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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 is the 13700th post for the blog and 1000th post as a lyricist for Rajinder Krishan

Century posts in this blog are quite frequent. There have been 136 such centuries already as far songs in the blog are concerned. We also have centuries by artists (quite frequent) as well as by contributors (a bit less frequent).

Thousandth post, whether they are for the blog, or the artists or the contributors are quite rare though. There have been only 13 such occasions for the blog. Only five artists and two contributors have completed their set of thousand posts in the blog.

This post today happens to be the 137th century post of songs. It also happens to be the 1000th song of Rajinder Krishan as a lyricist in the blog. He becomes the sixth artist (after Lata, Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Majrooh Sultanpuri), and second lyricist (after Majrooh Sb) to notch up his 1000th song in the blog. Regulars may recall that the previous century milestone had doubled up as the thousandth post for Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Though Rajinder Krishan is somehow not as well known as many other of his contemporary lyricists, his contributions in enriching HFM is top notch, in quality as well as quantity. He was not just a lyricist, but also a screenplay writer and more. He was a complete package and he was a man who was much sought after for his multifarious talents. He was in fact ahead of the times he lived in.

It is customary for us to discuss the biodata of the artist, and recall some of the well known songs of the artist on such occasions. I have decided to do something additional, which may not have been done in depth before, at least online, and that is to discuss the statistics of songs penned b y Rajinder Krishan.

I have compiled a moviewise list of songs that Rajinder Krishan penned during his nearly five decades long career. He career as a lyricist began in 1947 with ‘Janta’ and ‘Zanjeer’ and his last movie as a lyricist was ‘Pati Parmeshwar’ which came in 1989 after his death. I have been able to count 243 movies for which Rajinder Krishan has penned thr lyrics. In total, he has penned just over 1500 songs in these movies. So, after this song under discussion, we will have just over 500 of his songs left to be discussed. In other words, we have already covered 2/3 rd of the songs that Rajinder Krishan has penned in HFM.

When I analysed the list of music directors that Rajinder Krishan had worked with, I found that he has worked with just under 40 music directors. He worked with Madan Mohan in 36 movies where he wrote 280 songs. 25 of these movies are already YIPPEED in the blog. He collaborated eith C Ramchandra in 32 movies and 279 songs. I find that “only” 9 of these movies are YIPPEED in the blog. So lots of C Ramchandra movies where he collaborated with Rajinder Krishan are yet to be YIPPEED in the blog.

One can see that more than one third of Rajinder Krishan songs were with just two music directors. Rajinder Krishan also collaborated in more that 100 songs each with Ravi (135 songs in 20 movies), Kalyanji Anandji (118 songs in 23 movies), Hemant Kumar (111 songs in 13 movies) and Chitragupta (102 songs in 13 movies).

So we see that he has penned two thirds of his output, viz. 1026 songs in 137 movies with just six music directors.

Then there are seven music directors who collaborated with Rajinder Krishan for songs whose number range between 20 to 99. Rajinder Krishan penned 324 songs for these 7 music directors. They were Laxmikant Pyarelal (96 songs in 18 movies), Shankar Jaikishan (62 songs in 16 movies), S D Burman (43 songs in 5 movies), Husnlal Bhagatram (40 songs in 8 movies), R D Burman (32 songs in 5 movies), Shyam Sundar (28 songs in 4 movies) and Roshan (23 songs in 3 movies).

There were eight music directors whose collaboration with Rajinder Krishan yielded between 10 to 20 songs each, and their total adds up to 125 songs from 23 movies. They are Anil Biswas (19 songs from 5 movies), Hansraj Bahl (18 songs from 4 movies), Iqbal Qureshi (18 songs from two movies), Bulo C Rani (17 songs from 3 movies), N Datta (13 songs from 2 movies), Sajjad Hussain (11 songs from two movies) and Usha Khanna (11 songs from 2 movies).

Then there were 15 more music directors whose collaboration with Rajinder Krishan led to less that ten songs each. These songs add up to just over 60 songs. These music directors are Rajesh Roshan, Anand Milind, Krishan Dayal, Dhaniram, Pt Lachchiram, Anu Malik, Sonik Omi, Ghanshyam, K Datta, Jaidev, Gyan Dutt, Pankaj Mullick, Harishchandra Bali, Shiv Hari and S Mohinder.

So overall, Rajinder Krishan penned just over 1500 songs during his career in just under 250 movies. 104 of these movies are already YIPPEED in the blog, so we now only need to look at the remaining 140 odd movies for the remaining 500 odd Rajinder Krishan songs.

Rajinder Krishan was not just a lyricist, though. He was a screenplay writer and story writer as well. Then he was something more that that but Film Industry does have any designation for those activities.

It is like this. South Indian producers made some South Indian movies that were big hits among their target audiences. They planned to enter into the territory of Hindi movie audiences, remaking their hit movies into Hindi. It is obvious that the South Indian movies needed to be modified suitably to cater to the pan Indian tastes of Hindi movie audiences. How to do that ?

They looked for people in Hindi movie industry who would be receptive to their ideas. That is where Rajinder Krishan came in. As someone who was far ahead of the times, Rajinder Krishan was a polyglot and he had taught himself Tamil. So south Indian film makers, especially the makers of AVM found it extremely convenient to deal with him. Rajinder Krishan would watch the Tamil original, make suitable changes in the story line for its Hindi remake, and then write the Hindi screenplay. And then he would write the songs for the Hindi version as well. What more did the South Indian makers need ? They needed disciplined actors and music directors of Hindi movies who could work within tight time frame, unlike what was the norm in Bombay Film Industry. That is how disciplined actors like Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar etc and disciplined music directors like C Ramchandra, Madan Mohan, Chitragupta and Ravi became the favourites of South Indian movie makers making Hindi remakes of their South Indian movies. And all these movies would have lyrics by Rajinder Krishan most of the time.

As mentioned above, bulk of Rajinder Krishan songs have been penned for the above mentioned music directors. So it can be concluded accurately that Rajinder Krishan and these music directors gave a sizeable part of their output in movies that were remakes of South Indian movies. So it can also be concluded that they in general and Rajinder Krishan in particular contributed a lot in making South Indian remakes of Hindi movies acceptable to Hindi movie audience.

The first South Indian Hindi movie that Rajinder Krishan was associated with was AVM’s ‘Bahaar’ (1951). A remake of blockbuster Tamil movie ‘Vazhkai’ (1949), its Hindi remake was overseen by Rajinder Krishan who wrote the screenplay of ‘Bahaar’ (1951) and penned songs that were suitably tailored for Hindi audience. The songs, composed by SD Burman were huge hits as music lovers are already aware.

The other thing that I find impressive about Rajinder Krishan is that he was comfortable and competent penning songs for each and every genre that Hindi movies could come up with. Just think of the genres and the kinds of songs that Rajinder Krishan could come up with:

Genre Song Remarks
Historical genre Mujhse mat pooch tere ishq mein kya rakkha hai (Anarkali)(1953) One out of six great songs penned by Rajinder Krishan in the movie
Western dance song Shola jo bhadke dil mera dhadke (Albela) Perhaps the first Hindi song of this genre
Light hearted comedy song mere piya gaye rangoon (Patanga) One of the first Hinglish song in Hindi movies
Lullaby song Dheere se aa ja re ankhiyan mein (Albela) One out of many great songs of different genre in the movie
Feeling of heart Chale jaana nahin (Badi Bahan) A quintessential timeless “puraani film ka geet”
playful teasing song chup chup khade ho zaroor koi baat hai (Badi Bahan)
Alphabet song Alif zabar aa (Badi Bahan) Shows the mastery of Rajinder Krishan over Urdu alphabet
Romantic cum proposal song (middle class Indian version) Zaroorat hai zaroorat hai zaroorat hai (Manmauji) Versatility unlimited by the singer, lyricist and MD
Romantic song (Royal version) Kitna haseen hai mausam (Aazaad)(1954) C Ramchnadra mimics Talat Mehmood’s voice perfectly in this song
Leaving home for ever Chal udja re panchhi (Bhaabhi) immortal song still used by people as their parting note while leaving home for ever
Teasing/ teased song Shaam dhale khidki tale (Albela)
Historical movie style expression of love Ye zindagi usi ki hai (Anarkali)(1953)
Zindagi song Zindagi pyaar ki do chaar ghadi hoti hai (Anarkali)(1953)
Been songs Man dole mera tan dole It was “Naagin”(1956) that started the trend of Naagin movies and songs in HFM.
Dance song Radha na bole na bole naa bole re (Aazaad)(1954)
Patriotic song Jahaan daal daal par sone ki chidiya karti hai basera (Sikandar e Azam) Must play song during Republic day/ Independence song
Bhajan Mori binti suno bhagwaan
Party song Ae dil mujhe bata de (Bhai Bhai) Immortal party song
Semi classical song Kaun aaya mere man ke dwaare (Dekh Kabeera Roya)(1957)
Ghazal unko ye shiqaayat hai ke (Adaalat), Yoon hasraton ke daag two of many great ghazals penned by Rajinder krishan
Romantic Rang dil ki dhadkan bhi laati to hogi (Patang)
Sentimental song Main apne aap se ghabra gaya hoon (Bindiya)(1960)
Deewaali song Mele hain chiraagon ke (Nazrana)
Zulf song Bikhra ke zulfen chaman mein na jaana (Nazrana)
Sentimental Baazi kisi ne paar ki jeete ya haar li (Nazraana)
Western classical song based song Itna na mujh se tu pyaar badha (Chaayaa)(1961) Puts words into a song whose tune is inspired from Mozart’s symphony number 40
Mulaaqat song aaj ki mulaaqaat bas itni
broken heart song Wo dil kahaan se laaonn teri yaad jo bhula de
Melancholic song Is bhari duniya mein koi bhi hamaara na hua
Chaand song Aaj ki raat naya chaand le ke aayi hai, chanda ki chaandni jaa jaa jaa
Cabaret song Aa jaane jaan cabarat song that too sung by Lata
Silken romance Ye mere andhere ujaale na hote
Aankh song main to tum sang nain milaa ke (Manmauji)
Janmashtmi song Govinda aala re (Bluffmaster) Must play song during Janmashtmi
Falling in love yet again Socha thha pyaar ham na karenge (Bluffmaster) Shammi Kapoor lip syncs four voices in this movie, here it is Mukesh at his inimitable best
Title song Ye raaste hain pyaar ke chalna sambhal sambhal ke (Ye Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke)
Chaayaageet song Ye khaamoshiyaan ye tanhaayiyaan (Ye Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke)
Neend song Meri aankhon se ko neend liye jaata hai (Pooja Ke Phool)
Playful Romantic song Ab do dilon ki mushqil aasaan ho gayi (Pooja Ke Phool), Tum akele to kabhi baag mein jaaya na karo (Aao Pyaar Karen)
Romantic Kabhi na kabhi kahin na kahin (Sharaabi)
Ghazal Phir wohi shaam wohi gham wohi tanhaayi hai (Jahaanara), wo chup rahen to mere dil ke daag jalte rahe (Jahaanara)
Saawan song Saawan ke maheene mein (Sharaabi)
Sentimental Teri aankh ke aansoo pi jaaoon aisi meri taqdeer kahan (Jahaanara)
Betrayed in friendship Ae dost mere maine duniya dekhi hai (Sachchai)
Would be parents song Chaand se hoga wo pyaara (Main Bhi Ladki Hoon)
Bhajan Badi der bhayi nandlala (Khaandaan)(1965)
Mera pati mera devta hai song Tumhi mere mandir tumhi devta ho (Khaandaan)(1965) Filmfare award for best singer, lyricist and MD won by this song !
Romantic comedy O meri maina (Pyaar Kiye Jaa) All songs of the movie were great songs
Comedy song Ek chatur naar (Padosan) Self explanatory- one of the greatest comedy duet song ever
Serious melancholic song Kis tarah jeete hain log (Nai Roshni)
Iconic song among iconic songs Mere saamne waali khidki mein (Padosan) The song that irreversibly changed the old order of HFM
Feelings of heart – Bhartiya naari version Mor bole chakor bole (Gauri)
Introduction song koi pyaaar hamen bhi karta hai…Mohabbat ke khuda (Brahmchaari)
Feeling of love Kabhi kabhi aisa bhi to hota hai (Waaris) One out of several amazing songs in the movie
Joie de vivre Lehra ke aaya hai jhonka bahaar ka (Waaris)
Pyaar ho gaya song pyaar to ek din hona thha (Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati)
Bidaai song Doli chadk ke dulhan sasuraal chali (Doli) Immortal bidaai song
Seeking reassurance from saajan Sajna saath nibhaana (Doli)
Dilfenk hero (Shammi Kapoor style) song Kis kis ko pyaar karoon (Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai)
Philosophical song Sukh ke sab saathi dukh mein na koye (Gopi)
Ghor Kaliyug hai song Ramchandra kah gaye siya se (Gopi)
Aspirations ae meri aankhon ke pehle sapne (Reshma aur Shera)
Joie de vivre Mere dil ne jo maanga mil gaya (Rakhwaala) The song every happy person has to break into
Amitabh Bachchan style dance song Dekha na haaye re (Bombay to Goa) First uncertain steps into dancing by the would be superstar
Rajesh Khanna style dance song Thokar mein hai mere saara zamaana (Shahzaada)
Teasing song Rafta rafta dekho (Kahaani Kismat Ki) Kids of my age then (10-12 years old) loved this song to bits
Timeless feeling of heart song Pal pal dil ke paas (Blackmail) No explanation necessary. Arguably the greatest song of its genre
Dev Anand style introduction song Hamaara naam banarasi baabu (Banarasi Babu)

The above is just a sample of what Rajinder Krishan has penned in HFM. So many genre of songs. So many great songs that are iconic/ evergreen/ memorable. Some of them have even defined/ determined/changed the course of HFM.

Rajinder Krishan did not need too much time to come up with his songs. Many of his songs were written in a matter of minutes. it is something that he shared with C Ramchandra and Madan Mohan, who too couldi come up with their tunes in double quick times. No wonder then that they were able to stick to tight schedules that south Indian film makers often demanded.

After twitter like articles that I normally write these days, people may find this article rather wikipedean in comparison. Let me assure my readers that this article gives far more details about Rajinder Krishan’s songs than what the wikipedia page on Rajinder Krishan provides. 🙂

For the 1000th song of Rajinder Krishan, I have picked a rare gem from a rare movie. No, it is not a movie from 1940s or 1950s. Rather this movie is from 1973, which is a “recent” year by the standards of this blog. I was very much into HFM in 1973 but even I had never heard this song at that time. The movie is called ‘Kunwara Badan’ (1973). I had vaguely heard the title of this movie but that was all.

On checkingup in HFGK, I find that this movie was directed by Vimal Tiwari for Tulsi Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Rakesh Pandey, Madhu Chanda, Suresh Chatwal, Aashoo, Paintal, Helen, Sudhir Desai, Mushtaq Merchant, Surendranath, Aparna Chaudhary, Baby Vinaya, Pushpa Ben, Yagnik, Ambalal Patel, Narsibhai Patel, Devyani Desai, Jagdish Patel Nishaad Pandya, Baby Shahnaz, Sulekha Patel, nalini Pandya, Vandana Mehta, Maya Pandya, Iva Maria etc in it.

In brief, this movie was a low budget movie containing small time actors who were newcomers. With no saleable actors, this movie suffered the usual fate of such movies and it flopped badly. so much so that someone like me never got to hear any songs from this movie till now.

This movie has four songs in it.

Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar. It is picturised as a car song on Rakesh Pandey who is seen driving the car along famous landmarks in DelhiVadodara.

This song is penned by Rajinder Krishan, and this song is fitting 1000th song for him in the blog. The music is composed by someone called Ghanshyam. Little is known about him. He makes his debut in the blog as a music director with this song. And what a smashing debut it is.

If you listens to this song, you will find this song growing up on you. That is what has happened to me now that I have heard this song a few times.

The audio and video versions are three stanzaes each, but the final stanzas differ. So overall this song has four stanzas, but one needs to listen to both versions of the song to get to the fourth stanza.

Like always, I take this opportunity to thank one and all. It is the encouragement and support of all our visitors, well wishers and contributors that we keep coming up with “new” songs daily and we keep reaching newer milestones every now and them.

This is the 13700th song for the blog and 1000th song for Rajinder Krishan. We have many more centuries and more waiting in the wings. So I can assure everyone that our best in this ongoing journey is yet to come.

For now, let us enjoy this forgotten gem from 1970s.

audio

Video

Song-Kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden (Kunwaara Badan)(1973) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ghanshyam

Lyrics

(Based on Audio Version)

kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden
kuchh bisre huye afsaane
aane lage aise yaad
jaise kal ki ho baat
laut aayi hai
phir se wahi bahaar
kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden
kuchh bisre huye afsaane
aane lage aise yaad
jaise kal ki ho baat
laut aayi hai
phir se wahi bahaar

ye raahen
jahaan se main guzra hoon kitni baar
hawaayen fizaayen
ke jin mein basa hai pyaar
jaane pehchaane in raahon ki dhool
dhool aisi dhool jo khilaaye sada phool
kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden
kuchh bisre huye afsaane
aane lage aise yaad
jaise kal ki ho baat
laut aayi hai
phir se wahi bahaar

wo dekho
udhar se chali aa rahi hai ik haseena
hai shokhi kuchh aisi
ki phoolon ko aaya paseena
doobi huyi mastiyon mein morni si chaal
chaal aisi chaal
jo udaati hai gulaal
kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden
kuchh bisre huye afsaane
aane lage aise yaad
jaise kal ki ho baat
laut aayi hai
phir se wahi bahaar
laut aayi hai
phir se wahi bahaar

(Different 2nd Stanza from Video Version)
ye chehre ye aankhen
ye aankhon se jhaankti khushi
nigaahen nigaahon mein dil ki hai baat chhupi chhupi
main jaanta hoon jaanta hoon inki zubaan
ye poochhti hain
chhod ke gaye the kahaan
kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden
kuch bisre huye afsaane
aane lage aise yaad
jaise kal ki ho baat
laut aayi hai phir se wahi bahaar
laut aayi hai phir se wahi bahaar
la la la la
lalla la lallaa la la
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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(ऑडियो संस्करण से)
कुछ भूली हुयी यादें
कुछ बिसरे हुए अफ़साने
आने लगे ऐसे याद
जैसे कल कि हो बात
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार

कुछ भूली हुयी यादें
कुछ बिसरे हुए अफ़साने
आने लगे ऐसे याद
जैसे कल कि हो बात
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार

ये राहें
जहां से मैं गुज़रा हूँ कितनी बार
हवाएं फिजाएं
के जिनमें बसा है प्यार
जाने पहचाने इन राहों कि धूल
धूल ऐसी धूल  जो खिलाये सदा फूल
कुछ भूली हुयी यादें
कुछ बिसरे हुए अफ़साने
आने लगे ऐसे याद
जैसे कल कि हो बात
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार

वो देखो
उधर से चली आ रही है इक हसीना
है शोखी कुछ ऐसी
कि फूलों को आया पसीना
डूबी हुयी मस्तियों में मोरनी सी चाल
चाल ऐसी चाल
जो उड़ाती है गुलाल
कुछ भूली हुयी यादें
कुछ बिसरे हुए अफ़साने
आने लगे ऐसे याद
जैसे कल कि हो बात
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार

(भिन्न दूसरा अंतरा विडियो संस्करण से)
ये चेहरे ये आँखें
ये आँखों से झांकती ख़ुशी
निगाहें
निगाहों में दिल कि है बात छुपी छुपी
मैं जानता हूँ जानता हूँ इनकी ज़ुबां
ये पूछती हैं छोड़ के गए थे कहाँ
कुछ भूली हुयी यादें
कुछ बिसरे हुए अफ़साने
आने लगे ऐसे याद
जैसे कल कि हो बात
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार
ला ला ला ला
लल्ला ला लल्ला ला ला

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There have been lots of articles (in this blog and elsewhere) about the festival of Deepaawali. They mostly deal with the history of the festival, stories associated with it, how it is celebrated etc.

Deepaawali, and for that matter any festival is celebrated best when near and dear ones are present. That was not very difficult to ensure in the distant past when there were joint families and most people of such families stayed at the same place. With time, some family members began to go away for the purpose of employment. A time came when joint families themselves gave way to nuclear families consisting of just one set of parents and their kids.

Even in nuclear families, we have situations when all the members stay away from each other.

Those near and dear ones need to come together to celebrate festivals. If people are located at far off places, then they may not be able to come together for all festivals. But they all try and go back to their native places for the more important festivals.

Deepaawali IS the most important festival in India for majority of people. So almost everyone, who is based away from his/her original places wants to go back home on this occasion.

As a result, the transport sector sees its peak rush on the eve of as well as on the wake of Deepaawali. Travelling on public transport on this occasion is not at all easy. It is a herculean task and is not for the feeble of hearts.

As regulars of this blog know very well, my family is as nuclear as they come and my family members are all located in different states, away from each other by more than 1000 KM each. And that has been the case for the last five years or so.

Seeing that I am unlikely to get much leave, we tend to try and come together at my place on the eve of Deepaawali these days. That means arranging for my wife and daughter’s travel to my place.

My daughter is based in Maharashtra and my wife in MP. The logistics of their travels is arranged by me, of course. 🙂

So, my daughter must travel from Mumbai to Bareilly, whereas my wife must travel from Jabalpur to Bareilly. There is no direct train/ flight to Bareilly from either of these places. No matter how one plans, one needs to change over at one place (either Delhi or Lucknow) and then catch a train to Bareilly.

I arrange for my daughter to travel from Mumbai to Delhi and then she catches a train from Delhi to Bareilly. The most suitable train from Mumbai to Delhi is Rajdhani Express of course, which leaves Mumbai Central in the evening and arrived New Delhi next morning at 8:35.

The real tough job starts at Delhi. The earliest daily trains going towards Bareilly start from Old Delhi, and the earliest daily trains from New Delhi start only in the afternoon.

There is a way around, which I have worked out with experience. Twice a week, there is Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express that leaves at 9:30 AM and passes through Bareilly, reaching there in the afternoon.

So, based on my consultation with my daughter, I got her a ticket on Mumbai Rajdhani on saturday, that arrived New Delhi on sunday morning. One hour later, she would get Dibrugarh Rajdhani on the same station that would take her to Bareilly by 1:15 PM, by lunch time.

That was the plan, of course. But as usual, you rarely get confirmed reservation in any Indian train. I had got these tickets booked in early september itself but even then the status showed waiting list 60 in AC 2 in Mumbai Rajdhani. Even Dibrugarh Rajdhani ticket was waitlisted number 9.

These days, we have apps in mobiles for all purposes. Apps related to train travels are quite useful for those planning to travel by trains. There is one app that gives your current wait listed position, if one feeds the PNR. In addition, it also serves as an online astrologer and it predicts the likelihood of the ticket getting confirmed. 🙂

This app predicted that tickets of Mumbai Rajdhani and Dibrugarh Rajdhani both had about 65 % chances of getting confirmed. I kept checking up the status regularly for six weeks till the D date. While the waiting list figure was coming down for Mumbai Rajdhani, Dibrugarh Rajdhani WL figure would not change.

Just one day before the Mumbai Rajdhani train was to leave, the WL figure for its ticket became 6, with 75 % chances of it getting confirmed. That was too tight, so that meant I needed to adopt another approach.

In railways, there is this concept of Emergency Quota (EQ). All trains have EQ of a few berths at important stations. These berths are alloted to wait listed passengers who apply for them, based on a priority list. Request of people who are higher in the priority list gets preferred over those who are lower in the priority list. Most of these EQ are at originating stations. One needs to send requisition for EQ signed by someone whose signature would carry weight with the person allotting the EQ berths. Mumbai Rajdhani is a western Railway train so EQ for this train is allotted by a commercial department officer of Western Railway. I am a Railway officer so I needed to find some Railway officer at Western Railway HQ I was acquainted with who would be kind enough to send EQ requisition on my behalf. Fortunately I knew one such person in Western Railway HQ. So I sent him an SMS with the relevant details and he sent me the acknowledgement that he would send the requisition.

For trains on saturday and sunday, one must send the requisitions on friday itself. So I had sent my request for Mumbai Rajdhani on friday itself.

For trains originating at Delhi area, EQ are allotted by Rail Bhawan. So one needs to get such EQ application signed by someone in Rail Bhawan. So, I got one EQ requisition sent to Rail Bhawan as well on friday itself.

On saturday, the train was at 5 PM from Mumbai Central. Repeated checking up at the app was not making any difference at the WL figure of 6. Then at 1:30 PM, I found that my daughter had got a berth on this train through EQ. An upper berth, but a confirmed berth nevertheless. So, I phoned my daughter and asked her to arrive the station in time.

Our daughter has set up a whatsapp group for the three of us. My wife commented in that group- “good that you have got an upper berth. No one would eye your berth hoping to get it exchanged with his/her berth”. 🙂

I also have another railway related app to keep track of train movement. With the help of this app called NTES, I would keep track of the train movement. I kept track of the movement of the train and found that it was running on time and would arrive New Delhi right on time.

At night time, checking up on the PNR app I found that my daughter had got a berth under EQ in Dibrugarh Rajdhani as well. So now she was assured to a comfortable travel upto Bareilly.

She arrived New Delhi right on time and boarded Dibrugarh Rajdhani. Another person came to her berth and claimed that the berth allotted to my daugter was her berth. My daughter was under suspense and asked me if I had informed her the correct berth number. It was indeed the correct berth number and the SMS that IRCTC sends on users mobile very much confirmed it. I forwarded her the IRCTC sms.

A few hours later, it came to notice from TTE’s chart that the other person claiming this berth was supposed to occupy this berth after Bareilly, viz at Lucknow. So her claim that this was her berth from New Delhi itself was incorrect.

It is irritants like this that help young people like my daughter to learn to face life on their own, of course with the support of their parents who are in a position to help and guide them.

So finally my daughter arrived Bareilly right on time on sunday afternoon. She came home and the two pets were extremely happy to see her again.

My wife’s travel plan was that she would travel from Jabalpur on tuesday afternoon and would arrive Hazrat Nizamuddin by early Wednesday morning. There was no Dibrugarh Rajdhani for her to catch on that day so she would have to catch either Awadh Assam from old Delhi or Garibrath from New Delhi.

My wife had a confirmed berth in the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin train but all the morning trains from Delhi/ New Delhi to Bareilly were heavily wait listed, in addition to being poor quality trains as far as their running as well as the nature of passengers in them were concerned. I got wait listed ticket on them and thought about sending EQ for one of these trains.

It turned out that my wife had to attend a function in her office at 11 AM on the day of her journey to be attended by local MPs. This function got delayed and it became certain that she would not be able to catch her 3 PM train from Jabalpur. She phoned me frantically and wondered what to do. Was there any other train that started late ? I told her that trains starting late from Jabalpur would reach Delhi so late that she would not get any connecting trains. I told her that I would try to see if I could get her an accommodation in a train going from Jabalpur to Lucknow.

I logged on to IRCTC site and found that two berths in AC 2 were available on Premium Tatkal quota o the Lucknow bound train. I quickly booked a berth for her on that train, and informed my wife that she could peacefully attend her official function and board this night train from Jabalpur towards Lucknow. This train would reach Lucknow as 9:30 and then she would get Howrah-Jammu Tawi express at 10-40 AM that would take her to Bareilly by afternoon.

So my wife attended the official function with full peace of mind, cracked jokes with the MPs (old acquaintances of her) and then boarded the night train bound for Lucknow.

Next morning, when I ckecked the punctuality position of this train, I found that the train was getting delayed and delayed after it entered UP. The train, instead of arriving Lucknow at 9:30 AM arrived there only in the afternoon and by that time the connecting train, though also delayed, had already departed from Lucknow.

It was here where being a railway person helps. Railway people get free privilege passes to travel on train for them and their family members. Most of them would travel i trains oly o passes and would be averse to spend money on buying tickets. I on the other hand mostly get my wife and daughter to travel on trains by buying tickets as it saves time. Saving time to my mind is more important than saving money.

Seeing that my wife needs to change trains at Lucknow or Delhi, I have got her a railway pass to allow her to travel on this route, to be used when she misses her designated train as was the case here. There was an extremely late superfast train which had just arrived Lucknow nearly seven hours late. She managed to get a berth in that train with that pass.

Though a superfast train, which was not supposed to stop anywhere, it kept stopping all over and arrived Bareilly at night time, some eight hours late. While I was waiting for her train to arrive at Bareilly, I found that all trains were running extremely late and jam packed. Had she come via Delhi as origially planned, then her connecting trains from Delhi/ New Delhi would have arrived Bareilly even more late than the train she was coming from. I found Garib Rath arriving from New Delhi at 7 PM at Bareilly, some six hours late. Its coaches were jam packed with passengers. Travelling in this train would have been a nightmare for my wife, had this been her train from New Delhi to Bareilly. My wife commented that all this had happened for the better. Though she arrived a few hours later, and in the process she missed two trains with confirmed berths and also the money paid for these tickets, she arrived in reasonably good shape unlike most passengers who were travelling on this route on that day.

So, just as it was night time of 18 october 2017, the three of us finally managed to come together for the festival of Deepaawali. They will stay here for nearly a week. I addition to celebrating the festival together, it will help us all to take a break from our routines and help us recharge our mental batteries.

While searching for a song about coming together/ reunion, I was unable to come up with appropriate sogs at such short notice. However, I found this modern song from “Arzoo”(1999). This song is sung by Udit Narayan. The song is picturised on Saif Ali Khan.

The tune of this song is a much plagiarized tune that Anu Malik would employ in almost every song that he “composed”.

The real star of this song are its lyrics. and it is Anand Bakshi, the old warhorse, who has penned the song. This must be one of the last lyrics of Anand Bakshi in HFM. Ad it is such a nice song to listen to, just for its lyrics and picturisation.

I take this opportuity to wish all the contributors, visitors and well wishers of this blog a very happy, prosperous and safe Deepaawali, in the company of all their near and dear ones.


Song-Main aa raha hoon waapas (Aarzoo)(1999) Singer-Udit Narayan, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics

ru ru
ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru

aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

mehbooba aa
o meri mehbooba
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
mehbooba aa
o meri mehbooba

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa

aankhen na mujhse churaana
karna na koi bahaana
yoon hi kai saal beete
ik pal nahin ab ganvaana
laaya main kya saath apne
sab kuchh wahaan chhod aaya
aate huye paas tere ae
ye dil ye jaan chhod aaya
meri muhabbat meri amaanat
waapas mujhe de sanam
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna

jis roz jab ham milenge
to kis tarah ham milenge
ik doosre se lipat ke
royenge ya ham hansege
na to ye toone kaha hai
na to ye maine kaha hai
ik dooje ke ham hain lekin
ham donon ko ye pata hai
ye pyaar kaisa ikraar kaisa
waada na koi kasam
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa


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