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Mohit Sen

I refer to the review of Mohit Sen’s autobiography (May 26) and Alaknanda Patel’s letter (June 23) paying moving tributes to Mohit. As a Hyderabadi, I had the privilege of knowing intimately the wonderful couple, Mohit and Vanaja, for more than three decades. Vanaja was a distinguished academic who became the founding vice-chancellor of the Sri Padmavati Mahila Viswavidyalayam (Tirupati). They had an impeccable record of honesty and integrity.

In the early 1970s Mohit and Phani Bora, a communist leader of Assam, met with a road accident in New Delhi. After preliminary treatment in New Delhi, he came back to Hyderabad and got himself admitted in the Nizam Orthopedics Hospital. The left hand needed surgery. One day, when I visited the hospital, Vanaja’s cousin, N S Iyengar, a distinguished scientist and a director of one of the CSIR laboratories, also called on him. He handed over a cheque to Mohit to cover part of the cost of treatment. Mohit asked Vanaja to pay the amount after encashing the cheque to the Communist Party of India, since the party was taking care of his treatment.

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