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Jaan gayee torey man ki batiyaan

Posted on: March 30, 2016


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Today (30 march 2016) is a red letter day for HFM lovers, though not too many people may be aware of it. It was on this day in 1951 that the Hindi commercial service of Radio Ceylon (later Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation) started its broadcast. So today is the 66th anniversary of that Red letter day for music lovers.

Clifford Dodd, an Australian Radio broadcaster was lent to Ceylon by Australia under the Colombo Plan (an agreement to help in the development of third world countries). He was appointed as director of the newly formed commercial service of Radio Ceylon. Initially the commercial service began its broadcast in English. This service became quite popular and the radio station began to get patronised by listeners as well as advertisers.

It was during that time that All India Radio stopped broadcasting Hindi Film songs at the behest of Dr Keskar, the first Information and Broadcasting minister of India who was dead against film music, regarding it as a music form not fit to be broadcast on Government radio. Clifford Dodd saw a golden opportunity and he decided to start Hindi service as well. He had groomed local announcers for English service and he tried to look for local talent for Hindi service too. He could not get such people so he searched among Indian tourists to Ceylon. He located Sukhendu Dutt (a member of Udayshankar’s dance troupe touring Ceylon) as well as two sisters Kamini and Vimla Ganjwar.

It was on 30 march 1951 at 5 PM that the Hindi service of Radio Ceylon went on air, with Sukhendu Dutt becoming the first Hindi announcer of this service. The broadcast was for two hours and it lasted till 7 PM. This service was eagerly lapped up by listeners and Hindi service became the most popular commercial service of Radio Ceylon.

How Radio Ceylon programmes were conceptualised and who were the people behind them makes for a fascinating read and information about it is available online. Manohar Mahajan, a former announcer of Radio Ceylon is these days presenting his memories of Radio Ceylon (including its history) in a series of daily audio uploads on his facebook page. Today he uploaded the 17th audio instalment.

Radio Ceylon had its library of Hindi songs that was easily the single biggest such collection of HFM anywhere in the world. Even today, there are many rare songs that are available only in Radio Ceylon (now SLBC).

Today (30 march 2016), on the occasion of the 66th anniversary of Hindi service of SLBC, the radio station broadcasted some rare songs as part of the presentation and some of these songs are not yet available on YT. That is how rare these songs were.

The announcers of SLBC are extremely dedicated and knowledgeable and they have indepth knowledge of HFM. We are fortunate that SLBC still broadcasts its Hindi programmes albeit on a much smaller scale because it is no longer being patronised by advertisers unlike the case in the past when advertisers would make a beeline to get their products advertised there.

The most popular sponsored programme of SLBC in the evening service was undoubtedly the wednesday night programme Binaca Geetmala. Today is wednesday. How i wish that clocks would somehow go back in time and I would get to listen to Binaca Geetmala. But times have changed. We no longer have this programme. Moreover, Radio, as well as HFM itself is no longer the same.

Nevertheless, people who lived in the era of the heydays of SLBC will always cherish the memories of SLBC Hindi service. This sevice is still being broadcast today, but only in the morning. It consists of just two or three programmes every day, but these programmes are still loved by the fans of SLBC. One of these fans (a dear facebook friend of mine and personally known to Sudhir Jee, who records and uploads SLBC programmes daily) went to SriLankan High Commission to great them on the occasion of the 66th anniversary of Hindi service of SLBC. He was warmly received there by a high official there who himself worked in SLBC two decades ago.

On this occasion, here is a rare song from a rare movie called “Naqli Baap”(1949). This obscure movie was directed by Ahmad Ghazi for Babu Productions, Bombay. The movie had Mehrunissa, Chandrika, Shyama, Dilawar, Habib, Sheikh, Aziz, premi, Jagmohan, Arvind Kumar, Maqba, A M Patel, F Mirza, Kanta Patel, Bajrang, Rafiq, Gafoor, Chhotu, babu, Shyam, Dawood etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song, according to HFGK, is sung by Sheela Shirodkar and Nalini Mulgaonkar. They are names that I have no idea about and they make their debut in the blog with this song. C M Humar is the lyricist. Music is composed by K Narayana Rao.

I take this opportunity to wish a very happy birth anniversary to Hindi service of SLBC. Thanks a lot for bringing so much joy and sunshine in our lives all these decades. Long live Hindi service of SLBC.


Song-Jaan gayi tore man ki batiyaan (Naqli Baap)(1949)Singers- Sheela Shirodkar, Nalini Mulgaonkar, Lyrics-C M Hunar, MD-K Narayana Rao

Lyrics

jaan gayi
haan aan aan
jaan gayi tore man ki batiyaan
kaahe hamse chhupaaye re ae ae
ab kaahe ham se chhupaaye
jaan gayi
haan aan aan
jaan gayi tore man ki batiyaan
kaahe hamse chhupaaye re ae ae
ab kaahe ham se chhupaaye

dil ka lagaana khel nahin hai ae
dil ka lagaana khel nahin hai ae
preet nibhaana sahal nahin hai
preet nibhaana sahal nahin hai
o o o
man ka deep jala to rahi ho o
bujhe na phir ye bujhaaye re ae
bujhe na haaye bujhaaye
jaan gayi
haan aan aan
Jaan gayi tore man ki batiyaan
kaahe hamse chhupaaye re ae
ab kaahe hamse chhupaaye

tu bhi haan
tu bhi
haan tu bhi
tu bhi haan
tu bhi
haan tu bhi
tu bhi kisi ke paale padegi ee
tu bhi kisi ke paale padegi ee
hansi ke badle ae ae
aahen bharegi
hansi ke badle ae ae
aahen bharegi
baat banaaye phir na banegi ee
kaahe tu itraaye re ae
kaahe ab itraaye re
jaan gayi
haan aan aan
jaan gayi tore man ki batiyaan
kaahe hamse chhupaaye re ae ae
ab kaahe hamse chhupaaye

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6 Responses to "Jaan gayee torey man ki batiyaan"

‘sahaj’ could be ‘sahal’.

One important aspect of the announcers on the Hindi programme in Radio Ceylon was their tone- which exuded personal warmth, and a touch of personal intimacy. I was an avid listener, and would eagerly wait for Kishore Kumar’s song on the Ist of every month: Din hai suhana aaj pehli taariq hai! One month they played only the first stanza and stopped it. Then, the announcer made this request:: their record was damaged and could not be played further. Would any of the listeners send the record to them, if they had it? What a nice and direct way of relating to the listeners! I do not remember whether it was Gopal Sharma, Dharam Dhillon or Shiv Kumar Saroj who made the announcement.

From 9 AM in the morning, after the Hindi programme ended, they would start the Sinhalese programme, but that too would contain Hindi songs. I still remember that two songs of Kishore Kumar I first heard in their Sinhalese programme: Wo meri taraf yun from Kaafila, and Hum Matwale Naujawan from Shararat. This was quite popular song and was played repeatedly. We have very happy memories of Radio Ceylon. This write up has captured that mood. Thank you.

And pregnant pauses of the announcer.
I would like to know the name of the person who trained the announcers. Hats off to him.
And also the name of the person who selected and is still selecting the songs for the morning session. Doff my hat(topi) to him too.

Nalini sang 3 songs in Didi-1948

I have the Binaca Geetmala Annual List right from 1953 to 1983.

This is available to anybody at http://www.hindigeetmala.net . Try

D Samant

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