Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs


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“Mohar”(1959) was directed by Jairaj for Black and White Movies Productions, Bombay. The movie had Shammi Kapoor, Geeta Bali,Bhagwan, Lalita Pawar, Tiwari, Minu Mumtaj etc in it.

Our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia, Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh had shared this fact with us that the movie was withdrawn from cinema halls within one week of its release because of some dispute between its producer and financiers. The movie was never re-released again. Therefore few people have seen this movie.

The seven songs from this movie were released on records and they are available. Four of these songs have been discussd in the blog in the past. The last song from the movie was discussed four years ago in 2012.

Here is the fifth song from “Mohar”(1959) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Madan Mohan.

From the sounds of this, this song appears to be a club dance song, perhaps picturised on Geeta Bali or Minu Mumtaz, but we may never know for sure, unless some person who has watched this movie can come up and tell us the story of this movie.


Song-Dilwaalon ki mehfil mein (Mohar)(1959) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics

dilwaalon ki mehfil mein
aa ho ja badnaam
na soch anjaam
uthha le jaa aa aa aa aa aa aam
dilwaalon ki mehfil mein

raat hai ek suraahi ee
chaand hai ik paimaana aa aa
jhoom rahe hain
taare sharaabi
aasmaan hai maikhaana
aise mein apne sar le
ek naya ilzaam
na soch anjaam
uthha le jaa aa aa aa aa aa aam
dilwaalon ki mehfil mein
aa ho ja badnaam
na soch anjaam
uthha le jaa aa aa aa aa aa aa aam
dilwaalon ki mehfil mein


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“Raam Navami”(1956) was directed by Raman B Desai for Subhag Productions, Bombay. The movie had Tiwari, Ratnamala, Nirupa Roy, Prem Adeeb, Babu Raje, Raj Kumar etc in it.

One song from this movie has been discussedin the past.

Today (6 february 2016) is the 102nd birth anniversary of Kavi Pradeep (6 february 1915-11 december 1998). Here is the second song from “Raam Navami”(1956) to appear in the blog on this occasion. The song is sung by gutso by Asha Bhonsle. Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bulo C Rani.

Only the audio of this song is available. My guess is that this song is lip synced by Nirupa Roy (playing Sita ji) in the picturisation of this song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Chali re chali main to chali re chali(Raam Navami)(1956) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Pradeep, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

chali re chali
main to chali re chali
aaj sanwaar lee prabhu ki gali ee
chali re chali
main to chali re chali

jab se yahaan aayi hoon
main khud ko gayi bhool
ye meri ayodhya hai
main yahaan ki dhool
jab se yahaan
jab se yahaan aayi hoon
main khud ko gayi bhool
ye meri ayodhya hai main yahaan ki dhool
man mein mere ae ae ae ae ae
man me mere ae
man mein mere raam ji aarti jali re
chali re chali
main to chali re chali
aaj sanwaar lee prabhu ki gali ee
chali re chali
mai to chali re chali

chal pade ye kaun se path par mere kadam
apne aap bajne lagi paayal meri chham
chal pade ye kaun se path par mere kadam
apne aap bajne lagi paayal meri chham
lag rahi hai aaj mujhe ye dagar bhali re
chali re chali
main to chali re chali
aaj sanwaar lee prabhu ki gali ee
chali re chali
main to chali re chali

koi na poochho naam mera
koi na poochho gaam
main kisi ki khoj mein phirti hoon subah shaam
koi na poochho
koi na poochho naam mera
koi na poochho gaam
main kisi ki khoj mein phirti hoon subah shaam
duniya se kya kaam mujhe
main to baawli re
chali re chali
main to chali re chali
aaj sanwaar lee prabhu ki gali ee
chali re chali
main to chali re chali


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Today (6 february 2016) is the 102nd birth anniversary of Kavi Pradeep (6 february 1915-11 december 1998).

Kavi Pradeep, an influential and much admired singer-poet of our times wore his heart in his sleeves and that was clearly noticed in the songs that he penned. This blog has a good representation of his creations, with as many as 143 songs penned by him and 21 songs sung by him already represented.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Girls School”(1949). This movie was directed by Amiya Chakraborty for Lokmanya Productions, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Bali, Sohan, Shashikala, Sajjan, Mangala, Ram Singh, Vimla Vashsisht etc in it.

The nine songs of this movie were composed by C Ramchandra (5 songs) and Anil Biswas (4 songs).

Here is the fourth song from “Girls School”(1949) to appear in the blog. It is sung by Lata. Pradeep is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Kuchh sharmaate huye aur kuchh saham saham (Girls School)(1949) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Pradeep, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics

kuchh sharmaate huye
aur kuchh saham saham
kuchh sharmaate huye
aur kuchh saham saham
naye raste pe rakha
aaj maine pehla kadam
naye raste pe rakha
aaj maine pehla kadam

jise kehte ho pyaar tum
aye duniya waalon on
jise kehte ho pyaar tum
maine khaayi hai pehli baar
aaj uski kasam
maine khayi hai pahli baar
aaj uski kasam
kuchh sharmaate huye

maine aaj unke aansu ponchh liye ae
jinki aankhen thhi dab-dabaayi hui
aaj ban gayi main kisi ki dulhan an
aaj ban gayi main kisi ki dulhan
main na jaanoon ke kab sagaai hui
main na jaanoon

mile hum chhori chhori
bandh gayi prem ki dori
mile hum chhori chhori
bandh gayi prem ki dori
ek jhonkhe mein hua bas mera sab kuch khatam
ek jhonke me hua bas mera sab kuch khatam
naye raste pe rakha aaj maine pehla kadam
kuch sharmaate huye

kitna pyara hai ae ae mohabbat ka asar(?)
kitni meethi hain pyaar ki ghaaten
main khadi hoon
zameen par lekin
karti hoon aasmaan se baaten

aaj main daanvaadol
bik gayi bina mol
aaj main daanvaadol
bik gayi bina mol
bina poochhe kisi ko maan liya maine sanam
bina poochhe kisi ko maan liya maine sanam
naye raste pe rakha aaj maine pehla kadam
kuch sharmaate huye


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“Shaadi”(1962) was directed by Krishnan Panju for Bahaar Films. The movie had Manoj Kumar, Dharmendra, Balraj Sahni, Saira Banu, Indrani Mukherji, Om Prakash, Sulochana, Raj Mehra, Manorama, Randhir, Leela Misra, Mohan Choti etc in it.

Six songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the seventh and final song from “Shaadi”(1962) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only the audio of this song is available whereas video of other songs of this movie are available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, “Shaadi”(1962) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Na jaane kahaan mera bachpan kho gaya (Shaadi)(1962) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

yahaan bhi to nahin hai
wahaan bhi to nahin hai
na jaane kahaan mera bachpan kho gaya
yahaan bhi to nahin hai
wahaan bhi to nahin hai
na jaane kahaan mera bachpan kho gaya

aayi bahaar ki ye rut kaisi aayi
maali bhi kehne laga kali ko paraayi
aayi bahaar ki ye rut kaisi aayi
maali bhi kehne laga kali ko paraayi
apne bhulaane lage
ankhiyaan churaane lage
haaye ye kaisa ghazab ho gaya
yahaan bhi to nahin hai
wahaan bhi to nahin hai
na jaane kahaan mera bachpan kho gaya hai
yahaan bhi to nahin hai
wahaan bhi to nahin hai
na jaane kahaan mera bachpan kho gaya

taane to dengin mujhe ?? hawaayen
ambuwa ki chhaaon mein jo jhulna jhulaayen
taane to dengin mujhe ?? hawaayen
ambuwa ki chhaaon mein jo jhulna jhulaayen
saath hamaare jhooli
aur hamin ko bhooli
aisa bhi kya ye ghazab ho gaya
yahaan bhi to nahin hai
wahaan bhi to nahin hai
na jaane kahaan mera bachpan kho gaya
yahaan bhi to nahin hai
wahaan bhi to nahin hai
na jaane kahaan mera bachpan kho gaya

jaata na bachpan
na baat aisi hoti
baithhi akeli meri gudiya na roti
jaata na bachpan
na baat aisi hoti
baithhi akeli meri gudiya na roti
mera bhi jiya jaley
zor na koi chaley
haaye ye kissa ajab ho gaya
yahaan bhi to nahin hai
wahaan bhi to nahin hai
na jaane kahaan mera bachpan kho gaya
yahaan bhi to nahin hai
wahaan bhi to nahin hai
na jaane kahaan mera bachpan kho gaya


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.

Missing Films of 1960s – 16
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Obscure films and obscure artists – this arena is a goldmine for discovering wonderful gems; gems that have been unheard, or forgotten and buried under the sands of time. I was not even aware of the film ‘Private Detective’ from 1962, till I saw it listed in the homework assignment given to me by Khyati Ben.

The film itself is unheard of. It also carries an alternate name – ‘CID Inspector’. I tried to search, but could locate no information about it, other than what is available in the Geet Kosh. The production banner is Cannes Films, Bombay. It is a mystery film directed by A Shamsheer.  Cast of actors includes Naazi, Samar Roy, Heera Sawant, Shyam Kumar, Kammo Tripathi, Vijay, Choclate, Saroj, Sujeet, Kamla, Balram, Guru, Shaad, Mishrilal, Ahmed, Firoz, Mohammed Ali, Amin B Khan, Parwana, Anand, Master Kiran, Narendra Kumar, Nazir Kashmiri etc. Barring five or six names, the rest are all unknown to me.

Coming to the artists who made the music. The music director is S Kishan. In couple of places I could locate brief write ups about him, but these are simply a compilation of the list of films for which he has composed the music. No biographical information is available. His film career apparently starts in 1960 with films ‘Gentleman Daku’ and ‘Laalach’, traverses through films like ‘Aflatoon’ (1961), ‘Private Detective’ (1962), ‘Arab Ka Lal’ (1964), ‘Khooni Khazaana’ (1965), and we hear no more about him after the 1968 film ‘Taatar Ki Haseena’.  His name also appears in some unreleased films of this period, and that’s about it. Two of his songs are already showcased here. A fabulous Mubarak Begum solo – “Ae Dil Ye Bataa Hum Kahaan Aa Gaye”, from ‘Khooni Khazaana’ (1965); and “Ghalat Hai Loot Liya Mil Ke Husn Waalon Ne”, from ‘Aflatoon’ (1961).

The names of the singers in this song are Khursheed Bawra and Sabita Bannerji. Once again, as I searched, the only sets of information I could locate are the list of films for which they have sung. We will readily recognize Khursheed Bawra – he is present on the dias in the iconic qawwali “Na To Kaarvaan Ki Talaash Hai” (‘Barsaat Ki Raat’, 1960). His singing career in films spans a time period of about two decades from early 1950s to late 1960s. His accompanying singer, Sabita Bannerji, is also somewhat of a familiar name, that is recognizable through some famous songs like “Jaane Waale Sipaahi Se Poochho” from the 1960 film ‘Us Ne Kahaa Tha’; and “Chaand Kabhi Tha Baahon Mein” from the 1961 film ‘Sapan Suhaane’. Her film career spans a time period from mid 1950s to late 1960s, having sung about 50 songs in in 37 films.
[NOTE: Arun ji, our dear in house encyclopedia, has added the following important information about Sabita Bannerji. She is the same person who is known by the name Sabita Chaudhri, after her marriage to the renowned music director, the late Salil Chaudhri. Following is a brief bio sketch for her.]

Sabita Banerjee was born in Lahore on 18-7-1938, and she grew up in Delhi, after her family migrated. Her father was Dy. General Manager of Reserve Bank of India. Her mother encouraged her to learn singing. Soon she became a talented singer. She won “Miss Golden Voice” award in a Bombay contest in 1952. She also won the “Saigal Memorial Trophy’ in 1953 in another contest. Her performances caught the attention of film composers and offers to sing in films started coming her way. The very next year composer Nashaad gave her a break in his film “Darwaza” (1954).

Actor Ashim Kumar introduced her to composer Salil Chaudhari. She sang many songs for him. They soon fell in love and got married, and she became Sabita Chaudhari. She sang in about 37 Hindi films. However she has sung more in Bangla films. Some of her Hindi films are – ‘Honeymoon’ (1960), ‘Usne Kaha Tha’ (1960), ‘Sapan Suhane’ (1961), ‘Aankh Ka Nasha’ (1956), ‘Yahudi Ki Beti (also 1956), ‘Madhumati’ and ‘Suhaag’ (both 1958), ‘Kavi Kalidas’ (1959), ‘Masoom’ (1960), ‘Kabuliwala’ (1961), ‘Chor Darwaza’ (1965) etc. Currently she is living in Kolkata as a retired person.

And the lyricist – the only place where I can locate his name is the Geet Kosh. As per listings in the Geet Kosh, Hairat Sitapuri has penned about 20 songs in four films. Outside of this, there is no mention about this songwriter in any compilation or any other source that I could access.

Listening to the song, it would be difficult to digest that the names as unfamiliar as the ones listed above, have come together to create this song. An enamoring light melody that is a nok-jhonk between young lovers. The opening and the interlude music is attractive, as is the rest of the composition.

Listen and enjoy.

Song – Tujh Pe Jaan Vaar Doon, Jo Kahe So Haar Doon (Private Detective) (1962) Singer – Khursheed Bawra, Sabita Bannerji, Lyrics – Hairat Sitapuri, MD – S Kishan

Lyrics

tujh pe jaan vaar doon
jo kahe so haar doon
ik baar moonh se mujhe keh de tu piya
piya
ik baar moonh se mujhe keh de tu piya
tujh se chaar sau bees ko
muft ke raees ko
kaise bhala keh doongi main apna piya
piya
kaise bhala keh doongi main apna piya

yun to milenge
(aa aa aaaa)
aashiq hazaaron
(aa aa aaaa)
yun to milenge
(aa aa aaaa)
aashiq hazaaron
(aa aa aaaa)
milega na mujh sa
koi dilwaala
haaye re koi dilwaala
achha ji
milte hain tum jaise
(hmmm mmm mmm)
majnu hazaaron
(hmmm mmm mmm)
milte hain tum jaise
(hmmm mmm mmm)
majnu hazaaron
(hmmm mmm mmm)
main dhoondhti hoon
koi mill waala
aji koi mill waala
tujh pe jaan vaar doon
bhai jo kahe so haar doon
ik baar moonh se mujhe keh de tu piya
piya
ik baar moonh se mujhe keh de tu piya
tujh se chaar sau bees ko
muft ke raees ko
kaise bhala keh doongi main apna piya
piya
kaise bhala keh doongi main apna piya

hum to marenge
(aa aa aaaa)
naam pe tere
(aa aa aaaa)
hum to marenge
(aa aa aaaa)
naam pe tere
(aa aa aaaa)
kisi gair se pyaar
kar ke jo dekha
pyaar kar ke jo dekha
hmmm mmmm
marte to dekhen hain
(hmmm mmm mmm)
aashiq haazaaron
(hmmm mmm mmm)
marte to dekhen hain
(hmmm mmm mmm)
aashiq haazaaron
(hmmm mmm mmm)
janaaza kisi ka
uth’te na dekha
aji uth’te na dekha
tujh pe jaan vaar doon
bhai jo kahe so haar doon
ik baar moonh se mujhe keh de tu piya
piya
ik baar moonh se mujhe keh de tu piya
tujh se chaar sau bees ko
muft ke raees ko
kaise bhala keh doongi main apna piya
piya
kaise bhala keh doongi main apna piya

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तुझ पे जान वार दूँ
जो कहे सो हार दूँ
इक बार मुंह से मुझे कह दे तू पिया
पिया
इक बार मुंह से मुझे कह दे तू पिया
तुझ से चार सौ बीस को2
मुफ्त के रईस को
कैसे भला कह दूँगी मैं अपना पिया
पिया
कैसे भला कह दूँगी मैं अपना पिया

यूं तो मिलेंगे
(आ आ आss)
आशिक हजारों
(आ आ आss)
यूं तो मिलेंगे
(आ आ आss)
आशिक हजारों
(आ आ आss)
मिलेगा ना मुझ सा कोई दिलवाला
हाय रे कोई दिलवाला
अच्छा जी
मिलते हैं तुम जैसे
(हम्मम म्मम म्मम)
मजनूँ हजारों
(हम्मम म्मम म्मम)
मिलते हैं तुम जैसे
(हम्मम म्मम म्मम)
मजनूँ हजारों
(हम्मम म्मम म्मम)
मैं ढूंढती हूँ
कोई मिल वाला
अजी कोई मिल वाला
तुझ पे जान वार दूँ
भई जो कहे सो हार दूँ
इक बार मुंह से मुझे कह दे तू पिया
पिया
इक बार मुंह से मुझे कह दे तू पिया
तुझ से चार सौ बीस को
मुफ्त के रईस को
कैसे भला कह दूँगी मैं अपना पिया
पिया
कैसे भला कह दूँगी मैं अपना पिया

हम तो मरेंगे
(आ आ आss)
नाम पे तेरे
(आ आ आss)
हम तो मरेंगे
(आ आ आss)
नाम पे तेरे
(आ आ आss)
किसी गैर से प्यार
करके जो देखा
प्यार करके जो देखा
हम्मम म्मम
मरते तो देखे हैं
(हम्मम म्मम म्मम)
आशिक हजारों
(हम्मम म्मम म्मम)
मरते तो देखे हैं
(हम्मम म्मम म्मम)
आशिक हजारों
(हम्मम म्मम म्मम)
जनाज़ा किसी का
उठते ना देखा
अजी उठते ना देखा
तुझ पे जान वार दूँ
जो कहे सो हार दूँ
इक बार मुंह से मुझे कह दे तू पिया
पिया
इक बार मुंह से मुझे कह दे तू पिया
तुझ से चार सौ बीस को
मुफ्त के रईस को
कैसे भला कह दूँगी मैं अपना पिया
पिया
कैसे भला कह दूँगी मैं अपना पिया



This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

There has been some confusion as to when Begum Akhtar (1914-1974) first sang in a concert. Also, associated with this confusion is when she first recorded the ghazals and thumris for the issue of her 78 rpm discs. Rita Ganguly, one of the senior disciples of Begum Akhtar, in her book ‘ Ae Mohobbat – A Reminiscing Begum Akhtar’ (2008) has mentioned that Begum Akhtar’s first participation in a concert as a singer was at the age of 11 (1925) at Calcutta (now Kolkata) which was arranged for Bihar Flood Relief Fund. However, many of the articles and blogs mention that her first concert was in 1934 for Bihar Earthquake Relief Fund. Some articles even mention that she sang in a concert for the first time at the age of 15.

For the last two years or so, I have been pursuing this issue to ascertain the correct position in this regard. But due to lack of any concrete evidence in support of either of the claims, I had no way to come to any firm conclusion. However, during my research, I came across some circumstantial evidences at least to hold a view that Begum Akhtar’s first participation in a concert as a singer may have been much earlier than in 1934 if not in 1925. My view is based on the following points:

(1). In an interview, probably taken in Kashmir a few months before her death in October 1974, Begum Akhtar had revealed that her family shifted to Calcutta when she was 11 (i.e., in 1925) and she became a disciple of Ustad Ata Mohammed Khan. In the same interview she mentions that for the Bihar Relief Fund concert, all well known vocalists who had agreed to give vocal performances, dropped out at the last moment. Ustad Ata Mohammed Khan persuaded her to sing ghazal, thumri and dadra each to pacify the audience. She told her Ustad crying that she had a stage fright. But her Ustad encouraged her upon which she sang a ghazal (she does not remember as to which ghazal she sang but according the Rita Ganguly, she sang ‘ toone but-e-harjaai kuchh aisi adaa paayi’), for which she got loud applause. That encouraged her to sing more gazals, thumris and dadras and the programme went on for more than 2 hours.

However, on a query in the interview Begum Akhtar tells the interviewer that the concert must have been held in 1936-38. My own take is that she may have mixed up the events she described of her earlier concert with that of her Bihar Earthquake Relief Fund concert held in 1934. I do not think that Akhtaribai, a singing actor by 1934 would have suffered from stage fright in 1934 when she had already worked in a dozen plays and also in a couple of films. So the events she referred to in the interview must be for her earlier concert.

(2). It is mentioned in the book written by Rita Ganguly referred to above that in the Bihar Flood Relief concert where Akhtaribai rendered ghazals, thumris and dadras, the Chief Executive of Megaphone Recording Company and the owner of Corinthian Theatre were present in the audience. Impressed with her singing, Akhtaribai was offered roles in Corinthian Theatre as a singing star. Megaphone offerred to record her ghazals and tumris. She worked in a dozen plays. With the advent of talkies, Akhtaribai shifted to films. She was signed by East India Film Company as a singing actor. Her first film was East India Film Company’s ‘Ek Din Ka Baadshah’ (1933). This was followed by ‘Nal Damyanti’ (1933), ‘Mumtaz Begum’ (1934), ‘Roop Kumari’ (1934), ‘Ameena’ (1934), ‘Jawani Ka Nasha’ (1935), ‘Naseeb Ka Chakkar’ (1936) etc. Though this factor does not substantially prove that the concert was held in 1925, the fact that she started working in theatres followed by her first Hindi film ‘Ek Din Ka Badshah (1933) prove that Bihar Earthquake concert held in 1934 was not her first concert.

(3). It is interesting to note that in the audio clip of the ghazal ‘toone but-e-harjaayi kuchh aisi adaa paayi’ which was sung by Akhtaribai in her first concert purported to be held in 1925, there is an announcement at the end of the song, ‘mera naam Akhtaribai Faizabadi’. This should give us the timeframe of the recording of this ghazal to some extent. In this context, the information in an article by Michael Kinnear in his website https://bajakhana.com.au/ came handy for me. Michael Kinnear has done a lot of research on the subject of sound recordings especially in India and other Asian countries.

The system of the announcement of the name of the singer after the end of the song was required as those days the wax masters of the recorded songs were sent to Germany for pressing the discs. This would help the technicians make the label on the discs with the name of the singers. The system was discontinued by The Gramophone Company Ltd. (HMV) in 1908 when their record pressing plant was commissioned in Sealdah (Calcutta). However, other gramophone recording company must have followed the system of the announcement of the names as most of them continued to send the wax masters abroad for pressing of discs. In May 1929, HMV shifted its record pressing plant to Dum Dum where it had created a higher capacity for record pressing. During this time, they entered into agreements with other gramophone records companies in India such as Megaphone Records and Hindustan Records under which HMV would undertake pressing their records in its plant with labels of the respective record companies. This means that there was no need to announce the name of the singers at the end of the songs for Megaphone Records.

Since Akhtaribai was under contract with Megaphone Records, it is apparent that the ghazal mentioned earlier may have been pressed abroad on or before 1928 which means that Akhtaribai must have sung this ghazal in a concert held on or before 1928.

With these circumstantial evidences, it can be concluded that Akhtaribai’s first concert was not the one held in 1934 for Bihar Earthquake Relief Fund but much earlier. At the same time, I can not say for sure that her first concert was in 1925.

This gives me an opportunity to present the Non filmy ghazal ‘toone but-e-harjaayi’ (1930) sung by Begum Akhtar. The names of the ghazal writer as well as the composer is not known.

The ghazal is rendered in a classical style with aalaps and taans. Listeners may also notice that there is no ‘crack’ in the voice of Begum Akhtar which in her later years became the hallmark in her singing.

Audio

Song-Toone but e harjaayi kuchh aisi adaa paayi(Begam Akhtar NFS)(1930) Singer-Begam Akhtar,

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaa
toone but-e-harjaayi…eeee aaa
kuchh aisi adaa paayi
taqtaa hai teri soorat
har ek tamaashaayi
haan haan
taqtaa hai teri soorat
har ek tamaashaayi

pehle se na sochaa thhaa…aaaaa
haaa aaa
anjaam mohabbat kaa aa
pehle se na sochaa thhaa
anjaam mohabbat kaa
haan
tab hosh mein aayen hain
jab jaan pe ban aayi
haan haan
tab hosh mein aayen hain
jab jaan pe

jee bhar gaya duniya…aaaaa
duniya…aa se ae ae ae ae
haaa aaa
aa aa
jee bhar gaya duniya..aa se
ab dil mein ye hasrat hai
haan haan
haan
main hoon ya tera jalwaa
aur wo sahe(?) tanhaayi
haan haan
main hoon yatera jalwaa
aur wo sahe(?) tanhaayi

taanon se hai…ai haaan aaaa
taanon se hai dil zakhmi eeee
zakhmon se jigar khoon hai
taanon se hai dil zakhmi eeeee
haan
zakhmon se jigar khoon hai
lo dil ke lagaane ki
hamne ye sazaa paayi
haan haan
lo dil ke lagaane ki
hamne ye sazaa paayi
toone but-e-harjaa….aayi


This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

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