I regret to hear of the death of Kampta Karran, known to me as Kampt.
I recall his energetic moves to present the Offerings publications to Guyanese.
On one occasion he influenced me to publish, under Offerings, a compilation of short stories titled The Room and Other Stories by Krishna Nand Prasad.
As usual, the publication lacked quality because we had to use a Gestetner machine with stencils. Kampta, however, was determined not to lose the essence of the effort and cried out for a review. Later Mr Al Creighton afforded him a review in his column in the Sunday Stabroek. Mr Creighton, I still believe, was kind to the publication.
On the basis of my interaction with Kampta, I can say he was a man for the grassroots population.
He will be missed by so many.
Krishna Nand Persad