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Ye to bata mere khuda

Posted on: September 20, 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 If this article appears in sites like and etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.


The famous song, ” Jaane naa nazar, pehchane jigar” was being shot on the floor, on Raj Kapoor and Nargis for the film ‘Aah’-53. It was a romantic song, but Nargis was weeping. The director of ‘Aah’ was Raja Nawathe. He said, ‘ What is this Nargis ? This is a romantic song and you are crying ? ‘. Nargis requested him to stop the shooting. Raj Kapoor,the film’s hero and her close friend was worried. He went to her and asked,” what is the matter,Baby ? ‘. She said sobbingly,” Nani ki bahut yaad aa rahi hai”. Her Nani- Dilipa – was very sick those days. Raj had met her some times, so he understood.

Same time, a person came to the studio with an urgent message for Nargis. He was immediately taken aside. He informed that her Nani- Dilipa- had just died. The day was 7th may 1953. The shooting was cancelled. Nargis was weeping uncontrollably.

Who was Dilipa ? She was Jaddanbai’s mother. Jaddanbai was the love child of Dilipa and Motilal Nehru-Jawaharlal Nehru’s father. Jawahar ( born from Motilal and Swaroopa Rani) and Jaddan bai had played together in childhood. Later their paths differed. However, on several occasions,Jaddanbai had tied ” Rakhi” on Jawaharlal’s wrist.( afterall,their father was one. There is a striking resemblance ,particularly in the Nose of Nargis, Indira Gandhi and Nehru-her Mama).

Lovely Jaddanbai too became a Tawayaf like her beautiful mother-Dilipa. She begot a son-Akhtar Hussain,from Seth Narothamdas khatri or Bachhibabu. Then she got another son -Anwar Hussain, from her harmonium player, Irshad Meer Khan. Jaddanbai got her true love when she fell in love with a Medical student of Lucknow-Uttamchand Mohan from Rawalpindi. After a few hiccups,they got married in Calcutta,when Uttam became a Muslim-Abdul Rashid. On 1-6-1929, they got a daughter-baby Fatima Rashid, who was called Bibbo by all. She later became Nargis.

Nargis not only continued the tradition of marrying a Hindu boy (Sunil alias Balraj Dutt), but even her son Sanjay Dutt too did the same by marrying a much married and divorced muslim girl- Dilnawaz shaikh ( Manyata). Sanjay Dutt too got converted as a Muslim for this. Nargis, it is claimed , had become a Hindu, before marriage and was called Nirmala. In fact,after her death,Nargis was dressed like a Dulhan with all the paraphernalia, before taking her for cremation. ( According to Tabassum-phool khile hai gulshan gulshan fame- in an interview to filmfare.)

So much has been written about Nargis as an actress, on Internet and in this Blog,that I will not repeat it here.

Nargis made her Debut as a Heroine in Mehboob Khan’s film Taqdeer-1943,when she was just 14 years..

Today’s song is from film NARGIS-46. This was her 7th film as a Heroine. Her Hero was the dashing handsome Rahman(My favourite Hero). This film was also a Debut film for Baby Tabassum. From the scheming publisher in Pyaasa to the loyal friend in Chaudhvin Ka Chand to the decadent husband in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Rehman played characters of all shades. Born in 1923 in Lahore (now in Pakistan), Rehman moved to Jabalpur where he completed his education. He joined the Indian Air Force, but quit soon to join Prabhat Studios as third assistant to director Vishram Bedekar.

His first brush with acting happened almost by chance. Director D.D. Kashyap, whom Rehman was assisting at that time, urgently required someone to play the role of a Pathan in his film Chand. Since Rehman was the only one on the sets who could tie a turban the Pathani way, he landed the part.
The cameo in Chand was followed by more substantial parts in Hum Ek Hain, Nargis, Paras, Pyar Ki Jeet, Dil Diya Dard Liya, and Dost. But it was director Guru Dutt who gave Rehman his best roles in films such as Pyaasa, Chaudhvin Ka Chand, and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. Perfectly tailored by Guru Dutt and played admirably by Rehman, these remain amongst the most vivid characters portrayed in Hindi cinema.

The film was directed by D.D.Kashyap. He was born in 1910 at Jalalpur in UP(now Uttar Pradesh,but earlier called United Province),in a middle class family without any connection to films or music. When DD came to the college in Lucknow,he was awed by the silent movies. By 1931 the Talkie started and he decided films as his career. He knew that it is only Bombay that can extend opportunities to him. Reaching Bombay, he labouriously worked up his way up, doing menial jobs on the way, in the V.Shantaram camp. He was a learned man with a flair for writing, hence he got a chance to become an assitant to Munshi Aziz, while writing dialogues for AADMI-1939.(I checked the credits of Aadmi and truely his name features in the list of assistants, in the Dialogues section.)I can only imagine how he must have felt then.

Looking at his enthusiasm, Shantaram promoted him as one of his assistant Directors in PADOSI-1941. He even did a cameo role of OMKAR in Padosi. Now he had enough experience and his first film as a Director was NAI KAHANI-1943. Then came a series of films, Chand, Nargis, Aaj ki Raat, Pyaar ki Jeet, Badi Behan, Kamal ke phool, Aaram, Do sitare, Badnaam, Naya Ghar, Shama Parwana, Aan baan, Halaku, Maya(Dev Anand film),and Dulhan ek raat ki-67.

he has also written the story of 10 o’clock-58.

He was an actor,writer,s/play writer,dialogue writer,producer as well.
Actually he produced Badi behan-a hit film,Aaram-another hit and Shama Parwana.
He died on 5-9-1988,at Bombay.

(Thanks to shri Rajnikumar Pandya ji,for making use of some information from his book,’ Aapki Parchhaiyan”)

Let us now listen to a melodious song by G M Durrani, from “Nargis” (1946). Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram


Song=-Ye to bata mere khuda (Nargis)(1946)Singer-G M Durrani, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram


ye to bata mere khuda
ye to bata mere khuda
lut gaya mera pyaar kyun
dil ki kali khili na thhi
dil ki kali khili na thhi
roothh gayi bahaar kyun
ye to bata mere khuda
meri kali ko chheen kar
meri kali ko chheen kar
kya mila baaghbaan tujhe
kya mila baaghbaan tujhe
bulbule badnaseeb ki
bulbule badnaseeb ki
sunta nahin pukaar kyun
ye to bata mere khuda
lut gaya mera pyaar kyun
ye to bata mere khuda

aake chali gayi khushi
aake chali gayi khushi
yaad hi dil mein reh gayi
yaad hi dil mein reh gayi
yaad bhi kyun na chheen li
yaad bhi kyun na chheen li
aati hai baar baar kyun
ye to bata mere khuda
lut gaya mera pyaar kyun
dil ki kali khili na thhi
roothh gayi bahaar kyun
ye to bata mere khuda

8 Responses to "Ye to bata mere khuda"

Can any one please tell me, ‘Who had played the role of Gandhiji in famous English film ‘Nine Hours to Raama’? Wasn’t he D.D. Kashyap, the director of ‘Nargis”!


J S CASSHYAP as Mahatma Gandhi @1:16 mark in the movie credits:


Thanks for information


Nayan ji,

It is very strange that 2 years ago,on 5-9-2012,also you had asked the same question and the same answer was given to you on this Blog. The film in discussion that time was’ Dulhan ek raat ki.’.
Same VDO was shown that time also. That time i did it,this time bluefire ji has done it.



I don’t know, why I was confused!. I hope that you will not get the chance to correct me 3rd time!!


I only wanted to highlight the funny coincidence….


Haha! Now shall await for Sep 2016 for Nayanji to ask this question again! 🙂


One post and you covered the info about Nargis with her background, Rehman and D.D.Kashyap.
Thank you sir for the second post of this series. Madhubala, Nargis and….. eagerly waiting for the third post. 🙂


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