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Deepak Jo Gaaye So Paaye Gyaan Dhyaan

Posted on: April 21, 2019


This article is written jointly by Atul and Sudhir. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

This is the 15000th song post in the blog.

Blog Day :

3929 Post No. : 15000

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 10
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Writeup by Atul
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This writeup marks a very special occasion for the blog. It is the 15000th writeup for the blog !

5000th and 10000th posts in the blog were major landmarks for us. The preparations, celebrations and enthusiasm for those posts were quite grand and memorable.

For instance, preparation for the 5000th post had begun in right earnest some more than 150 posts prior to the big event. The song was identified well in advance. That was a legendary song, created by rather unknown artists. So that post was meant to honour lesser known HFM artists.

When the song was identified, I thought that the lesser known music director of the song should also get appreciation. So it was planned to make this 5000th post of the blog to coincide with 100th post of the music director. That was not easy because the music director only had 20 odd of his songs in the blog at that time. So lots and lots of his compositions were covered in the blog during the run up to the 5000th post in the blog.

And that 5000th writeup was a joint collaboration of three of us viz. Raja, followed by me and then Sudhir ji. It was such a long article that a few of our regulars gave up reading the article midway. 🙂 It was over 8000 words long article (including lyrics) !

The date was 13 november 2011. It was a sunday and the post was published at 12:29 PM. It was the sixth and final song posted on that day in the blog.

I was based at Nagpur, Maharashtra, at that time. Amazingly, the journey from post number 4001 to post number 5000 took only five months and one day (153 days) at a strike rate of 6.5 songs every day !

The 10000th post in the blog should have appeared earlier that it finally did. Going by the then strike rate of one century every 16 days (give or take a few days), the 10000th post should have come up by April or may 2014. But I found myself getting busy in other matters. My guess is that my family (wife , daughter, three pets) had joined me- (I was at Bilaspur then), and so I was finding it difficult to post at the usual rate. There were several dot days after post number 9990. There were as many as six dot days. Even on the days when I posted articles, I only managed to post one or two articles in a day. So finally, I decided (and some other regulars also arrived at the same view), that the 10000th post needed to be coincided by the blog birthday which fell on 19 july 2014 .

The idea of how to celebrate the event was thought about when I and Sudhir Ji had visited AK ji (of songsofyore)in his office in Delhi. While discussing lots and lots of HFM related matters, we discussed the forthcoming 10000th post in the blog. AK ji suggested that every regular needed to write an article and a brief introduction of that regular needed to be given. We expanded the idea and decided that the introduction of the regular would be a full fledged and separate article and would precede the guest article.

The run up to the big event began on 7 july 2014. It was planned that all regular contributors would be introduced by another regular familiar with the person being introduced. That article would be followed by an article penned by the person who was introduced in the earlier article. So, we had nearly 30 regulars “formally” introduced by other regulars.

The idea was a great hit and it was well received and appreciated. Regulars introducing other regulars- it was made possible because many of us had already forged friendships with each other not only through online interactions but also through personal visits. We all got to know lots and lots of interesting details about the regulars of the blog. For instance, we came to know that our seniormost (in age) contributor was 80 plus, whereas the youngest contributor (regarded as an expert in vintage songs of 1930s and 1940s) was only 15 at the time when he first contributed his articles in the blog !

Some very interesting details were revealed about our regulars. For instance, we had someone who used to write a columm in a local newspaper when he was a school kid ! That the ladies among the regulars were all amazingly versatile. One was “thhodi padhi likhi” (means she was BSc in maths), while another had a “cosmopolically interesting” background, another with an accidental filmy parentage was a voracious reader of books, among several passions. We had someone who aspired to be a lyricist in Film industry, but finally realised that studying well and doing his own business was a better idea. 🙂 I found that the world was a small place. AKji turned out to be my senior from the same alma mater !

It also turned out that we had struck friendships with some HFM related individuals as well- for instance Ms Manju Das, Daughter of K Amarnath.

The 10000th song finally got posted one day late than was planned. It was posted on 20 july 2014 in the evening. It was a sunday. It was the eighth post of the day. Every time a post would appear, eager regulars would comment something like- “post number 9995th done, five more to go”. During those pre whatsapp days, lots of e mail messages were doing the rounds among regulars wondering when the 10000th post would appear and what song would be discussed as the 10000th song. THat song of course rewrote history. It was believed till then that the oldest HF song was from 1932. The 10000th song that was covered in the blog was a song of 1931, the very first year for Hindi movies.

The first 5000 songs in the blog took 1213 days viz three years and four months at a rate of 4.4 songs per day. Next 5000 songs took only 980 days viz two years and eight months at a rate of 5.1 songs per day. This third set of 5000 songs has taken 1735 day , about four years and nine months! A rather sedate rate of 2.9 songs per day !

Lots of things have changed between 2014 and 2019. Whatsapp was a new concept at that time and only very few savvy ones among us knew what it was. Now even the less mobile savvy among us too have smart phones and now we have a whatsapp group. People who were clueless about smartphones in 2014 are now the most active participants.

Five years have passed. One of the youngest regulars has since acquired a job as well as a spouse. Son of another regular, had once hijacked his mother’s computer when she was not looking and posted comments like-this song is not good, it is boring. 🙂 . Imagine the kid making such comments about a Rafi song, when his mom is a diehard Rafi fan. 🙂 He has grown up and he is now a medical college student.

Today, I am based in another -Pur. This post appears while I am based at Gorakhpur, UP. Like the 5000th post and 10000th post, this 15000th post too is being posted on a sunday !

There are other similarities (or near similarities) as well. When I had gone to Delhi and met Sudhir Ji and AK ji there in may 2014 and discussed plans of 10000sup celebrations, Indian Parliamentary elections were going on. Five years later, we are in the midst of Parliament elections once again.:)

There are differences as well. Six songs were covered in a day while discussing 5000th song. Eight songs were covered in a day while covering 10000th song. Today, when 15000th song is being covered, it is the only the second song of the day. So the blog is living upto its name- song a day, while earlier it used to be songs a day. 🙂

Some times, I am asked about statistics related to the blog. For instance, Sudhir Ji, while preparing a “blog ten year challenge” post noticed that as many as 12 songs were covered in one day viz. on 10 march 2009. Sudhir Ji asked me whether it was the record for the highest number of songs in a day. I did not have a readymade reply to that. Today I have. I can put it on record that the record for the blog is 13 songs in a day. This feat was achieved twice- on 25 october 2011 and on 6 september 2012. Today, when we struggle to post one or two songs in a day, I wonder how I was able to achieve such a feat ! It is not that those two days were isolated cases. Posting big number of songs in a day used to be fairly common those days. For instance, the blog had seen 12 songs in a day on six occasions, once in 2009 and 2012, and four times in 2011. Eleven posts in one day was achieved once (16 august 2012) whereas there have been 18 occasions when ten songs were posted in one day. Nine songs in a day were acjieved on 42 occasions. Eight songs in a day were covered on 133 occasions, the last such occasions being in 2016.

Now a days, we are going at such slow pace that even six songs a day, which was a routine affair in the past has become uncommon. In the year 2019, there has been only one day when six songs were covered. In contrast 2009 saw as many as 166 days when 6 songs were covered in one day.

Another statistics that I was asked recently was regarding the number of visitors in a day. It has been mentioned in an earlier article that the blog clocked 1000 plus visitors in a day for the first time on 23 january 2009. Here are these first time details

Number of visitors per day First time date in the blog (visitors that day)
1000 23 january 2009 (1145)
2000 29 august 2009 (2071)
3000 15 july 2011 (3060)
4000 15 august 2011 (4184)
5000 7 october 2011 (5379)
6000 9 october 2011 (6082)
7000 10 october 2011 (7561)
9000 12 october 2011 (9824)
10000 19 october 2011 (10630)

As one can see from above, october 2011 was a breakthrough month for the blog. From an average visit of 3000 plus visitors till then, we suddenly found the average shooting up to stratosphere. One can notice that after 7000 plus visits, we directly jumped to 9000 plus visits in a day, bypassing 8000 plus visits mark. ! As many as 10630 visitors visited on 19 october 2011, which remains a record till this date. More than 8000 visitors per day arrived at the blog on 13 days of october 2011 !

So one can notice that the blog was at its peak, number of daily posts wise as well as number of daily visitors wise during second half of 2011, and it continued till end of 2012.

By now, we have settled back to a more relaxed 3500 visits per day routine.

Now, in 2019, I really wonder how I used to be able to post so many songs in one day. I cannot say that I had too much of time at my disposal then and that I am too busy now a days. That is hardly the case. In fact it should be the other way round. Those days, I would often find myself having to go on meetings or other official works quite frequently. I can only conclude that I was highly passionate and motivated during those days. Of course I was younger and more energetic those days. 🙂

In an earlier writeup, Mr Sadanand Kamath has arrived at the right conclusion that background work has increased a great deal, now that we have amassed such a goldmine of information about HFM. I actually find myself devoting more time in such background work than in writing articles. And these data, when properly analysed often reveal hitherto unknown and unnoticed bits of information that actually may have been missed by music lovers.

To cite an example of background work, our beloved Khyati Bhatt once analysed all movies of 1960s and their songs and prepared an excel sheet. That served as a homework for Sudhir Jee. He used this excel sheet to post songs from more than one hundred movies of 1960s that were not represented in the blog till then. Then our two senior contributors, Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh and Mr Sadanand Kamath have been doing the same for movies from 1930s and 1940s. Personally even I have introduced several movies from 1940s and 1950s into the blog.

As a result of these exercises, which need considerable research and background work, we are at a stage when over 4200 movies (4206 at last count) were represented in the blog. Less than 75 movies of 1960s and just over 100 movies of 1950s remain to be covered in the blog. Just over 200 movies of 1940s remain to be covered. Most of these remaining movies are rare movies and their songs are not easy to locate. So naturally this exercise takes considerable time and effort.

Another much cherished exercise, viz YIPPEE exercise has slowed down, but still we have managed to YIPPEE as many as 1167 movies (adding upto around 8000 songs) which is no mean feat.

Bit by bit, we are building up complete and accurate filmography of several artists. I often like to use these filmographies whenever these artists reach their important milestones (typically centuries of their songs in the blog).

It must be said that the blog has become an integral part of not only my life, but also for several regulars. We all have grown as a result. Speaking for myself, I know that I have grown and learnt a lot, not just about HFM, but about life in general. It has helped me become a more “mature” person. 🙂

The contents of some of these posts over the years gave me considerable satisfaction. Some of the articles that I am proud of deal with myriad subjects like transfers, road travel, pets, fellow human beings, economics, theory of music etc.

For instance, writing about a pet, that turned out to be a wolf, is an article that gave me great satisfaction. The comments on this article were equally heart warming and this appreciation meant a lot to me.

I have some other fields of interest that I may not have touched till now. 🙂

Unlike the songs to be posted as 5000th and 10000th song, I am in the dark about the 15000th song. 🙂 . Sudhir Jee has taken it upon himself to upload a rare (not yet available online) rare song for this occasion. So the song link as well as lyrics of the song, plus introduction of the song will be by him. He had wanted it to be a writeup by me, but seeing that it is he who is uploading this special song and is providing necessary details on the song and the artist, it is only fair that this writeup should be considered a joint write up, just like what was the case during 5000th and 10000th writeups.

Writeup by Sudhir
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As usual, the wait is intensely anticipatory, and the delay appears to be customary. Of course, as last time, the final moment has been hanging on account of yours truly – 🙂 . And the reason is that we have had a difficult time getting to zero in on the song we would like to place at this important milestone today.

Completing 15 centuries (and that too, without a plan) is superlative indeed. Atul ji and I have been in communication to finalize which song to present at this juncture. We checked many different options and criteria, but somehow all of them seemed to be weighing lesser in comparison to the importance of this milestone. The historic discovery that was showcased at the 10K milestone, actually set a benchmark, which is near impossible to match, even though we now have access to a lot more material at hand. But no, this song at 15K surely does not match the spectacular-ity of its 10K counterpart.

We had tried many things again this time. We tried to search for historically important unpublished songs. We tried to trace the significant wanted songs of key artists. We tried our hand at getting multiple combinations together. We had shortlisted some films and songs, which are unheard of. As in, there is no mention of these films in GK or in other similar compilations, but these films, unreleased of course, were actually under production and their songs were recorded. Some of these songs have survived and are available with collectors, albeit not in public domain as yet. That would make them rare, very rare quality. But then we also argued that just because an unreleased film is unknown in public domain, how does that add to its historical significance. So this option was also pulled down in priority. I have access to some of these songs and will bring them out shortly.

For a longest time, both Atul ji and I were in a mood of despair, as we were not able to decide on the song for this occasion. The email exchange then turned towards artists, and the idea of showcasing the creation of a significant historical figure in the Hindi film music arena started to gain strength. The idea developed was to bring into limelight, an important artist whose contributions to Hindi film music has so far gone unsung. As we thought more about it, the idea seemed to get better. We would highlight an artist whom the people have heard about, but probably not much ‘information about’ is not in circulation.

We exchanged notes about some such names, and then we agreed to bring on board, the doyen of Hindi film music directors – Ustad Jhande Khan, as the artist to highlight at this important junction.

Ustad Jhande Khan – the artist whom the other famous luminaries of Hindi film music like Naushad, Ghulam Mohammed, Anil Biswas, Begum Akhtar, Hemant Kumar, Shyam Sunder, Master Nisar – have acknowledged to be their teacher and guru. This teacher of other reputed music directors and singers is himself now a forgotten name. Very little, if any, biographical information is available with any source. As I tried to search for information, I could finally locate only two bio sketches – a filmographic detail available in ‘Dhunon Ki Yatra’ by Pankaj Raag, and a brief biography compiled by our friend Javed Hamid, as a chapter in his book on Hindi film music directors – ‘Hindi Filmon Ke Sadabahaar Sangeetkar’. As per Javed Bhai, he was able to procure an article in Urdu on this artist, from a friend in Pakistan. The article appeared in a certain film magazine there, many decades ago.

Not much is known about Ustad Sb’s family background and his early years. He was born in Gujranwala (now in Pakistan). The circumstances by which he came to Bombay are not known. But it is known that he came to Bombay at a young age. He was already exposed to classical music and was adept at playing many instruments like saarangi and harmonium. In Bombay, he learnt more and polished his skills at the feet of masters like Ustad Chhajju Khan, Naazir Khan and Khadim Hussain Khan Sahib.

His first foray into creating music was theatre. He was associated with Agha Hashr Kashmiri for a long time. In days prior to talkie films, theatre was a popular and a powerful medium. The major theatre establishments would employ full time music directors and musicians for creating and performing music for stage dramas. That music has been such an important ingredient of the life and culture of this subcontinent, can be gauged from this fact that the popular theatre movements across the nation mostly depended on musicals and song enriched dramas. Ustad Sb was associated with Jubilee Theatre, Alfred Theatre and Parsi Alfred Theatre. It was a time when the dialogues and songs of stage dramas were released on gramophone records. Quite a few such record sets are still available with collectors. Special mention to be made of the stage drama ‘Mahabharat’. The dialogue and song record set of this drama became very popular. The music was composed by Ustad Sb. Then, in the famous stage play ‘Dilfarosh’, a song composed by Ustad Sb – “Dil e Nadaan Ko Hum Samjhaaye Jaayenge” became very popular with the theatre going public. And here, we are not yet in the era of talkie films.

With the advent of talkies, Ustad Sb made a natural transition to films and film music. He joined Ranjeet Studios, and became their premier music director. The 1931 film ‘Devi Devyani’ was the first film for which Ustad Sb composed 17 songs. In 1932, Ranjeet produced a very successful comedy film ‘Chaar Chakram’, starring E Billimoria, Ishwar Lal, Keki Adajania, Miss Shanta, Miss Kamla and the comedy team of Ghori and Dixit. Ustad Sb composed 7 songs for this film, which all became very popular.

Ustad Sb composed music for about fourteen films for Ranjeet Studios between 1931 and 1936. In 1935, he also started working independently for other production houses like Ajanta Cinetone, Daryani Productions, Amrit Films etc. His complete body of work would be less than 25 films. Sadly, majority of his creations are lost or are untraceable at present.

His most famous and popular film is considered to be Kedar Sharma’s ‘Chitralekha’ from 1941. Based on the novel by Bhagwati Charan Verma, the film has 10 songs. The song “Tum Jaao Bade Bhagwan Baney, Insan Bano To Jaanen” became very popular in its time. When Kedar Sharma recreated this film in 1964, this song served as the inspiration for the popular Lata song “Sansaar Se Bhaage Phirte Ho Bhagwaan Ko Tum Kyaa Paaoge”. A very interesting small anecdote about the music of this 1941 film. after completing the composition of all the songs, one day in the morning, Ustad Sb went to see his friend ZA Bukhari, who was a director at All India Radio, Bombay at that time. Excited and nervous like a small child, he conveyed to his friend – that a peculiar thing has inadvertently happened, and that he has not done it on purpose, and did not realize that it was so. His friend inquired as to what has happened. Ustad Sb sheepishly confessed that all the songs of the film have gotten composed in a single Raag; and requested ZA Bukhari to accompany him to the studio. Together they came to the studio and Ustad Sb played the different songs for his friend. It was a wonder that all the songs had become amenable to composition in Raag Bhairavi.

Ustad Sb continued to work into the mid 1940s. In 1943 came the film ‘Shahenshah Akbar’ for which he had composed 14 songs. In the same period he also composed 12 songs for a film titled ‘Jeevan Ka Saaz’. Unfortunately this latter film remained incomplete.

When the partition of India occurred in 1947, Ustad Sb made a choice to migrate to Pakistan, against the advise of his colleagues and friends in the industry. He went back and settled down in his home town – Gujranwala. He would travel often to Lahore to meet the industry people and friends. He also tried to get associated with the radio service in Pakistan, but that did not work out too well. Not a very long time after his migration, he passed away in Gujranwala, on 7th January, 1952.

Ustad Sb was a very reserved personality, so much so that he avoided even being photographed in company of his friends and co-workers. No images of this person have survived, except one photograph that I am able to acquire with the help from my friend, Javed Hamid. This is the photo that I have used in creating the online video file for this song.

Now, coming to this song. This song has two very peculiar and interesting characteristics. Based so far on the information that I have, this song is written by, and composed by and sung by Ustad Jhande Khan himself. Geet Kosh does not have the singer information. I got the name of the singer from another dear friend, Shri KL Pandey, who has done the monumental work of analyzing the classical raag basis of Hindi film songs. However, there is a little doubt, and another name has also been suggested by my other friend who provided me with the mp3 file of this song. I am awaiting confirmation from two other sources. Meanwhile, in this post I am using the singer name as suggested by KL Pandey ji. If there is a different update confirmed, I will inform the readers and make amends to this post.

Update 22Apr2019: Yes, we do have amendments as far as singer name is concerned. I have inputs from three different collectors. All have informed that the name of the singer is Krishna Rao Chonkar. Now this singer is supposed to have sung other songs in this film also. I specifically asked, and was informed that the name of the singer is not no the gramophone record. So the information is from a different source. That three people concur on this can also mean that all of them are possibly referring to the same source.

The second very interesting thing about this song is also informed by Shri KL Pandey. Of the 17,000+ Hindi film songs that he has analyzed, he has discovered only two songs which are based on Raag Deepak. Raag Deepak is a classical composition that is considered very difficult to render. The interesting thing that Pandey ji has shared is that the so called ‘deepak‘ songs in the the films ‘Tansen’ (1943) – “Diya Jalaao Jagmag Jagmag“, and ‘Sangeet Samrat Tansen’ (1962) – “Deepak Jalaao Jyoti Jagaao“, both these songs are NOT based on Raag Deepak, but are based on Raag Bhoopali.

Update 22Apr2019: The second Hindi film song based on Deepak Raag is “Deepak Kathan Karat. . .” from the film ‘Gaj Gaamini’ from 2000. The song is written by Maya Govind,  music composition is Bhupen Hazaarika, and the singer is Shankar Mahadevan.

So this song being presented today is one of the only two songs so far discovered, which are based on pure Raag Deepak. Listening to this song I am sure you will be able to appreciate the level of difficulty in the rendering of this creation.

And well, yes, Congratulations are due to all, for making to this momentous milestone. I will be following up with another post sharing more about that.

Happy listening and happy journey to all readers and friends on this blog. 🙂

[Ed Note: There a some words that have not been correctly deciphered in the singing. I request other readers and friends to suggest updates to the lyrics. And yes, also to the extended sargam, where I may have made an error in recording it correctly.]

 

Song – Deepak Jo Gaaye So Paaye Gyaan Dhyaan (Shahenshah Akbar) (1943) Singer – Ustad Jhande Khan Krishna Rao Chonkar, Lyrics – Ustad Jhande Khan, MD – Ustad Jhande Khan

Lyrics

deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

sa ga ma pa dha ni sa
sa pa dha pa ga re sa

sa ga pa ma ga ma dha pa
dha pa ma ga ma pa sa
dha pa ma ga ma pa sa
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

jaanat hain re sagre log
deepak hai raag ?? ka
jaanat hain re sagre log
deepak hai raag ?? ka
deepak na gaaye sab duniya naa
ye kaam nahin
hai sab ka
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

anginati ko ginati jaan
ginati
aa ginati maane na bhed bhaav
bhed na jaane
agyaan bhajta
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

jaane ?? anjaane ??
vaani ?? vaa se paaye
bhed aarohan avrohan deepak ka
jaane ?? anjaane ??
vaani ?? vaa se paaye
bhed aarohan avrohan deepak ka
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

sa sa sa ni re sa
sa ga sa ga ma pa dha ma pa dha
ma pa ga ma pa dha
sa dha re ni sa
sa dha dha ga re sa
pa dha pa ga ma pa
ga ma pa sa
dha pa ma ma ga ga sa ma dha pa
dha pa ma ga ga
dha ma pa ga re
sa ga ga ma ga re sa dha pa
dha pa ma ga ga ma ma ga re sa
sa ga ma pa dha
sa ga ga ma ga re sa dha pa
dha pa ma ga ga ma ma ga re sa
sa ga ma pa dha
pa pa pa pa ma ma ga ga
dha ma pa ma ga
dha ma pa pa
sa pa pa
dha ma ma
ma ga ga
ga re sa
sa pa pa
dha ma ma
ma ga ga
ga re sa

sa ga ma pa
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed . . .
bhed suran ka paaye
deepak gaaye
deepak jo gaaye
bhed suran ka paaye
deepak gaaye
bhed suran ka paaye
deepak gaaye
deep. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

स ग म प ध नि स
स प ध प ग रे स

स ग प न ग म ध प
ध प म ग म प स
ध प म ग म प स
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

जानत हैं रे सगरे लोक
दीपक है राग ?? का
जानत हैं रे सगरे लोक
दीपक है राग ?? का
दीपक न गाये सब दुनिया ना
ये काम नहीं
है सब का
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

अनगिनत को गिनती(??) जान
गिनती(??)
आ गिनती माने ना भेद भाव
भेद ना जाने
अज्ञान भजता
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

जाने ?? अंजाने ??
वाणी ?? वा से पाये
भेद आरोहण अवरोहण दीपक का
जाने ?? अंजाने ??
वाणी ?? वा से पाये
भेद आरोहण अवरोहण दीपक का
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

स स स नि रे स
स ग स ग म प ध म प ध
म प ग म प ध
स ध रे नि स
प ध प ग म प
ग म प स
ध प म म ग ग स म ध प
ध प म ग ग
ध म प ग रे
स ग ग म ग रे स ध प
ध प म ग ग म म ग रे स
स ग म प ध
स ग ग म ग रे स ध प
ध प म ग ग म म ग रे स
स ग म प ध
प प प प म म ग ग
ध म प म ग
ध म प प
स प प
ध म म
म ग ग
ग रे स
स प प
ध म म
म ग ग
ग रे स

स ग म प
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद॰ ॰ ॰
भेद सुरन का पाये
दीपक गाये
भेद सुरन का पाये
दीपक गाये
दीप॰ ॰ ॰

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29 Responses to "Deepak Jo Gaaye So Paaye Gyaan Dhyaan"

Waah waah
Waiting since morning for the post. Loved reading it And what a find too. Congratulations to Atulji and Sudhirji for this wonderful post.
Jhande Khan sahab is a great choice for the post.
Shamshad Begum had talked fondly of him. She said he was quite older, in 80s probably when She sang for him and that he came from a theatre background.
Aptly as I type it’s evening and Deepak can be burnt in happiness
Deepak jalta rahe blog ka!!

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Dear Gajendra ji,

A great thought – the Deepak has to be lit in the evening. 🙂
Thanks for sharing the conversation with Shamshad Begum.

Yes – Deepak jalta rahe; reminds me of ‘Tyger Tyger Burning Bright. . . In The Forest Of The Night. . .’ (William Blake).

Thanks for your good wishes of aspirations. 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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after reading Gajendraji’s comment i have only one thing to say “waah kya sahi baat ki hai aapne”. indeed perfect song for the evening.
and thank you atulji/ sudhirji for showcasing an artist who is unknown to me a 70s ka child.
congratulations are in order to the sutradhar of the blog Atulji and his able Lieutenant Sudhirji. and thank you for taking us along with you on this journey for which the journey itself is the destination (to borrow Rajai’s thoughts)

CLAP! CLAP!! CLAP!!! CLAP!!!! CLAP!!!!!

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Dear Peevesie’s Mom ji,

The journey is this ‘कारवाँ’ – the bandwagon. And the fun is being together and sharing.

Congratulations are due to all members together. 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS to Atul ji and to Sudhir ji.
It is a great day for all of us that OUR Blog has reached 15000 song posts’ Milestone today.
Hats off to Atul ji’s determination and perseverance. Now we know how lot of backroom work goes on and a tally of variety of matters is maintained.
Sudhir ji, of course is an expert in getting rare songs. Thank you, Sudhir ji for your efforts and contribution to the Blog’s progress and a very good article too.
Congratulations once again. We are proud of you, Atul ji.
Jai Ho !
-AD

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Dear Arun ji,

Thanks so much for your words of appreciation. But the congratulations are due to all members – especially yourself. You are the driver of enrichment of rare and important information – a very major component of what this blog is all about.

Sincere regards
Sudhir

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!! Heartiest Congratulations Atul ji and Sudhir ji …!!!
The happiness, joy, enthusiasm, satisfaction of this moment cannot be expressed in words (for all of us) . Similarly the hard work, determination, passion, perseverance, efforts, the strategic planning & presentation of yours cannot be measured and mentioned in words except that it is the ‘15000th Post On The BLOG’, and that says it all.
Whoever is associated with this blog and is a reader of this blog can very well understand the importance of the contribution of this blog for the HFM and the ‘golden era of HFM’ !!!
Thank you all for this precious moment !!
Congratulations to all !!!
(as it happens with me at the time of such occasions, I will have to come back again and comment 🙂
(When I saw the notification and the post, the very first thing I do was to listen the song first. I have to come back to it again.
And as of now this comment is after reading Atul ji’s post only 🙂

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Dear Avinash ji,

Once again, the congratulations are due to the entire team. Yes, a family has a mukhiya, but the family is a family because it has so many members in it.

We await you further observations and comments, as promised. 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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Atul and Sudhirji,
Heartiest congratulations on achieving this enormous milestone, with a landmark discovery. I hope your identification of the singer is correct. ASAD has become a great repository for information about film songs and artistes. Thanks also for mentioning me and my blog. Best wishes for your continued success.
AK

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Dear AK ji,

It is such a good feeling to hear from you. Thanks so much for your sentiments and wishes.

As the update is now in place above – the singer is not Ustad Sb himself, but Krishna Rao Chonkar.

Your blog and yourself are partner-members of our bandwagon. Thanks again. 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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What a post, what a milestone, what an achievement! No words to describe what the blog has achieved. Atul ji and Sudhir ji, what a lovely write up for this historic post. Was lovely to hear about an unsung hero, and what a song it is. Short, but so beautifully renderred. What lengths you go to, to choose a song for such an important post like this, hats off to your perseverance and dedication. Thank you for taking us with you on this wonderful journey! Congratulations Atulites on the 15000 milestone! Badhaai Ho!

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Dear Pradeep ji,

Great to hear from you. We now have to scour the astronomical sites to identify more and more rare astronomical events, to apply to your appearances here. There are blue moons and blood moons, and harvest moons, and planetary alignments and appearances of comets, and the like. I hope you would prefer to remain in the moon events categories, and not have a fancy for Halley’s comet category. 🙂

Thanks for your sentiments and wishes,

Rgds
Sudhir

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perfectly said about our ID KA CHAAND

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What an incredible journey!!! Atulji, loved the memories you have shared of all the milestone celebrations, specially 10,000 one. I still remember we all were keeping eye on the computer screen while sending messages on the “email gang group”. It took long for that special post to appear lekin hum sabhi ne bhi thhaan li thi ki “hum intezaar karenge tera qayamat taq, khuda kare ki qayamat ho aur tu aaye…”
Sudhirbhai, no words to express how grateful we all are for the info you have provided for Ustaad Sb. Collecting all data from all possible resources and checking the authenticity of it is very time consuming. Lekin aap to iss mein pundit ho.
It was interesting to know that two songs you have mentioned in your post are not based on raag deepak as the story says that Tansen suffered by the consequences of raag deepak and I do not know if raag bhopali can create that burning sensation. Wonder if Barso re kaale baadarwa piya pe barso and Mehaa aao re ghir ghir ke chhao re…(sung by Taana Riri) are based on raag malhaar. World of classical music is like a Latin language for me. 😉
Aah!! before I conclude my comment here I want to congratulate Atulji, Sudhirbhai and all members involved here by contributing in any area (lyrics, post and comment) on reaching this very exceptional milestone.
Love and regards
Khyati

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Dear Katie Ben,

आपको भी शायद ईद के blue चाँद की उपमा देनी पड़ेगी। 🙂

Ah yes, the journey – and the memories of the 10K milestone – क्या यादें हैं.

And as for the songs – yes, the films show that after singing the Deepak Raag, Tansen was afflicted with high temperatures and blackened skin. People well versed with the Raags will know that Raag Bhoopali cannot / does not create such effects. But then, that is the film world for you. 🙂

Congratulations are due to all of us.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Heartiest congratulations to Atul Ji, Sudhir Ji and all Atulites on reaching the coveted mark of 15,000 songs posted on this blog since its inception.

I pray that the blog keeps adding thousands of songs.

Satyajit Rajurkar

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Satyajit ji,

Thanks so much for your wishes. And I say it again, the congratulations are due to all of us. 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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Though I am the co author of the writeup, even I was not aware to this song. Like others, I too was eagerly waiting for the article to be published to find out what song was being discussed. 🙂

When the article was published, Initially it may have appeared rather delayed, but as commented by Gajendra Ji, it was pre ordained and appropriate that a song on Deepak Raag should be posted at night time. So it was destiny at work.

Sudhir Ji felt that this song did not live up to the standards set by our 10000th post song. The more I think about it, the more I am getting convinced that this song is as big a discovery as the 10000th post song. Just imagine, this is only one of two HFM songs ever on Deepak Raag. Just imagine for a moment. There is good reason why this raag is so uncommon. It is considered a difficult as well as intense raag and so it is not practiced and taught by classical music gurus. While most Hindustani classical raags have their equivalent raag in Carnatik music, there is no equivalent to Deepak raag in Carnatik music.

The so called deepak raag songs in “Tansen”(1943) and “Sangeet Samrat Tansen”(1962) were actually raag bhoopali, which is one of the easier raags to render, one that beginners to classical music are taught.

Singing deepak raag is challenging. Few singers have achieved it. It is almost certain that this song is the only example of deepak raag being sung in a Hindi movie song. That makes this song a very special and rare song indeed.

Legend has it that Tansen was an exponent of deepak raag. We obviously have not heard Tansen. By listening to this song, we have a first hand idea about deepak raag from Ustaand Jhande Khan, who could well have been a singer of the same calibre, one who is sadly forgotten with time.

Inadvertently, we in this blog have introduced a rare and special forgotten musical gem to music lovers. It is a monumental discovery, make no mistake about it.

My kudos to Sudhir Jee for his tireless efforts in first locating it, and then obtaining rare to find information about this song from experts.

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Atul ji,

Wow and thanks – for pointing out this important perspective to this song and this post. That give so much a new strength and entitlement to this milestone. Yes, the realization that the Raag basis of this song is so rare, adds such an eminent imperative to this discovery. Even the lyrics of this song themselves point out to its own rarity,
deepak na gaaye sab duniya
ye kaam nahin
hai sab ka

The updates to the identity of the singer, based on my queries to Girdharilal ji (Jodhpur), Deepak ji (Paratwada) and Zafar Bhai (Delhi), brings in the information that Ustad Sb is not himself the singer of this song. That however, does not diminish the significance of this musical creation. The updates have been noted into the write up above.

Thanks yet once again, as always, for leading from the front.

Cheers and regards
Sudhir

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Sudhir ji, Atul ji,

This is no doubt special and very BIG !!!.
Having heard thousands of songs, this indeed had a different feel.
I have no doubts that 20k, 25k and so forth will also have unique representations.

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Mahesh ji,

Wow, thanks for your vote of confidence. And for highlighting the ‘feel different’ factor. 🙂

Plus also setting the sights on 20K and 25K celebrations. We shall need to start preparing already. As the size of the collection goes up, so does the apparent difficulty to locate appropriately historically significant songs for celebration milestones.

“Unique representations” – may that be more strength to all on the bandwagon – to search out such uniquely important songs.

Let the celebrations continue to roll. . . 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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Congratulations to all for the successful completion of project 15000 songs.

With this genuine Raag Deepak song in its rightful place, I am wondering which is the other known instance of Raag Deepak in Hindi films.

In the post
https://atulsongaday.me/2013/06/02/deepak-jalaao-jyoti-jagaao/ , comments section Venkatarman sir has said as much that the Rafi song as well as the Sehgal song are not in Raag Deepak. Thats cinematic liberty for the benefit of ignorants like me. He also said there is a small part in Raag Deepak by Manna de in another song from the same film. The link he gave is not working anymore.

May we all continue to add to this treasure.

Thanks and regards.

Mrs. Nahm

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Dear Nahm ji,

Thanks so much for your message of congratulations. And I repeat – congratulations are due to all of us in the bandwagon. 🙂

The other song which is composed in Raag Deepak, as per Shri KL Pandey, is “Deepak Kathan Karat. . .” from the film ‘Gaj Gaamini’ from 2000. The song is written by Maya Govind, music composition is Bhupen Hazaarika, and the singer is Shankar Mahadevan.

I have also updated this information into the write up above.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Nahm ji,

Thanks so much once again to draw our attention to the song “Deepak Jalaao Jyoti Jagaao” (https://atulsongaday.me/2013/06/02/deepak-jalaao-jyoti-jagaao/) from the film ‘Sangeet Samrat Tansen’.

There is a wealth of information in the two long comments by Shri N Venkatraman. I would suggest all interested readers to please visit that song page and peruse the detailed comments there.

Thanks again,

Rgds
Sudhir

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Nahm ji,

Regarding the Raag-maala sung by Manna Dey for the film ‘Sangeet Samrat Tansen’, I have sent the query to Shri KL Pandey. He is the best person to comment on that.

I will update as soon as I hear from him.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Thanks. Will look up the Shankar Mahadevan song from “gaj gamini” .

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Atul Ji, Sudhir Ji,
What more can I say after all that has been commented on by friends already..
A great moment, well celebrated & enjoyed..Grand occasion marked by great posts , good songs .
Congrats one and all. Get set for next milestone.
Regards to all Atulites

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Ok, so I’m coming to comment on this post 4 days after the mega-event. Almost feel like Atul and Sudhirji are telling me “kya munh leke aa rahe ho abhi?” – and they would be right!
But the celebrations are still going on (or should be) – so I think I am still in time. 🙂

First, about the song.
What an absolutely fitting and fantastic song this is. Obviously never heard it before 🙂 – am just amazed by it. Can listen to it again and again.

And if it is only one of 2 songs ever in Raag Deepak, it is very very special to now be on this blog – so it is fully deserving of being the 15,000th song here. Terrific find!

Now to the post itself. Every bit of it is oozing with love and dedication for HFM – this is what keeps the blog going. Don’t worry about reduced rate of posting, Atul – let the journey just happen at whatever pace it does. There is no train schedule here, where you need to worry about arriving on time at the destination. 🙂

Am just so happy to read all these 15K celebration posts. And each of the songs is a joy too.

Let the journey go on and on.

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I along with my 2-Cent worth aashirwads, congratulate Atulji, Sudhirbhai and all members involved here by contributing in any area (lyrics, post and comment) on reaching this very exceptional milestone.

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