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Dil de kar dard liyaa maine

Posted on: September 6, 2013


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

Jaganmoy Mitra – that is the name behind the voice of such incredible gems as “Ye Na Bataa Sakoonga Main, Dil Ko Hai Tum Se Pyaar Kyun”, “Aankhon Mein Basaa Mann Hai Mera, Mann Mein Basaa Kaun”, “Meri Aankhen Bani Deewaani” , “Sapnon Mein Mujhko Pyaar Milaa”, and so many more non-film and film songs, that will never fail to tickle the heart and move the listener to feel the emotion behind the words. For more than seven decades, the treasures of his voice have pleased discerning listener’s of many generations. A voice that always kept to classical and semi classical consistency, and then faded away from the mainline singing for films, around the mid 50s. Yet, his popularity has not waned. Limited maybe, the treasure of his singing gems, but his name evokes a pleasant attachment, whenever his songs are played.

Remembering Jagmohan ‘Sursagar’ on the anniversary of his birth today (6th September).

Born in 1918, into a family of zamindars in Calcutta, music was in the air at his home, as most family members enjoyed listening. It was for the young Jaganmoy to be the first in the family to have a penchant to learn and master it. It was not long before he could identify the notes and the ragas, just based on his listening. His skills and his interest was rewarded when it was arranged for him to learn music from such stalwarts as Ustad Zameeruddin Khan, Shambhu Maharaj, Bhismadev Chatterjee, Master Gama, and specially Rabindra Sangeet from Dilip Rai.

He was 19 and the year was 1937 – a very eventful year which turned the ambling stream of music in him, into a brimming river. He passed his high school. That year, two very important conferences on classical music were arranged. The first one was in Calcutta, and the second was in Allahabad. These conferences have become famous in history, on account of the luminaries of the musical world of that era that participated. With the recommendation of his teachers and well wishers, he participated in these conferences. In the Calcutta conference he was adjudged the best new talent in the field of classical singing, and in the Allahabad conference, he was adjudged as the best ‘khayaal’ singer. As a result of his successes, All India Radio Calcutta invited him on board as a singer.

His talent was gaining recognition, and in 1938, HMV approached him for recordings. He cut his first recording with a Bangla song by Nazrul Islam “Shraawane Raate Jodi Saanrone Aase Morey”, which he had composed himself. After a few records in Bangla, he recorded his first song in Hindi, “Mujhe Naa Sapnon Se Behlaao” – a geet by Faiyaaz Hashmi, composed by Kamal Dasgupta, and made immortal by the voice of this new talent, all of 20 years of age. With more such published records to his credit, yes it was not long before that the film industry invited him as a playback singer. In April 1941 he recorded his first film song for the Bangla film ‘Paaper Paathe’ –“Madhukar Sapne Jaagi Ki Baani Kaaye”. And a year later marked his debut in Hindi films. He recorded his first Hindi film song for the film ‘Bhakta Kabir’ – “Ab Raam Bhaje Badi Der Bhai”.

In 1945, he was honored by the Bengal Government with the title of ‘Sursaagar’. A little earlier, in a meeting with Gandhi ji, the latter had named him Jagmohan, a variation on his original name Jaganmoy. These words together became the signature identification for the young artist, and he preferred to carry the name Jagmohan ‘Sursaagar’, for the rest of his life.

In the years 1943 to 1956 that he was active in the Hindi film industry, he sang songs in about 25 films, and composed music for the film ‘Sardaar’ (1955). ‘Zindagi’ in 1956 is the last Hindi film that he sang for. His rendition of “O Varshaa Ke Pehle Baadal” from the film ‘Meghdoot’ (1945) is generally considered to be his best song in Hindi films. However, it is the collection of his non film songs which has proved to
be more popular over the years, and for which he is better remembered.

After the mid 1950s, he moved away from singing for films, somewhat uneasy about the then new trends in musical creations. In his years after this move, he kept busy with singing on stage, and with social work. It is a sad commentary on the media, that when he passed away in 2005 (3rd Sep), the sad event went almost unnoticed in the newspapers and on TV. His voice, a heritage from the era of Saigal Sb, KC Dey and Pankaj Mullick, became silent, and he departed unsung.

The selection of his non films songs that have not been posted here so far, consists of a fairly large body of songs. It was a difficult choice to make for a song for this post. This song belongs to the set of non film songs that was recorded in the 1940s. The words are by Faiyaaz Hashmi and the music composition is by Kamal Dasgupta. The words are simply crafted, the melody is deliberated and sweet. But it is the voice that lends the power to the emotions that are contained in this song.

Enjoy this lovely rendition, a narration of a heart in love, that seems not to have received its fair share of reciprocation. The heart has bequeathed itself to the beloved, but has received only anguish and pain in return. A gem of a memory from more than sixty years ago.

(NOTE: The details of the life sketch in the write up above are adapted from the book ‘Swaron Ki Yaatra’, by Anil ji Bhargav of Jaipur).


Song-Dil de kar dard liya maine (Jagmohan Sursagar NFS)(1940) Singer-Jagmohan Sursagar, Lyrics-Faiyyaz Hashmi, MD-Kamal Dasgupta

Lyrics

dil de kar
dard liya
maine maine maine
dil de kar
dard liya
maine maine maine
tere naam ki khaatir
sajnee. . .
apne ko
badnaam kiya maine ae ae
dil de kar
dard liya
… … …

teri khushi mein khushi hai meri
teri hansi ab hansi hai meri
teri khushi mein khushi hai meri
teri hansi ab hansi hai meri
yahi soch kar aansoo piya hai
aansoo piya maine ae ae
dil de kar
dard liya
… … …

mere gagan par chamke thhe jo taare
tere ghar ke deep baney
deep baney hain saare
mere gagan par chamke thhe jo taare
tere ghar ke deep baney
deep baney hain saare
apni duniya ko lutaa ke
mehfil ko teri basaa ke
apni duniya ko lutaa ke
mehfil ko teri basaa ke
apna haal badal diya hai
badal diya maine ae ae
dil de kar
dard liya
maine maine maine

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
—————————————–
दिल दे कर
दर्द लिया
मैंने मैंने मैंने
दिल दे कर
दर्द लिया
मैंने मैंने मैंने
तेरे नामे की खातिर
सजनी॰॰॰ईsss
अपने को
बदनाम किया मैंने
दिल दे कर
दर्द लिया
॰॰॰ ॰॰॰ ॰॰॰

तेरी खुशी अब खुशी है मेरी
तेरी हंसी अब हंसी है मेरी
तेरी खुशी अब खुशी है मेरी
तेरी हंसी अब हंसी है मेरी
यही सोच कर आँसू पिया है
आँसू पिया मैंने
दिल दे कर
दर्द लिया
॰॰॰ ॰॰॰ ॰॰॰

मेरे गगन पर चमके थे जो तारे
तेरे घर के दीप बने
दीप बने हैं सारे
मेरे गगन पर चमके थे जो तारे
तेरे घर के दीप बने
दीप बने हैं सारे
अपनी दुनिया को लूटा के
महफिल को तेरी बसा के
अपनी दुनिया को लूटा के
महफिल को तेरी बसा के
अपना हाल बदल दिया है
बदल दिया मैंने
दिल दे कर
दर्द लिया
मैंने मैंने मैंने

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