Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dhana Dhanya Pushpa Bhara

Students prepare for war, 1970
(Rashid Talukder/Autograph ABP)

dhana dhanya pushpa bhora,

amader ei basundhara,tahar majhe achhe desh ek

sakal desher shera,

o shey shapno diye toiree se desh

smriti diye ghera,

emon deshti kothao khunje paabe naako tumi,

o shey shokol desher raani shey jeamaar janmabhumi ...

(Enter here for translation)

One of Bengal's most glorius patriotic/national songs was composed by Dwijendralal Ray. (the father of Dilip Kumar Roy)

The Legacy Of this song(from wikipedia)

His Bengali nationalist anthem Dhana Dhanya Pushpa Bhara is immensely popular in both Bangladesh and India, and was reportedly considered a possible choice to become the national anthem of Bangladesh in 1971. Under the direction of Ruma Guha Thakurta, Calcutta Youth Choir performs his songs regularly in their concerts and they even have a few number of records with his songs. Many of his Bengali patriotic songs were regularly played on the Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, the clandestine radio station broadcast to freedom fighters and occupied population during the Bangladesh Liberation War.


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