Ace poet and Amitabh Bachchan's father Harivansh Rai Bachchan was an Indian poet of the Nayi Kavita literary movement of early 20th century Hindi literature. Besides Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat, he wrote Hindi translations of Shakespeare's Macbeth and Othello and the Bhagvad Gita.
His long lyric poem Madhushala (The House of Wine),was published in 1935, brought him legions of fans.Bachchan's work has been used in movies and music.
Some of his work include "Rang Barse", a famous Holi song from Hindi movie SILSILA(film) starring his son Amitabh Bachchan.Couplets of his work AGNEEPATH are used throughout in the movie again starring Amitabh Bachchan and later in the remake AGNEEPATH (2012 film).
Even Manna Dey sang the musical version of Madhushala. 'Koi Gata Main So Jata', a song from the movie ALaapsung by K. J.Yesudas starring his son Amitabh Bachchan
As its his birth anniversary Bachchanji's son Amitabh Bachchan wrote a heartfelt poem which touched our soul. Infact Mamta Banarjee has also wished him on social media.
Amitabh Bachchan has shared various poems of his father's on his blog.
Solemn tribute to Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Hindi poet and English professor, on his birth anniversary @SrBachchan— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 27, 2018
Solemn tribute to Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Hindi poet and English professor, on his birth anniversary @SrBachchan