At one of his speech, renowned Journalist Pradip Phanjaobam, who is also the editor of the prestigious Imphal based English News Paper The Imphal Free Press said – Human dies three times.
“There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time.”
Pradip Phanjaobam ( whom we called Tamo Pradip) was quoting David Eagleman , the American neuroscientist who is also an author and science communicator.
Logical interpretation makes this philosophy an - Universal truth, which deserves appreciation from all wakes of life.
If one believe in this than, person like Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Nathuram Godse (the person who shot dead the father of the nation), some other leaders whose name are still the talk of today’s generation, and as for the state of Manipur Lamyanba Hijam Irabot, have died twice and are on the third lives.
Their name, their works and their essence of patriotism are still the talk of the town and as days added their names become more popular among the people. However, on Nathuram Godse who shot dead Mohandas Kramchand Gandhi – the father of the nation, one wander whether he is having a third live or not. It is confusing as the name of Naturam Godse appeared as protagonist to some few people only few years back in considering whether he lives a third live.
Notorious terrorist Osama Bin Laden- the leader of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda is a hero to thousand of Middle East people even though he had been wanted death or alive. His name still is the talk of the world.
Well, a girl, popularly known to the world as Irom Chanu Sharmila was given birth and started living her second live sacrificing her youth life by staging the longest hunger strike. She fasted for over 16 years protesting excess human rights violation committed to the people of the region and she had heard promises after promises for supporting her demand. 16 years she live for the cause of the people without meeting even her mother and by not taking a single food from her mouth. She was kept alive by detaining in judicial custody and by force feeding her.
It is an open secret almost all the people stand by her side. To the Congress, the BJP and all other political party as well as rights activists, it became a fashion meeting the lone fighter which follows the doctrine of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi – who always believed in non-violence.
A pertinent question arises her is that can we said that Irom Sharmila’ second live has been dead as she had given up everything for the state of Manipur after she found that the support she get turned as a mere drama after she got only few voters in her support in the last general election.
Sharmila, today settled with her once upon a time controversial husband Cotinho.
A somewhat, interesting news is that the once upon a time “Iron Lady” of Manipur had deliver a twin baby girl at a Bangalore Hospital. After taking leave from the cause of the issues of the Manipur (probably because people don’t support her) she now live a peaceful live with her husband and now she will be with her twin girl. She and her husband will now focus more on their children and definitely , the once upon a time Iron Lady will be living as a second live or not a matter that need to be elaborated.
On the question of giving birth of the third live, how could the incomplete 2nd live re-borne a third live.
Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents.