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How reasoble is Dispur holding Rabha Divas? Asks Kalaguru's close confidant

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

'When Bishnu Rabha was singing – Agnijugor firingoti moi – like a mistral seeking for a change for the better in 1950, the then Congress government in the State had been on his head hunt. There had been a reward of Rs 10,000 at that time for one who could hand over the government the head of Bishnu Rabha. The type of third-degree measures he had to face in the prison was hair-raising.'– Satyath Rabha

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MIRZA, June 19: How reasoble is the Congress Government in Assam holding the birth anniversary of Kalaguru Bishnu Rabha? Nogerian Satyath Rabha, a close confidante of revolutiory Bishnu Rabha, has raised such a question on the eve of Rabha Divas.

The State is set to observe Rabha Divas tomorrow amidst various programmes. The Assam Government is going to confer wards on artistes in his me. Satyath Rabha Rabha, hailing from Khokhapara along the Assam-Meghalaya border in Palasbari LAC, had a one-to-one with this reporter today. Taking a trip down the memory lane, the nogerian said: “When Bishnu Rabha was singing – Agnijugor firingoti moi – like a mistreal seeking for a change for the better in 1950, the then Congress government in the State had been on his head hunt. There had been a reward of Rs 10,000 at that time for one who could hand over the government the head of Bishnu Rabha. The type of third-degree measures he had to face in the prison is hair-raising. Does such a government holding Rabha Divas now have any justification?”

Satyath Rabha came in contact with Bishnu Rabha way back in 1939 since when the former owned the ideology of Kaluguru and became his close confidante. Bishu Rabha passed away on June 20, 1969. “The present-day Assam badly needs a type of revolution carried out in the State by Bishnu Rabha since there is corruption everywhere,” Satyath Rabha said.

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