New Year: New Danger Kejriwal

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Kejriwal is the new danger to Indian democracy. Let me explain.

Plutocracy takes over democracy in the name of ‘Aam Admi’ (ordinary citizens). But as people change the government through election, they believe that the government shall be their own, run by their own representatives.

They are duped. In the name of ‘Aam Admi’, in absence of a fighting party of the toiling masses, propounders and practitioners of political economy of capitalism, get the votes and ignore the Aam Admi in their eagerness to serve their capitalist masters. Congress had won the last election to lead UPA in the name of the ‘Aam Admi‘ (“Congresska Hath, Aam Admike saath” was its slogan). But its government became a government of repression of the Aam Admi and benevolence for the capitalists and even for the foreign traders. In plutocracy, this happens.But, because of the method plutocracy uses, ordinary citizens (Aam Admi), gullible as they commonly are, fail to understand the rich man’s tricks.

In this method, ordinary citizens use the franchise to elect their representatives, which gives them the feeling that they are the masters; but on being elected, the same representatives do not work for the ordinary citizens; because the money invested in their election campaigns having come from the rich, their administration gets addressed to the benefit of the rich. Aam Admi remains the pawn.

Kejriwal and his team has formed the government with the support of the ordinary citizens. But thereby their dependance on Aam Admi has ended as far as Delhi is concerned. Hereafter they will act in interest of plutocracy. But will act as if their steps benefit the ordinary citizens. Their steps in this regard has started. Kejriwal has passed orders for free supply of 700 liters of water to every family. Corporate media has highlighted it as a great act of benevolence. But by this who shall really benefit? Ordinary citizens in Delhi use less than a hundred liters of water per day. The rich families use more water. So, by waving the water rent for 700 liters per day, Kejriwal has ensured that the poor ordinary citizens bear the cost of the water freely supplied to the rich. This is plutocracy.

If AAP is really for the Aam Admi, the huge numbers of hugely exploited DTC employees – who have been working regularly for several years without being regularized, thereby perishing without entitlement to the benefits provided under labor laws – could have been regularized by Kejriwal, as the first step in interest of the Aam Admi, when they met him a day ago. That has not happened, because there is no difference between his and his predecessor Shila Dixit’s political economy and rule. The rule is plutocracy.

Shrewd agents of the rich

In plutocracy, shrewd agents of the rich get elected in the name and with the help of ordinary citizens – Aam Admi – and thereafter serve the rich at the cost of the poor. When people revolt, they float/promote a new outfit of politics in the name of the neglected common man that takes over the revolution with the help of the rich media acrobats and emerge as people’s heroes and grab power in the name of the new outfit and ultimately kill the awakening that could have changed the system. In emergence of AAP, this has happened. The new phase of mass awakening his been hijacked, at least in Delhi.

This is what exactly had happened in 1977 in the name of ‘Janata’ (a synonym of ‘Aam Admi’) in India, when the spontaneous Indian upsurge against Indira Gandhi’s misrule was hijacked by Jaya Prakash Narayan and his team.

In the name of ‘Janata’

In the name of ‘Janata’ (Aam Admi’), the right-wing politicians and communal chauvinists like the Jansanghists had then come to power.

Morarjee Desai had become the Prime Minister with a cabinet comprising the very same fellows whose corrupt practices as leaders of the Congress had ruined the credibility of that party, such as Biju Patnaik of Orissa; and whose rabid reactionary conduct had distanced the Congress from the people, such as the members of the Congress Syndicate, over and above the communalists and practitioners of political economy of inequality.

Those self-seekers, by their verbal attack on Indira Gandhi as the central cause of all the ills the country was subjected to, had, of course, successfully diverted the mass awakening of the people against misrule, but no sooner than that, had themselves indulged in such nefarious misrule, that the ‘Janata’ government that they had formed, had collapsed within two years of coming to power and the ‘Janata’ (‘Aam Admi’) of India were so disillusioned and demoralized that, to them, the same Indira Gandhi seemed much better than the ‘Janata’ alternative they had been misled to vote.

Democracy took a nastier turn towards plutocracy.

India became fee simple for Indira and her family and factotums with political conspiracies and scandals becoming synonymous with her government.

From then on till now, when Congress members are competing with each other to wag their tails more vigorously to establish who is more loyal to her daughter-in-law Sonia and her son Rahul than the others, India has remained a land of communal hatred, disunity, displacement, dishonesty, impropriety, and Mafiosi.

India has seen a Prime Minister in Rajiv Gandhi who patronized R. K. Dhawan, the man whose “complicity or involvement” in the murder of his mother Indira Gandhi was analytically and emphatically pointed out by Justice M.P.Thakkar in his enquiry report. Justice Thakkar was deliberately picke up to conduct the unavoidable enquiry, as, many believe, he was so close to the Gandhi family that his report would not affect any member thereof. He, in fact, did not mention any member of Indira’s family in connection with her murder. But he had not to ignore the fact that, Dhawan was “close to someone having clandestine connection with the CIA”, which, to Justice Thakkar, had built up the “heap of suspicion”.

Rewarding a person suspected to have been involved with murder of his mother by Rajiv Gandhi with sensitive politico-administrative positions is a mystery that has not yet been solved, though hands of CIA in Rajiv Gandhi’s murder is also a suspected phenomenon.

However, India has seen in post ‘Janata’ scenario, how Rajiv Gandhi’s closest circle had offered harbor to commission agents like the Italian agent Ottavio Quattrocchi that had given birth to the Bofors scandal and let him escape the dragnet of law, as Sonia Gandhi continued to boss over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Had right-reactionaries using the name of ‘Janata’ not hijacked the mass awakening of the ordinary citizens against impairment of their democracy in 1977 elections, a time would never have come for India to be treated as a fee simple by Indira Gandhi, Rajiv and his widow and son.

The mistake of being misled

The mistake of being misled by the use of the word ‘Janata’ in 1977, not only promoted self-seekers in politics, but also ushered in such a phase that despite Prime Ministers playing treacheries against the country, people did not rise in revolt.

They did not revolt on seeing the Preamble of their Republic rendered inconsequential by Manmohan Singh and Pranab Mukherjee of Narasimha Rao cabinet when they subjected India to WTO design by signing GATT agreement behind back of the nation, in contravention of the nation’s pledge for socialism enshrined in the Preamble. When Constitution of India has provisions for amendment in any part of its body, by no way its Preamble can be changed. Amendment of the Preamble that mandates to make India a socialist sovereignty was not possible. And, therefore there was an insurmountable obstacle to make India a capitalist country. Signing the WTO agreement was the way to make capitalism the official creed of India despite the socialistic Preamble. These two fellows did that and sabotaged the country in Narasimha Rao government.

They kept mum despite seeing their national undertakings being sold away in throwaway prices to private profiteers by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

They kept mum despite seeing how Prime Minister Manmohan Singh betrayed the Republic by subjugating the country to American market design by signing the nuke deal without the Parliament’s approval and by promulgating the same by using political horses including the Speaker.

They kept mum as Sonia Gandhi became the extra-constitutional boss of the Prime Minister of India and one after another, India’s constitutional sentinels like the CEC and CAG got reprimands from the PM for having exposed the illegalities and mega scams his government is involved with.

The design

So, when in the first half of 1970s people of India had spontaneously waken up to save their motherland from derailment, the right-reactionaries had got united under Jaya Prakas Narayan in the name of ‘Janata’ (ordinary citizens) to divert them from the real cause of that derailment, as a result of which the patriotic revolution which could have saved India, was forestalled.

As a result, India has become a land of commission agents, Mafiosi and mega-scams – of exploitation of the weaker segment of the population including women and children – of concentration of wealth in hands of a few forcing the majority to perish in slow starvation – of all out corruption and nonchalant administration – of displacement of indigenous people, denudation of forests and destruction of eco-systems for benefit of the avaricious private and foreign industries – of unbearable financial straits for the majority for whom food security law and low-priced rice and/or wheat has become unavoidable to avert starvation deaths – of uncontrolled black-market and price rise leading to enhancement of DA to almost 100% of the new scale of pay the government servants draw as otherwise plutocracy cannot function – and of many other ills the nation is inflicted with.

Four decades after, as the people rose in revolt again against plutocratic exploitation, and the revolution was going to take a definite shape against the pernicious economic policy of Manmohan Singh and thereby capitalism was going to face the toughest challenge to its continuance in India; exactly like Jaya Prakas Narayan of 1970s, Anna Hazare and a band of situational loudmouths including Kejriwal was picked up by the fidgeting capitalists to divert the mass awakening from revolt against capitalism to demand for a Lokpal, attributing all administrative ills to corruption. This has ensured, India stays a safe haven for the capitalists.

Kejriwal, the offshoot of Anna Hazare’s Lokpal campaign has emerged a prominent agent of plutocracy, with his inauguration as Delhi Chief Minister in the name of the Aam Admi’.

People duped

People are duped, because, they are guided by corporate media to believe, by refusing mandate to the Congress Party and by ushering in Kejriwal through their ballots, they have strengthened democracy.

Kejriwal has succeeded in blocking people’s awakening against capitalism that Prime Manmohan Sngh had perniciously clamped on India. It will take time now for the Delhi voters to know that Kejriwal is nothing but a new mask of plutocracy for extinguishment of which they had started the now aborted mass action.

And, the composition of AAP leadership is such that it shall have no class consanguinity with the Aam Admi (ordinary citizens), who, for survival only, have no other way than depending on food security law and lowest priced rice and/or wheat.

The very fact that AAP has spent Rs.30 lakhs per constituency on records is indicative of plutocracy it is wedded to.

Plutocracy has ensured that Indian elections remain so very expensive that no Aam Admi (ordinary citizen) would dare to contest. So the rich and representatives of the rich contest the elections under whatsoever non-communist banners available and on return, serve the interests of the rich.

Kejriwal and AAP have invested high amount of money in the election and have no affinity for the political economy of the poor class. On the other hand, the AAP leadership is dominated by crorepatis (high rich multimillionaires) who have wealth spanning from rupees ten millions (Dharm Vir Singh) to more than 300 millions ( Shazia Ilmi).

Impact of the rich

The Constituent Assembly of India had to deliver a pro-rich Constitution, because it was “dominated by the rich class”.

Laxmi Narayan Sahu of Orissa, on the third reading of the draft Constitution, had held it to be a repressive Constitution under which the ordinary citizens will suffer more than they were suffering under the British rule.

Dr. Ambedkar, in response, had to admit that the Constituent Assembly was unable to produce a real emancipatory Constitution because of the overwhelming majority of the rich class in the Assembly. He had hoped that when the first Parliament of India will be elected by the votes of the ordinary citizens, comprising the representatives of the poor people as they being in majority would be the dominating electors, the first task it may perform should make appropriate laws to reduce the “gap” between the rich and the poor, so that the the purpose of freedom can be achieved.

Notoriety of the Nehru Government

But, that never happened, as the caretaker Congress Government of Nehru played two notorious games to make the first Parliament advantageous for the rich.

The rich class, eager to engulf India after the British was afraid of Gandhiji.

His emphasis on programs like Village Swarajya was enough to restrict exploitation of India by the rich.

So, firstly, the Nehru Government ensured that Gandhiji, whose active guidance could have inspired the people to use the franchise for creation of the first Parliament with representatives of their own class in order to achieve economic emancipation along with political freedom, was silenced.

Reports galore that with Sardar Patel as the Home Minister, intelligence reports on threat to Gandhiji’s life were ignored.

Thus the first general election to the first Parliament could not be actively guided by Gandhiji and hence there was no voice of Gandhian (Aam Admi) economy in the first Parliament.

Secondly, the Nehru Government ensured that voice of the working class also remains absent in the first Parliament.

With deliberate design, the Communist Party of India was banned, forcing most of its leaders go underground.

Resultantly, the rich class dominated also the first Parliament.

The new danger

Ambedkar’s hope for eradication of the “contradictions” inherent in the rich class produced Constitution was shattered and lost.This happened, as the rich people elected by the poor citizens acted in their class interest.

The rich people in AAP will not act differently. They will act in their class interest. Hence, ‘Aam Admi’ will not really gain. They shall stay pawn in the game the rich play.

Therefore, Kejriwal is the new danger the country shall have to face in the new year.

Actions against Samaja employees are illegal in view of a verdict of Orissa High Court

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

A verdict of the High Court of Orissa in a case involving Servants of the People Society (SoPS) makes it clear that the occupiers of the Samaja had no de jure legitimacy to put working journalists and non-journalist employees of the premier news daily to loss of job and enforced idleness.

A pack of miscreants posing as people’s servants has hijacked the SoPS of which Pt. Gopabandhu Das was the vice-president at the time of his death and has illegally occupied his newspaper, The Samaja; and are playing havoc with the leaders of the employees and looting its revenue.

As allegations against some of its life members and functionaries over the misuse and loot of the Samaja mounted beyond suppression, the SoPS was forced to appoint a high power enquiry committee on 10 March 2010 under chairmanship of its trustee Sri Arijit Pasayat, a former judge of the Supreme Court of India, to probe into the allegations received up to 05 July 2010.

Pasayat Committee found that most of the allegations were based on facts and documents. It did not forget to report that the men in charge of the Samaja at that time had tried to obstruct his investigation.

“We note with a heavy heart that right from the beginning there appeared to be an effort to create hurdles so that the Committee does not arrive at the truth”, the committee noted at the beginning of the report.

To the Committee, the allegations were not untrue; but it did not dare to name who had tried to obstruct the enquiry.

The Committee further noted,

“It was brought to our notice that one life member even went to the extent of questioning the authority of the Committee to seek certain information about some of the employees. We were shocked to learn that the said life member without any authority to do so (at a critical time i.e. when huge quantity of newsprint was to be purchased) permitted Sri Hemant Kumar Sahu, against whom allegations were there which were being enquired into by the Committee, to join. This was highly objectionable as Sri H.K.Sahu was asked by the Board of management to go on leave till completion of enquiry. It was known to the concerned Life Member that the report was to be given on 5th February 2011. Therefore, the allegation of many employees that the concerned Life Member was openly supporting and trying to protect Sri Sahu appears to be genuine”.

The Committee should have named this Life Member; but sadly it did not dare to do that, even though, as such, in view of discernible facts, the Committee was unable to reject the allegations.

Why it did not dare to name the miscreant who had tried to obstruct the inquiry? Justice Pasayat should come forward with the answer, specifically as he is one of the Trustees of SoPS.

Presently, as we see, the Samaja is being run by unauthorized persons. One of them is Niranjan Rath. He was of course enquired into by Justice Pasayat committee.

“A Life Member is mandated to maintain pure personal life, but if any member is of objectionable character and reputation, it is against the interest of the Society (Servants of the People Society) and therefore, his Life Membership has to be terminated” the committee had opined in his case.

Manubhai fled

Manubhai Patel was the president of SoPS as well as the Chairman of the Board of management of the Samaja when rampart misappropriation of the Samaja funds and corrupt practices of fellows in office of the newspaper was reported necessitating the enquiry.

Patel also figured in a writ petition WP (CRL) No.408/2011 in which the Orissa High Court issued a direction to DGP Orissa to enquire into criminal offenses alleged against him.

In General Body meeting on 25.4.2011, SoPS took strong decisions against misappropriations of Samaja funds and misconduct and tried to cleanse its leadership by removing the miscreants from office and by subjecting them to exemplary disciplinary proceedings.

The resolutions and minutes of the GB were suppressed and Manubhai fled, leaving the office of the President de facto vacant.

The extraordinary GB attended by all the members of SoPS on June 9, 2011, under Agenda item No. 5, recorded, “a vacuum and a situation of uncertainty had been created”.

New President and EC

In the circumstances, the GB elected Sri Onkar Chand as President and six other members including K. C. Tripathy and Niranjan Rath of Orissa as members of the Executive Council.

Chand appointed Tripathy as Vice-President and subsequently, for smooth management of the Society, delegated all his powers to him and Sri Tripathy was also appointed as the Member-in-charge of the Samaja and Orissa Branch.

SoPS decided to implement the Pasayat Committee report. As a preliminary action taken on this report, Niranjan Rath, who was tactfully shunted out of the Samaja headquarters by Manubhai Patel by his order dated 4.3.2011, was asked to hand over charges of GIMSAR, a health point run with the Samaja funds in the name of Gopabandhu Das, with immediate effect, as under him, that institute had become a hub of criminal activities.

He was removed from membership of the society with immediate effect on 27.6.2012 because of “forgery, misappropriation, acquisition of portfolio by fraudulent manner”.

Lady used as sexual arsenal

Earlier, while functioning as the media manager, he had vitiated the moral environment of the Samaja with shameless sexual involvement with a lady junior assistant in the media management section. The PBAX of the Samaja was often getting jammed because of bawdry between the two. On being informed of this, Braja Bhai, then the General Manager, had wanted their bawdry recorded and that was done. The original tape of their obscene talks was given to Justice Arijit Pasayat Committee. The Committee, in its report said, “The original tape is sent along with our report. Since it involves personal reputation and character of a person, we thought it proper to request the Board to hear the tape itself, consider the explanation furnished by Sri Niranjan Rath and take appropriate action”. When action on the tape recorded bawdry was about to be taken, Rath and his gang seized the SoPS office by way of a coup executed through an illegal election and he became an executive member of the organization. The lady got an unprecedented lift to the post of a sub-editor.

A senior employee of the Samaja has told on camera that Niranjan intimidates anybody who goes against him with threats to use this lady as an arsenal of sex allegation.

Illegal election challenged

However, the illegal election was challenged by Sri K.C.Tripathy in the appropriate civil court at Cuttack. When the case was considered a fit case for adjudication, the court declined to grant the interim relief as both the misc case and the main suit were seeking the same relief and therefore grant of the interim relief sought for could have given the relief sought for in the main suit. So, instead of granting the relief in the misc case, the suit was set for expeditious disposal, without restraining the illegal occupiers from handling the Samaja. Tripathy preferred an appeal before the District Judge, Cuttack, as unless put under leash, the illegal occupiers of the Samaja were suspected to further damage the institute.

“Tripathy has a full proof case”

The District Judge observed that Tripathy had “a full proof case”. In the opinion of the District Judge, the newly elected Executive Council with the President appears to have prima facie no authority to continue as the executive council of the SoPS. He therefore ordered,

“during pendency of the suit the Executive Council, which is functioning now, shall not take any policy decision and also any decision having financial implications except meeting day to day expenditure of the SoPS and its organizations without the leave of the Court and also the prior approval of the General Body of the SoPS, and the petitioner-appellant (K.C.Tripathy) shall be allowed to function as a member of the General Body of the SoPS and the suit shall be disposed of within two months hence”.

The correctness of this judgment of the District Judge has been confirmed in a subsequent case before the Orissa High Court.

Confirmation of the correctness of the District Judge order in the High Court, as far as the election claimed by Patel is concerned, has made one thing very unambiguously clear. And, that is, the newly elected Executive Council with Patel as the President appears to have prima facie no authority to continue as the executive council of the SoPS.

But the illegal occupiers of the Samaja blatantly violated the orders of the District Judge and enhanced their activities having financial implications.

They have illegally thwarted eminent employees into enforced idleness, stoppage of their entries to workplaces, stage-managed disciplinary proceedings, dismissals and atrophy of their provident fund accounts.

But as the District Judge has observed and the High Court has agreed, the Patel fraction has no sanction of the constitution of the SoPS to occupy its offices in the relevant time and hence, their actions against the employees have de jure no legitimacy.

On this premises, the labour law machinery should wake up to protect the workers from victimization. But it does not dare to wake up as the illegal occupiers of the Samaja have tamed the chief minister through dubious means.

It is worth waiting to watch how the law acts vis-a-vis blackmailing power of the of the illegal occupiers of the Samaja.

Tamed Pet

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

India is embarrassed by the misconduct of a lady officer of Indian Foreign Service in USA. But Indian Government is acting as a tamed pet to protect the same officer. And, in this, the misusers of freedom of press have an overwhelming role.

A section of Television media, almost in a Hitlerian style, have made a lot of noise over prosecution of the officer by the law-keeping machinery of USA for having committed offenses prosecutable under American laws, as if action against her has shattered the nationalistic pride of India.

The lady officer’s offenses are (1) false information provided to procure Visa for a private female servant and (2) exploitation of the said female servant as an employer.

The Tv channels are not focusing on these offenses; but are busy in amplifying how the lady officer caught for the offenses was strip searched, cavity searched and how DNA swabs were collected from her in custody. Somebody must be getting a sadistic pleasure out of such avoidable amplification, though such nasty details must further have disadvantaged, disappointed and embarrassed the lady.

A matter of more concern to unbiased Indians is that, in this case, a section of the corporate Tv media has been making a farce of free press by making noise over prosecution of the offender as if an Indian diplomat is entitled to stay unanswerable to charges of cheating the law and exploiting the servant!

Whether or not the allegations against the lady officer are factual is a matter for the court to decide. But for corporate Tv media in India, her prosecution in USA is an affront to India’s pride.

The sordid aspect of Tv media conduct in this matter is that no dissent is being allowed in panel discussions over the issue. As for example Sri Meghna Desai, a prominent participant in panel discussion over the issue in Times Now channel, was not allowed to elaborate why he was not willing to side with the channel in condemning US action against the lady diplomat. Other panelists were so much  encouraged to condemn him for his honest voice of dissent that he had to fold his hands and repeatedly bent his head to be pardoned from the panel. Arnab Goswami did not feel ashamed of what sorry state he had dragged the discussion to! Is it not Mediacracy overtaking whatever semblance of democracy India has? Indian politicians are not ashamed of this degradation.

But unbiased Indians are ashamed of the fact that a lady consular officer, who, by the virtue of her posting carries the mana of India in her person, has shattered Indian pride by being prosecuted over visa fraud and exploitation of a female worker she had imported to USA from India thereby. 

She should have been recalled to face parallel trials in this country for her misconduct. But instead of that, she has been given UN assignments in order to give her impregnable diplomatic security!

Official shenanigans over the issue do not merit mention. India has a Prime Minister in Manmohan Singh, who, till reprimanded by his extra-constitutional master Rahul Gandhi as  ” nonsense”, had no intelligence to understand that law-breakers were not to be protected through an ordinance in an attempt to foil a Supreme Court verdict and who, thereafter, has ensured by way of amendment in law that India is not to be cleansed of corrupt and malicious law-makers as readily as the Indians want!

Such a government is bound to act a tamed pet to bureaucrats and burrowing media run by corporate houses.

Not no more, the man forever

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Seldom has the entire world mourned a death. The world mourns for Mandela. The world is one in honoring his unique contributions to freedom from inhumanity.

But he is no more, they say. To us, he is not no more. He is a man forever.

mandelaAs long as exploitation is not extinguished and plutocracy not exterminated, as long as caste and/or color supremacism is not completely wiped out, he shall continue to guide the world as beacon of militant action against apartheid and exploitation.

“Only through hardship, sacrifice and militant action”, he had said, “can freedom be won. The struggle is my life. I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days.” (ANC Press Release, June 26, 1961)

The fight is to continue. Mandela is to live despite his demise.

We bow to him as ever and forever.

Sad News to share: Harabala Patnaik no more

final MEETHarabala Patanik, wife of eminent freedom fighter and one of the founders of C.P.I. in Odisha Late Raghunath Patnaik of Olasingh village in Khurda district passed away at 5.45 a.m. on Friday ( 6th December ) at Bhubaneswar. She was 92 and has left behind her 3 sons and 8 daughters, a large number of grand and great grand children.

Daughter of a respectable Sarbarakar of erstwhile raja of Nayagarh late Banchhanidhi Patnaik , Harabala, though had no formal education, became very much active socially and politically after her marriage with Raghunath , who had left his education while a student of Ravenshaw College , Cuttack to join the freedom struggle. Subsequently when her husband joined the Communist Party of India under leadership of Bhagabati Charan Panigrahi as one of the founder members, she boldly faced harassment of the police.

The comrades while in underground use to come in deep nights through a secret door while her husband was away in party mission and she had to cook for them without hesitation. According to many veteran leftist leaders, she was not only feeding them with good food at the odd hours of night, she was also packing enough dry foods and rice etc, for them to sustain for weeks while underground.

She had entertained with tasty food to leaders like Naba Krushna Chaudhury, Dr Hare Krushna Mahtab, Manmohan Mishra, Godavarish Mohapatra, Godavarish Mishra, Banamali Patnaik , Prananath Patnaik and many others.
Besides taking care of all her nine children she also took care of seven children of her sister-in-law Bindodini who died at a young age.

She was a mother figure for all the local people and was loved and respected by one and all. Harabala’s eldest son Prasanta is a media person of repute while her second son Pravat is an entrepreneur in Andhra Pradesh. Her third son Dr Pragati who was serving the deprived people of Nagaland had fell victim to the bullets of separatists and fourth son is engaged in business. Her eldest daughter Prativa who was married to freedom fighter and ideal teacher Kanhu Charan Patnaik expired two years ago. Rest of her children are well established in their own fields.

When her body was taken for cremation a large of people from Olasingh and adjacent villages joined to pay their last respect to the departed soul.