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Guzra hua zamaana aata nahin dobaara

Posted on: March 3, 2009

The golden era of Bollywood music saw great songs composed by big name music directors. In addition, some less known music directors also contributed their mite in making that era the golden era.

S Mohinder was very much one of those lesser known music directors whose music was second to none.

Here is an iconic song composed by him. This song “Guzra hua zamaana aata nahin dobaara” is regarded as an iconic song and rightly so. This song was from a forgotten movie called “Shirin Farhad” (1956) and its lyrcs were written by someone called Tanvir Naqvi.

The picturisation is a treat for the eyes, as this song was picturised on Madhubala. So here is this song, which is a treat for eyes as well as ears.

Song-Guzra hua zamaana aata nahin dobaara (Shirin Farhad) (1956) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Tanveer Naqvi, MD-S Mohinder


guzraa huaa zamaanaa
aataa nahin dubaaraa
haafiz khudaa tumhaaraa

guzraa huaa zamaanaa
aataa nahin dubaaraa
haafiz khudaa tumhaaraa
haafiz khudaa tumhaaraa

khushiyaan thin chaar pal ki
aansoo hain umr bhar ke
tanhaaiyon mein aqsar royenge yaad kar ke
wo waqt jo ki hamne
wo waqt jo ki hamne ik saath hai guzaaraa
haafiz khudaa tumhaaraa

meri qasam hai mujhko tum bewafaa na kahnaa
majboor thi muhabbat
sab kuchh padaa hai sahnaa
toofaan hai zindagi ka
toofaan hai zindagi kaa ab aakhiri sahaaraa
haafiz khudaa tumhaaraa
haafiz khudaa tumhaaraa

mere liye sahar bhi aayi hai raat ban kar
niklaa meraa janaazaa meri baraat ban kar
achchhaa huaa jo tumne dekhaa na ye nazaaraa
haafiz khudaa tumhaaraa

8 Responses to "Guzra hua zamaana aata nahin dobaara"

Very very good song indeed, still could sing it along in full after all these years (and no cheating by looking at the lyrics!)
Madhubala shines.

Shirin Farhad is of course another popular Punjabi “kissa” originating from Persia. Most popular kissa is Heer-Ranjha and Laila-Majnu but others that appear in folk music etc are Sassi- Punnu, Sohni-Mahiwal and Mirza-Sahiban.
There was a lot of (tragic) love in the land of arranged marriages!


You have given me immense pleasure and satisfaction. Pl advice me how to downlod a few videos on my hard drive. Yhanks

I dont now what is URL


Please restore video link.


I have now prrovided a working link.


Some words in the lyrics need correction.

First stanza:
‘ wo ‘ waqt jo ki hamne ik saath hai guzaaraa
haafiz khudaa tumhaaraa

Second stanza :
‘ tootaa ‘ hai zindagi kaa ab aakhiri sahaaraa
haafiz khudaa tumhaaraa


One of my favorites from the ‘radio’ days. It was a regular on the ‘All India Radio’s Urdu Service’.
Beautfiul … !!! Great composition by S.Mohinder Saab !!
@ Atul ji – thanks for the post 🙂




An almost forlorn, forgotten gem from Lataji who can sing with such in depth pathos . Nevertheless, the credit should be given to lesser known MD S Mohinder and Tanveer Naqvi for the marvellous composition.


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