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Saaqiyaa qareeb aa

Posted on: February 24, 2014

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“Prabhat” (1973) was produced by Ram Dayal and directed by Sikandar Khanna for Mukul Productions. The movie had Zaheeda, Jaya Kaushalya, Shyama, Roopesh Kumar, Kamal Kapoor, Sunder, Birbal, Zohara Khatun, Krishan Dhawan, Pranshankar, Arjun Aosare, V.Gopal, Aarti, Pinchoo Kapoor, Rajan Haksar, Hangama, Kamal Deep, Sujata, Narbada Shankar, Dulari, Gulshan Bawra, Nandita Thakur, Baldev Khosa, Pachhi, Asha Chandra, Dinesh Hingoo, Omi, Habib, Nisha, Ameeta Sinha, Sonika, Malini, Charanjeet, Neerja etc in it.

Today (24 february 2014) is the 86th birth anniversary of Jaswant Rai Sharma, better known to us as Naqsh Llayalpuri (24 february 1928). On this occasion, here is a song from “Prabhat” (1973). this song is sung by Lata and it is picturised as a mujra song on Zaheeda, with Pinchoo Kapoor, Shyama, Aarti and Rajan Haksar also visible in the picturisation.

Madan Mohan is the music director.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra. This is the 700th lyrics comtribution from Prakashchandra to this blog. He is easily the top lyrics contributor in the blog. I take this opportunity to congratulate him on this milestone on my behalf and on behalf of the blog. I hope that he will continue to enrich this blog with his contributions in future as well.

Audio (Partial song)

video (Full song)

Song-Saaqiyaa qareeb aa (Prabhat)(1973) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

saaqiyaa qareeb aaa aa
saaqiyaa qareeb aaa
nazar milaaa
nazar…. milaa….
nazar milaaa
nazar milaa…aaaaa
saaqiyaa qareeb aaa
saaqiyaa qareeb aaa

pyaasi kahin na reh jaayen ae
mere shabaab ki raatein
pyaasi kahin na reh jaayen
pyaasi kahin… na reh jaayen aen
mere shabaab ki raatein
dil ko mere na behlaa tu
karke sharaab ki baatein
tujhko khudaa kaa vaastaa
sharaab laa
sharaab laa
saaqiyaa qareeb aaa aaa
saaqiyaa qareeb aaa

peene se hosh aayegaa aa
tu bhi zaaraa si pee saaqi ee
peene se
hosh aayegaa
se hosh aayegaa aa
tu bhi zaraa si pee saaqi
aise haseen gunaahon mein aen
milti hai zindagi saaqi
yoon bin peeye na ladkhadaa
sambhal zaraa,
sambhal zaraa
saaqiyaa qareeb aaa aaa
saaqiyaa qareeb aaa

dil bhi jawaan hai pehloo mein aen
tu bhi hai paass jaane jaan aaaa
dil bhi jawaan hai
pehloo mein aen
dil bhi jawaan hai pehloo mein aen
tu bhi hai paass jaane jaan aa
dhalne lagee hai sholon mein aen
hothon ki pyaas jaane jaan
ithni si hai bas iltijaa aa
mujhe pilaa
mujhe pilaa aa
saaqiyaa qareeb aaa aaa
saqiyaa qareeb aaa
nazar milaaa
nazar milaaaa
nazar milaa
nazar milaa aa
saaqiyaa qareeb aaa aaa
saqiyaa qareeb aaa

7 Responses to "Saaqiyaa qareeb aa"

Way to go Prakash ji,

Congratulations and thanks for all the wonderful reminders and memories you keep pouring into this bandwagon. 🙂

Atul ji,
The number in the text of the post says 600.
But it should be 700. Please correct.




Thank you Sudhir ji, Arun ji, Avinash ji and Aparnaji
for your encouraging and kind words.
And Atul ji Thanks

Regards & love


Prakash ji,
Congratulation on your 700th Lyrics contribution.
Thanks for delighting us with some entertaining,melodious and sweet songs.
Hope you will continue your contributions.
I also thank you for identifying,with details,many lesser known artistes,every now and then. This activity is simply amazing !
You are really a multi-talented person.


Prakash ji ,
Many many Congratulations on reaching 700 th 🙂
Hope to see many more, lesser known, rare and mesmerizing from the ‘swinging seventies’ further.
Thanks for reviving the forgotten memories and forgotten gems from Hindi films !!!
thanks and all the best wishes for an eagerly awaited 1000 th from you 🙂


Congrats PCji!! Your ability to identify lesser known known artistes amazes me always!!!


WOW Prakashchandra for the 7th century. Keep going



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