DOT Desk:  “Russel was very passionate to help people. He had great love in his heart for general people,” his house tutor Geetali Chakrabarty (Dasgupta) said.  On the eve of Russel’s birthday, Chakrabarty reminisced her memory with the little boy in a telephone interview with BSS.  She tutored Russel from August 1972 to 14 August 1975.  When Chakrabarty was a faculty of Begum Badrunnesa College in the capital, Bangabandhu’s younger daughter Sheikh Rehana and his son Sheikh Jamal’s wife Rosy (1974) were also her students. Currently, she is living in Sydney, Australia, along with other family members.  Geetali Chakrabarty taught Russel on August 15’s black night of 1975 as well. She fondly called Russel as Buchu. Russel used to call his tutor as ‘Apa’, ‘Apu’ and later on ‘Apumoni’. She stayed at Bangabandhu Bhaban on road number 32 till 11:30pm on August 14.  She was very close to Bangabandhu, Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib and other family members specially Buchu (Sheikh Russel).