Kamakhya Chakravarty: Assam doc who helped Indian POWs after ’62 conflict


Dr Kamakhya Chakravarty portrays the occasions of the outfitted struggle among India and China that occurred quite a while back as though it happened just yesterday.

The actual notice of the 1962 Sino-India war carries a flash to the eyes of 93-year-old Dr Kamakhya Chakravarty, and his recollections race back to his childhood.

In spite of the fact that he faces challenges in reviewing occasions that had happened a lot after the conflict, by his own affirmation, he can describe easily his direct insight of the outfitted struggle between the two monster neighbors quite a while back as though it had happened just yesterday.

In a discussion with PTI, Dr Chakravarty described his job, alongside those of two other individual specialists who have kicked the bucket since, in guaranteeing that the injured Indian officers were securely carried to medical clinics from the bleeding edge.

“I was posted as the Sub-divisional Medical and Health Officer at Tezpur in 1962. The Chinese had withdrawn and the Red Cross was exploring for volunteer specialists to assist with clearing the injured Indian officers who were taken Prisoners of War (POWs) from the upper compasses of present-day Arunachal Pradesh,” he reviewed.

Continuously at the very front to do his piece for the country, whether boycotting classes as an understudy during the Quit India Movement or chipping in at Lakhimpur after the overwhelming 1950 Assam seismic tremor, Dr Chakravarty seized the chance.

“Three of us, Dr Ananda Sharma, Dr B Sen and I, elected to go with the Red Cross and Army group and carry back our harmed fighters to the guard clinic at Tezpur. Ahead of schedule next morning (December 18, 1962), we set out for Dirang Valley,” he said.

The pictures of the demolition of the fair closed war were all over, with annihilated tanks and other military vehicles on side of the road as their vehicle crept into Tenga Valley. Groups of killed officers, which were at this point to be cleared, were seen lying at a few spots, Dr Chakravarty, then, at that point, a man in his mid thirties, related.

“Seeing the collections of the warriors, I figured I might have been in their place. It further prepared my purpose to bring the harmed jawans back.

“We ate at Bomdila and went through the night there. Right on time next morning we left for Dirang Valley. After arriving at there, we didn’t extra a second to rest after a long and tiring excursion and got down in our work to bring back our injured troopers,” he said.

Chinese specialists gave over the harmed and the killed Indian jawans to the Tezpur group, and before sun-down, they began their return venture with around 460 injured warriors and a few bodies.

“It was a long caravan, and however supper was organized at Bomdila, food was throughout when the last vehicle showed up. The Army illuminated its staff in the lower arrives at that a few of us did without food, and subsequent to leaving Bomdila, we saw jawans looking out for the side of the road with nourishment for us. It was a particularly contacting motion,” he said.

“We arrived at Tezpur the following day and gave over the fighters to the protection medical clinic. We figured out how to bring back every one of the injured jawans alive. There was fulfillment that we could work on something for individuals who had put their lives in danger to safeguard the country,” Dr Chakravarty said. 2022 is the 60th commemoration of the conflict among India and China in the high Himalayas. A similar enthusiasm with which he had ascended to the obligation at hand as a specialist had additionally determined the little fellow from an exceptionally unassuming foundation in western Assam’s Dhubri to guarantee his seat in the primary clump of Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) at Dibrugarh at the eastern finish of the state in November 1947.

AMCH was additionally the main clinical school in the whole northeastern district.

“Not set in stone to be a specialist. When I got a seat at AMCH, I focused exclusively on my investigations, abandoning activism as a school understudy. I realized I could keep serving the destitute if I would turn into a specialist,” he said.

Taking deliberate retirement from his occupation in 1980 in Dhubri, Dr Chakravarty proceeded with his training in Tezpur, his embraced home where he spent quite a bit of his expert life.

“Clinical preparation makes us intense yet we are not safe to torment and loss of our patients,” he added.

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