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A well known adage – ‘A man lives in deeds ; not in years’- is quite appropriate to the life of the unparallel Shibnath Saha as he has unfurled the gate of brighter future of the next generation. He, as high as the Himalayas and as unfathomable depth as sea, is not only a lion-cab, but also the ocean of pity. Besides he is a bright scholar and carries humorous speech. He is a wonderful talent with which he urged to spread education and culture in his rural communities.

                            In dependent India, he was born in Burdwan District, (Purba Bardhaman) in 1905 A.D., in an aristocratic family and died in 1960 A.D. His father was Debidas Saha and his mother was Lalita Sundari Saha. He used to lead a very ordinary life, though he belonged to a gorgeous family. His thought and ideas were very dynamic. He had a cry for the establishment of educational institution in locality and for it, he donated his own property by extending his generous hand, and for the transport- development along with spread of electricity, he had a hand as well. In 1948 A.D., he was nominated as the President of Union Board of Bogpur and he continued his presidentship still 1960 A.D. (for long 12 years). In his life-span, Sahapur Primary School has its root on his donated property. He was also one of the dreamers of establishing more educational institutions in the area as he felt the crying need of education of the age and for it, he brought a light of knowledge by serving his liberal attitude. But he was unable to fulfil his dream during his life-span. His next generation, his son Sukhendra Kumar  Saha  and his grand-son Sri Bilwanath Saha founded Shibnath Saha Teachers’ Training College at Sahapur which has become a beacon light of education  to fulfil his dream. Besides, he has broken the religious fanatics by encouraging secularity and by joining all the religious, either Hindu or Muslim ceremonies. It is Shibnath Saha who is the pioneer of building unity between Hindu and Muslim. He stood by the wretched people because he felt that their happiness is the happiness of him. Though he was not Brahmin, he read the Gita and incantation of Chandi-Path and naturally the saints bowed their heads down, because of his versatile genius.

He breathed his last in 1960 A.D., while reading  the Chandi-Path, on the day of Astami of Basanti Puja. A memorable person of that century was no more with us. A nation lost her one of the greatest jewels. His survivors are still inspired with his noble sacrifice. Even now his son and grandson are living in fulfilling this great person’s dream with high admiration and appreciation from all and sundry, elites, academics and others.  He (Shibnath Saha) will remain with us forever.