More than a half a century after tinseltown immortalised Bareilly as the place where actress Sadhna had lost her “jhumka” in the 1966 classic ‘Mera Saya’ — remember the iconic song ‘Jhumka Gira Re, Bareilly Ke Baazar Mein’ — the city finally got back its revered earring in the form of a 272-kilo jhumka made of brass and colourful stones, perched atop a 14-ft-high pole.
Installed on Lucknow-Delhi highway on Saturday, just at the entry of Bareilly, the jhumka decorated with the city’s famous ‘zari’ embroidery is hard to miss. The Paraskheda Chauraha, where it is now located, has now also been renamed as “Jhumka Tiraha”.
“Today, Bareilly found its “jhumka”. Now, we can finally announce that the case of lost jhumka has been solved with a closure report,” said an ecstatic Rajesh Pandey, the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Bareilly Range, who even took to Facebook to announce the city’s new attraction.
On Saturday, as the famous “jhumka” was unveiled, students of local schools sang on the song that was composed by Madan Mohan and sung by Asha Bhosle in “Mera Saya”.
Read more of this in a report by Avneesh Mishra published in The Indian Express... (Link given below)