Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan, father of mega star Amitabh Bachchan was born on November 27, 1907. On the occasion of his 107th birth anniversary, Sr. Bachchan, who is currently busy shooting for three films, namely Piku, Shamitabh and Do, wrote a blog a day before.
In his blog, Amitabh Bachchan mentioned the life story of his father and described his work par excellence by giving him the title “Unique Genius”. The few excerpts from the blog read…
“A man of immense letters .. words, thoughts and several unknown deeds .. born and brought up in extreme poverty .. earning his living with Rs 20 per month !! .. and then creating some of the most extraordinary writings in literary India …
A man of immense will power .. stories of which I have narrated earlier .. a man who designed his own tunes to his poems and sang them himself to lakhs of captivated audiences the world over ..
Decorated citizen of India .. a Padmabhushan .. and a Russian award winner, the Nehru Award .. a Sahitya Academy Award winner .. and so many other decorations ..
A disciplinarian, a teacher at home too, a story teller of some of the most humorous and telling events … “
Reminiscing his childhood, the actor wrote these lines “They brought me home wrapped in a ‘gudadi’, a very rough clothing cheap, in a ‘tonga’, a horse driven carriage, an earlier substitute for a taxi or an auto rickshaw or even a rickshaw peddled by man…rickshaws in Kolkata are pulled by men, physically”
He concluded his blog by mentioning one of the comments that Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan dedicated to him, which was “Amitabh is my best poetry .. ”
T 1688 – My Father’s birth anniversary Nov 27, 1907 .. his verse on poetry and poets !! मुर्दा – ज़िंदा कवि (cont) http://t.co/0dTmKrVqbp
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 27, 2014
Yes, indeed Amitabh Bachchan is poetry of the finest poet our country ever had or will ever have.