I understand that lot of his batch-mates and people of his acquaintance helped him and their family in these trying times. I am also informed that some kind of help will be mobilized from the Durgapur Chapter of our Alumni Body and Mr. Shubranshu Chowdhury, the Secretary of the chapter will coordinate with Mr. H. Goswami, Vice President of BEC Alumni Committee of Durgapur for the same.
His family still needs financial help as you all know cost of treatment at the last phase of life increases exponentially and they spent all they could in the process. I spoke with Mrs. Lahiri and please send your contribution to her directly in the following address:
Mrs. Asima Lahiri
Qrs. No. B 7/A, National Institute of Technology Campus
Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durgapur 713 209, W. Bengal, India
Niladri Roy (California, USA) of 1983 batch is leaving for India on June 17th. Those of you can send a check in a day or two please arrange to send it to Niladri for a quicker transfer to Pralay’s family.
Niladri Roy, Email: nilandri.roy[AT]gmail.com
You can definitely send some more directly to Asima at a later time as and when your situation permits.
Thank you for your support.
Biman Ghosh, 1981MetE
PS: Pralay Lahiri used to sing Tagore Songs in Debabrata Biswas’s style. He never allowed the disease to catch his spirits.
Despite his tumors increasing both in sizes and numbers he visited San Francisco last August to present his research and share his work with his peers.
In the midst of his terminal illness he made the most sincere effort to bring Jibanananda Dash’s kobita live with his own tunes and music.
To our despair the thorns of life had bleed him repeatedly. May his soul rest in peace!
Update on August 29, 2006:
A check for US$ 235.00 has been mailed from USA to Mrs Asima Lahiri. Texas chapter raised the fund at NABC-06.