Saturday, October 30, 2004

GETTING REMINISCENTKishan Patnaik’s Mysore connection
Senior socialist Kishan Patnaik, who passed away in Bhubhaneshwar on Monday, had some memories of Mysore City, reports DHNS from Mysore. During the Emergency, Patnaik had gone underground in the City to avoid police arrest. He lived clandestinely in the City by changing his name to ‘Krishnaprasad’.Writer Sriram, who was also part of the socialist movement, told Deccan Herald that Patnaik was in Mysore in July-August when the Emergency was declared. “Patnaik was in my house for two days. “Since police had an eye on my house during that time, he was shifted to a lodging on Ramavilas Road. He stayed secretly in that lodge for over two weeks,” he recalled.“Several political leaders secured political posts after Emergency. But Patnaik did not like this and never sought anything after the Emergency,” Sriram remembered. Since Patnaik was against alcohol like Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, he used to like soups, he recalled.

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