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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

It occurs to me today that. . we are today reaching that point in time when this world has been bereft of Rafi Sb’s physical presence now, for almost that duration of time that this world was blessed and more complete with his presence as a singer known to the listeners. For an active career that lasted about three and a half decades, it is now about the same amount of time that he has not been with us. And his legacy grows stronger.

Remembering Rafi Sb on the anniversary of his passing away today (31st July).

Starting with mid 1940s, the formlessness of his voice provided the substance and the life breath to many generations of artists and actors till the fateful day in 1980 when he passed from this world, quiet unexpectedly and very much in the prime of his art. Barely fifty five years of age, it was not be that he would spend more time on this earth with us. A duration of life in which he bequeathed approximately five thousand gems of his voice that are a treasure that is peerless in ways more than one.

Rafi Sb is so well known for his art. But in the industry, and in society, he is equally well known for his heart. And probably more so. A person for whom human values were paramount, a person whose kindness and empathy is now a legend. And not just in his line of work – there are so many people, especially music directors of the lower rungs in the industry, who narrate incidents wherein Rafi Sb recorded songs for their music, free or for very very nominal amounts. It is true for his life, across all spheres of interaction. This day, 34 years ago, it was about 9 am when he felt uneasiness and slight pain in his chest. It was decided to take him to the hospital. His children have stated – one of the last things he communicated to his wife was, please make sure that no one ever leaves empty handed from the door of the Rafi household. A short communication that summarizes the life and personality of this great artist and even a greater human being.

In our belief system, it is said that the sound is forever. It never dies; just dissipates into the wider space and exists. The voice of Rafi Sb is a beacon that will shine for generations to come. My intuition is, as the waves rise and they fall, as the seasons change and cycle back, the music from the golden era of Hindi films will regain its old glory and new popularity.

It has to. Gold never goes out of fashion.

In memory, I present today a very lovely and endearing non film song sung by Rafi Sb. As I tried to check for the details of this song, the only one place I found some details is the giant excel file that has been compiled by Muveen Bhai. As per this source, this song is both written and composed by Shyam Sharma, a name I am not too familiar with. I checked our blog and find his name mentioned as the music director for another NFS song by Suman Kalyanpur – “Nand Nandan Bilmaai, Badraa Ne Gheri Maai Maai Ri” (http://atulsongaday.me/2013/01/28/nand-nandan-bilmaai/).

Although it does not contain any direct references, this song is also in the Radha-Krsna tradition. It is the time after He has left for Mathura, and Radha ji is waiting and pining, for he has promised that he will be back in ‘two days’. The words are exquisite;

vyaakul jiyaraa, jaise diyaraa

my restless, impatient heart
is like the burning lamp

nainon ke panghat par palchhin
ansuwan haar piroti birhan

at the wellspring of these eyes
sitting and waiting in sadness
stringing garlands
from the pearls of my tears

As I listened again today, to this wonderful memory of radio days, for the first time the meaning of the phrase ‘ansuwan haar’ literally ‘a garland of tears’, struck me like lightning. As she waits, her eyes are flowing so much that the neck and chest are all moist with tears. And that is where a garland rests, in the neck and on the chest. I am so taken in by the analogy. I had heard this in many other songs also earlier, but never caught on to this significant connect.

A lovely song, that is so lovingly rendered by Rafi Sb. A song that continues to play softly in the mind even after it is over. We know that the travelers of hereafter do never return. But still, “. . .teri baat nihaaren”.


Song-Paagal naina sagri raina teri baat nihaare (Rafi NFS)(1960) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shyam Sharma, MD-Shyam Sharma

Lyrics

aaaa aaaaa aaaaa
paagal nainaa. . .
paagal nainaa
sagri rainaa
teri baat nihaare
nihaare ae
paagal nainaa
sagri rainaa
aa ja re nirmohi ab to
soone mann ke dwaare. . ae ae ae
paagal nainaa
sagri rainaa

sharad suhaavan
agan lagaaye
pran papihaa
ratan lagaaye
vyaakul jiyaraa
jaise diyaraa
jal kar aap jalaa re
jal kar aap jalaa re ae ae
paagal nainaa
sagri rainaa

nainon ke panghat par palchhin
ansuwan haar piroti birhan
tujh bin tarse
manwaa tadpe
nis din saanjh sakhaare
nis din saanjh sakhaare . . ae ae
paagal nainaa
sagri rainaa
teri baat nihaare
nihaare ae
paagal nainaa
sagri rainaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
—————————————

आss आsss आs आs
पागल नैना
पागल नैना
सगरी रैना
तेरी बाट निहारे
निहारे ए
पागल नैना
सगरी रैना
आ जा रे निर्मोही अब तो
सूने मन के द्वारे ॰ ॰ ए ए
पागल नैना
सगरी रैना

शरद सुहावन
अगन लगाए
प्राण पपीहा
रटन लगाए
व्याकुल जियरा
जैसे दियरा
जल कर आप जला रे
जल कर आप जला रे॰ ॰ ए ए
पागल नैना
सगरी रैना

नैनों के पनघट पर पल छि्न
अंसुवन हार पिरोती बिरहन
तुझ बिन तरसे
मनवा तड़पे
निस दिन साँझ सकारे
निस दिन साँझ सकारे ॰ ॰ ए ए
पागल नैना
सगरी रैना
तेरी बाट निहारे
निहारे ए
पागल नैना
सगरी रैना

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This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Remembering Rafi Sb today, on his anniversary of birth.

A voice like his, and a persona like him, has been a very unique and a very different presence in the film industry. Sadanand ji wrote in his write up earlier today, about Rafi Sb’s ability to so absolutely match his voice with the personality of the on screen performer, that the viewer would forget that it is a different voice in the playback, and would simply see and hear the on screen person. This ability of his, was a natural gift that was born from the personality that he was.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

After the eid song with “E” with Lata Mangeshkar and Rafi Sahab, let us move on to ‘F’. Easier said than done as my troubles start here, there being very few song starting with this alphabet. And among those few a good percentage of songs are already posted, like ‘ fariyaad na karna haay kahin fariyaad na karna ‘, ‘falsafa pyaar ka tum kya jaano’, ‘falak bola zameen boli’ etc.
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This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Today is the 15th of August ֠a date that has a very special meaning and significance for all Indians, wherever they may be in this world. For it was on the 15th of August 1947 that India got its independence from British rule.
This date is therefore understandably celebrated by Indians. It is a national holiday in the country too.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

I have been going through the biographies and profiles of some of the well known Urdu poets – Mirza Ghalib, Ibrahim Zauq, Mir Taqi Mir, Daagh Dehlvi, Majaz Lucknawi, Firaq Gorakhpuri, Josh Malihabadi, Jigar Moradabadi etc. Most of them had faced prolonged pains and sufferings due to certain events that had happened in their lives. It is said that shaayars’ personal pains and sufferings bring the best shaayaris as these are born out of their first hand experiences. The lovers of ghazals still remember the poignant and melancholic ghazals of Ghalib, Mir, Firaq, Jigar etc.
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This article is wtitten by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

It is such a frustrating exercise to get information on a poet-lyricist whom I admire for his light romantic and neo-devotional lyrics of Hindi non-filmy songs. Yes, many connoisseurs of Hindi NFSs may have correctly guessed him as Madhukar Rajasthani. I got familiar with his name only because of Vividh Bharati. It is surprising that not much information about him is available on the internet or in any other published materials. There was a time when at least one of the songs written by him used to be played in an early morning programme of devotional songs or in the afternoon programme of sugam sangeet (light semi-classical songs).
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

If I were to ask the question ‘what was the common between Shailendra, Jaan Nisar Akhtar and Nyay Sharma’, the obvious answer is that they were lyricists for Hindi film songs during the golden era of Hindi film music. There is one more commonality between them. All of them tried their hands in producing a Hindi film in the 1960s which resulted in great financial strains on them from which they did not fully recover. In fact, after the release of their films, their careers as lyricist was on the downhill and in case of Shailendra, it ended with his untimely death.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Recently, I listened to a song ‘is dil se teri yaad bhulaayi nahi jaati’ on YT sung by Mohammed Rafi. The song sounded familiar to me. My first impression was that this song was from an old film. But the uploader of the audio clip mentioned that it was a NFS composed by Hansraj Bahl. I never knew that Mohammed Rafi had sung any NFS under the baton of Hansraj Bahl. One of the regulars on YT whom I consider to be fairly reliable has mentioned that this song was written by Rajinder Krishan as he had heard his name being mentioned by the announcer on Radio Ceylon while playing this song. Since the composition as well as rendition of this song gave me an impression of a filmy song, I searched for other audio clips of the same song and got my hand on an audio clip where the uploader had claimed that the song was from the film ‘Kaneez’ (1949). The film had two music director – Ghulam Haider and Hansraj Bahl and the song was accredited by the uploader to Ghulam Haider-Hansraj Bahl.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Khayyam is one of the music directors of Hindi film industry who made a significant contribution in propagating the NFSs. By his own admission, he had started declining most of the offers for Hindi films’ music direction during late 50s and early 60s as he did not feel comfortable in working in such films in which interference of producers and distributors in music direction had become the order of the day. It was during this period that he devoted his time and energy in composing some of the finest NFSs especially with Talat Mehmood and Mohammed Rafi.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Welcome all to the 7400th offering on this blog, which in my opinion should now be renamed as Atul-Six-Songs-a-Day (or maybe Atul-Six-Pack :) :).)

The last century milestone bade a goodbye to 2012, which turned out to be a marvelous year, as far as the accomplishments of this blog and its contributors are concerned. And then, moving on, we are now at the next century milestone, yet once again. A mite longer than regular, this century took twenty four days to arrive, far above the normal rate of one century every sixteen or eighteen days. In the interim, there were some days of travel that took time out of Atul ji’s schedule. But no matter, the interest and participation in the blog continues unabated, with unflagging enthusiasm. And that, dear friends, is the most heartening feature of this blog.
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