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NRC unites two families at Gohpur after 38 years

A Correspondent
Biswanath Chariali, May 6: In search of the root of the ‘family tree’ of the ongoing process of updating the National Register for Citizens (NRC), two families were united at Chandamari under Halem Police Station under Gohpur subdivision in Biswanath district after a gap of 38 long years.
 According to information, Govinda Saikia, younger brother of Someswar Saikia of Kowripather under Halem Police Station, had come out of his home in 1980 to study at a college at Biswanath Chariali. Here, he took shelter in somebody’s house as a servant and completed his Pre-University (PU) course. Then, Govinda’s destiny took him to Guwahati and he started a small business there. In the passage of time, Govinda was converted to Islam and changed his name from Govinda to Jamir Saikia. Gradually, he had been able to establish himself at Noonmati in Guwahati. He also married Jesmine and they had two girls – Atifa and Janna. Later, Govinda alias Jamir shifted to Dhubri and set up a school – Jnanjyoti Jatiya Vidyalaya at Balajan, Dhubri where he now works as the Principal.
 On the other hand, Someswar Saikia had been looking for his lost brother since then. As time passed, he lost his eye sight. But all of a sudden, a miracle took place. Jamir Saikia received a notice from the NRC officials to verify his ‘family tree’ from the office of  Baghmara Development Block in Biswanath district. In the office of the said block, both the brothers reunited after 38 years in a dramatic situation. Elder brother Someswar escorted Jamir to his home at Chandmari where their family members met each other. Local people have lauded the process of NRC which led to this union of two lost brothers.