevika Samiti.
August 6 is the martyrdom day of four senior Sangh activists who were abducted and killed by NLFT terrorists in 1999.
Sudhamaya Dutt became a Sangh Pracharak during the sixties. He had been Zilla Pracharak of Malda for years and also Vibhag Pracharak of Jalpaiguri. Later he became chief editor of Bangla weekly Swastika, which registered leaps and bound progress under his leadership. Shubhankar Chakravorty was the Zilla Pracharak of the district from where all the four workers were abducted by NLFT terrorists. He was quite a fearless worker. He became the Sangh Pracharak in 1981. He was also a good singer.
After getting communication from the Central government about the death of all four workers, the Sarsanghachalak Shri K.S. Sudarshan had visited the families of all the four workers to condole their death and also to apprise them of the efforts done on the part of the Sangh to get them released from the terrorists.