Today is Friendship day like so many other “days” imposed on us by West shall I say. A day when we wish and Thank people whom we call “Friends” and  in today’s world it can be a huge list with a lot of categories as well for reference you can read Adesh‘s post.

I am attaching a beautiful song by Sumon(now rechristened himself as Kobir Sumon) a very popular Bengali singer who revolutionized the Bengali modern songs and now is a MP from my neighboring constituency back in my hometown. Actually we grew up listening and idolizing his songs. The song’s called “hatat rastay” which literally means “suddenly on the road”.

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Here’s the lyrics :

Hatat Rastai Office oncholey
hariye jawa mukh chomke diye bole
bondhu ki khobor bol
koto din dekha hoyni – 2

purono dokane bigoto adday
bigoto jogda bigoto thatay
bondhu ki khobor bol
koto din dekha hoyni

Hatat Rastai Office oncholey
hariye jawa mukh chomke diye bole
bondhu ki khobor bol
koto din dekha hoyni
koto din dekha hoyni

Dola dolir din gola golir din -2
hatat okarone hense othar din
bondhu ki khobor bol
koto din dekha hoyni

harano letti harano lattu
somoy chole jay beyara tattu
bondhu harano letti harano lattu
somoy chole jay beyara tattu
bondhu ki khobor bol
koto din dekha hoyni

somoy chole geche ebong cholche
cholti jiboner golpo bolche -2
palte geli tui amio palte
giyechi majh pothe hante hante
bondhu ki khobor bol
koto din dekha hoyni

Hatat Rastai Office oncholey
hariye jawa mukh chomke diye bole
bondhu ki khobor bol
koto din dekha hoyni
koto din dekha hoyni

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which roughly translates to :

Suddenly on the road in office area
Long lost face startled to say
Friend how are you
haven’t met for so long

In the old shop in the past discussion
past fights past jokes
Friend how are you
haven’t met for so long

Suddenly on the road in office area
Long lost face startled to say
Friend how are you
haven’t met for so long
haven’t met for so long

days of teaming up days of walking hand in hand
days of laughing out suddenly without any reason
Friend how are you
haven’t met for so long

long lost toy “Top” long lost “Top string”
time passes like a unruly horse
Friend long lost toy “Top” long lost “Top string”
time passes like a unruly horse
Friend how are you
haven’t met for so long

time has passed and is passing
narrating everyday story of life
You have changed so have I
in the midway while walking together
Friend how are you
haven’t met for so long

Suddenly on the road in office area
Long lost face startled to say
Friend how are you
haven’t met for so long
haven’t met for so long

I have just done the literal translation but couldnot translate the soul of the song as I am incapable of it.

This song is for those long lost “Friends” in this digital age, “Friends” whom I long to meet some day “suddenly on the road” and say “How are you friend haven’t met for so long”.

HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY TO ALL OF YOU !!!

Heres the song if you want to listen:


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