Eternal song

Amal Chatterjee
4 min readJul 24, 2023

Source: Google photo of the flag of India that flutters proudly

Source: U tube video

This song was sung by late Lata Mangeshkar who died not so long ago but this song has immortalized her in the Galaxy of stars that look down from the Heaven on the humanity and where Lata will live forever even if she had sung no other song. She was awarded the highest award a nation could bestow upon anyone The jewel of India not too long before she died although she had deserved such prestigious award long ago.

So please watch this video on U tube by clicking on the link given above and be grateful to Lata that she recorded this eternal song so that we can show our gratitude to all those sacrificed their lives for the sake of our freedom. This song should fill your heart with the love for your country no matter where you live in the world because Lata would have wanted nothing less from you who are patriotic and show gratitude to those who died for you to safeguard your freedom.

This song has an universal appeal so I will give you the lyrics in Hindi and its translation in English line by line. It gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it.

Ai mere watan ke logon .. O my countrymen

Tum khoob laga lo nara .. You sing with your heart

Yeh shuv din hai ham sabka .. It is a good day for us all

Lahara do tiranga pyara .. when we raise our dear flag

Par mat bhoolo seema par .. But dont forget those in the border

Viron ne pran ganwai .. The heroes who lost their life

Kuch yaad unhe vi kar lo .. Remember them

Jo laut ke ghar na aye .. who did not return home

Jo laut ke ghar na aye .. who did not return home

Ay mere watan ke logon .. O my countrymen

Jara ankh me bhar lo pani .. Fill your eyes with tears

Jo shaheed hue hain unki .. for those who became martyr

Jara yaad karo kurbani .. and remember their sacrifice

Tum bhool na jao unko .. and not forget them

Is liye suno eh kahani .. so listen to this story

Jo shaheed hue hain unko .. Those who became martyr

Jara yaad karo kurbani .. Remember their sacrifices

Jab ghayal hua Himalay .. When Himalay was bleeding

Khatre me padi aajadi .. Our freedom was in danger

Jab tak thi sans lade wo .. they fought until their last breath

Fir apni lash bicha di .. and then laid down their body

Sangeen me dhar kar matha .. they laid their head on the gun

So gaye amar balidani .. to their eternal sleep the heroes

Jo shaheed hue hain unko .. Those who became martyr

Jara yaad karo kurbani .. Remember their sacrifice

Koi Sikh koi Jat Maratha .. some sikh some Jat maratha

Koi Gurkha, koi madrasi .. Some Gurkha some madrasi

Sarhad pe marne wale .. People dying at the border

Har bir the Bharatwasi .. Every brave was an Indian

Jo khoon gira parvat par .. The blood shed in the mountain

Wo khoon tha Hindusthani .. was blood of Hindustani

Thi khoon se latpat kaya .. Their body was covered in blood

Fir bhi bandook uthake .. Still they raised their guns

Das das ko ek ne mara .. and shot tens of them

Fir gir gaye hosh gawanke .. then fell down unconscious

Jab ant samay aya to .. when the end came near

Kah gaye ab marte hain .. they said we die now

Khus rahna desh ke pyaron .. Be happy my dear countrymen

Ab hum to safar karte hain .. Now we go on our journey

Kya log the wo deewane .. What men they were so gallant

Kya log the wo abhimani .. What men they were so proud

Jo shaheed hue hain unko .. Those who died for the country

Jara yaad karo kurbani .. Remember their sacrifices

Tum bhool na jao unko .. Do not forget them

Is liye kahi ye kahani .. That is why I told this story

Jo shaheed hue hain unki .. Those who died for the country

Jara yaad karo kurbani .. Remember their sacrifices

Jaya Hind, Jaya Hind .. Jaya Hind Jaya Hind

Jaya Hindi ki sena .. Victory to the armed services

Please read the blog called A new star now twinkles in the galaxy here. It is about Lata Mangeshkar who sang the song above.

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Originally published at http://aumolc.wordpress.com on July 24, 2023.

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Amal Chatterjee

I am the village bard who loves to share his stories.