Deafening sounds of bullets
Pandemonium prevailed at
Tirunelveli Station’s bustling melee
The blood-soaked body of District Collector, Robert Ashe
Was lying in a pool of blood
On the railcar’s floor
Before the English Army arrested him
Vanchi Iyer shot himself dead.
Vanchi did the great task of awakening India
To fight against the British Rule
To gain freedom.
O! Citizens of India!
Be a social revolutionary
Like Vanchi Iyer
And fight against the tyranny of injustice.
Start a social revolution
To uplift the lot of the poor and the deprived;
To taste the fruit of
Liberty, equality and fraternity.