The Assam Kaziranga University

Assam folk singer Kalpana Patowary, her husband Parvez Khan, her mother, and her sisters have all been named defendants in a defamation lawsuit for allegedly posting various ‘objectionable’ videos with ‘defamatory’ claims on social media against one Pratha Pratim Mahanta.

Mahanta, a Bangalore-based employee of a multinational corporation, has sued Patowary and her family for defamation in the amount of 20 crores.

Mahanta claimed that Patowary started posting videos with derogatory content on social media sites like Facebook, Whatsapp, and YouTube in 2019 in an effort to damage his reputation.

He claimed that since September 2019, Patwory has routinely engaged in these activities on social media.

“Kalpana Patowary and her family are keeping forcefully my minor daughter (now 10 yrs) since September 2019 after my wife’s unfortunate death due to a massive heart attack in Bangalore. The family has brainwashed my minor daughter for the last 3 years against me so that she can give wrong statements in court. I have already filed a kidnapping FIR at the Dispur police station against Kalpana Patowary and his family,” Mahanta was quoted as saying by NorthEast Now.

“Kalpana Patowary’s mother Jaymati Patowary (70) filed a guardianship petition in the Family Court Guwahati in September 2019 for harassing me. They didn’t follow the Family Court Order and did not allow me to meet my minor daughter. This is a very serious concern not following the Court Order by the Kalpana Patowary’s family. Kalpana Patowary and her family’s main intention is to detach my minor girl from me,” added Mahanta.

Mahanta claims that Kalpana Patowary and her spouse Parvez Khan are responsible for both him and his daughter falling prey to their ‘conspiracy.’

The Assam Kaziranga University