KANCHI MAHA SWAMI
Midnapur is a part of Bengal,
A center for groups of people
Who were fighting for freedom
From British rule at that time.
Many young college students,
Were thrown into the prisons,
For their anti-Govt activities,
During their freedom struggles.
Curfew was there at some places,
But in favor of Maha Swami
It was relaxed for the days
Of his stay, as a special case.
Some freedom fighters in prison,
To see him wanted permission
From the then British warden,
Who gave it with a condition.
“That by 6 PM they must return,
And if someone tried to run,
He will that moment be shot down,”
These were the severe conditions.
As Maha Swami was taking rest.
He came to the meeting hall late.
The prisoners were taken back,
Without meeting before 6 o’clock.
When he came back from rest,
He heard and felt sorry for it,
And sent word for their return
As he was available there then.
They all once again came,
And prayed him for freedom
Of India and its subjects
From the foreigners’ shackles.
On their love for the country,
He told them that he was happy,
And gave them all his blessings,
For the success of their demands.
No doubt, all the people around,
Watching the prisoners were touched,
By their continuous struggle for freedom
Inside the prisons which confined them.