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.

  1. DBF 19. Bengal's beloved friend. Author's translation of Deshabandhu Chitta Ranjan song.