The other Chakraborty-Dutta duo
Last week I met Baisakhi and her son – Utsab (alias Kintu) in Durgapur. Missed Sagar since he was in Kolkata for some work. While I almost always meet them in their house, about six years back, I had the chance to meet all of them in the USA. They were visiting Sagar’s brother in Minnesota and I had shown up! Actually to keep a promise to Utsab.
I did not get a chance that day to meet Sagar’s brother Suban (alias Kuntal) but I did meet his sister in law – Tumpa. Ever since, I have kept up with them (Tumpa and Kuntal – and by the way – no surprises on the usual FB friendship, birthday calls etc). They eventually moved to Orlando.
And I was in Orlando for a conference. You can do the math now. Fortunately, this time, I did get to meet Kuntal and we had a good “adda”. The highlight was to meet their dogs before we said good bye!
I also realized something else – both the brothers married a Dutta girl. Baisakhi’s maiden name was Dutta – just like Tumpa’s! Much like my brother and I – both of us married a “Ghose” girl. In our case, my sister married a “Ghose” boy too!!