Opinion: D. C. Nath (President, Patriot’s Forum) – OBI THAKUR @ABANINDRA NATH THAKUR

DC Nath SmallPresident of Patriots Forum, D.C. Nath was superannuated in January, 1995, as the Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, D.C. Nath (IPS-1960) was associated with the International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM), headquartered in New Delhi, for over 14 years, first as the Executive President & CEO and then as the President & Director General, between February, 1997 and March, 2011. The author of a highly acclaimed book, Intelligence Imperatives for India, Mr. Nath earned high plaudits from all around for two of his very significant presentations on: “Revisiting the Future of India” (2005, London) and “Lessons from India for the War On Terrorism” (2007, USA). He is the only one in the field, combining the experiences of a police officer with specialization in intelligence and strategic analysis and an industrial security expert par excellence. More Bio on D. C. Nath…


 December 22, 2016

Dear Friends,

JAI Hind!


Our eyes suddenly fell on the three words, “OBIN THAKUR in the supplement to the Dainik Statesman, a Bengali daily published from Kolkata. We turned over the page and our guess was correct. “OBI THAKUR was no other than another scion from Joraasanko’s thakur baari in north Kolkata.
Like most of those in Calcutta tnen, Abanidranath was also a product of the 19th century Bengal Rennasance and had taken part in the freedom struggle. Abanindra Nath was the son of Rabindranath Thakur’s brother.
Abanininddraath was not only a painter/artist, he also wrote a lot. It has been beautifully said if Rabindranath had left the indelible mark in the field of literature (he had late in life successfully tried his hand in painting also), Abanindra did so in the field of painting. Those of us some have idea about Rabindranath’s contribution in the field of literature, will say that is saying quite a lot indeed! There is nothing in the field of human mind, thought and imagination that Rabindranath Thakur had not touched upon.
It is said that Abanir skill had brought a new turn to the field of arts as such and painting in particular. He also made an excellent mixture of painting and literature. He was a good speaker as well. Abanindranath had imbibed, like his uncle Rabindra Nath Thukur, the Western influence as well. That had improved his skill by an intelligent synthesis and assimilation by Abananindra Nath Thakur.
Interestingly, his best painting product has been assessed to be that of the most diabolic Mughal Emperor Auranjeb. Does this not indicate assimilation? Abanindranath shares this with his uncle Rabindranath, that is, assimilation and synthsis.

          We take this opportunity to pay our respect promans to Abanindranath Thakur, just as rishi Aurobindo had said to Rabindranath Thakur, “Hey, Rabindra, lahogo, Aurobindo’s pronam.


   Your sevak,

        D.C. Nath

                                                (President, Patriots’ Forum)

    (Former Spl. Director, IB)


Copy for information to:

·             Cabinet Secretary

(Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha)

·             The Prime Minister’s Office

(Shri P.K. Mishra)

·             The Prime Minister’s Office II

·              The Minister for HRD Ministry

(Shri Prakash Javadekar)

·             The Secretary for HRD Ministry

(Dr. Subash Chandra Khuntia)

·             The Union Home Minister,

(Shri Rajnath Singh)

·             The Union Home Secretary

(Shri Rajiv Mehrishi)

·             The National Security Advisor,

(Shri A K Doval)


                                                          Yours sincerely,

                                                                  D.C. Nath

                                                (President, Patriots’ Forum)

                                                    (Former Spl. Director, IB)