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Meri bhi laaj rakh le sarkaar e Madina

Posted on: July 24, 2018

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“Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) was Directed by Durgesh Kumar and Santoshi for Durgesh Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Kumkum, Kamaljeet, Mumtaz, Deven Verma, Jagdeep, Mohan Choti, Murad, aruna Irani, Johny Whisky, Kamal Mehra, Parshuram, Mirza Musharraf, Tuntun, Balam, Kathana, Jerry, Jankidas, Baroon Van Hizi, Kingkong etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it and most were qawwaalis as can be guessed from the title. Eight songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

Here is the ninh song from “Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Iqbal Qureshi.

This is one song from the movie which is not a qawwaali. It is a “remonstrating with the Almighty” genre of song where Kumkum is seen beseeching the Almighty to save Kamaljeet, as can be guaged from the pocturisation of the song.



Song-Meri bhi laaj rakh le sarkaar e madina(Qawwaali Ki Raat)(1964) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, Md-Iqbal Qureshi


maula tere karam ka
jisko mila sahaara
majhdhaar mein bana hai
uske liye kinaara

meri bhi laaj rakh le
sarkaar e madina
mukhtaar e madina
meri bhi laaj rakh le
sarkaar e madina
mukhtaar e madina
meri bhi laaj rakh le

kashti meri bachaa kar mallah doobta hai
mallaah doobta hai
mere liye koi mere allaah doobta hai
mallah doobta hai
mallah ko bacha le sarkaar e madina
meri hayaat lele
kul kaayanaat le le
mallah ko bacha le
aaka madine vaale
sarkaar e madina
mukhtaar e madina

3 Responses to "Meri bhi laaj rakh le sarkaar e Madina"

Very nice devotional song.
The way some of the words r stretched is praise – worthy ( words like ‘ kinaara , sarkaar , madina etc.)
Asha has poured all her sweetness in it.

Btw , can this b called a ” नात ” ???

Atul bhai , thnx for introducing this unheard melody.


Yes Sir, it IS a ‘NAAT’.


Bharat G , thnx for confirming it.


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