Late Dr. Anamika Ray Ma’am — A TRIBUTE…

A red bindi has the power to make anyone beautiful. But this lady looked a bit extra. “A Bengali beauty within an Oxomiya Bowari” will be the perfect combination of words to describe her. All she finally made us realise is that no one can challenge death. Neither love, nor prayers, may be. Time and fate are really cruel, to the extent that someone would loss her mother at such a tender age, that someone would loss his partner whom he married with all his hopes to be together forever.. The loss of these two souls is uncomparable, hardly can someone feel what they are going through. Being professional, it is extremely painful that we have lost a talent, a gem of our Mamc department, Gauhati University. Everyone of the students would agree that without Anamika Ma’am, Mamc department can never be the same again. She was the charm, her presence can’t be replaced. An excellent teacher,creative writer, one of the best researchers, Anamika Madam’s most attractive quality was to grab attention of anyone she would be talking to. As a friend, she shared almost everything of her life with us..her childhood, parents , education, love life, their marriage, their budding daughter, how difficult it is to grow up a child  when the husband stays away from home etc. She was strict whenever necessary and I still remember her scoldings. Rarely was she absent because of any illness. But, she used to be over tensed sometimes, may be extreme hard work all over the night sometimes made her restless. Last June 2015 , when I visited my department, she encouraged me for Ph.D and ensured me of all possible guidance. She put one hand on my head for a second and smiled. Little did I know that it was for the last time. Poor me! I smiled back. Ma’am, the two years we spent with you will be in our memories forever, it will always encourage us to work hard, which you always believed to be the mantra of success. During your short lifetime, you have gained so much love and fame that all of us are so proud of you. Give all your strength, courage, love and blessings to your daughter now. I am sure, a mother’s blessing will never fail to make a daughter grow up as much stronger as this world will need her to be. And one day she would proudly accept that no harsh reality could separate you both. May your soul rest in eternal peace. And my deepest condolences to the family. Stay strong Ankuran Sir. I beleive that time heals almost everything. Life goes on, only a bold approach is needed from your side now for a better future. P.S. We the Mamc batch 2012-2014 never expected to start our days at Gauhati University in such an exciting, childlike manner as we did. Anamika ma’am caught our attention with her exciting Name Game! Stand as a big circle, and start saying the names of yourself and your friends. If you fail to remember any of them, you will be punished, as such you either have to sing, or dance or act or anything of your choice. According to ma’am , these cute punishments would help each other to know well and we would come closer forever as best buddies. Ma’am , if now we play that game and keep Anrini in between the circle, and call you with all our heart, will you come closer to us atleast for once?

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