Kolkata: Once Churchil said “We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us”. Yes, without them we are nothing but a big zero in the defence system. They are the men of steel, standing in the harsh conditions to protect ourselves from the enemy. Far from the madding crowd, they served the duty and sacrificed their own lives so the entire nation can sleep in peace.
It is also a story of a Bengal legend. The Bengal’s brave heart who martyred in the Kargil war but still alive in our heart for his bravery. He sacrificed his life for nation. But Bengal cries for his scarifies.
It is the story of Kargil martyr Captain Kanad Bhattacharya. He is still alive, courtesy Kalyan Chowdhury. The city bade adieu to its first Kargil martyr Captain Kanad Bhattacharya with Salute and smile many years ago but still the kolkatans salute him. Captain Kanad, who served under the 8th Sikh Regiment in the time of Kargil war.
3/2 BT Road, is the the ancestral house of Captain Kanad Bhattacherya. From a distance, it seems like a common house but it is the house of City’s first martyred in Kargil war Captain Kanad.You can see the small-single tiny house at Tala bridge where he spend his little-hood. Not only this, when you entire the house, you can see the image of Captain kanad Bhattacharya at doorstep. This shows that still now he is alive in the city of joy. The house is the full of legends pictures, if we entered the house.
According to the Kalyan Chowdhury, the owner of the house, “Living in this house is like a dream. It is exciting for me to think that he spend his early child hood at the house.” He also added that I have been informed of the selling the house but then I did not have money to buy the house. But at last my wish fulfilled, we bought the property at 2013.
Kalyan Chowdhury also added that they left the house in 1997 and bought a flat in Banhooghly. He is now planning to decorate the house fully and keep the house for the memory of captain Kanad. According to MLA Mala Saha, he did not tell me anything about this. If he tells me something about this, i will think of it.
Reported By- Souptik Banerjee
Edited By- Piku Mukherjee