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Ghir ghir aaye kaale baadal

Posted on: July 12, 2022


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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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5107 Post No. : 17048

Today’s song is a Non Film Song (NFS), sung by Jagmohan Bakshi.

In the field of NFS (Non-Film Song), most people know about Jagmohan Sursagar but very few would know about Jagmohan Bakshi. At Least I have come across only this NFS song by Bakshi so far and that too thanks to record collector Zafar Bhai who has uploaded this song. Music lovers, by now, know Zafar Bhai as one who has been uploading some rare songs from obscure and famous films, as well as a few NFS too. We, in ASAD, know him as a friend of our friend Sudhir ji.

Jagmohan Bakshi was one of the partners of Sapan-Jagmohan pair of Music Directors. We all are used to knowing and seeing MD Pairs. Nothing new about it. In Fact, ask any music lover ” who was the first pair of Music Directors ? ” and pat will come the answer ” Husnlal- Bhagatram”. Some knowledgeable lovers may even add, their first film was Prabhat’s ‘Chaand’-1944. But then is it true ? Were they the first ever pair of Music Directors in Hindi films ?

Friends, let me say that generally half knowledge or even doctored knowledge forces certain matters like facts, but when reality is discovered, it is proved otherwise. For lack of proper documentation, Hindi film history has several Grey areas still. As and when credible evidence crops up, we have to revise the ‘ Historical’ facts carried on so far. The latest example of this is – for several years we knew that the Music Director for the film ” Pamposh”-1953 was Manoharlal Khanna. The recent research done by RMIM on this has dug up irrefutable proof the real Music Director of film Pamposh-1953 was Mohanlal Aima and NOT Manoharlal Khanna !

Similarly, the real singers of ‘ Bharat ki ek sannari ki’ (Ram Rajya-1943) and the singer of ‘ Dilli se aaya Bhai Tingu’ (Ek thi Ladki-1949) were also found by convincing proof. It happens. That is why I always say ‘ Film History is not permanent. It gets revised whenever new documents are unearthed ‘. There are umpteen examples to prove this statement right.

Coming back to First Music Director Pairs, I have discovered, rather dug up certain facts. Generally it is considered that Husnlal- Bhagatram was the first pair of composers or at least they started the trend. However, it is NOT true, really. In the early era, when the Talkie films started in 1931, as early as 1932 itself a pair of 2 composers worked for a film- Indrasabha-1932, which had a record 71 songs. Composer Vazir Khan made the tunes and composer Nagardas Nayak played them on Harmonium.Though only Nagardas Nayak’s name is mentioned as its Music Director, HFGK has put up a footnote giving this information, quoting the name of composer Fida Hussain. OK, forget them.

Rewashankar Marwadi and Gangaprasad Pathak gave music together for Gunsundari- 1934 as well as the film Raat ki Raani-35. Forget them also. Rewashankar Marwadi then made a pucca pair with composer Banne Khan and this pair gave music to 12 films, as a pair. ( Barrister’s wife-35, College girl-35, Qeemati aansoo-35, Noor-e-watan-35, Chalaak chor-36, Raj Ramani-36, Dil ka daaku-36, Sipahi ki sajani-36, Matlabi Duniya-36, Lehri lala-36, Ghazi Diler-36 and Mitti ka putla-37 ). In my opinion, they should be considered the first pair of Music Directors as well as Trend setters and NOT Husnlal-Bhagatram. Of course the number of films the Husnlal Bhagatram team did was more ( 52), but that is because after 1935, the speed of making films increased. More films were made in the 40s and the 50s than in the 30s. Moreover many composers left for Pakistan in the late 40s, so more films for less composers were available.

In the period 1931 to 1940, a total of 931 Hindi films were made, in 1941 to 1950…a total of 1236 films and in 1951 to 1960…a total of 1203 Hindi films were made. (stats by Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji).

So, that’s about the first Music Director pair. There are plenty of cases of Music Director Pairs. These pairs are made for various reasons like…
1. Permanent professional pairs like Shankar Jaikishan, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Kalyanji Anandji etc
2. Temporary like Lala-Sattar
3. Due to the exit of 1 Music Director- like some films of Sajjad Hussain
4.Accidental or only once like Frank-Rai or Lala-Asar-Sattar or C Ramchandra-Anil Biswas etc etc.

The pair of Sapan-Jagmohan was also a permanent professional pair. Actually, Jagmohan had come to Hindi films to become a singer, but like many such aspirants, instead, became a Music Director. Jagmohan Bakshi was born in Murrie in Punjab on 29-7 1929.Love of singing and music brought him to Bombay where he met a similar struggler Sapan Sengupta (born on 17-7-1932 at Sylhet in Bengal). One was from Pakistan -west and the other was from Pakistan -East. They became friends and shared a room in a Goregaon Chawl. They regularly sang in the chorus and had dreams of becoming MDs one day ! This pair was favoured by Naashaad, S D Burman and Salil Chaudhari.

Finally S D Burman gave Jagmohan Bakshi a chance to sing a duet with Asha Bhosle, in the film Taxi Driver-1954. The song became popular-‘ Dekho mane nahi roothi haseena,na jaane kya baat hai’. Still no offers came forth. He sang in Hamlet-54,a duet with Rafi. He sang his final and third trio with Lata and Usha in ‘Piya Milan’-1958. In his lifetime Jagmohan Bakshi sang only these three songs-no solo in them.

Later he formed a pair with Sapan as Sapan-Jagmohan and as MD gave music to their first film-Begaana-1963. This pair gave music to 43 films,mostly B and C grade obscure movies.

Jagmohan Bakshi died on 26-2-1999.

Today’s NFS is sung by Jagmohan Bakshi, but even here he is not singing solo, the chorus is with him. The music was provided by Ramesh Naidu. The only other ” Naidu ‘ ( a caste in Andhra pradesh) was Vasant Kumar Naidu in Hindi films. During the period of 1950’s and the 1960’s, one could see many South Indian Music Directors in Hindi films. They were seen mainly in dubbed or Remade films. You may find names like C R Subramanyam, Ghantasala, Balkrishna Kalla, S D Parthasarathy, R Sudarshanam, Adi Narayan Rao, Vishwanath-Rammurthy, T G Lingappa, C S Ragi, Gopal Rao, Umapati Seel, Ramnath, S Hari Darshan etc etc.

Pasupuleti Ramesh Naidu (Born 18-10-1933,Died 2-9-2005) was born in Kondapalli in Krishna District (Andhra Pradesh). He was so obsessed with music that he ran away and landed in Bombay when he was 14 year old. B R Chopra took him under his wings and Ramesh learnt Instrumentation and orchestration in HMV at Bombay. He started his music career at the age of 17 years with a Marathi film ” Bhandawal Paahije “-1950, produced, Directed and acted by Kishore Sahu. After a few years he went back to Andhra and got married. He got a son also and then he came to Bombay, on his way to Calcutta. he spent 10 years there giving music to Bangla, Oriya and Nepali films.

He was invited to Madras and he gave music to Amma mata-72. He settled there with his family. He gave music in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. He came to Bombay from time to time to give music to Dubbed and Remade films from the South. He also gave music in a few Bhojpuri films. His Hindi films were Hamlet-54, Jay Simha-54, Piya Milan-58, Nartaki Chitra-65, Ganga Bhavani-79, Azaadi ki Oar-86,and Hum bhi kuch kam nahin-1983. His first south film was Dampatyam-57 and last was Ish Gup chup-1993. He surpassed Salil Chaudhari by giving music in 10 Indian languages( Salil da gave music in 9 ). Ramesh Naidu got the National Award for the film ‘Megh Sandesham’.

Naidu left this world on 2-9-2005, at Hyderabad.

Now, let us enjoy today’s NFS sung by Jagmohan Bakshi.


Song- Ghir ghir aaye kaale baadal (Jagmohan Bakshi NFS)(1960) Singer-Jagmohan Bakshi, Lyricist- Akhtar Romani, Music- Ramesh Naidu
Jagmohan Sursagar + Chorus
chorus

Lyrics

Neel gagan per jhoomte ae ae
aaye dekho
kaale baadal l l
birhan ko
sandes milan ka aa aa aa
de matwaale baadal

dharti aur aakaash pukaare
saawan aaya hamre dwaare
jaage jaage bhaag hamaare
chaaron oar machi hai halchal l l
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal

sookhi dharti pyaas ki maari
o o o o
sookhi dharti pyaas ki maari
tarsi hui man ki phulwaari
aa aa aa aa aa aa
tarsi hui man ki phulwaari
neer bahaati aankh hamaari
sab kahte thhe baadal baadal l l l
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal

naach rahi thhi jahaan niraasha
o o o o
naach rahi thhi jahaan niraasha
aaj waahan per jhoome aasha
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aaj waahan per jhoome aasha
mausam bhi hai khoob tamaasha
khet bane dam bhar mein jal thhal
l l l
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal
dharti aur aakaash pukaare
saawan aaya hamre dwaare
jaage jaage bhaag hamaare
chaaron oar machi hai halchal l l l
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal

2 Responses to "Ghir ghir aaye kaale baadal"

Arun Ji, Hats off to you for your detailed post on Jagmohan Bakshi and first music directors pair. Very interesting read. Thanks.

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