Part II — Additional writings on Deshabandhu

A Poem In Bengali


In 1945, when Sri Chinmoy was thirteen years old, he wrote a poem in Bengali about Chitta Ranjan Das. It was entitled "Deshabandhu." In Sri Chinmoy's handwritten notebook, which still survives, the singer of the highest magnitude and extremely close disciple of Sri Aurobindo, Dilip Kumar Roy, has made two minor corrections to this particular poem. He also read about two hundred of the then Chinmoy's Bengali poems, made necessary corrections and highly appreciated the talents of the budding poet.

Bhalobesechhile bharat matare
Banga desher bir
Nishwa haile bharatbasir
Muchite nayan nir
Pratipade badha daliya charane
Vijayir beshe ese
Pranam karecho bir prasabini
Janani bangla deshe
Britisher kara tomar sparshe
Hayeche tirthabhumi
Swadesh mantre dikkshita haye
Tomar charane chumi
Sardul sama tomare manito
British shasak dal
Tumi ene dite arter buke
Nitya nutan bal
Himaloy jabe haran karilo
Deshabandhur pran
Nakkshatra je nimne namilo
Kare kabi anuman
Eman shoker banya kakhano
Nameni moder deshe
Shatru mitra kendechilo sabe
Tomarei bhalobese


Sri Chinmoy, Deshabandhu: Bengal's beloved friend.First published by Agni Press in 2000.

This is the 1346th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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