Samir Kanta Gupta: In Memoriam
Posted July 8, 2013on:
Originally posted on Overman Foundation:
On Thursday, 6 June 2013, the Aurobindonian community has lost another bright jewel. Noted scholar and author Samir Kanta Gupta—lovingly addressed as Ranju-da—whose creative writings have captivated the innumerable hearts of three generations of readers has passed on to the Beyond at the age of ninety-one. He is survived by his younger brothers Subir Kanta and Robi Gupta.
Born in Mymensingh on 7 February 1922 to Indulekha and Nolini Kanta Gupta, Samir Kanta’s early years were spent at Nilfamari (in the district of Rangpur, Bangladesh) in the loving company of his mother and paternal grandparents. Nolini Kanta had shifted to Pondicherry in 1926 to serve Sri Aurobindo when Samir Kanta was only four years of age. At her house, Indulekha would meditate in front of the photographs of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother after decorating them with flowers, hence, right from an early age there was an influence…
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