Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Anand Ram

Rickshaw charhaar aamej-i alada. Aajker byastota-r jug-e jekhaan-e goti-i sab, sekhaane chhaposa rickshaw-i mridu-mando batas-er sathe alap jurhte jurhte jete bes laage. Saptaho-r kayekta din rickshaw charhaa-ta amar bnaadhaa. Oi kadin garhi-ta barhi-te-i rekhe jaai.

Sei rakam-i ekdin. Saandhyo sangit-er class ses kore firchhi. Esraj sikhchhi ami prai bachhar duyek holo.

Sange esraj-er bakso niye rickshaw-i uthechhi. Guruji iman raag-er upore ekta aalaap tuliyechhen. Seta-i gungun korte korte cholchhi. Aamar anmona-bhab kaatlo rickshaw-wala-r ekta prosne.

"Yeh yaman raag hai keyaa ?"

Chomke naa uthe parlaam naa. Delhi-r kaachhe ei aadhaa sahor-e rickshaw-wala-ra besirbhaag-i ardho-sikkhito. Ruji-r taan-e protyanto graam theke ekhaane ese thaake. Tara amar muhurte-r aalaap sune raag bole debe eta ekdom-i bhabi ni. Kintu, bhaab-ta chepe-i bollam.

"hnu, aapko gana ata hai ?"

Rickshaw-wala kichhu naa bole ghaar narhlo. Maane jaane naa. Koutuholi hoye katha jamaano-r chesta korlam. Du-ek katha-r pare-i berolo je to bihar-er champaron-er lok. Naam - Anand Ram. Amar bojha-ta-o naamlo. Kaaron, bangla bojhe aar bale-o. Hindi-te ami mote-o sarhogarho noi. Khod bangla-i jigges katha chalate laglam.

"Tumi gaan naa jene, raag-ta bolle ki kore ?" tumi-i bollam, dekhe mone hochhilo andaj amar bayosi, 30-40-er moddhe. Jodi-o porisram-er chhaap sarbaange, jirno hoye esechhe sorir-ta.

"Ami gaan sunechhi je anek-dharon-er". Rickshaw chalate chalate bollo. katha-i katha-i aaro janalo. Barhi-r kaachhe zamidaari gaan-er aakhraa bosto. Chhotobelaa-te sekhaane Baba Alauddin-ke dekhechhe. Samai sujog pele ekhano mehfil-e jute jaai. Kramaso: aascharjo hochhilam. Eman lok rickshaw chalai kyano ? Kintu, amar koutuhol aaro barhbaar aage, anand ram-i prosno kore boslo.

"Babu, apni sekhaan naaki ?"
"Naa, ei sikhchhi."

Kichhukhan chupchap chollam. Morna chowk-er kaachhe ese gechhi. Uttapto din-er ses-e ektu adhtu batas boichhe. Jharh-bristi habe kadin-er moddhe-i, abhaoa daftar purbabhas diyechhe.

"Tumi sikhbe bajnaa ?" jigges korlam.
Ghaarh nerhe naa bollo. Adbhut lok to. Kato rakam-er pagol-i thake duniya-te, mone hochhilo.

"Amar hajar kaam thaake." Ekta truck-er paas katiye janalo.

Taa habe - bhaablaam. Nirupaai gorib hoye rickshaw chalale, sangit-er jonno samai-porisram byay koraa bilasitaa. Ishwar sab samai protibha aar sujog miliye rakhen naa.

"Jodi tomai ami bajna kine di - tahole sikhbe ?" abar jigges korlaam.
"Samai kothai babu, sakal theke ratri obdi rickshaw tana. Barhi-te burho baba-r mukh-e rakto othe. Taar osudh jogate-i din chole jaai".

"Rokke rokke." Hatath bollam. Baarhi chhariye chole jaachhilo. Katha-i katha-i chole esechhi. Kheyaal-i chhilo naa.

Rickshaw theke esraj-ta niye neme bollam. "Sono anand ram, ami daktar. Tomar baba-r ki asukh balo, ami dekhte jaabo. Aar tomar eto sakh, ami-i na hoi, tomai ekta bajna kine debo. Bnasi, esraj, setar - jeta ichhe sikho. Amar guruji-r kachhe-i sikho. Ami bole debo khan."

Barhi-r gate-er samne lamp-post-e alochhaya-r moddhe anand ram-er mukh-ta dekhte pachhilam. khonchaa khonchaa darhi-te ki kichu ananda-r abhas dekhte pelaam ? O hnafachhe naa ektu-o, dhir-sthir-santo. Rickshawala-ra kakhano hnafai naa, ami dekhechhi.

"Hoi naa babu."

Amar ektu jeno jed chepe gyalo. Daktar bole, bes kichhu samaaj-sebi sangsthaa-r sathe amar jog aachhe. Ei dharon-er choto-khato sahajyo ami kore-o thaaki. E keman-taro lok, kichhu nebe naa.

"Tumi lajjaa paachho kyano? Ami emni-i debo."
"Babu" Ektu theme ananda ram bollo. Ki jeno bhablo. Tar pare bolte laglo.

"Champaron-e amader 6 purus-er jomidari chhilo. Gaan-bajna amar rakte."
Ebaar satti tajjab habaar paalaa. Ek jomidar amake rickshaw chorhiye etodur aanlo. Nirlipto aabeg-e Anand ram bole jachhe.
"Amar thakurdada-r aamol-e Gandhi esechhilo. Tar pare kisaan andolon suru holo. Sab jamidari luth hoye gyalo. Sabaai je jekhaane parlo palalo. Amar baba-r gaan-er nesaa chhilo. Sojaa chole gyalo Maihar-e, Baba Alauddin-er kaachhe. Ami takhan maa-r kol-e."

Akas-ta kaalo hoye aaschhe dhire dhire. Anand ram-er mukh-ta bojha jachhe naa. Galpo-ta sudhu batas-e bhaste bhaste aaschhe.
"Baba ek-er pare ek raag anaayaas-e tule felto. Alauddin khaan saheb-er kachhe takhan ravi shankar, vishnu jog, pannalal - sabai ostad, ek se barhkar ek. Taader moddhey baba alada kore naam kinchhilo. Ostad Alauddin-er sathe pratham raajsabha-te jabar thik holo baba-r. Sunechhi, raaj-sabhaa-te sabai bejubaan 4-ghanta-r laykaari sunechhilo, Miyan-Ki-Mallar raag. Khusi-te pagol hoyechhilen Khan-saheb. Bolechhilen - meraa betaa banegaa tu."

"Kintu, se sukh kapaal-e roilo na. Baba-r swabhab-er dos chhilo. Daaru, baiji-r nesaa dhorlo. Khan saheb jaante pere ekta katha bolen ni. Ghar-er bhitor-e dhuke ghaar-dhakka diye baar kore diyechhilen. Amar mone aachhe. Baba parer pare raj darbar-e giyechhe. Kintu, takhan aazaadi-r haoa, raajaa-ra nijer pith bnachate-i byasto. Ses-e baba rasta-i rasta-i gaaito. Saraab-o pito khub."

"Tumi sekhno ni, baba-r kachhe ?" Or katha-r moddhe-i jigges korlam achomka.

Anand Ram-er katha-r torh thamiye amake dekhlo. Tar pare bollo.

"Suntaam. Baba gaito. Ami gaile maa chillato, abhishaap dito. Bolto bhikhari-r larhkaa bhikhari. Maa-ta-o maaraa gyalo train theke porhe. Baba train-e gaan korchhilo."

"Ami tomar baba-ke dekhbo Anand Ram. Tumi-o gaan sikhbe. Tomar gaan habe-i."

Anand Ram-er chokh-gulo amake bhed kore bujhte chaichhe. Bohu aaswaas periye abar nischinto hote chaichhe ki ?

Bristi-r duto barho barho fnota ese amar matha-i porhlo. Esraj-ta bhije jaabe. Otaa dheke nilaam duhaat diye. Ekkhuni barhi dhukte habe. Anand Raam-ke bollam - "Tumi dnarhaao, ami aaschhi." Or bhaarhaa-ta-o deoa baaki. Ami building-er karnis-er talaa-te chhute dhuke gelaam.

Ghurte-i dekhlaam, Anand Ram rickshaw-i uthe bosechhe. Bristi baarhchhe.
Chitkar kore bollam - "Kahan jaa rahe ho. Ruk jaao".

Bristi-r moddhe-o spasto sunte pelaam - "Hum bhikhaari nahin babu."

Jham jham kore bristi porhchhe. Andhokaar aar bristi-er moddhe Anand Ram druto miliye gyalo. Bikkhipto mon niye ghar-e dhukte-i sunte pelaam, CD baajchhe. Miyaan-ki-Mallar.

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