Kolkata: Former President of India Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam once said “You have to dream, before your dreams can come true.” Yes, dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Here, the dream is to collect a signature. This is not only a dream but to achieve a goal. Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. It is a story of such a passionate man who gets a signature after five day struggling.
Yes, it is a story of a Bengali man named Somnath Bandyopadhyay. After five day grapple, the beloved man gave his signature on the postcard size paper to his real fan Somnath. Now the question is who is the beloved man? The beloved man is none other than; Mathew Samuel, a former managing editor of the Indian news magazine Tehelka and also CEO of Narada news. The Narada News footage became a big issue during the 2016 West Bengal assembly polls, but the Trinamool Congress managed to retain power despite a vigorous anti-corruption campaign by the opposition.
After getting signature of Mathew Samuel, Somnath returned his home with big smile. After Sourav, Mamata and Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Somnath enlisted another signature to his Diary. The number of autographs in Somnath’s diary has already crossed 500.
By profession, Somnath Bandyopadhyay is a manager of a private company. But his passion is to collect the autograph of famous persons in different fields of society including scientists, athletes, writers, politicians, journalists. From the Nobel Laureate economist Amartya Sen to CP Joshi, all are placed Somnath’s diary.
After Narada Sting operation had opened the mask of the powerful influential people, Somnath have become the fan of Mathew Samuel. When Somnath knew that Mathew came to Kolkata at Muchipara Police station for interrogation, Somnath came to the police station to fulfill his dream. But Police did not give him permission to meet with Mathew. But Somnath did not give up, he fights for autograph. He was sitting in a corner of the police station if police give him permission to meet with his dream man Mathew. Every day, from June 15 to June 17, Somnath came to the police station but he went with empty hand.
Somnath’s uncle passed away a few days ago. After doing all rituals, Somnath again came to the Muchipara police station and then he knew that Mathew will go to the Nizam palace. Somnath reached the Nizam Palace in quick succession after heard this and meet with Matthew at Nizam Palace. He extends his autograph pad to the Matthew but Matthew did not agree at first. Before Somnath’s persistent attitude, Mathew fallen from his word and gave him the special autograph with greetings. Now the Sting Master captured into a diary. After this Signature hunter Somanth is looking for new hunting.
Reported By- Sujoy Pal
Edited By- Piku Mukherjee