Monday, July 25, 2005
Sarfaroshi ki tamanna
Arun Simha writes in pointing out an error in the Jerry Rao piece I'd linked to here. At one point, Rai had referred to "Manmohan Singh’s first budget where he quoted an Urdu poem offering to sacrifice his head." Arun informs us that Singh had actually said:
Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamare dil mein haiThat is, Arun writes, a couplet by Ramprasad Bismil.
dekhna hai zor kitna bazuen qatil mein hai.
[I have the zeal of valour in my heart.
Let us see how strong the rival is!]