Qadam Qadam Badaye Ja
|"Qadam qadam badhaye ja"|
|Composer(s)||Ram Singh Thakur|
Qadam Qadam Badhaye Ja (Hindi: क़दम क़दम बढ़ाये जा) was the regimental quick march of the Subhas Chandra Bose's Indian National Army. Written by Pt. Vanshidhar Shukla. Composed by Ram Singh Thakuri, it was banned in India after World War II as "seditious", which was subsequently lifted in August 1947. The song has since become a patriotic song in India, and has been re-interpreted by various Indian musicians including C. Ramachandra and A.R. Rahman. The song is currently the regimental quickmarch of the Indian Army.
|Devnagari script||Romanised Hindi||Translation (Approximate)|
क़दम क़दम बढ़ाये जा
Qadam Qadam baṛāē jā
Keep stepping forward
More Poetic lyrics(not official)
March,March on forward
With pleasure-songs onward.
Life belongs to the land.
You Better die than Backward.(Refrain)
Indian tigers, spring ahead
Save thy nation than thy head.
Striking terror among enemies
To thee is feather-bed.
Thy valor is again free
Thy Almighty graces thee.
Thy Enemy at the front
Sinks down on his knee.
"To Delhi" be thy Battle Cry,
hoisting thy standard high.
Fluttering atop the Lalquila
Let it fly, let it fly.
- A tribute to the legendary composer of National Anthem
- Rahman's tunes bring Bose back
- (Kadam Kadam Bhadaye Jaa .. (Every Step, Forward..)) Band of INA
- Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Indian war of independence, Satish Chandra Maikap, pp. 352, Punascha, 1998, OCLC 39292599, ... I. N. A. Marching Song Qadam qadam bar'haye ja ...
- Reflections And Reminiscences Of Police Officers, Sankar Sen, pp. 90, Concept Publishing Company, 2006, ISBN 9788180692369.
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