Tribute to a Braveheart

I dedicate this song as a tribute to the 23 yr old girl we all came to know as Amanat, Nirabhya (Nirbhaya), Damini, Indian Braveheart who left this earth today on 29th Dec, 2012 after staging a brave 13 day fight against all odds. Sadly, in the end the beastly Injuries her tormentors unleashed on her – got the best of her. Her physical trauma is over and I’m sure her journey to the other side will be beautiful and brave.

The family and the loved ones she left behind will never hear this song, but I know that she will.

Farewell Dear Sister! May your untimely demise bring a revolution, a change to the wicked mind-set of India. May the devilish rapes stop.


Here is my rendition on Guitar of this 1975 ballad by Cliff Richard. May the sound bytes travel far far..


I’ve had many times i can tell you
Times when innocence I’d trade for company
And children saw me crying
I thought i’d had my share of that

But these miss you nights Are the longest

Midnight diamonds stud my heaven
Southward burning like the jewels that eye your place
And warm winds that embrace me
Just as surely kissed your face

Yeah these miss you nights They are the longest

How i missed you i’m not likely to tell
I’m a man and cold day light
Buys the pride i’d rather sell
All my secrets are wasted affair you know them well

Thinking of my going
How to cut the thread and leave it all behind
Looking windward for my compass
I take each day as it arrives

But these miss you nights Are the longest

Lay down all thought of your surrender
It’s only me who’s killing time
Play down all dreams and themes once remembered
It’s just the same this miss you game

Yeah these miss you nights Are the longest..

Image courtesy: NDTV
Dedicated to Jyoti Singh Pandey (braveheart and daughter of Mr. Badri Singh Pandey)

Comments So Far..
  • raju 29 July, 2014 at 1:18 am

    I hope one day your voice would go through the deaf ears and stone hearts of india’s law makers. Great tribute in very peaceful voice..Thank you for sharing with us….

  • Raju 28 August, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Did we got justice for Damini, after loosing another innocent daughter or justice is still in air?

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