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Duniya nayi basaayi sajni

Posted on: November 16, 2013


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Today we remember Feroze Nizami on the anniversary of his passing away. His familiar image in the minds of many people it that of a music director and composer. There are fabulous creations that stand testimony to his talents as a master of music. What is lesser known is the fact that Feroze Nizami Sb was a multi faceted and a multi talented personality. He was an exceptional singer himself, in the mold of classical singing. He was also a writer, and an acknowledged expert and teacher of music. His book, ‘Asraar e Mauseeqi’, a definitive work on classical music written in Urdu, remained a standard textbook on the subject in Punjab University (Lahore) for many decades. He was a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines, writing research papers and articles on music. In addition, he was very learned in the field of Sufi literature. Another book by him, ‘Sar-chasma e Hayaat’, is a famous and oft referred work on this subject. He was well learned in the fields of Homoeopathy, Philosophy, and yes, Hindu religion.

Born in Lahore, he completed his BA from the Islamia College. In 1929 he came to Delhi to work at All India Radio. His colleagues at AIR during that time period were people who would become legends in their own rights in the years to come. He worked in the company of stalwarts like Saadat Hasan Manto, Krishan Chander, and Khursheed Anwar – all names that need no introductions. He acknowledges this esteemed companionship for play a major role in the build of his talents and an all round personality. And another very interesting side note. This was also the time period when Mohammed Rafi, not yet a singer in the industry, came to him to learn music. The association would eventually lead to such iconic gems as “Yahaan Badla Wafaa Ka Bewafaai Ke Siwaa Kya Hai”(film ‘Jugnu’, 1947) and “Main Jab Chhedoon Prem Taraana” (film ‘Amar Raj’, 1946).

In early 1940s, due to some changes that happened in the management hierarchy at the Delhi station of All India Radio, all the members of this stalwart group resigned and headed off to other pastures. Feroze Nizami Sb headed to Bombay to try his luck in the film industry. He got his first assignment as a music director when JBH Wadia engaged him for the film ‘Vishwaas’ (1943). The songs composed by him and rendered by Surendra and Mehtab captured the imagination and the popularity charts. This was followed by ‘Badi Baat’ in 1944, in which he used the singing voices of Ameerbai, Rajkumari, Kusmum Mantri, GM Durrani and Khan Masatana to roll out such wonderful compositions as “Iqraar Ke Parde Mein Mujhko Na Sazaa Dete” and “Kyun Dekh Rahi Ho Mujhe Shokh Nazar Se”.

During the subsequent four years, he did a total of eight more films, that include ‘Us Paar’ in 1944, ‘Sharbati Aankhen’ in 1945, and of course ‘Amar Raj’ (1946) and ‘Jugnu’ (1947). When the partition happened, he chose to return back to Lahore, his hometown. His contributions to the Pakistan film industry in the 1950s and 1960s are exemplary, and he played an important role in bringing up the industry in its years of infancy. He continued to be classical singer and was associated with Radio Pakistan for long years. He was appointed as the head of the music department of Pakistan Arts Council, a role that he played till his passing away in 1975.

For this post, I present a song from his very first film ‘Vishwaas’. This is a duet sung by Surendra and MehtabParul Ghosh. As mentioned above, the film is a Wadia Movietone production, directed by JBH Wadia. The star cast of the film includes names like Surendra Nath, Mehtab, Baby Madhuri, Trilok Kapoor, Gulab, Sulochana Chatterjee, Batt, Meena, Afzal, Nayampalli, and Rashid etc. Thankfully, the video of this song is available, performed on screen by Surendra and Mehtab. As per the storyline, this song is a dream sequence. Surendra and Mehtab are a newly married couple very much in love with each other. Circumstances prevail for them to leave their home and to reestablish themselves. This song is a kind of a fantasy sequence as they express their aspirations for building a whole new world for themselves.

The lyrics for this song are written by Qareem, a name that I am not at all familiar with. I would request other friends and readers to add some more information about this poet. The interesting thing about Feroze Nizami’s music is that it may not seem appealing to start with. But the construction of the notes and the rise and fall of octaves, makes his music grow on you, the more you listen to it – a peculiar characteristic of music that is based on classical foundations. Released seven decades ago, the sound and melody continues to be charming and ear catching. Enjoy.

PS-Harmandir ji has confirms that The HFGK mentioning the singer as Mehtab is an error. The female singer in this song is Parul Ghosh.


song-Duniya nayi basaayi sajni (Vishwaas)(1943) Singers-Surendra, Parul Ghosh, Lyrics-Qareem, MD-Feroz Nizami
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Lyrics

duniya
haan
duniya nayi basaayee sajani
duniya nayi basaayee sajani
duniya nayi basaayee

des chhod pardes mein aaye
des chhod pardes mein aaye
preet ki reet nibhaayi
preet ki reet nibhaayi
duniya
duniya
haan
duniya nayi basaayee sajani
duniya nayi basaayee sajani
duniya nayi basaayee

do
panchhi
pinjre se chhoote
do
panchhi
pinjre se chhoote
aan ke ik daali par baithhe
aan ke ik daali par baithhe. . . .
ae ae ae ae
azaadi ki raah banaayi
azaadi ki raah banaayi

duniya
duniya
haan
duniya nayi basaayee sajani
duniya nayi basaayee sajani
duniya nayi basaayee

lok laaj ki tez thhi dhaara
lok laaj ki tez thhi dhaara
jis ka naa milta thaa kinaara
jis ka naa milta thaa kinaara

dolti naiyaa paar lagaayi
dolti naiyaa paar lagaayi
duniya
duniya
haan
duniya nayi basaayee sajani
duniya nayi basaayee sajani
duniya nayi basaayee

preet ka maine mahal banaaya
preet ka maine mahal banaaya
usko maine khoob sajaaya
usko maine khoob sajaaya

sukh ki barkha sar par chhaayee ee ee
sukh ki barkha sar par chhaayee
duniya
duniya

duniya nayi basaayee saajan
duniya nayi basaayee sajani
duniya nayi basaayee

duniya
haan duniya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दुनिया
हाँ
दुनिया नई बसाई सजनी
दुनिया नई बसाई सजनी
दुनिया नई बसाई

देस छोड़ परदेस में आए
देस छोड़ परदेस में आए
प्रीत की रीत निभाई
प्रीत की रीत निभाई
दुनिया
दुनिया
हाँ
दुनिया नई बसाई सजनी
दुनिया नई बसाई सजनी
दुनिया नई बसाई

दो
पंछी
पिंजरे से छूटे
दो
पंछी
पिंजरे से छूटे
आन के इक डाली पर बैठे
आन के इक डाली पर बैठे
आज़ादी की राह बनाई
आज़ादी की राह बनाई

दुनिया
दुनिया
हाँ
दुनिया नई बसाई सजनी
दुनिया नई बसाई सजनी
दुनिया नई बसाई

लोक लाज की तेज़ थी धारा
लोक लाज की तेज़ थी धारा
जिसका ना मिलता था किनारा
जिसका ना मिलता था किनारा

डोलती नैय्या पार लगाई
डोलती नैय्या पार लगाई
दुनिया
दुनिया
हाँ
दुनिया नई बसाई सजनी
दुनिया नई बसाई सजनी
दुनिया नई बसाई

प्रीत का मैंने महल बनाया
प्रीत का मैंने महल बनाया
उसको मैंने खूब सजाया
उसको मैंने खूब सजाया

सुख की बरखा सर पर छाई
सुख की बरखा सर पर छाई
दुनिया
दुनिया
हाँ
दुनिया नई बसाई साजन

दुनिया नई बसाई सजनी
दुनिया नई बसाई

दुनिया
हाँ दुनिया

2 Responses to "Duniya nayi basaayi sajni"

Sound more like Ashok Kumar singing.
Sudhirji,
The missing film is Rangeen Kahani -1947.

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