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Amitabh Bachchan corrects mistake and credits Prasoon Joshi for poem he shared to encourage COVID warriors

Amitabh Bachchan corrects the mistake, credits Prasoon Joshi for the poem he recited to encourage COVID warriors (Photo credit – Twitter)

Amitabh Bachchan took to social media on Wednesday to rectify a mistake he made the day before. The veteran actor said on Tuesday that a poem he recited in a video posted to Twitter was the creation of his father, the late poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. He has now acknowledged that the poem is actually written by the poet-lyricist Prasoon Joshi.

On Tuesday, Bachchan posted a video in which he can be seen reciting a poem in Hindi called “Ruke na tu”. In the now deleted video, Amitabh Bachchan claimed the words were written by his father.

In the video, after reciting the poem, Big B was heard say, “These words, written by my father, Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan, are a bugle call that reminds us to never give up. They were written at a time when the country faced a different crisis and challenge, but even today they resonate. I believe these lyrics celebrate the spirit of the Covid Warriors, our frontline workers, who as we all know sacrifice so much for all of us. It’s time to support them and step up the fight against Covid. This is our fight. We can all contribute in any way we can. We must all come together for India. “

On Wednesday, however, Bachchan corrected his mistake. He shared the same video on Twitter, editing the part where he mentions that the poem was written by his father. The veteran actor also wrote in Hindi alongside the video: “Ruke na tu ke rachaiyta: Prasoon Joshi.”

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