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Dil tere hijr mein beemaar hai thhoda thhoda

Posted on: March 10, 2016


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’s song is a very melodious song from film Actor-1951. It is sung by G.M.Durrani, under the baton of a less known composer Aziz Hindi.

In Hindi films, there were two names of Composers – Aziz Khan and Aziz Hindi. Many people thought that these were two separate persons, but the fact is they are the names taken by One composer only.

Many months ago our friend shri Sadanand ji Kamath had dug out some important and revealing and authentic information from an Internet site of Parvez khan-the International Sitarist, son of Aziz Khan.

” Ustaad Waheed Khan was a well known and respected player of Sitar and Surbahar. His place in the Etawah Gharana was high up. He had 3 sons. Bande Hassan, Hafiz Khan and Aziz Khan. Waheed Khan was very keen that his sons should continue his profession, earn name and shine in classical music of Etawah Gharana. He thought that working for music in films was below their dignity and a shame. Bande Hassan specialised in vocal music and became a famous qawali exponent. Second son Hafiz Khan, after initial training in classical music turned to film singing, without his father’s knowledge. Not only that, he also accepted the pen name of Mastana-awarded by composer Meer Sahib- to hide his identity from father. The third son Aziz Khan also went the film way, using the name Aziz Hindi sometimes.

Though Aziz Khan did not continue his family profession, he ensured that his son Pervez took the training and became an International Sitarist,settling in USA. Even the son of Pervez- Shakir became a famous Sitarist. He continues the Etawah gharana tradition now.

A senior RMIM member Mr. Jayraman reported in 2008 that he had traced, found and met the only son of Hafiz khan Mastana,in Mahim,Mumbai. His name was Zaheer aka Alla Rakha. The son confirmed all the above facts and also that Aziz Khan was Aziz Hindi.

Though this fact was confirmed, books like “Dhunon ki yatra” (Pankaj Raag) mentioned Aziz Khan and Aziz Hindi as two different persons. However, ass the book was published in 2006, he can not be blamed for this. But since it is mentioned in a book, for many readers this wrong information is ‘authentic’ and this is quoted by many in their writings. This is because the findings of Mr. Jayaraman did not get enough publicity.

In addition to this revelation, one more sort of Revelation has been made by Aziz Khan’s grandson-Shakir Khan-International Sitar player himself, on his own site http://www.shakirkhan.in . According to him, Aziz Khan gave music to 4 films, along with Khayyam. Those films are Heer Ranjha-48, Parda-49, Beevi-50 and Pyaar ki Baaten-51. As per HFGK, Aziz Khan’s name is mentioned only for Heer Ranjha-48 and Beevi-50,while there is no mention of his name on the other two films. It is also interesting to note that singer Hafeez Khan Mastana was the elder brother of composer Aziz Khan. To fulfil his father’s wishes, that if not him,at least his son Shahid Parvez should become an Etawa Gharana Sitar expert, Aziz Khan left the film world after 1958 and devoted himself to train and teach his son. Thus Shahid Parvez became an International Sitarist.

Aziz Khan gave music to these film-sometimes as Aziz Hindi and with other composers in few films-
Flying Prince-46, Pandit ji-46, Intezar ke baad-47, Utho Jaago-47, Parivartan-49, Roomal-49, Shoharat-49, Putli-50, Beewi-50, Actor-51, Zamane ki hawa-52,Dhoop Chhaon-54, Danka-54 and Chalta Purja-58.

Today’s song is sung by G.M.Durrani. There was a time when G M Durrani was the favourite and most preferred singer for most composers in the industry. From 1941 to 1951, he sang over 500 songs. He is a case of “Riches to Rags”. Once a rich and famous singer, he spent his last few years fighting with Throat Cancer, poverty and loneliness. His end was quite pathetic.

Born in Peshawar in 1919, G M Durani was a leading singer, like Surendra. The difference was Surendra sang only in his own films and thus had limitations, but Durani was a playback singer, without much competition. In the 40s, there were hardly any male Playback singers, because most singers were actors themselves and sang their own songs, like Asit Baran, Karan Dewan, Ashok Kumar, Prem Adeeb, Arun Ahuja, Balwant Singh, C H Atma, Ishwarlala, Kantilal, K L Saigal, Pahadi Sanyal etc etc. There were of course few Playback singers like Khan Mastana, S D Batish, A R Oza, Balbir etc, but they were no competition to Durrani at all.

Because of this, some singers were jealous of him and there was an attempt to poison him with Mercury Chloride ( sindur) given in a Paan by another well known singer. All relevant stories point out fingers to Hafeez Khan Mastana in this incident as the culprit. Before he could confess, which he wanted to,it seems, Mastana died in absolute poverty and in total neglect near Mahim Dargah. Later on his only son used to be seen begging there for quite some time.One of the RMIM members had met him there.

Durrani came to Bombay in 1935,sang a song in Sohrab Modi’s film ‘Said E Hawas’ and left film world to sing on Radio. He returned to films in 1941 with Naushad’s ‘Darshan’and then there was no looking back. His reign continued upto 1947 unabated, till singers like Mukesh, Kishore kumar, Mohd. Rafi and Talat started rising. By 1951, Durrani was almost gone, but survived till his last song in 1971.

The singer of today’s song G M Durrani ( Ghulam Mustafa Durrani ), after singing assignments dried up, opened a provision stores in Mahim, Bombay and ran it for 3 years. Finally, when the losses mounted,he sold off the business in loss.

In his last days, Durrani had Throat cancer. He was looked after well by his sons and daughters. In his last days, he was interviewed by the famous writer shri Rajnikumar Pandya ji. After I came to know shri Pandya ji, he kindly gifted me a CD containing the last interview ( just one day prior to his death) of Durrani. So I have not only Durrani’s real voice, but also a song he sang from his deathbed for this interview ! Thanks to shri Pandya ji. G M Durrani, in that last interview claimed that he had helped both financially and professionally two rising singers-Mohd. Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar, in their initial struggling period. He describes his first meetings with them in the interview.

G M Durrani sang many memorable songs like, ‘Haath seene pe jo rakh do to karar aa jaaye’, with Noorjehan in Mirza Sahiban-47, ‘Lara Lappa’with Lata in Ek thi Ladki-49, ‘Nazar na phero humse’ with shamshad Begum in Deedar-51, ‘Gaaye chala jaa’, with Lata in Hum Log-51, ‘Humko hanste dekh zamana jalta hai’with Rafi in Humsab chor hain-56. Durani sang about 500 songs. His last song was in ‘Laal Paththar’-71.

After you hear today’s song, perhaps you may be reminded of a song from the film Ziddi-1964, ‘Main tere pyaar mein kya kya naa banaa dilbar…” sung by Geeta Dutt and Manna Dey under S.D.Burman’s baton. The tune is uncannily similar to a great extent.


Song-Dil tere hijr mein beemaar hai thhoda thhoda (Actor)(1951) Singer-G M Durrani, Lyrics-Nazim Panipati, MD-Aziz Hindi and Ibrahim

dil tere hijr mein
aen aen aen
dil tere hijr mein
beemaar hai thhoda thhoda
teri zulfon mein giraftaar hai thhoda thhoda
dil tere hijr mein
beemaar hai thhoda thhoda
teri zulfon mein giraftaar hai thhoda thhoda

daal do tum jo muhabbat ki nazar
thhodi si thhodi si
thhodi si thhodi si
zindagi chain se ho jaaye basar
thhodi si thhhodi si
thhodi si thhhodi si
kis liye aap ko o
kis liye aap ko inkaar hai thhoda thhoda
teri zulfon mein giraftaar hai thhoda thhoda
dil tere hijr mein
aen aen aen
dil tere hijr mein
beemaar hai thhoda thhoda
teri zulfon mein giraftaar hai thhoda thhoda

ham ko ik pyaar bhara geet sunaate jaao
shauk se teer e nazar
ham pe chalaate jaao
kyunke har teer
kyunke har teer
mein(?) bedaar(?) hai thhoda thhoda
teri zulfon mein giraftaar hai thhoda thhoda
dil tere hijr mein
aen aen aen
dil tere hijr mein
beemaar hai thhoda thhoda
teri zulfon mein giraftaar hai thhoda thhoda

dil mein jo o o
dil mein jo aag lagaayi hai
bujhaa deejega
haan bujhaa deejega
dil mein jo aag lagaayi hai
bujhaa deejega
haan bujhaa deejega
kuchh na bigdega jo
bigdi ko bana deejega
bigdi ko bana deejega
kuchh na bigdega jo
bigdi ko bana deejega
bigdi ko bana deejega
aap ko hamse ae
aap ko hamse agar pyaar hai thhoda thhoda
teri zulfon mein giraftaar hai thhoda thhoda
dil tere hijr mein
aen aen aen
dil tere hijr mein
beemaar hai thhoda thhoda
teri zulfon mein giraftaar hai thhoda thhoda

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4 Responses to "Dil tere hijr mein beemaar hai thhoda thhoda"

Thank you very much, Sir.
By the way, will you be sharing anytime the rare last interview of G. M. Durrani with ASAD?
Regards,
Avadh Lal

The mukhda tune of the song reminds me of https://atulsongaday.me/2011/11/12/nazar-ne-keh-diya-afsaana-mere-pyaar-ka/

Sadanand ji,

Very much agree with you. In fact I was getting confused with both the songs.
Another song which I remembered is this solo of Rafi saab from Mastaana.

https://atulsongaday.me/2012/06/25/duniya-ke-saare-ghamon-se-begaana/

? – ‘kyunke har teer hai mazedaar thoda thoda’.

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