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Mujhko agar ijaazat ho to main ek geet sunaaun

Posted on: October 26, 2016


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

In one of my previous posts I had mentioned that I wished to write about Raja ji.

And today(26 october 2016) is that special day which happens to be his birth anniversary. Today I can take this liberty of writing about our beloved Raja Saab here .

Raja Saab is one of the senior members of ‘ASAD Team’, and actually (I think I can write this) he is one of the founder members of this blog. He is associated with this blog since day one …

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I am associated with this blog as a contributor for exactly four years and fifty days(counting from the day when my first contribution appeared in the blog).

My focus area at that time was mainly the ‘songs of seventies’, Rajesh Khanna songs, and also Sahir Ludhianvi songs as I became aware that many of his songs were still to be posted on the blog.

Gradually my contributions started getting noticed. I too started following and reading the write-ups of our senior members on the blog.

While going through the posts of Raja Saab, I noticed that he was passioate about Sahir Ludhianvi, Rajesh Khanna and Cricket, three topics that happened to be my favourite topics as well. So I became his fan and follower. Reading his write-ups motivated me and inspired me a lot.

As I was enjoying his ‘write ups’ on the blog, I also started communicating with him on mail. I would sending him requests for posts, because I know that he could do justice with the subject of the songs and the artists involved with themwhen it came to discussing artists viz. Sahir Ludhianvi, Gulzar, Rafi Saab and Rajesh Khanna.

I started following his blog ‘inside-out’ and I also became his follower on ‘twitter’.

Reading his blogs about the ‘plight of women’ in our society and his concerns about the prevailing social ailments in our country, I found myself in agreement with his views/ It was as if my thoughts on these issues were finding articulation through his writings.

His thoughts on ‘Politics’, development, sustainable development, innovative ideas, public private partnership, quality of living, quality of life, meritocracy, cricket, patriotism , respect for our culture, preserving our values etc were along the same lines as that of my thinking.

And, above all, his philosophy of ‘live and let live’, caring for each other in the ‘society’, found myself becoming a bigger fan of him.

He is a ‘keen observer’ of Politics and irrespective of his personal likings he is totally unbiased when it comes to ‘greater national interests’.

So, through this ‘media’ the bond of our relationship was growing day by day and as years passed it looked like we have been from the same ‘school of thought’ even though we had never met each other.

And that is the real magic of this blog. our Atul ji has been writing in his posts that even if we didn’t meet in person we find the other one same as we have been imagining in our thoughts – generous, large-hearted, broad-minded etc etc and that is why we are “like-minded music- lovers”

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As the journey on blog progressed each member was eager, anxious and enthusiastic to meet the other member in person. And thus the ‘gang-outs’ started happening.

I was then staying in the ‘Kachchh’ region of Gujarat. I could not make it to the first gang-out at Mumbai and later on at Bangalore. So, meeting him was a still a ‘distant dream’ and actually, though we are knowing each other very well on the blog, I was just thinking of what would happen when I actually came face to face with him for the first time.

Finally I got a chance and the ‘fulfilling of the dream’ got a ‘start’ when my first meeting ‘in person’ with a ‘Atulite’ happened in June this year. I meet Pradeep ji at Chennai.

At that time Raja ji was out of the country, so I had to wait a little longer till his arrival to India and till a ‘gang out’ happened.

I had made up my mind this year that I would try not to miss any gang outs in future.

As we were discussing about Raja ji, Pradeep ji told me , arey bade dildaar aadmi hain hamaare Raja ji , aap milenge to dil khush ho jaayega 🙂 .

Finally the day come when I meet Raja Saab at his place in Bangalore. And I directly landed to his place. Because by this time ‘chatting’ daily on whatsapp it never seemed like that we din’t know each other.

I must say, Yes !! Waaqai Raja Saab se mil kar dil khush ho gaya aur mujhe to aise lagaa jaise ‘unhen mil ke hamne jahaan paa liya hai, zameen to zammen aasmaan paa liya hai’ .

I stayed with him for three days and I will never forget these three days in my life (like ‘wo teen din’ 🙂 )

Before that, in the discussions on whatsapp he would always insist that he was a ‘very casual’ person so I did not need to observe any ‘formalities’ and I needed ‘feel at home’ at all times.

Going by the discussions and to mark this meeting I started thinking of a song for this occasion. given his write ups, tweets, chats the image that was getting formed in my mind was that of Dev Anand.

And I think that I was on the right track, when I saw him walking briskly at the Railway station and later on while accompanying him on morning/evening walks.

During our discussions other than Sahir, Kaka and Cricket we also discussed on Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor. I think he also like their acting. So whenever Raja Saab has to say something he would not just say but demonstrate you how actually they did it (that ‘up-front’ style of Shammi and ‘leaning-down’ of Dev Anand).
He would break into a dance and show you how Shammi Kapoor and Dev Anand did it. He would do it everywhere, whether at home, or at the garden we visited there at Bangalore.

Now whenever I watch any songs or films of Dev Anand or Shammi Kapoor my mind immediately goes to Raja ji and the beautiful moments I shared with him.

A quality of him that strikes one the most is his simplicity and his down to earthiness. And he is so humble. He always insisting that he is ‘very casual’ and not ‘very formal’. But I must say he is a ‘very stylish casual’. And if I were to mention in cricketing terms I would say that he is as ‘gentle’ as the ‘square cut’ of Gundappa Ranganath Vishwanath, he is as ‘elegant’ as the ‘straight drive of Sunil Manohar Gavaskar’ and as ‘humble’ as the ‘lazy and ambling run-up’ of Jimmy Amarnath.

Never imposing him on others, never forcing his thoughts on you, and yet you will agree with all what he says and what he thinks because his thoughts are for the well-being and happiness of all.

So, as I was on the return journey from the gang-out I had decided for a Dev Anand song to present on his birthday today (26th Oct). Though I have earlier thought of a different song, I find this today’s song very appropriate;
it’s his humbleness, his simplicity that has so touched my heart that I really feel that we need many more like him in our society and around us …

if you visit his blog, you will find what he has mentioned there :

If I can just give to the world more than I take from it, I will be a very happy man. For there is no greater joy in life than to give. Motto: Live, Laugh and Love.

“महफ़िल कोई भी हो वो चिरागों को रोशन करते रहेंगे,
सादगी से अपनी सबका दिल लुभाते रहेंगे’

Lekin haan, mehfil chaahe unki khud ki hi kyon na ho, koi bhi cheez karne se pehle we aapse poochhenge zaroor …

Mujhko agar ijaazat ho to …

Here is wishing a very Happy Birthday to Raja ji today and wishing him a very happy, healthy, prosperous and peaceful life ahead …

Today’s song is from the 1974 movie ‘Ishq Ishq Ishq’ composed by R.D.Burman, sung by Kishore Kumar and written by Anand Bakshi.

Video

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Song-Mujhko agar ijaazat ho to main ek geet sunaaun (Ishq Ishq Ishq)(1974) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Mujhko agar
Ijaazat ho to o
Main ek geet sunaaun
Mujhko agar ijaazat ho to
Main ek geet sunaaun
Mehfil mein shaamil ho ke
aapka dil behlaaun

Mujhko agar ijaazat ho to
main ek geet sunaaun
Mehfil mein ae shaamil ho ke
aapka dil behlaaun

Hey aap ke utthhe kadam
Kyun meri aawaaz pe
Aa gaye kuchh she’r yaad
Husn ke andaaz pe
Aap ke utthhe kadam
Kyun meri aawaaz pe
Aa gaye kuchh she’r yaad
Husn ke andaaz pe ae
Mujhko agar
Mujhko agar ijaazat ho to
Aage baat badhaaun
Mehfil mein shaamil ho ke
Aap ka dil behlaaun

Hey ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae

Is mazey ki raat mein
Chaandni ka naam loon
Aap saa koi nahin
Main kisi ka naam loon
Hey is mazey ki raat mein
Chaandni ka naam loon
Aap saa koi nahin
Main kisi ka naam loon
Mujhko agar
Mujhko agar
Ijaazat ho to naam koi de jaaun
Mehfil mein shaamil ho ke
Aap ka dil behlaaun

Hey ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae
Hey ae ae ae
ae ae ae
Ho o o o

Aap ka dil behlaaun
Aji aap ka dil behlaaun
Main aap ka dil behlaaun
Haan ha aap ka dil

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Lyrics in Devnagri Script:
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मुझको अगर
इजाज़त हो तो
मैं एक गीत सुनाऊं

मुझको अगर इजाज़त हो तो
मैं एक गीत सुनाऊं
महफ़िल में शामिल हो के आप का दिल बहलाऊं

मुझको अगर इजाज़त हो तो मैं एक गीत सुनाऊं
महफ़िल में शामिल हो के आप का दिल बहलाऊं

हे आप के उठे कदम
क्यूँ मेरी आवाज़ पे
आ गए कुछ शे’र याद
हुस्न के अंदाज़ पे
आप के उठे कदम
क्यूँ मेरी आवाज़ पे
आ गए कुछ शे’र याद
हुस्न के अंदाज़ पे ए
मुझको अगर
मुझको अगर इजाज़त हो
आगे बात बढाऊं
महफ़िल में शामिल हो के
आप का दिल बहलाऊं
हे ए ए ए ए ए ए ए

इस मजे की रात में
चांदनी का नाम लूं
आप सा कोई नहीं
मैं किसी का नाम लूं

हे इस मजे की रात में
चांदनी का नाम लूं
आप सा कोई नहीं
मैं किसी का नाम लूं

मुझको अगर
मुझको अगर
इजाज़त हो तो नाम कोई दे जाऊं
महफ़िल में शामिल हो के
आप का दिल बहलाऊं

हे ए ए ए ए ए ए ए
हे ए ए ए ए ए ए
हो ओ ओ ओ
आप का दिल बहलाऊं
अजी आप का दिल बहलाऊं
मैं आप का दिल दिल बहलाऊं
हाँ हा आप का दिल …

23 Responses to "Mujhko agar ijaazat ho to main ek geet sunaaun"

Wish you a very happy Birthday Rajaji! May you have many more!
Clap!clap!clap! Avinashji! Perfect words to describe our Rajaji. And he might reply in his typical style “oye koi nahin! Aapne iss zarre ko aasman pe baitha diya!” But what you ve written is very apt!

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Thank you, Peevisie’s Mom. 🙂 Aapne mere munh ki baat chheen lee 🙂 That is how I would have responded – you know me well by now! 🙂

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Something isn’t right. Last night itself I read this post, listened to the song and wrote out a reply to Avinashji here. But the reply just didn’t get posted, though I tried repeatedly. I am trying again now – and it is still not getting posted. On the other hand, the reply to Peevisie’s Mom above went through. Maanjra kya hai? What am I doing wrong?

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Raja ji
Many many happy returns of the day

Prakash

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Thank you very much, Prakashji.:-)

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To the blog
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Itna bhi sitam na dhao humpar
chand alfaaz nahin sunoge hamaare?
aisi kya humse berukhi
itne bhi to ghair nahin hum

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Excellent vishleshan of Raja, Avinashji. 🙂

Happy Birthday, Raja. May you be always healthy wealthy and wise.

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Thanks a lot! Of these three, if I had to pick one, I’d pick health. Kangaal aur moorakh rehke jee bhi lenge, jo swaasth hi na ho to? 🙂

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Wisdom is needed to manage health and wealth. Wealth hogi to mann shaant rahega.

Swasthya to atyant zaroori hai.

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Avinash ji,

Thanks for profiling the qualities of our Raja ji.
When I first met him in Bengaluru, in January this year, I was very pleased to meet him. He is very Sanskari (well cultured) and gets along with all types of people. Being a Bahushrut ( knowledgeable) person he is a good conversationalist too.This is in addition to all you have said already.
We are truly lucky to know him and have met him in our lifetime.

I wish Raja ji a very long life full of happiness and joy.

-AD

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Thanks so much, Arunji. You are very kind – your words mean a LOT to me. It was more than just a pleasure, it was an absolute delight (and like a dream come true!) to meet you in January this year. I have very fond memories of that meet-up, though it was only for a few hours.

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Still not able to post my original response to Avinashji.

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Avinashji, thank you SO much for your kind words. Am very touched.

To be honest, I’ve never analysed myself like this, so I don’t even realise many of the things you’ve said here – one’s behaviour is often just a subconscious act. Others notice it more than one oneself does. 🙂 Like I’m often singing and probably annoying people around me – but not even aware of it! 🙂

Nice song you’ve chosen too. When I only saw the title, it didn’t click in my head, but the moment I heard the first line, I knew I’d heard this before. I’ve seen this film, though it was a long time ago.

Thanks for the birthday greetings too.

I only wish that we all continue to be like this, as one family on this blog – having fun, discussing music, listening to songs, meeting whenever we can….I need to thank Atul for bringing us all together. Without this blog, this would never have happened.

Thanks once again!

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Ameen to ur thoughts

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Phew! FINALLY managed to get my comment in here – split over 2 comments. Am happy now. 🙂

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Rajaji,
Raja of all good things and beautiful posts. Happy Happy Birthday. Waiting eagerly for more such posts. Thanks

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Thanks for the kind words, Nitinji!

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Dear Dear Raja ji,

Many many, many many healthy, and happy returns of the day.

And Avinash ji,
Thanks for a wonderful sketch. So far, have known him only as the ‘Mastermind’. Your post is a great profile. And now, waiting to meet him in person.

Say what Raja ji, “. . . aana hamaare banglay pe”. 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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Thank you, Sudhirji!
Waise, sadde vaaste Dilli door haiga, tussi ethe aa jao, ji! 🙂

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Raja ji and Sudhir ji,

I will give you one suggestion.

Neither Sudhir ji needs to go to Bengaluru, nor Raja ji to Dilli.

Both of you come to Mumbai and attend this time’s Gang out.

-AD

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@ Peevesie’s Mom ji, Ava ji, Raja Saab, Deshmukh Sir, Raja ji , Sudhir ji and Atul ji – many thanks for liking this post and appreciating it.
I would only say ‘ is mein mera kuchh bhi nahin, sab Raja ji ka’ 🙂

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