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Jogi aayaa le ke sandesha bhagwaan ka

Posted on: September 15, 2012


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Greetings and wishes for many more happy and healthy returns of today, to the renowned and respected character actor, Shri Krishna Kant. He turns 90 today.

Shri Krishna Kant, or KK, as he is popularly known in the film world was born on this day (15 september) in 1922. The attraction of film world brought him to Bombay in 1942, at a young age of 20. He started he film career as an assistant to Nitin Bose, the celebrated cinematographer and film director. Nitin Bose started his career in Calcutta, and was associated with New Theatres since its inception. However, in 1943, during the making of ‘Kashinath’, differences arose between Nitin Bose and BN Sircar, the owner of New Theatres. As a result, Nitin Bose left New Theatres and moved to Bombay. His first film in Bombay was ‘Paraya Dhan’ (1943) under the banner of Shri Pictures. It was with this film that KK started to work with Nitin Bose. He also started his acting career with this film, as a character actor.

What followed has been a prolific career in films, television and stage dramas that has lasted more than 5 decades. After ‘Paraya Dhan’ in 1943, KK appeared in ‘ Mazdoor’ (1945), another Nitin Bose film, where he acted and was also an assistant director. His career moved ahead with bumps and starts for the next 5 years. And then in 1950 came ‘Mashaal’, and KK’s histrionics in the court room scenes, caught the attention of the public and the producers alike, and his career took an upward swing. And he started to appear in notable roles, that are still remembered. ‘Daag’ in 1952, ‘Patita’ in 1953, ‘Naukri’ in 1954, ‘Seema’ in 1955, ‘Parvarish’ in 1958, ‘Insaan Jaag Uttha’ in 1959, ‘Jaali Note’ in 1960. And then on to the later years – ‘Aradhana’ in 1969, ‘Annadata’ in 1972, ‘Manchali’ in 1973, ‘Ajnabee’ in 1974, ‘Dharmatma’ in 1975 etc. The names listed is just a sample, for he has acted in more than 95 Hindi films, about 16 Gujarati films, and a couple of Bengali films. His last appearance as an actor, and as a director, has been in the 2002 Gujarati film ‘Narmada Taara Vahee Jaata Paanee’. He has directed two Hindi films, and fourteen films in Gujarati. Besides these has been associated with Hindi and Gujarati TV films, serials and stage. Turning 90 today, KK is retired from active film involvement for some years, and is now settled in Surat with his family.

In Hindi films, KK has performed 3 songs on the screen. One of the songs, “O Maati Ke Putley Na Kar Itna Gumaan” from the film ‘Sheroo’ (1957), is already posted on this blog. (For this particular song, only the audio is available, so far.) For today’s post, I present a wonderful bhajan from the film ‘Post Box 999’. The words of this bhajan are penned by PL Santoshi, and the music is by Kalyanji Virji Shah. This is one of the handful of films that Kalyanji composed for as a solo music director, before teaming up with Anandji in 1959. The singing voice is that of Mannna Dey.

The film ‘Post Box 999’ (1958) is a crime drama, produced under the banner of Nagina Films, Bombay. It is produced and directed by Ravindra Dave. The cast of actors includes Sunil Dutt, Shakila, Purnima, Lila Chitnis, Krishna Kant, Manorama, Gulab, Sadhna, Anwari, Amarnath, Tiwari, Kundan, Mirza Musharraf, Ramesh Sinha, Narbada Shankar, Sadiq, Bihari, Wajid, Fazloo, Nazir, Nagpal, Champaklala, Chimanlal. On screen, one can see Krishna Kant disguised as a wandering sadhu. The initial exchange that happens between Sunil Dutt and Krishna Kant, and it is obvious from this exchange that Krishna Kant is disguised for a purpose. The other actors that appear on screen during this song are Manorama and Mirza Musharraf. From the happenings on screen, it is apparent that Sunil Dutt and Krishna Kant are playing this scenario to elicit some sort of a reaction from Mirza Musharraf, and they are not disappointed, as Mirza walks towards a public phone booth, as the song progresses. I would request other knowledgeable readers to kindly add more information about the film’s storyline, and the on screen action during this song.

The song is rendered by Manna Dey in his usual inimitable style, with his powerful voice adding the emphasis to the intent and meaning of this wonderful bhajan. Enjoy.

(NOTE: The information contained in the write up above, uses material from an online Gujarati article posted by Shri Biren Kothari.)

jogi aaya, le ke sandesha bhagwaan ka
dhyaan dharo re bhaai dharma ka, imaan ka

The wandering minstrel
Sings the message of God
O listeners, pay heed
And be perceptive
Of your beliefs, and your duties

teri bhalaai saath hai tere, tere buraai saath hai tere
jo bhi kiya hai tu ne yahaan re, us ka nateeja haath hai tere
likhe teri karni ka lekha, jo maalik hai jahaan ka

All your good deeds, and the bad deeds
Their outcome comes back to you
The bearings and the influence of your actions
Is in your hands only
The accounting of your doings
Is being written, by Him –
One who is the Lord of this world

chupke se jaa ke soch akele, kya kya tu ne khel hain khele
dekha hai tu ne apna hi sukh re, chaahe kitne koi dukh jheley
bhool gaya hari deen dayaamay, wo saathi na dhanwaan ka

Spend a few moments with yourself
And contemplate the deeds you have done
Think of the happiness you have gained
At the cost of sorrows to others
Remember always
That He cares more for the ones deprived
And is not just a friend of the privileged

mat bhatke tu o sansaari, lobh moh ki hai andhiyaari
aatey jaate khaayega thokar, padi rahegi daulat saari
apne mann ke koney mein tu, ab deep jalaa le gyaan ka

Do not wander astray
In the gloomy shadows of greed and illusions
This wealth will remain worthless
When the time comes for you (to go)
At least now, in some corner of your heart
Light the lamp of true knowledge

Audio

Video

Song-Jogi aaya leke sandesa bhagwaan ka (Post Box 999)(1958) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Kalyanji

Lyrics

Lyrics

jogi aaya
le ke sandesha bhagwaan ka
jogi aaya
le ke sandesha bhagwaan ka
dhyaan dharo re bhaai
dhyaan dharo re
dhyaan dharo re bhaai
dharm ka
imaan ka
jogi aaya
le ke sandesha bhagwaan ka
jogi aaya
le ke sandesha bhagwaan ka

teri bhalaai saath hai tere
teri buraai saath hai tere
jo bhi kiya hai tu ne yahaan re
us ka nateeja haath hai tere
likhe teri karni ka lekha
ho o
likhe teri karni ka lekha
jo maalik hai jahaan ka
jogi aaya
le ke sandesha bhagwaan ka
jogi aaya
le ke sandesha bhagwaan ka

chupke se jaa ke
soch akele
kya kya tu ne khel hain khele
dekha hai tu ne
apna hi sukh re
chaahe kitne koi dukh jheley
bhool gaya hari deen dayaamay
ho o
bhool gaya hari deen dayaamay
wo saathi na dhanwaan ka
jogi aaya
le ke sandesha bhagwaan ka
jogi aaya
le ke sandesha bhagwaan ka

mat bhatke tu
o sansaari
lobh moh ki hai andhiyaari
aatey jaate khaayega thokar
padi rahegi daulat saari
apne mann ke koney mein tu
apne mann ke koney mein tu
ab deep jalaa le gyaan ka
jogi aaya
le ke sandesha bhagwaan ka
jogi aaya
le ke sandesha bhagwaan ka
dhyaan dharo re bhaai
dhyaan dharo re
dhyaan dharo re bhaai

3 Responses to "Jogi aayaa le ke sandesha bhagwaan ka"

I have seen him Manchali(as Leena Chandavarkar`s father`s role Am I right ?? with Nirupa Roy),
Thank you Sudhir ji for the song and information about KrishnaKantji.

Somehwhere I have read, in his earlies days Kalyanji`s name used to be appeared in the title sequences as “Kalyanji Veerji Shah”

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I remember Krishna Kant from many movies. Not so long ago, I saw Naughty Boy and Patita. He was in both of them.
Btw, the video link is not working. Here’s a working link (for now).

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Which is the third song performed by Krishna Kant,Sudhir Ji ?

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