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Seene Mein Dil Tadap Kar Fariyaad Kar Raha Hai

Posted on: August 7, 2016


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 playback system came in to vogue some time in 1935 in Bombay film industry. The system really got stabilized only from early 40s. At that time,  among the female playback singers, Ameerbai Karnataki, Rajkumari, Zohrabai Ambaalewaali and Shamshad Begum dominated the Hindi film industry. There were other playback singers like Parul Ghosh, Zeenat Begum, Hamida Bano, Naseem Akhtar, Mohantara Talpade, Dilshad Begum etc. While a few among them had migrated to Pakistan, others  playback singers either could not stand against the competition with the well- established playback singers or they had to give up their careers, probably for domestic and personal reasons.

The case of playback singer, Ira Nigam seems to be an unique one. She had a sweet and balanced voice texture in the sense that her voice was not full throated like that of Zohrabai Ambaalewaali or Shamshad Begum nor a shrill voice like Lata Mangeshkar at that time. So she got offers from music directors to sing for them. But she had to cut short  her playback singing career thanks to the conservative nature of her father and later her husband. Let us recapitulate what Shri Arunkumar Deshmukh had said about Ira Nigam, in one of his earlier articles in the blog:

Ira Nigam was born in October 1930 in her mother’s place in Seoni (MP). She was educated in Delhi and Shantiniketan. She completed her graduation in music form Delhi University. She had a God given gift of a good singing voice. Her father, Hriday Narayan Nigam was a singer himself. With his help, she started singing on AIR Delhi.

Her voice was sweet and melodious. One day, Roshan, who was also working in AIR Delhi at that time, brought the famous music director, Khurshid Anwar to her house. They convinced her father to allow her to sing in films. She got a lucky break to sing her first song in ‘Parakh’ (1944), under the baton of Khurshid Anwar. She was only 14 years old then. Her father put a condition that no other male playback singer but he would sing duets with her. Due to this strange condition, she got only one more film ‘Ismat’ (1944) and they had to go back to Delhi.

In the meantime, Ira got married and came back to Bombay again in 1948, this time with her husband,  PN Nigam. Harmandir Singh ‘Hamraz’, who interviewed her in Kanpur in August 1984, says that she wept when she told him that as her husband did not like her singing in Hindi Films, she had to give up singing after doing just 5 films. ‘Guru Dakshina’ (1950) was the last film for which she sang.

There were many singing offers coming to her when she left Bombay for the second time. But her singing career was cut short twice- first due to her father and next it was due to her husband. Thus, a promising singing career for her abruptly ended.

I am presenting one of Ira Nigam’s songs from her last film ‘Guru Dakshina’ (1950).  The song is ‘Seene Mein Dil Tadap Kar Fariyaad Kar Raha Hai’ which is set to music by Lachchiram. The lyricist for the song is unattributed.

The film appears to be such an obscure one that I found it difficult to get the names of main actors in the film and also the names of the banner and the director. The film has 8 songs of which 3 songs have been attributed to Saarshaar Sailaani, while lyricist for the remaining 5 songs is unattributed.

What a beautiful voice which was lost not only to the Hindi film industry but also the lovers of Hindi film music due to the conservative nature of  her father and later her husband.

Two lines from the song under discussion sum up what could be the  state of Ira Nigam’s mind when she was not allowed by her husband to continue her singing career in Hindi films:

bechain hai umangen
armaan ro raha hai

When Ira Nigam spoke to Harmandir Singh ‘Hamraz’ in 1984, she must have poured her suppressed feelings like ‘Seene Mein Dil Tadap Kar Fariyaad Kar Raha Hai’.

With this song, ‘Guru Dakshina’ (1950) makes its debut in the blog.


Song – Seene Mein Dil Tadap Kar Fariyaad Kar Raha Hai (Guru Dakshina) (1950) Singer – Ira Nigam, Lyrics-[Unattributed], MD – Lachhiram

Lyrics

seene mein dil tadap kar
fariyaad kar raha hai
ek bewafaa ke waadon
ko yaad kar raha hai

bechain hain umangen
armaan ro rahen hain
bechain hain umangen
armaan ro rahen hain
dil ki tabaahiyon ke
saamaan ho rahen hain
dil ki tabaahiyon ke
saamaan ho rahen hain
aabaad karne waala
barbaad kar raha hai
aabaad karne waala
barbaad kar raha hai
seene mein dil tadap kar
fariyaad kar raha hai
ek bewafaa ke waadon ko
yaad kar raha hai

apna banaa ke hum ko
ghairon se lau lagaa li
apna banaa ke hum ko
ghairon se lau lagaa li
saiyyaad ne niraali
tarz e sitam nikaali
saiyyaad ne niraali
tarz e sitam nikaali
par kaat kar hamaare
aazaad kar raha hai
par kaat kar hamaare
aazaad kar raha hai
seene mein dil tadap kar
fariyaad kar raha hai
ek bewafaa ke waadon ko
yaad kar raha hai

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

सीने में दिल तड़प कर
फरियाद कर रहा है
एक बेवफा के वादों
को याद कर रहा है

बेचैन हैं उमंगें
अरमान रो रहे हैं
बेचैन हैं उमंगें
अरमान रो रहे हैं
दिल की तबाहीयों के
सामान हो रहे हैं
दिल की तबाहीयों के
सामान हो रहे हैं
आबाद करने वाला
बरबाद कर रहा है
आबाद करने वाला
बरबाद कर रहा है
सीने में दिल तड़प कर
फरियाद कर रहा है
एक बेवफा के वादों
को याद कर रहा है

अपना बना के हमको
गैरों से लौ लगा ली
अपना बना के हमको
गैरों से लौ लगा ली
सय्याद ने निराली
तर्ज़ ए सितम निकली
सय्याद ने निराली
तर्ज़ ए सितम निकली
पर काट कर हमारे
आज़ाद कर रहा है
पर काट कर हमारे
आज़ाद कर रहा है
सीने में दिल तड़प कर
फरियाद कर रहा है
एक बेवफा के वादों
को याद कर रहा है

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3 Responses to "Seene Mein Dil Tadap Kar Fariyaad Kar Raha Hai"

Sadanand ji,

The Playback system was discovered in Calcutta in 1935, and NOT in Bombay.
In Bombay it was First tried by Anil Biswas in film Mahageet-37. I have made a special post for this long back. Here is the link.
https://atulsongaday.me/2013/04/11/aa-ri-sakhi-main-tohe-preet-sikha-doon/

Even Dr Ashok Ranadae has confirmed this in his book “music beyond boundries”.

-AD

Arun ji,

Thanks for pointing out the error of the year of introduction of playback singing system in Bombay.

My intention of mentioning the introduction of playback system in Bombay was with reference to Bombay-based playback singers but inadvertently wrote the year with Calcutta in mind.

I have the book of Dr Ashok Ranade you mentioned.

Ira Nigam also sang
Duniya Hai Ye Pyar Ki Duniya
with Khurshid Anwar Gafil Harnalvi Parakh (1944)
Koi Kya Jaane Ise Dard Hamara Kya Hai
with Khurshid Anwar Arzoo Lakhnavi Parakh (1944)
Kisi Ke Dard Ko Seene Me Hum Chhupa Ke Chale
Lachhiram Tamar Guru Dakshina (1950)
Man Jhum Jhum Ke Gayo
Lachhiram Tamar Guru Dakshina (1950)

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