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Gardish mein hon taare naa ghabraanaa pyaare

Posted on: September 7, 2010


From time immemorial, mankind has felt the need to be successful. This has led to the emergence of people who tell aam janta how to succeed. And by the 20th century, there were a host of experts telling us how to succeed. In olden days, they wrote books, which were bought by aam janta and the authors, who till then were unsuccessful themselves, went on to become successful and they would tell their readers to draw inspiration from their example and act likewise to succeed.

When I was growing up, “Swet Marden” was the leading success guru in the world, or at least in India. His books, originally published elsewhere, were translated in Hindi (and other languages) and were sold by Hind Pocket books with inspiring titles such as “safal kaise banen” (How to succeed), “Jeewan mein safalta kaise paayen” (How to succeed in life), “Aapki safalta aapki jeet” (your success your victory) etc.

There were enough people in need of being successful and they would buy these books.Now a days we do not hear of Swet Marden much. He has been replaced by new ones like Stephen Covey, Zieg Zigler and India’s own Deepak Chopra. And what is common to them all is that they all have mainly succeeded in their lives only after they wrote their success books.

It is so unfortunate that India was full of illiterates and poors, or else Swet Marden and others would have been even more successful. The illiterate and poor Indian janta was only into watching movies and in case they were to be given the mantra of success , it could be mainly through that medium. And indeed we had some “public service” minded movie makers who would incorporate inspirational songs in their movies.

Raj Kapoor was one and later Manoj Kumar became another.

Here is a motivational song from an earlier Manoj Kumar movie. This song “gardish mein hon taare na ghabraanaa pyaare” tells the janta, Swet Marden style that people should not get disheartened if their stars are not aligned properly, instead they should keep on singing songs (oops, I mean keep on trying).

The song is sung by Mukesh and his Midas touch is evident in this song which did succeed in becoming an iconic song. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan is the lyricist and Baabul, a lesser known music director,composed this inspirational song.

Incidentally, Baabul did not meet with much succeess as a music director. Perhaps he could have done with success tips from Swet Marden books. 😀

Audio

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Song-Gardish mein hon taare (Reshmi Roomaal) (1961) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Babul

Lyrics

gardish mein hon taare,
na ghabraanaa pyaare
gar tu himmat na haare,
to honge waare nyaare
gardish mein hon taare,
na ghabraanaa pyaare
gar tu himmat na haare,
to honge waare nyaare
gardish mein hon taare,
na ghabraanaa pyaare

mujhko meri aashaa,
deti hai dilaasaa
mujhko meri aashaa,
deti hai dilaasaa
aayengi bahaaren
chali jaayegi khizaan
ho, aasmaan ye neelaa-neelaa
kare hai ishaare
gardish mein hon taare,
na ghabraanaa pyaare
gar tu himmat na haare,
to honge waare nyaare
gardish mein hon taare,
na ghabraanaa pyaare

duniyaa hai saraay,
rahne to ham aaye
duniyaa hai saraay,
rahne to ham aaye
aayaa hai to hansi-khushi
rah le tu yahaan
ho, soormaa hai zindagi
jo kaanton mein guzaare
gardish mein hon taare,
na ghabraanaa pyaare
gar tu himmat na haare,
to honge waare nyaare
gardish mein hon taare,
na ghabraanaa pyaare

baazuon mein dam hai,
phir kaahe kaa gham hai
baazuon mein dam hai,
phir kaahe kaa gham hai
?? iraade hain, umangen hain jawaan
ho, mushqilen kahaan hain,
unhen meraa dil pukaare
gardish mein hon taare,
na ghabraanaa pyaare
gar tu himmat na haare,
to honge waare nyaare
gardish mein hon taare,
na ghabraanaa pyaare
gar tu himmat na haare,
to honge waare nyaare
gardish mein hon taare,
na ghabraanaa pyaare

8 Responses to "Gardish mein hon taare naa ghabraanaa pyaare"

“tells the janta, Swet Marden style that people should not get disheartened if their stars are not aligned properly, instead they should keep on singing songs”

Ha ha, nice write up. You know you date yourself when you admit to knowing Swet Marden. I’m going to have to google this reference.
Also thanks to you I think I now know what “gardish” means–unaligned ? or perhaps disarray?

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Gardish in this context means bad luck. It other contexts it could even mean travel, travelling around.

I suspect there are many gardish songs, enough for Atul to start a “gardish” category! 🙂

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Yes, now you are giving me ideas. Indeed “gardish” song will be a nice category.

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And, another MK song from “Do badan” – raha gardishon mein hardam mere ishq ka

RK in “Awaara” – Aawara hoon yaa gardish main hoon

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kal khel main hum ho na ho gardish main taare rahenge sada

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Love this write-up.
LOL at how they became successful only after writing these books.
And those titles “safal kaise banen” (How to succeed), “Jeewan mein safalta kaise paayen” (How to succeed in life), “Aapki safalta aapki jeet” (your success your victory).

I quite like this song. For that matter, I like most Mukesh songs so this one is no exception.

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Haha! Indeed, I remembered ‘Swet Marden’ after a long time indeed! I searched him up it turns out he was an American author (1850-1924) and his full name was Orison Swett Marden

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