Recently recovered from Coronavirus, Actor Amitabh Bachchan had wrongly credited a poem that was actually written by lyricist and poet Prasoon Joshi in his father poet HarivanshRai Bachchan’s name . He issued an apology for the error.
Few days back, he took to twitter and shared a motivational poem and it was credited toi his father as its author. But , a day later, he wrote in a tweet,’ CORRECTION : Kal T-3617 pe jo kavita chhapi thi, uske lekhak babuji nahi hai. Woh galat tha. Uski rachna kavi Prasoon Joshi ne ki hai. Iske liye main kshama prarthi hoon (Yesterday, the poem posted by me on T-3617 was not written by my father. That was incorrect. The poem was written by Prasoon Joshi. I apologise for the error). And added the full poem and rightfully credited it to Prasson Joshi
The wrongly accredited poem was posted with a doctored picture of himself kicking (literally) the coronavirus as his son Abhishek Bachchan looked on. The poem, read,’Dhanush utha, prahaar kar, Tu sabse pehle vaar kar, Agni si dhadhak-dhadhak, Hiran si sajag sajag, Sinh si dahaad kar, Ruke na tu thake na tu, Jhuke na tu thame na tu (Pick up the bow and strike, Be the one to strike first, Flare up like the fire, Be alert like the deer, Roar like the lion, Don’t stop, don’t get tired, Don’t bow down, don’t stop).”