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Lakhi baabul mere kaahe ko deeni bidesh

Posted on: December 7, 2011


“Suhaag Raat” (1948) or “Sohag Raat”(1948) as it was spelled in the posters , was an Oriental Pictures presentation. It was directed by Kidar Sharma. The star cast had names like Begam Para,Bharat Bhushan, Geeta Bali (debut), Maruti etc.

Here is this lovely song from this movie. It is sung by Mukesh and the picturisation shows an elderly man singing this song with a young Geeta Bali seated at his feet. The man apparently plays Geeta Bali’s father, going by the context of the song.

The lyrics of the song itself are traditional lyrics that are being sung for centuries. Amir Khusro who was a 13th century Sufi saint and poet is credited with these lyrics.

Snehal Bhatkar, who was making his debut as a music directed with this movie composed the music.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Khyati Bhatt.


Song-Lakhi baabul mere kaahe ko deeni bides (Suhaag Raat)(1948) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Amir Khusro, MD-Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics(Provided by Khyati Bhatt)

lakhi baabul mere
kaahe ko dini bides
ho o
lakhi baabul mere
kaahe ko dini bides

bhai ko deeno
mahel do mahal
bhai ko deeno
mahel do mahal
mohe deeno pardes
ho lakhi baabul mere
kaahe ko dini bides
ho lakhi baabul mere
kaahe ko dini bides

beti to baabul ek chidiya
beti to baabul ek chidiya
jo rain base udd jaaye
ho lakhi baabul mere
kaahe ko dini bid………….esh
lakhi baabul mere

ho lakhi baabul mere
kaahe ko dini bides
ho lakhi baabul mere
kaahe ko dini bides
bhai ko deeno
mahel do mahala
bhai ko deeno
mahel do mahala
mohe deeno pardes
ho lakhi baabul mere
kaahe ko dini bides
ho lakhi baabul mere
kaahe ko dini bides

beti to baabul ek chidiya
beti to baabul ek chidiya
jo rain base udd jaaye
ho lakhi baabul mere
kaahe ko dini bid………….esh
lakhi baabul mere
kaahe ko dini bides

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13 Responses to "Lakhi baabul mere kaahe ko deeni bidesh"

Yet another mind blowing rendition of….. same song but it’s in the qawwali style by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Here…

I remember this song from Umrao jaan,(1981) link :

Nahmji,
There is one more song “Kahe ko biyahi bidesh re sun baabul more” by Lataji from Heer Ranjha (1948) – Music by Aziz Khan. I have mailed Atulji the Lyrics of this song. He may post it when he gets chance. Here is the link for that sing. Just listen to her voice and feel the pain she has conveyed. Oh My God. Just unbelievable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKRzWdZkvHQ

-Khyati

Thanks Khyati ji, i will go home and listen to this link. In fact from a comment on Youtube i learnt that this song in features in film “baabul” too, which is sung by Sudha Malhotra. In the morning i was in a hurry i did not search for it. I will try to find it and give a link.

Regards.

nahm ji, is that your name or last name?
Yes, I look for Sudha Malhotra too…but I found a Amir Khusru zeehale song that she has sing with Mukesh. I have posted in that blog.
Very rare … I didn’t know about that duet..
Here I found Ashaji..bidai song…with Khusru wordings…from film Suhagan.
But new film Baabul (2006) there is a song by Amitabh Bachchan – Kehta Hai Baabul…that is a most heart wrenching song.

this Umrao jaan,(1981) song is by Jagjit Kaur, under the music direction of Khayyam.

Yes. That’s the song. Even in the latest Umrao Jaan, this song is there in the background. I looked for the Sudha Malhotra song, but didnt find it.

kahe ko byahi bides babul more…
Singer Asha Bhosle..
film: suhagan (1954)
modification of lyricis by: Ehsan Rizvi
music direction of C.Ramchandra and Vasant Desai.
*ing: Geeta Bali.

Atul,
A slight correction in your write up.
Snehal Bhatkar’s debut film was NEEL KAMAL (1947) for which he composed music using his name B Vasudev. SUHAAG RAAT (1948) was his second film as a music director and started using his name as Snehal Bhatkar.

Of course, you know it 🙂

Atul ji, Sadanand ji,

Vasudev G Bhatkar (aka Vasudev aka Snehal aka B Vasudev aka VG Bhatkar aka Snehal Bhatkar) is likely the one artist who has used the maximum number of aliases in the credits for the films he worked for. At the time of starting his career, he was employed with HMV. Concerned with certain conflicts of interest in professional and legal terms, he avoided using his own full name in the credits of the films he composed for.

He started his career with the 1946 film ‘Rukmani Swyamvar’. For this film, the music composition was shared between himself and Sudhir Phadke. His name appears as Vasudev in the credits.

Then in 1947, Kidar Sharma gave him the break as an independent music composer for the Raj Kapoor – Madhubala starrer ‘Neel Kamal’. In this film, his name appears in the credits at B Vasudev.

Then in 1948, he composed the music for the film ‘Suhag Raat’, and in this film he used the name ‘Snehal’. His next film was ‘Thes’ in 1949, in which he used the name ‘Snehal (VG Bhatkar)’ in credits. Then in 1950, for the film ‘Hamari Beti’, he used the name ‘Snehal Bhatkar’ for the first time.

Actually, Snehal is the name of his daughter. The name clicked in terms of success of his work, and then ‘Snehal Bhatkar’ became the name he would use in his career. He composed music for about 22 films in Hindi. He also composed for Marathi cinema. His last Hindi film is ‘Pehla Kadam’ (1980). He passed away on 29th May, 2007, at the age of 88.

Rgds
Sudhir

Thanks for the information. I was not aware of many alias Snehal Bhatkar used.

The elderly man in this song is Pesi Patel, one of the regular character actors in Kidar Sharma’s films.

In his younger days, Pesi Patel was very fond of motor cycles and used to drive his young wife on it. One day there was a mishap and his wife had a miscarriage, following which she died. That night, Pesi Patel placed a rose on the bed they shared and he slept on the floor. This he did every night for the next 50 years or so till he died. [Source : THE ONE AND LONELY KIDAR SHARMA, 2002].

Thank you Sadanandji. I was not aware of this person, but when I saw this song 1st time on YT, I loved the song, and the expressions this actor, Pesi Patel has. So I thought of sharing it with all music lovers. So, I thank Atulji for posting this song.
I realized that someone like Shahjehan can build a monument like Taj Mahal for his love, Mumtaz and here was a person, Pesi Patel who showed his love for his wife by just a single rose flower for 50 years and sleeping on the floor for that many years. What a true love! I really cherish this kind of info. Hum sub ko lagata hai ke sirf ek goolab ka phool 50 saal tak? Lekin yaheen to seekhna hai ki “You don’t need millions of rupees to show your true love”. Pesi Patel spent may be a rupee for that.
Thanks again.

-Khyati Bhatt

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