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Bahaar hai bahaar

Posted on: August 18, 2021

This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of, then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

This article is his 1000th post in the blog.

Blog Day :

4779 Post No. : 16531

POST NO. 1000

I had never imagined that in my life I would ever write 1000 articles on old films and music. When I retired from my regular service in 1998, I had many offers from the Pharma Industry, because of my 35 years’ successful track record. I had joined the Pharma giant – Glaxo Laboratories as a Medical Representative and retired as the General Manager – Marketing.

Instead of doing another job, I started my own Consultancy and ran it till 2008. Then I got fed up of doing the same thing for so many years and closed the consultancy. I spent 2 years travelling all over the country with my wife. In 2010, I decided to learn Computer. My enthusiastic grandchildren became my teachers and I learnt the basics soon. Initially I found fun downloading old film songs and making CDs. I had crossed my 70 years by that time.

Then one day while surfing the Net, I discovered and I was very glad to see the way songs were discussed here. I became a regular visitor. At that time I remembered about several diaries and notebooks, in which I had written about the films I had seen from the 40’s to the 60’s. I opened those boxes and cleaned the notebooks. Some had been damaged by white ants and few were torn and had become old with faded ink.

With whatever was remaining, I started commenting on the posts of the Blog and soon I was a known person to other regulars. Even at that time, I did not think of writing posts myself. After about 2 years, once Atul ji suggested that i write posts and he himself posted my write up on a song of 1937 sent to him along with the song, so that it could be used for the Blog. The post was published the next day on my name and I was welcomed by all regulars. Enthused with the acceptance, I continued writing regularly from 1-10-2012 onwards and today I am at this stage, with 1000 posts here and some more on other Blogs and sites. I published interviews of relatives of old time actors and also wrote one book, which was published in July 2018.

My journey in this field has been unbelievable. From a Nobody to a person well known in the Cyberworld of old films and music, whose name is mentioned in several books by other authors, national and international. All these accolades and recognition is because of one person, who helped me from the beginning and continues to do so even now. That person is ATUL JI. I thank him wholeheartedly for supporting, encouraging and motivating me throughout. Thank you, ATUL JI.

I also thank all other ATULITES of our group here who have been very appreciative and helpful. Thanks to each one. ATUL JI is not very expressive about the good he does to people, so I express my feelings about him, whenever the occasion comes. I also wish, one day I meet him on one of his visits to Mumbai.

In the journey of the last 10 years, I have devoted a lot of effort to dig out information on the unknown and the less known artistes, films and songs of the yore. I think my best contribution to the history of old films is about the ” SAME NAME CONFUSIONS “. I had found that this was one problem which troubled every student of film history (like me) and no work has been specifically done on solving this problem. My tireless efforts have clarified the SNC cases of about 80 film personalities so far.

Digging up History is a continuous process. None of the writerson old films were present when things took place in the 30’s and the 40’s. At least no one was in the age of understanding matters of films or writing about films. So, all historians have to depend on existing documents like old books, old papers and magazines and similar materials to get credible information. Since old information keeps on cropping up at several intervals, the film history keeps on updating itself. In some cases, new information proves the existing old information wrong. So sometimes old statements are proven wrong in view of the new evidence. Thus you will find that no book on film history is without a mistake.A MISTAKE TODAY WAS THE TRUTH TILL NEW INFORMATION NULLIFIED IT. It does not and should not reduce the credibility of the author in any way. Some of my own comments made in 2011 and 2012 were found to be wrong when new information became available. It happens to all. The readers must understand this.

In my last 9 years, i have written about hundreds of people, films and songs. In my Laptop, I have stored information of more than 1600 people and films. In the last 1000 psots here, i have never written a post without giving some information. I feel the reader must gain something when he spends time reading my post. I don’t claim that my posts had no mistakes…they had, but never intentionally. I also make it a point to credit the source whenever I have taken information from somebody or somewhere. It is possible that I forgot sometimes but never knowingly. I do not feel ashamed to accept my mistakes. A mistake is a mistake, anyway. I never wrote on popular and well known artistes like Dilip, Raj , Dev, AB, Meenakumari etc etc. I hope I have always given something new to readers in my post.

So, what next ?

I can only repeat the verse of Robert Frost………..

The woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
and miles to go before I sleep
and miles to go before I sleep……

Thank you Atul ji, Sudhir ji, my friends in the ATULITE group, my co-travellers in this journey and guides like Rajni Kumar Pandya ji, Dr Surjit Singh ji, Shishir Krishna Sharma ji, AK ji of Songs of yore,  Gopal Pillai ji and many others.

I can not end this without thanking wholeheartedly the help and encouragement given to me at every stage by Shri HARISH RAGHUWANSHI JI, without whom my work would be incomplete. Thank you Sir !

For today’s occasion, I have selected a song from a film which has music by my favourite MD- C. Ramchandra. Film Naghma E Sahra-1945 had a special importance in the lives of Master Bhagwaqn and C. Ramchandra. Master Vithal was the idol for both of them. Though Master Bhagwan himself worked in, produced and directed stunt films, he was keen that his idol Master Vithal should work in his film and that he should do the direction . By 1945, master Vithal was losing his popularity in Hindi films and he was also not getting many films, so he was thinking of concentrating on Marathi films and to go and settle in Kolhapur, where he had bought a big Chawl. So his income from its rent was also guaranteed.

When Bhagwan came to know this, he became panicky, thinking that his dream would remain incomplete. He gathered courage and contacted Master Vithal and offered him a role in his film. To Bhagwan’s delight Master Vithal almost readily accepted the offer. Until then Bhagwan had no idea about his film. He started work along with Ehsan Rizvi, his favourite writer, on the story of the new film. He also contacted C.Ramchandra to give the news. Untill then, C. Ramchandra gave music to Bhagwan’s films, but used other names than C.Ramchandra. For this film, he decided to use his real name. Thus their dream of working with master Vithal was fulfilled.

This way the film was made. As luck would have it, this film really became the last film Master Vithal did in Hindi in Bombay. He left Bombay and went away to Kolhapur. However, he regretted his hurried shift, later in life. I would have written more about Master Vithal, but the post has already become a long one. Maybe some other time.

Today’s song is a duet sung by Khan Mastana and Hamida Bano. Enjoy…..

Song-Bahaar hai Baahar (Naghma e Sahra)(1945) Singers- Chitalkar, Khan Mastana, Hamida Bano, Lyricist- Ehsaan Rizvi, MD- C Ramchandra


bichhdi hui bahaar
galey daalti hai haar

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

ba..haar hai bahaar
ba..haar hai bahaar

hai raab e shokhiyaan
phoolon pe hai nikhaar
ba..haar hai bahaar
ba..haar hai bahaar

na husn ko hai guroor
na ishq ko hai nayaaz
mil ke gale se aa aa aa
karte hain donon naaz
ab baj rahe hain saaz
ab baj rahe hain saaz
ab mil gaye hain taar
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
ba..haar hai bahaar
ba..haar hai bahaar

aankhon mein hai sharaab
ehsaan mere gulaab
chhoo kar na ho bata
aa aa
ab jee apne hi kharaab
do do jiyen chiraa
do do jiyen chiraa
ab kiska intezaar
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
ba..haar hai bahaar
ba..haar hai bahaar

deewaana main tera
dil ko kiye hoon
tu mere liye hai
main tere liye hoon
aa ae dil ki aarzoo
armaan hain beqaraar
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
ba..haar hai bahaar
ba..haar hai bahaar

Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

बिछड़ी हुई बहार
गले डालती है हार

आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

बा..हार है बहार
बा..हार है बहार

है राब ए शोखियाँ
फूलों पे है निखार
बा..हार है बहार
बा..हार है बहार

ना हुस्न को है गुरूर
ना इश्क़ को है नयाज़
मिल के गले से आ आ आ
करते हैं दोनों नाज़
अब बज रहे हैं साज़
अब बज रहे हैं साज़
अब मिल गए हैं तार
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
बा..हार है बहार
बा..हार है बहार

आँखों में है शराब
एहसान मेरे गुलाब
छू कर ना हो बता
आ आ
अब जी अपने ही खराब
दो दो जीएं चिरा
दो दो जीएं चिरा
अब किसका इंतज़ार
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
बा..हार है बहार
बा..हार है बहार

दीवाना मैं तेरा
दिल को किए हूँ
तू मेरे लिए है
मैं तेरे लिए हूँ
आ ए दिल की आरज़ू
अरमां हैं बेक़रार
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
बा..हार है बहार
बा..हार है बहार

39 Responses to "Bahaar hai bahaar"

1000 Articles!!!
Every one of them research based, with rare information, some of which are the first to be on any public platform.

Still active on other Social media!!!

Looks not a day more than 60!!!!

What a milestone!!!!!

Arun ji, Mubarak, Badhayiyan. More power to you. May you be as prolific as you are now.

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Thank you very much Dr. Shetty ji. Thanks for your kind words too !

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Congratulations on 1K posts. Words are insufficient to evaluate your painstaking research and rare information on the bygone era. It has been our fortune to relish the posts by you and fellow Atulites. Here wishing for further milestones ..

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Manohar Lal Dave ji,
Thanks for your appreciation of my work.


Arun ji,

Hearty congratulations for achieving the milestone of 1000 posts.

Your decade old journey on the Blog was a blessing to all the readers. by way of showering the petals of rare information especially of the Hindi film artists of the yore. You have made many of the unknown film artists known to those who cherish such information.

1000 is just a number and I am sure more of your write-ups with well-research rare information of film artists would come on the Blog in days to come.

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Sadanand ji,
Thank you for your encouraging words which motivate me to continue doing what I am doing now.


Heartiest congratulations for 1000th post on the blog. You’ve been a living encyclopaedia for all of us, fellow bloggers. Thank you for your help.
I loved today’s post that summerized your journey and it was a nice read.
I wish you many more years of blogging.
And, an unheard song by C Ramchandra. It is good song.


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Dr. Anup ji,
Thanks for your appreciation. I believe that knowledge must be shared and saved for future generations.

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👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 wow!!!!!1000 posts and each one a treasure house…. congratulations guruji…and we are fortunate to have you in our midst. Thank you very much….
As I saw that you were approaching the milestone, something told me that it would be a C Ramchandra gem that will accompany the post.
Congratulations once again.

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Thanks for your kind words. I am lucky to have a good friend circle in the form of ATULITEs.
I had decided earlier to make this post with CR’s song only and that too from an uncommon film.

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Arunji Sir,

My heartiest congratulations for the milestone achieved on this platform.l have been following you all these years and appreciate your achievments, recognition, name and fame. I also appreciate, though enviously being a contemporary years and age wise, your journey post retirement and it’s best utilisation. So far so good and wish you all the best for future. May many more laurels and milestone come your way.

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baidyanprasad ji,
Thank you sir, for the kind comment. The writing is enjoyable as long as there are readers for it. So, in a way your presence is necessary for a good reading material. Equally important like writing.
Thanks for your wishes.


Heartiest Congratulations Sir ji. I was eagerly waiting for this milestone. All your posts are worth of a hundred posts for people like me who like to read about the golden years of Hindi Cinema. Thanks for sharing with us the valuable information, interesting facts and other details of artists of the golden era and also information about the lesser known artists who have contributed a lot in the journey of Hindi Cinema and songs.
Looking forward for more of your posts on the blog.

Thanks for this post and the song composed by C. Ramchandra ji.

Thanks and regards,

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Avinash ji,
Thank you for your appreciation. As I always say, knowledge must be shared, so that it is used by others.
I am happy that I am amidst a friendly group with ATULITEs.
Thanks again.


Arunkumar Sir,

The lesser known artists will be thanking your from the skies for keeping their legacies (whatever little their contribution) alive on such platforms.

You are well known for sticking to the facts and calling a spade a spade.
And to do so, one has to go through a lot of material, compare and collate which requires a lot of time, patience and perseverance.

Kudos to your efforts, more power to your pen and many thanks for all the offerings which we enjoy and cherish on a platter.


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Mahesh ji,
I like the way you have described my writings. Thank you very much.
As long as I can, I will continue writing on old time artistes, who are not that well known.


1000 plus articles in less than nine years is an amazing achievement who started it so late. Your personal journey has been inspiring for many of us. You have enriched people interested in old film music. Heartiest congratulations to you and to ASAD.

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AK ji,
Thanks a million for your appreciation. My philosophy says one must share the knowledge one has so that it is useful to others. I would not like my knowledge destroyed when I depart.
Thanks for your kind words.


Hearty congratulations for achieving the milestone of 1000 posts. Each one was a great learning experience to all the readers, by way of sharing the rare information, especially of the Hindi film artists & music of the glorious yesteryear cinema. You have made many of the unknown film artists known to the lovers of Hindi Cinema. I am particularly indebted to you (and atul ji, of course) for permission to share some in my facebook group)

And Arunkumar ji, regarding your सहस्रार्चना – Sahasra (सहस्र) is a Vedic measure of Data Count, which was chiefly used in ancient as well as medieval India. A Sahasra means 1k, i.e. 1000…… Sahasra also means new beginning !

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Gopal Pillai ji,
Thanks for visiting and commenting here. Thanks for your kind words. I have done nothing great. Whatever I gathered, I shared with others. It was not mine, nor it belongs to anyone. It must pass on for use by people.
A simple ordinary pat on the back to recognise the hard work, washes off all the troubles one has taken for it. Thanks for your appreciation.


गीत के सही बोल यूँ शुरू होते हैं – बिछड़ी हुई बहार, गले डालती है हार… इस गीत में कुल 5 गायकों की आवाज़ें हैं – ख़ान मस्ताना, अमीरबाई कर्नाटकी, चितलकर, जी.एम.दुर्रानी और राजकुमारी.

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Thanks for additional information.

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Arun ji congratulations on 1000 post regards prakash

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Prakash ji,
Thank you.


Arun Ji,
Congrats on your 1000 th post. Your posts are always a treasure of information of artistes who have adorned the silver screen both from the front as well as from behind the screen. I am extremely glad & lucky to have come across ASAD and all contributors to the blog.
I appreciate all that you have described about your having found a new calling, post retirement. Your efforts & gains in this direction are praise worthy. My good wishes & regards.

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Satish ji,
Thanks for your appreciation and good wishes.


Great job Arunji. The number ie. 1000 is amazing no doubt but the rare and vital information those articles contain is just priceless.
You have enriched our lives greatly.
Thanks a lot.

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Dhananjay Kurane ji,
Thanks for visiting and commenting.
I have only given away what I had acquired here. I believe knowledge must be shared so that it is useful to others. I would not like knowledge being wasted or destroyed with the person’s departure.
I do follow your Blogposts and enjoy them too. You have a flowing style which mesmerises the readers.
Thanks for your kind words.


What a fabulous journey Arun ji. . .
And what an imperative milestone.

1st October of 2012, a little more than 8 and a half years ago. . .

सूर्य वही, चंद्र वही
वही जग है वही जीवन. . .

On that day, it got transformed to

सूर्य चंद्र जग नूतन
जीवन अब नवजीवन. . .

What good fortune it was for our blog that day, that the transition happened from comments to full posts. And the blog never remained the same.

A thousand chapters of film history
A thousand reasons to research and compile
A thousand views into the Hindi films
A thousand introductions to artists familiar and many unfamiliar
A thousand pages turned in this book

And it just continues to add on and grow the information layer of this blog

A thousand kudos
A thousand thanks
A thousand gratitudes
A thousand appreciations

Waiting to see more, many more,
Another thousand such posts
Come on to the blog
From your mind to the laptop keyboard
And on to the web pages
Adding more to the ocean that is the Hindi Films and Songs


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Dear Sudhir ji,
Thanks for your comments.
True to your style and language you have described my journey in cyberworld of old films and music.
All this was possible because of yours and Atul ji’s help, encouragement and support from time to time.
While writing my post, I remembered all our get togethers, meetings and mail exchanges on several topics.
It has been a very enjoyable journey. Thanks for it.
I am happy that I could reach this Milestone. In any case that was not the objective or a wish when I started. I went on and on and on and this happened. I hope I have given some pleasure to my readers.
Thanks for everything again.


Many many congratulations Sir.

1000 posts is a great achievement and each one of your posts are an example of your dedication and deep interest in the lesser known personalities, that have touched the film world of golden era and have been buried in the sands of time.

I am very fortunate to be among such learned and accomplished persons in this blog.

The words and linguistic output is one of the greatest contributions made by humans to the civilization, be it creative or non creative. We all are blessed to be contributing it this way. But you Sir, have made your name for posterity, in finding and recording the details of your finds in this blog.

Sorry for commenting so late, as I failed to visit the blog yesterday.

Thanks and regards.

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Mrs. Nahm ji,

I am overwhelmed with the accolades you have bestowed upon me. I am not very sure if I qualify for them.

Sometimes I wonder how God has given a turn to my life, that after retirement, I started a new chapter which has given me an opportunity to share my accumulated knowledge with people.

I always believed that one must share his knowledge so that it is useful to others. This Blog gave me this opportunity and a new circle of friends having common likings.

The key to success is to enjoy what you are doing and do that with all your might earnestly.

Thanks once again for your kind words. Such comments always motivate one to continue doing his best.


Ab main kya boloon!
Hearty hearty congratulations for reaching the 1000-milestone.
What an absolutely amazing achievement!
And, like you say in the post, every single post of yours is informative, and adds to our knowledge. And you always write with so much love for the topic
You don’t need to write about Dilip, Raj, Dev etc – plenty of information available on them from all sorts of sources.
What you bring here is extremely rare and almost not available anywhere else online, because it’s mostly in your notes, or in some book somewhere. 🙂

I have always enjoyed reading your posts.
Not only do I get to know about little-known (and sometimes unknown) personalities, but I also get to know about those times.
There is always a background behind an artiste, or a film.
It is only thanks to you that I got so much information about how partition affected the industry, and many artistes. It was one of my favourite topics on this blog.
You’ve also shed light on how studios worked, how some producers went bankrupt etc. These are stories we hardly hear elsewhere.
And I also enjoyed your stories about life in Nizam’s Hyderabad. 🙂
All in all, like we have said many times here, you are THE encyclopaedia here for us – I cannot even describe how valuable your presence and posts have been.

I will always cherish meeting you in person – it was a dream come true for me.
We can all learn a lot from you. Your discipline, your kind and sharing nature, your humility, your constant urge to learn, your patience – these are all qualities that are increasingly uncommon nowadays.

Thank you SO much for all your posts, and for just being here with us.
And yes, thanks to Atul also for bringing you here, because without this platform we would not even have met. 🙂

Once again, hearty congratulations.
Karvaan chalta rahe….

With very warm regards,

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Raja ji,

Thanks a million for your appreciation and good wishes.

You have analysed my writings in a very systematic way. The kind of praise you have showered on me….I am not sure if I am qualified for it.
All that I want is to share whatever I know. My quest for gathering knowledge in unending and this keeps me going all the time.

The kind of turn my life has taken after retirement- to pursue the old times, old films and music etc, is a boon to me.

The love and affection I have got from this group of ATULITEs is very precious to me. It gives me strength to continue what I am doing here.

The Blog has given me not only an opportunity to open up my bag, but it also earned me name and fame in the field of Old film history lovers.

Getting accolades from you has a special meaning to me. Thanks from my heart for it.

I am sure the Carvaan will continue irrespective of dropouts and new people joining…..



Harish Raghuwanshi
Wed, Aug 18, 11:19 AM to me

Dear Arunkumar ji,

I am reading about 1000 articles written by you from 1-10-2012
till today and continue for more 1000 articles.
You gave few name of music lovers who helped you for some
missing information – or any new information.
You specially gave my name.

Your article figure is given 1000. But I  say it will be more than1200-1300
because in few articles information about 2-3 artistes  details given.

So you can divide one article in two articles.

Harish Rahguwanshi

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Dear Arun ji,
Sorry for not being able to see post earlier! Truly prolific achievement….. with so much of information packed in single post, each post is worth 10 posts! Looking forward for 100centuries of posts!
Warm regards,


Umesh ji,
Thanks for your encouraging and motivating words.
Such comments really make my day and give a sense of contendedness and that the efforts were justified.
Thanks again.


Very fascinating and thrilling journey,Arun ji.Your posts are always very informative and interesting,indicating deep,thorough knowledge and painstaking efforts.The present article also shows it.Thanks for the enlightening post.

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Dear Murli,
Thanks for your comments. I was surprised to see your so formal comments, nevertheless they are very pleasing and encouraging. Nothing like a pat from your family, indeed !
You have been silently following my progress in this field, I know. Thanks for that also. Commenting at the right time is vital.
Thanks again.


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