Aradi: Ram Kumar Murmu is a police official, but he has kept his passion for music alive despite his hectic schedule.
“Music is my life. Since childhood I had a liking for it. Fortunately my wife is also a music lover,” said Murmu. Whenever he has free time, he gets engrossed in music.
Murmu is the IIC of Dhusuri police station in Bhadark. He was born in a farming family of Gaoudagan in Mayurbhanj district and did his schooling at the police line UGME School, and later at the DN High School before graduating from DN College.
He started his police career as sub-inspector at Phulbani in 2005, before working as IIC at Remuna and Bhograi police stations in Balasore.
His lifestyle is simple. His family comprises wife Rupa Chakraborty, a three-year old daughter and parents. Murmu’s wife is a homemaker and prepares food as per his likes. His favourite dish is fish curry, Chakuli, Arisa and Enduri Pitha.
Murmu gets up before 7 am and jogs 10 km every day to maintain fitness. Back home, he takes either suji upama, roti, chuda (flattened rice) or mudhi (puffed rice) for breakfast.
He works in his office from 9 am till 2 pm. Returning home by 2 pm, he takes lunch, preferably not spicy. He takes dinner at 11 pm. Then he scans newspapers and watches TV before going to bed at 1 am.
“If I get time, I sometimes play badminton, cricket, football etc. But music is my priority. My wife is also a singer,” he added.
When his wife sings, he plays the guitar. Though he longs for social service, his hectic schedule does not allow that. Murmu has donated blood at many blood donation camps and has got certificates from the Red Cross.
“I am committed to delivering justice to commoners. My seniors are my inspiration and I get their cooperation,” he added.