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Teri Chaahat Mein Jiyen, Teri Hasrat Mein Maren

Posted on: December 31, 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.

This is the 17300th post on this blog.

Blog Day :

5279 Post No. : 17300

What is going on today? I am sure this question is worrying the minds of quite a few if not many or all regulars of this blog. Atul ji seems to be in a big hurry today. Seven posts already since his first good morning call at 5 am. Aha, so getting to the century number it seems. Yeah, ok, that’s it, he wants to complete the century, and make the century post today. But why? What is the tearing need? Is there a birthday not known to anybody? Is it a special day for someone on the bandwagon or in the industry? The anniversary page has no listing for today. ये क्या हो रहा है? क्या चल रहा है?

So yes, a mystery has been created by today’s blog activism. Already 7 songs on the board, and of course, the century strike is still to come. Well, here now. 😀

Ok so let me reveal the story in the background. This mystery scramble started less than 24 hours ago. About 5 days back, Atul ji and I exchanged some messages and decided that this century milestone will be an Asha Bhosle special. Some very interesting numbers are co-inciding. So we agreed to search and locate some special and rare song for this event. It took me about day to zero in on the song. I told Atul ji about it, and he agreed. So we planned to make the century post with this song.

So far, we were not in a scramble. Taking it easy, one or two posts a day, maybe get to the century milestone by 5th Jan or so. That suddenly changed last evening. Around 6.40, I got a message from Atul ji. He asked me whether we can make the century post tomorrow, i.e. today, 31st December. And he also shared the reason. As soon as I heard that, I was excited too. We agreed for the scramble, and the scramble happened.

Okay, okay – sorry for the long prelude. I will explain. First, the Asha Bhosle angle. We are coinciding two century milestones for her with this post. I wonder if the regulars have noticed that we have not be posting any Asha Bhosle songs for the past few days. Well, the reason is that Asha ji is at 2999th song on this blog, before this one. So this becomes her 3000th song being showcased here.

Ah, but wait, there is more. Asha ji is also at 1499th solo song with us. So this is now her 1500th solo on the blog. That makes today’s post a dual century milestone for her.

Before her, the two stalwart singers who have crossed these milestones are of course Lata ji and Rafi Sb.  Lata ji is currently at 3829 songs overall, and 2479 solos. Rafi sb is at the second place with 3222 songs overall and 1511 solos.

Now coming to the date, and the reason for the scramble. This is a piece of co-incidental information that Atul ji dug out yesterday. Most likely he was looking at the ten year challenge data for the BTYC 2022 series. So all it takes to guess this angle is to look at the songs posted ten years ago on 31st December 1912. The last song of that day, the New Year’s Eve of 2012, was the 7300th song on the blog. And so now, I am sure the numbers will fall in place in the minds.

Exactly ten years ago, were exactly ten thousand songs before this post. Ten years – ten thousand songs, that is a very telling achievement. Just for comparison, let’s see what came before that. From 19th July, 2008 to 31st December 2012, it is a few days less than 4 and a half years. In that period, we clocked 7300 posts. OK, so the comparison is nowhere balanced. The first 4.5 years come at an average of 1622 songs per year. And the next ten years come at an average if 1000 songs per year. That is quite a difference, which portrays the drop in the pace of posting over the years.

But in my mind, there is another very crucial observation to be made. Just in the fact of sustenance. In the known world of online blogging and entertainment and music, our blog most likely stands out as being the most consistent, the most sustained and the most continuing presence online – among the blogs that are run and managed by an individual or a small group. Yes there are other blogs that continue to thrive and continue to be regular, but they are mostly with corporate or external support and sponsorship. I am sure we all are aware of many blogs related to Indian Cinema and Hindi film songs, that we have visited over the years, but then with time, majority of them have lost steam, or slowed down. There is definitely a fatigue factor associated with this activity too. Sustaining the effort to continue is a big factor. And then, to ensure this sustenance on a day to day basis – I am confident to claim that our blog is without a peer across the wide internet.

So that is the story behind the eight posts that have been pulled together at a scramble within less than 24 hours.

Another coincidence I would like to mention here. Asha ji also figures in the 7300th post ten years ago. The song in that post is “Mohabbat Ka Haath Jawaani Ka Palla” from the 1958 film ‘Howrah Bridge’. The song is a duet by Rafi Sb and Asha ji. As noted in that post, that was the 300th duet song of this pair. Before this we were not noting and announcing century milestones for duet songs. It started with the post 7300.

And so, Asha ji then a centurion, and today too, Asha ji is a centurion.

Coming to the song in this post today. When Atul ji had sent me a query about some very special song of Asha ji for this milestone post, my mind went to this song, and for some very good reasons.

The song itself is very obscure and a rare discovery. As are many of the creations of the music director Sajjad Husain. Yes, the music for today’s song is from the mind of this genius music director, who was not given his due by the industry. The reasons can be discussed and debated, but the quality and the composition of his music cannot be. Par excellence is what comes to mind when we talk of this maverick music director.

The film is ‘Mera Shikar’ from 1973. After his 1963 venture with ‘Rustom Sohrab’, he was lost in the mists of forgotten anonymity for all of ten years. Then we see his name in this obscure and less heard of film that comes in 1973. An then it also disappears without a splash. Other than the fact that it is recorded in the Censor Board registers, and on account of that, it also appears in the Geet Kosh, no one had heard of or mentioned this film for many decades. With the coming of the internet, as access to many obscure things became easier, the aficionados started searching for lost and obscure songs of lesser heard music directors and singers and lyricists.

The difficulty with this film is that a. no gramophone records at all were made and b. the film itself is not available.

The songs of this film were presumed lost for a long time. And then they were discovered. On a spool tape. So now at least the songs are available, albeit it has been a difficult and anonymous journey.

A total of three songs are listed and identified for this film. One of the songs, in the voice of Rafi Sb, is already showcased on our blog – “Teri Mehfil Mein Aaye Hain”. This song was posted more than eleven years ago on 17th June, 2011.  The other two songs have not become available online, although they have been with private collectors for some time now. I first got these songs from my dear friend Girdhari Lal ji of Jodhpur. Then later, these songs also came to me once again thru another dear friend, Zafar Shah of Delhi. When the discussion for this post started, and my mind came to this song, I checked with Zafar Bhai, and he indicated that this song is already uploaded by him on his YouTube channel about six months ago. And so we have this song now available, to be played today as the 3000th song and 1500th solo song of Asha ji.

A vintage Sajjad creation, this song has such an endearing and yet intriguing melody. The verse lines are short and Sajjad Sb has knitted them into his music very beautifully. When we agreed to do this song for this post, I have since then heard this song repeatedly tens of times. And I am not getting tired of listening to it again and again. The rhythm and the arrangements are simply enchanting.

And then of course, the rendition by Asha ji. All I can say is – just listen to the song. And I think you will be bowled over, as I am.

The lyricist – Shakeel Nomani (or Numani) is once again a lesser known personality in the film world. He was a writer and wrote in newspapers and magazines in Urdu, Hindi and English. His name appears as the songwriter in a few films in 1950s and 60s. He wrote all the songs for four films – ‘Panchaayat’ (1958), ‘State Express’ (1961), ‘Daku Maan Singh’ (1971) and ‘Mera Shikar’ (1973). In addition he has written songs in ones and twos for the following films – ‘Sair e Paristan’(1958), ‘Lady Robinhood’ (1959), ‘Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere’ (1960), ‘Tu Nahin Aur Sahi’ (1960), ‘Flight To Assam’ (1961), ‘Reporter Raju’ (1962), and ‘Magic Carpet’ (1964). Besides writing songs, he has also appeared as an actor in about 20 films. Our blog carries 16 songs already of this lesser known writer.

Shifting gears again – it is the closing hours of the year 2022. Tomorrow will be a new day and the beginning of a New Year. For some time now, I have wondered occasionally, what does a New Year mean. As the day dawns and the sun rises, it will be a day no different than today, or any other day that we have lived through. And when we talk of New Year, there are so many occasions during the 12 months that New Year is celebrated by different societies, different groups of people on different dates. Any way, apologies, I will not continue with my tangential musings.

It is a block time of 12 months that get a new number tomorrow. Different thoughts and different people will associate different expectations and measures and resolutions and plans with this next block of 12 months. And so, wishing all good luck and happiness with all their expectations and plans in the coming year. Also wishing good health to everybody, and a contented peace of mind to go along with it.

Let’s bring on 2023.

Listen to the mesmerizing sounds of the mandolin play, as only one master of mandolin could play. That is Sajjad Husain. Listen to lilting rendition by Asha ji, as she tells about expectations and desires that rise in the mind when one is in love with another. . .

teri chaahat mein jeeyen
teri hasrat mein maren
hai ye armaan. . .

Listen to this wonderful creation – and wonder sometimes, why was this master musician always relegated to the sidelines.

Amen.

Song – Teri Chaahat Mein Jiyen, Teri Hasrat Mein Maren  (Mera Shikar) (1973) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Shakeel Numani, MD – Sajjad Husain

Lyrics

haan . . .

ho o o
teri chaahat mein jiyen
teri hasrat mein maren
hai ye armaan
o meri jaan
o meri ja..aan

oo oo
teri chaahat mein jiyen
teri hasrat mein maren
hai ye armaan
o meri jaan
o meri ja..aan

saaqiya jaam badha
saaqiya jaam badha
hum bhi hain tere deewaane. . .
lab pe hain tere afsaane. . .
hum bhi hain tere deewaane. . .
lab pe hain tere afsaane. . .
ho oo oo
justju teri rahe
aarzoo teri rahe
hai ye armaan
o meri jaan
o meri ja..aan

jaaneman dekh zara
jaaneman dekh zara
toote na dil ka paimaana. . .
tujhse hai rang e maikhaana. . .
toote na dil ka paimaana. . .
tujhse hai rang e maikhaana. . .
oo oo oo
yun na kar hum pe sitam
teri ulfat ki kasam
hai ye armaan
o meri jaan
o meri ja..aan

dil ne di aisi sada
aa aa aa
dil ne di aisi sada
aa aa aa
aayegi manzil aayegi
laayegi khushiyaan laayegi
aayegi manzil aayegi
laayegi khushiyaan laayegi
ho oo oo
saamna ho to kahen
teri nazron se piyen
hai ye armaan
o meri jaan
o meri ja..aan

oo oo oo
teri chaahat mein jiyen
teri hasrat mein maren
hai ye armaan
aa aa aa
o meri jaan
aa aa aa
o meri ja..aan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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हाँ॰ ॰ ॰

हो ओ ओ
तेरी चाहत में जिएं
तेरी हसरत में मरें
है ये अरमां
ओ मेरी जां
ओ मेरी जां॰ ॰ ॰

ओ ओ
तेरी चाहत में जिएं
तेरी हसरत में मरें
है ये अरमां
ओ मेरी जां
ओ मेरी जां॰ ॰ ॰

साक़िया जाम बढ़ा
साक़िया जाम बढ़ा
हम भी हैं तेरे दीवाने॰ ॰ ॰
लब पे हैं तेरे अफसाने॰ ॰ ॰
हम भी हैं तेरे दीवाने॰ ॰ ॰
लब पे हैं तेरे अफसाने॰ ॰ ॰
हो ओ ओ
जुस्तजू तेरी रहे
आरज़ू तेरी रहे
है ये अरमां
ओ मेरी जां
ओ मेरी जां॰ ॰ ॰

जानेमन देख ज़रा
जानेमन देख ज़रा
टूटे ना दिल का पैमाना॰ ॰ ॰
तुझसे है रंग ए मयखाना॰ ॰ ॰
टूटे ना दिल का पैमाना॰ ॰ ॰
तुझसे है रंग ए मयखाना॰ ॰ ॰
ओ ओ ओ
यूं ना कर हम पे सितम
तेरी उल्फ़त की क़सम
है ये अरमां
ओ मेरी जां
ओ मेरी जां॰ ॰ ॰

दिल ने दी ऐसी सदा
आ आ आ
दिल ने दी ऐसी सदा
आ आ आ
आएगी मंज़िल आएगी॰ ॰ ॰
लाएगी खुशियाँ लाएगी॰ ॰ ॰
आएगी मंज़िल आएगी॰ ॰ ॰
लाएगी खुशियाँ लाएगी॰ ॰ ॰
हो ओ ओ
सामना हो तो कहें
तेरी नज़रों से पिएं
है ये अरमां
ओ मेरी जां
ओ मेरी जां॰ ॰ ॰

ओ ओ ओ
तेरी चाहत में जिएं
तेरी हसरत में मरें
है ये अरमां
आ आ आ
ओ मेरी जां
आ आ आ
ओ मेरी जां॰ ॰ ॰

5 Responses to "Teri Chaahat Mein Jiyen, Teri Hasrat Mein Maren"

“Ring out the old, Ring in the New”
Wonderful close to 2022.
Congratulations on all of Asha Bhonsle’s Centuries to the blog
Thank you Atulji Sudhirji for a great close to 2022.
Happy 2023 Atuldom

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Thanks Sudhir ji
for the song and
Congratulations to everyone on 17300th post,…………..

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Dear Sudhir ji and Atul ji,

Heartiest congratulations on reaching several milestones and Centuries for the Blog with the stroke of just one single song of Asha ji.
These and such things are possible only with total cooperation, and coordination. But the most important thing is the will to do this.
I really appreciate the kind of cooperation and similar feelings for the Blog which exist in both of you. We are proud that we all are members of your team.
Let us enjoy this moment together.
As Sudhir ji said in this write up, undoubtedly this Blog is Unique in many ways…leadership, coordination, team spirit, enthusiasm and love for contribution to the Blog (in various ways), by all ATULITES. Jai Ho !
I take this opportunity to wish you both and all our friends in the team, for a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2023 !
Thanks.
-AD

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Sudhir ji,
There are multiple unique features of this blog. Its reference, usage, relevance and importance will only grow in the times to come.

17,300 posts with complete and authentic details is what it can boost of as on date.

Sajjad Hussain with no offering for a decade is a complete loss to music lovers. Debates and discussions are no solace for a genius was forever denied his due by the industry.

As far as the song is concerned, it can be summarised in one word which has already been aptly used in the post. ENCHANTING.

Wishing a happy new year to the BLOG, editors and all the readers.

Thank you.

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Great Post Sir ji.
Heartiest Congratulations to Atul ji, Sudhir ji, all senior members and all those associated with this blog.
Enjoyed the post and the song.
Thanks and regards,

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