Amitabh Bachchan commemorates his father’s death anniversary with heartfelt reflections at Prateeksha, cherishing the preserved room and memories of Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s profound legacy.
Amitabh Bachchan took to his blog last night to share poignant reflections on the anniversary of his father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s passing. The iconic actor revealed that he spent the day at Prateeksha, his family home, immersed in memories of his father’s profound wisdom, humor, and teachings.
In a deeply personal post, Bachchan conveyed the significance of the day, describing it as “quiet” and “silent.” He fondly reminisced about moments spent with his father, cherishing not only his words and deeds but also the invaluable presence that has lingered in his heart over the years.
The room in Prateeksha, where his father once lived, stands as a time capsule, meticulously preserved to capture the essence of his father’s life. Bachchan shared a heartfelt moment as he stood before his father’s portrait in the very room where he breathed his last, surrounded by the relics of his life – from framed pictures of rarely known moments to handwritten notes and letters.
Despite the urban sounds echoing from the streets around, Prateeksha exuded a “divine quiet,” creating a sacred space for reflection and remembrance. The actor underscored the importance of maintaining the room’s authenticity, leaving it untouched as a tribute to his father, alongside cherished mementos of his mother, father-in-law, and mother-in-law.
Harivansh Rai Bachchan, a luminary in the world of Indian literature, was a prominent poet and writer associated with the Nayi Kavita literary movement of the early 20th century in Hindi literature. Not only was he a poet of the Hindi Kavi Sammelan, but he also left an indelible mark with his celebrated work, “Madhushala.” In recognition of his exemplary service to Hindi literature, Bachchan’s father was honored with the Padma Bhushan in 1976.
As Amitabh Bachchan commemorates the death anniversary of his father, the profound impact of Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s legacy resonates not just in the preserved room of Prateeksha but in the hearts of admirers and the literary world at large.