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Na ro bhai na ro bhai na ro meri jaan

Posted on: August 30, 2020


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4426 Post No. : 15848

Mohammed Rafi: The incomparable (II) – Song No. 18
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30/08/2020 – Birth anniversary of Shailendra

As children’s songs go, there is a healthy dose available of such songs in hindi films especially in the 50’s and 60’s. Or rather, I should say a healthy dose of children’s songs too along with the other types of songs be it religious songs, happy go lucky masti songs, romantic songs, sad songs, club/party songs, dance/folk/stage songs, road-side tamasha songs, comic songs and the philosophical/theme songs. Not to forget the lori/lullaby songs. Good quality songs were many and all the songs were made with painstaking care. So there is nothing like finding unheard songs. They may not remain in memory some months after the actual post is done, because the memory I find is a very fickle thing. It retains the information fed to it years ago, but is rather quick to do away with recently found and heard things. This is no fault of the songs concerned.

There are iconic songs like
‘nanhe munne bachche teri mutthi mein kya hai’, “naani teri morni ko mor le gaye” and
“Lakdi ki kaathhi kaathhi pe ghodaa” to name a few.

Two of three songs song which came to mind are written by Shailendra.

Here I found a children’s song from a the film ‘Deep jalte rahe” (1959), a duet by Rafi sahab with Vijaya, composed by Roshan-to commemorate the birth anniversary today of the lyricist Shailendra. He was a fourth pillar of the one of its kind winsome foursome of Shankar-Jaikishan-Shailendra-Hasrat Jaipuri. We see these names on many famous films credits. The team could not have been the legends they are without one another. Shailendra teamed up with other music directors also with notable success. A prime example is ‘Guide” with S. D. Burman.

Shankardas Kesarilal Shailendra was born on 30th August, 1923 and died on 14th December, 1966 at the age of just 43.

He is said to have died with heartbreak after the failure ‘Teesri Kasam” at the box office, a film close to his heart, also produced by him. Life is nothing if not full of obstacles. One needs to be full of strength to cross each hurdle. What should have been just such obstacle in Shailendra’s life, making him stronger for newer journey, turned out to be his last hurray. The film is a classic on its own, and plus the songs are pearls dotting the necklace of gold. I quote from one of the songs from the film, penned by Shailendra :

sitaaron ne munh pherkar
kaha alvida humsafar
chala kaarwaan ab chalaa
aa aa
aa bhi jaa
raat dhalne lagi
ho
chaand chhupne chala
ho
aa aa bhi jaa

oofaq par khadi hai sehar
andhera hai dil mein idhar
oofaq par khadi hai sehar
ho
andhera hain dil mein idhar
wahi roz ka silsila
aa
aa bhi jaa
raat dhalne lagi
chaand chhupne chala
ho
aa aa bhi jaa

Video :

Audio :

Song-Na ro bhai na ro bhai na ro meri jaan (Deep Jalte Rahe)(1959) Singer-Rafi, Vijaya, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Roshan
Both

Lyrics

(child crying)

Mm mm
ae ae
aa haa
ee hee
oo ho
dhin tak
dhin tak
dhin tak
dhin tak
chaama cheek
cheek bomm mm

na ro bhai na ro bhai
na ro bhai na
main teraa Bandar
dug dug naachoon
na ro meri jaan
na ro bhai na ro bhai
na ro bhai na
kahin chali na jaaye
meri naukri
na ro meri jaan

saahab to daftar mein hain….
saahab to daftar mein hain
arrey nau sau jhagde ghar mein hain
lo main royaa aa
aah haa ha haa aa
lo main royaa
mujhi pe hans lo
ae chhote miyaan
haa haa haaa haaan haan
main teraa Bandar
dug dug naachoon
na ro meri jaan
na ro bhai na ro bhai
na ro bhai na
kahin chali na jaaye
meri naukri
na ro meri jaan
(child crying)
na ro munnaa….
na ro meraa betaa aa

huu huu
huu huu hou
binti kartaa hai hanuman
ramaa ho ramaa ho
jai siya raam
binti kartaa hai hanuman
ab to khush ho jaa bhagwaan
yeh hathh teri ee ee
yeh hathh teri
balaa ki hathh hai
kis ki chale yehaan
haa haa haaa haaa
main teraa Bandar
dug dug naachoon
na ro meri jaan

na ro bhai
na ro bhai
na ro bhai na

main teraa Bandar
dug dug naachoon
na ro meri jaan
na ro bhai
na ro bhai
na ro bhai na

kahin chali na jaaye
meri naukri
na ro meri jaan

main teraa haathhi
dum hai kahaan
main teraa choohaa
itna badaa
main teraa totaa
chonch bataa
poochh ye sab upar waale se
main tera Bandar
dug dug naachoon
na ro meri jaan
iyaa iyaa iyaa iyya

5 Responses to "Na ro bhai na ro bhai na ro meri jaan"

Thanks Nahm ji for the post remembering Shailendra today.
Enjoyed the song too.
I wish I could have sent a song when I noticed it was his anniversary today.
I was also expecting a post from Atul ji on this occasion.

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Thanks for reading the post and commenting. There was the opportunity for joining the ’10 year blog challenge” club too today. But I could not do it.
There are so many anniversaries coming up in September too. I have read your posts too, but not made comments recently.

Thanks and regards

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Nahm Ji, not heard this one before. Nice rendering by Rafi Ji.
At the beginning when I read that the post is about a childrens song, two songs immediately flashed in my mind
(Iconic) ‘Nanhe Munne….’
And ‘O mere pyaro zameen ke taro…’. Such beautiful song by Rafi Ji , Asha & Sudha. Though not a sad tune, in the context of the movie it brings tears to my eyes.

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Wah….. what a melodious song. I heard it for the first time now. But it is beautiful and poignant one, as the singer on screen is shown wiping his tears,though I don’t know the context in the movie.

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As far as I recall, those two are runaway kids in search of their parents either separated from them by fate or are possibly dead. In their journey they meet some strangers one of them is the benevolent truck driver of the song, helping to reach them to safer place.

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