India : Asha Chand’s Letter to Doordarshan – Don’t erase Sindhi from consciousness

Asha Chand’s Letter to Doordarshan On — Mile Sur Mera Tumhara issue

Asha Chand

As most of you know, there was yet another attempt to belittle the Sindhi community recently. This time, by conveniently scraping the Sindhi line in the new revised and modern version of Mile Sur Mera Tumhara

Lot of efforts are being made to bring back the Sindhi line in the above, but the entire community needs to take this as a personal project. Send emails to the producer of the song, Kailash Surendranath,

Respect yourself. Respect your identity. Promote Sindhi

For those keen on knowing the entire background… Read on

31 Jan -2010

Asha Chand’s Letter to Doordarshan On — Mile Sur Mera Tumhara issue

Sindhi community stands severely shocked and distressed to see the Doordarshan has removed the Sindhi line from the song “ Miley Sur Mera Tumhara, to sur bane Hamara” which was in the original version of the song. This song was played on many channels on 26th January 2010.

Sindhis form an integral part of India . Truthfully speaking Sindhi community probably made the largest sacrifice during the independence by giving full of their land, whereas communities like Bangalis, Punjabis gave part of the land & therefore Sindhis who have contributed richly to India , feel that their contribution has been discounted by this unfortunate event. Hence we write this and urge you to please take remedial steps immediately to re-instate the Sindhi line in the song & promote the original version of the song.

Pls respond and let me know why this has happened.

Asha Chand


04 Feb 2010

We received a written reply from Doordarshan that though the original Mile Sur Mera Tumhara was produced by Doordarshan, they have nothing to do with the revised version

05 Feb 2010

The following article appeared in the newspaper DNA but there is no official statement to be seen elsewhere

Don’t erase Sindhi from consciousness

It’s shocking to know that the Sindhi community has been excluded from the song Phir Mile Sur.

The original version had cricketer Narendra Hirwani reciting a few lines in Sindhi dialect. The video is being seen as a deliberate attempt to belittle the community and remove its identity from the face of the nation. “Prior to this, there was a call to remove the mention of Sindh from our national anthem which was prevented after much agitation. This is the second assault on our community that we ought to question and seek a response from the makers of the video,” Harish Vasandhani, secretary of Sindhi Youth Mandal. But it is heartening to note that production house Kailash Picture Company has taken note of the grievance and assured to rectify the error at the earliest. “We are planning to re-shoot portions that should have been a part of the video. We are already also planning to include the lyrics along with a video representation,” said director of the video Kailash Surendranath said.

— Barkha Khushalani

Full Story can be found at:


We do not know if Kailash Surendranath will ever produce the revised version which will include the Sindhi version. All of us must write to him at, asking when he will do the necessary reshoot and release with Sindhi version included.

Kailash Surendranath

One thought on “India : Asha Chand’s Letter to Doordarshan – Don’t erase Sindhi from consciousness”

  1. namastay didi maan aahyan sohrab soomro awhan saan milan tho chahyan awhan saan ghad filman ain draman main kam karan tho chahyan awhan moon khay ditho ta zaruur hoondo ktn te ya hin waqt awaz tv te plz help karyo.

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