Saichal thi tur nena inthianna.

• Saichal zaidam tak chu.
• Sai te hi khawnge an thih thin.
• Sai intihhlum dan.

Tun tuma ka sawi leh tur thung chu ramsa lam chanchin a ni a, hei hi mitdawivaih leh misualte nen engmah inkungkaihna neilo a ni. Saipachal pakhat danglam bik em em mai ka hmuh thu a ni. He Saichal hi ka hmuhna hmasa ber chu tlai lam dar 4:30 velah Anaikutta Forest Bungalow atanga mel sawm vela hla, motor kawngpui bul tawkah ka motor a kan tlan laiin a ni. Helai hmun hi a hma lama temple ram tawh ka sawina bul lawkah a ni nghe nghe.

Kawngpui atanga ding lam yard 50 vel ramhnuaiah chuan lungmuang takin a lo tla a. Ka car chu ramfang ho leh thlalaka eizawng la zeilo tak tak ho nen kan khat tuai mai a Saichal thla chu vawi engemaw zat chu an la a. Chu Saichal chuan keiniho leh kan car vu ri pawh chu engahmah a ngai duh hauh lova. A awmdanah chuan a bul vel mel khat bial velah chuan tumah an awm love. ti niawm tak leh tumah hmu hauhlo, mahni chauh va awm niawm in a lang a.

Kan thianpain car chu a khalh a, kei chu a hnung ding lam sirah ka thu a midangho chu ramdang mi India ramhnuai leh ngaw vel fang tura lo zin khawthawngho an ni a. Khualzin zinga pakhat Circus-ah leh sahuanah chauh Sai la hmu hi a awm ve bawk a. Sai hlau tura kan hrilhruk pawh pawisa lovin car atang chuan zuang chhuakin Sai awmna lam pan chuan kawng chanve lai a va tlan phei ta mai a. Thil hlauhawm leh tih chi hauh loh a nih avangin lo kir leh vat turin kan au zui ta tuar tuar a. Chutah kan nauva chu a ding ta chut a, Saichal thla chu a la ta mawth mawlh mai a. A ban te chu a vai khum vel a, a tawpah phei chuan Sai chu lungin a vawm ta mai a. A lung vawm hmasa ber chuan Saichal chu a va thawi thuak mai a. A vawihnihna chuan Sai dinna ding lam thingzar chu a va fuh a, a tla leh lam chuan Sai hnungzangah chuan a va fuh ta a. A lung vawm vawithumna chuan Sai hnuaiah tak fuhin a nawn hmawr lamah chuan a tla thla a, a ngho vei lam chu deng zuiin leiah chuan a tlalhla ta a.

Chutihlai chuan Saichal chuan lunga vawmna chu thungrulh tum awmin a lang lova. A hnung lam min chhawn a, thingkung phen lamah chuan a lut ta a. Chu Saiin min rawn thlir danah chuan, ‘Lungmuangin min kalsan thei lawm ni ?’ rawn ti hi a ang hle mai. A awmdan han en mai chuan tawng nachang pawh kan hre mang lo hial zawk a ni. Ramsa dang nise chutianga tih mai mai chu a dawh hauh lovang Ie. Sai dang pangngai chu nise min hmuh hmasakna berah mm tihthaih phawt a tum ngei ang. Ka lo ngaihdan ve mai mai chuan chu gentleman at huai tak mai chu rawn phinin a rawn chil hlum nghal ang a, keini pawh kan chuanna car chawpin min rawn phin tel ngei ang. Sai ramtla lunga vawm tu leh an awm hle hle tihbuai ngawt chu kan nunna atan pawh hlauhawm thei thil a ni a, a bik takin Sai hian a thinnrimna a tih lan vaih phei chuan mihring tan ‘chance’ a awm ngai lo. Mahse he laia Saipachal erawh hi chuan engmah min tih let a tum hauh lo mai.

Kan thianpa chu kan car chuannah chuan kan pawt lut lui hram a, tichuan ramsa dang thla la tur chuan kan ka) zut leh ta a.

T!ai lam dar 6 vela kan kir leh lam chuan Saipachal kha kan hmu ang em aw ? tia suangtuah chungin a hmaa kan hmuh tawhna lamah chuan kan kir teh ta a. Hemi tum hi chuan kawng hnaih fe tawh zawkah leh kawng ep lamah keimahni hmachhawn zawngin a lo ding a. Chutah Sai enchian turn chuan kan chuanna car chu kan tiding leh ta a. Muangchangin a thil ei lai chu a thial a, a ka chu thingtang atanga thinghnah a pehthlak te chuan a lo inhnawh puar a. A thil peh thlak leh ei dan kan han enin thingzar atanga a peh thlak thing tang te chu a hnah a ei pah chuan a va ei tel duh mai awm em’ kan ti a.

Chu Sai chu chiang deuh zawkin kan han bel ta a. A la hrisel hmelin amah pawh a la tar sawwng hauhvin a lang lo a. A chet dan tidanglamtu ni thei awm hliamna hnuhma leh damlohna awm han hmuh mai tur a awm bawk hek lo. Amah atanga lang thei chiangsa erawh chu a upa hle tawh tih hriat nan a beng chung lam hmawr thlep tawh a chala kawrawng awm chu a ni mai.

Kan thianpa chu car atanga zuangchhuak lehin vawikhat dang chu lungin Sai chu a han tawng leh rih a. Sai chu a hmaa kan hmuh lai ai chuan kan hnaih ta deuh reng reng tawh mai bakah kan awmna lampang lo hawia a awm lai a ni a, Chutia a han vawm chuan thil engemaw chu lo thleng ngei tawh tura ngaih a ni. Nimahse chu Sai chuan a hnung lam min chhawn san leh ta mai a. Chutia tihbuai chu a ning hle ang tih chu a hriatsa reng mai a. Sai khawingam tawh pawhin chutia a hriat ngai hleih loh mikhualin a tihbuai sek ang chu a thlawna tuarin a dawh mai mai hauh lovang- A tawpah phei chuan Sai chu ka! bo mai tum niawm tak hian a che sawn ta a. Kan thianpa at huai tak mai chuan umzui chhoh zel a tum lai chuan keiniho chuan kan auh tuar tuar bakah kan han pawt kir lui ta a. A dik tak phei chuan kan vaiin motor atanga chhukin kan han man bet a, motor-ah kan hnuk lut lui a ni ta ber mai. Chutihlai te chuan Sai chuan a chaw thial chu muangchangin a la thei nuau nuau reng mai a ni.

Kan thian ât huai tak mai chuan, “India ram Sai hi Sazu ang chauh an nih hi, Sazupui takngial pawh an tluk zo lo,” ngaihnep hmel zet hian a ban ti leh nghal a.

Chumi tlai chawei lai pawh chuan ka chhan hleihtheih loh zawhna zawtin min ‘kap ‘deuh reng ta mai a. Kei pawh chuan hriatthiam harsa ka ti ve hle. Chutiang khawpin Saichal ramtla an hlauhawm loh ngai dawn em ni Ie ? Ka mut hmunah te chuan chu Saichal mak tak maia a nunnem em em mai chu ka ngaihtuah a, ka mut a lo chhuak ta bawk a, a tuk lama ngaihtuah chhunzawm atan ka dah ta a.

A tuk zing chawei khamah chuan Karumbas hnam zinga mi hnuchhuithiam pahnih hruaiin a hma ni-a Saichal kan hmuhna lam chu ka pan pui leh ta ngat a. Car chu kawngah hnutchhiahin Sai hnu chu ramhnuai a kalna lamah chuan kan chhui ta a, A hnu chhui chu Kammbas pahnihte tan chuan chhui harsa hek lo, met chanve pawh tling lovah chuan kan va hmu leh ta a Anajkutta ‘ui lam a lo pan mek lai a ni a Chu lui chu met khat leh a chanve ve’a hla tur a ni Hnim pet tawh lovm thingbuk hnuaiah chuan a chaw thial eisa thial nuau nuau chung hian a to ding a Karumbas pahnih te chu fimkhur takin an che a, mahse a hma ni tlaia kan fo dan te an lo hnat ve tawh avangin an huai ru phian a Saichal lam pan chuan zawrte ?e hian hma lam chu ka pan ve ta hnau hnau va Karumbas pahnih te chuan hla deuh f6 a tangin min rawn zui ve zel a engemaw hlauhawm a lo thleng phut anih pawha inUiiarfihlim thuai thei tunn ka to inkau ru ve ran a ni Engmah phei chu a thleng ta lem lova A hma nia kan thianpain Saichal but a va hnaih ang chen vela hnaiah chuan ka han pan hnai ve (a a Chu Saichal chuan min hmu awm ang pawhin a tanglo Saichal chu hnai tawk atang chuan ka han bel chiang vel ta a Damfohna leh hliam a tuar ngei ang tih chu ka ring ((at a ni Ka nlru pakhata a lo luh danah phei chuan a mit lehtam emaw a khinghnihin emaw a del a nih tal loh pawhin a beng emaw a rim hriatna tal emaw chu a tha tawh lo a nih ka ring a. Engemaw thil namailo tak a chungah a lo thleng ngeiin ka beisei ru tlat a ni. A vawihnihna atan chuan ka han kal hual tha leh ta a. A mit te takte chuan ka che vel chu min lo thlir reng a ni tih chu ka hmu thei ta a Mahse a mit chu a sen hauh lo tih ka hria a. Saipa ten an tawrh thin ‘Musth’ a tawrhna awm ang engmah a taksaah chuan ka hmu ve hauh lo. A mit lah chu a del hauh lo tih a hriat a. A nawn chu ka awmna lamah chuan tlemin a rawn tisawn a, a rim hriatna lah chu a chhe hauh lo tih pawh chu a hriat theih ta bawk si a. Eng thil diklo nge a chungah chuan lo thleng ta niang Ie? Thatchhe awm zet hian a chung lama thing tangte chu a nawn chuan a han thliak a, a kaah chuan a hnawhlut zel a. Damlohna leh hliam tuama engmah nei lovin a chawei erawh a tui lemlo niin a lang a. Ka thil hmuh te atang chuan chu Saichal chu a tar tawh hle a ni tih hriat theih turin a chal leh a bekah chuan kawrawng a awm a. A beng chung lampang chu a inthleh (thlep) mai bakah a ngho pahnih bul lam te pawh chu a tar tawh tih hriat nan rawng dumin a kap tawh bawk a ni.

Karumbas pahnih te chu Sai ka belh kual lai vet chuan a him tawka hlaah hian an lo ding dun a. Pakhat zawk chuan. ‘Dorai. engmah thilmak leh danglam bik a awm love. Sai kha a tar tawh em a, he khawvela a hun a lo tawp dawn tawh avangin lungmuanga a thihna hmun turin he luipui hi a pan a nih hi,” a rawn ti a. Kan camp awmna chu kan pansan leh ta a.

A tukah chuan met 19 laia hla a awm chumilai hmun district khawpui Gudalur chu ka eizawnna avangin ka va tlawh a. Kawtthlera ka kal lai chuan bawngtawlailir pakhat FU tlawn tam tak phur hian min rawn lehpel a, chutihlai tak chuan Saichal kha ka hrechhuak ta phut a. Enchhinna atana pek tuinn FU chu feet 6 vela sei tlawn sawm ka lo lei sak ta a.

A tukleh zingah chuan Anaikutta panin ka kal leh ta a. Hemi tumah hi chuan Karumbas mi pathum ka hruai ve ta thung a Karumbas mi pahnih te chuan Fu tlawn chu an keng a. Chutichuan Sai putar hnu kan hmuh hnuhnung berna atang chuan kan chhui tan ta a. A tawpah chuan Anaikutta luipui kama Theihmu kung buk hlim hnuaia a lo ding lai chu kan zu hmu ta a. Karumbas ka hruai zinga pakhat chu Fu tlawn 6 ken tirin Sai awmna lamah chuan fimkhur takin a hreh chung chung chuan ka pan phei tir ta a. Sai chuan min lo hmuh veleh kan awmna lam hawizawng chuan a rawn inher ta a. Ka mi tirhpa chu a ding ta a, a Fu tlawn kenlai 2 chu ka kut vei lama kengin ka ding lamah ka rifle kau sa ka hum tel bawk a. Muangchang leh fimkhur takin Sai awmna chu ka pan ta a. A mit en ran chung chuan ka hnaih phei ta hret hret zel a. Mitkhapkar emaw hnuah chuan chu Sai chuan hmelma engin nge min en thian enin tih a hnat theih tawh mai dawn a ni.

A awmna hmun chu feet tlemtea ka va thlen hma deuhah chuan chu Sai chu a lo zam hle mai tih ka va hmu thei a. Ka kutthlak mai hlau chuan a nawn chu chung lamah tivial chhovin boruak a phit chhuah tir ta hulh hulh mai a. A beng chu a hnung lam leh hma lamah a zap che vak a. Min rawn chil a tum ta mai em ni? tih tur hi a ni a. FU chu ka kut chuan a lamah ka va hawlh phei a. Ka tawngchhuak duh hauh lova, a chhan chu mihring tawngri hi ramsate hian an hlau em em tlat a ni. Sai pawh chu tlemin a inti ngeng ta to deuh a, ka ban chu FU ka kenna lamah chuan a kham ru ve tawh khawp mai. Minute reilote hnuah chuan FO hnah hlai a zik lam a mi chu a nawna a lak phak ngei tura hnaiah chuan ka han dahhnai leh ta a. Chutia thlem titiha FU pek tuma ka ken reng lai chuan zam hmel takin a nawn chuan Fu tlawn chu a rawn la ta fua mai a. Chhei’ lei vuak nan a hmang anga, a thlawh bo mai dawn nge ni ang ‘ tiin nghakhlel angreng takin ka lo thlir ve reng a. Fimkhur takin chu Sai chuan FU chu a kaah barh lutin a ei tan ta a. A vawikhat eina a ni ngei ang. Henglai velah hian FO hi hmuh mai tur a awm si lova. A FU ei lai chuan a mitah tak ka lo en a. A la hlauhthawn hmel viau nain engmah min hmelmakna awm ang chu a awm lo a ni. FU tlawn khat a feh zawh hnuah chuan a tlawn hnihna tur chu ka han barh leh ta a. Rangtakin a lo la thuai a. a fep zui leh ta nghal a. FU la awm zawng zawng chu Karumbas pathumte chuan an la keng a, Sai han ei tir ve chu an hlauh tlat avangin kei chuan an FU ken lai chu Sai pek atan ka thiar ta a. Anni chuan ka chet dan chu atthlak an lo ti hle a. Sai bul hnaiha kal chu an ngam ve hauh lo mai a ni.

Chutia FU tlawn sawm lai ka han barh theih tak hnuah chuan Ramsai tar tawh tak nen chuan kan inkarah inthian thatna a lo awm zui ta a ni.

A tuk lehah chuan mel 21 a hla Gundlupet khua, FU tamna hmunah chuan ka va kal ta a. Sai chaw tur atan tiin tawlailir phur khat teh meuh mai FU tlawn ka va lei a, ka motor hmangin ka phur haw ta nghal a.

Ka haw lampang chuan ka thianpa Mudumalai Game Sanctuary bialtu Range Officer (R 0), Mr Chandran-a chu ka tlawh haw nghal a. Chulai hmun chu Sai tar tawh chenna bul lawk a ni nghe nghe a. Chu Sai chanchin ka han hrilh chuan Forest Department-a a hun hman tawh zawng zawng chhungin chutiang anga thitmak a lo hriat ngai loh thu min hrilh ve ta a. Mr Chandran-a hian a hma kum hnih kal ta a Sai sual pawh nilo Sai ramtlain kan kalna kawng mau hmuna min phingchil nghek mai tumte chu a sawi chhuak a. Hemi tuma Saiin kan chuanna Jeep a sawisak dan te chu kan sawi dun mai bakah, Sai no hnruaiin min phindarh dante chu kan sawi thleng bawk a. Tuna Saichal chet dan chanchin ka sawi nen hian kan han khaikhin dun thin a, a mak kan ti dun angreng hle mai a ni. A tuk lehah chuan FU pe leh turin Sai awmna lamah chuan ka va kal leh ta a. Fu chu tha deuh hian a lo la ve ta mai a. Riltam vak awm pawhin a lo lang lem lova. FU chu tlawn hnih bak a lo (a duh ta lova. A tlawn thumna leh tlawn lina chu a nawn hmawr chuan a lo khawih de de duh chauh tawh a ni.

Chumi tuk lehah chuan kan va tlawh leh a. Hemi tum hi chuan kan FU pek pakhatmah chu a lo la duh ta hauh lo mai a. A mitah chuan mittui a to tling kiau va. a lungngaih zia chu a lang thei hial mai a ni. ‘Ka kalsan dawn lai tak te pawh chuan min mangtha nan a nawn chu tlemin a ti che duh hlek chauh a ni. Engemaw remchan lohna avangin a tukah chuan a hma angin ka va tlawh leh thei ta mai lova. Ni li a liam hnuah chuan Karumbas hote nen FU kengin kan va pan leh ta a. Amaherawh chu Sai hmel awm reng reng chu hmuh tur a awm ta hauh lo mai a. A awmna tur awm ang chu kan rin hriat thei ta mai a. Karumbas hovin anmahni tawnga ‘Dil lian’ an tih hmunah ngei chuan a awm kan ring ta nghal a. Chu chu luipui hnar lam mel chanve vela hlaa awm a ni. Chulai hmunah chuan Sai te chu thi turin an kal thin a ni. Chu mi hmunah ngei chuan Saipachal ruang chu kan va hmu zui ta a ni.

Thal lai a ni a, dil chu feet 4 vet chauhva thuk a ni a. Sai chu dil tuiah chuan a saisir zawnga muin a ka leh a nawn chu tui chim chin hnuai lamah chuan phum bovin tui hakin a intihhlum ta hi a lo ni a. A pang sir lehlam chu tui chungah chuan a rawn lawr chhuak phak vek a ni tih pawh chu kan va hmu ta a.

Heta tang hian thuruk mak tak chhanna chu ka chhar chhuak ve ta a ni. Engtinnge Sai hi an lo upat hnua an thih thin dan tih chhanna chu tuiah an lo inchiah hlum thin a lo ni. Thilmak tak mai chhanna ka hriatchhuah rualin hun reilote chhung chu Ramsai (Saichal) nena inthianna hun danglam tak kan nei hman a. Ramsai thankin ngat lehnghal a ni a. A hun chhung erawh a reilo ta deuh mai pawh a ni.

A TAWP TA

Retold from Mihrang leh Sahrang by Kenneth Anderson.      

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