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Tu meri zindagi hai

Posted on: September 21, 2020


This article is written by nahm, 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 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.

Blog Day :

4448 Post No. : 15904

20th September was the birthday of Mahesh Bhatt. I knew there are numerous films with very good significant song in them produced and directed by Mahesh Bhatt which are not posted and some of these movies are yet to make an appearance in the blog. But it sometimes happens that what is easily available and do-able, never gets done and I neglected a few post, like the post for Hasrat Jaipuri during last week. Peevesie’s mom post of the Hinglish song from “Ham hain raahi pyaar ke” has encouraged me to do a post for this day.

This song from “Aashiqui” (1990) has a very appealing presence in the “Chitrahaar” made by Mahesh Bhatt. I have liked the songs of this film, as do many people of my generation. The only song from this film posted so far is here. In this post a lot about the film and the music is written.

For some months now, the link and lyrics are waiting in drafts for writing a post. The song is ‘Tu…… meri zindagi hai, tu…… meri har khushi hai”. Singer is the dependable Kumar Sanu. The lyrics are credited to Sameer and music to Nadeem-Shrawan”. But there is a catch here: see what I have found in the trivia about this song.

“This song was an adaptation of a Pakistani film song with the same mukhda from the film “Mohabbat Mar NahinSakti” (1977). The original song was composed by Nashad. While lyricist Sameer used the same mukhda as Tasleem Fazli’s original, the antara had different lyrics. The original song had two solo versions sung by Mehdi Hassan and Noor Jehan.”

I had years ago heard a Pakistani song of the same tune and mukhdaa on youtube, by a singer recording for PTV, while looking for this song from Aashiqui. But this information in the trivia is news to me. So I looked up the Noorjehan song and found both audio and video clips :
Audio by Noor jahaan
Video of film song.

The video of Mehdi Hasan version is also available :
Video of Mehdi hasan song
Audio version

Today 21 september is the 94th birth anniversary of Madam Noorjahan, and I find it fitting to give the lyrics of the song from the film “Mohabbat mar nahi sakti”(1977), sung by Noorjahan. The composer is Nashad, who might be the same one who features in the blog with many compositions in the 50’s decade.

Lyrics :

Tu uu uu uu
meri zindagi hai
tuuu
meri har khushi hai
tu hi pyaar tu hi chaahat
tu hi bandagi hai
Tu……
meri zindagi hai

jab tak na dekhoon tujhe
sooraj na nikle ae
jab tak na dekhoon tujhe
sooraj na nikle ae
zulfon ke saaye saaye
maahtaab ubhre
tu hi meraa hosh saathhi
tu hi bekhudi hai
Tuuuuu
meri zindagi hai
tuuu
meri har khushi hai
tu hi pyaar tu hi chaahat
tu hi bandagi hai
Tuuuuu
meri zindagi hai

mere labon pe tere
naghme milenge ae
mere labon pe tere
naghme milenge ae
aankhon mein saathhi tere
jazbe milenge ae
mere dil mein tu hi tu hai
teri raushni hai ae
Tuuuuu
meri zindagi hai

chhod ke duniyaa tujh ko
apnaa banaa loon
chhod ke duniyaa tujhko
apnaa banaa loon
sab se chhupaa ke tujhko o o
dil mein basaa loon
tu hi meri pehli khwaahish
tu hi aakhri hai ae ae
Tuuuuu
meri zindagi hai

So the song presented here is the second song from the film ‘Aashiqui’(1990). This is an indian adaptation of the song original sung by the two legends of across the border. Noor jahan and Mehdi Hasan were stalwarts of their style of singing and Kumar Sanu, singing the indian version was a Kishore Kumar clone, trying to make a name for himself back in 1990. So we will be kind and not make comparisons among unequal creations of the Almighty, whom he may have blessed differently.

But honestly, Kumar Sanu is not doing bad at all. Kumar Sanu’s birthday is also round the corner, on 23rd September. So we celebrate it a bit in advance with this remarkable song.

Video :

Full Audio :

Song-Tu meri zindagi hai (Aashiqui)(1990) Singers-Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

Lyrics(Based on Audio version)

Tu u u u
u u
meri zindagi hai ae
tu u u u
meri har khushi hai ae ae

Tu u u
meri zindagi hai ae
tu u u
meri har khushi hai ae ae
tu hi pyaar
tu hi chaahat
tu hi aashiqui hai ae ae
Tu u u u
meri zindagi hai
tu u u u
meri har khushi hai

pehli mohabbat ka
ehsaas hai ae tu u u
pehli mohabbat ka
ehsaas hai ae tu
bujh ke jo bujh na paayi ee ee
wo pyaas hai tu u u
tu hi meri pehli khwaahish
tu hi aakhri hai ae ae
Tu u u u
meri zindagi hai ae ae
tu u u
meri har khushi hai ae ae

o o o o
o o o
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
o o o
Tu u u
meri zindagi hai
tu u u
meri har khushi hai
tu hi pyaar
tu hi chaahat
tu hi aashiqui hai
Tu u u
meri zindagi hai
tu u u
meri har khushi hai
hmm hmhm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

har zakhm dil ka tujhe
dil se du’aa de ae
har zakhm dil ka tujhe
dil se du’aa de
khushiyaan tujhe gham saare ae
mujh ko khudaa de ae
tujhko bhulaa na paaya aa
meri bebasi ee hai ae
Tu u u
meri zindagi hai ae ae
tu u u
meri har khushi hai

o o o o
o o o
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
o o o
Tu u u
meri zindagi hai
tu u u
meri har khushi hai
tu hi pyaar
tu hi chaahat
tu hi aashiqui hai
Tu u u
meri zindagi hai
tu u u u u
meri har khushi hai
hmm m m
hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

12 Responses to "Tu meri zindagi hai"

The guy who lip syncs for the song is VIRENDRA SAXENA,
Thanks Nahm ji for the song and the post, this Nadeem shravan creation appealed very much to me during those college going days(especially lyrics)

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Thank you for the identification of the actor. I did look up the cast to find the name, but found two names I could not connect of faces.
I had no inkling of the name of the actor, who used to appear in lot of tv serials and many films. He was also there in ‘Kabhi haan kabhi naa” as one of the gangsters.

I also missed Anuradha Paudwal’s name as one of the singers.

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Yes I remember him from his Tamas(telefilm) and Khamosh(1985)(Vidhu Vinod Chopra`s) days, I think he is from National School of Drama

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Thank you Nahmji for giving the lyrics to the Pakistani original. So this is the song you were referring to in our last chat.

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BTW did anyone notice the location of the song. It is filmed on the Kishore Kumar Marg in Mumbai, Juhu Tara is the suburb, (hope I am right on that).
Some kind of tribute to Kishore Kumar i feel

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Yes. You caught it. from 38.00 sec. to 48;00 second in the video, the Kishore Kumar Ganguli Marg plaque can be seen !

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This NFS was originally recorded in the voice of Pakistani Ghazal singer Tassawar Khanum during 1970s (most likely in 1975) and later used in the movie “Mohabbat Mar Nahin Sakti” (1977).

Tassawar Khanum Live performance

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Thanks for the information. I had seen the TV station recording, the first one shared by you. Myswar.co and itwofs sites are not giving this detail. Too many singers wanted to sing this song, it would seem.

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Nahm Ji, Very interesting trail for a very likeable song which I always thought was a creation of Nadeem Shravan. I loved all the versions [even thrilled to listen to each one with its own variations in rendering 🙂 ]
I very much loved your statement:
” ….we will be kind and not make comparisons among unequal creations of the Almighty, whom he may have blessed differently.” . Very nice view.
Thanks for the post

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Thanks for reading the post and your appreciation. All singers have left their mark on the song, with their rendition. The indian adaptation is also 3 decades old now.

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Dear Nahmji,

Some more trivia :

The music for this Pakistani Film was composed by NASHAAD (real name Shaukat Dehlvi), who you may recall had composed music for a number of Hindi Films, most notably BARA DARI (Bhula nahi dena…) and NAGHMA (Badi mushkil se dil ki beqarari ko qarar aaya…). He had married singer Premlata (of Chhup chhup khadi ho Zaroor koi baat hai fame) and sired 15 children (8 sons and 7 daughters). The entire family migrated to Pakistan in 1962 and all his sons became prominent personalities in Pakistani Film Industry. In this film, Nashad was assisted by his eldest son. Nashaad died in 1981 aged 58.

There is one other song which was made famous in Pakistan by Tassawar Khanum around the same time, which she sang in the Film “Imandar” made in 1974 :


( अगर तुम मिल जाओ ज़माना छोड़ देंगे हम …..

[ this film too had music composed by Nashaad ]

Nahmji, I am a silent admirer of ALL your Posts and love your simple lessons in Urdu. Pl do keep them coming.

Is it true that earlier the language was known as REKHTA?

With sincere best wishes

PARTHA CHANDA

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Sir,

Thanks for your comments, trivia and encouragement.

About Urdu being known as Rekhta, I think I heard/read for the first time at rekhta.com. where the introduction talked of Rekhta per se, as a language. I personally thought it to mean ‘the art of creative poetry/ writing’. This is in spirit what Mirza Ghalib would have meant here :

Rekhte ke ek tum hi ustaad nahi ho Ghalib
kehte hain agle zamaane mein koyi Mir bhi thha

Hindvi/hindustani and khari boli are the different names I was aware of in relation to Urdu.

I have myself felt disconnected with Urdu for a long while. But basic knowledge learned in school, has its benefits, and surfaces from time to time. If I am able to incorporate some things in posts, I do try.

Thanks and regards.

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