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Abhijit Das (85ARCH) needs help - Friday, March 09, 2007 at 07:31


On-line payment option has been removed from this site on June 11, 2007. If Abhijit Das needs additional funds, it will be added again. Funds collected on-line and by check in the USA are sent to Abhijit Das's family in 2 checks. Last check was mailed on June 8, 2007. 

A Helping Hand

GAABESU Emergency Fund Proposal - Download process document

Picture taken by Rajdeep Dutta, 88EE on April 29, 2007

Primary Contact(s) (Medical and Financial):

1) Mousmi Das (Wife of Abhijit Das)

Postal: Mousumi Das, 153/1 Jugipara Road, Kolkata 700028, West Bengal, India.

E-mail: "mousumi das" < tumrio[AT]>
Phone: 0 94345 09035 and 0 94345 17569

2) Arup Sarkar (Arch'85), a friend of Abhijit Das and Prof at BESU
E-mail: prof.arup[AT]
Phone: 0 9830198481

3) Partho Bose: mobile 9830424119

How to Donate?

Target Fund amount: 15 Lacs.

1. The Bank Account details where money may be transferred:


Postal Address: Mousumi Das, 153/1 Jugipara Road, Kolkata 700028, West Bengal, India.

Contact: Mousmi Das
E-mail: "mousumi das" < tumrio[AT]>
Ph: 0 94345 09035 and 0 94345 17569

For any clarification please mail to:

Arup Sarkar (Arch'85)
0 9830198481

For instruction on how to pay, please also see an appeal and instruction  sent to all alumni via email: (need to join BECollege group to access this email) 

2. On-line Donation by a credit card - Anyone with a valid credit card

On-line payment by a credit card from any part of the word, click the following image. Donors from USA receive USA Federal Tax benefit. Any on-line payment will be posted here on weekly basis. If you wish to be anonymous, please advise alumni web team.


3. Donation by a check in the USA

Make your donation payable to "BECAA".

Contact Info (USA):

  • Biman Ghosh , 81MET
  • Bhaskar DasGupta , 81EE

4. Donation in the Middle East


  • Nirjhar Chakraborty, Sharjah, UAE, 1991 Civil, (050-5450860) (06-5330142)   nirjharc[AT]         
  • Tanushree Chakraborty, Sharjah,UAE, 1991 Civil, (050-7263894) (06-5330142)   TChakraborty[AT]         
  • Shuvendu Bakshi, Dubai, UAE,1991 Arch, (050-7294099)  (04-3517229)   shuvendubakshi[AT]         
  • Gautam Mandal, AbuDhabi, UAE,1980 Civil, (050-2288574) (02-6343808)   bidisha[AT]  
  •  Somnath SinhaRoy, AbuDhabi, UAE, 1987 Arch (050-2384932) (02-6261485)   somnath[AT]
  • Rajdeep Dutta, 88EE, Oman, rajdeep_dutta2003[AT], Mobile: (+968) 9522 7762).

5. Donation in India -


Contact: Arindam Sengupta, 88CE, arin_sg[AT],  +91 9820279022


Contact: Koushik Chatterjee, 90ETC, +91 9810259805

Kolkata/BESU Campus:


  • Mousumi Das: +91 9434509035,+919434517569;tumrio[AT]
  • Anindo Karforma: +91 9830324310
  • Debotosh Sahoo:+91 9830090144
  • Arup Sarkar: +91 9830198481: Prof.Arup[AT]

Other Citites: All persons based on India willing to contribute for this cause are requested to contact Partho Bose: mobile 9830424119 or directly to Mousumi Das: mobile 9434509035,+919434517569; e-mail: tumrio[AT]

6. Canada - New


Sunit Datta, sunitdatta2000[AT]
Samir Das, samirmanju[AT]

7. Donation in Other Countries - To be announced

  • It is Arup Sarkar from BEC. Perhaps we all know about the condition about Abhijit Das (Khoga) (Arch'85), who is suffering from a rare disease named Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system, an autoimmune disease, that can range from relatively benign to somewhat disabling to devastating, as communication between the brain and other parts of the body is disrupted.

    The first sign of this disease was identified in him during 2001, when he had shown weakness of his lower limbs and had problem to stand up. He was admitted to Bangur Institute of Neurology (BIN) at Kolkata for a month sometime during 2002-3 and was under treatment of Dr. Shyamal Kumar Das. There are various forms of MS, and Khoga is suffering from Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, which is the worst kind of it. Since then his condition has been continuously deteriorated. At present he is completely bed-ridden and the right side is paralyzed, which is now affecting the left side slowly and steadily.

    In February 2007, he was suddenly attacked with symptoms of hiccup that could not be arrested at Haldia. So his wife Mousumi decided to shift him to West Bank Hospital on February 26. He was admitted to the ICU under Dr. Todi. Now his condition is stable. I saw him yesterday, March 8, and talked with his wife regarding the future course of action. I should say I saw a nerve of steel in her, and the pressure she is taking, the labour she is giving, the pain she is taking for her husband in one hand and to support her son, who is studying in Purulia RKMV, is just unimaginable. I assure you folks, if you would see that in your eyes, it would nothing but tear your heart apart.

    Aninda Karforma (86), Sahu (86), Ranjit (84) and Amitava Roy (90) and I talked among ourselves. What is needed now is a proper and long term treatment for Khoga. For last one and a half years they stopped visiting (BIN). They haven't thought of going to best hospitals in India and abroad, they could not contact the best neuro Doctors ever. Here we can help. Not only we can think of making a fund, but also extend your suggestions and course of action that has to be taken for him. Yesterday Mousumi told "He loved the college life and kept himself unchanged for all these years and I accepted that, because I knew that will keep him jovial. As a wife I have a right on him, and as his friends you have equal right on him too." I could not help my tears out.

    He constantly needs Psycho-Therapy and Physio-Therapy. Some new drugs are now available at Europe that may cost very large, but first of all what is needed is the contact of a very esteemed Doctor, and the preparation to fight this battle.

    Perhaps this would cost anything between 5 to 10 lacs.

    Khaga needs happiness. Nothing happened, Ranjit said, get well and we together will go to the world cup. Khoga grinned with hope. Let us all ignite the rays of hope in him.

    Arup Sarkar

    List of On-line Donors (Last updated on 9th May 2007)


  • Manas Kumar Samanta,81ME, US$25.00, 12 March 2007
  • Arshad Alam, 94CST, US$30.00, 13 March 2007
  • Shibashis Guha, 97arch, US$100.00, 13 March 2007
  • Saibal K. Ghosal, 88CST, US$101.00, 13 March 2007
  • Amitabha Bhaumik, 93CE, US$25.00, 13 March 2007
  • Sukirti Ghosh, '97 Arch, US$ 30.00, 13 March 2007
  • Lalu Krishnan, US$ 30.00, 13 March 2007
  • Pallab Ghosh Choudhuri, 98Arch, US$ 30.00, 13 March 2007
  • Santanu Roy,  99ARCH, US$ 50, 13 March 2007
  • Goutam Chattopadhyay, 87ETC, US$ 100, 14 March 2007
  • Sandip Sen, 97ARCH, US$ 101, 14 March 2007
  • Sanjeev Chettri , 00ME, US$ 50, 14 March 2007
  • KAUSHIK MUKHERJEE, 87CE, US$ 60.00, 14 March 2007
  • Sukanto Kumar Roy, 77 ETC & Anjana Ganguly Roy, 77ETC, US$ 50.00, 16 March 2007
  • Kaushik Das, 86ETC US$ 50.00, 16 March 2007
  • Suvro Raychaudhuri, 99ME, US$ 100.00, 16 March 2007
  • Susobhan Ghosh, 69CE, US$ 50.00, 16 March 2007
  • Shyam S. Ganguli, 68ME, US$ 100.00, 16 March 2007
  • NILADRI SANNIGRAHI, 01CE, US$50.00, 16 March 2007
  • Indraneel Chatterjee, 97ETC, US$ 50.00, 17 March 2007
  • Swarup Mukherjee, 95Arch, US$ 50.00, 20 March 2007
  • Debargha Sengupta, 98Arch, US$ 30.00, 20 March 2007
  • Pradip Goswami, US$ 40.00, 20 March 2007
  • Jyotirmoy Mazumder, US$ 101.00, 20 March 2007
  • Koushik Chakrabarty, 98CST, US$ 25.00, 20 March 2007
  • Sudip Majumder, 82EE, US$100.00, 20 March 2007
  • Shankha Banerji,57CE, US$ 50.00, 20 March 2007
  • Piyali Dey, 90ARCH, US$ 200.00, 20 March 2007
  • Aniruddha Roy,93ME & Aparna Roy,95ME, US$20.00, 22 March 2007
  • Dipayan Chakrabarti, 87CE, US$ 100.00, 22 March 2007
  • Pradip Chanda, 80EE, US$ 25.00, 24 March 2007
  • Asis Kumar Das,80ME, US$ 100.00, 24 March 2007
  • Somenath Mitra, 00EE, US$ 100.00, 26 March 2007
  • Dhruba J Ghosh, US$ 500.00, 29 March 2007
  • Tanmoy Hazra, US$ 12.00, 2 April 2007
  • Biman Ghosh, US $25.00, 3 April 2007
  • GOURI SHANKAR DAS, '82 ETC, US$ 200.00, 4 April 2007
  • Sanjay & Seema Konar, US$ 50.00, 5 April 2007
  • Subhro Sajal Roy, 89CE,  Calgary, Canada, US$ 21.00, 6 April 2007
  • SWARUP DUARY, 94'CIVIL, US$ 20.00, 7 April 2007
  • Achintya Das,68 EE, Italy, US$ 100.00, 18 April 2007
  • Debabrata Ray, US$ 25.00, 28 April 2007
  • Asok Chakrabarty, US$ 30.00, 22 March 2007
  • Saroj Bhol, US$ 51.00, 27 April 2007

    Mr. Saroj Bhol mailed a check for US$ 3,050 has been mailed to Mousumi Das in Kolkata. Please see the ttachment[jpg]  for details.

    Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 14:22:46 +0530
    From: "Prof.Arup Sarkar"

    The cheque for $ 3050 has arrived today 10 minutes ago at Mousumi Das's residence safe and sound.  -
    Arup Sarkar

  • Surya Bhattacharyya, 1990, ETC, Little Rock, USA, US$ 50.00, 7 May 2007
  • Sisir Mandal 96EE San Diego CA, US$ 30.00, May 7 2007
  • ARINDAM SENGUPTA, 88CE $75.00 USD, May 9 2007

    All on-line payments are posted here regularly. Payment made to USA co-ordinator will be also posted here too. For missing/incorrect on-line payment information, please contact alumni web team at gbecaa[AT] For a confirmation of your payment to local volunteers or directly to Abhijit Das account, please contact them directly.

  • Update on August 28, 2007

    Dear Friends,

    This is Mousumi Das, wife of Mr. Abhijit Das, B. Arch, 1985 batch. Friends I have come here to thank all of you who have come forward to help me in my hour of need . I have no words to thank you. Still I pay my sincere gratitude to all my dear friends who have contributed their financial as well as mental and spiritual assiatance to me And my Ailing Husband.
    On the other hand I am trying my best to fight the disease on behalf of my husband. Abhijit Das has joined office, that too for name sake. I had a talk to the office authority and prayed for their cooperation. They have agreed to consider Abhijit’s case provided he attends office at least three days in a week. As the office , right now , is 15 KM away from my residence I have arranged a Maruti van and a wheel Chair to carry him to office. As  Abhijit is well built, I needed man power to take care of the patient, to carry him to the toilets and also help him to do the physiotherapy and also to attend him in my absence. So, I have appointed an attendant to do the needful.

    Right now he is being treated with Ayurvedic and herbal medicines. Besides Accupresure therapy and Reiki therapy is also being carried out. Though there is no further detorriation, improvement is very slow . Because such patients , who are confined to bed, also suffer from psychological problems, I am trying my best to keep him mentally boosted up. If any friend thinks that I should help Abhijit in some other ways then you are free to speak. I am truly looking forward to your advice. I really need your suggestion , advice and guidance.

    In the month of March, when the patients’ condition was totally down, the Doctors, Dr. Subhas Mukherjee, Head of the department, Neuro- medicine, Medical college, Kolkata , and his team, Suggested to administer the patient with beta interferon Drugs. With the help of You friends, We were ready to go for the medication but some  friends, after consulting some other doctors of various neurological institutions, suggested that the drug had some serious after effects, like cardiac arrest and renal failure. Even Americans rejected the administration of the drug. The doctors too could not offer any guarantee that the medication will work. To be noted that Abhijit had already been administered with  120 mg of Oncotrone, in  six cycles ( chemo therapy) two years back at Bangur Institute of Neurology, under Prof. S. K. Das. So we had to stop there itself, looking forward for some better alternative.

               I also wanted to take the patient to Hardwar, to  Ramdev maharaj ji’s Ashram, but it is difficult for me to take him there right now as he cannot  withstand such a long journey right at this moment. Right now , a person of our locality, who has taken training under Ramdev maharaj ji comes to my house to help the patient to practise  Pranayam. I am in constant touch with Multiple Sclerosis Society of India and also Multiple Sclerosis Society of U.K. who are also keeping me updated with the latest drugs being used for such patients. Research is still on.

    I sincerely hope you will be at my side, and help me to fight my odd days.
    Thanking you once again, and praying for your cooperation and guidance,
                                                                          Yours sincerely,
                                                                              Mousumi Das

  •  An update from Rajdeep Dutta (88 EE) on 15 March 2007
    Dear All,
    Please note that as of now the alumni from Oman has pledged total amount of Rs. 1,40,000/- for the treatment of Abhijit Das (85 Arch). Out of which Rs. 10,000/- sent earlier, Rs. 1,10,000/- has  been transferred to the a/c of Mrs. Mausumi Das (w/o Abhijit Das) today (15/03/2007). Rest Rs. 20,000/- will be sent within a day or two. If you wish to be anonymous, please advise alumni web team.
    The list of donors from Oman so far:
    1. Jayanta Mitra (65 EE) - Rs. 10,000/-
    2. Soumitra Chatterjee (82 Arch) - Rs. 1,00,000/-
    3. Prosenjit Chakraborty (87 EE) - Rs. 5721/-
    4. Rajdeep Dutta (88 EE) - Rs. 10,847/-
    5. Suvo Ghosh (89 Arch) – Rs. 5,000/-
    6. Sudipto Srimany (89 Arch) – Rs. 5,000/-
    7. Mayukh Datta (90 CE) - Rs. 1144/-
    8. Anirban Basu (Structural Engg.-M.E. 96) - Rs. 2288/-
    We shall keep on updating as & when we receive more donations.
    All the best,
    (Muscat, OMAN)

  • In addition to my previous mail below, the following donors have contributed for Abhijit Das:
    Dr. Dipak Chudhuri (68 ME) - Rs. 11,400/-
    Barun Basak (71 ME) - Rs. 11,400/-
    Soumya Das Gupta (84 Arch) - Rs. 11,400/-
    Saikat Ghosh (93 CE) - Rs. 1,710/-
    Debjit Kar (94 CE) - Rs. 2,650/-
    Swarup Pal (96 ME) - Rs. 3,420/-
    Please consider this as an update from Oman on date (22/03/07).
    (88 EE, Muscat)
    Dear All,
    Since my last mail below on 22/03/07 following donors contributed as on date (21/04/2007):

    15. Soumen Chatterjee (71 ME) – Rs. 5,600/-

    16. Debashis Roy (83 CE) – Rs. 2,240/-

    17. Swapan Deb (94 EE) – Rs. 2,240/-

    18. Anirban Datta (95 Arch) – Rs. 2,240/-


    This amounts to total collection of Rs. 1,94,300/- from alumni in Oman so far.
    Prof Arup Sarkar updates on Mon, 4 Jun 2007 21:24:52 +0530 
    Abhijit Das has joined the Office at Haldia Urban Development Authority after a leave of 170 days on 1st June, where he works as a Town Planner, and he used wheel chair that has been purchased recently. He continues to be under treatment of Dr. Todi and under Therapies. He is completely normal, except walking, and got back his old jovial life style.
  • From Somnath SinhaRay, 87ARCH, UAE - UAE alumni sent Rs 103000.00 to Abhijit Das's family.

    From: "Prof.ArupSarkar" Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 18:28:49 +0530

    Subject: Abhijit Das:Update03042007 Dear friends and all,

    This is regarding the latest update on the status of treatment of Abhijit Das (Arch 85 BEC). Dr. Tali of Nimhans, Bangalore has been consulted in coordination with Dr S.S. Nandi of AMRI (Ex-Nimhans). Treatment started immediately under supervission of Dr. Dilip Todi of West Bank Hospital and Dr. S. S. Nandi. Dr. J Samajdar is taking care of Psycho-therapy. Physio-therapy is also going on in full swing. I visited him on 2nd April (yesterday evening) and found him very very responsive. He was seated up in his bed, and talking in a very cheerful mood, just as the old days. The couple had left for Haldia today for staying there a fornight. The medicine courses will continue.

    As far as my knowledge goes, total amout collected till date is Rs. 475892.00 including those submitted in credit cards, online donation, cheque and Cash. The list may not be updated as all information have not reached yet.

    [Anindo Karforma, Debotosh Sahoo and 16 others: Rs 85000.00. Partho Bose and 9 othersRs 50000.00. Amitava Chakraborty and 2 othersRs 14500.00. Partha Sarathi Bag Rs 25000.00. Soumitra Chatterjee 100000.00. Rajdeep Datta and 11 others Rs 88380.00: Manas Kumar Samanta and 33 other $ 2623.00.]

    Arrangement of treatment in Kolkata is being coordinated by Debashish Choudhuri (Arch 85) mobile: 9830061164 e-mail:akritiarchcon[AT] and Ranjit Bhattacharya (Arch 84) Mobile: 9830034517.

    Medical Report being compiled by Dr. Todi and Anirban Banerjee (Arch 85) Mobile 9331082999 e-mail:concept.arc[AT]

    Accounts and IT is taken cared by Debashish Kar (Arch 85) mobile 9903037165 e-mail: dkar[AT] and Chinmoy Ghosh (Arch 85). Overall Coordinator: Partho Bose (Arch 85): mobile mobile 9830424119.

    Mousumi and Abhijit are expected to visit Ramdev's Ashram at Haridwar during last week of April, and NIMHANS , Bangalore during middle of May. Feel free to contact Abhijit's close friend Anindo Karforma (Arch 86): mobile 98303 24310 and Debotosh Sahoo (Arch 86): mobile 9830090144 who had initiated this entire mission to get Abhijit Das cured.

    All persons based on India willing to contribute for this cause are requested to contact Partho Bose: mobile 9830424119 or directly to Mousumi Das: mobile 9434509035,+919434517569; e-mail: tumrio[AT]

    Address: Mousumi Das, 153/1 Jugipara Road, Kolkata 700028, West Bengal, India.

    NB: Rio, Abhijit's son, has left for Purulia Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya on 31st March to join in Class VIII. He stood 3rd in the final Exam among 150 boys in class seven.

    Arup Sarkar

  • An update from Rajdeep Dutta, 88EE on May 1, 2007

    Apart from Tania (Tania Pramanik, 2006 Arch) on 29/04/07, I met with Khoga da at his residence as well for similar purpose. Kohoga da (Abhijit Das, 1985 Arch) is now feeling better and can sit down and talk. Till the time his treatment is finalised, he is under Acupressure therapy and Reiki healing. He told me that it helped him from to recover from bed ridden condition.


    Once again on behalf of BEC alumni community worldwide I assured him all support & help. I gave him the REBECA-2007 journal I had in my bag. He looked at it and smiled. We had few discussions of past (what we saw) & present (what it is now) of our beloved BEC, who is where, etc. This is quite normal when two BEX meet, isn't it?


    I have downloaded photographs from my camera. As promised I am attaching recent photo of  Khoga da here (posted above). With this I request you to pray for their recovery and good health.


    God bless,


  • Comments by Readers
    Comments by Jayanta Lahiri from India on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 at 22:47 - IP Logged
    I am not able to transfer fund from my ICICI Bank a/c. I slecetd the city as "Kolkata" & couldn't see any branch by the name of "Durgachak", Punjab National Bank.
    Jayanta Lahiri '86EE
    Comments by Arindam Sengupta from India on Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 02:40 - IP Logged
    S naskar, ur card will be billed @ current rate of xchange. Or send chq 2 given adrs. + Declaration
    Comments by Bhaskar Ghosh from India on Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 22:31 - IP Logged
    Just adding to Sukamal's comment, it may not be possible to arrange represetatives within a short span of time. Because our alumni is spread across all parts of India and rest of the world. I can think of two options -
    1) give one Indian postal address in the our website, so that people from various part of India send their contribution by check.
    2) Provide one savings back a/c number, so that money can be transfered through ECS.
    Comments by Sukamal Naskar from India on Friday, March 16, 2007 at 20:52 - IP Logged
    Dear Alumni,
    Myself batch 2004-METALLURGY,wish to donate something for Abhijit da.Now i am in Durgapur (West Bengal)& unable to pay through Credit Card in indian currency.always showing in "$" .how can I donate something in INR?
    Comments by Kaushik Das from Canada on Friday, March 16, 2007 at 09:47 - IP Logged
    I got to know from Anindya about Khaga's illness during my last visit to India. Hope he gets better. Best wishes to Khaga and his family from Kaushik.


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