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Bulbul aa tu bhi gaa

Posted on: July 13, 2014


This article is written by Nitin Shah, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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I have known Bharatbhai since more than one year through our blog. I met him at his Andheri residence on his last but one birthday. From the teleph Ione conversation with him, I was looking forward to a youngish person but he turned out to be quite a senior person but with a straight back, sprightly gait and a young voice.

During my visit he proudly showed me his great collection of rare songs of every genre stored in few hard disks of terabytes. In future he may need petabytes or even exabytes disks!!!

He has recordings of his songs mostly classical and semi-classical as he had training in Classical Music from his Guru Pandit Bhismadev Vediji. Naturally he is a good harmonium player.

He was born in Bansda, a princely state in Gujarat on March 19th 1933. (home town of MD Jaikishan) his father being the State Civil Engineer.
He studied in Bansda, Kim, Bharuch, Mandvi and matriculated from Mumbai.

He did his Sound Engineering from Xavier College, Mumbai.

In Famous Cine Lab he worked in various departments with distinction, viz, Sound Recording, Cinematography, Editing, Music Recording Studio of SJ and Black & White film processing.

He joined India’s first colour laboratory Filmcenter (Gevacolour Processing). Later he joined Tata Institute of Fundamental Research(TIFR) where he started and headed the Photography section till his retirement after forty years. They were the best years of his life as he had the chance to learn and expand his knowledge in the in a very fruitful and productive way.

He married his girl friend against opposition from his traditional family which ultimately gave in. By the time he retired all his three sons were well educated, married and settled with good jobs.

With the demise of his dear wife, he had a major change in his life. He decided to immigrate to US and stayed with his eldest son. He engrossed himself in professional Video and Photography and had a very busy and fruitful eighteen years. But it was Music that kept him alive after the tragedy. Now his entire spare time is dedicated to music and music only.

He started serious music training under Guru Pandit Sumanji Ghosh in US and has continued in Mumbai. His interest, from the very beginning is of Classical vocal music, Geet/Ghazals and film songs from the golden period.

After re-retirement from working in US, he is now in India with his second son and is fully engrossed in music. Since his close family members are scattered in US and Europe, he travels a lot to be with them, but his music travels with him all the time on his Laptop and several external hard drives.

Surjit Singhji eulogizes him in his blog ‘Hindi Movies-Film Songs’

Bharat Upadhyay: Music lover and Collector – Surjit Singh

When I was at TIFR, there used to be a listening session at lunchtime. It was in a lecture room. Lights were dimmed and songs from records were played. My friends and I borrowed the records and transferred the songs on audio tape to listen on our rickety tape recorders! Bharat Upadhyay was the presenter of that program.

He is a Qualified Sound Engineer and was in the film industry for a brief period. He joined Tata Institute of Fundamental Research as the Head of the Photography Section, as photography was his hobby. He worked there for 40 years till his retirement.

After that he was in USA for 18 years working in the field of photography and video editing. He is one of those lucky persons whose avocation became his vocation and vocation became an avocation. Now doubly retired, his entire time is spent on Music, Music and Music.

He is a known collector of a huge collection of old film music (up to 1970s only), Vocal and Instrumental Classical music and the entire Ghazals genre. He has given several programs about old film songs and quizzes on the radio as well as private organizations in Houston, TX.

In Mumbai he gives such programs at ‘Sargam’, where members of similar taste in music gather for about three to four times a month.

Here is a song from “Shahanshah Baabar” (1944) in honour of our beloved Mr Bharat Upadhyay. The song is sung by Khursheed. Pt Indra Chandra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Khemchand Prakash.


Song-Bulbul aa tu bhi ga (Shahanshah Baabar)(1944) Singer-Khursheed, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, MD-Khemchand Prakash
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Nitin Shah)

Bulbul aa
tu bhi gaa
bulbul aa
tu bhi gaa
pyaar ke gaane main gaaun
tu bhi gaa
pyaar ke gaane main gaaun
tu bhi gaa

saaz bhara hai galey miley re
saaz bhara hai galey miley re
soz bhara hai dil mein mere
soz bhara hai dil mein mere
gaa gaa ke tu ji behlaaye
main kya karoon tu bataa
gaa gaa ke tu ji behlaaye
main kya karoon tu bataa
tu bataa
bulbul aa
aa aa aa aa aa
tu bataa
bulbul aa
aa aa aa aa aa
pyaar ke gaane main gaaun
tu bhi gaa
pyaar ke gaane main gaaun
tu bhi gaa
bulbul aa
tu bhi gaa
bulbul aa
tu bhi gaa
pyaar ke gaane main gaaun
tu bhi gaa
pyaar ke gaane main gaaun
tu bhi gaa

jab pyaar dil mein aataa
jab pyaar dil mein aataa
to qaraar dil se jaataa
to qaraar dil se jaataa
sharmaana
jhunjhlaana
ghabraana
sharmaana
jhunjhlaana
ghabraana
ek raaz ke laakh bahaane
phir bhi naa rahe chhupaa
ek raaz ke laakh bahaane
phir bhi naa rahe chhupaa
naa chhupaa
bulbul aa
aa aa aa aa aa
naa chhupaa
bulbul aa
aa aa aa aa aa
pyaar ke gaane main gaaun
tu bhi gaa
pyaar ke gaane main gaaun
tu bhi gaa
bulbul aa
tu bhi gaa
bulbul aa
tu bhi gaa
pyaar ke gaane main gaaun
tu bhi gaa
pyaar ke gaane main gaaun
tu bhi gaa

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9 Responses to "Bulbul aa tu bhi gaa"

@ Shah Saheb – thanks for this post and introducing us about life and works of Shri.Bharat Bhai Sir. i feel fortunate and blessed to have read his posts and listen to the beautiful classical songs he shared to us. I Salute to Shri. Bharat Sir and my all very best wishes to him.
Thanks!

Nitin ji,

Thanks for a very intimate and informative introduction to Bharat
Upadhyaya ji. From his writings,selection of songs and presentations,his intense love for classical music was evident.

After reading informations about some of our contributors,it seems amazing how music can bind a variety of people together.
I had known about Bharat ji,through a comment from Dr. Surjit singh ji,on Facebook…as follows

” Surjit Singh : When I was at TIFR (1975-76), Sound Engineer Bharat Upadhyay used to run record library and play LPs thrice a week during lunch-time in the lecture theater. When he played Film Hits from the 40s volumes I and II, I underwent what physicists call a phase transition or in Higgs language, I had my symmetry broken and I went from being in a false vacuum to my true ground state ”

Then I read what he wrote about Bharat ji,as mentioned above, and I was floored with Bharat ji’s committment,love and devotion to music. My guess is,he must be in his 70,considering his past events. To maintain such energy after a hectic life spent,one needs equal inner force to match the activities.

We are really fortunate to be amongst such music lovers,thanks to
ATUL JI.

-AD

He is 82 years young.

Astounding !

That also means,we have contributors from 17 years to 82 years young !
Amazing !!

A few days before we came to know about a 17 years veteran and now we are introduced to an 82 years youngster. Thanks Nitin ji.
Namaskar Bharat ji. We wish you a long, healthy and peaceful life.

Nitinbhai,
You are lucky one to meet Bharatbhai in person. As you know, currently he is enjoying his USA tour meeting his family and friends. I was fortunate to talk to him on the phone. During our one hour long conversation, I got to know him, his career, his love for HFM, his stay in USA and using his idle time constructively by learning classical music at that age and using his photography skill as a profession. He did send me two songs in his voice, a bhajan of Ambe maa in Gujarati and a Noorjehan song. At the age of 82, he sounds so fresh!

Bharatbhai,
I am eagerly waiting for your possible visit to LA area in Nov/Dec. And yes, as you had introduced your family in Austin, TX, I could meet your daughter-in-law during my visit there while attending the inauguration of their new Chinmaya Mission Center.
Pranam
Khyati

Bharat is an institution ihmself going by the introduction. I consider myself fortunate to be reading articles and songs posted by him.
Thank you very Atulji for making this possible.

It is really a matter of happiness and pride to know person like Mr Bharat.i am myself, a mad, listener of old hindi film songs,but was reluctant to talk about film songs with any body as such sharing may not be leaving a good impression about myself.However this platform gives me opportunity to express my views on songs with a pride.i am a new supporter of this platform and want to know if non film songs are also discussed here.There are huge number of non film songs that are great to listen eg Hemant song “ashk aankhon se rawaan, Mukesh song “Jiyenge magar and perhaps an unknown AIR Delhi singer Vidya Nath Seth’s song Aankhon ko ashkbar, and my favourite song by N.L.Puri composed by OP Nayyar and written by his wife Mohini Nayyar “Punarjanam mein miloongi balam and other immortals from Talat, Rafi etc

Also if it is possible to get phone numbers of the contributor as I have given so that a direct phone conversation can take place to bring a personal touch with music lovers.

Ashok Mehta, New Delhi
8447770133.

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