Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
Sad news for the people of Tigiria. Pandit Narayan Dash is no more.
He breathed his last on August 29 at the Aditya Care Hospital, Bhubaneswar while being treated for cardiac problems.
Born on 29th of July 1929 to Labanya Devi and Nrusingh Badapanda, Pandit Dash was one of the architects of modern education in the ex-princely state. His contribution in founding of P.M.Vidyapith would be remembered with reverence for ever in Tigiria.
He was my revered teacher in Sanskrit. But he was more than that. He had taught us all his students to be humanitarian, to be honest, to be fearless. He had taught us love for Plants, love for the Animals, love for Nature. He was our book beyond the books, he was our guide beyond limits of knowledge.
So simple but so great was Pandit Narayan Dash that it would be a rare fortune if in future one can meet a like of him.