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Jab bhi koi kangna boley paayal chhanak jaaye

Posted on: July 30, 2014


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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations –51
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Recently, we were introducing the contributors of the blog in the run up to the 10,000th song. These introductions turned out to be a big hit with the readers of the blog. Some regulars (who have joined in late) specifically requested for the introduction of some of the contributors who were not introduced till then.

The 10,000th song has been posted and most introductions have been done and dusted, with some of the introductions getting posted after the 10,000th post.

One introduction is still not yet done, though. The regulars will know whose introduction it is. Sudhir Kapur ji is not yet formally introduced as part of the 10k celebrations. He has contributed so much to the blog and I have so much to say about him that I had to keep defering this introduction as I kept remembering more and more things to say about him.

So, here it is finally – an introduction to Sudhir Kapur, one of the major pillars of the blog.

Sudhir Kapur made his first comment in the writeup of the song Duniya mein logon ko dhokha kabhi ho jaata hai (Apna Desh)(1972). His comments, made on 18 october 2010 made my day. He wrote:

Atul ji,
When I reached this web site some days back, in one of my searches for a song, I was thrilled at finding the treasure trove contained herein. The amount of effort to research, pull together the lyrics, and add the interesting commentary on each song verily reflects your deep love and devotion to this wonderful art form (that sadly has vanished from the Hindi movies in recent decades). Your effort is worth my respect and love, for I am also a devout fan of the music of the early decades when the classical, semi-classical and the melodious was the actual music that formed the life of Hindi movies, (and was not yet called Bollywood).

Your comments in this post, regarding the age and the frame of mind on seeing Hindi movies, jell so well with my own emotions on having seen movies as a child and a teenager, and even now as I see some of these classics again. This post brought back to life all those emotions of my childhood and teenage, and I thank you for that.

I am an avid collector my self, and I have a huge collection (audio in mp3 format) approximating to 15,000 plus songs, compiled from various sources on the net, including conversions from my own huge collection of music cassettes that I have been hoarding since a teenager. I am currently working to compile this collection into a data base complete with all info about each song, and I am about 30% complete with this task.

Web sites like yours are an encouragement, a hope, and a vision that this wonderful legacy will not be lost to oblivion.

With heartfelt thanks for your efforts, and the love for this music that shines through it, and a warm emotional handshake in thought. Please let me know if I can be of any help with your research, I would be delighted to contribute.

Sincere and appreciative regards
Sudhir
(New Delhi, India)

My reply was

Thanks a lot for your words of encouragements, Mr Sudhir. As you are an avid collector of songs, of course you can be of great use to us while we look for rare songs here.

In the beginning, he offered comments on the songs being posted in the blog. It was after six months that he began to send lyrics in the blog. The first lyrics sent by him was for the song parwaanon se preet seekh len (Bilwamangal)(1954) which appeared on the blog on 1 february 2011.

In a couple of months time, he turned a guest poster as well from April 2011.

From may 2011, a major exercise was undertaken in the blog, when it was decided to post all the K L Saigal songs that were available. We began to discuss one K L Saigal song daily like how SLBC discusses one K L Saigal song daily in their “puraani filmon ke geet” programme. This led to an unofficial series of articles on K L Saigal, beginning from end of may 2011 and it ended on 18 september 2011 when the last available K L Saigal song was discussed. The songs in this series were discussed by me as well as by him.

It was during this series that we got the first glimpse of Sudhir ji’s prowess in translating complex Urdu words and phrases into easily understandable terms for the benefit of non Urdu speakers (and that included most of Hindi speakers as well) 🙂 His articles, full with translations, interpretations of the lyrics, research on the genesis of the songs etc were the stuff that can earn people PhD in many Universities. Many complex and rare K L Saigal songs became accessible and understandable to lay music lovers for the first time thanks to Sudhir ji’s efforts.

Those four months of 2011 were heady days for the blog when I would wait for a K L Saigal writeup in my inbox in the morning which would be prepared by Sudhir ji by literarily burning midnight oil, which would then get published first thing in the morning. In a matter of four months, all the K L Saigal songs got covered and then Sudhir ji as well as I began to suffer from withdrawal symptoms for some time because we began to miss those days of working with a missionary zeal, attempting to meet our daily targets. 🙂 Here is an account of what it took to produce the series of K L Saigal songs, in the words of Sudhir ji.

Greta (Memsaab), in her comments to one of these articles mentioned that she was preserving the articles of Sudhir ji as they were a big help for her in her bid to learn Hindi/ Urdu. With her inimitable sense of humour she mentioned that she particularly enjoyed learning the colourful Urdu words meant to describe the act of drinking wine. 🙂

It was in March 2012 that I found myself visiting Delhi for a two days meeting there on 15 and 16 march. I saw a golden opportunity to meet Sudhir ji and I e mailed him just before I was to embark on my journey. I immediately received the reply in which Sudhir ji welcomed me to Delhi and asked about my travel plans.

I attended my meeting throughout the day on 15 march and it was decided in consultation with Sudhir ji that I would meet up with him in the evening. My day long official meeting was over and all the participants were invited to dinner at a Delhi hotel, but I was obviously not interested in that. I have much better things to do during that time, I told everyone who was interested in listening.

I informed my address to Sudhir ji and he said that he knew the place and he would be there in 15 minutes time.

I was waiting in a hired taxi which was driven by a young driver interested in music. I had told him about my music site and I informed him that I was waiting for a likeminded music lover who was arriving to meet me. After 15 minutes I looked out but could not find any vehicle that may have arrived. I asked the driver to go and find out. He came and reported that he could only see one vehicle located some 30 metres away and could that be the vehicle of my visitor ?

I went towards the vehicle and found a gentleman coming out of the vehicle. I tend to introduce myself using my initials rather than the first name and that is what I instinctly did, but then realised that I am not known to bloggers by my initials but by my first name and then I told him that I was Atul.

Sudhir ji, in his article on our first meeting has mentioned that

I simply walked over to him and hugged him. I am sure he must have been taken by surprise, because for a moment I could feel he did not know how to respond. 🙂 🙂

I will not say that I was caught unawares. Come to think of it, it is the most natural and satisfying action to perform when you meet someone for the first time whom you have known for quite some time. I was subjected to similar hugs at the hands of Asterix and Raja when they had come to meet me on october 2010. How else do you react on such occasions. 🙂

We read so many horror stories of people who pose as something different online and they turn out to be something entirely different in flesh. But like in case of Raja and asterix, I found Sudhir ji to be exactly what I had visualised him to be based on my earlier online interactions with him. So that way, all the music lovers we have in this blog are WYTIWYG (what you think is what you get) compliant. 🙂

All the music lovers that I have met so far are kind , generous, knowledgeable, unassuming- in short persons you immediately feel comfortable with, and Sudhir ji fitted this bill perfectly.

Without losing any time. we got talking as if catching up on lost time making use of every minute while he drove towards his residence.

He lives in a residential colony and I was vaguely aware of having read about this colony sometime in the distant past. When I later checked up, I realised that I had read about this colony in Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s autobiography. Harivanshrai Bachchan had mentioned that he was allotted a plot in this New Delhi colony meant for journalists but he was unable to build a home on this land. Much later, when his son Amitabh Bachchan became a movie star, his financial woes were over for all times and a house was finally constructed on this plot. This house is known as Amitabh Bachchan’s house among the residents of the colony now, though neither he nor his family members have ever stayed in this residence.

Sudhir ji’s late father was a journalist in the Hindustan Times group and that is how he came to live in this colony, which was originally meant to be a colony for journalists.

Sudhir ji lives on the first floor of his two storey residence which is full of music and movie related items, viz CD, DVD, records, cassettes, tapes, books, equipments to convert music and video from one format to other etc etc. All the stuff is neatly arranged and he can quickly get you any item that you are looking for. Such vast and systematically organised collection is something that is to be seen to be believed. Personally I can only dream to be this organised.

He keeps adding to his collection and he continuously receives new stock from various sources.

Almost every music related publication is available with him. I saw books on Kishore Kumar, Hemant Kumar etc that had full details, including the list of all songs sung by these artists in all the languages. The venerable HFGK (all the volumes) are also available, of course. Moreover, he had hosted Harmandir Singh Hamraj and Nalin Shah just a few months back and he had a treasure of invaluable information about the experiences of Hamraj ji during his arduous attempts to collect information from various sources.

We briefly got down to the ground floor at dinner time. Sudhir ji’s mother stays at the ground floor. She was quite amused with the tales of my pets. “A cat peacefully co existing with two dogs ! It must be Ram Rajya at your home !” She exclaimed.

Back on the first floor, we continued discussing matters concerning music. It was approaching midnight when we finally reluctantly called it a day after some six hours and he dropped me back to the place from where he had picked me.

Next day I wrote about my meeting with Sudhir ji in this article. Sudhir ji wrote about this meeting in this article. Both these articles incidentally went rather unnoticed. 🙂

I have met him several times since then, at approximately three months interval, and the routine would remain same. So one can say that I met him in all seasons, viz. Spring, summer, rain and winter. When I went to meet him in the winter season in january 2013, he made considerable fuss about getting me protected against Delhi’s chilly winter, declaring that I was not protected enough. So he did not rest till I began to resemble an eskimo. 😉

On one occasion, I found him going elsewhere first and not towards his residence with me. We are going to meet AK ji, he explained. We went to the building of a Central Government Ministry, entered the chamber of the top man in the ministry and held a two hours long discussion on music. Just like that ! And it was during this meeting that it was revealed that AK and I were from the same alma mater as far as our engineering studies were concerned. So it was sort of like family members reuniting after years- a staple diet of Manmohan Desai and Nasir Hussain movies. 🙂

I also got to meet Bakshish Singh, after we were proceeding towards Sudhir ji’s residence after our meeting with Ak ji. Bakshish Singh is a great music lover who has a vast collection of music and movies of all sorts which he carries with him in the form of a 1 TB portable hard disk. He readily shares his collection with interested persons. In fact he leaves his hard disk to interested persons, to be collected later after the interested person has copied whatever he wanted to copy from the disk.

I got to meet AK and Bakshish Singh once more during my subsequent visits to Delhi.

Sudhir ji has developed a vast network of acquintances and that enables him to keep in touch with developments in the HFM field so to say. He is always on the lookout for rare songs as yet unavailable. He keeps telling that a large number of songs are yet to become available online.

As for his interactions with bloggers, he has met/ talked/ interacted with a lot of them. He has met Harmandir Singh Hamraj, Nalin Shah, Surjit Singh, AK, Bakshish Singh etc. Among the contributors of this blog, he has met me, Peevesie and Peevesie’s mom etc. He has talked to Memsaab, Khyati Bhatt, Lalitha etc and has been in online communication with many others, including several contributors of this blog.

Once I received a call from Sudhir Ji. He had a visitor from US and he wanted me to talk to her. Listening to her voice, I could instinctively tell that I was talking to Vijaylaxmi, the legendary SLBC announcer of 1970s and 1980s. To talk to a legendary radio announcer and getting praised by her for the blog was a memorable experience for me.

Sudhir ji is a regular participant and organiser of music related programmes, mostly in Delhi. For instance, he actively figured in the organisation of a seminar on the occasion of Hindi Cinema’s 100 year during 2013 where movie historian Mr Nalin Shah gave his presentation.

He, alongwith Shikha Vohra (daughter of Anil Biswas) appeared in a Doordarshan programme dedicated to the memory of Mukesh in 2012. Details of this programme is available in this writeup.

Sudhir Ji, alongwith AK ji once met Mubarak Begam and the two were mightily relieved to find out that she was not as bad off as was being made out in the news articles at that time.

Sudhir ji is an active participant in the meetings of Delhi based music lovers. The previous month’s meeting was held at the residence of a neighbour of Sudhir ji and this month’s meeting (that may have taken place by now) was scheduled to be held in Sudhir Ji’s residence. We await a report on this meeting.

Amazingly, for a man of such contacts and networking, Sudhir ji is averse to Facebook and he does not have a facebook account as of now to the best of my knowledge. 🙂

Two long running series of posts of Sudhir ji in the blog are “Voice of Mukesh” and “Colours of love”. “Voice of Mukesh” series is plugging the gaps for Mukesh songs by discovering as yet unavailable Mukesh songs and also posting as yet undiscussed Mukesh songs. With close to 680 Mukesh songs already discussed, the day is not far off when Mukesh, like his idol K L Saigal will have all his songs covered in the blog.

Sudhir ji recently took my postal address and later enquired whether I had received any parcel. I said no, not yet. Then he gave me the phone number of the courier company whose staff had arrived at my address on 19th july 2014 only to find me away (I was away at Nagpur on that day). I called up the courier company, took their address and reached there to claim the parcel. I found a huge packet weighing a few tons. I brought it home and unwrapped it. I found that the packet contained five huge volumes of HFGK. It was the idea of Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh to present me all the volumes of HFGK on the occasion of the blog reaching 10k mark and Sudhir ji was entrusted with the task of sending the gift to me to coincide with the day the blog was supposed to reach the magic five figure mark. Now I have been mentioning HFGK quite often, but owning HFGK is an altogether different feeling and now I feel far more empowered when it comes to discussing HFM, especially from obscure movies. I am extremely thankful to the duo for presenting this invaluable gift to me. I felt like a kid who received a toy that he always wanted, and that feeling has not yet worn out even now. I recall that Khyati Bhatt had felt the same way when she was delived HFGK a few months back by Sudhir Ji. So she would know exactly how I must have felt on receiving the set of HFGK. 🙂

On this occasion, here is a lovely song from “Shaukeen”(1982). The song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Yogesh is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman. Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

With this article, the 50th article in the series, we finally come to a close of our 10k celebration articles. This series was very well received by the readers of this blog. I , as well as other introducers enjoyed introducing the contributors of this blog. Hopefully, this has enabled the readers to get to know the contributors that much more.


Song-Jab bhi koi kangna boley (Shaukeen)(1982) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Yogesh, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm

jab bhi koi kangnaa boley
paayal chhanak jaaye ae
soyee soyee dil ki dhadkan
sulag sulag jaaye
karoon jatan laakh magar man
machal machal jaaye
machal machal jaaye
jab bhi koi kangnaa boley
paayal chhanak jaaye ae ae
soyee soyee dil ki dhadkan
sulag sulag jaaye
karoon jatan laakh magar man
machal machal jaaye
machal machal jaaye
jab bhi koi kanganaa boley

chhalak gaye rang jahaan par
ulajh gaye nainaa re nainaa
ulajh gaye nainaa
chhalak gaye rang jahaan par
ulajh gaye nainaa re nainaa
ulajh gaye nainaa
paaye nahin man banjaaraa
kahin bhi ye chainaa re chainaa
kahin bhi ye chainaa
mere man ki pyaas adhoori
mujhe bhatkaaye
jab bhi koi kangnaa boley
paayal chhanak jaaye ae ae
jab bhi koi kangnaa boley

kali kali jhoome re bhanwraaa
agan pe jal jaaye patangaa
agan pe jal jaaye
kali kali jhoome re bhanwraaa
agan pe jal jaaye patangaa
agan pe jal jaaye
chandaa ko chakor nihaare
isi mein sukh paaye re paaye ae
isi mein sukh paaye
jeevan se ye ras ka bandhan
toda nahin jaaye ae
jab bhi koi kangnaa boley
paayal chhanak jaaye ae ae
soyee soyee dil ki dhadkan
sulag sulag jaaye
karoon jatan laakh magar man
machal machal jaaye
machal machal jaaye
jab bhi koi kangnaa boley

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हम् हम्
हम् हम् हम्

जब भी कोई कंगना बोले
पायल छनक जाए ए
सोयी सोयी दिल कि धडकन
सुलग सुलग जाए
करूँ जतन लाख मगर मन
मचल मचल जाए
मचल मचल जाए

जब भी कोई कंगना बोले
पायल छनक जाए ए ए
सोयी सोयी दिल कि धडकन
सुलग सुलग जाए
करूँ जतन लाख मगर मन
मचल मचल जाए
मचल मचल जाए ए
जब भी कोई कंगना बोले

झलक गए रंग जहाँ पर
उलझ गए नैना रे नैना
उलझ गए नैना
झलक गए रंग जहाँ पर
उलझ गए नैना रे नैना
उलझ गए नैना
पाए नहीं मन बंजारा
कहीं भी ये चैना रे चैना
कहीं भी ये चैना
मेरे मन कि प्यास अधूरी
मुझे भटकाए
जब भी कोई कंगना बोले
पायल छनक जाए ए ए ए
जब भी कोई कंगना बोले

कली कली झूमे रे भंवरा
अगन पे जल जाए पतंगा
अगन पे जल जाए
कली कली झूमे रे भंवरा
अगन पे जल जाए पतंगा
अगन पे जल जाए
चंदा कों चकोर निहारे
इसी में सुख पाए रे पाए ए
इसी में सुख पाए
जीवन से ये रस का बंधन
तोड़ा नहीं जाए ए

जब भी कोई कंगना बोले
पायल छनक जाए ए ए
सोयी सोयी दिल कि धडकन
सुलग सुलग जाए
करूँ जतन लाख मगर मन
मचल मचल जाए
मचल मचल जाए
जब भी कोई कंगना बोले

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28 Responses to "Jab bhi koi kangna boley paayal chhanak jaaye"

Atul ji,

Thanks for the much awaited ‘formal’ introduction of Sudhir ji. I say ‘formal’,because I feel I know him since many many years,though I have yet to meet him personally.
They say that what one writes,reflects his personality. From Sudhir ji’s writing,he comes out as a very gentle,helpful,kind hearted,jovial person having an intense love for music.
I am not much surprised to learn that he has very systematically arranged his musical treasures in his house,because this is what he is supposed to be from his writing.
I have no words to describe about his prowess of writing articles,which give us so much pleasure coupled with information.
He has a very large music loving friend-circle,surely because of his genial and lovable nature. He seems to have a knack of holding people together.
Thanks you,Sudhir ji for what you did for us on this Blog. I am sure even Saigal and Mukesh also must be giving their blessings to you from the heavens.
-AD

Arun ji,

Your words, your encouragements, your valuable inputs, and your continuous communication is an important impetus for me in my writings. Yes, we have not met, but having talked on the phone often, my sentiments about knowing you are much the same.

I just love your thought, about the blessings from heaven. There is so much more to unearth in this field, I am sure we are going to be very busy for many years to come.

Thanks again for your benevolent oversight.

Cheers and Best Regards
Sudhir

Atul Ji,
Thanks for the excellent and detail introduction on Sudhir Ji. I for one (although I am a recent visitor to your blog) was looking forward to know more about him. From the recent write-ups, I could get an idea. In fact my acquaintance with the blogosphere is a little less than two years, through SoY. Although I have visited many of his posts and other posts in the past few months, I was not aware of his invaluable contributions like the series on K L Saigal. I hope I could find enough time to visit his past posts. Thank you Sudhir Ji and Atul Ji and other members of ASAD fraternity for your great contribution towards the cause of HFS and NFS and its music and for enlightening and educating greenhorns like me.
Thanks once again

Venkat ji,

I hope I am addressing you correctly. 🙂

Thanks for your kind words of appreciation. It is like nourishment that keeps the mind active and on the go. And I am glad to see you so active and so actively commenting on the blog. Really appreciate that.

Cheers and Best Regards
Sudhir

Beautiful write up. I am so glad that you have met all these people Atul, who aid you so heartily in your work.

Wonderful.

Ava ji,

The pleasure is very mutual. Really appreciate your discerning comments on many songs and write ups.

Best Regards
Sudhir

Atul,
Sudhirji is doing a tremendous service for the great legacy of our film music through this blog. I too have had the privilege of visiting his home and seeing his awesome collection. There are so many collectors, but he is exceptional in putting it out in public domain unhesitatingly. My compliments to him and you, too.

AK

AK ji,

This emotion of sharing is something that I to have learnt from others. So many folks like Dr. Surjit Singh ji, Harish ji Raghuvanshi, Bakhshish Singh ji – all people who have unhesitatingly given me music, song and information, as and when I have requested it. I remember Surjit ji’s comment – “This treasure is not mine, it belongs to its creators and to the listening public. And so I share.”

Thanks for your contunuing communications.

Cheers and Best Regards
Sudhir

Interesting lively song!

Interesting also to learn more about Sudhir Ji – a “Real Devotee” (Shaukeen :)) of Hindi Music !!

Have e-mailed and also spoken on the phone with Sudhir ji. I totally agree with Arunji that Sudhirji’s articles reflect his personality. Sudhir ji has been very helpful and kind to me and his voice was indeed very jovial.

Atul ji, you are blessed to have such a wonderful circle of friends.
All the Best to all of you!

Regards,
Manju Das

Would also like to add that Sudhir ji, your devotion to Hindi music is indeed very commendable. Your detailed explanation of the songs in articles posted on ASAD have enlightened us also – thanks for sharing your knowledge. May god bless you for all your hard work.

And thanks to Atulji for giving us the link to the video programme on Doordarshan – I was wondering if I would ever get a chance to see it and there it was!
Thank you again.
Manju Das

Manju ji,

I really appreciate your energy and your kind words. Just like you, I believe this is a part of the cultural history of this country. It is a heritage that needs effort and attention to be preserved. I appreciate your efforts in maintaining the website on your esteemed father, Late Shri K Amarnath. It is an important historical record, and we need more such efforts from the families of aritsts and creators of yesteryears.

We shall continue to remain in touch. The items we have talked about, are very much on my radar screen, and I hope there will be action soon.

Cheers and Best Regards
Sudhir

Ah, the intro of Sudhirji – and how lovely to read this!

We need to realise that while Sudhirji is keen on finding rare songs, he is a rare breed in himself. 🙂 A breed would indicate multiple members – maybe I should just say he is one of a kind. I don’t know another person like him.

Although I have never met Sudhirji personally, I’ve always had this feeling that we know each other – he exudes SUCH warmth and friendliness!

I will never forget the time I asked him for his help in translating a song from Miss Frontier Mail (1936). I was subtitling this movie at the time. There were some extremely difficult words/phrases involved since they were specific to horse racing as a sport – and belonged very much to that period. Sudhirji took great pains to try to translate every single word – he even contacted others for help. Finally he sent me the whole song with its translation, line by line – in a spreadsheet. It was just awesome!

We are blessed to have Sudhirji on this blog. His posts are always a great treat to read. His anecdotes, the way he builds his posts, his knowledge of Urdu, his attention to detail, the love he has for every single artist and song he writes about – all this combines to make his writing absolutely delightful.

This whole 10K celebration has been a lot of fun. It was a terrific idea to build it up this way – with introduction posts about contributors, some by contributors.

Raja ji,

Yes, it was fun getting together for the translation of songs of ‘Miss Frontier Mail’. I feel apologetic that I have not been able to devote more time to it, despite the follow up communications with Thomas and setting up the subtitling environment on my computer. I hope I am able to find more time, and get back in the groove with Thomas and the team.

Thanks for your kind words. As always, they mean a lot to me.

Cheers and Best Regards
Sudhir

Atulji,
Thanks for introducing such a devotional, loving, friendly, generous, ambitious, passionate…..person that I have met in my life. I am very fortunate to spend two days with him (not enough though). I still cherish that meeting with him, which may not be productive to him (I am not a knowledgeable person in the field of Hindi Cinema) but I believe will be a memorable one. “Dil to paagal Hai” Ab sochti hoon ki kab phir se Sudhirbhai se mulaqat hogi.
We are truly blessed that he is with us. His informative posts and comments are and will always be a feast for me. If I have a query, I don’t hesitate to give him a call.
Thank you Sudhirji for being with us and sharing your passion, joy, time with us.
Love
Khyati

Dear Khyati Ben,

I assure you, the pleasure is equally bright in my heart too. This group is such a wonderful gift of friends and friendship, that it is rather I who feel blessed with so many wonderful friends with whom this common passion for music can be discussed and enjoyed.

Me too, I look forward to another visit to LA. The stay at your place, and yes, the Gujarati dinner that you prepared (and the dhoklas that you packed for my trip) – I remember all that with joy. 🙂

I shall be in US again sometimes Nov/Dec. Hope we can plan another meeting. I am sure Raja ji will have another new idea on how we should connect. 😀 😀

It is always a pleasure to receive your phone calls. Please give my regards to Jagdish Bhai, and lots of love to the three musketeers. 🙂

Tell Jagdish Bhai, next time I am in LA, tamne rajaa leni padsu, Talat ni songs maate. 🙂

Cheers and Best Regards
Sudhir

Atul ji,
A riveting intro-post on Sudhir ji,
The post reads like a thriller novel. Many Thanks.

For me, Sudhir ji has been more than a mentor on this blog.

I owe him a lot for my first post and can never thank him enough for the series on Mukesh.

Mahesh ji,

Thanks for your message. I assure you that the pleasure is equally mine, to be able to interact with other music lovers like yourselves. It is wonderful feeling of belonging with this group of friends.

Cheers and Best Regards
Sudhir

“Sudhir ji lives on the first floor of his two storey residence which is full of music and movie related items, viz CD, DVD, records, cassettes, tapes, books, equipments to convert music and video from one format to other etc etc. All the stuff is neatly arranged and he can quickly get you any item that you are looking for. Such vast and systematically organised collection is something that is to be seen to be believed. Personally I can only dream to be this organised.”
i totally agree with what you have written here about Sudhir kapurji. the systematic arrangement— amazing.
will i ever be able to duplicate it at my place with the limited treasures (cassettes and CDs) —– never.
knowledge and ability to discover rare wonders—- Subhanallah.
hospitable nature—- hope we don’t take him for granted.
and so with this we get a formal introduction to the Gold MIne called Sudhir kapur
feels great to know you sirji

Peevesie’s Mom ji,

Your message means a lot to me. It was a pleasure to meet yourself and Peevesie during your visit to Delhi. Yes, as always, wish we could have had more time. 🙂

I hope Peevesie is settling well into her coursework at NID. From a couple of your comments and her post, I realize that she is very busy these days. And yes, having met her, and seen her energetic outlook, I am sure she is simply rearing to do so much. Blessings and all the best to her.

Please give my regards to Peevesie’s Dad. 🙂

Cheers and Best Regards
Sudhir

Atul ji
Thanks for writing about OUR Sudhir ji

prakash

Prakash ji,

Thanks for writing in. I very much hope that all is well on the home and health front.

Please take care.

Lots of love.

Cheers and Best Regards
Sudhir

Long awaited introduction, thanks Atulji. You have written lovingly about him and he is for sure a lovely person.

Aparna ji,

Appreciate to read your comments. So many loving responses from such a dear group of friends.

My cup of emotions overfloweth.

Cheers and Best Regards
Sudhir

Earlier i had read this post in my daily travel, and naturally this is not the post to read ‘one time’ only, it is to read and feel again and again, and to travel through this journey of the two great music lovers.
So i deliberately avoid to comment, because i wish to feel it again and may be after some months/gap I will keep reading this post. It is like that…
All that experience of being with Sudhir ji, going through his collection of books and cassettes and being into Delhi. As i have been visiting Delhi for almost 18 yrs and sometimes got to stay there for months due to extended official work, I can remember how it is there in various seasons.
Thanking once again Atul ji and saluting Sudhir ji for his great service to music and to bring to us all the rarest rare songs and all those memorable write ups !

Avinash ji,

Your words outdo the justice to my efforts. It is these encouragements that keep me going on with this effort, which is equally a pleasure for me.

As you have written, please do let me know when you are in Delhi next time. We must meet. I look forward to that.

Cheers and Best Regards
Sudhir

Good to read this detailed post for the introduction of Sudhir Kapoor Sir. Of course, he is a warm and generous person by all accounts. I know him only through the blog and emails, but the warmth comes across and also the spirit of ‘bhai chara’ 🙂 .

Indeed I am fortunate to have known him . He is the all round expert in ‘ the translations/interpretation of poetry ‘ department of this blog.

During the drive to complete K. L. Sehgal songs in the blog, I became a fan of Sehgal sahab. The depth and naunces in his rendition of ghazals is fabulous. It was a learning experience for me.

Nahm ji,

Thanks for your words of appreciation. I assure you that it is a progressive learning experience for me too.

I am glad to be part of this group, the exchange of ideas is so lively and enlightening.

Cheers and Best Regards
Sudhir

Atul ji, and all dear friends on this bandwagon,

As always, it is a song that comees to the rescue. I find that works so wonderfully well. With seventy thousand plus songs having been created in the past eight and a half decades – one may be at a loss for original words, but one may rarely be at a loss to recall a Hindi film song with which to adress any situation.

And so, for this wonderful flow of appreciation from across the bandwagon members, the song that immediately comes to mind is

ehsaan mere dil pe tumhaara hai dosto
ye dil tumhaare pyaar ka maara hai dosto

I will just add a couple of points. Regarding the meeting of the music lover’s group, no it has not yet happened. It is deferred on account of some conflicting schedules, plus inclement weather situation. One possible program is the coming Sunday (10th August), alhtough not confirmed fully so far. I will let the group know as the program progresses.

Ah yes, social media is somehow not yet become my cup of tea. Recently, Bakhshish Singh ji was telling me about his recent baptism to Facebook. He assures me that it is possible to control how much information becomes visible to others. And now I am seriously thinking about it. 😉

Atul ji,

I do not know whether the choice of song is intentional. 😉 But surely I thank you for the ambience of feeling young at heart. That is the thought I live with. And the song has surely provided some naughty ideas. I had heard this song before, but not seen the visual – disarmingly interesting.

It is for me to thank all friends on the bandwagon, for the amount of love and sentiments that have been showered in my direction.

ye dil tumhaare pyaar ka maara hai dosto

Thanks and Best Regards
Sudhir

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