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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Jaidev Ki Non-Filmi Suraavali – 01
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Thanks to the help of Researchist Sadanandbhai and few more quotes from here and there, this is going to be quite different to my usual writing of short preface to the presentation of the song.

In my series ‘Genius of Jaidev’, I have presented about 60 filmy songs of Jaidevji, which were not covered on our musical Blog. I am unable to locate few more film songs of Jaidev ji, which are obscure, as I am a poor RESEARCHER. (In spite of the fact that I worked for 40 years in a RESEARCH Institute.)

Anyway, looking at the list of NFS covered on our blog, I realised that there is a huge collection of Jaidev ji’s non film songs in my khajana, waiting to be shared and admired.

Someone, at our ‘Sargam’ program had commented and I had noted it down. He commented that “If Gods up there have to choose a music director for their heavenly pleasure no one could beat Jaidev ji for the spot, with so much experience of creating heavenly tunes here on earth.”

Jaidev has given opportunities to many lesser known singers.Today I have selected Seema Anil Sehgal, a singer-composer from Jammu and Kashmir who is an eminent ghazal singer and an AIR artiste. She is also a recipient of the Jnanpith Award.

Jaishankar Prasad (30 January 1890 – 15 November 1937), one of the most famous figures in modern Hindi literature as well as Hindi theatre. In her glowing tribute to Jai Shankar Prasad, the poet-critic Mahadevi Verma says: “Whenever I remember our great poet Prasad, a particular image comes to my mind. A fir tree stands on the slope of the Himalaya, straight and tall as the proud mountain peaks themselves. Its lofty head braves the assaults of the snow, the rain, and the blazing heat of the sun. Violent storms shake its spreading branches, while a thin stream of water plays hide-and-seek amongst its root. Even under the heaviest snowfall, the fiercest heat, and the torrential rain, the fir tree holds its head high. Even in the midst of the worst thunderstorm and blizzards, it remains steady and unflinching.”

This compliment from a younger contemporary of Prasad summarizes the literary genius of one of the leading lights of “chhaayavaad” (छायावाद) movement in Hindi literature. It recognizes Prasad’s place amongst his peers as well as his relevance to the modern thought. As an author of a classic epic of the human psyche, his magnum opus ‘Kamayani’, Prasad had acquired early eminence. But later his multifaceted personality burgeoned in his contribution to diverse fields of literature in spite of countless storms of personal tragedies, and national social and political upheavals.

Brought up in the affluent family of a tobacco merchant, Prasad was a man of personal charm and of romantic disposition. By temperament a reformer and humanitarian, through his devotion to literature he became a lyric poet, a dramatist, a story writer, and essayist. Thus Prasad emerged as a literary genius. It would be no exaggeration if we rank him with such literary stalwarts as Kalidas, Tulsidas, Shakespeare, Dante, and Goethe in view of his vision and aesthetic consciousness.

With this geet, I also introduce this wonderful young singer and musician, Seema Sehgal. Her musical creations and renditions of Urdu poetry and ghazals of the masters, are treat to listen. I would urge you to know more about this wonderful singer – there is a blog dedicated to her at “Seema Sehgal Sings“.

This particular song, the very famous poem of Kavi Jaishankar Prasad, was sung by her under the baton of our Jaidev, in one of the episodes of ‘Aarohi’, a musical program consisting mostly of geets and ghazals, which used to be telecast by the Mumbai Kendra of Doordarshan.

Legendary thespian Padma Bhushan Dilip Kumar said in one of her program: “. . . a reason to celebrate that there are young and enthusiastic singers of your class and calibre. . . Your creations foster conditions in which music can breathe. . .”.

Dadasahib Phalke Award winner Padma Vibhushan Naushad Ali said: “May God grant me an opportunity wherein I could utilize your mellifluous voice in my songs. . .”.

Renowned Tabla Maestro Padma Bhushan Alla Rakha blessed her with the words: “O nightingale from Jammu and Kashmir! May the fragrance of your melodious and soulful voice spread to all corners of the world. . .”.

I welcome you to listen to this wonderful poetic rendition. This geet should be heard in the night on a good sound system to appreciate its depth and intensity.


Song – Beeti Vibhaavari Jaag Ri (Seema Sehgal NFS) (1980) Singer– Seema Sehgal, Lyrics– Jaishankar Prasad, MD – Jaidev

Lyrics

beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
ambar panghat mein dubo rahi
ambar panghat mein dubo rahi
tara-ghat usha naagari
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
 
khag-kul kul-kul sa bol raha
kislaya ka anchal dol raha
khag-kul kul-kul sa bol raha
kislaya ka anchal dol raha
lo yah latika bhi bhar laayee
lo yah latika ….
lo yah latika bhi bhar laayee
madhu mukul naval ras-gaagari
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
 
adharon mein raag amand piye
adharon mein raag amand piye
alakon mein malayaj band kiye
adharon mein raag amand piye
alakon mein malayaj band kiye
tu ab tak soyee hai aali
tu ab tak …
tu ab tak soyee hai aali
aankhon mein bhare vihaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
ambar panghat mein dubo rahi
ambar panghat mein dubo rahi
tara-ghat usha naagari
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
अंबर पनघट में डुबो रही
अंबर पनघट में डुबो रही
तारा घाट उषा नागरी
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री

खग-कुल कुल कुल सा बोल रहा
किसलय का अंचल डोल रहा
खग-कुल कुल कुल सा बोल रहा
किसलय का अंचल डोल रहा
लो यह लतिका भी भर लाई
लो यह लतिका॰॰॰
लो यह लतिका भी भर लाई
मधु मुकुल नवल रस गागरी
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री

अधरों में राग अमंद पिये
अधरों में राग अमंद पिये
अलकों में मयलज बंद किए
अधरों में राग अमंद पिये
अलकों में मयलज बंद किए
तू अब तक सोई है आली
तू अब तक॰॰॰
तू अब तक सोई है आली
आँखों में भरे विहाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
अंबर पनघट में डुबो रही
अंबर पनघट में डुबो रही
तारा घाट उषा नागरी
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री

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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

‘Shehzaadi’ (1947) is a film about which not much information is available online except that it was produced under the banner of Shalimar Pictures owned by WZ Ahmed and the film belonged to the costume drama genre. I had searched extensively on the internet about the star cast and the director but drew a blank. Earlier, I had even a doubt whether the film was actually released.
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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.

Missing Films of 1960s – 32
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At the beginning of this month, June 1st, I had a personal reminder to myself – passing away anniversary of Khwaja Ahmed Abbas. I was wanting to do a brief remembrance post. Other “things” intervened and the day came and went. Then, it so happened that on the 15th June, there was a set of reminders and requests for the birth centenary celebrations of Sajjaad Husain. Not many “things” intervened that day, and I was able to locate a rare recording of a song from film ‘Dharam’ (1945), as yet unposted, and was able to post the remembrance article in good time. You may remember the title line of that song “Chali Pawan Purvaai, Chali Pawan”.
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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.

Sajjaad Hussain – a name that invokes a feeling of rare and precious stones. Treasures that are scarce, and extremely hard to come by. Treasures that are small in numbers to start with anyway. And treasures that are extremely valuable, like diamonds of unusual and endearing qualities. Diamonds imbued with qualities that invoke surprise in how the emotions blend with the words, that blend into the music, that is breathtaking at times. Treasures always number very few. Songs composed by Sajjaad Sb are such precious treasures, discoveries of the remaining few of which is always a titillating celebration for the aficionados.
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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.

5th June is celebrated as ‘World Environment Day’ all over the world every year. The theme for this year is “Connecting People to Nature“.

I am approaching today’s post in a different manner. Instead of going into the details of the environmental agencies, their history and purpose, the significant environmental issues being faced by humanity on this planet, etc. I am thinking of our Hindi films and their music. The nature is so intimately connected herein. We cannot imagine our Hindi Film Music without ‘connecting with nature’.
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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.

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 11
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‘ख’
“खुली वादियों का सफर है”

Yesterday, 24th February, a living legend of Indian cinema turned 88.  From his pen have come such haunting songs as “Kho Diye, Hain Sanam, Teri Talaash Mein, Pichhle Kai Janam” (‘Teri Talaash Mein’, 1968), “Kai Sadiyon Se, Kai Janmon Se” (‘Milaap’, 1972), and such songs of love as “Main To Har Mod Par Us Ko Doonga Sadaa” (‘Chetna’, 1970), “Phir Milengi Kahaan, Aisi Tanhaaiyaan”, (‘Bhaavna’, 1972), “Har Janam Mein Hamaara Milan” (‘Kaagaz Ki Naao’, 1975), and “Tumhe Ho Na Ho, Mujhko To, Itna Yakeen Hai” (‘Gharonda’, 1977). Starting his film career with the film ‘Jaggu’ in 1952, this poet of the off beat continues to be active on both the big and small screens.

Wishing a very happy birth anniversary to Naqsh Lyallpuri, and also wishing him many more healthy and poetical years still to come.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Genius of Jaidev – 36
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1969 film ‘Jiyo Aur Jeene Do’ was produced by Apsara Arts, Bombay (now Mumbai) and directed by B Mastaan. The star cast consisted of Tanuja, Shailesh Kumar, Jeevan, Helen, Mohan Choti, Chand Usmani, Uma Dutt, Kundan, Meenakshi etc. Jaidev composed the music and there were two lyricists for the film, Naqsh Layalpuri and Hasrat Jaipuri.
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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.

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 24 # Singer-Composer – Usha Khanna -1 #
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One of the objectives of this series is to launch the missing films from this decade 1971-1980 on the blog; rather it is the foremost objective. So those, then one by one all the films for all the calendar years (of this decade) are covered in the blog.

And, still, there are many films from the very first year i.e. 1971 of this decade that are yet to make a debut on this blog. I have not watched many of these films too and also in many cases have never heard their songs before. But, HFGK has made it possible for me that I came to know about such films and can search for their songs.
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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.

“Sone Pe Suhaaga”, as we say in India.  First it was the momentous 10K milestone in July last year (20 Jul 2014).  Then a little while ago, on the close of the previous financial year (31 Mar, 2015) we had the auspicious and ‘Badhaai Waala” 11K milestone. And then today, we have the next level ‘1’ added, taking the auspiciousness and ‘badhaai’ to the next level on the scale.

Welcome all to the next important century milestone on this blog.  After we had the invasion of the blog by an army of eleven thousand young ladies, I mean, after the “Gyaarah Hazaar Ladkiaan” made their auspicious and enchanting appearance a little over a month ago, we have added another 100 wonderful songs to bag of magic that this blog is now transforming into. This segment has been relatively slower, taking exactly thirty two days to complete this leg of the journey. Of course we have an excuse for it.  But we are not going to talk about it today.  Maybe someday later, hopefully sooner than later.  But not today.  After getting over with the customary greetings and welcome and congratulations, I want to talk about a friend, a very dear friend.  And in our lingua-franca, the term ‘a dear friend’ evidently implies a lover of music.
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This movie “Sangeet Samrat Tansen” was a C grade movie and its music director was S N Tripathi who was the biggest music director of such movies alongwith Chitragupta.
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