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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

This post is the 13600th post, 600th song of Sahir Ludhianvi and 1100th post of Sudhir Jee in the blog.

One more song that I can’t believe has not yet been included in the annals of our blog. Such a melodious, lilting and fast paced lovable song. It used to be aired on the radio quite regularly, and was one of the listening favorites. The vintage is 1964, and so quite well still retained in the memory. As I started to search for a Sahir song for this post today, I was not quite satisfied with some of the ones that showed up as possible candidates. You see, as we progress and post more songs, and the artist counts starts to close in to their total no. of songs, then in all likelihood, the better ones, the favorite ones are mostly accounted for on the blog. So if one is looking for a favorite song as a representative work of an artist, it becomes quite an effort to locate one.

Ah yes, all this is being said because I have been trying to locate a good, attractive favorite song penned by Sahir Sb, for this celebration post today. So yes, this post is celebrating two major milestones. We arrive at the 13,600th station in this musical journey. In the same stroke, we are also celebrating a score of 600 songs posted, that have come from the pen of Sahir Ludhianvi. Congratulations to one and all members of this musical bandwagon, and all readers and friends on this blog. The going has been somewhat slow during the recent few weeks, but we continue to trek along these musical paths. The going is still strong – we still just at 35 to 40% of the known songs, considering the period from 1931 to 1980 (as covered in the first five volumes of the HFGK).

However, the same cannot be said of the artists. As we continue to progress and as we start getting near to the total number of songs of an artist, it then becomes somewhat of an effort, to search out a suitable, likeable song from the remaining lot. I have been working through the lists of remaining songs of Sahir Sb much of the early part of today. I picked out a few candidate songs, from across the years his career spans. With an excellent poet like him, I notice that majority, and I mean majority, of the songs written by him are accounted for. I run through the Geet Kosh, and the film name will tell me, not even try looking into the list, because this film is most certainly already ‘Yippeee’d’. Oh yes, I do pick up some, as I said earlier, but reaching 1964, checking out this film ‘Dooj Ka Chaand’, I was surprised that this film is not yet part of the Yippeee list on the blog. Scanning the list of songs, it is almost goose bumps running down my back, as I see this song listed. Quick check on the blog and I find this song is not yet present on the blog. I have made this faux pas a few times in the past, so I quickly send an email to Atul ji, to get a confirmation. I start to prepare the post in anticipation, as I wait for his response. The confirmation email from him a little while later is quite a relief, as you may understand. 🙂

The story of Sahir is a journey in bittersweet loneliness. His own life, his experiences and his personal emotions are quite reflected in the songs and his poetry. A romantic at heart, he was once expelled from his college (in Lahore) by the principal, who saw him sitting in the college lawns with a lady student. That same college today has an auditorium named after him. A childhood that begins with bitter family experiences – a strict and abusive father, and a mother who left the household on that account. He was close to his mother, who ensured that his education continued, even though she was not part of the family, strictly speaking. His poetry budded and took shape within him, and he published his first collection while still at college. The collection is titled ‘Talkhiyaan’ (तल्खियाँ). Literally, it means ‘bitternesses’. . .

The saga of the mutual love and attraction between Sahir and Amrita Pritam, the famous Punjabi poetess and author, is well known. It is not really clear what kept them apart. Was it that Amrita was already a married woman when they met? Was is familial or community apprehensions? We would not know. Theirs was an association of silence, and that is how it has remained – a mystery in silence. At one place, Amrita has written –

“our meetings and being together, were passages of silence. . . for me, it seemed as if the loneliness and silences of my soul took a human shape and came to sit besides me. . . he would be smoking all the time, and when he left, what remained behind was an ashtray full of half smoked cigarettes. . . I would keep them as treasures, and once in a while, would smoke them. . . holding that cigarette in my hand was like him holding my hand. . .”

There is one reference one finds to this personal affair. It is said that Sahir once said to his mother that the only one that could have been her ’bahu’ was Amrita.

Cigarettes and drink became his life, and he passed away quite early – just 57. Lines from two songs simply sum up his passage from the world of living. One – “Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhaata Chala Gaya”; I refer to the line “Har Fikr Ko Dhuen Mein Udaata Chala Gaya”. And the second – “Mehfil Se Utth Jaane Waalo”; I refer to the line “Mere Saathi. . . Mere Saathi. . . Mere Saathi Khaali Jaam”. A romantic – lived as one, passed away as one.

Today’s song is a wonderful duet between Lata ji and Asha ji. ‘Dooj’ is the second day in the waxing cycle of the moon. It is on this day that the first crescent of the moon really becomes visible. This view of the moon is considered to be the most auspicious. The Muslims celebrate their Id when this crescent moon is sighted. And in scriptures and books of Hinduism, this sighting finds many mentions, as an auspicious occasion. There is couplet (author unknown) which goes like,

avasar kaudi  jo chuke,  bahuri  diye ka  lakh
duij na chanda dekhiye, udai kaha bhari pakh

That a timely helping hand of just one ‘kaudi’ is worth much more than lakhs given when not needed; so is the sighting of the moon on ‘dooj’; seeing it that day is worth seeing it in all its phases for the rest of the fortnight.

The crescent moon and the star – which is an occasional sighting of the moon and the planet Venus in conjunction, has been considered as the most beautiful sights. It is the conjunction of the mind (मन) and beauty – moon represents the मन and the Venus represents beauty. Poets and authors have written that this sight is more beautiful than ‘Chaudhvin Ka Chaand’, which is the full moon.

Enjoy this lovely song. It depicts the age old tradition of unmarried girls praying to and paying their respects to this sighting of the moon, asking for the blessing of a beautiful loving husband. On screen, the song is performed as a group dance. B Saroja Devi is the lead dancer, accompanied by Madhumati and other ladies. They are teasing Saroja Devi to pray to the moon, and she is responding by saying that the one who may love her should come seeking her. And her friends respond by saying that her ‘bindiya’ and her ‘paayal’ are giving a different message. A lovely tete-a-tete.

Music is vintage Roshan, what a lovely and endearing melody this one is.

Song – Sajan Salona Maang Lo Ji Koi  (Dooj Ka Chaand) (1964) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Roshan
Chorus

Lyrics

o ooo oo oo
ooo ooo ooooo
ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo

sajan salona maang lo ji koi
sajan salona maang lo ji koi
nikla hai dooj ka chaand sakhi ri
aaj na kariyo laaj sakhi ri
aaj na kariyo laaj
suno to gori
ui maa
kaahe ki chori
ui maa
sajan salona maang lo ji koi
nikla hai dooj ka chaand sakhi ri
aaj na kariyo laaj sakhi ri
aaj na kariyo laaj

mohe meethi naahi laage aisi baat
sakhi chhedo na
mohe meethi naahi laage aisi baat
sakhi chhedo na
naina chaahe kisi chhaliye ka saath
sakhi chhedo na
aa ha
tu na chaahe kisi mitwa ka saath ri sakhi
ke tori chham chham karti paayal chaahe
koi matwaara rasiya
suno to gori
ui maa
kaahe ki chori
ui maa
sajan salona maang lo ji koi
nikla hai dooj ka chaand sakhi ri
aaj na kariyo laaj sakhi ri
aaj na kariyo laaj

jaa ko bhaaun wo hi maange mera haath
main to maangun na
jaa ko bhaaun wo hi maange mera haath
main to maangun na
badi aai hai ye dooj ki raat
main to maangun na
haaye
tu na maange kachhu aaj ki raat
ri sakhi
ke tori cham cham karti bindiya maange
koi matwaara rasiya
suno to gori
ui maa
kaahe ki chori
ui maa
sajan salona maang lo ji koi
nikla hai dooj ka chaand sakhi ri
aaj na kariyo laaj sakhi ri
aaj na kariyo laaj

la la la la laa
la la la la laa
laaa aaaa la la laa
oo ooo ooo
hmmm hmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmm hmmm
hooo ooo ooo ooo
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ ओss ओs ओs
ओss ओss ओsssss
ओss ओss ओss ओss ओss ओss

सजन सलोना मांग लो जी कोई
सजन सलोना मांग लो जी कोई
निकला है दूज का चाँद सखी री
आज ना करियो लाज सखी री
आज ना करियो लाज
सुनो तो गोरी
ऊई माँ
काहे की चोरी
ऊई माँ
सजन सलोना मांग लो जी कोई
निकला है दूज का चाँद सखी री
आज ना करियो लाज सखी री
आज ना करियो लाज

मोहे मीठी नाही लागे ऐसी बात
सखी छेड़ो ना
मोहे मीठी नाही लागे ऐसी बात
सखी छेड़ो ना
नैना चाहें किसी छलिए का साथ
सखी छेड़ो ना
आ हा
तू ना चाहे किसी मितवा का साथ री सखी
के तोरी छम छम करती पायल चाहे कोई मतवारा रसिया
सुनो तो गोरी
ऊई माँ
काहे की चोरी
ऊई माँ
सजन सलोना मांग लो जी कोई
निकला है दूज का चाँद सखी री
आज ना करियो लाज सखी री
आज ना करियो लाज

जा को भाऊँ वो ही मांगे मेरा हाथ
मैं तो माँगूँ ना
जा को भाऊँ वो ही मांगे मेरा हाथ
मैं तो माँगूँ ना
बड़ी आई है ये दूज की रात
मैं तो माँगूँ ना
हाए
तू ना मांगे कछु आज की रात री सखी
के तोरी चम चम करती बिंदिया मांगे कोई मतवारा रसिया
सुनो तो गोरी
ऊई माँ
काहे की चोरी
ऊई माँ
सजन सलोना मांग लो जी कोई
निकला है दूज का चाँद सखी री
आज ना करियो लाज सखी री
आज ना करियो लाज

ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ला
ला आ ल ल ला
ओ ओ ओ
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हो ओ ओ ओ

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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today (24 july 2017) is the First Monday of the Holy month of Shravan, as observed in the Western, some Eastern and Southern states of India. On this occasion, here is a very melodious Shiv bhajan from the film Shivratri-54. Chitragupta, the King of melody, has composed this bhajan by G.S. Nepali, and is sung sweetly by Asha Bhosle.
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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

This song is the 100th duet of Rafi Sb and Geeta Dutt to be posted here on our blog.

As I was browsing the net earlier in the day, checking for articles and source material on Guru Dutt, I came across this she’er (couplet) which was written by the poet Kaifi Azmi in 1964, on hearing the news of Guru Dutt’s demise.

रहने को सदा दहर में आता नहीं कोई,
तुम जैसे गए ऐसे भी जाता नहीं कोई
माना की उजालों ने तुम्हें दाग़ दिये थे,
बे रात ढले शमा बुझाता नहीं कोई

rehne ko sadaa dehar mein aata nahin koi
tum jaise gaye aise bhi jaata nahin koi
maana ki ujaalon ne tumhen daagh diye the
be-raat dhale shama bujhaata nahin koi

It is true, no one comes in this world
To reside for ever
But the way you departed
No one even leaves that way
Granted that the brightness of flame
May have inflicted painful burns
But still, no one douses the lamp
Before the night comes to an end

Remembering Guru Dutt, the vital genius of Hindi cinema, on his anniversary today (9 july 2017). Had he been alive, he would have been 92 today.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today, July 7, 2017 is the 103rd birth anniversary of Anil Biswas (07/07/1914 – 31/05/2003) who defined the Hindi film music at its incipient stage in Bombay film industry. It is a double celebration for him as the song to be discussed today will be his 300th song on the Blog.
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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

अब क्या मिसाल दूँ में इस प्यारी आवाज़ की
इन्सान बन गई है तरंग वीणा के तार की

वीणा, माँ सरस्वती के हाथ की वीणा – जो सब ज्ञान का स्रोत है, जो समस्त सृष्टि के संगीत का उद्गम स्थान है, जो वाणी और ध्वनि का आरंभ है।

Veena, that is in the hand of Goddess Saraswati; veena, that is the source of all knowledge and all that is music in this creation.

Yes, the voice of Lata ji. A voice that is adorned in many a thousand ways, a voice that lives in the minds and memories through many a thousand songs, in Hindi films, in films of other regions, and songs that don’t belong to films. The legacy is a treasure. Quite so much has been written about this voice, my adding more would simply be repeating what has been said before. And much of that discussion is an overbearing analysis of the phases and careers, that are after all moot points, when arrayed against the qualities of the voice itself. That discussion is like ‘गूंगे की शक्कर’ – the description of the sweetness of sugar as expressed by a person who cannot speak. He would place the sugar on your palm, and tell you silently, to taste it, to eat it. After that tasting, no words are necessary, to discuss what sugar is. 🙂
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“Majboori” (1954) was directed by Ram Daryani for Murli Movietone, Bombay. This forgotten movie had Balraj Sahani, Shyama, Gope, Kumar, Jeevan, Gulab, Pramila etc in it.
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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

जब मैं छोटा बच्चा था, (and my, not just then. . . even now). . .

No, no I am not going to start a description of my ‘शरारती’ pranks and naughtiness. I am going to tell somethings about my favorite actor and songs; that my favorite male performer was Dev Anand. There was a charismatic attraction in his face, his smile with one out of line canine, his mannerism, and his style of dialogue delivery – all put together made for a striking package,  that would steal hearts. I am talking of the time when films like ‘Baazi’ and ‘Jaal’ and ‘Taxi Driver’ continued to be popular in re runs, and continued to be discussed as iconic films. This popular set of films was shown more than once on TV, and it would be a gala Saturday/Sunday when a Dev Anand film was scheduled. Those were days when the weekly film shows were split across the two last days of the week. And needless to say, the break was very irritating. 🙂
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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.
With this post, the blog now carries 700 songs by Laxmikant Pyaarelal.

The story of Laxmikant Pyaarelal reads like a dream rags-to-riches story. But it is also a story of hard work and persistent effort. Laxmikant, the senior partner in the team, was three years elder to Pyaarelal. Interestingly, both were born on 3rd of the month, Laxmikant in November and Pyaarelal in September. Pyaarelal is the son of the renowned musician Ram Prasad Sharma. Although active in the film industry since the latter part of 1930s, Ram Prasad did some films independently from 1947 to 1950. Not adept with commercial acumen, his financial status was poor most of his life. Pyaarelal, his eldest son, had to start working as a musician in recording studios at the age of 12, to support his family. The story of Laxmikant’s childhood is even more depressing. He was raised in the slums of Vile Parle in Bombay. His father passed away when he was just a toddler. A friend of his father supported him and guided him towards learning music. With time, his talent shone through, and he too started working as a musician in the film industry.

Remembering Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar on the 19th anniversary of his passing away today (25th May).
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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today, it is the turn of this 1973 Vinod Khanna starrer – ‘Dhamki’ to join the list of Yippeee films on our blog.
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“Agra Road” (1957) was produced and directed by Ravindra Dave for Nagina Films, Bombay. This crime movie had Shakila, Vijay Anand, Nanda, Bhagwan, Satish Vyas, Amarnath, Krishnkant, Dhumal, Nazi etc in it.
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