Songs by Phagu Ram Yadav – the leading singer-song writer of the Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha movement

May 14, 2015

The leading singer song-writer of the Chattisgarh Mukti Morcha movement, Phagu Ram Yadav breathed his last on May 6, 2015. He worked as a transport laborer in the iron mines.

Message from documentary film maker Ajay T G:

The people’s voices of Chhattisgarh won’t be SILENT, Comrade Phagu Ram Yadav is still singing.

Dear Friends,

Let us please observe silence for a moment to remember Comrade Phagu Ram Yadav. Comrade Phagu Ram sang for at least 39 years of his 68 years; he sang to keep alive the mine workers movement in Dalli Rajhara. Inspired by Gadar, he became the people’s poet of Chhattisgarh. He has now gone to sleep, needing a rest after long hard work keeping us awake and making us aware about our rights. Now it is his turn to rest while we stay awake and aware.

Ajay

Songs by Phagu Ram Yadav, part of Sanhati’s CMM archives:

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Lyrics by Phagu Ram Yadav (source: Nilanjan Dutta)

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