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Tum mere pyaar ki duniya mein basi ho jab se

Posted on: December 24, 2020


This article is written by Raja, 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.

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Hello everyone,

I’m back here after another long absence.

And as usual, it is a very special anniversary that brings me back to writing here.

To be honest, I’m very much out of touch with writing nowadays. Can’t even remember when I last wrote anything more than 280 characters. So this post is going to be a struggle – but I still want to go through with it, because it is about someone who is very dear to me.

And not just to me, but to millions of music lovers around the world.

I’m talking about Rafisaab, of course.

Today is his birth anniversary – and I am sure there are many around the world who are remembering him very fondly today. On this day every day, there are also concerts held in various places to celebrate the occasion.

The mark that Rafisaab has left on the Hindi film industry cannot be described in words. The best way to probably understand his impact is to imagine the industry if he’d never been part of it.

It’s extremely hard to imagine it, isn’t it?
How much poorer would the world of music have been!

I often say the word “legend” is overused and abused nowadays. People who don’t have the required stature get loosely referred to as “legends”.

But when you use the same term for a person like Rafisaab, it suddenly feels the other way round. As if the word “legend” doesn’t have the required stature to be used for Rafisaab. 🙂

I’ve written a LOT of posts here on Rafisaab. More than on anyone else, I think. On his birth anniversary every year, death anniversary every year, on various milestone occasions.

I’ve written about his songs, his character, my own experiences listening to him – so yes, I’ve covered the entire gamut of Rafisaab content that I can think of.

And yet, I write not so much to add anything to anyone’s knowledge (most people know more than me anyway), as to offer my own tribute to the great man, in my own small way, on each of these occasions.

So where do I start?

Let me start with his songs.

Only the other day, a couple of weeks ago, I got into the mood to tweet some songs on Twitter. I do that occasionally – just for fun. I listen to a song on youtube, and then tweet it, sometimes with a hashtag #nowlistening.

It wasn’t meant to be a Rafisaab playlist at all – but that’s how it ended up. 🙂
Simple reason – once I start listening to Rafisaab songs, there’s no stopping the flow. So it ended up becoming one long Rafisaab session, which others also seemed to enjoy.

The songs kept flowing, starting with “yahaan badla wafaa ka” to “maine rakha hai mohabbat”, “mujhe dekh kar aapka muskuraana”, “jaag dil-e-deewaana”, “aaj puraani raahon se”, “husnwaale tera jawaab nahin”, “jaane kya dhoondhti rehti hain”, “tumhaari zulf ke”, “caravan guzar gaya”, “sukh ke sab saathi”, “maine shaayad tumhe”, “zara sun haseena-e-naazneen” and so many more.

Different moods – happy and sad.
Different genres – ghazals, bhajans, qawwalis, classical.

And that’s the thing with Rafisaab.
He had such mastery over every form of singing that he never came up short in any one form to disappoint you.
Not only did he have a divine voice, it was also his mastery over his field that set him apart. It was his humility that he often pointed upwards to God, suggesting it was all His doing. But it must have been a combination of a God-given voice, AND a huge amount of hard work. After all, he did riyaaz for hours daily.

Like millions of others, I too consider myself very fortunate to have been able to listen to Rafisaab songs. He was in a league of his own.

And yet, that’s not the only reason I have such a high regard for Rafisaab.
As we all know, Rafisaab was also an exceptionally good human being.
In fact, if there is ever an interview with anyone who knew Rafisaab, while there would obviously be mention of his singing, there would almost invariably be a mention of what an outstanding person he was.

And that’s because this is a rare quality, especially in an industry where artistes tend to get egoistic when they become successful and famous.

Rafisaab was an exception. For many years, he was the biggest name in male playback singing. He could easily have thrown his weight around. Kept people waiting. Demanded a higher fee. Dictated terms to composers who were queuing up to use him for their songs.

But he did none of this.

He was thoroughly professional – always respecting the role of the music director. Even if his stature was much greater than that of the MD.
In fact, after singing a song, he’d seek approval from the composer.
On the rare occasion when the composer wasn’t entirely happy and wanted another take, Rafisaab wouldn’t complain. He’d just comply – after all, the music director was the boss.

This attitude also explains why he didn’t seek higher compensation in the form a share of royalty. To him, he was a singer who had received a sum for rendering a song. Once he’d done that, he’d done his job. He didn’t seek more reward than that. Right or wrong, that was his mindset.

There are many stories about Rafisaab that illustrate what a good human being he was.

How he wouldn’t charge money (except a token one rupee) from struggling music directors.

How he’d donate money to help needy families, even without their knowledge who the benefactor was.

For all his stature and fame, Rafisaab was a remarkably humble person. And not just fake humility, but genuinely so.

When you put all this together, you can only marvel at the person he was.
So brilliant at his field, and yet such a remarkably good human being.

This is why he is SO loved by millions.
Obviously his songs are what first attract him to people, but when they know more about the person, their love and admiration goes to a completely different level.

This is also why, though I haven’t written in ages, I chose to write a post for him today. It’s the least I can do.

Now onto the song for today.

It’s from Bombay Talkie (1970).

I remember hearing about this film as a kid, though I saw it for the first time only a few years ago. The song “typewriter tip tip tip tip” was quite popular, from what I remember.

Such is my memory nowadays that I’ve already forgotten the storyline of the film, though I saw it only a few years ago. But I don’t think it was like the usual Hindi film of the time, seeing as it’s a Merchant-Ivory production. Their movies always had a different feel to them.

The film stars Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal (his wife in real life).
Should be fun to watch them together.

I think I might just do that – try to watch this film again.
The one advantage of having a poor memory is that you can keep watching the same film again, and each time it feels like the first time. 🙂

The song for today is “tum mere pyaar ki duniya”.

A lively song from Rafisaab, and I daresay, a song quite typical of the time.

Lyrics for this were given to me by Avinashji.
This now seems to be the pattern of my posts here.
Post written by me, lyrics by Avinashji. 🙂
The only difference between this and other posts is that usually Avinashji sends me lyrics, and requests me to write a post. This time I decided to write a post on Rafisaab, and then requested Avinashji to pick a suitable song.
I wanted a happy song, because the occasion is Rafisaab’s birth anniversary – a happy event. 🙂
As always, Avinashji promptly obliged.

I request you to please listen to this happy and lively song, and remember what joy Rafisaab has given us.

Am sure I speak for millions of music lovers when I say that he will always have a very special place in our hearts.

Audio

Song-Tum mere pyaar ki duniya mein basi ho jabse (Bombay Talkie)(1971) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

tum mere pyaar ki duniyaa mein
basi ho jab se
tum mere pyaar ki duniyaa mein
basi ho jab se
zarre zarre mein
mujhe pyaar nazar aataa hai
meri har saans mein aati hai
tumhaari khushboo
saaraa aalam mujhe
gulzaar nazar aataa hai
tum mere pyaar ki duniyaa mein
basi ho jab se
zarre zarre mein
mujhe pyaar nazar aataa hai
meri har saans mein aati hai
tumhaari khushboo
saaraa aalam mujhe
gulzaar nazar aataa hai
tum mere pyaar ki duniyaa mein
basi ho jabse

aisaa lagtaa hai ke
hariyaale ghaney pedon mein
tum bhi maujood ho
patton mein chhupi baithhi ho
shaakh hilti hai kisi naazneen
baahon ki tarah
aur gumaan hotaa hai
tum jaise yahin rehti ho
tum mere pyaar ki duniyaa mein
basi ho jab se
zarre zarre mein
mujhe pyaar nazar aataa hai
meri har saans mein aati hai
tumhaari khushboo
saaraa aalam mujhe
gulzaar nazar aataa hai
tum mere pyaar ki duniyaa mein
basi ho jabse ae

jab guzartaa hai
mere jism ko baadal chhoo kar
phir koi reshmi aanchal mujhe
yaad aataa hai
main to har cheez mein paataa hoon
tumhaaraa chehra
ishq kya kya mujhe
parchhaayiyaan dikhlaataa hai
tum mere pyaar ki duniyaa mein
basi ho jab se
zarre zarre mein
mujhe pyaar nazar aataa hai
meri har saans mein aati hai
tumhaari khushboo
saaraa aalam mujhe
gulzaar nazar aataa hai
tum mere pyaar ki duniyaa mein
basi ho jab se ae

dhoop aur chhaaon ke manzar bhi
ajab manzar hain
jab nazar milti hai
sau teer chalaa dete hain
aur phoolon ke chhalaktey se katore hardam
bin piye hi mujhe
mastaana banaa dete hain
tum mere pyaar ki duniyaa mein
basi ho jab se
zarre zarre mein
mujhe pyaar nazar aataa hai
meri har saans mein aati hai
tumhaari khushboo
saaraa aalam mujhe
gulzaar nazar aataa hai
tum mere pyaar ki duniyaa mein
basi ho jab se ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
——————————————-

तुम मेरे प्यार की दुनिया में
बसी हो जबसे
तुम मेरे प्यार की दुनिया में
बसी हो जबसे
ज़र्रे ज़र्रे में मुझे प्यार नज़र आता है
मेरी हर सांस में आती है
तुम्हारी खुशबू
सारा आलम मुझे
गुलज़ार नज़र आता है
तुम मेरे प्यार की दुनिया में
बसी हो जबसे
ज़र्रे ज़र्रे में मुझे प्यार नज़र आता है
मेरी हर सांस में आती है
तुम्हारी खुशबू
सारा आलम मुझे
गुलज़ार नज़र आता है
तुम मेरे प्यार की दुनिया में
बसी हो जबसे

ऐसा लगता है के
हरियाले घने पेड़ों में
तुम भी मौजूद हो
पत्तों में छुपी बैठी हो
शाख हिलती है किसी नाज़नीं
बाहों की तरह
और गुमाँ होता है
तुम जैसे यहीं रहती हो
तुम मेरे प्यार की दुनिया में
बसी हो जबसे
ज़र्रे ज़र्रे में मुझे प्यार नज़र आता है
मेरी हर सांस में आती है
तुम्हारी खुशबू
सारा आलम मुझे
गुलज़ार नज़र आता है
तुम मेरे प्यार की दुनिया में
बसी हो जबसे ए

जब गुज़रता है
मेरे जिस्म को बादल छू कर
फिर कोई रेशमी आँचल मुझे
याद आता है
मैं तो हर चीज़ में पाता हूँ
तुम्हारा चेहरा
इश्क क्या क्या मुझे
परछाईयाँ दिखलाता है
तुम मेरे प्यार की दुनिया में
बसी हो जबसे
ज़र्रे ज़र्रे में मुझे प्यार नज़र आता है
मेरी हर सांस में आती है
तुम्हारी खुशबू
सारा आलम मुझे
गुलज़ार नज़र आता है
तुम मेरे प्यार की दुनिया में
बसी हो जबसे ए

धूप और छाओं के मंज़र भी
अजब मंज़र हैं
जब नज़र मिलती है
सौ तीर चला देतें हैं
और फूलों के छलकते से कटोरे हरदम
बिन पिए ही मुझे
मस्ताना बना देते है
तुम मेरे प्यार की दुनिया में
बसी हो जबसे
ज़र्रे ज़र्रे में मुझे प्यार नज़र आता है
मेरी हर सांस में आती है
तुम्हारी खुशबू
सारा आलम मुझे
गुलज़ार नज़र आता है
तुम मेरे प्यार की दुनिया में
बसी हो जबसे ए

3 Responses to "Tum mere pyaar ki duniya mein basi ho jab se"

I know this song. I have heard it often on radio. This is just coming on the blog.. yeh kya baat hui?
And Rajaji, I totally agree with you about the usage of the word “legend”

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All the songs posted today are unheard songs for me. I heard the song posted by me a few times of course, but it was a new one for me.

There are some words, which have acquired more meanings when used in reference to Rafi sahab. ‘Farishta’ is also one such word. No one has seen the beings called ‘Farishte’ or ‘Angels’, but we see them in small children, because of their innocence and being without sin.

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Our tributes to the ‘divine vocie’ Rafi Saab !!!

Thanks for the post Raja Saab. Enjoyed the post and no matter how much you write about Rafi Saab, every time the posts are so passionate, humble and straight from the heart, that we love to read them again and again. Its a an altogether different level when you write about Rafi Saab and reading the posts gives us lot of pleasure.
I came across this song around a year back and then in recent months had listened to it many times.
Regarding lyrics writing you are always most welcome 🙂
This time I was little scared 🙂 to ask you to write the post though I was thinking of you and want to talk to you. My heart was there speaking to you to write the post :).
And as I told you the telepathy worked 🙂
Thanks again,

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