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Mere nadeem mere hamsafar

Posted on: October 25, 2011

“Bhai Behan” (1959) is by now an obscure movie, even though it was produced by an A grade producer namely G P Sippy. I S Johar wrote the story and the cast of the movie had names like Starcast: Daisy Irani, Naaz, Nishi Kohli,Rehman, Johnny walker, Kamaljit, Rajan Kapoor, Kathana,PraveenPaul,Rubi Pearl,Amrit Rana, Shammi,Tuntun, Hari Shivdasani,Anwar Hussain etc in it.

Here is a poignant song from this movie which is sung by Sudha Malhotra. It is written by Sahir Ludhianvi and its music is composed by N Datta.

The link is an audio link, but Prakashchandra, who sent the lyrics of this song as well as other details to me, informs me that this song is picturised on Daisy Irani who is shown Walking on Bombay streets during braving its heavy traffic.

On the occasion of Sahir Ludhianvi’s death anniversary, here is this lesser known song from “Bhai Behan” (1959).

Song-Mere nadeem mere hamsafar (Bhai Behan) (1959) Singer-Sudha Malhotra, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-N Datta

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

mere nadeem mere humsafar
udaas na ho
kathin sahi teri manzil magar
udaas na ho
mere nadeem mere humsafar

har ek talaash ke raste mein
mushqilein hain magar
har ek talaash muraadon ke phool laati hai
hazaar chaand sitaaron ka khoon hota hai
to ek subaha fizaaon mein muskuraati hai
mere nadeem mere humsafar udaas na ho
kathin sahi teri manzil magar udaas na ho
mere nadeem mere humsafar

qadam qadam pe chattaanen khadi rahein lekin
jo chal nikalte hain dariya ko phir nahin rukte
hawaayein kitna bhi takaraaye aandhiyaan bankar
magar ghataaon ke parcham kabhi nahin jhukte
mere nadeem mere humsafar udaas na ho
kathin sahi teri manzil magar udaas na ho
mere nadeem mere humsafar

jo apne khoon ko paani banaa nahin sakte
woh zindagi mein naya rang laa nahin sakte
jo raaston ke andhere se haar jaate hain
woh manzilon ke ujaalon ko paa nahin sakte
mere nadeem mere humsafar

8 Responses to "Mere nadeem mere hamsafar"

Prakash & Atul,

You acted faster one on me 🙂 .
I had planned for sending lyrics of this song for discussion on the occasion of Sudha Malhotra’s birth day on Nov.30th,
What a poetry!
This is a top one from Sudha Malhotra.


You are correct in saying that this song was picturised on Daisy Irani. You can view a short part of the song on this video clip from 5:05 onward:


Sadanandji or arunji or atulji,
please tell us more about Sudha Malhothra ji.

main unke gaane Baabar, Didi,Dhool ka phool aur Premrog(Is movie mein ek bahut achchi Mujra song sudha ji ne gaya hai, jo adhaa hi picturised kiya gaya Asha sachdeva ke oopar) mein hi zyada suna hai.


Sudha Malhotra has sung mostly duet songs. There are some her solo songs :


Prakash ji,
SUDHA MALHOTRA was born in 1936 in New Delhi and spent her early years in Lahore,Bhopal and Firozpur.She graduated in Music from Agra University.
Her first Playback song was from ARZOO-1950 under Anil Biswas.Then she sang in Andolan with Manna Dey and in Vande Mataram with Parul Ghosh.
she was very dedicated to her work.In the film DIDI,the composer N.Datta fell ill,but she took over and completed her song,’Tum mujhe bhool bhi jao…’ which became very famous.
She sang songs for children and motherly songs in Ab Dilli Door Nahin,Masoom etc.Her bhajan from Kala Paani ‘Naa main dhan chahoon…’ was famous.

The ‘Ishq ishq ishq’ qawali from Barsat ki Raat was recorded for 29 hours at a stretch and Sudha was there all the time.
she was awarded Kala Bhushan award by the President.
It is said that Sahir Ludhiyanvi was in love with her.
Her last song was in Prem Rog-1982.


Sadanandji and Arunji
THANKS THANKS THANKS for providing valuable information not only today, you are doing that noble work regularly. I want to take this opportunity to thank you people and Atulji for providing this platform to me to clear my doubts regarding Hindi movie and related issues.

Atulji,Sudhir bhai,Atifji,Rajaji,Lalithaji,Nahmji,
peeveesie`s mom ji,Sid ji,AKji, Derubla ji,Sadanandji, Arunji,Krishna Pillalamarri ji,Boodemiyan ji,Greta ji,
.to each and everyone I want to extend




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