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Big B celebrates Poet’s day ‘under the shadow of’ his father


Poetry has been an integral part of megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s life, thanks to his father and eminent poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

On the occasion of Poet’s Day, the 72-year-old actor paid tribute to the poetry and compared a poet’s vision to that of God’s.

“It would be an atrocity of immeasurable proportions to attempt a few words on this Poet’s Day as I labour to fill in some respectable words under the shadow of greatness – my Father!!

“Poet’s have the vision of the God’s.. The ability to bring it to expression and… The immense talent to give it form in words…!! They that have dwelled in this their mystique, have tasted and been bathed under the incessant drench of its pouring…,” he wrote on his blog.

The “Piku” star, who has given voice to his father’s renowned poem “Madhushala” many a times, said the biggest joy for a poet comes from the identity he gains through his work.

“Very few have asked what the poet went through before he or she wrote what they wrote… Many did disclose their reason and frame… But to me, and from what I did gather from my illustrious Father, the greatest joy and achievement for a poet would not be the sounds of praise at its listening, but in the finding an individual identity, in each of his or her works…” he wrote.

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