Sanskrit singer Ranjan Bezbaruah is creating waves with his Sanskrit rendition of Iqbal’s ‘Sare Jahan se Accha Hindustan Hamara’. The lyrics of the song have been accessed by Sanskrit Bharathi in United Arab Emirates to be sung in a function on October 12 next.
The organisation, which has branches all over the world, sought the Sanskrit lyrics of the song which would be sung at the ‘Samskritotsava’ to be held at Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Bezbaruah, who teaches Sanskrit in Nagaon, Assam, said that MVSK Mohan had contacted him by email and intimated that Sanskrit Bharathi was doing its bit to spread Sanskrit in UAE. Ranjan said that Mohan’s wife, who had a master’s degree in Sanskrit, would anchor the programme and that Mohan’s father-in-law, a Rashtrapati awardee Kompella Rama Suryanarayan, had retired as Dean of Rashtriya Sanskrit University, Tirupathi. The organisation was founded by this family from South India.
“I still recall what my guru Bhupen da had told me. He had asked me to spread his songs in Sanskrit so that it could reach South India as the people there were culturally rich and had knowledge of this classical language,” Bezbaruah said. The Sanskrit rendition of ‘Sare Jahan Se’ was composed and sung by Bezbaruah on Doordarshan (DD) News, New Delhi, on August 15, 2016.
In other places like Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Kolkata, dances have been choreographed with Bezbaruah’s songs being played in the background. “My mission of popularising Sanskrit is slowly but surely being fulfilled,” the Sanskrit pundit said.