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Chalte chalte in raahon par

Posted on: October 15, 2016


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Today 15th October 2016 is the 94th birth anniversary of Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi. We know him as Shankar of the music director team Shankar- Jaikishan of the 50s and 60s. Shankar Singh s/o Ram Singh (15 October 1922 – 26 April 1987) was a native of Telangana (formerly Andhra Pradesh and at the time of Shankar’s birth probably Nizam territory) and spent his early years in Hyderabad. During his formative years, Shankar played the tabla and learned the art formally from Baba Nasir Khan Sahib. For many years, Shankar studied as a disciple of the legendary composer Khwaja Khurshid Anwar, in whose orchestra he performed. Shankar started his career with a theater group, before shifting to Prithvi Theatre where he played tabla and performed some minor roles in plays. Shankar worked as assistant to the leading composer duo of Husnlal Bhagatram.

His partner Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal (4 November 1929 – 12 September 1971) belonged to Bansda (Vansada), Gujarat. Jaikishan was adept at playing the harmonium. Subsequently, he obtained his musical lessons from Sangeet Visharad Wadilalji and later from Prem Shankar Nayak. After moving to Mumbai, he became a disciple of Vinayak Tambe.

The two struck a friendship outside the office of a producer who had promised them work. From then on Prithvi theatre and RK films just cemented their friendship.

This team was born with Raj Kapoor’s “Barsaat” (1949). Prior to that the team had assisted Ram Ganguly in Raj Kapoor’s “Aag” (1948). It was never publicized as to which song was whose composition. It is believed that the system of having a prelude (to build the mood of the song) then the mukhda followed by an interlude consisting music pieces of the orchestra was their contribution to Hindi fillum music.

Shankar-Jaikishan made a significant contribution in promoting Indian classical music throughout their career. It was their established practice to have at least one song in a movie based on semi-classical style. These included songs like `Jhanak-jhanak tori baaje payaliya’ (Mere Huzoor), `Chham chham baaje re payaliya’ (Jaane-Anjaane), `Radhike tune bansari churaayi’ (Beti Bete), `Manmohana bade jhoothe’ (old `Seema’), `Koi matwala aaya mere dwaare’ (Love in Tokyo), `Ajahu na ayae baalma, saawan beeta jaye’ (Saanjh aur Savera), `Lapak jhapak tu aa re badarwa’ (Boot polish), `Ye barkha bahaar sautaniya ke dwaar’ (Mayur pankh), `Re man sur mein gaa’ (Laal Pathar), `Sooni sooni sans ke sitar par’ (Laal Pathar), `Kate na kate raina’ (Mera naam joker) and numerous others. Their music in `Basant Bahaar’ and Amrapali had every song based upon Indian classical music. While “raga Bhairavi” remained their perennial favorite, Shankar Jaikishan used a variety of Ragas in their compositions.

But, I am nobody to give a meaningful background or write up about this Jodi because they were no longer Shankar- Jaikishan when I started becoming aware of their kind of songs. This is because Jaikishan passed away in 1971 and from then on it was only Shankar who kept giving music under the Shankar- Jaikishan brand name till his death in 1987.

In my quest to find a song that will pay tribute to Shankar of Shankar Jaikishan I first rummaged through our blog to see which post-1971 movies are represented. The song also had to be from a movie that I was aware of. I also looked for a movie that had got the Duo an award. I went through the list of award winning movies as also those that were nominated. But the song which I finally settled for fulfills only one criterion- it was released in 1979. I will not claim to know anything about the movie other than the song “tumhare bin guzaare hain kai din ab na guzarenge” which has already been posted on the blog way back in 2011 when Nahmji had sent the lyrics across.

On going through the list of songs in this movie I came across this Kishore Kumar song which I remember vaguely.

It is a very melodious song full of pathos which Kishore Kumar has done full justice to. The tune of this song is same as that of an earlier Shankar Jaikishan composition also sung by Kishore Kumar, viz. Geet gaata hoon main gungunaataa hoon main (Laal Patthar)

The song was written by Prabha Thakur (no idea about the lyricist to share.) of course Shankar minus Jaikishan was the music director.

Audio

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Song-Chalte chalte in raahon par (Aatmaaraam)(1979) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Prabha Thakur, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

chalte chalte in raahon par
aisa bhi kuchh ho jaata hai
koi an-chaaha mil jaata hai
aur man-chaaha kho jaata hai
chalte chalte in raahon par
aisa bhi kuchh ho jaata hai
koi an-chaaha mil jaata hai
aur man-chaaha kho jaata hai

koi khushi alag se
jab ho saki na haasil
kisi aur ki khushi mein
hum ho gaye hain shaamil
koi khushi alag se
jab ho saki na haasil
kisi aur ki khushi mein
hum ho gaye hain shaamil
ahaa
oho
aise bhi hans lete hain hum
aise mein bhi dil gaata hai
koi an-chaaha mil jaata hai
aur man-chaaha kho jaata hai

ye zindagi bhi kaisi
phoolon ka silsila hai
majbooriyon se haara
har ek hausla hai
ye zindagi bhi kaisi
phoolon ka silsila hai
majbooriyon se haara
har ek hausla hai
ahaa
ohoo
koi dukh mein jee leta hai
koi sukh mein mar jaata hai
koi an-chaaha mil jaata hai
aur man-chaaha kho jaata hai

kismat mein jo likha thha
paaya hai zindagi mein
kyon dhoondhne ko jaayen
hum dosh aadmi mein
kismat mein jo likha thha
paaya hai zindagi mein
kyon dhoondhne ko jaayen
hum dosh aadmi mein
ahaa
oho
kya socha karta hai insaan
aur jaane kya ho jaata hai
koi an-chaaha mil jaata hai
aur man-chaaha kho jaata hai

chalte chalte in raahon par
aisa bhi kuchh ho jaata hai
koi an-chaaha mil jaata hai
aur man chaha kho jaata hai
aha
oho
kya socha karta hai insaan
aur jaane kya ho jaata hai
koi an-chaaha mil jaata hai
aur man-chaaha kho jaata hai

3 Responses to "Chalte chalte in raahon par"

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Prabha Thakur is a was a famous Kaviyatri,
Participating in various Kavi Sammelans during the 70-80s.
Apart from her other Rachanas, she was always asked to recite her famous song–
“Mose Chatnee Pisaave”.
This was later on Incorporated in the Rajesh Khanna Movie– Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai.

Later she entered Politics and is/was a MP
From Rajasthan.

She has a.son Rahul Singh who is an Actor and made his debut in ZUBEIDAA.
Apart from other Films, he has also acted in Khiladi 786.

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thank you for this additional information

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