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Ek naya sansaar sajaao aaj khushi ka din aaya

Posted on: August 25, 2014


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Today we are going to get introduced to yet another great singer from Gujarat, who was so popular in the 50s that people called him ” King of Prabhatiyas “. Prabhatiya is a kind of Bhajan sung in the early hours of mornings, just when the Sun is about to rise.

When I wrote on Abhram Bhagat,the famous Aakhyaan and Bhajan gayak of Gujarat on 20-4-2013, I had mentioned names of a few other famous singers of Gujarat in that era ( 30s to 50s). I had included the name of YASHWANT BHATT in that list. After reading that article, Shri Jagdish Bhatt from USA, husband of our KHYATI JI wrote his comments thus–

” Another fact that I wanted to share with you is about one of the singers you have listed in the post. Yashwant Bhatt was my uncle (father’s second youngest brother). He was considered the King of “Prabhatiya” (morning bhajans) by Radio Rajkot. Prabhatiya that he sang were mainly by the poets of Saurashtra, namely Ganga Sati, Paanbhai, Narsi Mehta and few more. Impacted by his passion about singing, his youngest brother Shri Harish Bhatt also became a singer. Harish Bhatt made K. L. Saigal his guru and on Jan 18th of every year would conduct a program in Sanmukhanand Hall as a tribute to his guru and would sing Saigalji’s songs, accompanied by his wife as a female singer for the duets. I remember my uncle (Harish Bhatt) telling us singing few songs in Hindi movies, but not sure though. Gujarati fans on this blog may have heard a famous song on radio, “Phool kahe bhamraa ne bhamro vaat vahe gunjan maa, Madhav kyaay nathi Madhuvan maa….” written by a famous Gujarati kavi, Shri Harindra Dave and sung by Harish Bhatt. ”

After learning that YASHWANT BHATT was the father in Law of our Khyati ji, I was interested in writing about him.
There were two obstacles in this. ONE- Jagdish bhai had not mentioned anything about Yashwant Bhatt’s work in Hindi film music. He had only fleetingly mentioned that his younger uncle Harish Bhat sang some songs in Hindi films,though.
and TWO-it was almost impossible to get any information on Yashwant Bhatt as a singer. I had tried with all my resources and had contacted even Harish Raghuvanshi ji, Biren Kothari ji as well as his brother Urvish Kothari ji, but nothing came out of it. I was in a dilemma whether to abandon-or at least postpone-the idea when I got a mail from Harish Raghuvanshi ji. He had also requested his friends from Ahmedabad, Junagadh and Rajkot. One Mr.Bharat Yagnik from Rajkot who knew Yashwant personally had sent a Photocopy of an article on Yashwant Bhatt. This had appeared in a book ” Loksnskritina Kaladharo “-by Jaimall Parmar.

After reading this Gujarati article I realised that there was not much factual data in it- like Date of birth, marriage details etc, because the article was about his singing prabhatiyas and bhajans on Rajkot Radio. Of course some information is better than No information. The sender was Bharat yagnik a retired Drama artist. he was also a senior Radio Announcer on Rajkot Radio. His father was connected with Hindi film industry.

YASHWANT BHATT was son of shri Nageshwar Bhatt. he was born at Madhavpur in Gujarat. Since his father was a singer of Haveli Sangeet, Yashwant started singing quite early. His first guru was Kashigar and later on it was Padubhai who actually developed Yashwant as a singer. He always gave credit to his guru Padubhai. Yashwant’s voice was very soft and sweet. It was ideal for singing emotional songs and Bhajans. He was an extremely good natured and helpful person. Soon his name became known for his sweet Bhajans.

He was ambitious to become a Play back singer in Hindi films. He came to Bombay at the age of 20 years. First he got opportunity to sing in chorus in the Circo production film songs. In 1941,he sang Bhajans on Mumbai Radio. Side by side he sang in Hindi films. In all he sang about 25 songs in 13 Hindi films. The films were Khooni Laash-43, Katil-44, Black and white-44, Royal Mail-46, Dhokhebaaz-46, Namak-47, Kismetwali-47, White face-48, Billi-49, Jiyo Raja-49, Jagriti-49, Veer Ghatotkach-49 and Actor -51.

Out of these 13 films, 9 films had music by K. Narayan Rao. Yashwant was his pet singer. Narayan Rao was mainly a composer for C grade and stunt films. His films never became famous, consequently Yashwant too was neglected and never came into limelight. Actually, with other composers, Yashwant had done duets with Naseem, Uma Devi, Sulochana Kadam, Kusum Mantri, Husn Bano, Leela Mehta, Sheela, Rohini Rai, Putlibai, Freni Sroff etc, but in spite of his sweet voice and good singing, he remained neglected by major composers. As a result he could not achieve much success in Hindi films.

This was compensated to a great extent by his Bhajan singing. He lost his father and had to return to Madhavpur. One Mr. Gijubhai was Assistant station Director of Rajkot Radio station. he invited Yashwant to sing bhajans on Rajkot radio. Soon his Bhajans became a rage and he became a very popular Prabhatiya singer. He mainly sang poems of Ganga Sati,Paan bhai and Narsi Mehta etc. He spent a long time singing bhajans. he was made an A class singer on Radio. His name was taken along with famous singers of Gujarat ,like Mohanlal Rayani, Kannubhai Barot, Dula Bhagat etc etc. Due to his good nature he got many friends here. one of them was Ratubhai Adani.

He also sang some songs in Gujarati films. Due to his hectic schedules, he neglected his health and contracted T.B. But he continued his work. when his condition became bad his friend Shri Ratubhai Adani admitted him to Keshod T.B.Hospital.

Yashwant Bhatt died of severe T.B. The news of his death on 27-10-1977 was a shock to his friends, relatives and Bhajan lovers of Gujarat.

His younger brother Harish Bhatt, who was an ardent fan of Saigal also tried to sing in Hindi films. I could trace only one of his songs in the film Kinara-1949. Yashwant Bhatt’s children also carried forward his singing legacy.
(My thanks to Shri Harish Raghuvanshi ji, Biren Kothari ji, Urvish Kothari ji and Bharat Yagnik ji for sending the copy of article)

Today we will listen to one of his duets with Rohini Rai for the film “Veer Ghatotkach” or “Surekha haran”-1949. It was made by Basant Pictures and the director was the famous Nanabhai Bhatt. The composer was S N Tripathi. The cast was Shau Modak, Meena Kumari, Sona Chatterjee, Sumati Gupte, S N Tripathi, Rajani etc. The story of the film was from Bhagwat Puran. It was about the marriage of Surekha-daughter of Balram and Abhimanyu-son of Arjuna, with the help of Ghatotkach -son of Bheem, and Shrikrishna. The story was…

Brave persons are always loved by the fair sex whether they are human, Rakshas or Divine. In the jungle near the banks of the Ganges Rakhasee Hindimba saw for her own self the bravery of Bhim- second amongst Pandavas but first in his powerful punch. The union brought about the brith of VIR GHATOKACHH.

From the very birth he was seperated from his father who was obediently sharing the joys and sorrows with his other four brothers in Indraprashta, The Rajsuya Yagna celebrated by the Pandavas was the great occasion and relations from far and wide had collected in Indraprastha. Among them were Surekha, daughter of Balram- elder brother of Lord Krishna & Abhimanyu son of Pandava Arjun and as is said “they were created by God for each other”.

But fate drove the Pandavas out of their wealthy places and Balram changed his mind and decided that Surekha should be married to Laxman, son of Duryodhan instead of Abhimanyu although they were betrothed. Revati, Surekha’s mother did not approve of the idea. Abhimanyu revolted against this decision and started towards Dwarka to elope with Surekha. On way he met Ghatotkachh but since they did not know each other they had to test each other’s strength before the fight ended happily for both of them and they came to know that they are cousins. Ghatotkachh undertook to help Abhimanyu in his elopement with Surekha. They both went to Dwarka. There at the instance of Lord Krishna and Narad, Ghatotkachh out of his Maya created a Maya Bazar and sold many a false things to the Kaurav party who had come for the marriage of Surekha with Laxman.

When everyone was busy, Surekha eloped with Anirudha and they got married in a jungle. When Balram comes to know this, he wants to kill Aniruddha, but Krishna and elders pacify him and all is well in the end. This is a victory of Krishna’s diplomacy.


Song-Ek naya sansaar sajaao (Veer Ghatotkach)(1949) Singers-Yashwant Bhatt, Rohini Ray, Lyrics-Ramesh Joshi, MD-S N Tripathi
Both
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

Ek naya sansaar sajaao
aaj khushi ka din aaya
ek naya sansaar sajaao
aaj khushi ka din aaya

jhoom jhoom aanand manaao
aaj khushi ka din aaya
jhoom jhoom aanand manaao
aaj khushi ka din aaya

ek naya sansaar sajaao
aaj khushi ka din aaya
ek naya sansaar sajaao
aaj khushi ka din aaya

jhilmil jhilmil deepak chamke
jagmag jagmag deewaali

jagmag jagmag deewaali
deewaali deewaali

Sone ke dwaaron pe baandhe
toran koi matwaali
toran koi matwaali
matwaali ho matwaali

baagon mein hariyaali chayi
phoolon ka man muskaaya
baagon mein hariyaali chaayi
phoolon ka man muskaaya
ek naya sansaar sajaao
aaj khushi ka din aaya
ek naya sansaar sajaao
aaj khushi ka din aaya

kahin naachti chhail chhabeeli
paayal ki jhankaar kahin

kahin naachti chhail chhabeeli
paayal ki jhankaar kahin
paayal ki jhankaar kahin

kahin chaand sa mukhda damke
rangan ki bauchhaar kahin
kahin chaand sa mukhda damke
rangan ki bauchhaar kahin
rangan ki bauchhaar kahin

dagar dagar mein dhoom machi hai
sukh ka saagar lahraaya
dagar dagar mein dhoom machi hai
sukh ka saagar lahraaya
ek naya sansaar sajaao
aaj khushi ka din aaya
ek naya sansaar sajaao
aaj khushi ka din aaya

Raaj dwaar nar naari jaayen
naye naye singaar kiye
Raaj dwaar nar nari jaayen
naye naye singaar kiye

mangal geet naariyaan gaayen
aasha ka sansaar liye

Mangal geet naariyaan gaayen
Aasha ka sansaar liye

Nagar nagar ke raaja aaye
inhen dekh man harshaaya
nagar nagar ke raja aaye
inhen dekh man harshaaya
ek naya sansaar sajaao
aaj khushi ka din aaya
ek naya sansaar sajaao
aaj khushi ka din aaya

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3 Responses to "Ek naya sansaar sajaao aaj khushi ka din aaya"

Thanks for the post on Yashwant Bhatt and the song.

Arun-ji,
Thanks for remembering Yashwant and Harish Bhatt. I had met Harishbhai, long long back, in Porbandar where he used to visit my maternal uncle’s home. We used to hear him in the home mehfil. later when in Mumbai, he used to visit me at my Goregaun residence and often invite us to his 18th January program at Sanmukhanand Hall. Even after so many years we cherish his memory.

Arunji,
I have no words to say thank you for taking a lot of effort on introducing Yashukaka (that’s how he was called by family members). Information provided by you about his singing career in Hindi Cinema is also new to me. Little that I knew about his singing career was told by my mother-in-law and Harishkaka. Yashukaka and my father-in-law died before my engagement. So, I was not even lucky enough to spend some time with him or listen to him personally. Growing up in Mumbai and school time being early morning, I never heard his prabhatiyas on radio, but remember little that I had heard from my parents about the influence he had on the people of Kathiawad. Like you have said, he truly was a master of this genre.
His son, who could have been a professional singer also, was never interested in pursuing his career as a singer. One of his daughters is a music teacher in Mumbai. Other daughter, Bharti Vyas is a professional singer and performs shows called “dairo” (folk songs of Saurashtra) mainly in Gujarat. She travels to USA every year for her programs during Navratri time. Other three daughters are settled in Madhavpur.
Thank you again Arunji for introducing one more artist of Hindi Cinema from Gujarat.

Love and regards
Khyati

P.S. Sorry for the late response. We just came back from our family vacation. Jagdish is on call today and will try to reply by tomorrow.

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