Skip to content Skip to navigation

Arnabs’s Nasa Claims and Noble Nomination: Cat is Out of the Bag

Arnab Kakoty, who rose to fame through his alleged claim of being appointed as a Junior Scientist with NASA as well as his name being nominated for the Noble Prize has been revealed as false claims. Arnab’s apparent forgery come to light when Debojit Phukan, a lecturer in a local college of Golaghat, detected certain anomalies in the documents produced by Arnab’s father Mr. Manik Ch. Kakoty, before the Golaghat District Administration when the later commissioned a probe to verify the authenticity of Arnab’s claims. Among the various discrepancy found in the documents, are worth mentioning for instance Arnab given the name of NASA’s director as Charles Dickens whereas there is nobody by that name and also such designation doesn’t exist at NASA. Again Arnab has produced one document bearing the letter head “NASA KENNEDY SPACE CENTRE JET PROPALSION LABORATORY U.S.A” whereas both these organization i.e., Kennedy Space Centre and Jet Propulsion Laboratory are separate and independent entities of NASA and located in Orlando and California respectively. Also the word “Propulsion” is wrongly spelled as “Propalsion” in the letter head. Another document alleged to be sent by ESA i.e., European Space Agency is full of chilly grammatical and spelling mistakes which is unexpected from such a world class organization and also the letter is addressed to Oxene which is Arnab’s pet name. Moreover the most of the letters produced by Arnab were mostly unsigned and without any specific date. Also it is a known fact that in American style the dates are written in mm-dd-yyyy format such as 9/11 but surprisingly enough the date in most of Arnab’s documents were in Indian format i.e., dd-mm-yyyy. There is also one Certificate of Brilliance awarded by Royal Society of London to Arnab for his achievements in NASA and it is signed by both director of Royal Society as well as Director of NASA and the date in the letter head is June, 2007 whereas its issuing date is 24/08/2007.

Arnab handled his so called achievement so tactfully that even the Governor of Assam, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Ajay Singh and Chief Minister of Assam, Sri Tarun Gogoi were bound to believe his claims and applauded him for his unparalleled achievement at such a tender age. The Chief Minister of Assam, Sri Tarun Gogoi even handed him a cheque of Rs.50,000/- in recognition of his achievements. At a time when all the people of Assam are swelling with pride at Arnab’s appointment at NASA as a Junior Scientist and also being nominated for the Noble Prize, his very betrayal of the trust and good wishes of the people cam as a great shock for all of us and such an act is condemned by every sections of the society. People of Assam demanded that the probe initiated by Golaghat District Administration should come to a conclusion at the earliest and Arnab must be punished for playing with the sentiments and good wishes of the people of Assam.

Comments

nanda dewan's picture

A nice treat by a cheat to befool greater Assamese Society... History should never repeat this feat. any such claims should be thoroughly examined before emotionally considering it..... Emotionally attached people learnt a Good lesson from this shocking revelation. Mr. Saikia ethical journalism.... Keep this Spirit
Taslim Arif's picture

Good...Ritu
Pallavi Barua's picture

Blowing things out of proportion seems to have become the habit of the Media in Assam. The pervertedly ambitious father did play a nice game, but why didn't the media check the authenticity of the claim? This is seen in other spheres too. A girl from some town in Assam lands up to do be a part of an item song or one of the dancer in the background group of dancers in a song, and the journos in Assam will write her to be a top-notch actress of Bollywood. Their taglines go this way---'Asomor jiyoriye Bollywood kopaisae', etc. etc.
Prajnan Das's picture

This fraudster’s clandestine activity had disturbed domestic peace in many of the Assamese middle class families which is primarily driven by comparison based attitude. I am saying this from my personal mental distress I had to go through since the media started trumpeting the fake claims of this intellectual fraud. I am attached to a scientific and technical profession and an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore. As the spasm of Arnab’s so called scholastic achievement rippled through the Assamese society at various levels; I was subjected to mindless spoofing at my home. The favorite topic of discussion was to make a comparative sketch between me and the “prodigy” Arnab. As I am a non residential Assamese; I was not aware of the level of bloating and exaggeration this story had attained. I was even told that this young “scientist” had been given a residential accommodation in Delhi by the US government for his further studies and was being escorted by the US federal officials. Readers may not be willing to believe, but yes that was story telling I was entertained with. Similar in lines with my experience I am quite sure many others especially students who hail from the middle class might have been subjected to reckless comparison driven affliction at their homes. Dear bloggers, I would request to disseminate this story far and wide so that people learn to be pragmatic and judge intellectual matters before taking into confidence.
Rimpi Deka's picture

I really agreed with Pranjan. Good work done by Ritupallab to expose Arnab's fraudulent claims.Can anybody tell me what is the present status of the probe ordered against Arnab by Golaghat Dist. Administration??
Kalita's picture

The Great Scam Artist.I am Impressed.Good Job Nasa.

Pages

Add new comment

Random Stories

Rainwater submerge Guwahati

13 Jul 2010 - 12:33pm | editor
A heavy downpour has disrupted in Guwahati in the form of massive waterlogging in the city on Monday evening. Many lowlaying parts in the city have come under rainwaters causing much inconvenience...

Rs 826 cr fund to woo voters

26 Sep 2015 - 9:54pm | AT News
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is gearing up for the assembly polls early next year. His government is preparing to dole out a huge Rs. 862 crore fund to distributed among the flood-hit people...

Media OPD clinic concluded at press club

24 Jun 2017 - 10:06pm | AT News Guwahati
Sight First Eye-Clinic organized the Saturday OPD (outpatient department) clinic at Guwahati Press Club (GPC), where around 45 media workers participated. Organized under the series of ‘Evening with...

Jail Bhoro program of CPI (ML)

30 Nov 2009 - 9:11am | Juthika Das
Barpeta district CPI(ML) today observed jail-bhoro programme protesting against the skyrocketing price hike and the continuous corruption in implementing the various NREGA schemes of the entire...

Other Contents by Author

With the notification for the ensuing panchayat election, lot of anxiety and activities can be seen amongst the intending candidates of various parties. Congress being the ruling party has the largest number of nomination seeking candidates which has put the party in a fix and so in order to put a check on possible dissident and opposition by members within the party as far as the party ticket is concerned, the party has come out with a unique formula to retain loyalty among its members. Each candidate seeking a ticket to contest the election from Congress has to file an Affidavit along with the application. The candidate have to furnish their full detail along with an oath that he or she...
It was the winter of the year 1942, Ledo, the small, beautiful and quite town of upper Assam have been seeing a flurry of activity. A 1726 Km long road link stretching upto Kunming in China via Myanmar is being constructed from the Zero Point in Ledo. It was the time when the terror of World War II has taken everybody in its grip. Japan has intensified its attack on the Allied Forces and as a part of their war strategy Japs have cut down all communication links between India and China. The stiff picks of Himalayas have come in the way of the only air route left to transport arms and ammunition from India to China. Already many pilots of the allied force have lost their life in this...
The day was 25th November when a contingent of 31 vehicles were flagged off from from the city of Yogyakarta in Indonesia with the objective of forging new opportunities of trade ties among the ASEAN countries. The rallyists opened the door to the ASEAN countries to fruitfully use the 8000 km route to foster new economic tie. The morning of 16th December saw thousands of enthusiastic people gathering on the both side of National Highway 39 to catch a glimpse of the much awaited India Asean Car rally. The rally arrived at Rangajan Tini Ali on NH-39 at around 10 am and the cheering crowd weaving colourful flags of the different ASEAN nations greeted the rallyists from where they headed to NRL...
Along with the rest of the world, Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL) today organized “”Helping Hand”, an event to commemorate world disabled day at Golaghat district library auditorium. Dipak Chakravarty, MD of NRL, on his inaugural speech said, that the mentally and physically disabled people are an integral part of our society and we should never neglect and treat them as inferior. It is the moral responsibility of the society to create such an ambient that where the disabled persons can also partake at social, political and cultural field. Because we never know when some great scientist like Stephen Hawkings or a sprinter like Oscar Pistorius or a dancer like Sudha Chandran...
Gobind Goswami, the Head Master of No.2 Kowani Paharline LP School who was abducted from his school premise by a group of some unidentified miscreants on 21st November, was able to free from the custody of his abductors on November 22 night. Goswami somehow managed to reach home today evening and has been admitted to Kushal Konwar Civil Hospital. His brother Kamal Goswami, informed the media, that Goswami after fleeing from the hideout of his captors had covered a long distance on foot and arrived at Silonijaan in Karbi Anglong district from where he got in a bus to Juria Dolong. From there he contacted his family over a phone which he had borrowed from some person. On being asked if any...
At the time when there has been uproar in the entire state regarding incessant killing of one horn Rhino and encroachment by suspected Bangladeshi illegal migrant that has started to threaten the very existence of Kaziranga National Park (KNP), the state government has finally admitted the involvement people living in the Sixth Addition Area of KNP in poaching and in this year a total of eighteen people belonging to Sixth Addition Area have been arrested for poaching. This shocking revelation has been made by the state government in an affidavit filed in Gauhati High Court on 19th November in connection with a PIL filed by Mrinal Kumar Saikia, chief adviser of Hindu Yuva Chatra Parishad and...
A lower primary school teacher was abducted by some unknown men from his school in Kowani situated at the remote border area along the border of Golaghat-Karbi Anglong district today. 55-year-old Gobind Goswami, the Head Master of No.2 Kowani Paharline LP School was abducted from his school premise by a group of three armed Adivasi youth at around 1.30 pm. Nabakanta Goswami, the son of abducted Gobind Goswami received a phone call from his father where the later disclosed about his abduction and since then there has been no communication between them. Family sources revealed that there has been no extortion demand and the family has appealed to the abductors to release Goswami safe and...
The party workers of Asom Gana Parishad’s Golaghat dist. unit today burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to protest alleged deterioration in law and order in the state and failure of the state government to control the fresh violence that had erupted in the BTAD area. The demonstration was led by Atul Bora, Executive President of AGP. "The rule of law has vanished in Assam. Tarun Gogoi loves to play with the bloods of the innocents and he has no right to be in power” Bora alleged to reporters.
A large number of people, including women, under the aegis of Ghiladhari Regional Students Union, Furkating unit of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad, Doyang Sadhani Mahila Samity, Chutia Students Union and several other organizations Monday on staged a road blockade at Balijan Chariali on Golaghat-Merapani road leading to Wokha in Nagaland , demanding the arrest of Liyaqat Ali Bora, the OC of Ghiladhari Police Station for his alleged links with a flesh trade racket. The blockade has thrown traffic out of the gear on both side of the road for nearly about 3 hours. The blockade was called off when N.A. Ali, the Circle Officer of Golaghat revenue circle arrived on the spot and assured...
At the time when the state health department has been making tall claim regarding revolutionary progress in the health sector, ironically an expected mother had to give birth to a Stillbirth child after being unattended by hospital staff and that too in a hospital that has won the best hospital award. According to sources, on Sunday one Punyaswari Gogoi of Fologoni area along with her husband had arrived in Kushal Konwar Civil Hospital, Golaghat. When her labour pain started, she lay in the hospital compound traumatized with pain and sometimes later gave birth to a stillbirth child. During all these time not a single doctor or nurse came to attend her. Such indifferent and irresponsible...