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Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Archive for the ‘Asha Bhonsle songs’ Category


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Blog Day : 4020 Post No. : 15131

“Khilaadi”(1968) was directed by Homi Wadia for Basant Pictures Bombay. This “social” movie had Nadia, Dilip Raj, Uma Bhende, Sujata, Sheikh, Suzie, Amarnath, Wazir Mohammad Khan, Vishwas Kunte, Uma Dutt, Dalpat, Habib etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Khilaadi”(1968) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Rafi. Farooque Kaiser is the lyricist. Music is composed by Lala Sattar.

The song is picturised on Dilip Raj and Uma Bhende. Dilip Raj was son of P Jairaj. Uma Bhende, a leading Marathi movie actress, had famously lip synced the popular “Dosti”(1964) song “Gudiya hamse roothi rahogi” earlier.


Song-Pyaar koi kam kam kare (Khilaadi)(1968) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Lala Sattar

Lyrics

pyaar koi kam kam kare
haaye alla
dheer dhare ji zara dheer dhare
kaahe gori chham chham kare
haaye alla
bijli gire ji dil pe bijli gire

pyaar koi kam kam kare
kaahe gori chham chham kare

hove ruswa na meri jawaani
mujhpe itni karo meharbaani
dil hai haazir abhi pyaar kar lo
phir na aayegi rut ye suhaani

duhaai duhaai mere saajna
koi kya karega tera saamna
haaye pyaar koi kam kam kare
haaye allah
dheer dhare ji zara dheer dhare
kaahe gori chham chham kare
haaye alla
bijli gire ji dil pe bijli gire

pyaar koi kam kam kare
kaahe gori chham chham kare

tu jo chaahe to kismat bana loon
dil ki dhadkan mein tujhko chhupa loon

aisi nazron se dekho na balma
hosh apne main kaise sambhaaloon
nasha hai sanam ye mere pyaar ka
bharosa nahin hai tere pyaar ka
haaye kaahe gori chham chham kare
haaye allah
bijli gire ji dil pe bijli gire

pyaar koi kam kam kare
haaye alla
dheer dhare ji zara dheer dhare
kaahe gori chham chham kare
pyaar koi kam kam kare ae ae

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This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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.

Blog Day :

4018 Post No. : 15128

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 40
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Hullo to Atuldom

Today is a unique happy birthday date. It is not any celebrity’s birthday. It is the birthdate of our beloved blog Atul-song-a-day which has been nicknamed ASAD and all of its followers are called Atulites.

This is one blog which has brought together a lot of Hindi film music lovers from across the world. It must have started as a one-man’s passion for film music but has now become an addiction for a set of music lovers who are equally passionate about Hindi film music. People who have associated themselves with the blog are going to great lengths to find hitherto unheard songs, finding about the life-stories of those associated with those songs etc. We have our own in-house encyclopaedia who has put a lot of time into researching about long forgotten artists, singers, musicians, and also cleared confusion about artist who had same or similar names and were popular about the same period etc. We have an NRA (Non Resident Atulite) who has assigned Sudhir ji a job of finding movies of the 60s’ decade that were lost or forgotten and Sudhir ji has done a great job of finding at least 112 such movies with about 79 left and these may be really unavailable otherwise he would have dug them out too. In addition to this, he has an ongoing series of songs which were reused in movies and I am sure that will give us a minimum of 50 songs.

Sudhir ji and Arunkumar ji (the encyclopaedia) are just two examples of dedicated contributors. We have others whose craze for Hindi film music has been manifested in the form of reading through the “ancient” 😉 issues of Film-India magazine and sharing knowledge gathered from there with us on the blog. Then there is the case of two resident NRAs who collaborate to produce posts to remember their favourite Sahir on his birth and death anniversaries. Of course, one NRA is more active than the other who I expect will surface in the last week of July as the anniversary of his and our favourite Mohd. Rafi is coming up and his activity will continue on to first week of August. (Hope I am not proved wrong) Of course there are those contributors who surface on the really important celebratory occasion of the blogs’ 15000th post, Atulji’s personal 10000, and birthdays of their personal favourite singers Mukesh, Shamshad Begum etc. I must make special mention of the behind the scene contributor who sees to it that the links of songs posted are working links in addition to sending his farmaishes in the form of lyrics.  So Atuldom is a kingdom of a group with varied interests in HFM and who have their own way of making the blog a unique space in cyberland.

As far as my own film music addiction is concerned, I have mentioned many a times how this blog has affected my way of listening to songs. How I have learnt about the life and times of the singers, actors, music directors, and others associated with movie making. And the most important take-away from this blog is a whole new set of friends who are always in touch 24/7 and who receive my phone-calls with a smile (I can feel it in their “Hello”). But I had an altogether different experience the last time I called Sudhir ji; my “hullo Sudhir ji” was met by a good two minute of laughter, such is the camaraderie that he knew exactly what I was going to say. 😊

For all of the above a big thank you to the blog and the blog master Atul. It is only because Atul ji started the blog on 19th July 2008 that we can call ourselves Atulites or Atulwaasis, who are residents of Atuldom.

Exactly a year after it was born, Atulji posted six songs on 19th July 2009. These represented six movies: two from 1969, and one each of 1956, 1954, 1953 and 1949. Of the movies that these songs were from only one is left to be yyippeed!! That is ‘Sambandh’ of 1969. It has 5 songs posted on the blog, out of a possible 11 or 12 , the last being posted in October of 2011. That is a loooong time ago.

So, to take ‘Sambandh’ a step forward we re-visit it today. The movie was produced by Ram Mukherjee; directed by Ajoy Biswas; had Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar for playback singers for songs written by Kavi Pradeep and composed by OP Nayyar. Atul ji has said in one of the previous posts of the songs of this movie that this was an unusual combination- OP Nayyar setting Kavi Pradeep’s words to tune. This movie had Pradeep Kumar and Deb Mukherjee heading the cast which also had Anjana (this was her debut) Sulochana Latkar, Anita Dutt (looks like Anita Guha, must have been Dutt at that time), Achala Sachdev, Vijaya Chaudhary, Abhi Bhattacharya, Nana Palshikar, Leela Mishra, etc.

The synopsis as given on IMDB is:

Manav Chatterjee’s childhood is spent in a wealthy home where his father, Umakant, is an alcoholic, and his mother a simple housewife, who tries in vain to get his dad to give up on alcohol. This results in differences between his parents, leading to their separation, and him leaving the house to be with his mother. Manav grows up as a cynic, and this cynicism increases when he goes to live with a foster and a very wealthy family. He marries Hiralal’s daughter, Sandhya, and both love each other deeply. But things do not seem to go Manav’s way at all, as he is separated from Sandhya, and after several months finds out that Hirala is about to get Sandhya married – again. Now Manav has changed his name, and is being helped by an unknowing Umakant to try and salvage, what possibly remains, of the rest of this bitter and lonely life.

Here is the list of songs posted this-date-that-year as is the practice in the Ten-Year Challenge,

Gore Gore Mukhde Pe Gesoo Jo Chhaa Gaye Patanga

1949

Bujh Gaye Aasha Ke Diye…Badle Rang Jahaan Ke Shikast

1953

Dil Se Milaa Ke Dil Pyaar Kijiye Taxi Driver

1954

Dil Dil Se Milaakar Dekho Mem Sahib

1956

Apni Maata Ke Dulaare Bachche Sambandh

1969

Saathiyaan Nahin Jaana Ke Ji Na Lage Aaya Saawan Jhoom Ke

1969

Hindigeetmala.net (my personal HFGK) lists 12 songs for ‘Sambandh’ of which we have 5 on the blog. Of the twelve, six songs have Asha Bhonsle giving playback, one being a duet with Hemant Kumar. It is difficult to find videos of all the songs that are left to be posted, only audios are available on youtube. Another thing I found was almost all the songs were rather sombre or completely sad. Would love to see the movie to understand why the mood of the songs are so.  And as Atul ji has previously said this is a rather unusual OP Nayyar album with not one peppy number. So, choosing from what is available, here is the Hemant Kumar – Asha song which is a prayer and I would like to know on whom it was filmed.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASAD!!!!!
Thank you Atul ji for giving us ASAD.

There is still a lot of songs left in the ocean of HFM for us to find gems, pearls and corals.

P.S. after writing the post I ran through the movie to see who has lip synced the song. I found that the Hemant Kumar part is no where in the movie and Anita Dutt has lip-synced the Asha Bhonsle part.

Editor’s note-With this song, Hemant Kumar completes 200 songs in the blog as a playback singer.

 

Audio

Video

Song – Tum Ko To Karodon Saal Huye Batlaao Gagan Ghambhir  (Sambandh) (1969) Singer – Hemant Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Kavi Pradeep, MD – OP Nayyar

Lyrics

hey jagat pita parmatma
karo nirmal meri aatma
dukh haro dayalu
ab sukh do
sab avgun mere
karo kshama
parbhu karo Kshama
parbhu karo kshama
hey jagat pita parmatma

aaaa aaaaa
aaaa aaaaa

tumko to karodon saal huye
batlaao gagan gambhir
is pyaari pyaari duniya mein
kyun alag alag taqdeer
tumko to karodon saal huye
batlaao gagan gambhir
is pyaari pyaari duniya mein
kyun alag alag taqdeer

milte hain kisi ko bin maange hi moti
oo oo oo
koi maange lekin bheekh naseeb na hoti
oo oo oo
kya soch ke hai malik ne rachi
ye do rangi tasveer
is pyaari pyaari duniya mein
kyun alag alag taqdeer
tumko to karodon saal huye
batlaao gagan gambhir
is pyaari pyaari duniya mein
kyun alag alag taqdeer

kuch kismatwaale sukh se amrit peete
oo oo oo
kuch dil par rakh pathar jeewan jeete
oo oo oo
kahin mann panchhi aakaash ude
kahin paanv padi zanjeer
is pyaari pyaari duniya mein
kyun alag alag taqdeer
tumko to karodon saal huye
batlaao gagan gambhir
is pyaari pyaari duniya mein
kyun alag alag taqdeer

kyun alag alag taqdeer

kyun alag alag taqdeer

kyun alag alag taqdeer

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हे जगत पिता परमात्मा
करो निर्मल मेरी आत्मा
दुख हरो दयालु
अब सुख दो
सब अवगुण मेरे करो क्षमा
प्रभु करो क्षमा
प्रभु करो क्षमा
हे जगत पिता परमात्मा

आss आsss
आss आsss

तुमको तो करोड़ों साल हुये
बतलाओ गगन गंभीर
इस प्यारी प्यारी दुनिया में
क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर
तुमको तो करोड़ों साल हुये
बतलाओ गगन गंभीर
इस प्यारी प्यारी दुनिया में
क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर

मिलते हैं किसी को बिन मांगे ही मोती
ओ ओ ओ
कोई मांगे भी तो भीख नसीब ना होती
ओ ओ ओ
क्या सोच के है मालिक ने रची
ये दो रंगी तस्वीर
इस प्यारी प्यारी दुनिया में
क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर
तुमको तो करोड़ों साल हुये
बतलाओ गगन गंभीर
इस प्यारी प्यारी दुनिया में
क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर

कुछ किस्मत वाले सुख से अमृत पीते
ओ ओ ओ
कुछ दिल पर रख कर पत्थर जीवन जीते
ओ ओ ओ
कहीं मन पंछी आकाश उड़े
कहीं पाँव पड़ी ज़ंजीर
इस प्यारी प्यारी दुनिया में
क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर
तुमको तो करोड़ों साल हुये
बतलाओ गगन गंभीर
इस प्यारी प्यारी दुनिया में
क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर

क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर

क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर

क्यों अलग अलग तक़दीर


This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

Blog Day : 4018 Post No. : 15126

Throughout the year, this blog notes anniversaries of various artistes. We celebrate their birth anniversaries, we remember, and observe with respect, their death anniversaries.

We occasionally also celebrate birthdays of Atulites here.

But there is one date that we all celebrate every year with a lot of love.

And that is this blog’s own birthday.

Yes, today, the 19th of July is the birthday of this blog.

This is the date, 11 years ago, that Atul, who started this blog, posted its very first song “mile na phool to kaanton se dosti kar li”. A beautiful song, written by Kaifi Azmi saab, composed by Roshan, and rendered in Rafisaab’s voice.

What an auspicious start to the blog!

Since then, now a veteran of over 15000 songs, this blog continues to go strong, adding more treasures to its already abundant treasure-chest, and attracting visitors from around the globe.

At last count, the number of hits on the blog was close to 12 million!

Clearly, this blog has established itself as the go-to source for HFM lovers, especially those interested in accurate song lyrics, and with a desire to engage themselves also with a write-up associated with the song.

Over these years, starting as a one-song-a-day blog, it has evolved into multiple-songs-a-day, with a whole lot of features added to it over this period of time.

During the course of this journey, another very important development (at least for some of us here), is the formation of this group called Atulites.

It is nothing fancy as such. Atul started this journey 11 years ago, and there have been many who have visited the blog and enjoyed its content. But a few of us, have been regulars here over the years, either writing comments, or posts. We have developed a bond over the years, thanks to the blog. Many of us have had an opportunity to meet each other in person. Since it all started with Atul, we call ourselves Atulites. 🙂

As someone who has known this blog from day one, it is a great joy for me to see this blog now complete 11 years.

I’ve said this many times – but I will say it again – this blog is unlike any other blog out there. Most blogs don’t last beyond a few months or years. And even then, the posting on these blogs is sporadic. Maybe a post every few weeks, or even months.

This is mainly because it takes a lot of effort and time to post regular content on a blog. Yes, if it’s earning significant money for the author, or promotes him or her in any way, that might be motivation to keep posting. But otherwise, it loses steam, and ends up neglected.

Here, Atul has ensured that this blog has posts almost every single day since it was started. Sure, there have been the odd days without posts, but these have been very few over this 11-year period. This is truly remarkable – and is a testament to Atul’s dedication and discipline.

We must remember, and stress here, that this blog is a “labour of love” for Atul. Had it been a commercial venture, one can understand so much time and effort spent on it. But for Atul, it has just been his passion and love that has kept the blog going for all this while, with daily updates.

I must add here that, in the last few years, Atul has been helped in this process by the one and only Sudhir ji. Together they form a great team, ensuring the blog is always buzzing.
I can’t thank both of them enough for what they do for the blog.

Then there are the other contributors also who enrich the blog greatly by their contributions. Arunji is the first name that comes to mind, but there is a whole host of others – they know who they are. 🙂 Everyone has contributed in his, or her, own way to the blog.

All in all, it has been a wonderful 11-year journey. I am very glad to have been part of it, to have learnt so many songs I’d never heard before, and to have met so many wonderful people, thanks solely to this blog.

So a big thank you to Atul for this.

Even as I type this, it has just struck me that the IPL also started in 2008. The final was played on 1st June 2008 – and this blog started on 19th July 2008. I wonder whether there is a connection. Did the IPL inspire Atul to start this blog? 🙂

Now, quickly avoiding the brickbats coming my way for posing that last question, am moving on to the song for today.

I wanted a fun, lively, song because it is a happy occasion.

And, as usual, I went looking for a song from the era I am most comfortable with, while hunting for songs. That is, the 1970s. Often I come across a song that might not have been all that famous, but is special to me because I remember it from that time, and it brings back memories.

Today’s song is one such. It is from the film Dharkan (1972).

Now this film is one I distinctly remember seeing in my childhood. I remember liking it a lot too at that time. It had a different type of storyline.

From what I remember, the story was about a man travelling with his friend by train, to meet another long-lost friend (who happens to be very rich). This friend in the train gets greedy and kills this man. He then poses as him, and meets the long-lost friend, hoping to swindle him of his wealth. Of course, he needs to be careful not to get exposed.

I don’t remember the details now, but after some initial success, he begins to arouse suspicions about his identity.

The picturisation of this song reflects one such situation. As we can see, Helen and Sanjay Khan are taunting Roopesh Kumar, hinting to him that they know what he has done.

I need to see this film again – though it’s quite possible I might not like it now. 🙂 It happens sometimes that you see a film that you’d last seen decades ago – and it doesn’t have the same appeal anymore.

The moment I heard this song though, I immediately remembered the movie. It is classic Asha Bhosle, though the composer is not RD Burman, but Ravi. I remember this song very well from that time, though I’m not sure if it was popular then. The most popular song of this film was “main to chala, jidhar chale rasta” (which has already been posted here). This is the second song of the film to be posted here.

The video ends a bit abruptly, so the audio is included.

I hope you enjoy this song.

Here’s wishing the blog a very happy birthday – and many more to come.

Video

Audio

Song-Jab toone kuchh na kiya (Dhadkan)(1972) Singers-Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Ravi
Both
Chorus

Lyrics

Paisa
Pa pa pa paisa
Daulat
Sa sa sa daulat
Haasil karne ke liye
Paap
Hahaha
Dhokha
Hohoho
Chhal
Ha
Fareb
Ha
Khoon
Lekin…
Jab toone kuchh na kiya
Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Jab toone kuchh na kiya
Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Waise to
Sab kuchh
Dekha hai
Duniya ki mehfil mein

Lekin
Aha
Koi bhi
Oho
Jaane na
Aha
Kiske kya hai dil mein
Ho
Kaun bhala yahaan kaun buraa hai

O ho ho
Kaatil hai kaun yahaan kisko pataa hai
O ho ho
Kaun bhala yahaan kaun buraa hai
Kaatil hai kaun yahaan kisko pataa hai

O ho
Chehre ka tere kyun rang udaa hai
Hahahahahahahaha
Jab toone ae ae ae
kuchh na kiya aa
Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Hai jhootha to
Arrey jhootha hai
Kab tak
asli roop chhupaayega

khooni to
aha
khooni hai
oho
ek din
aha
pakda hi jaayega
O o
phool jo todaa toone phir wo khila hai

ohoho
Diya bujhaaya tha jo phir wo jalaa hai
Phool jo todaa toone phir wo khila hai
Diya bujhaaya tha jo phir se jalaa hai

Tera hi kaal tere saamne khadaa hai

Jab toone kuchh na kiya
haa
Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyon daraa daraa sa hai ae

Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyon daraa daraa sa hai

Paisa
Pa pa pa paisa
Daulat
Sa sa sa daulat
Haasil karne ke liye
Paap
Hahaha
Dhoka
Hohoho
Chhal
Ha
Fareb
Ha
Khoon


This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

Blog Day : 4017 Post No. : 15124

The years roll by – time stops for no one.

And, just like that, it is now 7 years since that day in 2012.

I still remember that day very well – I first got the news on Facebook.

One of my friends had posted “vaada tera vaada”, saying “RIP Rajesh Khanna”.

It shook me – I immediately checked Twitter for validation. (Now Twitter is known to post fake death news from time to time. Not so long ago, they had posted news of Mumtaz’s death – thankfully, fake.) But I wanted a second source.

Sadly, and I realized this very soon with a sinking feeling, the news on 18th July 2012 was not fake. Rajesh Khanna (or Kaka, as he was more affectionately known) HAD passed away. For the past year, he had been suffering from cancer – and the cancer had finally won.

I felt miserable that day. Not that I didn’t know he was suffering from cancer, but I never expected him to go when he did.

That day my Facebook status was
Kya samjhega ye aalam koi
Badaa bhaari hai dil ye mera
Ki le gaye ho saath safar pe tumhaare
Tukda jo kabhi tha dil ye mera

Rubbish poetry, I know – but hey, it did reflect my mood.

Those were the times when I’d seek refuge in my blog. I’d just dump my thoughts onto my blog, for my own sake. It was my way of releasing my feelings, not suppressing them within.

That day too I went to my blog, and wrote a piece for Rajesh Khanna. A personal piece – well, about as personal a piece that one can write about someone he has never met, someone whose many character flaws one acknowledges, and yet someone who was a big part of one’s childhood.

I’ve written about Kaka several times here, and I don’t want to bore readers by repeating stuff.

I’ll just say a few things, and then move on to the song.

Firstly, most times when I discuss Kaka with others (I don’t do much of this anymore), I get the following reactions.
Firstly, a criticism of his acting – mostly his set mannerisms, and his hamming.
Secondly, criticism about him as a person.

I’ve noticed that people who dislike Kaka, tend to dislike him rather intensely. 🙂 On one, or both, of the above counts.

And, I must admit, they would not be wrong.

The first point first.

Without doubt, Kaka’s acting lost its freshness after a few years – and was a big reason for his decline. His superstar success lasted only a few years. During this period, he acted in a whole lot of films. Both he, and his producers, wanted to cash in on his name. Just his name used to be enough to sell a film. Sure, the films were all successful – Kaka holds the record for maximum number of consecutive hits.

But over-exposure comes with its risks. Especially when you’re boxed into a method of acting, expected to conform to set mannerisms, and a set dialogue delivery style. Yes, they made you successful, but style wears out after a while. Kaka’s mannerisms did become an issue. That the storylines also were beginning to get thin, did not help.

Much later in his career, we got to see a different Rajesh Khanna. Not THE superstar anymore, he could afford to act differently, in different roles. Let’s not forget he got his break in films by winning an acting contest, so he couldn’t have been that bad an actor. 🙂

Now, to the second point.

Again, I have to agree. It’s no secret that Kaka allowed success to get to his head. His unprofessional, and possibly even mean, behaviour with colleagues and others, left a lot of people bitter. No doubt many would have been happy to see him go down. A point made even more stark when compared with the upcoming star, Amitabh Bachchan, who was the model professional actor, punctual and polite.

I will not defend Kaka on this front at all. Much later in life, he did realize this himself.

All I will say is, every one of us has failings. Maybe if Kaka’s success had been more gradual, he’d have been a different person. Failure teaches us much more than success – Amitabh had a string of failures before becoming a superstar.

One person’s life is often a lesson for another. Just as people can tell aspiring youngsters “Look at Amitabh – how he struggled early in his career, but his perseverance and professionalism made him a superstar”, they can also say “Look at Rajesh Khanna – how he let success get to his head at a young age, and destroyed his career and relationships”.

One can learn from both.

To me, while I accept these criticisms, I will always remember, and thank, Rajesh Khanna for giving me many wonderful memories in my childhood.

That tilt of the head, that smile, that kurta, that dialogue delivery – today people might mock all of this, but in those days, these are what millions swooned over. That “Pushpa, I hate tears” line is still one of the best-known lines in Hindi cinema.

His films of that era made me feel good when I saw them in the early 70s. Later, when I saw them again, I’d still smile at “rona kabhi nahin rona”, “yahaan wahaan saare”, “nainon mein nindiya hai”, “ye shaam mastaani” and a whole lot of other songs. They’d bring back memories of my childhood.

Like one of my best friends (in class I) would always sing “pyaar deewana hota hai” from Kati Patang. It was his favourite song. I liked it a lot too, but I’d counter him with “ye shaam mastaani”. I know it sounds silly, but these are not just songs for me – they have memories attached to them. Like the incident attached to “o mere dil ke chain” – I’ve discussed the incident here earlier.

And that’s the thing. Each person’s memories are different, and therefore connect with someone is different. And while I acknowledge all Kaka’s failings, I also want to give him back a little bit of that love that I got from watching his films during my childhood.

That’s also the reason for this post. I haven’t written for a while now, but Avinashji requested me to write a post for this occasion. I was hesitant, since I sincerely believe I’ve lost my writing ability. I even told Avinashji “I can’t write anything longer than a tweet now” :-). But he was kind enough to share with me a whole lot of Kaka songs not posted yet, so I could easily pick one.

Now to the song.

Initially I thought of posting a sad song, considering it is on Kaka’s death anniversary. But then I thought again.

What I’d like to remember most of Kaka is the joy I got from watching his films, from before his decline. I think, from up there, he’d also probably like most people to remember him for those films.

So today’s song is from one of his early films – Bandhan (1969). I remember seeing this film long ago, though I don’t remember the story now.

By the way, it is exactly 50 years since this film was released. 1969 was a milestone year for Kaka – this was the year he became a superstar with Aradhana. And Do Raaste was a huge hit too.

The song “jaana hai to jao” shows early glimpses of the superstar-to-be. One can see some of those mannerisms that would become his hallmark in the coming years. And it is always fun to see Kaka and Mumtaz together, even if this was a less-known film than their more famous films to come.

The song is in the voices of Mahendra Kapoor and Asha Bhosle. Not surprising that Mahendra Kapoor was used, considering music is by Kalyanji-Anandji. The MK-KA combo had a huge hit with Upkar (1967), so KA were happy to use MK again. And at that time, Rajesh Khanna was “just another hero”. Kishore Kumar had not yet become his voice. In fact, in this film, even Mukesh sings a happy song for Rajesh Khanna. 🙂

I hope you like the song.

Thanks for the memories, Kaka.

Whatever the world might say about you, remember, when it comes to romance in film,

“tere hi to sar pe mohabbat ka taaj hai”.


Song-Arrey jaana hai to jaao manaayenge nahin (Bandhan)(1969) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Arrey jaana hai to jaao
arrey jaana hai to jaao manaayenge nahin
jaana hai to jaao
manaayenge nahin
nakhre kisi ke uthhaayenge nahin
nakhre kisi ke uthhaayenge nahin

eh
aana hai to aao
bulaayenge nahin
aana hai to aao
bulaayenge nahin
kadmon pe sar ko jhhukaayenge nahin
kadmon pe sar ko jhhukaayenge nahin
hmph
aana hai to aao

dekhi hai dekhi hai dekhi
arrey dekhi hai dekhi hai
tere jaisi kitni chhoriyaan
marti hain marti hain mujhper
saare gaaon ki goriyaan

arrey budhhu hai budhhu hai bilkul
tu kya dulhan laayega
Lagta hai tu kunwaara mar jaayega
Lagta hai tu kunwaara mar jaayega
hum kahen aur kya
tera bhaiyya khada
tujhe
nazron mein uski giraayenge nahin
ha ha ha
nazron me uski giraayenge nahin

arre samjhe
jaana hai to jaao manaayenge nahin
jaana hai to jaao manaayenge nahin
nakhre kisi ke uthhaayenge nahin
nakhre kisi ke uthhaayenge nahin
jaana hai to jaao

jab raaja mahaaraaja
koi mujhe byaahne aayega
jab raaja mahaaraaja
koi mujhe byaahne aayega
seene pe seene pe tere
saanp sa lahra jaayega

arrey tu hai bandariya
hmphh
chal chal
arrey tu hai bandariya
koi madaari hi tujhko le jaayega
kas ke maarega dande
nachaayega
kas ke maarega dande
nachaayega
haa haa
akl moti teri
O naak chhoti teri
mendhki ko to munh hum lagaayenge nahin
chhi chhi
mendhki ko munh hum lagaayenge nahin
eh
jaana hai to jaao
jaana hai to jaao bulaayenge nahin
jaana hai to jaao bulaayenge nahin
kadmon pe sar ko jhhukaayenge nahin
jaa
jaana hai to jaao

———————————————
Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
———————————————
अरे जाना है तो जाओ
अरे जाना है तो जाओ
मनाएंगे नहीं
जाना है तो जाओ
मनाएंगे नहीं
नखरे किसी के उठायेंगे नहीं
नखरे किसी के उठायेंगे नहीं
ये
आना है तो आओ
बुलायेंगे नहीं
आना है तो आओ
बुलायेंगे नहीं
क़दमों पे सर को झुकायेंगे नहीं
क़दमों पे सर को झुकायेंगे नहीं
हं
आना है तो आओ

देखी है देखी है देखी
अरे
देखी है देखी है
तेरे जैसी कितनी छोरियां
मरती है मरती है मुझपे
सारे गाँव की गोरियाँ
अरे बुद्धू है बुद्धू है बिलकुल
तू क्या दुल्हन लाएगा
लगता है तू कुंवारा मर जाएगा
लगता है तू कुंवारा मर जाएगा
हम कहे और क्या
तेरा भैय्या खडा
तुझे
नज़रों में उसकी गिराएंगे नहीं
हं हं हं
नज़रों में उसकी गिराएंगे नहीं

अरे समझे
जाना है तो जाओ मनाएंगे नहीं
जाना है तो जाओ
मनाएंगे नहीं
नखरे किसी के उठायेंगे नहीं
नखरे किसी के उठायेंगे नहीं
जाना है तो जाओ

जब राजा महाराजा कोई
मुझे ब्याहने आएगा
जब राजा महाराजा कोई
मुझे ब्याहने आएगा
सीने पे सीने पे तेरे
सांप सा लहरा जाएगा

अरे तू है बंदरिया
चल चल
अरे तू है बंदरिया
कोई मदारी ही तुझको ले जाएगा
कसके मारेगा डंडे
नचाएगा
कसके मारेगा डंडे
नचाएगा
हां हां
अक्ल मोटी तेरी
ओ नाक छोटी तेरी
मेढकी को तो मुंह हम लगायेंगे नहीं
छी छी
मेढकी को मुंह हम लगायेंगे नहीं
ये
जाना है तो आओ
जाना है तो आओ
बुलायेंगे नहीं
जाना है तो आओ
बुलायेंगे नहीं
क़दमों पे सर को झुकायेंगे नहीं
जा
जाना है तो जाओ


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Blog Day : 4012 Post No. : 15119

“Baabul Ki Galiyaan”(1972) was directed by Satya Dev Narang for Narang Films Combines, Bombay. This “social” movie had Hema Malini, Sanjay Khan, Sonia Sahni, Jagdeep, Shatrughan Sinha, David, Asit Sen, Manmohan Krishna, Bipin Gupta, Jayshree T, Savita, Brahmchaari, Kuljeet, Chandrima Bhaduri, Satyen Kappu, Tuntun, Hiralal, S N Bannerji, Bharm Bhardwaj, C S Dubey, Johny Whisky, Dilip Dutt, Birbal, Majnu, Abhimanyu Sharma, Pal Sharma, Tiwari, Ramesh Kumar etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. One song (the most popular song from the movie) has already been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song appears 3904 days after the first song appeared in the blog on 3 november 2008.

The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised as a nagin dance song on Hema Malini. So Mushfiqur Rahim, the Bangladeshi wicketkeeper batsman has another Naagin dance song for his reference and necessary action. 🙂

The picturisation shows a snake charmer playing been and making a snake to sway (what people mistakenly believe to be snake dance), with Sanjay Khan looking on. I thought that the sapera is Bhagwan, but the star cast does not mention his name. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify him.


Song-Bairi chhod de mera raasta (Baabul Ki Galiyaan)(1972) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

bairi chhod de mera raasta
tujhe baali umar ka vaasta
ab jaane de
ab jaane de
bairi chhod de mera raasta
tujhe baali umar ka vaasta
ab jaane de
ab jaane de

thhar thhar kaanpe naazuk tan mora
it ut doley bebas mann mora
thhar thhar kaape naazuk tan mora
it ut doley bebas mann mora
main to chali thhi pi ki nagariya
rok li toone kaahe dagariya
jaane de
ab jaane de
bairi chhod de mera raasta
tujhe baali umar ka vaasta
ab jaane de
ab jaane de

bedardi kyun peechhe pada hai mere
laaj ke maare painyaan padoon main tere
bedardi kyun peechhe pada hai mere
laaj ke maare painyaan padoon main tere
der bhayi to sang saheli
daal na den koi jhhoothi paheli
ab jaane de
ab jaane de
bairi chhod de mera raasta
tujhe baali umar ka vaasta
ab jaane de
ab jaane de


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Blog Day : 4011 Post No. : 15118

“Ummeed”(1971), though described as a 1971 release in HFGK, appears to be a movie of early 1960s, which for some reasons was released late. This movie was directed by Nitin Bose for Rajan Films, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Nanda, Joy Mukherji, Leela Naidu, Tarun Bose, Leela Mishra, Chandrima Bhaduri, Hazara Singh, Parashram, Husaain, Ravikant, Nazeer Kashmiri, Ramesh, Laxmi Chhaya, Jeewankala, Madhumati, Jankidas, Sabita Chatterji, Tunyun, Agha etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Five songs have already been covered.

Today is the birth anniversary of Bimal Roy (12 july 1909- 8 january 1966). Bimal Roy directed some memorable movies like such as Do Bigha Zamin, Parineeta, Biraj Bahu, Madhumati, Sujata, Parakh, Bandini etc. All these movies are already YIPPEED in the blog.

Bimal Roy was also associated with some other movies in different capacities. For instance, he had edited “Ummeed”.

As a tribute to the famous Bimal Roy, here is a song from “Ummeed”(1971). The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised as a seduction song on Madhumati, with Tarun Bose playing the seductee.


Song-Thhodi si aur pee le (Ummeed)(1971) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

thhodi si aur pee le
o rangeele
phir allah hi allah
phir allah hi allah
allah hi allah khair wallah
haaye
thhodi si or pee le
o rangeele
phir allah hi allah
phir allah hi allah
allah hi allah
khair sallah haaye
thodi si aur pee le

kismat ne aaj teri mehfil sajaai hai
fasle bahar tere kadmon mein aayi hai
kismat ne aaj teri mehfil sajaai hai
fasle bahaar tere kadmom mein aayi hai
milti hai kisko aisi rang rangeeli raat wallah
thhodi si aur pee le
o rangeele
phir allah hi allah
phir allah hi allah
allah hi allah khair sallah haay haay
thhodi si aur pee le

shola hai tere aage
shabnam ko bhool ja
aaj apne hosh kho de
har gham ko bhool ja
saaqi se le le tu ik jaam badhaa ke haath wallaah
thhodi si aur pee le
o rangeele
phir allah hi allah
phir allah hi allah
allah hi allah khair sallah
thhodi si aur pee le

har shai pe aaj teri daulat ka raaz ho
kal kya ho kaun jaane
jo kuchh ho aaj ho
har shai pe aaj teri daulat ka raaz ho
kal kya ho kaun jaane
jo kuchh ho aaj ho
jeene ka maja lele maan le meri baat tu wallah
haay
thhodi si or pee le o rangeele
phir allah hi allah
phir allah hi allah
allah hi allah khair sallah
haay
thodi si aur pee le


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Blog Day : 4010 Post No. : 15116

“Tipu Sultan”(1959) was produced by Bakshi Jang Bahadur and directed by Jagdeesh Gautam for Global Film Bureau, Bombay. This “historical” movie had Jairaj, Anita Guha, Suresh, Rammohan, Krishnakumari, Jagdeesh kamal, Roopmala, Uma Dutt, A Kabuli, Fazal, Bishan Khanna, Kumari, Nazar, Shamlal,Nazeer Kashmiri, Kumari Neena, Maqbool, Dhanna, Sood, Anwaribai, Jeetbala etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Tipu Sultan”(1959) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Rahil Gorakhpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Batish.

The song is picturised as a Raj darbaar dance song of sorts, but from the “modern era” as we find some Englishmen among the audience of the dance performance.

I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the dancer who lip syncs this song.

It was on this day 11 years ago that I had opened my blogging account with wordpress in order to blog. So my association with wordpress completes 11 years today (11 july 2019). In other words, I had signed up with wordpress on 11 july 2008. I then mustered up the courage to post my first post eight days later on 19 july 2008. In other words, the 11th birthday of the blog is approaching eight days from now.

Here is this dance song to mark the occasion.


Song-Naache umang jhoome tarang…mehfil rangeen hai (Tipu Sultan)(1959) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rahil Gorakhpuri, MD-S D Batish

Lyrics

naache umang jhoome tarang
aankhon mein rang chhalke
chhedde bahaar dil ka sitaar
rag rag se pyaar chhalke
mehfil rangeen hai haan
duniya haseen hai ho
waade kar lo muhhabat ke
pal bhar mein yahaan badla ho sama ho
kaun kahaan jaane
mehfil rangeen hai haan
mehfil rangeen hai
duniya haseen hai

zulfon ke chhaaon mein ulfat ke gaaon mein
zulfon ke chhaaon mein ulfat ke gaaon mein
dam le lo ae dil waalon
dam le lo ae dil waalon
mauka ye haseen hai ae
mehfil rangeen hai haan
mehfil rangeen hai
duniya haseen hai

saanson ka kaarvaan
thahre jaane kahaan
saanson ka kaarvaan
thahre jaane kahaan
aaj tu hans le raahi
aaj tu hans le raahi
kal ka kya yakeen hai ae
mehfil rangeen hai haan
mehfil rangeen hai
duniya haseen hai

duniya ke gham mita
chaahat ka le maza
duniya ke gham mita
chaahat ka le maza
dard bhi meethha meethha
dard bhi meethha meethha
aansoo bhi namkeen hai ae
mehfil rangeen hai haan
duniya haseen hai ho
waade kar lo mohhabat ke
pal bhar mein yahaan badla ho sama ho
kaun kahaan jaane
mehfil rangeen hai haan
mehfil rangeen hai
duniya haseen hai


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Blog Day : 4006 Post No. : 15110

“Labelaa”(1966) was directed by Bhagwan for Young India Entertainers, Bombay. The movie had Sujit Kumar and Kum Kum in lead roles. Others in the movie were Bhagwan, Om Prakash, Helen, Bela Bose, Ratanmala, Maruti, Anwar Husain etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

Here is the third song from “Labelaa”(1966) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by C Ramchandra Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

The song is picturised as a dance song on Bhagwan Dada and Bela Bose, with many others also present. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identfy the other actors visible in the picturisation. The video has several cuts so putting together entire lyrics is a tall order and there may be errors in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help correct the lyrics.


Song-Raat din kis tarah ab guzaara karen (Labelaa)(1966) Singers-C Ramchandra, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-C Ramchandra
Both
Chorus

Lyrics

yeah

waah

aah

arre waah
hahahaahaha
hahaha

raat din kis tarah ab guzaara karen
tu hamen ham tujhe na pukaara karen
lalalaaluralu
lalalaaluralu
hahaahauaha
lalaallalularalu

raat din kis tarah ab gujaara karen
tu hamen ham tujhe na pukaara karen

chup rahen
bas nazar se ishaara karen
ae dil mere dil
huaa ru
aa padi hai mushqil
huaa ru
dil ki baat
laahu
kaise kahen
laa hu
kaise kahen
kaise sun rahi hai mahfil
ae dil

har kisi baat ka ek fasaana bana
o deewaani sabhi ko diwaana bana

lalalalluralu
lalalaluraalu
hahahahuahua
lalalaluraaru

har kisi baat ka ek fasaana bana
o deewaani sabhi ko deewaana bana
aaj tu heer ko bhi nishaana bana
ae dil mere dil
huaaru
ha kar yaahu yaahu


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Blog Day : 4001 Post No. : 15102

The movie “Jantar Mantar”(1964) was directed by Radhakant for Omkar enterprises, Bombay. This “kalpnik” movie had Mahipal, Vijaya Chaudhary, Ulhas, Sherri, Jeewankala, Babu Raje, Mridula, Qamar, Ghanshyam, Ajeet Kumar, Dubey, Kesri, Saiyyad, Rajmala, Madhumati etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past. The first song was discussed on 21 march 2009 and the second song on 21 march 2019, exactly ten year later in the “blog ten year challenge” series.

Here is the third song from “Jantar Mantar”(1964) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kamal Barot. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

The song is picturised as a synchronised dance song in a rajdarbaar, which was a standard song and dance situation in B grade Hindi movies of those days, with Kamal Barot being one of the singers. 🙂 My guess is that the two female dancers are Vijaya Chaudhary and Jeewankala. Nevertheless, I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the actors visible in the picturisation of this song.


Song-Ik deewana aayega ik mastaana aayega (Jantar Mantar)(1964) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Kamal Barot, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Sardar Malik
Both

Lyrics

ik deewaana aayega
ik mastaana aayega
ik deewaana aayega
ik mastaana aayega
nain mila ke
muskura ke
door kahin le jaayega aa
ik deewaana

dil hai ghaayal
dard paagal
shokh ada to kehti hai
achcha
dil hai ghaayal
dard paagal
shokh ada to kehti hai
ho o lat ye kaali
hatt
jhoomne waali khoi khoi rehti hai
haay haay
ek sitamgar jaan se pyaara
dil se phir na jaayega aa
ik deewaana aayega
ik mastaana aayega
nain mila ke
muskura ke
door kahin le jaayega aa
ik deewaana

main albeli phool chamali
palkon beech chhupa loongi
sach rey
main albeli phool chamali
palkon beech chhupa loongi
ho o
bin badra ki hoon main bijli
chaand galey se laga loongi

tauba
ek chakora pyaar ka bhanwra
dil se dil takraayega aa
ik deewaana aayega
ik mastaana aayega
nain mila ke
muskura ke
door kahin le jaayega aa
ik deewaana

dil to pyaasa
raat milan ki
aaj khushi ka thhikaana kya
dil to pyaasa
raat milan ki
aaj khushi ka thhikaana kya
ho o
kheench na laaye jo kisi ko
pyaar bhaara wo taraana kya

kya kehne
jalne waala dil jalega
aag mein aag lagaayega aa
ik deewaana aayega
ik mastaana aayega
ik deewaana aayega
ik mastaana aayega
nain mila ke
muskura ke
door kahin le jaayega aa
ik deewaana


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Blog Day :

4000 Post No. : 15100

Today (1 july 2019) happens to be the first day of the month (pehli taareekh). People today arev no longer as happy and bullish about pehli taareekh as they were till a few decades back, nevertheless it remains an important day for people.

This time, it happens to be monday, the first working day as well. 😉 It is as if one is beginning a new month with a clean slate, with the first working day of the week. 🙂 There are people who dread mondays. I am sure regulars of this blog are not among such people. 🙂

This day happens to be quite an important day for the blog as well. Today is the 4000th day for this blog ! 4000 days of continous vibrant existence, with posts almost every day !

Out of 4000 days, there have been 217 dot days (5.4 % days) when no posts were published, otherwise there have been posts everyday on 3783 days (94.6 %) out of these 4000 days !

The peak daily strike rate of this blog was 4.626 posts a day on 1902th day of the blog on 2 october 2013 when 8800th post was posted. Those were the days when covering six songs in a day was considered normal in the blog. The strike rate began to fall from 2015 onwards and today on the 4000th day of the blog we are on 15100 only !

Did I say post number 15100 ? Yes, I did. Today on the 4000th day of the blog, we reach another century post, namely post number 15100 in the blog.

Many of our writeup contents, like our strike rate of posts have dried up as well, nevertheless we still summon enough creative juices for special occasions. Blog century post is one such special occasion.

This writeup is a labour of love (a favourite phrase for this blog) and it covers a topic that I wanted to cover on 5 june 2015, which was world environment day. Though I had considerable data on this topic, I was not able to convert all that data into useful and interesting information in the limited time that I could summon by that date. So I decided that this topic would be covered while discussing post number 15100. I discussed the matter with Sudhir Jee and requested him to find a suitable song. Finally we zeroed in on a song that is quite appropriate and suitable for the occasion as well as the topic being discussed in the song.

The topic of this writeup is environment. This writeup covers a man who has singlehandedly performed a Herculean task ( भगीरथ प्रयास) in the area of environment.

Who is this man and what he has done ?

Jitu Kalita, a Jorhat-based journalist who writes a popular column on nature in Prantik, an Assamese magazine, was stalking vultures when he found himself on the far side of Aruna sapori (sapori is the Assamese word for island), entering a forest, when a visibly perturbed tribal man practically attacked him and chased him off the land.

Later, Jitu Kalita managed to pacify the man and he convinced him that he was a journalist and not a poacher as apprehended by the tribal man. It was then that the tribal man, named Jadav Payeng, gradually opened up to Jitu Kalita and Jitu Kalita had the biggest news scoop of his career.

He is a man called Jadav “Molai” Payeng, a native of Assam. A man in his late 50s, he is an ordinary man who lives in a village near Jorhat (Assam). A tribal man of Mising tribe of Assam, he makes his living by milking his cattles and selling their milk.

When he was young, he lived with his parents and family is an island on River Brahamputra, near a small town called Kokilamukh located on south bank of the river.

In 1965, there was a big flood and that devastated the island (called Kartic sapori or Aruna sapori). Jadav Payeng’s family decided to move to another island to the north, namely Majuli island (which incidentally is the biggest river island in the world).

Before relocating, acute poverty compelled his parents to leave five-year-old Jadav in the care of Anil Borthakur, a court-master at the District Judge Court in Jorhat, who looked after his schooling.

In 1979, after he had appeared for his matriculation examination in a Jorhat School, Jadav Payeng visited his native place during summer season. What he saw there devastated him. He saw hundreds of dead snakes or the dry and hot sands. These snakes, which were washed ashore that island during rainy season, had died in summer because there was no vegetation growing in the sands that could protect and nurture these snakes. Jadav Payeng was heart broken. If snakes could die like this, then in future humans can likewise die if there is no vegetation to protect and nurture them- he thought. And he resolved to do something about that.

He approached forest department (where he had worked as a labourer in their project of afforestation), but they refused to help him and stated that it was not possible to do what he wanted.

Jadav Payeng asked the elders who lived in that area about some suitable vegetations that could be grown there. They advised him to grow world’s tallest grass. Initially confused, he later came to know that they described bamboo as world’s tallest grass. They also provided him some seeds.

Jadav Payeng began to plant seeds regularly from that day in 1979. Initially it was bamboo, and later, when Bamboo trees formed a decent enough self sustaining vegetation, he began to plant other variety of seeds as well.

Jada Payeng kept on and on for more than three decades unsung, unknown, unheralded. He obviously had genuine passion for the task that he could go on and on singlehandedly for this long without any support.

It was only thanks to the chance discovery by nature photographer Jitu Kalita that people came to know about this forest which was grown singlehandedly by one man.

This forest became so large and so thick that wild animals like Elephants (from Dibrugarh), Rhinos (from Kaziranga) and tigers (from Karbi anglong) found their way into his forest.

This jungle was named Mulai kathoni (Mulai jungle) by the local people, where Mulai was his nickname.

Jadav Payeng had built his tribal style home (known as Changghar – house on stilts in the Mising style) in the jungle where he lived with his family (wife and three kids). When the herd of elephants first arrived in the jingle in 2008, they overran his home.

He stood and watched from a distance and realised the magnitude of what he had done. While the others watched on, baffled, he was overcome with joy. And he had every reason to be – he has succeeded in bringing life (that too wildlife) back to the island.

But his celebrations were short-lived. A few days later, angry villagers, having assessed the damage to their crops, blamed Mulai Kathoni for attracting the elephants. One mob manifested their anger by cutting down trees while another set fire to a patch at the far end. He reckons he lost one tenth of the forest in that first wave of mindless violence.

Fortunately, things calmed down since. The forest department too realised that wild elephants had gone to this “new” jungle that they knew nothing about till then. The ex-gratia payment for damaged crops offered by the Forest Department, the media attention and accolades bestowed on Payeng helped in suppressing the rage of the villagers.

What was empty sandbar had transformed into a full fledged jungle spread over 1360 acres (550 hectares). The forest now had around 5000 trees of over 100 different species, all singlehandedly planted by him. The vegetation included shimloo, shishoo, bhelo, gamari, segun, jamun, aam, kathol, shirish, dimolu, kohee, koroi, arjuna, amla, kadam, krishnasure, aizar, two types of neem, bagori etc (all local names). Most he planted himself; others grew from the seeds dispersed by winds, birds and the Brahmaputra. The forest now had fullfledged fauna consisting of Elephants, tigers, rhinos , deers, monkeys, rabbits, vultures and other birds etc !

Central Park in Manhattan in New York, a famous man made jungle is spread over 843 acres (341 hectares). It was created thanks to the efforts of many men and machinery.

If Central Park is larger than countries of Monaco(202 hectares) and Vatican city (44 hectares), then this forest (now called mulai kathonibari or Mulai forest) is larger than Gibralter (area 680 hectares) of Great Britain and comparable to area cocos island of Australia (1373 hectares).

Jadav Payeng’s fame spread slowly. Initially it was confined to local media. From 2012 till 2015, he became known mainly among academic circles and he was honoured by JNU (2012) where he was hailed as Forest Man of India. In 2013, he was honoured by Indian Institute of Forest Management.

Earlier, only people have access to corridors of power used to get government awards. Now a days, public are being encouraged to nominate people for such awards. That is how many unknown and unsung people are being recognised these days. That is how someone recommended his name for Padmshree Award and he received Padmshree Award at the hands of President Pranob Mukherji in 2015.

The Padmshree recognition caught the eyes of media and gave him world wide recognition. Many TV channels of various languages have visited him and have featured him in their TV programs. Even International media have covered him. He began to be called nationwide and even abroad to attend seminars and conferences.

Though a school drop out, he has vast knowledge about nature and he talks like an environmentalists that he actually is. He has knowledge which many theoretical environmentalists may not be aware of. For instance, he knows that Rhinos, Elephants and ungulates prefer to eat three different kinds of grasses. He is not familar with the English or scientific names of these grasses though.

He gets invited all over India and also abroad. wherever he goes, he is on the lookout for seeds of plants, which he keeps in his pocket. He manages to bring all these seeds with him to his native place in Assam and then plants them in the forest.

All this fame and recognition has not changed him. he is the same humble person that he was earlier. He did all this not for awards, but because he strongly believed in the cause. That is how he could go about this tast unrecognised and unsung for three decades.

Though not formally educated, he is an environmentalist at heart. He insists that Environment schience should be made compulsory in primary schools. Every kid, when he starts schooling should be given two saplings. He should be responsible for their care. By the time he leaves school some one decade later, his two plants would be full fledged trees. As for senior people not in school, they should plant one plant and nurture it. That way everyone of us would ensure our continued survival in earth.

“Man is responsible for the well-being of all animals and birds in this world,” Payeng explains. “If man does not take care of all animals, who will?”

Jadav Payeng lived in his hut in his jungle till 2011. Then he moved to “mainland”, namely a village called Eklong Mising Gaon near Kokilamukh in Jorhat in 2011, mainly to take care of the schooling needs of his three children.

He still goes to his jungle regularly from his “mainland” home, which involves walk on foot for a few kilimeters, followed by a treacherous boat ride over a stream of River Brahmputra, then walk of a few kilometeres, then another boat ride in another treacherous stream of river Brahmputra, and finally a trek of several kilometers before he reaches his jungle. Then the same trek back home.

To appreciate the logistics, I have provided the google earth image of his forest. One can also see the vastness of the river. As mentioned above, this small island is larger than some small nations of the world. The jungle grown by Jadav Payeng itself is larger than the smallest nations of the world.

Island in River Brahmpurta with Mulai forest
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Bird’s eye view, with River Brahmputra seen- See how wide is the river. The area to the north of mulai forest is Majuli island.
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It gives me great pleasure to introduce Jadav Payeng, the great self made environmentalist of India. What he singlehandedly achieved despite absolute lack of resources, encouragement and guidance is simply astonishng and out of the world. I am happy that his efforts were finally recognised, even if it took more than three decades.

I hope that we will not just pay lip service to his contributions, but that we will actually try and do out sincere bit for nature and environment.

The song that accompanies this writeup talks about the effects of hot weather as well. So pretty lady- Helen, who else, beseeches her beau to take her to Shimla, seeing how hot it is in the city. Let us grow more threes, so the temperatures in our cities remain under control. Else, even hill cities where people like to go to during summer will become as hot as plain during summer season. We are already witnessing this.

This song is from “Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh” (1962). The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

On the occasion to 15100th song on 4000th day of the blog, I thank one and all for their continued support and well wishes. We have access to much better support from our fellow music lovers, much better support than what Jadav Payeng enjoyed, so I hope that we will be able to keep our musical bandwagon rolling on and on for as many years as possible.


Song-Ye hai june ka maheena aaye bada hi paseena (Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

ye hai june ka maheena
aaye bada re paseena

ho ho ho ho
mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
are le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
are le chal shimle baabu

kaale pad gaye gaal gulaabi
naina pad gaye peele
kaale pad gaye gaal gulaabi
naina pad gaye peele
kabhi na poochha toone re baabu
ho ho ho
kabhi na poochha tooune re baabu
thanda sharbat peele
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu

nainital mein bachpan beeta
srinagar mein jawani
nainital mein bachpan beeta
srinagar mein jawani
toone meri kadar na jaani haaye ae ae re
tune meri kadar na jaani
ja re rajasthani
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu

dekh ke kaale kaale baadal
main to nikli ghar se
dekh ke kaale kaale baadal
main to nikli ghar se
jaane kiski lagi najariya
haaye ae ae re
jane kiski lagi najariya
chale gaye
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu


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