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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


This article is written by Nahm, 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 :

4209 Post No. : 15405

 

Preamble of the Indian Constitution

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:

JUSTICE, social, economic and political;

LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;

EQUALITY of status and of opportunity;

and to promote among them all FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty sixth day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

 

Components of Preamble
1. It is indicated by the Preamble that the source of authority of the Constitution lies with the people of India.
2. Preamble declares India to be a sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic republic.
3. The objectives stated by the Preamble are to secure justice, liberty, equality to all citizens and promote fraternity to maintain unity and integrity of the nation.
4. The date is mentioned in the preamble when it was adopted i.e. November 26, 1949.

Key Words In The Preamble

1. Sovereign

The term ‘Sovereign’ which is proclaimed by the Preamble means that India has its own independent authority and it is not a dominion of any other external power. In the country, the legislature has the power to make laws which is subjected to certain limitations.

2. Socialist

The term ‘Socialist’ was added in the Preamble by 42nd Amendment, 1976 which means the achievement of socialist ends through democratic means. It is basically a ‘Democratic Socialism’ that holds faith in a mixed economy where both private and public sectors co-exist side by side.

3. Secular

The term ‘Secular’ was incorporated in the Preamble by 42nd Constitutional Amendment, 1976 which means that all the religions in India get equal respect, protection and support from the state.

4. Democratic

The term ‘Democratic’ implies that the Constitution of India has an established form of Constitution which gets its authority from the will of the people expressed in an election.

5. Republic

The term ‘Republic’ indicates that the head of the state is elected by the people directly or indirectly. In India, the President is the head of the state and he is elected indirectly by the people.

BR Ambedkar said about the preamble:-

It was, indeed, a way of life, which recognizes liberty, equality, and fraternity as the principles of life and which cannot be divorced from each other: Liberty cannot be divorced from equality; equality cannot be divorced from liberty. Nor can liberty and equality be divorced from fraternity. Without equality, liberty would produce the supremacy of the few over the many. Equality without liberty would kill individual initiative. Without fraternity, liberty and equality could not become a natural course of things.

As today we all are celebrating the 71 Republic Day , being the day of inception of the constitution of India, I thought that we should start this post with ‘The Preamble to the Constitution’.  The Preamble though is very much part of the constitution itself.

I have the great pleasure of writing the post on this song celebrating the very appropriateness of the justice, liberty, equality and fraternity. This is also the song which brought me to this blog incidentally on 25th of January 2011, and this was my first comment on this blog’s farmaish page.

 

47 | nahm
January 25, 2011 at 1:06 am

I have surfed the net all over for this song/nazm:

khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do,
yehi to hai zindagi ka raasta,
tumhien aman ka shanti ka vasta,

This is not available even on youtube. i am very much surprised did not anticipate this difficulty. This was widely used in school assembly , and i found on some website that today itself that it is sung by the great Mohammed Rafi (also). Frankly i was expecting many versions (by various singers). If u could find and just send the lyrics at least, on urgent basis. i shall be ever grateful.

It was exactly 9 years ago that I stumbled upon this blog and life as I knew it before, changed for me.  In many ways I can define the journey of my life before and after 26th January 2011.

Now about the page “Readers farmaishes” :  I wonder at how beautifully the word “Farmaish” has adapted to its Anglicized plural ‘farmaishes’. Another unique word which require a few sentences to get at the spirit of it, in any other language.  Google’s English is showing the pathetically legal “Petition”, or it is most likely a Victorian equivalent. The concept of ‘farmaishi programme’ is so intrinsically Indian, be it a much indulged child’s or an overindulged housewife’s.  Or it fits us ‘spoilt-for-choices’ lovers of Hindi film music.

So it turns out that all those years ago I was looking for the lyrics of this song and in my search found that it is a Rafi song picturized on Prithvi Raj Kapoor in a classroom singing in front of school children. That time, the archives page of the website of Films Division of India was empty. I was searching the youtube intermittently for this song, in the hope that it will surface somehow.  I tried everything I could for this was a Rafi song and no effort was to be spared.  As luck would have it a few months ago I again searched for it and this time found a FDI film ‘Khud Jiyo Auron Ko Bhi Jeene Do’ in the Films Division archives pages. I requested Sudhir Sir to try and find the song, if it exists.

A few days ago Sudhir Sir had emailed me that the song is located and he had the video of the song, but it was not Rafi Sahab’s song. A decade old search has come to an end. All the info pertaining to it was correct, except for the singing voice. But when I heard the song today, when Sudhir Sir, sent the upload link to me, I am so glad that I persisted in the search, my search and quest is very much justified. Though it is not in Rafi Sahab’s voice, but a wonderfully worthy song written, composed and sung by the multi-talented Prem Dhawan. All the thanks and gratitude we the listeners, the beneficiaries of hard work of Sudhir Sir, can give to him, are just not enough.

The tune, voice, rendition and the lyrics are all soothing to the jaded soul.

 

Song – Khud Jiyo Auron Ko Bhi Jeene Do (NFS) (1971) Singer – Prem Dhawan, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Prem Dhawan
Chorus
Chorus + Prem Dhawan

Lyrics

khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

aa aaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaa

hmm mmmmm
mmmmmmmmm

chaman mein phool khilte bhaant bhaant ke
magar sabhi ka hota ek hi chaman
magar sabhi ka hota ek hi chaman
hon rehnewaale ham kisi bhi praant ke
hai ek apni dharti ek hi watan
hai ek apni dharti ek hi watan
to phir khinche khinche se dil hain kis liye
chalo dilon mein le ke ek hi lagan
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

yahi likhaa hai geeta aur quraan mein
yahi hai baani nanak aur kabir ki
isi liye to gandhi ji ne jaan di
ke jaane ham ye baat us faqeer ki
unhin ki zindagi hai  kisi kaam ki
samajhte hain jo doosron ki peed bhi
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

alag alag hai apni bhaasha to bhi kya
ke dil jo samjhe wo zubaan to ek hai
ke dil jo samjhe wo zubaan to ek hai
punjab ho bangal ho madras ho
hamaara ye hindostan to ek hai
hamaara ye hindostan to ek hai
allah kaho ishwar kaho ke wah guru
jaana jahan hai wo nishaan to ek hai
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

ha aaa aaaa
haa aaaa
haa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa

hai ladna hi to mil ke lado bhook se
jo bhook saare desh ko hai khaa rahi
mitaao zaat paat lado phoot se
wo phoot jo hamaare ghar jalaa rahi
hai khelna hi khoon se to aao phir
tumhe hai seema desh ki bulaa rahi
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

diye diwaali ke jalaao mil ke sab
manaao gale mil se saare eid bhi
manaao gale mil se saare eid bhi
mitaa hai bhagat singh jo apne desh pe
to tipu bhi mitaa hai aur hameed bhi
to tipu bhi mitaa hai aur hameed bhi
hai desh zindaa kyun ke desh sab ka hai
na rehti warna jeene ki ummeed bhi
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

aa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaaaa aaaaa
hmmm mmmmm
mmmmmmm

wo swarg jo rakhaa hai aasmaan pe
usey na kyun zameen pe utaar len
chalo uss apne ujde huey bagh ko
nayi nayi bahaaron se nikhaar len
banaayen taaj jaise aur mahal kayi
ajanta jaise but naye sanwaar len
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

mili hain aise saath apni qismatien
ke jaise saath ganga ke jamnaa bahe
ke jaise saath ganga ke jamnaa bahe
to kyun na tere dil ki baat main kahoon
to kyun na mere dil ka raaz tu kahe
to kyun na mere dil ka raaz tu kahe
samajh len ek doosre ke gham ko ham
to phir jahaan mein koyi gham hi kyun rahe
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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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 (15 august 2014) is our Independence Day. My Greetings to all our readers.

VANDE MATARAM does not need any introduction. Its mere utterance thrills every true Indian. It has earned a special place in every true Indian’s heart.This is not an ordinary poem. It has inspired all the Freedom Fighters over last more than 100 years. Great Revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh welcomed the death by singing Vande Mataram.
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