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Aakash Ke Aanchal Mein Sitaara Hi Rahega

Posted on: March 23, 2022


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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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4996 Post No. : 16892

Today 23rd March, 2022 is the ninety-second Martyrdom Day of the great revolutionary of India, Bhagat Singh and his two comrades – Sukhdev and Rajguru. Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru were hanged to death on 23rd March, 1931 by the then British Government in India. Every year on 23rd March we pay our tributes to these great martyrs on blog.

There have been several movies made on Bhagat Singh’s life and sacrifice in our film industry during the last seventy-five years. And, I think, almost all of them have been represented on the blog so far. Today we are going to listen a song from the 1954 movie ‘Shaheed e Azam Bhagat Singh’.

This movie was directed by Jagdish Gautam for Poonam Productions, Bombay. It had Prem Adeeb, Smriti Biswas, Ashita Muzumdar, Jairaj, Kukku, Johnny Walker, Amirbai Karnataki, H Prakash, Maya Devi, Ramlal, Lal Khan, Shah Agha, Madan Khanna, Samar Chatterjee, Ravikant, Anita Bose, BB Mukherjee, Randeep Chopra, AK Jain, Master Arjun and others. The movie was passed by Censor Board on 24.03.1954.

The movie has five songs which are written by two songwriters. Two songs are written by Sahir Chandpuri, and one song by Shaukat Pardesi. A fourth song is the legendary creation by another great revolutionary Ramprasad Bismil – “Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna Ab Hamaare Dil Mein Hai”. The fifth song listed for this film is a bhajan for which name of the songwriter is not given. Music for this movie was composed by Lachchhiram.

Here is the list of the songs included in this movie.

Sl. No. Song Title Singers Lyricist Posted On
01 Nazar Ki Chot Jo Dil Pe Khaa Nahin Sakte Shamshad Begam Sahir Chandpuri
02 Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna Ab Hamaare Dil Mein Hai Mohd Rafi, Chorus Ramprasad Bismil 09.08.2016
03 Aakaash Ke Aanchal Mein Sitaara Hi Rahega Mohd Rafi, Unknown voices, chorus Shaukat Pardesi
04 Sambhaalo, Sambhaalo, Zaraa Apne Dil Ko Shamshad Begam Sahir Chandpuri
05 Mera Rusey Na Bansari Waala Meena Kapoor (?)* Not known

Note: In the footnote for this movie page HFGK mentions Meena Kapoor, Shamshad Begam and Mohd Rafi as singers for the songs in this movie. So far only one song from this movie – “Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna Ab Hamaare Dil Mein Hai” – has been posted on the blog and that was on 09.08.2016.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi and chorus and lyrics are written by Shaukat Pardesi. Only the audio of this song seems to be available as of now.

Let us listen to the today’s patriotic song and remember the many who laid down their lives during the freedom struggle of our country. After listening to the song, one can guess that the song must be happening in protest of the Simon Commission, in the movie. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the songs and the movie.

Song – Aakash Ke Aanchal Mein Sitaara Hi Rahega (Shaheed e Azam Bhagat Singh) (1954) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Shaukat Pardesi, MD – Lachhiram
Unidentified Male Voice
Female Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics

akaash ke aanchal mein sitaara hi rahega
ye desh hamaara hai
hamaara hi rahega

akaash ke aanchal mein sitaara hi rahega
ye desh hamaara hai
hamaara hi rahega

dharti ki har ik boond se akaash hila do o
akaash hilaa do
bharat ki ye soyi huyi taqdeer jagaa do
taqdeer jagaa do
jis khet se dahqaan ko na rozi ho mayassar
us khet ke har khosha e gandum ko jalaa do o

inquilaab
zindaabaad
inquilaab
zindaabaad

us khet ke har khosha e gandum ko jalaa do
toofaan ka anjaam kinaara hi rahega
o o o o o o o o o
toofaan ka anjaam kinaara hi rahega
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
ye desh hamaaraa hai
hamaaraa hi rahega
aakaash ke aanchal mein sitaara hi rahega
ye desh hamaara hai
hamaara hi rahega

is desh mein niklegi na sahib ki sawaari ee
sahib ki sawaari
is desh mein niklegi na sahib ki sawaari
simon waapas jaao
simon waapas jaao
dhanwaan ke tukdon ko na tarsenge bhikhaari
dhanwaan ke tukdon ko na tarsenge bhikhaari
simon se ye kehdo ke na takraaye wo hum se
simon se ye kehdo ke na takraaye wo hum se
tadbeer ke haathon mein hai taqdeer hamaari ee

inquilaab
zindaabaad
inquilaab
zindaabaad

tadbeer ke haathon mein hai taqdeer hamaari
mazdoor ke seene mein sharaara hi rahega
o o o o o o o o
mazdoor ke seene mein sharaara hi rahega
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
ye desh hamaara hai
hamaara hi rahega
aakaash ke aanchal mein sitaara hi rahega
ye desh hamaara hai
hamaara hi rahega

aakaash ke aanchal mein sitaara hi rahega
ye desh hamaaraa hai
hamaaraa hi rahega

hamaaraa hi rahega
hamaaraa hi rahega
(hamaaraa hi rahega..aa..aa..aa)
hamaaraa hi rahega
hamaaraa hi rahega

————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
————————————————

आकाश के आँचल में सितारा ही रहेगा
ये देश हमारा है
हमारा ही रहेगा

आकाश के आँचल में सितारा ही रहेगा
ये देश हमारा है
हमारा ही रहेगा

धरती की हर एक बूंद से आकाश हिला दो
आकाश हिला दो
भारत की ये सोई हुई तक़दीर जगा दो
तक़दीर जगा दो
जिस खेत से दाहकान को ना रोज़ी हो मयस्सर
उस खेत के हर खोशा ए गन्धम को जला दो

इन्क़लाब
जिंदबाद
इन्क़लाब
जिंदबाद

उस खेत के हर खोशा ए गन्धम को जला दो
तूफान का अंजाम किनारा ही रहेगा
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
तूफान का अंजाम किनारा ही रहेगा
आ आ आ आ आ आ
ये देश हमारा है
हमारा ही रहेगा
आकाश के आँचल में सितारा ही रहेगा
ये देश हमारा है
हमारा ही रहेगा

इस देश में निकलेगी ना साहिब की सवारी
साहिब की सवारी
इस देश में निकलेगी ना साहिब की सवारी
साइमन वापस जाओ
साइमन वापस जाओ
धनवान के टुकड़ों को ना तरसेंगे भिखारी
धनवान के टुकड़ों को ना तरसेंगे भिखारी
साइमन से ये कह दो के वो टकराए ना हमसे
साइमन से ये कह दो के वो टकराए ना हमसे
तदबीर के हाथों में है तक़दीर हमारी

इन्क़लाब
जिंदबाद
इन्क़लाब
जिंदबाद

तदबीर के हाथों में है तक़दीर हमारी
मजदूर के सीने में शरारा ही रहेगा
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मजदूर के सीने में शरारा ही रहेगा
आ आ आ आ आ आ
ये देश हमारा है
हमारा ही रहेगा
आकाश के आँचल में सितारा ही रहेगा
ये देश हमारा है
हमारा ही रहेगा

आकाश के आँचल में सितारा ही रहेगा
ये देश हमारा है
हमारा ही रहेगा

हमारा ही रहेगा
हमारा ही रहेगा
(हमारा ही रहेगा॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ)
हमारा ही रहेगा
हमारा ही रहेगा

2 Responses to "Aakash Ke Aanchal Mein Sitaara Hi Rahega"

Nice and timely post, Avinash ji.

The lines in first stanza are inspired by, mostly reproduced from here:

jis khet se dahqāñ ko mayassar nahīñ rozī
us khet ke har ḳhosha-e-gandum ko jalā do
(Allama Iqbal)

“khosha e kandum” may please be changed as “khosha e gandum”.
Which means ‘Sheaf of Wheat”, ‘gandum’ is wheat.

Dehqaan – farmer, kisaan
Mayassar – available, accessible.

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Thanks so much Nahm ji

The corrections have now been made.

Rgds
Sudhir

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