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Tere Gesuon Ka Saaya Meri Jaan Jis Ne Paaya

Posted on: June 27, 2022


This article is written by Sudhir, 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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My first real jaan-pehchaan with this actor happened in 1970. The film – ‘Anand’. He plays the role of Dr. Prakash Kulkarni, friend of Dr. Bhaskar Bannerji (Amitabh Bachchan). His role was impressive and touching. At the climax of the film, when Anand is battling for his last breaths, Bhaskar is not present. He has gone on a last ditch hunt for a miracle medicine. Prakash is the doctor present in the room besides Renu (Sumita Sanyal), attending to Anand. It is 4.15 early morning.The final moments arrive. Anand requests for the spool tape player to be put on. Prakash realizes – the worst is about to happen. He asks the attending nurse to prepare an injection. And while the tape is playing Anand calls out for Babu Moshai, and his breathing ceases. Prakash is stunned and cannot move. There is horror and grief and dejection writ large on his face. These moments, this expression, the welling of tears in his eyes, and the unwilling acceptance of a final defeat – left an imprint on my mind strong enough to now remember the name of this actor – Ramesh Deo.

And then, the familiar face with now a recognized name – I could see him in many more films that followed. I would also become familiar with his earlier roles in Hindi films starting with ‘Aarti’ in 1962. I would see these earlier films, later as reruns or on Doordarshan. And somehow, he always made an impact on my mind with his performances. In ‘Khilona’ (1970), as Kishore, the wayward ghar-jamaai (resident son-in-law) of the Thakur Suraj Singh’s (Bipin Gupta) household, he is hell bent on throwing out a pregnant Chand (Mumtaz) for obvious inheritance gains. In 1971, one sees him in ‘Mere Apne’ as Arun Gupta, a low middle income householder, who tricks an aged Anandi Devi (Meena Kumari) to come and live in his home as an unpaid full time servant. In ‘Joru Ka Ghulam’ (1972), he is Ramesh, the scheming nephew of the rich businessman Shyamlal (Om Prakash), who continuously siphons off part of whatever money he handles in the business.

Then in ‘Jeevan Mrityu’ (1970), he plays the role of barrister P Amarnath, one of the three baddies (along with Harishchandra (Ajit) and Ramakant (Krishan Dhawan)), who commit a fraud at a bank and implicate Ashok (Dharmendra). Later, when Ashok returns and plans revenge against these three, he first destroys them financially through stock market wrangling. At this point in the film, there is a scene with an excellent performance by Ramesh Deo. As the news comes in that all their investment is lost at the stock market, it effects the brain of barrister Amarnath, and he goes mad. There is a two minutes long sequence with an editing gap of 15 seconds in between, which is performed by him. He goes mad, he cries, he laughs, he proclaims he wants to be rich, and then he runs out of the office room. He meets Ashok outside. Ashok is supposedly dead. So there is now a reaction of fear and horror, he runs away from him, crashes into a parked car, then runs off on to the road and is hit by another car. This sequence which is about 700 feet of reel length is supposedly shot as a single performance sequence. His histrionics are impressive and authentic.

Ramesh Deo, a veteran of almost 300 Hindi films, about 200 Marathi films, 30 Marathi stage plays with almost a thousand live performances – passed away on 2nd February earlier this year. Besides the impressive portfolio of stage and screen performances, he also has to his credit being the producer of many TV serials, documentaries and approximately 250 ad films through his own production company – Ramesh Deo Productions. A part of this body of work was also directed by him.

He traces his ancestry to the Rajput clans of Jodhpur. His great grandfather and grandfather were engineers who were part of the team that built the Jodhpur palace. Later they were invited by Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur, for constructing newer parts of the city. His grandfather was appointed as the chief engineer of the project. Later, his father, who studied law, became the legal advisor in the city administration of Kolhapur.

Ramesh was born in Kolhapur on 30th January, 1926. After his normal school and college education, he got introduced to films through Dinkar Patel, a Marathi film maker, who was a family friend. Once when Dinkar Patel was filming in Kolhapur, Ramesh and a group of his friends went to see the shooting. Quite unexpectedly, Dinkar Patel invited the group to join a scene in a college sequence being filmed, as students. The film was ‘Paatlachi Por’ (released in 1951). As per Ramesh, it was by this chance participation that the film bug bit him, and he decided to make acting as a career. This is in 1950.

He started his career as a junior artist and soon graduated to featured roles. His first notable performance that received critical acclaim was as a villain in ‘Andhala Magto Ek Dola’ (1956). Later, he signed up as a villain for ‘Saata Janmaachaa Sobati’, but was offered the lead instead when the hero was removed. Never typecast, many of his films’ publicity material would have a teaser asking audiences to guess whether he was the hero or villain!

Through the 1950s, Ramesh confined himself to Marathi cinema and stage, Then happened a chance encounter. The drama troupe he was working with was traveling in the rural Maharashtra. Having tea at a roadside tea shop, he realized that no one knew him as an actor. He felt let down within, that after having worked in the industry for almost a decade, he was a nobody for the common man. The same common man would readily recognize and acknowledge Hindi film stars. And he made up his mind to move to Hindi cinema also.

His first role in a Hindi film was in ‘Aarti’ 1962. And after that there was no looking back. In film after film in the sixties, he made a mark for himself, and a firm position in the Hindi film industry as a character artist. At 96, when he passed away, he was still actively working. In a manner of speaking, he died literally with his boots on.

The song being presented today is from the film ‘Love And Murder’ from 1966. The film is produced under the banner of Adarshlok, Bombay and is directed by Raja Paranjape. The brief star cast is listed as Prithviraj, Ramesh Deo, Jaimala, Heeralal, Helen, Kammo, Edwina, and Chandrakant Gokhale. Ramesh Deo plays the role of Ranjit, apparently a small time con-man, but in reality he is the unknown boss of the underworld gang. The plot of the film is available on MuVyz website at Love And Murder – Plot.

On screen, the song is performed by Ramesh Deo. The quality of the video is not very good, and I am not able to identify the lady companion for whom Ramesh is lip syncing this song. I request other knowledgeable readers to please help identify the lady actor in this video clip.

Ramesh Deo – a lasting presence in Marathi and Hindi cinema. A career that goes from 1950 to 2022. Seventy two years of active work in the cinema and theater industry – this must be a record of some sort. He had completed 96 years of his life’s journey when he bid the forever good bye to the world. As mentioned earlier, literally with his boots on – still actively working when he passed away.

He leaves behind his wife and two sons. Seema Deo, his spouse of 59 years, is a lasting romance of his life. This must also be a record of some sorts – the two appeared in more than 50 films as husband wife or as lovers. Ramesh had first seen her in a suburban train while heading to a studio and realized that she too was looking for film work. “That day, I got a plum assignment. We introduced ourselves, became friends, and soon got married,” he had said. Today, their children, actor-filmmaker Ajinkya Deo and filmmaker Abhinay Deo (‘Delhi Belly’) have done them proud.

Peace and divinity be with you Ramesh Deo. It has been an especially long innings. You will always be remembered for the huge variety of roles that you presented.

Good Bye.

Video

Audio

Song – Tere Gesuon Ka Saaya Meri Jaan Jis Ne Paaya  (Love And Murder) (1966) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Aziz Kashmiri, MD – OP Nayyar

Lyrics

tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
usey mil gayi khudaai
usey mil gayi khudaai
wo naseeb le ke aaya
tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
usey mil gayi khudaai
wo naseeb le ke aaya
tere gesuon ka saaya

ye reshmi andhera
jo baney naseeb mera
ye reshmi andhera
jo baney naseeb mera
main na aaftaab dekhoon
main na aaftaab dekhoon
kabhi umr bhar khudaaya
tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
usey mil gayi khudaai
wo naseeb le ke aaya
tere gesuon ka saaya

is dil ki ye khata hai
ke ye tujh pe mar mita hai
is dil ki ye khata hai
ke ye tujh pe mar mita hai
isey kaise main sambhaloon
isey kaise main sambhaloon
ye to ho gaya paraaya
tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
usey mil gayi khudaai
wo naseeb le ke aaya
tere gesuon ka saaya

mere dil mein dard bhar de
ya jala ke khaaq kar de
mere dil mein dard bhar de
ya jala ke khaaq kar de
meri khaaq bhi kahegi
meri khaaq bhi kahegi
mujhe yaar ne mitaaya
tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
usey mil gayi khudaai
wo naseeb le ke aaya
tere gesuon ka saaya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
वो नसीब ले के आया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
वो नसीब ले के आया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया

ये रेशमी अंधेरा
जो बने नसीब मेरा
ये रेशमी अंधेरा
जो बने नसीब मेरा
मैं ना आफताब देखूँ
मैं ना आफताब देखूँ
कभी उम्र भर खुदाया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
वो नसीब ले के आया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया

इस दिल की ये ख़ता है
के ये तुझ पे मर मिटा है
इस दिल की ये ख़ता है
के ये तुझ पे मर मिटा है
इसे कैसे मैं संभालूँ
इसे कैसे मैं संभालूँ
ये तो हो गया पराया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
वो नसीब ले के आया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया

मेरे दिल में दर्द भर दे
या जला के ख़ाक
मेरे दिल में दर्द भर दे
या जला के ख़ाक
मेरी ख़ाक भी कहेगी
मेरी ख़ाक भी कहेगी
मुझे यार ने मिटाया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
वो नसीब ले के आया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया

13 Responses to "Tere Gesuon Ka Saaya Meri Jaan Jis Ne Paaya"

That is a wonderful tribute to the actor who went by the name Ramesh Deo. There r numerous movies where we can say “arre he was in this too!!?”
There was a time when he was not so visible, on-screen I mean. And then we saw him in an ad for a detergent with Vidya Sinha playing his wife. That is when I realized he was still active.
If I am not wrong his last appearance on the Hindi screen was in Sunny Deol’s “Ghayal” (sequel to the one where Meenakshi was the heroine) great endearing actor indeed.
Thank you Sudhirji

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Thanks Peevesie’s Mom ji
for your appreciative comments.

‘Ghayal – Once Again’ was 2016. He has more films later than that.

‘Photogarph’ – 2019
‘Marudhar Express’ 2019
‘Jeevan Sandhya’ (Marathi) 2021

Literally with his boots on.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Sudhir ji,

Never thought there would be so much to know about RD’s background!

ANAND has immortalized the RD,SD couple.

I think Ajinkya Deo starred in the well made TV series SAILAAB.

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Thanks for your comment Pradeep ji

Rgds
Sudhir

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Oh “Ghayal Once again” was that long bk!! That is one movie that plays regularly on satellite TV
Didn’t know about the later movies.
BTW as I was reading ur post I remembered that “Saraswati Chandra” had Ramesh Deo and Seema but they played Siblings…..am I correct

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I am not sure.
Will have to look at the film again.

Thanks for the pointer.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Actress featured in the song is Jayamala (producer/director B. K. Adarsh’s wife)

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Thanks so much Prakash ji,
for the identification.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Production banner of this movie is Adarsh lok, which is the home production banner of producer B. K. Adarsh( I guess film trade analyst Taran Adarsh is son of this B. K. Adarsh)

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Thanks again Prakash ji,
🙂

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Many many thanks Sudhir ji for this wonderful post. Always admired Ramesh Deo as an actor and as a person too. Yes, of course, his role in ‘Anand’ is so special and unforgettable that it has permanently embedded on my mind. And yes, the variety of roles he played shows how great as an actor he was and how talented he was.
I got to watch many of his Marathi films too. And always liked watching him on screen. Your article reminds me one of his songs which I like very much. I hope you will not mind the sharing of its link by me below here.
Thanking you once again, I liked this posts very much. Very nicely written to fit and match a perfect tribute to an actor called Ramesh Deo.
His name lightens up his smiling face in front of the eyes of those who have watched his movies, plays even some of his interviews, and even his video clips of some of the award functions where he was present are the memories he left behind.

Regards.

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vividhbharti programme audio link on Ramesh Dev:

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another audio link regarding Ramesh Dev:

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