The requisite amount of impotent fuss has been made by ignorant liberals over the apparent removal of the hymn Abide with Me from the Beating Retreat ceremony. Good. I too love that tune dearly and especially the way the Indian Army has rendered it over the years. If at all it is replaced I hope it’s by Vaishnava Janato.
According to the Gandhi Sevashram, Abide with Me was not quite his favourite hymn. That honour went to two other hymns.
It was introduced only in 1955 by two middle level officers of the Indian army, Brigadier Bewoor, who went on
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