Big B celebrates Poet’s Day
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.