While many lost their lives to the sadistic cannibalism of the ghosts of Stalin living in Kannur, innumerable muted and mutilated lives are bearing testimony of the ferocious fascist intolerance the country has ever seen. Sadanandan Master, Sumesh, Shaji, Bijuetc are mere representatives of a mass who snubbed the intimidations of Communist brutes.
Sumesh, Thalassery Taluk Sharirik Pramukh of RSS, was brutally attacked by a group of CPM workers. In the attack, Sumesh suffered severe injuries on the face and head. His face was split into two but later stitched together in a major surgery. However, he has lost his palm forever. Shaji, the brother of TalukKaryavah,Sasidharan, lost his two eyes in a brutal bomb attack of CPM goons while he was travelling with Manoj whom they killed later. Biju’s story is a bit different from others as he underwent CPM attack twice. He was attacked again during the treatment after the first attack. The heartless communists hacked over the unhealed wounds and threw his life into uncertainty. Now one of his legs is paralysed. His hands are partially paralysed and fingers are motionless. He can no longer earn his bread and butter.
Sadanandan Master is perhaps the biggest living martyr of communist intolerance. While speaking to Organiser he gave a brief account of his life journey and the impasse. Master, presently a teacher at Sree Durga Vilasam Higher Secondary School at Peramangalam in Thrissur, is now contesting the Kerala State Assembly Election as a BJP candidate from Kuthuparamba Constancy.
While telling his story to the Organiser, Sadanandan Master said, “I belong to a communist family. So naturally I was inclined to the Leftist ideology. But later the ideological bankruptcy of Communism began to unfold before me. Of course, reading also helped me a lot into this. I remember two-three incidents which led me the way out of communism. My friendship with Gokuldas who was a swayamsevak, and interaction with the then ABVP leader and reading of Bharatha Darshanam, by Akkitham changed my thoughts. By 1984 with I was transformed into a swayamsevak with a strong ideological mooring.”
He further adds that I tried to resolve an issue in connection with a hartal called by CPM which they might not have liked. But they had never tried to threaten or attack me when my father was alive. I was attacked on January 25, 1994. Then, I was Kannur Zila Sahkaryavah. A group of CPM workers knocked me down while I was walking down to my house from bus stop. I was pressed against the road and they tightened their grip on my body that made me immobile. I felt something was happening to my legs. It was a total numbness all over there. I tried to get up after they left. Only then I saw, my legs were apart from my body. The attackers purposefully put mud and cow dug into my wounds so the doctors couldn’t stitch my legs together.
Of course, Master Ji was shattered but he soon accepted the reality. The support of his wife Vanitha Rani who decided to marry him even after the incident means a lot for him. For his strength to move forward, Sadanandan master gives credit to ‘the prayers of hundreds of swayamsevaks and mothers’. n