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Apne rukhsaar zaraa mere labon par rakh de

Posted on: April 10, 2010

This song is a special song in more ways than one. This is a song that should have been extremely well known song. Instead this song is largely unknown, not only to the younger generation, but even to those who lived in the era when this song and its movie was released.

This song is from the movie “Ek Nanhi Munni Ladki Thi” (1970). Its title music was quite a rage in Radio Ceylon, I am told, though personally I am not aware of that. In any case, this movie, which was the debut movie of Ramsay brothers, did not do well. And as happened in case of movies sung without a trace, they would take its music down with them too. And that is more the pity.

Ganesh was the music director of this movie, and so one can expect that this movie had some outstanding songs in it. I have already posted the title song of this movie in this blog. Here is another superb song from this movie. It is a moving song, where a father is going abroad, leaving his young daughter behind, and he has a premonition that they may never meet again. What a painful prospect ! And this song captures the feelings so movingly that one can only take one’s hat off for the creators of this song. Rafi has sung this song with great feeling.Asad Bhopali is the lyricist.

I am posting this special song to mark a special occasion for this blog. This song is the 2400th song of this blog. This 24th century took two months to complete unlike two weeks that used to be the norm till last year. Still, a century is a century, as some cricket commentators will tell you. 🙂 So I take this opportunity to thank all my well wishers, visitors, commentators etc who have continued to shower their affections and encouragement on this blog. Please keep your blessings coming, so that we can continue our celebration of great bollywood songs. There are many thousands more that are waiting to be posted, and I hope that one day, we will be able to post them all in this blog.



Song-Apne rukhsaar zara mere labon par rakh de (Ek Nanhi Munni Ladki Thi) (1970) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Ganesh


Apne rukhsaar
apne rukhsaar zara mere labon par rakh de
main hamesha ke liye tujhse judaa hotaa hoon
main hamesha ke liye tujhse judaa hotaa hoon
apne rukhsaar

ye zindagi bhatkegi
ye zindagi bhatkegi
ab maut ke sehra mein
ek mere siwa hoga
sab kuchh teri duniya mein
sab kuchh teri duniya mein
tujhko gham deke
tera dard e muhabbat leke
main hamesha ke liye tujhse judaa hotaa hoon
main hamesha ke liye tujhse judaa hotaa hoon
apne rukhsaar

7 Responses to "Apne rukhsaar zaraa mere labon par rakh de"

Wonderful !!! Have never heard this song before but it is really moving.

And congrats, Atul, for getting to 2400. Like I always say, it is a lot of work to put one song out there – we just come and enjoy ! Amidst your other commitments, you still have the passion to add as many songs as you are able to – and that is something we really appreciate.

As you know, I am one of the oldest visitors to this blog and will continue to visit as long as I can. I think there are some of my farmaishes still outstanding but I will come up with more farmaishes too. It is fun to have 2-way interaction, we give farmaishes, you try to post them if you can and also want to have them here. Good fun. All the best for the next 100 !


Thanks, raja. I am not surprised that you have never heard this song. This was unfortunately the fate of most songs composed by Ganesh. More is the pity because the song is such a wonderful song to listen to.


This is the most heart breaking song of Rafi sahab,and believe me everytime i listen to this song my eyes water up and and i cry like a baby.The lyrics by Asad bhopali and the superb composition by ganesh hits your heart.I have an EP45 RECORD of this film which i listen to all the time.This song should get the recognition it deserves and i am sure Rafi sahab had wet eyes when he recorded this song.HMV the music company must re release this soundtrack and bring this immortal composition to the attention of all the people who have not heard this great song.


Indeed this song deserves to be much better known. In fact I say that about every composition of Ganesh.


Atul, this was not the first movie from the Ramsay stable. The first one was the Prithviraj Kapoor, Azad and Mumtaz starrer “Rustom Sohrab” released in 1963. Under the Ramsay Productions banner, it was produced by F U Ramsay, written by Kumar Ramsay and directed by Vishram Bedekar 9who also directed this movie – Ek Nanhi Munni Ladki Thi).

F U Ramsay was the father of Kumar Ramsay, Shyam Ramsay, Keshu Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay and Kiran Ramsay.


What a song! Rafi Saab’s voice is ethereal and Ganesh Ram Prasad Sharma rises to the occasion to come out with a gem of a composition. One of my most fav songs.




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