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Boro Miah

Halishahar, K-Block, Gate#10.
There's this 'Tong Dokan', where we sometimes go for hangout... It's open 24/7. Run by two/three persons in shifts. After coming back from Canada few days ago, yesterday was my first visit to this place.

This Tong Dokan was owned by a guy named 'Boro Miah'. That's not his real name, it's more like a title which means 'senior guy'. But everyone in the area knows him by this name. He himself, sometimes his sons, or relatives used to serve in this small tea stall. When I went there yesterday, I saw this new guy. I thought he was just one of Boro Miah's relatives. 

After taking tea, I asked him about Boro Miah's whereabouts. Then I got the sad news. He died few days ago. And In fact I was already back in the country when he died. 
Boro Miah was an old man. He was poor.. Obviously a guy who runs this type of small tea stall or 'Tong Dokan' does not earn much. Probably just enough to feed the family twice…