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Ek shahanshah ne banwaa ke haseen Tajmahal

Posted on: August 30, 2009

Out of the various categories of song, I have identified one category of song as “Tajmahal” songs. Yes, there are songs that are picturised with Tajmahal in the backdrop.

Here is one such song from “Leader” (1964). This song is sung by Rafi and Lata and it is picturised on Dilip Kumar and Vyjyanti Mala. The picturisation shows Tajmahal in its glorious splendour. I was surprised to see the area so deserted. The place is typically full of tourists all the time. I suppose that it was possible those days to keep tourists away for considerable period in order to shoot for movies there.

The lyrics of Shakeel Badayuni are all about eulogising Tajmahal and the Shahanshah who got it built. The word Taj finds mention in this song no less than 8 times.

Naushad is the music director of this song.

Song-Ek shahanshaah ne banwaa ke haseen Tajmahal (Leader) (1964) Singers-Rafi, Lata, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD- Naushaad



ik shahanshaah ne banwaa ke haseen Taajmahal
saari duniyaa ko muhabbat ki nishaani di hai
iske saaye mein sadaa pyaar ke charche honge
khatm jo ho naa sakegi wo kahaani di hai
ik shahanshaah ne banwaa ke haseen Taajmahal

Taaj wo shammaa hai ulfat ke sanam khaane ki
jiske parwaano me muflis bhi zardaar bhi hai
sang-e-marmar me samaaye huye khwaabon ki qasam
marhale pyaar ke aasaan bhi dushwaar bhi hain
dil ko ek josh iraadon ko jawaani di hai
ik shahanshaah ne banwaa ke haseen Taajmahal

Taaj ik zindaa tasawwur hai kisi shaayar kaa
iska afsaanaa haqeeqat ke siwaa kuchh bhi nahin
iske aagosh me aakar ye gumaan hotaa hai
zindagi jaise muhabbat ke siwaa kuchh bhi nahi
Taaj ne pyaar ki maujon ko rawaani di hai
ik shahanshaah ne banwaa ke haseen Taajmahal

ye haseen raat ye mahki huyi purnoor fazaa
ho ijaazat to ye dil ishq kaa izhaar kare
ishq insaan ko insaan banaa detaa hai
kiski himmat hai muhabbat se jo inkaar kare
aaj taqdeer ne ye raat suhaani di hai
ik shahanshaah ne banwaa ke haseen Taajmahal
saari duniyaa ko muhabbat ki nishaani di hai
ik shahanshaah ne banwaa ke haseen Taajmahal


2 Responses to "Ek shahanshah ne banwaa ke haseen Tajmahal"

There’s a great “Taj Mahal” song in Bundal Baaz too 😀

Very nice song

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