On the occasion of the noted poet late Harivanshrai Bachchan’s 107th birth anniversary yesterday, his son and megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to his official personal blog where he called him a “unique genius”. What’s more, the megastar rummaged his childhood days and one time when the noted poet called him his “best poetry”.
“Babuji, my Father born November 27, 1907?tomorrow his birthday! A unique genius…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,” Big B posted on his official blog. “My Father…who dedicated one of his comments to me …’Amitabh is my best poetry’,” the 72 year old actor further wrote.
It’s seen that the megastar often recites his father’s popular works namely ‘Madhushala’ and ‘Madhukalash’. In his blog, the actor heaped praises on his dad’s work as he wrote, “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.”
Remembering his humble roots, Amitabh shared his thoughts. “He always believed I was his Father’s incarnation, in some strange way .. when I was in my Mother’s womb, and not due for a while, he had a dream one night, where his Father came and told him to get up and tend to my Mother for she was in delivery, and that a son was to be born .. he got up in a start and found my Mother’s side of the bed empty – she having gone to the wash room, with extreme labor pain .. within hours I was born at Dr Brar’s clinic, a small private outfit in Chowk area of Allahabad .. askShaliniEf she will give more details … !!!
“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 …
“I brought my daughter home after birth, from the sophisticated Breach Candy Hospital in a Mercedes ..and my Grand daughterAaradhya from another star, 7 Hills Hospital, in a Rolls Royce … this is not arrogance or show of wealth ..
“Its dignity to the girl child …!!
“My Father … who dedicated one of his comments to me ..
“Amitabh is my best poetry ..,” he said.