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Bahaar aayi hai koyal kook uthhi

Posted on: March 17, 2016


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Today (17 march ) is just another day in the calendar as far as most people are concerned. As for me, I remember this day quite clearly. Among 17 march of all the years, the year 2007 is especially vivid in my mind.

It was a saturday. I lived in Jabalpur while my wife and daughter lived at another place 100 km from Jabalpur. I had gone there and joined them on this day in 2007.

In the evening, we went to the banks of River Narmada (the river Narmada surrounds the town from three directions). There was good crowd there on that pleasant evening. Some ghats, temples etc had come up on the bank of the river. People would use the river for various purposes including boating, swimming, irrigation etc. A temple had also come up on the bank and people would go there for prayers etc. The local MP was also around. Seeing him, the local TV channel came up to him and took his interview, to be telecast later on the local channel.

But the most important activity that was taking place at the bank of the river that day was a special pooja. As it is, the cricket world cup of 2007 had started in West Indies and India were playing their first match on that day that was to begin in the evening Indian standard time. People brought coconut, agarbattis etc at the temple and the pujaari performed pooja praying for victory of Indian team. We also joined others.

That done, we went back home and switched on the TV. India won the toss and elected to bat. India had such a star studded batting line up and it was expected by all (including “experts”) that it was going to be a walk in the park of the Indian team.

Before we could settle in, Sehwag was out cheaply for one, followed by Uthappa for 9 and then Tendulkar for 6. India 40/3 in 15 overs. Does in matter, Indian fans told themselves, we still have Dravid. But Dravid departed with the score on 72. Gangulay and Yuvraj Singh had a partnership of 85. But when Yuvraj Singh was dismissed, 42.4 overs had gone and the score had only reached 157. After the fall of that wicket, Ganguly fell soon thereafter, followed by Dhoni for a duck. The formidable batting line up was finished. A quick procession of remnaining wickets took place and India were bowled out for 191.

Fans clutched at the straws hoping that the bowlers would bail the team out. But Indian bowlers of those days were noted for their run leaking abilities more than for their wicket takn abilities. Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Saqibul Hasan scored half centuries and Bangladesh scored a memorable five wickets victory over the “fancied” team.

Bangladeshi fans rejoiced and they continued to gloat about this win for the next one decade and used this one off victory to “prove” that Bagladesh are a stronger cricketing team that India.

Indian team never recovered from this defeat in the tournament. Though they defeated Bahamas in their next match, they lost to Sri Lanka in their last match and were eliminated in the group stage itself. Sri Lanka and Bagladesh advanced from the group to the next stage.

This day is regarded as one of the blackest days of Indian cricket. I certainly regard this day as such. I had such high hoped for the team in this tournament. I had invested lots of time and had written some well researched articles on World cup in the cricket forum where I and Raja were members (we still are members of that forum). All my hard work had come to nought. I felt that I had devoted more time to the world cup that the players themselves. Players themselves were so busy shooting for ads that they could not spare time for practice. They thought that they only had to turn up for thae match and the match would fall in their lap.

I especially remember the case of Irfan Pathan. Irfan Pathan, after a brilliant start to his international career was so spoilt by companied chasing him for ads that he began to neglect his game and began to devote most of his time in shooting ads. His biggest aability, viz ability to swing the ball in to right hander batsmen was lost. Dennis Lillee, the chief coach of MRF pace foundation told him that he had identified the technical problem and he could rectify this technical problem if he reported at the MRF pace academy at Chennai. But Irfan Pathan did not have time to spare for such things when he could devote that time for shooting some more ads. So he ignored the invitation of Dennis Lillee.

Irfan Pathan never regained his bowling ability of yore. And with that he stopped getting ads as well and was subsequently dropped from the Indian team. And I feel that he fully deserved getting dropped seeing his attitude.

Many heads rolled as a result of this disastrous performance of India in this world cup. The fates of many players including seniors were sealed as a result.

A few months later, world cup of a new kind of cricket was organised. It was called Twenty20 cricket. This form of cricket, like the 50 overs a side Limited over cricket, was the idea of England. It was England who introduced Limited over cricket World cup in 1975. It was felt by many that England, who had failed to win any world title in this world cup was forcing this new kind of cricket down the throad of other teams, hoping that they would at least become world champions in this form. Other teams were willing to participate in this tournament but BCCI was not willing to participate in it. Lots of back room arm twisting and negotiations went on and finally a reluctant BCCI agreed to participate. But they sent a team which was very different from the one that had got humiliated in West Indies a few months ago. This team had a new captain in Dhoni and it had many new faces in the team. No one gave them any chance in this tournament.

When the dust settled, people found much to their amazement that it was BCCI (I had started called it team BCCI from that time, a practice I still follow) who lifted the cup, defeating Pakistan in the final. Misbah ul Haque played a dilscoop that looked like going to the boundary for winning runs, but when the ball came back, it had landed in the hands of Sreesanth and BCCI had pulled off an improbably victory. From being reluctant participants, BCCI turned into big fans of T20 cricket, much to the chagrin of England who temporarily lost interest in their own invention once Yuvraj Singh struck Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over in their match against England in the tourament. It was interesting to notice England winning only against Zimbabwe and losing against every other team that they faced. 🙂

Now nine years later, BCCI, who turned from reluctant participants of T20 enthusiasts overnight find the wheel turning full circle. Just as BCCI the over whelming favourite of 2007 lost miserably in their opening match of 2007 world cup in west Indies, we find that BCCI lost to New Zealand in their first match of 2015 T20 championship, that too when every expert and his dog thought that BCCI just could not lose to New Zealand. Now BCCI are just one defeat away from getting eliminated in this world cup that they are hosting. Signs are not looking good for them as they have to face Pakistan, Bangladesh and Australia, and any of these teams have the ability to defeat BCCI whose weakness in batting was getting papered over in the past matches because their top order was clicking. Against New Zealand their top order fell like nine pins and the lower order were incapable to chasing down even a modest target.

Yes, all these things that have happened to BCCI and world cricket had their genesis in that fateful day nine years ago when BCCI lost miserably to Bangladesh in 2007. 🙂 Though BCCI subsequently won T20 world championship, next limited overs world cup in 2011 as well as the champions Trophy in 2013. So BCCI had a good few years since the disaster on 17 march 2007. Who knows, something like 17 match 2007 is happening with BCCI in march 2016 as well. Let us wait and see.

Enough of cricket discussion in what is a music blog. The song under discussion is a song of joy and good hopes. This song is sung by Amirbai Karnataki. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

This song is a rare song from “Bhakt Raj”(1943). This movie was produced and directed by Jayant Desai for Jayant Desai Productions. The movie had Vishnupant Pagnis, Vasanti, Kaushalya, Dixit, Mubarak, E Bilimoria, Kantilal, Bhagwandas, Noorjahaan (Sr ?), Phatak etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. The movie makes its debut in the blog with this song.


Song-Bahaar aayi hai koyal kook uthhi (Bhakt Raj)(1943) Singer-Amirbai Karnataki, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

bahaar aayi hai
koyal kook uthhi
bahaar aayi hai
koyal kook uthhi
dil mein hook uthhi
dil mein hook uthhi
bahaar aayi hai
koyal kook uthhi
bahaar aayi hai
koyal kook uthhi

gorey gorey gaal morey
gaalon pe laaliyaan aan
gorey gorey gaal morey
gaalon pe laaliyaan aan
nain kajarwaale
nain kajarwaale
madira ki pyaaliyaan
nain kajarwaale
madira ki pyaaliyaan
joban waaliyaan
o matwaaliyaan
joban waaliyaan
o matwaaliyaan
o matwaaliyaan
o matwaaliyaan
gaaye hook uthhi
gaaye hook uthhi
bahaar aayi hai
koyal kook uthhi
bahaar aayi hai
koyal kook uthhi

aaja tohe jobanwa ki sair kara doon
aaja tohe jobanwa ki sair kara doon
nainon ke beech tohe bangla bana doon
nainon ke beech tohe bangla bana doon
rang berangi duniya dikhla doon
rang berangi duniya dikhla doon
duniya dikhla doon
duniya dikhla doon
aaja kook uthhi
aaja kook uthhi
bahaar aayi hai
koyal kook uthhi
bahaar aayi hai
koyal kook uthhi

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1 Response to "Bahaar aayi hai koyal kook uthhi"

HELLO MR. ATUL,

U HV TAKEN A GOOD INITIATIVE – SELECTING VERY RARE SONGS N BRING THEM TO THE PPLE.. SHABASH.. GUD GOING..!

NICE TO KNOW THAT U R ALSO FROM JABALPUR..!V R ALSO FROM JABALPUR M.P., SO ITS ALWAYS NICE TO HEAR FROM THE PPLE WHO R FROM OUR NATIVE PLC.. ACTUALLY ONE RARE N BEAUTIFUL SONG SUN MANN K MEET IN UR SITE DRAW MY ATTENTION.. AS I M VERY FOND OF OLD MELODIES BT FROM 1955-70S N DEVOTIONAL SONGS ALSO..

I LIKE S.D.BURMAN, R.D.BURMAN, SALIL CHOUDHARY, RAVINDRA JAIN N ALSO ROSHANS.. THR IS ALSO SM RARE GEMS LK – YE JAB SE HUI JIYA KI CHORI BY LIVING LEGEND MY MOST FAVOURITE LATA G FROM FILM – US PAAR..! N MAD BHARI YE HAWAYEIN PAAS AAYEIN BY LATA G FILM ANOKHA BANDHAN.! PERHAPS U N UR FAMILY WD LIKE THS COMPOSITIONS..

THANKS N BEST REGARDS, SANTOSH (MS. SANTOSH TIWARI, D/O PROF O.P.TIWARI N MRS TARA TIWARI, CONCEPT DESIGNER, DELHI. E-MAIL ID – divinelite@rediffmail.com)

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