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Story Behind the regimental song of ASSAM REGIMENT – Badluram ka badan

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Have you heard the regimental song of Assam Regiment – Badluram ka badan ?

After every ‘Kasam Parade’ during the passing out ceremony at the regimental centre – Shillong, the new recruits sing and dance to this song.

Do you wish to know the story behind the song ? Read on :

LYRICS OF THE SONGS ARE :

Ek khubsurat ladki thi, Usko

Usko dekh ke rifleman,

Chindi kheechna bhul Gaya,

Havildar major dekh liya,

Usko pithoo lagaya, Badluram

Badluram ek sipahi tha,

Japan war me mar gaya,

Quarter master smart tha,

Usne ration nikala

Badluram ka badan zameen ka neeche hai,

Badluram ka badan zameen ka neeche hai,

Badluram ka badan zameen ka neeche hai,

Toh humey uska ration milta hai Shabaash,

hallelujah Shabaash, hallelujah

So the story is that Assam Regiment was fighting WORLD WAR II in Japan. India was still under British rule then. Badluram, a sepoy, was martryred during the war. Every soldier was entitled to ration (food supplies). The Quarter Master was supposed to report deaths of the soldiers to the authorities so that the ration for the martyred soldier could be stopped. But his Quarter Master did not remove his name from the list and continued to take rations on his name. Some say he forgot to remove the name. Others claim that this was his smart move. So they had surplus food supplies as badluram’s rations still kept coming. During the war, when Japanese Army surrounded them and cut off their supplies, this ration taken out on BADLURAM’s name helped the soldiers survive.
So this song is dedicated to him as rations on his name helped his comrades survive!!

TAGRA RAHO!

Some Facts And info about the Assam Regiment of Indian Army :
  1. The Regimental Center is situated at Happy Valley, Shillong, Meghalaya. The regiment’s emblem is the rhino, which is worn on the berets and belts that the soldiers (the self-named “Rhinos”) wear. The regimental salutation of “tagra raho” (“stay strong/fit”) is unique in the Indian Army.
  2. The Assam Regiment has the unique distinction of winning six battle honours and theatre honour of Myanmar during the Second World War and also had the distinction of winning Battle honour of Chhamb and theatre honour of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947-48 and again in 1971.
  3. After Independence, the Assam Regiment has participated in all the wars India has fought against Pakistan and against China. The soldiers of the regiment were also inducted in the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in Sri Lanka and UN Peace Keeping Force in Cambodia.
  4. Three battalions of the regiment also acquitted themselves admirably at Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield of the world.
  5.  Awards for bravery :

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