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Gandhi Jayanti: Top five songs to remember Bapuji!

Mahatma Gandhi loved this bhajan so much that it was part of his daily prayer meetings. This bhajan and its message, written by 15th century poet Narsinh Mehta, has stood the test of time and continues to be sung and heard centuries later.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 October 2015, 02:21:50 PM
Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye

Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye

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This Bhajan was very close to Mahatma Gandhi and it was part of his daily prayer meetings. This bhajan and its message, written by 15th century poet Narsinh Mehta.
Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram

Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram

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'Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’, popularly referred to as Ram Dhun, is an excerpt from Sri Nama Ramayanam by Lakshmanacharya. The song was very close Bapu.
Gun Dham Hamare Gandhi Ji

Gun Dham Hamare Gandhi Ji

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SD Burman recorded two songs ‘Gun Dham Hamare Gandhi Ji’ and ‘Sab Desh Ki Janta Tumhe Ro Ro Ke Pukare’, when Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.
Suno Suno Aye Duniyawalo Bapu Ki Yeh Amar Kahani

Suno Suno Aye Duniyawalo Bapu Ki Yeh Amar Kahani

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“Suno Suno…” was released in 1948 as an homage to Mahatma Gandhi a week after he was assassinated.
Sabarmati Ke Sant Tune Kare Diya Kamal (Jagriti, 1954)

Sabarmati Ke Sant Tune Kare Diya Kamal (Jagriti, 1954)

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This is one of the most popular tribute to Mahatma Gandhi from Hindi films. Here Hemant Kumar cleverly merged a simple, bhajan-like tune with refrains of ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’ and Asha Bhosle effectively rendered it with no frills.