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This article is written by Raja, 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.

Just five days ago, I’d written a post here paying tribute to one of the most loved legends of the Hindi film industry, Mohammad Rafi, on his birth anniversary. Referred to by many (including me) as Rafisaab, he was a giant in his field. Yet  he remained humble to his last day, never letting success get to his head. He treated everyone with great respect and, in turn, earned the respect of everyone he interacted with.

Today we pay tribute to another legend of the industry on his birth anniversary. Also a superstar in his own right, albeit for a relatively short period of time, he was possibly the best antithesis of Rafisaab in terms of letting success get to his head, treating everyone with great respect, and in turn, earning respect of everyone he interacted with. Thus his career, and his life, turned out to be very different from Rafisaab’s. Everyone goes through ups and downs in his career – and both this person and Rafisaab are not exceptions to this phenomenon.

Yet, even in his “downs”, there were those who stood by Rafisaab. The goodwill he had earned earlier stood him in good stead. On the other hand though, this other legendary person was not so lucky. His airs and rather dismissive (to use the most charitable term I can think of) treatment of others during his heyday, came back to haunt him when he was on his way down.  He hadn’t built enough goodwill, his relationships were damaged – this only hastened his downfall. Although he made a somewhat modest recovery later, and even admitted to his earlier mistakes, his image as an arrogant, even mean and vindictive, person stayed till his last day.

This world can be so unforgiving.

By now, I’m sure everyone knows who I am talking about. The one-time superstar of Hindi cinema, the one who at one time could deliver a superhit even if the main character in his film was an elephant, the one whose mere smile and slight shake of the head had audiences in a swoon, the one who set off a rage of buttoned-up silk kurtas as a fashion trend – yes, I am talking about Rajesh Khanna.

He would have been 75 today if he’d been alive. But he didn’t live to even see 70 – he died in 2012, when still just 69. Although he’d been ailing for a while, news of his death still shocked me – I wrote a blogpost on the occasion on my blog, in tribute to him.

See, here’s the thing. I don’t, for one moment, defend Rajesh Khanna for all his wrongdoings, his arrogance, any charges that anyone might level against him. If true, he must rightly be called out for them.  So  if anyone is trying to troll me by pointing out his failings (this happens sometimes) and expecting me to defend Rajesh Khanna, it won’t work – I will probably wholeheartedly agree with them. I am not living in denial about his misdeeds.

Yet, I can also not deny that Rajesh Khanna’s films provided me with a lot of entertainment and fun in my childhood days, of which I still have very fond memories. It just so happened that his superstar days coincided almost exactly with the time that I was watching Hindi films as a young boy. I have a sort of attachment towards him that is hard to explain –  considering everything else. It of course need not have been so. Atul too is of my era – and he has no such attachment.  Fair enough. I happen to have it – and even now, I sometimes watch videos of Rajesh Khanna songs of that 1969-1973 period, and get transported to that period.

I distinctly remember watching him then in songs like “Gussa Itna Haseen Hai  To Pyar Kaisa Hoga” (‘Maryada’), “Yahaan Wahaan Saare Jahaan Mein Tera Raaj Hai” (‘Aan Milo Sajna’), “Ye Jo Mohabbat Hai”, “Ye Shaam Mastaani”, and “Pyaar Deewaana Hota Hai” (all three from ‘Kati Patang’ – one of my favourite films at the time),  “Rona Kabhi Nahin Rona” (‘Apna Desh’), “Vaada Tera Vaada” (‘Dushman’), “O Mere Dil Ke Chain” (‘Mere Jeevan Saathi’)  and many more songs – and enjoying these songs and his mannerisms a lot.

I was very young then – and initially thought he was singing these songs himself. 🙂 When I was told he was only the actor in front of the camera and that someone else (in this case, Kishore Kumar) was the singer, I remember being a bit disappointed. But that did not take away from the enjoyment of the songs, or his mannerisms, or the films. Later on, when his mannerisms became forced and began to jar, the long hair (which was a fashion at the time)  made him look less appealing to me, and the quality of films too began dropping, the charm wore off, not only for India’s masses, but also for me. (After all, I also belonged to those masses).

But for the memories of those few early years, I have always had a soft corner for Rajesh Khanna. That sideways tilt of the head, that dialogue delivery (check out the dialogue just before the song “Daanton Taley Dabaa Kar Honth” from ‘Doli’ – the video is available on YouTube – and you will know what I mean). These are the memories of him I always keep with me. I have not watched many of his later films – maybe because I want to keep his 1969-73 image in my mind and not  a 1985 one. Having said that, I’ve heard that some of his 1980s films are worth a watch – so I think I will give them a try.

So, to summarise, yes, Rajesh Khanna had a lot of faults – more than probably any other actor. But he also had a meteoric rise that no other actor had – and , while he need not have let success get to his head – he was also only human. Sometimes maybe you do need extremes to make a point.

Maybe it is examples like Rafisaab (or probably for a more modern generation, Rahul Dravid) and Rajesh Khanna that can be held up for youngsters. When you achieve success, make sure you don’t lose your head. Make sure you follow the Rafisaab (or Dravid) example, not the Rajesh Khanna one. I don’t think Rajesh Khanna himself would mind this. Much later in life, he did realize his mistakes – and warned other youngsters not to fall prey to their own success. A lesson learnt the hard way.

Coming to the song for today. As always with Rajesh Khanna songs, I prefer to roll back the years and  go back to the Rajesh Khanna of 1969-73. The film si ‘Joru Ka Ghulaam’ (1972) – one of the films I distinctly remember from my childhood days. It is not one of Rajesh’s biggest hits, but I remember quite liking the film when I saw it. One of its songs,  “Nainon Mein, Nindiya Hai”, was very popular in its time. But the other songs were also fairly well-known, as was not uncommon for songs from Rajesh Khanna films at the time.

The song is “Baras Gayi Re Taras Gayi Re”. I had marked this song for a write-up the last time I wrote about Rajesh Khanna, but at the last minute, I decided to go with “O Monalisa” from ‘Dil Daulat Duniya’. I was a bit surprised to find that this song was still available for posting – so here goes.

The lyrics have been provided by Avinashji, who, as everyone knows is a big Rajesh Khanna fan. Even bigger than I am. So when I decided to write this up, he immediately offered to provide the lyrics. I gladly accepted. Thank you, Avinashji.

Hope you enjoy this song. It is written by Anand Bakshi and composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

 


Song – Baras Gayi Re Taras Gayi Re (Joru Ka Ghulam) (1972) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

hmm mm
arey oo oo oo
ho o o o 

baras gayi re taras gayi re

baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya ho
tere daras ko najariya
baras gayi re taras gayi
o uparwaale
sun uparwaale ae
o uparwaale
ham niche waalon ki
kab tu lega
khabariyaa
khabariyaa
baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
haan

hamne bahot ki hai teri sewa..aa
hamne bahot ki hai teri sewa
jaane milega ab kab hamko mewa
aasha niraasha mein tere bhagat ki..ee
aasha niraasha mein tere bhagat ki
beet na jaaye umariyaa
umariyaa
baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariyaa
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
ho

tan bhi hai pyaasa
mann bhi hai bhookhaa
tan bhi hai pyaasa
mann bhi hai bhookhaa
neelkanth ka kanth bhi sookha
barsegaa saawan takraayegi kab 
barsegaa saawan takraayegi kab
parvat se ayike badariyaa
badariyaa
baras gayi re, taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
haan

niche main jaagoon
upar tu soye
niche main jaagoon
upar tu soye
kaise milan tera mera hoye
bairi jagat raste mein padaa hai ae he
bairi jagat raste mein padaa hai
rok ke hamri dagariyaa
dagariyaa
baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
o uparwaale
ham niche waalon ki
kab tu lega
khabariyaa
khabariyaa
baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
haan
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हम्म म्म
अरे ओ  ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ

बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे ए
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया आ
ओ उपरवाले
सुन उपरवाले ए
ओ उपरवाले
हम निचे वालों कि
कब तू लेगा
खबरिया
खबरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हाँ आ

हमने बहोत की है तेरी सेवा आ
हमने बहोत की है तेरी सेवा आ
जाने मिलेगा अब कब हमको मेवा
आशा निराशा में तेरे भगत कि ई
आशा निराशा में तेरे भगत कि
बीत न जाए उमरिया
उमरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो

तन भी है प्यासा
मन भी हैं भूखा
तन भी है प्यासा
मन भी हैं भूखा
नीलकंठ का कंठ भी सूखा
बरसेगा सावन टकराएगी कब अ ह
बरसेगा सावन टकराएगी कब
पर्वत से अईके बदरिया
बदरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हाँ

निचे मैं जागूँ
ऊपर तू सोये ए
निचे मैं जागूँ
ऊपर तू सोये ए
कैसे मिलन तेरा मेरा होए
बैरी जगत रस्ते में पडा है ए हे
बैरी जगत रस्ते में पडा है
रोक के हमरी डगरिया
डगरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
ओ उपरवाले
हम निचे वालों कि
कब तू लेगा
खबरिया
खबरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हाँ

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This article is written by Raja, 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 is a very special day for all HFM lovers. It is the birth anniversary of one of the most beloved of artistes, and one of the greatest and most respected. I am, of course, talking about the one and only Rafi Saab.

Had he been alive today, he would have completed 93 years. But as fate would have it, he left us in 1980 itself, when he was barely 55. One does not have control over these matters – one can only have fond memories of the person concerned, and enjoy the rich legacy that he or she has left behind.

And WHAT A LEGACY Rafisaab has left behind!

There’s not a single day that his songs are not aired on the Indian radio channels. And I am not talking about just the odd song – we are talking about the chance that every programme (not deliberately exclusionary) that has songs up to 1980 having at least one Rafisaab song. He was just so prolific and his songs just so popular.

There’s also not a single day that I do not sing (to myself only, of course 🙂 ) a Rafisaab song. I sing a lot sub-consciously, it is second nature to me (although it might be an irritant to others). And often the song is a Rafi Saab song. It could be a sad song or a happy song, a bhajan or a qawwali, one of his early songs (like “Yahaan Badla Wafaa Ka. . .”) or one of his 1970s songs (like “Main Tere Dar Pe Aaya Hoon”- one of my favourites from his later years).  But whatever it is, a Rafi Saab song always seems to be on my lips.

Just like Rafisaab is always in my heart.

Which is why I am writing this hurried tribute to him on this occasion. It is hurried because I am already late on this and am writing this post on the day, instead of at least a day earlier, allowing Atul or Sudhirji some time to process it. I hope they are still able to post it on Rafi Saab’s anniversary. If not, a day later is ok too.

It is also hurried because I have suddenly a lot of family-related demands on my time. This has been the situation for more than a month now – there has been a wedding in the family, a lot of work to be done for it, a whole lot of visitors/family arriving to attend, some illnesses in the family, Christmas time (always busier than usual because of family visiting anyway), etc. Due to all this, I have been very limited in my social activities of late. I’ve hardly visited the blog (a lot of catching up to do!), hardly been on other social media either. Family has taken precedence over everything else.

In spite of all this, I was hoping to be able to come up with a Rafi Saab post in time. Whether I miss other occasions or not, I almost always try to write a post, however short, on Rafi Saab’s birth and death anniversaries. But even that has not happened. One big reason is that I’m going to bed very early nowadays. I sleep by 10.30 pm or so – earlier I would sleep after midnight! That extra hour or two in the night would be peaceful – it would give me time for social media, writing and catching up on posts. During the daytime, there’s little chance of being able to concentrate on anything, with lots of people around. 🙂

But I digress – this post isn’t about me, it’s about Rafi Saab. So back on topic. (I still haven’t lost the habit of digressing, have I? 🙂 ). So here I am – with this hurried post. It might not be 2000 words long (do I hear a sigh of relief?), but it is a tribute to Rafi Saab straight from the heart.

After all, Rafi Saab’s songs went straight to the heart, didn’t they? He sang every song, sad or happy, with such love and dedication that you could sense he gave it his best. Not all songs were successful commercially (and that’s natural when you’ve sung so many thousands) but you could rarely fault Rafi Saab for this. And his dedication was the same, whether he was singing for a big composer or a small composer. In that respect, Rafi Saab was a true professional, who did full justice to his art. In fact, Rafisaab worshipped it. It was his humility that always made him refer to his divine voice as a gift from above. He used to point upwards whenever someone complimented him on a song.

I’ve written often enough about how I became a Rafi Saab fan in an era when he was considered to be “down and out” – an era when Kishore Kumar reigned. The early 70s. I am a huge fan of Kishore Kumar too – there’s no contradiction here at all. When you truly love music, you just soak in all the great music that is out there, and be thankful for it.  At least I, for one, don’t like to pit one artiste against another. Once I became a Rafi Saab fan, I listened to his songs more intently – and realized how pure his voice is. Truly divine.

The other thing that makes Rafisaab very special for me is the PERSON he was. It is very easy for a person successful in his field to let this success get to his head. There are many examples of this. But to remain level-headed, and not just that, but also to be humble and big-hearted enough to help others to achieve success too, is a rare quality.

Rafi Saab is highly respected, not just in the industry, but by millions outside it, for this quality. Stories abound of how big-hearted he was. Even at the height of his success, he would sing for absolutely new composers – that too for a token amount. There are many such stories about him. His humility, no airs, always there to help anyone in need. He was far more than “just another great artist” in the industry.

How can you then NOT respect such a person, or hold him in special regard? So for me, Rafisaab is a very very very special person. As many say in interviews about him “Rafi Saab Khuda ke bande the”. God does not seem to make them like him anymore.

So, the 24th of December 1924, when he was born will always be a special day for me. And every year, the 24th of December is a date we should all remember and celebrate. Christmas is a day later, but for us HFM lovers, celebrations start a day earlier.

Now onto the song for today.

Despite time constraints, I spent a lot of time looking for a suitable Rafi Saab song last evening. I found a wonderful short and sweet, song which I was all set to post – but then realized it has already been posted. (A song from the film ‘Saaranga’ (1960) – I left a comment on the song on the blog). Anyway, during the search process, I happened to hear this song for the first time yesterday. I quite liked it – it’s a cheerful, positive song, and fit for a celebration.

The song is from the film ‘Wanted’ of 1961. I haven’t seen the film, but since it is directed by NA Ansari, it’s probably a fun film, worth watching. 🙂 . This song is picturised on Vijay Kumar (brother of Johnny Walker) and Saeeda Khan. (I remember Vijay Kumar from ‘Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya’ (1963), opposite Waheeda Rehman, lip-synching to the lovely “Zara Sun Haseena e Naazneen”.) I think I recognize Bela Bose amongst the other dancers. The lyricist-composer duo is Shakeel Badayuni and Ravi. It is a pleasant song that I took an instant liking to. I hope you like it too.


Song – Aayi Zindagi Ki Raat Chhodo Kal Pe Kal Ki Baat (Wanted) (1961) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Shakeel Badayuni, MD – Ravi
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics

aayi zindagi ki raat
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
aayi zindagi ki raat
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
aayi zindagi ki raat
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke

kadam kadam pe shokhiyaan
nazar nazar hijaab hai
nayi nayi umang hai
naya naya shabaab hai
hoo oo oo oo oo
kadam kadam pe shokhiyaan
nazar nazar hijaab hai
nayi nayi umang hai
naya naya shabaab hai
aaj husn ishq ka hai kya haseen saath
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke

aayi zindagi ki raat
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

naacho jhoom jhoom ke
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

aayi zindagi ki raat
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

naacho jhoom jhoom ke
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho

adaa adaa mein mastiyaan
tarang ang ang mein
range hue hain dil sabhi
mohabbaton ke rang mein
aa aa aa aa aa
adaa adaa mein mastiyaan
tarang ang ang mein
range hue hain dil sabhi
mohabbaton ke rang mein
bekhudi ke haath mein hai zindagi ka haath
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke

aayi zindagi ki raat
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
aayi zindagi ki raat
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आई ज़िंदगी की रात
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के
आई ज़िंदगी की रात
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के
आई ज़िंदगी की रात
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के

कदम कदम पे शोखियाँ
नज़र नज़र हिजाब है
नई नई उमंग है
नया नया शबाब है
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
कदम कदम पे शोखियाँ
नज़र नज़र हिजाब है
नई नई उमंग है
नया नया शबाब है
आज हुस्न इश्क़ है क्या हसीन साथ
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के

आई ज़िंदगी की रात
(आ आ आ आ आ)
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
(आ आ आ आ आ)
नाचो झूम झूम के
(आ आ आ आ आ)
हो नाचो झूम झूम के
(आ आ आ आ आ)

आई ज़िंदगी की रात
(आ आ आ आ आ)
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
(आ आ आ आ आ)
नाचो झूम झूम के
(आ आ आ आ आ)
हो नाचो झूम झूम के
(आ आ आ आ आ)

अदा अदा में मस्तियाँ
तरंग अंग अंग में
रंगे हुए हैं दिल सभी
मोहब्बतों के रंग में
आ आ आ आ आ
अदा अदा में मस्तियाँ
तरंग अंग अंग में
रंगे हुए हैं दिल सभी
मोहब्बतों के रंग में
बेखुदी के हाथ में है ज़िंदगी का हाथ
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के

आई ज़िंदगी की रात
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के
आई ज़िंदगी की रात
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के


This article is written by Raja, 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.

The 25th of October is an important date for Hindi film music lovers. In fact, not just for them but for lovers of Urdu poetry too. For it is the anniversary of passing away of one of the industry’s foremost lyricists, Sahir Ludhianvi, who was highly regarded not just for lyrics but also for his poetry. In fact it was his poetry that brought him recognition early on – he just extended it to the film industry.
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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 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(13 october 2017) is the 30th death anniversary of one of the greatest legends of the Hindi film industry, Kishore Kumar. On this day, the 13th of October 1987, he left this earthly world. He was just 58 then.
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Today we pay tribute here on the blog to Mahendra Kapoor, one of the well-known voices of the golden era of Hindi music, on the occasion of his 9th death anniversary. There are many ways to start this tribute but, instead of “getting my eye in”, let me, Sehwag-style, straightaway go for it. By “it”, I mean the elephant in the room.
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After a fairly long break, I’m writing a post for the blog today.

There’s no particular reason for this break – it is just one of those things. I go through these periods of high-frequency posting to nil-posting every now and then.
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Less than a week ago, we were remembering the legend of legends amongst singers of the Hindi film industry, Mohammed Rafi, respectfully referred to by many as Rafisaab.

Today, we remember another legend of legends amongst singers – the one and only Kishore Kumar, fondly referred to by many as Kishoreda.
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Yesterday (31st July 2017) was the birthday of Mumtaz, one of Hindi cinema’s leading heroines in the early 70s.

Yesterday also happened to be the death anniversary of Rafisaab, and our posts were focussed on remembering him. So this post for Mumtaz is being posted a day late. Hopefully, if she is reading this, she won’t mind. 🙂
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It is that time of year.

Another year comes along, another 31st of July comes along – and once again, we remember, and pay tribute, to the one and only Rafisaab on this date.
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Today (23rd July 2017) is the death anniversary of one of the most popular comedian artistes of yesteryear, Mehmood (29 September 1932 – 23 July 2004).  On this occasion I’d like to pay a humble tribute to him.

To call Mehmood just a comedian is not to do him full justice. For, apart from doing very popular comedy roles, he was also a producer and director in his own right. And he also did playback for some songs Not just that, he even wrote for a couple of films  – so, all things considered, he must be considered quite an all rounder. Of course his comedy roles are what made him a big star in the industry and these are what he is best known for.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

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