Big B cel­e­brates Poet’s Day

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Po­etry has been an in­te­gral part of megas­tar Amitabh

Bachchan’s (above) life, thanks to his fa­ther, em­i­nent poet Hari­vansh Rai Bachchan.

On the oc­ca­sion of Poet’s Day on Fri­day, the 72-yearold ac­tor paid trib­ute to 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 (sic),” he wrote on his blog.

The Piku star, who has given voice to his fa­ther’s renowned poem ti­tled Mad­hushala many a time, said that 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 achieve­ment and joy for a poet would not be sounds of praise at its lis­ten­ing, but in find­ing an in­di­vid­ual iden­tity, in each of his or her works (sic)” he added.

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