Mumbai: Poet-lyricist Prasoon Joshi has reacted after Megastar Amitabh Bachchan rectified his error and credited Joshi for the poem which he had recited on social media.
“I feel humbled if my poem ‘Ruke na tu’ can provide support in these difficult times, which has been recited by respected Amit ji with all his heart, as always. Several sites in the internet consider it as a creation of respected late poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. It is an honour that his craft is reflected in my work. My respect to Ma Saraswati,” Joshi tweeted in Hindi late Wednesday.
नतमस्तक हूँ यदि इस कठिन समय में मेरी कविता"रुके न तू”सम्बल बनी जिसे आदरणीय अमित जी ने सदा की तरह हृदय से पढ़ा है,इंटरनेट में कुछ स्थानों पर इस कविता को श्रद्धेय हरिवंश राय बच्चन की रचना समझा गया है,उनके शिल्प का मुझ में परिलक्षित होना सौभाग्य है।माँ सरस्वती को नमन।@SrBachchan https://t.co/W31kfBg7xn pic.twitter.com/hr3YA0q3kH
— Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) May 12, 2021
It all began with Amitabh Bachchan reciting the poem “Ruke na tu” on social media Tuesday and erroneously claiming it as the creation of his father, late poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
Bachchan took to social media Wednesday to rectify the mistake he made the day before and acknowledged in a tweet that the poem is actually written by poet-lyricist Prasoon Joshi.
Bachchan had recited Joshi’s poem in an attempt to encourage frontline workers amid India’s battle with a raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.