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Jo din beet gaye manwa unko yaad na kar

Posted on: January 25, 2017

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 If this article appears in sites like and etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

One of the signs of a person which indicates that he has become old is when he starts remembering events that happened during his childhood and younger days, more frequently than before ( I guess, I am on this stage now as I have started going through old photo albums and converting them to JPEG images!!). In the next stage, he starts sharing those events with the younger generations (based on the experiences with the seniors).

During my childhood, I had heard from my grandfather many of his travel experiences during 1910-20s both for business as well as for pilgrimage which used to take months to acoomplish. They used to travel in groups. At times, they had been waylaid by robbers while travelling by bullock carts and by walk in some remote places. Fortunately, local villagers used to help them with food and money. I am sure at that time, my grandfather must have felt very miserable when deprived of his belongings in a ‘foreign’ place. But when he was narrating these incidences to us, there was a sense of triumph on his face. And why not? There is pleasure in narrating an unpleasant event of the past whose effects the narrator had successfully recovered from.

My brother-in-law who is about 10 years older than me used to work for Central Railway. Most of his conversations with younger ones would invariably end with his experiences in railway workshops in various railway divisions of Central Railway. Same is true for some of ex-army staff who I had met while travelling. They would share their experiences in military cantonments and in war situations.

All these conversations are good entertainment for the younger generations as long as they are interesting and not repeated with the same set of younger generations. For the elders, these conversations give them an outlet to showcase their accomplishments in their days (hamaare zamaane mein……). It is their wishful thinking that the younger generation would learn from their experiences. In reality, I think, such conversations may be the outcome of their nostalgic feelings of events that happened in the past.

There are another set of persons who get easily depressed on account of some unpleasant events they have gone through in their early days. But the fact that the person concerned has already passed through the unpleasant events of their lives is no consolation for them. We tend to remember our unpleasant memories more than the pleasant ones. Probably, We probably analyse and dwell upon unpleasant events more than the pleasant ones. I will not be surprised if Chetan Sharma even now gets nightmares thinking about the last balldelivered to Javed Miandad which was hit for a six to win Asia Cup in 1986 than getting a hat-trick against New Zealand during the World Cup 1987.

Why not cherish good memories to get over the bad ones! This was the message that lyricist Kidar Sharma gave when he wrote a song jo beet chuki so beet chuki for the film ‘Pujaari’ (1936). Few lines from the song are worth noting:

jo beet chuki so beet chuki
ab uski yaad sataaye kyun

khush rahne waali soorat pe
chinta ke baadli chhaaye kyun

jis dil kaa machalna aadat ho
phir koi ussey behlaaye kyun

I am presenting a philosophical song with more or less similar message-‘jo din beet gaye manwa unko yaad na kar’ from the film DUNIYADARI (1948). The film was produced under the banner of Free India Films and it was directed by K P Sahani. The star cast included Satyapal, Sofia, Mumtaz, Ghori, S Baburao, Sultana, Radha etc.

The song is sung by Saroj Welingkar on the words of Wahid Qureshi which is set to music by Moti Nath. The film had 10 songs none of which were available on YT until I uploaded the video of the song under discussion.

With this song, ‘Duniyadaari (1948) makes its debut, along with one-film singer-music director, Moti Nath and Saroj Welingkar as the playback singer in the Blog.

Song-Jo din beet gaye manwa unko yaad na kar (Duniyaadaari)(1948) Singer-Saroj Welingkar, Lyrics-Wahiq Qureshi, MD-Moti Nath


jo din beet gaye
jo din beet gaye
unko yaad na kar
yaad na kar
unko yaad na kar
yaad na kar
jeewan jaa kar phir na aaye
jeewan jaa kar phir na aaye
jeewan ko barbaad na kar
jo din beet gaye
unko yaad na kar
yaad na kar

sooraj doobe chhaaye andhera aa
aa aa aa
sooraj doobe chhaaye andhera aa
bhor huyi laut aaye savera
bhor huyi laut aaye savera
shaam savera khel hai jag kaa
shaam savera khel hai jag kaa
dukh mein sukh ko yaad na kar
yaad na kar
dukh mein sukh ko yaad na kar
yaad na kar
jo din beet gaye
unko yaad na kar
yaad na kar

neer bhare nayanon ke peechhe
neer bhare nayanon ke peechhe
sukh ki duniya basti hai
sukh ki duniya basti hai
tu jab kismet ko rota hai
tu jab kismet ko rota hai
kismet tujh par hansti hai ae ae
kismet tujh par hansti hai
kismet tujhko laakh rulaaye ae
kismet tujhko laakh rulaaye
phir bhi tu fariyaad na kar
phir bhi tu fariyaad na kar
phir bhi tu fariyaad na kar
jo din beet gaye
unko yaad na kar
yaad na kar


7 Responses to "Jo din beet gaye manwa unko yaad na kar"

Very nice and lovely song as well as the writeup. This write up has motivated me to share my own past experiences of Railways. 😉

Thanks for your appreciation.
I am very fond of listening to experiences of railwaymen. In fact whatever I know of some technical jargon used in railways is mainly due to my brother-in-law and IRFCA website.

That’s why I always like the company of oldies. We need to just tap them and you are flooded with their experiences which serves triple purpose.
1) You learn from their experiences
2) As we learn from their experiences about their mistakes, errors, fault, blunders, miscalculation, misunderstanding, flaw, oversight etc we shall avoid the same in our lives in future
3) All these at no cost.

Sadanand ji,
A very interesting post indeed.
As a child, when I used to listen to our elders, more than their faults,mistakes and other negative matters, I used to grasp what was going to be useful to me in the future. Their guidance and experiences always worked as a Lighthouse for the future.
Some of those things are etched deep in the mind and I feel them missing in today’s circumstances.
The cycle of Time goes on and we become them and guide our younger generations.
It is upto the listener whether he would concentrate on negative matters or positive matters.


There was another lyricist Panna Kapoor so we do not know which of them have penned the song in question.

Saroj Welingkar
Jadui Ratan (1947)
Shanti (1947)
Bhed (1950)
Yeh Hai Duniya(1948)

Aabshar (1953)
Bambaiwali (1941)
Bhool Na Jana(1947)
Black Out (1942)
Dasi Ya Maa (1946)
Dil Ki Basti (1949)
Grahasthi (1948)
Gumashta (1951)
Haso Haso Ae Duniya Walo(1942)
Khazanchi Ka Beta(1943)
Laheri Cameraman(1944)
Masterji (1943)
Mere Sajan (1941)
Meri Kahani (1948)
Mr. Jhatpat (1943)
Nek Parvin (1946)
Pati Seva (1947)
Pyase Nain (1954)
Rai Saheb (1942)
Rangeen Kahani(1947)
Saheli (1942)
Tamasha (1942)
Toofan (1954)
White Face (1948)
The lyrics above films were penned by Waheed Qureshi

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