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5305 Post No. : 17383

Mukesh and his Co-Singers –9
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Let me begin this post with a disclaimer to make it more interesting.

If you are reading this post, it means the editors have gratefully accepted my take on the subject and for the inclusion of this NFS in the above quoted series.

The series Mukesh and his co-singers had begun with Mukesh’s association with Rafi saab. Thereafter, I have covered a total of 4 each male and female co-singers. Amongst male singers apart from Rafi saab, Talat Mehmood, Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey have been covered.
A very important name missing amongst male singers was of course Mahendra Kapoor who not only has some good number of songs with Mukesh, but also had a close and friendly relationship with him. The obvious reason for the delay of this post was the fact that all of the known 12 songs in which they collaborated had already been covered on the blog.

So what do I have in store in this post? Well, when the words “rare” and “Mukesh” appear together anywhere, I take them quite seriously and one of the first thoughts that comes to my mind is if the same has been represented on the blog or if there is any scope for its immediate inclusion.
Thus, a couple of months back, when Zafar bhai of Delhi shared the NFS of the combo from his invaluable collection, I knew I had a chance of making this post.
Before we go into the details as to how this post came about, here is the table of songs with all details and the respective links on the blog. The duo has a dozen songs in which they sang together (triads, quartets and a quintet included) and which are quite familiar and remembered to this day. I shall run through them without much detailing.

S.No Name of the Song Movie (Year of release) Other co-singers if any Music Director Lyricist
1 Kadam kadam se dil de Chaar Dil Chaar Raahen (1959) Manna Dey, Meena Kapoor Anil Biswas Sahir Ludhianvi
2 Hai aag hamaare seene mein Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960) Geeta Dutt, Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar Shankar Jaikishan Shailendra
3 Ik baat kahoon wallaah Shrimaan Satyawad (1960) Suman Kalyanpur Dattaram Gulzar
4 Ham dilli ke daade hain Dilli Ka Dada (1962) N Datta Sahir Ludhianvi
5 Yeh haseen bambai Holiday In Bombay (1963) N Datta Anjaan
6 Har dil jo pyaar karegaa Sangam (1964) Lata Mangeshkar Shankar Jaikishan Shailendra
7 Mera rang de basanti chola Shaheed (1965) Rajendra Mehta Prem Dhawan Prem Dhawan
8 Jo chalaa gayaa usey bhool jaa Saathi (1968) Naushad Majrooh Sultanpuri
9 Zindagi hai kya Satyakaam (1969) Kishore Kumar Laxmikant Pyarelal Kaifi Azmi
10 Dhol bajaa dhol Vishwaas (1969) Usha Timothy, Hemlata Kalyanji Anandji Gulshan Baawra
11 Bheetar-bheetar khaaye chalo Sankalp (1974) Khayyam Kaifi Azmi
12 Kuncham kuncham thodaa thodaa Imaan Dharam (1977) Asha Bhonsle Laxmikant Pyarelal Anand Bakshi
13 Seva Core Ke Jawan NFS (1975) Chorus Khayyam Sahir Ludhianvi

Song No 1 in the table is probably only one of its kind, wherein all 4 singers name starts with the letter “M”.

2 again is a rare song with 5 great singers coming together for a quintet in a classic film.

3 is chirpy and hummable.

4 and 5 are under the composition of N Datta and incidentally both the songs are about our two metro cities.

6 is probably the most known song in the table.

7 is of course a patriotic song sung with much gusto.

8 is a known song, but what most people probably do not know is that the refrain “bhool jaa” is sung by Mahendra Kapoor where as Mukesh sings most of the song.
This was Mukesh’s association with Naushad after nearly two decades. Incidentally, it was my debut post of another series called Mukesh and his composers. That post was sans the table which became a regular feature in my posts later on. I am contemplating writing again on the combo as new information has come to my knowledge.

9 to 12 are quite familiar and readers can easily associate with them just by reading the name of the song.

13 is what this post is all about and so read on.

So, after having come across the posting by Zafar bhai, a quick search on the net and I came across
the following:-
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The relevant text is as follows.
ASC CORPS SONG

In Oct 1975 the Corps song entitled ‘Seva Corps KeJawan’ was composed and recorded on a 45 RPM disc by HMV. The Corps song depicts in simple language the various facets of the Corps. Shri Sahir Ludhianvi composed the song; Shri Khayyam has scored the music and it is sung by late Mukesh, Mahendra Kapoor and others under the able direction of Shri Yash Chopra, the famous director.

From the picture of the disc that he has shared along with the audio, artists involved in the NFS; the singers, lyricist, composer and this case the director Yash Chopra are quite evident.

And now starts the story, which, as I write; am afraid has no definite answers or conclusions.

Even before the two famed voices start singing the NFS, the prelude composition unmistakably takes us back to the radio days program “Jaimala” on Vividh Bharathi. Yes, the popular signature tune of the program. It’s used once before the voices start singing and thrice at the end of the song. So was the signature tune of Jaimala program used from this particular composition of Khayyam saab or someone else had composed the tune earlier and Khayyam saab took the liberty of burrowing it for obvious reasons?

In this quest, apart from our editors, I sought help from our Avinash ji also. A good friend that he is, instead of helping me, he put up a bigger problem and that too with documentary proof. 

Apparently, the book Khayyam The Man – His Music, researched, compiled and edited by Vishwas Nerurkar and Bishwanath Chatterjee has a special mention of this NFS in the footnotes and states that Mukesh is not part of the song.

Well, on listening to the song, it is true that Mukesh’s voice is extremely difficult to identify as Mahendra Kapoor’s strong metallic voice overshadows and looms large in the entire song. However, with due regards to the authors of the book on Khayyam, I have the following to submit.

1. On keener listening at the start of the song, there is indeed a trace of Mukesh’s voice that can be heard separately. It lasts for a very short while though.

2. Again, there seems to be a difference when Mahendra Kapoor is singing in unison with Mukesh and the chorus is rendering its part in the song. I mean, evidently, there is one more voice with Mahendra Kapoor.

3. The official home page of the Indian Army under its section Corps Colour And Song clearly attributes the artists involved in the making of the song and Mukesh is very much mentioned.

4. The gramophone record disk clearly displays Mukesh’s name on it. In fact, Mukesh is printed before Mahendra Kapoor. 🙂

5. A few articles on the net which seem to have copied info from the army website invariably mention Mukesh.

6. There is photograph easily available on the net depicting the two singers. Though there were quite a few private concerts that the two participated, this particular snap because of the attire seems to be very much from the recording of the said NFS. Mukesh also has a book in his left hand and some notes can be seen. I wonder if the same can be deciphered to conclude the matter.

Harish Raghuwanshi’s latest edition of MGK also does not feature this NFS. In my brief interaction with him on email, I was given to understand that he did get this information a few years back but could not lay his hands on the audio. He as such has not ruled out Mukesh’s voice in the song.

So, there are two important aspects to be firmly decided.

1. If Khayyam saab was the original composer of the signature tune used in Jaimala program.
2. The undeniable and irrefutable fact of Mukesh being the co-singer with Mahendra Kapoor in view of the footnote in the book on Khayyam saab.

I leave it to the editors, readers and knowledgeable contributors to throw more light and perceptions on the above two points.

It was important to include a post on Mukesh’s collaboration with Mahendra Kapoor along with the table of songs and I am happy that I got an opportunity to do so with this NFS.

I take this opportunity to thank all the seva core jawans for the invaluable service that they are rendering to our country.

Further, today on 26 January 2023, while we celebrate our 74th Republic Day, let us be thankful and express our sincere gratitude to all the soldiers of our armed forces for the supreme sacrifice they are making in keeping us safe.

Long live our motherland.

Jai Hind.

Youtube Link:

Song-Hum Sewa corps ke jawaan sada chalen seena taan (Patriotic NFS)(1975) Singers-Mukesh, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics

hum
Sewa corps ke jawaan
sada chalen seena taan
hamen rokne na paaye
koi aandhi ya toofaan
sewa corps ke jawaan
sada chalen seena taan
hamen rokne na paaye
koi aandhi ya toofaan
sewa corps ke jawaan
sada chalen seena taan

sarhad sarhad pahunchaayen hum
fauzon ka saamaan
sarhad sarhad pahunchaayen hum
fauzon ka saamaan
apne jaan se pyaari samjhen
har sainik ki jaan
Sewa corps ke jawaan
sada chalen seena taan
hamen rokne na paaye
koi aandhi ya toofaan
Sewa corps ke jawaan
sada chalen seena taan

parwat faanden nadiyaan cheeren
jungle daalen chhaan
parwat faanden nadiyaan cheeren
jungle daalen chhaan
mushqil se mushqil manzil ko
hum samjhen aasaan
Sewa corps ke jawaan
sada chalen seena taan
hamen rokne na paaye
koi aandhi ya toofaan
Sewa corps ke jawaan
sada chalen seena taan

desh ki sewa fauz ki sewa
apna dharm imaan
desh ki sewa fauz ki sewa
apna dharm imaan
apni corps pe maan hai humko
apni corps mahaan
Sewa corps ke jawaan
sada chalen seena taan
hamen rokne na paaye
koi aandhi ya toofaan
Sewa corps ke jawaan
sada chalen seena taan
hamen rokne na paaye
koi aandhi ya toofaan
Sewa corps ke jawaan
sada chalen seena taan

desh ki sewa fauz ki sewa
apna dharm imaan
desh ki sewa fauz ki sewa
apna dharm imaan
apni corps pe maan hai humko
apni corps mahaan
Sewa corps ke jawaan
sada chalen seena taan
hamen rokne na paaye
koi aandhi ya toofaan
Sewa corps ke jawaan
sada chalen seena taan
hamen rokne na paaye
koi aandhi ya toofaan
Sewa corps ke jawaan
sada chalen seena taan


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Blog Day : 3535 Post No. : 14199

“Sankalp”(1974) was directed by Ramesh Sahgal for Twinkle Stars, Bombay. This “social” movie had Farida Jalal, Sukhdev, Bipin Gupta, Anjali Kadam, arjun Bakshi, Mahesh (new discovery), Yunus Parvez, Leela Mishra, Jankidas, Suresh Divekar, Subhash Sethi, Mona, Nikita, Chandu Alahabadi, Master Sheroo, Master Ratan, Satish Chhabra etc in it, with special appearance by Sulakshana Pandit.

The movie had four songs in it. Three songs from the movie have been covered in the past. These three songs were discussed in 2011, 2015 and 2018 , viz at three year intervals. 🙂 Here are the details of these three songs:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Tu hi saagar tu hi kinaaraa 3921 23-May-11
Sab thhaath pada rah jaawega 11307 22-Jul-15
Ghaav dil ke dhuyen se seete hain 14194 22-Mar-18

Here is the fourth and final song from “Sankalp”(1974) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Mukesh and Mahendra Kapoor. Kaifi Azmi is the lyricist. Music is composed on Khayyam.

Only the audio of this song is available. One can guess that the song is a public lament song where people hold politicians responsible for the ills of the nation. Yes, people four decades ago held the same view about politicains that they do now. 🙂

Personally I think that now a days we are much better off vis a vis the situation of 1970s. Those were the days when we had economic policies that relied upon dole contributed by western nations. Things are vastly better today. The economic policies which kept the nation poor and steadily brought it on the verge of bankruptcy have since been abandoned. Politicians continue to be more or less same as before but the country is doing far better. So people listening to this song today will not share the same despondency as this song may have brought about in the past.

With this song, “Sankalp”(1974) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Audio

Video

Song-Bheetar bheetar khaaye chalo (Sankalp)(1974) Singers-Mukesh, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Khayyam
Unknown voice
All

Lyrics

bheetar-bheetar khaaye chalo
baahar shor machaaye chalo
bheetar-bheetar khaaye chalo
baahar shor machaaye chalo
bhed kaun kholegaa
munh se kaun bolegaa

bheetar-bheetar khaaye chalo
baahar shor machaaye chalo

jantaa bholi-bhaali hai
pet bhi jeb bhi khaali hai
naaron se garmaa do lahu
vaadon se bahlaaye chalo
vaadon se bahlaaye chalo
bheetar-bheetar khaaye chalo
baahar shor machaaye chalo

badhti jaaye hai mehngaai
ghat’ti jaaye hai kamaayi
cheezon ke daam badhaaye chalo
insaan ka bhaav giraaye chalo
insaan ka bhaav giraaye chalo

bheetar-bheetar khaye chalo
baahar shor machaye chalo

haathon mein kuchh note lo
haathon mein kuchh note lo
phir chaaho jitne vote lo

khote se khotaa kaam karo
baapu ko neelaam karo
arre
baapu ki tasveer hai ye

tere baap ki kyaa jaagir hai ye
baapu-baapu karte raho

zahar dilon mein bharte raho
basti-basti aag lage
har insaan ek naag lage
praant-praant ko tang kare
bhaasha se bhaasha jang kare
koi yahaan malyaali
koi yahaan bangaali
gujrati hai koi yahaan
punjabi hai koi yahaan
ye hai maratha aur vo tamil
aapas mein yaari hai mushkil
sabko chaahiye apni zameen
hindustaani koi nahin
hindustaani koi nahin
hindustaani koi nahin

desh kahaan ab desh rahaa aa aa
desh kahaan ab desh rahaa
aa aa aa

desh to seemaaon mein bantaa
aur bhi tukde udaaye chalo
kursi apni bachaaye chalo
kursi apni bachaaye chalo
bheetar-bheetar khaaye chalo
baahar shor machaaye chalo


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

Visiting HFGK (Vol-V -1971-1980) that I have, glancing through its pages, and reading and concentrating on few, then searching the songs’ links, noting lyrics, and mailing it to our beloved Atul ji and Sudhir ji is mostly my daily routine whenever I am at my base station (now Nagpur).
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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.

Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan – 4
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         Bombay Gangout – Part 4
         After The Meet.

After the gangout session, as everyone dispersed and proceeded to their respective destinations, Srinivas (SignalTimer) and I headed to the local train station, that is just like across the road from the gangout meeting place.  We took the train going south; we had a visit scheduled, to meet another common friend who is beset with the same passion of the Hindi film music from the Golden Era.  The name is Kushal Gopalka.  Some of the group members in Bombay may be familiar with this name, as he is active in this space, in a very different and interesting manner.
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“Aadmi” (1968) was a S V Films production. It was directed by A Bhim Singh. The movie had Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Manoj Kumar, Pran, Simi Garewal, Sulochana, Ullhas, Mohan Choti, Agha, etc in it.

As many as four songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the fifth song from this movie.
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