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Zindagi phoolon ki nahin

Posted on: May 13, 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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5047 Post No. : 16960

Today 13th May’2022 is the seventy-sixth birthday of Shri Bishwanath Chatterjee compiler of Hindi Film Geet Kosh Vol-V (1971-1980). Those who have the copy of this Geet Kosh would have read about his brief introduction on the cover page no.2 of this Geet Kosh.
He has also been a co-compiler with Shri Hamraz ji for HGK Vol-I to Vol-IV etc. and a co-compiler with Shri Hamraz ji for the ‘List of Hindi Films (Talkie) – 1931-1987.

He has also been a co-author/co-editor with Vishwas Nerurkar for the books on Khayyam Saab, Kishore Kumar, Vasant Desai and Sudhir Phadke.

Here is a brief about him as mentioned in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) by Devi Shankar Kanojiya and other details which Shri Chatterjee shared with me. (Devi Shankar Kanojiya a family friend is younger to Bishwanath ji by five years and settled at Kanpur now. He was earlier working in Telecom department of Government of India.).

Bishwanath Chatterjee was born on 13th May’1946 at Nagpur. He is born and brought up at Nagpur only. After his studies he joined the Department of Audit & Accounts (Postal). (This department was later bifurcated in two i.e., Accounts and Audit being separate departments.)
His first posting was at Jaipur (for Jaipur circle) where he stayed for one year i.e. 1970-1971. His next posting was at Bhopal where he stayed till 14.05.1980 and was transferred to Nagpur w.e.f.15.05.1980.
He retired in May’2006 as Director of Accounts (Postal) and now settled in Nagpur. He has a daughter who is happily married and stays abroad with her family. She has a son.

It so happened that around 1966 Bishwanath ji got interested in Hindi Film Music, or rather the HFM attracted him so much that after two years i.e., around 1968 a thought to compile the details of all songs till date, then stems in his mind.
However, in absence of sufficient and required resources he had to suppress the idea temporarily but a strong urge to have such a compilation has already taken deep roots in his mind.
In ‘1975’ he got to know about Harmandir Singh Hamraaz ji through the weekly ‘Screen’ and came into contact with him. He came to know that Hamraz ji was also working on a similar project and in fact almost 50% work of compiling such information has been completed by Hamraz ji till then. So he decided to support full heartedly to Hamraaz ji. And he has been instrumental in preparing the ‘manuscript’ for the first four volumes of ‘Geet Kosh’ and after that he independently compiled the ‘Geet Kosh – Vol-V’.

He also accompanied Shri Hamraaz ji in extensive travels to places like Bombay, Poona, Indore, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, and Calcutta, for gathering information and meeting various film personalities and film connoisseurs to get accurate information as possible.

In between, in the year of 1975 he founded ‘Saurabh Radio Shrota Sangh’ at Nagpur and also published ‘Saurabh-1977’ (as a co-editor). But due to economic constraints he had to discontinue this publication.

Shri Chatterjee has been a ‘passionate’ student of Hindi Film Music and has keen interests in Hindustani Classical Music. He has his own library consisting of lot of books about films and Geet & Ghazals.

I got a chance to meet him once during my stay at Nagpur in 2015-2017, where our regular reader Shri Avinash Shravane was also with us. It was a ‘film screening’ program by ‘Cine Montage, Nagpur’.
I left Nagpur on 09.03.2017 and since then I am in touch with him on phone-calls. As very rightly mentioned by Shri Kanojiya ji, Bishwanath ji is very humble, generous, enthusiastic and extremely sensible person.

Yesterday evening when I called him he was very happy and enthusiastic as ever. We discussed many topics and shared our thoughts too.

Once again I wish him a very happy birthday today, and a healthy and peaceful, yet’ full of music’al life ahead.

When I think about him I find the today’s song perfectly fit for this occasion as the ‘fragrance of his works and words – in the form of ‘Geet Kosh’ will be there forever –spreading the ‘spring’ of ‘nostalgia and memories’ for generations together.

‘Zindagi phoolon ki nahin
Phoolon ki tarah aa aa mehki rahe ae …’

Today’s song is from the ‘1979’ movie ‘Griha Pravesh’.

‘Griha Pravesh’ was directed by Basu Bhattacharya.

Basu Bhattacharya was also the writer and producer of this movie.

It had Sanjeev Kumar, Shamila Tagore, Sarika, Master Bittoo, Sudha Chopra, Manik Dutt, Vimal Joshi, Raj Verma, Nandlal Sharma, R.S. Chopra, Satay Bannerjee, Shashi Jain, Tarun Mujherjee, Nilesh, Khoka Mukherjee, Danny, Master Bharat, and Nitin Sethi.
Dinesh Thakur, Priya Darshini, Ranjan, Devendra and Gulzar made a friendly appearance in this movie.

Script of this movie was written by Gulzar and Basu Bhattacharya.
Editing of this movie was done by Om Prakash Makkar.
Dialogues of this movie were written by Gulzar, and he also wrote the lyrics for the songs in this movie.

Yesudas, Sulakshana Pandit, Chandrani Mukherjee, Pankaj Mitra, and Bhupendra had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Music for this movie was composed by Kanu Roy.

Today’s song is sung by Bhupendra Singh and is a background song in the movie. It happens when the titles of this movie are rolling down.

Lyrics are by Gulzar and music is composed by Kanu Roy.

(I had noted this song more than five years back during my stay in Kenya and had earlier saved it for a special post.
Later on our dear Prakash ji had also sent the lyrics for this song with other remaining songs of this movie.).

Video


Song-Zindagi phoolon ki nahin (Grih Pravesh)(1979) Singer-Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Kanu Roy

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Zindagi ee
phoolon ki nahin
Phoolon ki tarah aa aa
mehki rahe ae

Zindagi
phoolon ki nahin
Phoolon ki tarah aa aa mehki rahe ae
Zindagi ee
phoolon ki nahin
Phoolon ki tarah aa mehki rahe ae ae
Zindagi ee

Jab koi kahin gul khiltaa hai
Aawaaz nahin aati lekin
Jab koi kahin gul khiltaa hai
Aawaaz nahin aati lekin
Khushboo ki khabar aa jaati hai
Khushboo oo oo mehki rahe ae
Zindagi
phoolon ki nahin
Phoolon ki tarah aa aa
mehki rahe ae ae
Zindagi ee

Jab raah kahin koi mudti hai
Manzil ka pataa to hota nahin
Jab raah kahin koi mudti hai
Manzil ka pataa to hota nahin
Ik raah pe raah mil jaati hai
Raahen mudti rahen
Zindagi ee
phoolon ki nahin
Phoolon ki tarah aa mehki rahe ae ae
Zindagi
phoolon ki nahin
Phoolon ki tarah aa aa mehki rahe ae
Zindagi ee
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Laa la laa
Laa la la la laa
Ho ho ho ho o o o
O ho ho o o o

———————————-
Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
————————————
ज़िन्दगी फूलों की नहीं
फूलों की तरह आ आ महकी रहे ए
ज़िन्दगी फूलों की नहीं
फूलों की तरह आ आ महकी रहे ए
ज़िन्दगी ई फूलों की नहीं
फूलों की तरह आ महकी रहे ए ए
ज़िन्दगी ई

जब कोई कहीं गुल खिलता है
आवाज़ नहीं आती लेकिन
जब कोई कहीं गुल खिलता है
आवाज़ नहीं आती लेकिन
खुशबू की खबर आ जाती है
खुशबू ऊ ऊ महकी रहे ए
ज़िन्दगी फूलों की नहीं
फूलों की तरह आ आ महकी रहे ए ए
ज़िन्दगी ई

जब राह कहीं कोई मुडती है
मंजिल का पता तो होता नहीं
जब राह कहीं कोई मुडती है
मंजिल का पता तो होता नहीं
इक राह पे राह मिल जाती है
राहें मुडती रहें
ज़िन्दगी ई फूलों की नहीं
फूलों की तरह आ आ महकी रहे ए ए
ज़िन्दगी फूलों की नहीं
फूलों की तरह आ आ महकी रहे ए
ज़िन्दगी ई
हं हं हं हं हं
हं हं हं हं
ला ल ला
ला ल ल ला
हो हो हो हो ओ ओ ओ
ओ हो हो ओ ओ ओ

5 Responses to "Zindagi phoolon ki nahin"

Avinash ji wonderful write up about one of the top historian of hindi film music, and for bringing many unknown information about Shri Vishwanath Chatterjee Sir in the eve of birth day and very appropriate song presented by you on this occasion.

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Thank you Avinash ji for liking the post and commenting on the post. I am happy that I could do it.
The post was not planned earlier like my other posts, only the song was ready with me since long. This post just happened in a very short time. Luckily I had your number, and could get the number of Mr Chatterjee from you. Thanks for giving me your time yesterday and helping me with Mr Chatterjee’s alternate phone number.
Thanks again.
Regards,

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Many Many happy returns of the day Sri Bishwanath Chatterjee Sir,

You have done so much for us ……Thanks again for all those things……

Thanks Avinash ji for information about Chatterjee Sir and thanks for including my name in th post…….Thanks Again

Regards

Prakash

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Thanks Prakash ji for liking the post and your comments on the same.
I am glad that you liked the post and the details.
Regards,

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