Preface to Reflections at dusk
The author is ceaselessly exploring his hidden talents even after past eighty, and why not after all he is an engineer by qualification, a doctor by passion and a musician by obsession. Being a multi talent he has many experiences to share. This has perhaps transpired him to write.
He is always inspired by the persons who do their jobs with utmost skill and perfection. Be it a skill of a carpenter, or a black smith, or a sweetmeat man( halwai), or a folk musician, or a snake charmer, or a street magician. He won’t hesitate overlooking his own important things while taking deep interest in vocational activities of others.
He learned classical instrumental music (Sarod) side by side of his engineering studies. Later on became an A-grade artiste of AIR/DD and performed in top class programmes. He also took keen interest in Homoeopathic system of medicines while serving in state owned engineering organisation BHEL . So much so he virtually gave up his engineering career for the sake of Homoeopathy. Today he is one of the leading Homoeopathic physicians of the town.
Both of his daughters are skilled and established writers. But he will discourage them and ask them not to waste time in writing. It is shear irony that today he himself is writing compositions and articles in Bengali, Hindi and English.