On World Oceans Day, Let’s Hear Sawan Dutta’s ‘Dirty Beach’ Again

Sawan Dutta is back, this time for a good cause.

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On World Oceans Day, Let’s Hear Sawan Dutta’s ‘Dirty Beach’ Again

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Remember Bengali rapping sensation Sawan Dutta of Macher Jhol fame?

She is back with another catchy tune called Dirty Beach in her inimitable style (and baffling accent). The story of a young lawyer in Mumbai named Afroz Khan, and how he started the world’s largest beach clean-up drive at Versova beach with nothing but a motley crew of volunteers.

He managed to remove 5,000 tonnes of plastic from the clogged beach in just 80 weeks, and makes a guest appearance in the video.


Afroz was awarded Champions of the Earth, 2016, which is the United Nations’ highest environmental honour. The clean up drive is on and needs more volunteers.

(This article has been republished from The Quint’s archives on the occasion of World Oceans Day. It was first published on 24 May 2017.)

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