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The legendary writer, Harivansh Rai Bachchan needs no introduction. His poetries have inspired millions of readers across the globe. His son and legendary actor, Amitabh Bachchan has also inherited the 'love for words' from his late father. He had often called him as a man of immense will power, humility and simple taste. His father had lived a life in extreme poverty yet he had given a plethora of poems to the Indian literature. Amitabh Bachchan often shares his father's poetry on his social media handles, with his fans. It seems, today is one such lucky day! (Recommended Read: Hansika Motwani Clears The Air On Reports Of Her Getting Married To A Businessman In A Few Days)
The Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan had once in his blog, shared that how he had gotten the surname 'Bachchan'. He had written, "Babuji was born in a Kayasth home and a Srivastav. But his temperament was always against the ailment of caste, so his nome de plume, his ‘takhallus’, his pen name he designed as ‘BACHCHAN’. Poets and writers of great eminence often designed their names with a nom de plume. So ‘Bachchan’ became my father’s pen name, his poetic nom de plume, but it lent credence of its concept later when I was born, on being admitted to my first School, and being asked by the teachers what surname of this boy was to be filled in the admission form my Mother and father had a quick discussion and it was decided that ‘Bachchan’ would be the family surname." Scroll down to read some iconic lines of the legendary poet, Harivansh Rai Bachchan that his son, the superstar, Amitabh Bachchan shared on his social media handle!
The megastar, Amitabh Bachchan took to his Instagram to recall his father, the legendary poet, Harivansh Rai Bachchan's few lines, which reflect aptly on the present scenario. He posted a picture of himself in his study room and wrote a few lines of his father in the caption which can be read as "Mai jala hriday me agni, daha karta hu, sukh dukh dono mein magn raha karta hu, jag bahv sagar tarne ko naav banaye, mai bhav maujon par mast baha karta hun -- burn I the fire in my heart and burn within ; happy and content in the joyous modes of both sorrow and happiness ; the world doth build that boat for me to cross the seas ; but I do flow on my own among the waves that life creates in joyful ebullience …" Check out the picture below:
Everyone knows how close the legendary actor was to his father, the great poet, Harivansh Rai Bachchan. On his father's 17th death anniversary (January 19, 2020), Amitabh Bachchan had taken a journey down his memory lane and had remembered his father's last moments. He had taken to his Twitter handle and had penned a note that could be read as "A few moments ago he had breathed his last. My Father, as I held his hand, soft, still vibrant, the hand that wrote genius." Take a look at the tweet below. (Also Read: Monali Thakur Admits Being Secretly Married To Maik Richter For 3 Years, Says Nobody Knows Yet)
Once, in a throwback interview with the IANS, Amitabh ji had shared that he has no legacy to take forward and it is his father's legacy that he is interested in. He had said, "It is coming on to 50 years in public life... That is as far as I am personally concerned. But I have been in public life from the day I was born. I was always the son of Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan, eminent poet, litterateur, having public presence far greater than mine. I have no legacy. My father's legacy is what I am interested in, and I shall try always to further it." (You May Also Like: Anupam Kher Hilariously Appreciates Brother, Raju Kher For Giving Him A Quick Haircut [Watch Video])
We were fortunate enough to exist at a time to witness the miracle of Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan's writing! Don't you think?
Legendary poet, Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan's poetries have inspired millions of readers across the globe. His son and legendary actor, Amitabh Bachchan has also inherited the 'love for words' from his late father. Some times in life, everything seems dark as a cloudy twilight and as much we want to,Read More