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Door Desh Se Aane Waale. . . Piya Milenge

Posted on: April 20, 2016


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.

The counter has been stuck at double one triple nine, for three days now. That, I am sure, will have beaten all the records in the books.

I tried to search Cricinfo and other sources on the internet, trying to figure out the record for the longest time the batsman has spent on the crease, between the score of 99 and 100. I am not able to dredge out this specific record. I was able to get to records that say that the longest time spent on crease to reach 100 is 9 hours and 17 minutes. The honor goes to Mudassar Nazar of Pakistan in the 1977 match in Lahore against England. The concept of ‘nervous nineties’ is very well known in cricket. Most batsmen tend to slow down when they get into the nineties, and become extra careful, with the desire to not lose their wicket and reach the magic figure of a century mark. It would be interesting to get into the details of the innings mentioned above. Mudassar Nazar spent 9 hours and 17 minutes to get to 100. I wonder how much time he took to move from 90 to 100, and more specifically, how much time he took to move from 99 to 100. In all, he spent better part of the playing hours of two full days on the crease.

Note: Let’s keep the mention of Lahore in the back of our minds. This is going to crop up once again, a little later in this write up itself.

So, I am glad that eventually I have been able to get this post out.  Atul ji and I had talked about this number some days back, and had decided on the celebrations that we will highlight at this major milestone. What transpired after that has been primarily a disaster of individual time plans, both for me and Atul ji. I will not dwell on these details today, and will share them in my next post. Suffice to say that time crunch took the spring out of this milestone post. However, I assure you that the whoosh of the surprise and the sounds of ‘wow’ would still be audible across the length and breadth of Atuldom, as the readers get to the details of what this celebration is about, and what a fantastic discovery we have at hand. And yes, Lahore is very intimately linked in. 😉

And so the question arises, “अगर ग्यारह हज़ार लड़कियां थीं, तो बारह हज़ार क्या हैं” (if it was eleven thousand girls, then what would be twelve thousand (going by the name of the Hindi film ‘Gyaarah Hazaar Ladkiyan’)).

OK, yes. Let us welcome today, the song at the 12000th ‘पायदान’. Wow, that is a number I am sure Amin Sayani ji would never have imagined as a ‘पायदान’. But that was then, and this is now. That was Radio Ceylon and Binaca, and this is Atul Song a Day and the musical bandwagon. No comparisons, though. Just a sign that times now are different. In Atuldom, all songs are ‘सरताज गीत’ (‘Sartaaj Geet’). And every song makes its appearance once. But then, there are ‘Sartaaj Geet’ and there are ‘Sartaaj Geet’. That is to say, some ‘Sartaaj Geet’ are more ‘Sartaaj’ than other ‘Sartaaj Geet’. Today’s song is one such ‘Sartaaj Geet’ that is the ‘Sartaaj’ of ‘Sartaaj Geets’.

Seems, it has become somewhat convoluted. Let me unravel this. To start with, I need to talk about the artist celebration that is being highlighted today.

Ladies and Gentlemen; today we proudly present the 3000th song of Lata ji, to be posted on this blog. At this score, Lata ji is way ahead of all other artists listed on our ‘Some Stats’ page. Going by numbers, this amounts to nearly 56% of all the songs that she has sung in Hindi films. Ah yes, we still have about 44% more to go, or to say, a little over 2400 or so songs still to be covered on our blog. So who is complaining. The fun and the joy is in the journey, more, much more than it is in arriving at a destination. And so the bandwagon rolls on, and on, and . . .

Ah but, before I get too carried away by this rolling bandwagon, let us talk about the special song that is being posted today. Or I should use the word unraveled. From the amount of checking with songs lists and books, and consulting with some knowledgeable friends, yes, ‘unraveling’ is a more appropriate word than ‘presenting’. With this song, we probably have at hand, a discovery of major proportions.

Let me take you back to a very detailed discussion that happened on these pages, as we were trying to address the query posed to us by AK ji (of Songs of Yore), about the first song of Lata ji. After a good amount of research, and discussions, that involved our dear Arun ji, Harmandir ji, Harish ji and other data-historians of HFM, we came to a conclusion that the ‘first’ song of Lata ji will have to be presented under many categories. With the timelines as available in the compiled data, we were able to determine the following,

  • That the first song Lata ji recorded is for a Marathi film ‘Kiti Hansaal’ (1942), but the song got excluded from the film; it is no longer traceable
  • That the first song of Lata ji that is recorded AND included in the film, is for the film ‘Pahili Magalagaur’ (1942, also Marathi).
  • That the first Hindi song that Lata ji recorded, is actually in a Marathi film ‘Gaja Bhaau’ (1944).
  • That the first Hindi song that Lata ji recorded FOR A Hindi film, is for the film ‘Badi Maa’ (1945).

So far, we are listing all songs and films in which Lata ji appeared herself, and performed her own songs on screen. This continued through 1946 in the films ‘Subhadra’, ‘Sona Chaandi’ and ‘Jeevan Yatra’. In all these films so far, Lata ji is performing her own songs on screen. That changed in the year 1947.

  • That the first Hindi song that Lata ji recorded as PLAYBACK, is for the film ‘Aap Ki Sewa Mein’ (1947). The song “Paa Laagun Kar Jori Re, Shyam Mo Se Na Khelo Hori” from this film is the start of playback singing career, that continues all the way to the present. Her most current playback recording in a Hindi film is for ‘Satrangi Parachute’ from 2011. And even more recent is the recording, from 2013, is of a playback song for the Marathi film ’22 June, 1897’.

All the above items merit a detailed discussion in their own right. Today, we pick on the 3rd bullet above, and present a very surprising new twist to it. From all the available listings and information, the Marathi film ‘Gaja Bhaau’ contains 4 songs recorded in the voice of Lata ji. Three of these are in Marathi, and one is in Hindi. The title line of the Hindi song is listed as “Mata Ek Sapoot Ki, Duniya Badal De Tu. . .”.

But what I present today is another Hindi song from the same film, which has so far remained unlisted and eluded all recorded information. From the available information, taken from the record label, this is one more Hindi song that was recorded for the Marathi film ‘Gaja Bhaau’. The singing voice is identified on the label as that of Lata Mangeshkar. The very peculiar and unique thing about this 78 rpm gramophone record is that the second side of this record is blank. This is the first time that I heard of such a record, and that too from a time period as late as 1944. I have seen some very old records, from the early 1900s, in collections of my friends, which are recorded only on one side. But all these are recordings of English music, made in European recording studios. Today’s song is from one such record, which is probably unique in the hierarchy of recorded Hindi film songs, as far as my knowledge goes.

At this juncture, I will introduce to the readers, Khalid Mehmood ji, a very dear and a very special friend. I have met him in person only once, but that one meeting seems to have cemented a friendship that feels to be ages old. Khalid Bhai is from Lahore. (See, I told you we shall be revisiting this city within the post itself). How we came in touch is a very interesting episode.

Khalid Bhai is a passionate fan of Hindi films and film songs from the golden era. And not just a fan, he is an avid and an eager collector of records of Hindi film songs from that era. The 78 rpm records of Hindi film songs, are pretty much traded in the same way in Pakistan, as they are India. These records are to be found with ‘kabaadis’ (waste merchants) and in ‘chor bazaars’ – temporary market places that sell second hand things of ALL types. Original conception is that such marketplaces are manned by ‘thieves’, who want to make some money from the items they pilfer. All that is because there continues to be very passionate and absolutely die-hard fans of Hindi film music in Pakistan also.

Khalid Bhai collects records of Hindi film songs. His passion for this type of music, manifests itself in the form of a website that he has created and manages – ‘oldhindisongslata.com’. The name of the website says it all – “Old Hindi Film Songs, Lata”. He came across this record at one such ‘chor bazaar’ in Lahore, and picked it up from the seller, without a second thought in his mind. On examining the details, the record turns out to be a rare treasure of immense value. For this song is one of the two songs which constitute the very first Hindi song ever recorded by Lata ji.

Khalid Bhai was introduced to me by Harmandir ji. In one of the earlier issues of the ‘Listener’s Bulletin’, Harmandir ji had reviewed this website managed by Khalid Bhai. When Khalid Bhai came to know about the review article, he got in touch with Harmnadir ji over phone. Needless to say an immediate friendship of lasting value, was established. There is nothing more endearing to a person suffering from some unique malady, to meet with another person who suffers from the same. There is such an unmatched joy in sharing and exchanging notes about personal sufferings and agonies  – ‘koi to aur hum sa beemaar mila’ (ah, to meet another person who suffers from the same malady).

Harmandir ji, sensing the depth of passion in Khalid Bhai, sent to him volume 3 of the Geet Kosh. He sent it by registered post to Lahore. The package was not delivered. A worried Harmandir ji continued to follow up with Khalid Bhai. After about three weeks of waiting for the package, Khalid Bhai decided to pay a visit to the local main post office.

Let me now also share some more details about him. He is a journalist and a press reporter with the Jung group of newspapers and media channels in Pakistan. His India connection is that he is the resident correspondent in Pakistan of the Sahara Samay group of newspapers and news channels (of India). In that connection, he visits India very frequently. And also, being a journalist, he has good connectivity within the government and related institutions in his country.

So he paid a visit to the local main post office and enquired about the package. After some effort, the package was located. It was sitting unattended in a shelf in the mail sorting room in the post office. Reason – package contained pages upon pages of material that is printed in Hindi, and it comes from India. The package was held under suspicion of some covert communication. Khalid Bhai talked to the officials at the post office, and explained to them the content of this tome. Still not fully convinced, the package was sent for translation and verification to another department. Only after the nature of contents was established, did the officials agree to release the package to Khalid Bhai.

But still a twist was in store. The post office slapped a custom duty – whopping amount of five thousand rupees, which is almost five times the value of the book. Khalid Bhai readily paid the duty and took possession of the package. Later, he described this episode to Harmandir ji, explaining to him how the book finally reached him. And Harmandir ji expressed his wonder that Khalid Bhai paid such an astronomical amount for a book that he cannot even read himself. To this, Khalid Bhai responded, “आपने इतने प्यार से मुझे ये तोहफा भेजा, इसको हासिल करने के लिए मैं कुछ भी कीमत देने को तैयार था”. (“You sent me this gift with such love and affection, I would have paid even a greater amount if necessary, to acquire it”). This one sentence of Khalid Bhai says everything that needs to be said about the bonding between lovers of music, a bonding that knows no boundaries and does not care about distances.

A little after this episode, I got an email from Harmandir ji, informing that Khalid Bhai will be in Delhi on one of his routine official visits. I immediately responded and connected with Khalid Bhai, and we set up time for a meeting in Delhi. I informed our local group of music lovers, and a get together was arranged at my place on 11th March. That day in the morning, I drove down to Punjab Bhavan where Khalid Bhai was staying, and brought him home. Shortly, many friends of our group in Delhi joined. Srinivas Ganti has posted on Facebook, a group photo of that day’s get together.

The meeting lasted well over four hours. We talked about and discussed many things related to songs and films and artists, about the film industry in India and Pakistan, before and after 1947. Another very close connection surfaced, as many of us in the group have our roots in the cities that are now in Pakistan. Khalid Bhai, though born in Lahore, belongs to a family that hails from the Haryana state in India. There was a lot of nostalgia and sharing that happened, as we talked about the times and memories of the past. The connect between us was so strongly apparent in this exchange.

It was a memorable meeting, that will always remain very close to our hearts. Many other local friends who could not make it that day, felt sad for missing out on this connection. But we hope to meet again very soon, as his work brings him to India, and to Delhi quite frequently.

It was at this meeting that Khalid Bhai introduced us to this song. He described how he got hold of the gramophone record, and how he himself was amazed to read the details on the label, identifying this as a song that is missing from all information listings that we have of Lata ji’s songs, including ‘Lata Samagra’, the latest compilation by Suman Chaurasiya ji of Indore. I later on checked with him, as well as with some other friends including Arun ji and Harish ji. They have not heard about this song, and that if this song is what the label details say it is, then it is definitely a remarkable discovery.

Incidentally, the other Hindi song from this film – “Maata Ek Sapoot Ki. . .”, is not yet traceable in public domain. Khalid Bhai is dearly hoping to get this song also. I request our readers and friends to please share any information that may be available, about this other missing song from this film.

When this song would have been recorded in 1943/44, Lata ji would have been just about fifteen years old. It is just the second or the third year that she has started to record songs for films. The voice in this song really sounds very young, almost childlike. The suave and the polish of the sounds of “Khamosh Hai Zamaana, Chup Chaap Hai Sitaare” (‘Mahal’, 1949) is still a few years away. And yet, there is a delight in the sound, as the expressions are being attempted to match the emotions projected by the words.

The film – ‘Gaja Bhaau’ (in Marathi). Music director – Datta Davjekar. Lyricist – not known. The singer – making her début into the world of Hindi film song. I wonder if she would have thought at that time about 2016, what the future held in store for her; that she would be a legend in her own lifetime, honoured and celebrated the world over.

Important Note: This update is delayed; actually this information was sent in by Harish ji, very early in the morning, within like a couple of hours of the post. He has sent me the scanned image of the page from a book that most probably is the Marathi Filmography. The film is produced under the banner of Prafulla Chitra, Kolhapur. It is produced and directed by Master Vinayak. Story is written by CV Bavdekar and CV Nadkarni. Screenplay and dialogues are by SA Shukul.

The song writers are also identified. The songs of this film are written by SA Shukul and Pt Indra. Harish ji has added an important observation, saying that most likely, the Marathi songs in this film are written by SA Shukul and the the Hindi songs are written by Pt Indra. Although the individual songs are not credited to specific songwriters, the obnservation by Harish ji sounds highly logical and probable.

The cast of actors is listed as Damuanna Malvankar, Dada Salvi, Lata Mangeshkar, Vishnupant Jog, Sumati Gupte, Nalini Nagpurkar, Bhaurao Dataar, Baby Achrekar and GD Madgulkar.

Interestingly, only the song “Mata Ek Sapoot Ki. . .” is listed as the Hindi song, with the annotation that this is the first Hindi song ever recorded by Lata ji. So this strengthens the observation that this song i.e. “Door Desh Se Aaane Waale. . .” is an unreleased / unused song of this film.

Harish ji, many many thanks for this update.

Her 3000th song on our blog. Her first recording of a Hindi song. A matter of proud distinction, an admiration of delightful accolades, a veneration of values cherished for decades, an appreciation that fills the listening hearts with pleasures of melody. All of them come together in this celebration of 12000 songs on our blog.

Thanks for all the music Lata ji. It has been, and continues to be, a wondrous journey.
Paa Laagun Kar Jori Re”.

 

Song – Door Desh Se Aane Waale. . .  Piya Milenge (Gaja Bhaau (Marathi)) (1943) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Datta Davjekar

Lyrics

door desh se aane waale..ay
aane waale hoy…
hoy…
aane waale..ay..ay
piya milenge
piya milenge
dukhde mann ka
bujhta deep jalaaya
aa aa
samay suhaana aaya
khil jaawo
bagiyon ki
khil jaawo
bagiyon ki
kaliyo..on
samay suhaana aaya

pawan jhakora…
pawan jhakora
door desh se
ik sandesa laaya..aa
laaya..aa..aa
ik sandesa laaya..aa
samay suhaana aaya

pal chhin par main
ghar ke dwaare
pal chhin par main
ghar ke dwaare
dekh rahi raah teri
raah teri
door desh se aane waale
aane waale..ay..ay
ab na kariyo deri
bahut dinan se
mere mann ko
tadpaaya
tarsaaya
tadpaaya
tarsaaya
samay suhaana aaya

pag pag par
phool bichhaa doon
khushboo jag mein phailaa doon
arre arre o papihaa bol
arre arre o papihaa bol

kya
hoon
kyaa bataaogi maalan

piya milenge
piya milenge
dukhde mann ka
bujhta deep jalaaya
aa aa
samay suhaana aaya
khil ja..aao
bagiyon ki
kaliyo..on
samay suhaana aaya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दूर देश से आने वाले॰॰ए
आने वाले होय॰॰
होय॰॰
आने वाले॰॰ए॰॰ए
पिया मिलेंगे
पिया मिलेंगे
दुखड़े मन का
बुझता दीप जलाया
आ॰॰आ॰॰
समय सुहाना आया
खिल जावो
बगियों की
खिल जावो
बगियों की
कलियों॰॰ओं
समय सुहाना आया

पवन झकोरा॰॰
पवन झकोरा
दूर देश से
इक सँदेसा लाया॰॰आ
लाया॰॰आ॰॰आ
इक सँदेसा लाया॰॰आ
समय सुहाना आया

पल छिन्न पर मैं
घर के द्वारे
पल छिन्न पर मैं
घर के द्वारे
देख रही राह तेरी
राह तेरी
दूर देश से आने वाले॰॰ए
आने वाले॰॰ए॰॰ए
अब ना करियों देरी
बहुत दिनन से
मेरे मन को
तड़पाया
तरसाया
तड़पाया
तरसाया
समय सुहाना आया

पग पग पर
फूल बिछा दूँ
खुशबू जग में फैला दूँ
अरे अरे ओ पपीहा बोल
अरे अरे ओ पपीहा बोल

क्या
हूँ
क्या बताओगी मालन

पिया मिलेंगे
पिया मिलेंगे
दुखड़े मन का
बुझता दीप जलाया
आ॰॰आ॰॰
समय सुहाना आया
खिल जा॰॰वो
बगियों की
कलियों॰॰ओं
समय सुहाना आया

 

49 Responses to "Door Desh Se Aane Waale. . . Piya Milenge"

Congratulations to Atulji, Sudhirbhai and all Atulites on reaching these milestones. As I am driving, will read the entire post after I reach home.
I could not hear the song as it doesn’t play smoothly. Is it because I am using my cell?

Thanks millions to Atulji and his fans for keeping this wagon moving.

Love and regards
Khyati

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Kya Khyati Ben,

Abhi jet lag theek hua ke nahin.

Thanks for your so prompt a response. I was still up very early morning when your comment came in within just a few minutes of the post itself. At first I thought you were writing from the US. But now I realize you are India already.

With cheers and regards
Sudhir

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Sudhirbhai,
Khyatiben has NOT YET come to Mumbai. She is expected on 27th April, for your information.
May meet us on 29th as planned.

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Bharat Bhai,

Thanks for correcting me.

I got this impression from Bakshi ji, who mentioned to me yesterday that Khyati Ben is already in India.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Congratulations to Atul ji, Sudhir ji and all associated with this blog !!!
Thanks Sudhir ji for this song and this wonderful post !!
Congratulations to all once again !!

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Thanks Avinash ji,

I am so glad that this song and post is appreciated by yourself and others.

Thanks for the encouragement.

Rgds
Sudhir

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People may have guessed the artist for this special post, but even they may not have guessed how special this song was going to be. This song is going to rewrite the musical history the way that 10,000th song of this blog did. It is a “New” Lata Mangeshkar song, totally unnown and undocumented so far, that gets presented to music lovers today. Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to Sudhir Ji for pulling off yet another musical coup of epic proportions.

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Congrats to Atulji Sudhirji and the whole team for the presentation of 12000 rare Hindi film songs. Am very much thankful to Atulji for providing Gem of Hindi songs free of cost. You have done good job.
Specially thanks to Khalid bhai for the rarest and first Hindi song of Lataji.
************

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Thanks Jaishri ji,

For your kind appreciations.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Hearty congratulations to Atulites for attaining yet another important milestone of 12000 songs.

It is quite natural that the dominance of Mangeshkar family over Hindi film music is reflected in the Blog too – Lata Mangeshkar- 3000 songs (25% of total songs covered in the Blog); Lata+Asha+Usha = 5141 songs (42% of total songs covered in the Blog).

Incidentally, the mp3 clip of the song under discussion is available on Dr Surjit Singh’s website and I had downloaded the same about 4 months back for a write-up on the song. Since the song was from a Marathi film, I was not sure about the eligibility of the song for the Blog post. In the event, it was the best thing to happen that the song got included for a very special event – Lata’s 3000th song.

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Sudhir ji,

I have checked the source of mp3 clip of the rarest of the rare Lata song under discussion which I had downloaded about 4 months back. It is from Surinder Dhall’s Collection-6, uploaded on Dr Surjit Singh’s Website.

While giving the information, he had mentioned it as ‘unreleased’. I do not know what to make out from the word ‘unreleased’ – whether the film ‘Gajabhaau’ was unreleased or the song was not included in the film???

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Dear Sadanand ji,

In my earlier discussions with Khalid Bhai, as well as with Harish ji, we touched upon this option. It seems a very likely scenario that this song was recorded for the film, but then for some reason, was not included in the film. That would make it an unreleased song.

From all other sources of information, it seems that the film itself was released.

Thankfully, the record of this song was manufactured, and glad that is survived, and reached the collection of Khalid Bhai.

Regarding the language of the song, I think we have some posts that are Hindi songs from non-Hindi films. I have posted maybe two songs from Punjabi films. In fact there are quite a number of Hindi songs that we can locate, from Bangla, Marathi, and even films in South Indian languages.

I feel that we can post Hindi songs, even if they are from non Hindi films. I also request Atul ji to please confirm this.

Thanks and regards
Sudhir

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Sudhir ji,

Is my reading correct to say that there were 5 songs in the film – 3 in Marathi and 2 in Hindi of which the song under discussion was probably not included in the film?

If it is so, this explains as to why the song under discussion is recorded on one side the record only.

Rarest song on a unique 78 rpm record! Double whammy for Khalid Bhai.

By the way, I get to hear a second voice in the song at

kya
hoon
kya bataaogi malan

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Sadanand ji,

Yes, this probably is an unreleased song.

And yes, I agree that there is a different voice in the lines you indicate.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Mudassar Nazar, who has the record for slowest test century, also has the “distinction” of getting dismissed for 199 in a test match. 🙂 That was against India when he got dismissed off an innocuous looking delivery of Shivlal Yadav (caught Kirmani bowled Shivlal Yadav 199) at Faislabad in 1984. 🙂

Mudassar Nazar incidentally needed to thank Indian trundlers for making him a successful test batsman. Six out of his ten centuries, including all his top scores, came against India in slow low dead pitches of Lahore, Faislabad, Karachi etc. :). He averaged 62 against India. On the other hand, his average against the feared bowling attack of West Indies was only 18. 🙂

I am sure Raja, like me, has “fond” memories of Mudassar Nazar’s batting against India against whom he batted like Bradman. 🙂

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Congratulations atulji on post number 12000.
Congratulations sudhirji for discovering (revealing) the rare song.

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Thanks Peevesie’s Mom ji for your appreciation. 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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Special congratulations to Atul ji and Sudhir ji for keeping the flag high. And congrats to all other members who strive continuously to keep the blog active (unlike some of us who mostly comment :-D).
Not to forget Khalid Bhai, many thanks to him. Guess he graciously agreed to share the song.

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Thanks Aparna ji,

Yes, Khalid Bhai is very open in sharing the songs that he has in his collection. In fact on his website, he has made all his posts as downloadable.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Atul ji, Sudhir ji

After more than seven decades indeed ” samay suhaana aaya” on this blog with the presentation of this song. I think its the first time the song is being mentioned let alone presented for hearing. Thanks to all the people behind the contribution.

What has ceased to remain a secret is that special occasions have even more special songs.

Many Thanks and Congratulations.

Well, the next awaited celebration as we all know is the very well deserved century of centuries. Hearty congratulations in advance.

I am betting on yet another Lata gem. (law of averages say a rare Mukesh number may also be on the anvil).

But then surprise is your essence.

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Aah yes, Dear Mahesh ji,

After seven decades, this song once again brings “samay suhaana” for the lovers of the music of the golden era.

And yes, as you say – surprise is the essence. 😉

Rgds
Sudhir

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Congratulations, to Atul ji, Sudhir ji and other team mates.
Perhaps all have not yet realised the importance of this song. IT IS A HISTORICAL EVENT. Something which happened first time. No one had any inkling about this song of Lata Mangeshkar, but our great Sudhir ji’s untiring efforts have unearthed a Gem. I am sure even Lataji will be delighted to see and hear this news. Someone who knows her, should pass on this news to her.
I am proud that I am a part of this group. So far this Blog has contributed substantially to the Hindi film music of bygone era. I am sure there is no other site or a Blog on Internet which has 12000 Hindi Film Songs from 1931 to the present era,systematically filed and made available FREE to any and every lover of music.
We must be and are thankful to ATUL JI for having done this yeoman’s service to the Hindi film music. THREE CHEERS FOR ATUL JI AND HIS TEAM !!!
My special thanks to dear Sudhir ji for working tirelessly for providing us the choicest of the Gems from the past. In today’s case I also thank KHALID JI of Pakistan, for making this exclusive song available to Sudhir ji.
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Arun ji,

Your words are so true. All the thanks that are pouring in, all of them should be directed to Atul ji. It is solely on his untiring and consistent dedication that this musical bandwagon is rolling on so regularly.

Regarding your suggestion to inform Lata ji, our friend Sundeep ji Pahwa has taken the initiative to direct a message to her through Amin Sayani ji and / or Manek Premchand ji.

About the facebook thread, I have responded to it separately in email.

Yes, there is this significant pride to be part of this group. The bon-homie and the sharing is simply unmatched.

And not just proud, I simply love being part of this group. 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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Congrats to Atulbhai and Sudhirbhai for this ‘rarest of rares’ song and that too as a 3000th song of Lataji of the 12000th song on this wonderful musical, unparalleled Blog. Thanks to all connected with this unique find including Khalidbhai.
As a squirrel, which tried to help building the bridge for Shri Ram, I have started presenting Latajis songs NOT COVERED on this blog. (I will follow ‘Lata Samagra’ as my guide)

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Thanks Bharat ji,
for your appreciations.

I agree that ‘Lata Samagra’ is a signficant compilation and a benchmark.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Congratulations all around for this milestone. It is indeed a great event worth celebrating with a rare Lata song. Khalidbhai, many thanks for unearthing this record from garbage!!!!

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Thanks Seshadri ji,
for your words and sentiments.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Atulji, that write-up on Mudassar Nazar was a welcome bonus!!

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Ah yes, Seshadri ji,

We can take Atul ji out of cricket, but we cannot take cricket out of Atul ji. 😉

Rgds
Sudhir

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Wonderful to hear a vintage song Tks to all and specially to Sudhirji I was one of the few who missed meeting Khalid bhai in March

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Thanks Sundeep ji,
For your kind appreciation.

I have separately responded in email to your suggestion.

Rgds
Sudhir

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The spirit on display on this blog is unmatched. At times the blog seems to run on the love of its followers (and the creator – Atul).

May there be many many many more such milestones and may they be as successful as this one was.

Hugs to you all.

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Ava ji,

The most wonderful greetings today – ‘May there be many many many more such milestones and may they be as successful as this one was.’

Thanks for your words and the emotions they carry.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Atul,
Congratulations on your blog reaching the enormous 12K milestone.

Sudhirji,
It is an awesome work, and what a song to grace the 12K post. Ditto Arunji, it is a historical moment in discovering and archiving. It is also not in the danger of being removed by the YT. Congratulations and thanks.
AK

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AK ji,

As always, it is a great feeling to see your messages of appreciation and encouragement. Yes, today’s post is a historical moment, as Arun ji also has highlighted.

Thanks and thanks again
Sudhir

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Waah! What a fantastic, just amazing post this is!

Firstly, the occasion. TWELVE THOUSAND. When you started this blog, did you imagine we’d be seeing this day, Atul? That too, with so many friends joining in on the journey? Am just SO happy to have been part of this journey from day one, though I’ve not been active here of late.

Secondly, Lataji’s 3000th. THREE THOUSAND. The mind boggles to think that, we have, without working specifically towards this target, managed to clock 3000 songs of Lataji.

And what a song! VVS. Very Very Special. There are rare songs – and there are songs that even “rare” songs would feel embarrassed to be compared with, in terms of rarity. They are THAT difficult to find. THIS is what makes this blog so VVS. It spares no effort in trying to unearth the rarest of rare and bring it into public domain to be enjoyed for posterity.

The story of how this song came to be discovered, as narrated in this post, is itself fascinating to read.

That brings me to my third – and final WAAH reason.

Sudhirji’s post.

That he writes amazingly is something we all know. In every line he writes, we can sense the love and passion he has for the subject he is writing about.

But, even by his high standards, this post is VVS. For it’s not just about the 12000, it’s not just about the 3000. It’s about lovers of music. And how they bond, wherever in the world they are. This post is a tribute to them.

How Harminderji happened to get in touch with Khalidji, how he sent him the book, the ordeal/adventures involved before Khalidji could actually get the book in his hands (paying a fortune in the process – happily), how Khalidji then met Sudhirji and others in India and gladly shared this rarest of rare records.

How can even the most stone-hearted of people reading this not get just a bit sentimental at this story? It would make a great film in itself. 🙂

Like Sudhirji says “lovers of music, a bonding that knows no boundaries and does not care about distances.” Love the way he says while discussing bonding of two music lovers – “koi to humsa beemaar mila”. 🙂 So, so true! Am sure many of us can vouch for this. 🙂

This post is now one of my favourite posts on this blog. A HUGE thanks to all involved in making it happen.

And a special thanks to Khalid ji. But for him, this blog would probably never have had the honour of posting this song.

Maybe it’s an idea to give a copy of this to Lataji? The song – and the blogpost itself. She might be very surprised! I think she will be touched too. Anybody can make this happen?

Maybe we can also ask her if she has some way of helping us get hold of “Maata Ek Sapoot Ki”.

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Raja ji,

Yes sir, we all miss you for the long ‘sabbaticals’ you take from writing. Just your comment itself is so overwhelming.

You have captured the essence of this article when you highlight the thread about bonding of music lovers across boundaries and across large distances. That is what music does to you.

When I had started my series of articles on ‘Colors of Love’, I had picked the song “Mohabbat Hai Kya Cheez”, a question that has been asked over and over again across ages and across geographies. Maybe one of the answers is – it is music, it is the Hindi film song itself, that is what Mohabbat is.

Our friend Sundeep ji is making an attempt to communicate this post and the song to Lata ji, through some friends. We wait for the response.

Thanks a ton for the sentiments and the appreciation. I repeat myself, but I still want to say – it is overwhelming.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Latest song recorded by Lata M is from 2015 movie Dunno Y 2

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Sam ji,

Thanks for the updated information.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Hearties congratulations to all concerned people connected to this blog, on reaching 12000 songs and 3000 songs of @ Lata Mangeshkar.

I was just about to comment yesterday that maybe Sudhir sir is nervous on 998, and with the blog figure poised on 11999. Now the score is 999 & 12000.

One more gem from another legend hopefully, we shall see soon on the blog as the 1000th.

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Dear Nahm ji,

Thanks for your wonderful greetings. Yes, this nervous nineties effect is very much playing in the mind. I am so glad that the first milestone has taken off so well. Now working on the next immediate major milestone. 🙂

Best regards
Sudhir

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Dear All.

Harish Raghuvanshi ji has provided the detailed information about the film, which has now been added to the article above. Please see the added paragraphs close to the bottom of the article.

Harish ji,
Many thanks for providing these additional details.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Sudhirji,

Today when I opened the mail box, pop came the good news of achieving another bigger milestone. Sorry for joining in the party late as I was away from home.
One dozen tens of centuries. That’s a stupendous compilation of rare songs archived for posterity. And the icing on the cake is Lataji’s 3k songs which only Ashaji can score over her in the coming years.
Great team work of coordination by Khalidbhai, Harminderji and yourself to bring on the table a rear treat. Khalidbhai has shown his true passion for HFM and why not. HFM knows no boundaries.
Since few months I am listening to her songs non-stop thanks to Bharatbhai generosity for downloading her songs on 32 GB space in my mobile. That could be 4 to 5k songs maybe. It is a feast for the ears for the years to come.
On to achieving more and bigger milestones.

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In my earlier comment, I didn’t mention about Mudassar Nazar at all. Maybe I was trying to live in denial about his existence. 🙂

But since Sudhirji discussed that painstaking hundred at Lahore (I remember it) – and Atul brought up equally painstaking memories of Mudassar Nazar’s love-hate relationship with India (the love was clearly only from his side, for Indian bowling :-)), I thought I should come out of denial and accept reality.

Have wonderful memories of those times, even if Zaheer Abbas, Miandad, Imran and Mudassar regularly ensured India was permanently on the backfoot. I remember Indian commentators regularly appreciating Zaheer Abbas’ cover drive and Imran’s bowling – in those days, they could still do so. 🙂 A spirit that cuts across boundaries – much like music.

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In case you did not know 3 Marathi songs are on the Internet too http://mio.to/album/Lata+Mangeshkar/Gajabhau+%281944%29

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Sudhir Ji, Atul Ji,
Many congratulations to you for achieving such grand musical targets, and simultaneously.
Sudhir Ji,
My apologies for the delay in posting the comments, but there’s a good reason with me for my choice of the day for commenting.
It’s exactly a year ago, on this date, when I received a mail from you, an invitation to Sh KL Pandey’s presentation of classical raags used in Hindi film songs.
So it’s an anniversary of sorts for me too, a celebration indeed
Having met you earlier at Zafar dear’s place and SoY luncheons hosted by AK Ji, I can say that the mutual fondness for each other is something that has only seen an upward mobility, God forbid. How many times have I prodded you to upload the songs of my choice on YouTube, I have lost the count, and have still a good list for the purpose of extending your sleeplessness 😁
Now coming to the very memorable meeting with Khalid Bhai, I was amongst the lucky ones to witness the moment, when all of us listened in rapt attention to the Lata song, which no one present had heard before. Lata’s voice sounded very childish, a voice, at least my ears were not attuned to hearing.
The musical proceeds were followed by a delightful South Indian lunch, to which dear Khalid Bhai had no clue as to what to eat and how to 😁
The fellow music lovers amongst the gathering were Sh Baksheesh Singh Ji, Mishra Ji, Jawed Hamid Bhai, Narula Ji and myself.
Many thanks Sudhir Ji once again and my congratulations to all the contributors at atutsongaday.

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1. marathi lyricst is S A Shukl …not shukul…
2. lata has mentioned about one song she recorded for harishchandra bali after master vinayak died. not sure if ap kisewa me was recorded earlier or later

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This song is from the Movie Badi Maa (1945). Singer is Baby Alka and the child asking question to malan is Lata Mangeshkar.

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Here is other link of this song.but its sound very different from song introduce here.and attributed to badi maa

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