Posted on Facebook on Jan 4th 2018. After a very long time attempted to write a Kannada poem based on a demand from my nephew. For those who don't understand Kannada, find below the English version and a rough translation. Thanks to Rekha Anoop for the motivation and handwriting. Dedicated to all such friends. O nanna gelaya, O nanna gelaya Helale ondu andhadha vishaya Thayi, thande, guru, deva, idhalla namma vidhi Ninnathah gelaya sikkare, nanage adhe nidhi Nammibbharadhu berey dharma, berey jathi, berey bashe Namagilla yavudhe bhedhabhava, idhalla bari tamashe Ninnathah gelaya yellarigu sigali Namma E sneha yendhedhigu erali Rough translation ( please excuse mistakes) O my friend, O my friend Shall I tell you something beautiful? Mother, Father, Guru, God, all these are our fate Get a friend like you, that is my treasure We both have different religion, different caste, different language
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