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Meri aawaaz kisi shor mein gar doob gayee

Posted on: September 27, 2014


This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

A voice that is a signature of mysteries. The deep bass vibrations resound like the echoing sound waves passing through the gullies and valleys of the mountainside, covered with moist and heavy fog, adding to the bass heaviness. Reminds one of ‘sannaata’ and ‘kahmoshi’ and ‘kohraa’ of the lonely pathways, being tread by a ‘raahgir’ – the ‘banjaara’ traveler walking alone and humming ‘chal akela. . .’.

Remembering Hemant Da on the anniversary of his passing away (26th September).

Hemant Kumar, the owner of a voice that is unlike anyone else. A voice that is laden with suspense and sadness, and yet overflowing with syrup sweetness that has the capacity to turn a naughty leaf and sing the tingling number “Zara Nazron Se Keh Do Ji, Nishaana Chook Na Jaaye” (‘Bees Saal Baad’, 1962).

I remember when the news of his passing away had come. It was with disbelief and shock that the news got registered. Reason being, just a matter of few months prior to the sad event, Doordarshan had aired a live program by him. That evening I was not home. I was returning from some errand, and chanced to hear the sound of his singing coming from the house of a neighbor some distance from my home. The song being played was “Yaad Aa Gayin Wo Nasheeli Nigaahen” from the film ‘Manzil’ (1960). So thrilled was I to hear that song and the voice, that I just knocked the door and invited myself into the home of the neighbor. The family was watching the program being telecast live on TV, and I joined them uninvited. Then a few months later, when the news came, disbelief was the first emotion that passed through my mind. It seem just so recent and alive in the mind, the program that I had seen on TV.

A singer of songs that tell the story of a resigned sadness – “Ya Dil Ki Suno Duniyawaalo, Ya Mujhko Abhi Chup Rehne Do”(‘Anupama’, 1966), “Tum Pukaar Lo, Tumhaara Intezaar Hai” (‘Khamoshi’, 1969), “Jaane Wo Kaise Log The Jinke Pyaar Ko Pyaar Mila”(‘Pyaasa’, 1957), “Dil Chhed Koi Aisa Naghma” (‘Inspector’, 1956), “Rula Kar Chal Diye Ik Din Hansi Ban Kar Jo Aaye The”(‘Baadshah’, 1954), “Kaise Koi Jiye” (‘Baadbaan’, 1954) and many more. But of course, the range of his voice was equally adept for songs of romance and mischief. And of course, songs of contemplation and philoshopy. Like “Din Raat Badalte Hain, Haalat Badalte Hain”(‘Naya Sansaar’, 1959). My favorite is the melodious and enchanting creation of Anil Biswas – “Keh Rahi Hai Zindagi, Jee Sakey To Jee” from ‘Jalti Nishani’ (1957).

The song that I present today is from the later years of his career. And what a wonderful and appropriate ode it is to his deep bass voice and the feeling of heavy silences that seem to envelop you when he is singing in his this inimitable style. The film is “Us Raat Ke Baad” from 1970. The sheer poetical verses can readily be recognized as the penmanship of Gulzar. And the music composition is Hemant Da’s own.

Sound is eternal – and we are thankful for this creation for that. Memories of such voices is such reassuring treasure for life.

Listen and enjoy.

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Song-Meri Awaaz Kisi Shor Mein Gar Doob Gayi (Us Raat Ke Baad)(1970) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

meri aawaaz
kisi shor mein gar doob gayi
meri khaamoshi bahut door
bahut door
bahut door
sunaayi degi

meri aawaaz
kisi shor mein gar doob gayi
meri khaamoshi ko tum paas bulaa kar sun’na
phir kisi raat
kisi raat ke parde mein kahin
apne honthon se mera naam
mera naam
mera naam
bulaa kar sun’na
meri awaaz
kisi shor mein gar doob gayi
meri khaamoshi bahut door
bahut door
bahut door
sunaayi degi

baat sehme huye honthon pe sambhal jaayegi
tum zaraa der agar dekho hamaari jaanib
hum yehi soch ke har mod pe mud jaate hain
kaash ye mod bhi mudtaa ho tumhaari jaanib
meri awaaz kisi shor mein gar doob gayi
meri khaamoshi bahut door
bahut door
bahut door
sunaayi degi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
——————————————

मेरी आवाज़
किसी शोर में गर डूब गयी
मेरी ख़मोशी बहुत दूर
बहुत दूर
बहुत दूर
सुनाई देगी

मेरी आवाज़
किसी शोर में गर डूब गयी
मेरी ख़मोशी को तुम पास बुला कर सुनना
फिर किसी रात
किसी रात के पर्दे में कहीं
अपने होठों से मेरा नाम
मेरा नाम
मेरा नाम
बुला कर सुनना
मेरी आवाज़
किसी शोर में गर डूब गयी
मेरी ख़मोशी बहुत दूर
बहुत दूर
बहुत दूर
सुनाई देगी

बात सहमे हुये होठों पे संभाल जाएगी
तुम ज़रा बेर
अगर देखो हमारी जानिब
हम यही सोच के हर मोड पे मुड़ जाते हैं
काश ये मोड भी मुड़ता हो तुम्हारी जानिब
मेरी आवाज़
किसी शोर में गर डूब गयी
मेरी ख़मोशी बहुत दूर
बहुत दूर
बहुत दूर
सुनाई देगी

4 Responses to "Meri aawaaz kisi shor mein gar doob gayee"

Ironies of Hindi Music world.

26th Sept : Death anniversary of Hemant Kumar.
Birth Date of Dev Anand.

14th Dec : Death anniversary of Shailendra
Birth Date of Raj Kapoor.

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There are only 365/366 days in a year and there are thousands and thousands of artists, so this is bound to happen — someone’s Birthday may be another one’s Death day. The irony, as you have said, is in fact when the two persons are so close as Shailendra and Raj Kapoor were.
Raj Kapoor as a result stopped celebrating his birthdays for ever. Raj’s birthdays were a big affair in R K Studios with every employ getting Bonus and gifts — including Shailendra.

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