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This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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.

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We remember Nightingale of Punjab on her remembrance day today.

Surinder Kaur (25 November 1929 – 14 June 2006) was the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri in 2006. She was the recipient of numerous other awards including Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and also a doctorate degree by Guru Nanak Dev University. Much of her life details can be easily found on her wiki page and many other articles and interviews on the net.

Her popularity of course stems from the fact that she pioneered and popularised folk songs of Punjab to the rest of the world. However, readers are well aware that she had a very short but memorable stint in HFM in the late forties. She gave playback to 57 songs in 21 films during the golden era and many of her songs are remembered and played to this day.

She has been one of my favourite singers for as long as I can remember and there is some aspect of her voice which attracts listeners. One is bound to be spellbound and even enter some sort of a trance on hearing her voice.  Very few singers of the golden era had such combination of rustic and melodious voice. Her full-throated contemporaries being the big three of Noor Jahan, Suraiya and the versatile Shamshad Begum, it’s easy to get confused when Surinder Kaur sang especially with Shamshad Begum.

I am aware of her immense popularity in Punjab and Haryana where she is nothing less than a legend, but we shall restrict ourselves to her Hindi songs in this post. This post has taken an inordinate time for self to complete. I must admit that the delay has been by several years rather than months. A few years back one of my good friends who hails from Hisar in Haryana was on his way home from Mumbai where we were working together. He asked me if there was anything that he should bring back to me. I told him I wanted a booklet on Surinder Kaur’s Hindi songs. He had a bizarre look at me and asked; Anything else? The unanswered reply being that it would be very difficult to trace such a thing.  Well, crazy music enthusiasts have crazy requirements.

It’s not that I have taken several years only to compile these 57 songs in the form of a table. This work started several years back and due to lack of proper commitment and other priorities, the post continued to be put off several times. This year, I resolved to complete the work and am excited to bring out the compilation.

In this post an effort has been made to put together all her songs sung for Hindi movies. A compilation of all her Hindi songs has been made in a tabular column. Before we proceed to the total list, here is the table of the number of songs she sung under different composers. Since the tables are self-explanatory, not much detailing is further provided.

Composers No. of Songs
Gyan Dutt 15
A R Qureshi 7
Hansraj Behl 7
Ghulam Haider 5
Husnlal Bhagatram 5
Khurshid Anwar 4
Naashad 5
Others 9
TOTAL 57

An interesting table of her songs with different singers follows.

Singers No. of Songs
Solo 30
Mohd. Rafi 5
Mukesh 5
Ram Kamlani 2
Talat Mehmood 1
Raja Gul 1
Other female singers and chorus 13
TOTAL 57

As can be seen above, more than half of her 57 songs were sung as solo numbers while Rafi saab and Mukesh sang a maximum of 5 each with her. Many of these songs will be discussed later.

Coming to the distribution of the number of songs that she sang in each year of her short stay in Bombay, following is the table. As is evident, more than 90% of her Hindi songs were sung only in 3 years of 1948-50.

Year Number of Songs Number of Films
1947 1 1
1948 20 6
1949 17 6
1950 15 4
1951 3 3
1952 1 1
TOTAL 57 21

I have not made a table of her songs under different lyricists, but from the detailed table below it is quite evident that DN Madhok wrote the maximum of 27 out of her 57 songs.

43 of the 57 songs have been already represented on the blog and hardly 14 remain.

Starting with Ghulam Haider who introduced many such wonderful artists to HFM, Surinder Kaur sang her first song, a duet with actress-singer Munawar Sultana in the film ‘Mehndi’ in 1947. What followed was what made Surinder Kaur Surinder Kaur in HFM.

Three priceless solo gems in the film ‘Shaheed’ 1948 that made her voice a craze all over India. These songs can be heard on repetition any given day. Song No 02 remains in active memory of many music lovers and I suppose this is one song which many associate with her.

‘Pyar Ki Jeet’ (1948) is basically remembered for its Suraiya songs, but Surinder Kaur stood her ground with her solitary solo and the two triad songs. Apparently, the solo is so very similar to the songs that she sang in ‘Shaheed’ even though the composers were different. The solo at 06 is sung under much gusto and one can only admire the rendition skills of Surinder Kaur.

‘Nao’ (1948), composed by Gyan Dutt has some wonderful songs. “Ek Nazar Wo Yaad Hai Unki” is a masterpiece, which continues to linger in the mind long after being heard. I happened to hear this song only a few years back and have been absolutely smitten to it ever since. More the song plays forward, more the mind loiters behind to absorb and ponder the depth of the voice and the words being rendered.  It is from this film that I take up today’s solo for representing in this post.

Gyan Dutt who has the highest songs rendered by her for any composer continues in 1948 with ‘Lal Dupatta’. It would have been interesting to know if he would have continued with her voice had she continued to sing in HFM. Readers may be well aware that Lata Mangeshkar has a solitary solo for Gyan Dutt.

The years of 1949 and 50 were important for she sang almost all her duets with male singers in these two years. With Mukesh she sang all her 5 duets in only two films of 1949 viz. ‘Dada’ and ‘Sunehre Din’.

For very obvious reasons, these remain my personal favourites especially “Tera Kisi Se Pyar Tha“. In “Dil Do Naino Mein Kho Gaya,” it’s interesting to hear how the two singers sing in quick succession their respective lines.

Rafi saab had one duet in 1949 and the remaining 4 in the next year. My personal favourite is the one from Sabak, “Keh Do Hamen Na Bekarar Kare” which is played quite often on SLBC to this day.

Her final two years of stay in Mumbai had other composers like SD Burman and Anil Biswas try her voice under their compositions. But then, health concerns in coastal Mumbai being the reason, Surinder Kaur shifted her base to Punjab where she became a phenomena in folk songs singing.

In this post, I am afraid I have not done enough justice to the appreciation and admiration of the voice and the popularity of her songs. However, my main intention was to club all her songs in a table so that it is easy for other knowledgeable contributors to cover her balance songs to be posted on the blog.

I have relied on a couple of biographical posts on Surinder Kaur by our Sudhir ji, valuable comments by Nitin ji, cineplot blog, the highly reliable HFGK and my notes. I express my sincere gratitude to all these sources. There were a few clarifications and attributions of songs to various singers. Again, Sudhir ji took the initiative of contacting his reliable sources and helped me at arriving to the correct compilation. I further requested him to help me with the lyrics of today’s post. I express my gratitude to Sudhir ji for all the help rendered.

Yes, Surinder Kaur sang a handful of only 57 songs in the golden era, but as they say the blessings are always to be counted. We, music lovers, are fortunate to listen to her having sung some exceptionally great songs in a voice that was a class apart and on a different level altogether.

Her name will undoubtedly and forever be etched in golden letters in the annals of Hindi Film Music.

Song – Ab Tere Bin Mera Nahin Thikaana  (Naao) (1948) Singer – Surinder Kaur, Lyrics – DN Madhok, MD – Gyan Dutt

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana
ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana
o o o pardesia
ye bhool na jaana
o o o pardesia
ye bhool na jaana
ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana

main ne suna hai
log rog laga ke pyaar ka dukh paate hain
main ne suna hai
log rog laga ke pyaar ka dukh paate hain
yahi baaten
gham se bhari raaten
dil ko samjhaate hain
yahi baaten
gham se bhari raaten
dil ko samjhaate hain
o o o dil phir se hua begaana
o o o dil phir se hua begaana
ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana

dekho dekho ji
neha laga ke daga na dena
hamaari haaye na lena
dekho dekho ji
neha laga ke daga na dena
hamaari haaye na lena
mera nanha naazuk dil roye
dukhi hoye
dekha jaaye mo se na
mera nanha naazuk dil roye
dukhi hoye
dekha jaaye mo se na
o o o dar laage bura zamaana
o o o dar laage bura zamaana
ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना
अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना
ओ ओ ओ परदेसिया
ये भूल ना जाना
ओ ओ ओ परदेसिया
ये भूल ना जाना
अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना

मैंने सुना है
लोग रोग लगा के प्यार का
दुख पाते हैं
मैंने सुना है
लोग रोग लगा के प्यार का
दुख पाते हैं
यही बातें
ग़म से भरी रातें
दिल को समझाते हैं
यही बातें
ग़म से भरी रातें
दिल को समझाते हैं
ओ ओ ओ दिल फिर से हुआ बेगाना
ओ ओ ओ दिल फिर से हुआ बेगाना
अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना

देखो देखो जी
नेहा लगा के दगा ना देना
हमारी हाय ना लेना
देखो देखो जी
नेहा लगा के दगा ना देना
हमारी हाय ना लेना
मेरा नन्हा नाजुक दिल रोये
दुखी होइए
देखा जाये मो से ना
मेरा नन्हा नाजुक दिल रोये
दुखी होइए
देखा जाये मो से ना
ओ ओ ओ डर लागे बुरा ज़माना
ओ ओ ओ डर लागे बुरा ज़माना
अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना

 


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Blog Day : 3687 Post No. : 14594

“Raaj Raani”(1950) was directed by Satish Nigam for Jagat Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Meena Shorey, Rehman, Sohan, Usha Kiran, Cuckkoo, Vyas, Mehta, Shashikala etc in it.

This by now forgotten “social” movie had seven rare songs in it that included six female solos-two each by Shamshad Begam, Surinder Kaur and Lata, whereas there was one duet sung by Shamshad Begam and Rafi.

One song from “Raaj Raani”(1950) has been covered in the blog. Here is another song from the movie. This song (like the earlier one) is sung by Surinder Kaur. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

Only the audio of this “broken heart” song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song so that we can know who played this dukhiyaari naari in the movie. 🙂


Dharti hamaari pe tu nit nit jhaanke chanda(Raaj Raani)(1950) Singer-Surinder Kaur, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

dharti hamaari pe tu nit nit jhaanke chanda
paapi ki nagri basa(?)
jo sukh leke hamen dukh deke gaya aa aa

jisko dil de kar hamne jaan ko hai rog lagaaya
pyaar ke badle mein jisne hamko hai bada sataaya
parmeshwar mere
usey bhi rula
jo sukh le ke hamen dukh deke gaya aa aa
dharti hamaari pe tu nit nit jhaanke chanda
paapi ki nagri basa(?)
jo sukh leke hamen dukh deke gaya aa aa

dil ke armaan mere
ro ro ke so gaye
palkon mein tadap tadap kar aansu chup ho gaye
aaye na aaye ab saanwariya
jo sukh le ke hamen dukh deke gaya aa aa
dharti hamaari pe tu nit nit jhaanke chanda
paapi ki nagri bata
jo sukh le ke hamen dukh deke gaya aa aa aa


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Blog Day : 3521 Post No. : 14142

“Aandhiyaan”(1952) was directed by Chetan Anand for Navketan, Bombay. The movie had Dev Anand, Nimmi, Kalpana Kartik, K N Singh,Johnny Walker etc. in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven of these songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of these songs:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Wo chaand nahin dil hai kisi deewaane kaa 3521 16-Feb-11
Ghanshyam ke hain ghanshyaam nayan 9420 8-Feb-14
Dil ka khazaana khol diya 9945 7-Jul-14
Hai kahin per shaadmaani aur kahin naashaadiyaan Triple version song 14118 3-Mar-18
Dard bant raha hai kise dard chaahiye 14135 7-Mar-18

Here is the eighth and final song from “Aandhiyaan”(1952) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Surinder Kaur. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ustaad Ali Akbar Khan.

The video of this song is available but it is incomplete with missing parts. The full audio of the song is thankfully available.

Picturisation shows that it is a mujra song picturised on Nimmy. I hope I have identified the dancer correctly. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the dancer and others in the picturisation.

I have not been able to get a few words correctly to my satisfaction. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections wherever applicable.

With this song, “Aandhiyaan”(1952) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Video partial

Audio Full


Song-Main mubaarakbaad dene aayi hoon(Aandhiyaan)(1952) Singer-Surinder Kaur, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Ali Akbar Khan

Lyrics

o o o o
main mubaarakbaad dene aayi hoon
shahnaayi(?) hoon
shahnaayi(?) hoon
o o o o
main mubaarakbaad dene aayi hoon
shahnaayi(?) hoon

main bekhudi hoon
pyaar ki
main bekhudi hoon pyaar ki
pyaar ki
main husn ki
main husn ki
main husn ki angdaayi hoon
main husn ki angdaayi hoon
tan gulchhadi
man phuljhadi
tan gulchhadi
man phuljhadi
aankhen hamaari badi badi

madhosh hoja
madhosh hoja
ja
madhosh hoja
hoja
manchale
o manchale
ye raat jaayegi nahin
phir raat aayegi nahin
phir ye taraana aa aa aa
phir ye taraana
jhum tananana dere dheem
tananana dere dheem
tananadere dheem
dheem dheem

phir ye taraana aa aa aa
phir ye taraana
pyaar ka
pyaar ka
bulbul sunaayegi nahin
ye raat jaayegi nahin
phir raat aayegi nahin
dheem tanana dere dheem
tanana dere dheem
tanana dere dheem
dheem dheem

tan gulchhadi
man phuljhadi
tan gulchhadi
man phuljhadi
aankhen hamaari
aankhen hamaari badi badi

madhosh hoja
madhosh hoja
ja
madhosh hoja
hoja
manchale o manchale
ye raat jaayegi nahin
phir raat aayegi nahin
phir ye taraana
aa aa aa aa aa
phir ye taraana
dheem
tananade
dheem
tananade re
dheem
tanade re dheem
dheem dheem

phir ye taraana
aa aa aa
phir ye taraana
pyaar ka
pyaar ka
bulbul sunaayegi nahin
ye raat jaayegi nahin
phir raat aayegi nahin
dheeem tanana dere dheem
tanana dere dheem
tanana dere dheem
dheem dheem


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Blog Day : 3473 Post No. : 13943

“Raaj Raani”(1950) was directed by Satish Nigam for Jagat Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Meena Shorey, Rehman, Sohan, Usha Kiran, Cuckkoo, Vyas, Mehta, Shashikala etc in it.

This by now forgotten “social” movie had seven rare songs in it that included six female solos-two each by Shamshad Begam, Surinder Kaur and Lata, whereas there was one duet sung by Shamshad Begam and Rafi.

Here is the first song from “Raaj Raani”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Surinder Kaur. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

Only the audio of this song is available. i request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, “Raaj Raani”(1950) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Mera nanha naazuk dil balma todna na (Raaj Raani)(1950) Singer-Surinder Kaur, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

mera nanha naazuk dil
balma todna na
mera nanha naazuk dil
balma todna na
meri bainyaan pakad kar sainya
dekho ji chhodna na
mera nanha
ho mera nanha naazuk dil
balma todna na

bada bura hai lagi ka toot jaana
jiya ka toot jana kisi ka roothh jaana
bada bura hai lagi ka toot jaana
jiya ka toot jaana kisi ka roothh jaana
main to maroongi roye roye
phiroongi main khoye khoye
dhoondhhaa karoongi maut ka hila bahaana
main to maroongi roye roye
phiroongi main khoye khoye
dhoondhhaa karoongi maut ka hila bahaana
vinti hai balm mar jaayenge ham
mukh modna na
mera nanha
ho mera nanha nazuk dil balma todna na

ham log mohabbat waale
bade hain bhole bhaale
o mere matwaale
ham log mohabbat waale
bade hain bhole bhaale
o mere matwaale
dekho dekho ji daga na dena
dil ki haaye na lena
kar diya hai dil tere hawaale
ekho dekho ji daga na dena
dil ki haaye na lena
kar diya hai dil tere hawaale
vinti hai balam
mar jaayenge ham
mukh modna na
mera nanha
ho mera nanha naazuk dil balma todna na
meri bainyan pakad kar sainya
dekho ji chhodna na
mera nanha
ho mera nanha nazuk dil balma todna na


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“Khamosh Sipaahi” (1950) was directed by Ram Kamlani for Mansarowar Pictures under the supervision of D N Madhok. The movie had David Abraham, Sohan, Nigar Sultana, Gope etc in it.
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“Kaneez”(1949) was directed by Krishn Kumar for Caravan Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Shyam, Munawwar Sultana, Urmila, Kuldeep, Cuckoo, Tiwari, Ramesh Sinha, Shyama etc in it.
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“Shaheed”(1948) was directed by Ramesh Saigal for Filmistan. The movie had Chandramohan, Dilip Kumar, Kamini Kaushal, Ram Singh, S L Puri, V. H. Desai, Shashi Kapoor, Raj adeeb, Prabhu Dayal etc in it.
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“Shaheed”(1948) was directed by Ramesh Saigal for Filmistan. The movie had Chandramohan, Dilip Kumar, Kamini Kaushal, Ram singh, S L Puri, V. H. Desai, Shashi Kapoor, Raj adeeb, Prabhu Dayal etc in it.
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“Daada”(1949) was produced by Sheikh Mukhtaar and directed by Harish for Omar Khayyaam Films Ltd.The movie had Sheikh Mukhtar, Shyam, Munawwar Sultana, Begum Para, Mukri, Murad, Ansari, Pratima Devi, Maya Bannerji, Cuckoo, Shamshad Khan, Neela Devi, Suraiya Sultana etc. in it.
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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.

A short career of five years from 1948 to 1952. Just 20 films. Less than sixty songs. And then, a departure from Bombay, and back to Delhi. Settled into family life, and made a famous career with Punjabi folk music, that lasted well over six decades. But never headed to Bombay again.

Remembering Surinder Kaur on the anniversary of her birth (25th November).
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