Ramkingkong

Weekend Stories by Trishikh

Standing seven and a half feet tall and carrying a weight of one hundred and fifty-seven kilograms, eighty-two-year-old Ramkingkong was not your average Homosapien. He was more like an ancient Nephilim out of the book of Genesis from the Bible – a giant offspring of the sons of God and daughters of men.

The old behemoths real name was Ramkinkar Dey, born in 1910, in the BikrampurPargana(administrative unit)of the present-day Munshiganj district of Bangladesh, the birthplace of the Hindu dynasty Deva (meaning God) that ruled over eastern Bengal in the 12th – 13th century AD. Over the years surnames such as Dev, Deb, De or Dey came to represent lineages from this very dynasty of Devas or God-kings of men.

Soon after Ramkinkar’s birth, his parents were forced to leave their native place. They came and took up residence in a small rented room in the Lala…

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