Deshabandhu Chitta Ranjan (song)

Deshabandhu Deshabandhu
Chitta Ranjan
Banger hiyar ashesh gaurob
Amulya dhan
Bharat matar mukti swapan
Tumi tomar ashrunayan
Chitta Ranjan Chitta Ranjan
Data samrat tomar jiban
Chitta Ranjan Chitta Ranjan
Paramer das
Bhitar bahir sudha nirjhar
Banger ullas



<em>27 April 1993</em>

Bengal's beloved friend1

Bengal's beloved friend, Chitta Ranjan,
You are the endless glory
And invaluable wealth of Bengal's heart.
To fulfil Mother India's Liberation-Dream
You became the ceaseless flow
Of your tearful eyes.
Chitta Ranjan, Chitta Ranjan,
Self-giving emperor your life became.
Chitta Ranjan, Chitta Ranjan,
The choice instrument
Of the Absolute Lord Supreme.
Within, without a nectar-fountain;
Ecstasy immeasurable of Bengalis
In the heart of Bengal.2


  1. DBF 18 Bengal's beloved friend. Author's translation of Deshabandhu Chitta Ranjan song.

  2. DBF 18,2 Bengal's beloved friend. Author's translation of Deshabandhu Chitta Ranjan song.