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Poem in Hindi – Bapu Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Hindi Language

Today, I will share a Hindi poem on Mahatma Gandhi (महात्मा गांधी). The poet is describing the personality of such inspiring people who have changed the world with their character and action. Mahatma Gandhi was commonly known as Bapu (endearment for “father”).

Below is the poem in Devanagari fonts (Hindi) with the literal translation in English. I hope that you will try to comprehend the poem with the given explanation. So, here it is.

कविता (Kavita – Poem) : बापू (Bapu)
कवि (Kavi – Poet) : रामधारी सिंह ‘दिनकर’ (Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’)

01/00/1998. File pictures of Mahatma Gandhi

संसार पूजता जिन्हें तिलक,
रोली, फूलों के हारों से,
मैं उन्हें पूजता आया हूँ
बापू! अब तक अंगारों से।

the world worshiped those with tilak ,
threads, and from necklaces of flowers,
I have been worshiping him,
Bapu! till now with burning passion.

अंगार, विभूषण यह उनका
विद्युत पीकर जो आते हैं,
ऊँघती शिखाओं की लौ में
चेतना नयी भर जाते हैं।

Cinder is their decoration,
those who drinks electricity,
in the flame of dizzy branches,
new consciousness is infused.

उनका किरीट, जो कुहा-भंग
करके प्रचण्ड हुंकारों से,
रोशनी छिटकती है जग में
जिनके शोणित की धारों से।

their diadem, dissipate the fog,
from their fierce shouts.
light is illuminated in the world,
from their flow of blood.

झेलते वह्नि के वारों को
जो तेजस्वी बन वह्नि प्रखर,
सहते ही नहीं, दिया करते
विष का प्रचण्ड विष से उत्तर।

facing the blows of fire,
those who have became glorious from intensive fire,
not only suffer, but also give
answer to the venom with the strongest venom.

अंगार हार उनका, जिनकी
सुन हाँक समय रुक जाता है,
आदेश जिधर का देते हैं,
इतिहास उधर झुक जाता है।

Cinder is their defeat, on whose
command time stops immediately,
on whichever direction they give order,
the history tilts in that direction.

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Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 430 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.


  1. reshmy:

    i want the summmary of this poem that’s bapu in hindi by today in my mail hope will be able to send it to me