The Unsung Hero of This Modern Era

“A beam of light that disperse to enlighten the path for others.”

I met Dr. Sinchan Das in the year 2017 and the journeys after that encounter have been one of most life changing for me. To me, a perfect definition of a teacher has always been a kind of a fairy tale, because finding a teacher who is selfless, compassionate, motivating, encourageous and the one who would stand by you like a solid pillar under any circumstances is beyond rare. But to my surprise I found each of these characters in him, actually much more.

Dr. Sinchan Das is a kind of personality or rather I would say a purest soul who would burn himself like a candle just to ensure that his student shine the brightest. He is a teacher who would not search for the brightest students in the crowed but he is a teacher who looks out for the one who needs to be polished so that their inner talent would shine the light on the life of not just theirs but others as well. When I first encountered him I had this concept regarding him that he would be superior due to his name, knowledge and fame. But I was on grave so wrong rather he is a personality who is a friend, a guardian, a philosopher, a brother, a father, a mother, a Sheppard and a companion to his students before being a teacher. He is a like a course of water that can shape up to anyone for the betterment as well as progress of his dear students. For me he is like “Water” because he is strict with his ideologies, principles and consistent as well as honest with his role as a teacher.

One of the lessons taught by him to us of which I am really fond of is “Even a Teacher is a student”. To which he adds that even he is still a student because his hunger for knowledge is more profound. Despite of all his knowledge he is a simple, humble and down to earth personality who is always on his toe to reward back to his student with his wisdom. On these journey of knowing him until now, I have seen him organizing seminars, debates, conferences and every possible platform for his students on his own will. He is an Extra! Extra ordinary teacher who is as transparent as water, as selfless as candle, and his love for knowledge as well as his dream to spread it through everyone is even wider than the ocean.

Apart from being a very renowned personality, Dr. Sinchan Das, there’s other site of him who is just Sinchan Das who is self-made from all the deprivations he has faced from his close ones, loved ones, friends and families. But despite of all the highs and lows in life he choose to take up only the positive experiences and move further like a course of water. He has failed in his exams, he was rejected from his school due to his low marks, he was even forced up to take up a subject which he wasn’t passionate about but despite of all this deranging factors he roared back like a wounded lion. He worked on himself, learned from the errors and also ensured that he never look back to his past rather he stayed consistently persistent and persistently consistent with his karma. He ensures that he would never become the victim of past or the slave of tomorrow. He believes in living today, creating now and working just now to make the brighter future for next generations to come.

The person behind Dr. Sinchan Das to whom we see today is his unsung personality Sinchan Das who molded himself like a sparkling diamond but ironically crowds only notices the sparkle in him. Time and again that sparkle is taken for granted; he is a person who was not born with silver spoon on him mouth nor with some strong ancestral background and nor was he born genius. He transformed himself into today’s known genius from just like any other ordinary boy and the journey was not easy for him. It took him years to make that transition and in during that period he was insulted, threatened, abused and even attempted to be destroyed completely. And there were time when he lost everything he earned all at once; his fame, name, reputations and his closed one just didn’t stopped to back stab him. But he rose back like a beam of light from the horizons after the stormy night. He made all of these his strongest strength and promised to self that he would only look forward in life by not keeping any expectations from anyone he encountered, be that be his own parents, students, colleagues or friends.

There was also a time when he was at the peak of his success when overconfidence did engulfed him that made his great fall but he didn’t back up from his life rather he once again started from zero to one of the well known personality who is known as today’s Dr. Sinchan Das. Today he is need by all but his reach is limited to the neediest section of the society because he choose to serve only for humanity until his will can.

In one of the encounter I asked him sir how are you so successful and what the secret behind your wisdom?

To which he replied,

“I am not yet successful nor I have gained enough wisdom, I would be! The day when I have served enough for my country, when my body will be covered by the sacred cloth of my motherland flag and in my honor their will be the firing of 21 guns”

And, I was just speechless… indeed he is a self taught genius!      

“Anyone can be a Teacher but being a Guru is the most priceless prestige.” – Dr Sinchan Das

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