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Hullo Atuldom

Happy Gokulashtami to all followers of this blog.

Yesterday we had a song which should have been categorised under “How come this has not been posted as yet?” The song with this post can also fall under the same category.
It is sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar, written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and Rajesh Roshan is the music composer. It is from the 1982 Ravi Tandon directed “Khuddar”.

This song depicts the ‘dahi-handi’ aspect of Gokulashtami. ‘Dahi-Handi’ draws inspiration from the antics of Lord Krishna or Balgopal who was rather mischievous and used to stealthily enter homes in Gokul and eat up freshly churned Dahi (curds or yogurt in modern parlance) and Makhan (butter). That is why one of his names is Maakhanchor. There is a lot of stories attached with the ‘leela’ of Balkrishna:- how the ladies of Gokul go complaining to Yashoda maa about Balkrishna eating away their dahi and makhan and how he used to say “Maiyya mori main nahin maakhan khaayo”. We have three versions of this song from movies made in 1959, 1977, and the version whose link I have given here was the first ever that came in 1942.

“Mach gayaa shor saari nagari” has Amitabh Bachchan making the human-pyramid and Parveen Babi in typical Maharastrian attire is out there either distracting him or encouraging him (don’t remember). We can see Vinod Mehra, A K Hangal enjoying the proceedings from the verandah of their chawl. Madhu Malini (permanent sister in many movies) walks in halfway through the song.


Song-Mach gaya shor saari nagri re (Khuddaar)(1982) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Chorus

Lyrics

mach gaya shor saari nagri re
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
ho oo aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
arre mach gaya shor saari nagri re,
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
ho oo aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re

dekho arre dekho kahin aisa na ho jaaye
chori kare maakhan,
tera jiya bhi churaaye
dekho arre dekho kahin aisa na ho jaaye
chori kare maakhan,
tera jiya bhi churaaye
arre dhamkata hai
itna tu kisko
darta hai kaun aane de usko
darta hai kaun aane de usko

aise na bahut bolo
mat thumak-thumak dolo
chillaogi tab gori
jab ulat dega tori
gagri aake peechhe dagri re
arre mach gaya shor saari nagri re,
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
ho o aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re

lalala lalaa lalala lalaa lalala lalaa
lalala lalaa lalala lalaa lalala lalaa

jaane kya karta agar hota kahin gora
jaake Jamuna mein zara shakal dekhe chhora
jaane kya karta agar hota kahin gora
jaake Jamuna mein zara shakal dekhe chhora

bindiya chamkaati raste mein na ja
manchala bhi hai Gokul ka raja
manchala bhi hai Gokul ka raja
pad jaaye nahin paala
Radha se kahin lala
phir royega Govinda
maaregi aisa phanda
gardan se baandhegi chunri re
mach gaya shor saari nagri re,
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
ho aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re

arre mach gaya shor saari nagri re,
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
ho oo aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re

o o o o o

mach gaya shor saari nagri re,
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
hoy hoy hoy hoy hoy hoy
hoy hoy hoy hoy

aala re aala Govinda aala
aala re aala Govinda aala
aala re aala Govinda aala
ala re aala Govinda aala
aala re aala Govinda aala
aala re aala Govinda aala


This article is written by nahm, 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 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.

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Remembering Kishore Kumar on his 91st Birth Anniversary :

teri gali main aata sanam
naghma wafa ka gaata sanam
tujhse suna na jaata sanam
phir aa jidhar aaya hoon magar
ye kehne main deewaana
khatm bas aaj ye wehshat hogi
aaj rusva teri galiyon mein muhabbat hogi
mere mehboob

Abhas Kumar Ganguly (born 4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987), became the famed Kishore Kumar of Hindi film world. Being a Bengali but born and brought up in hindi heartland and settling down to work in Bombay film industry to follow the footsteps of big brother, must have helped form a cosmopolitan outlook in his attitudes. I have just read the Wikipedia page on Kishore Kumar and found it enlightening in many ways. Some of the eccentric behavior described in the page, are funny and not so funny at the same time.

Reading the detailed page has confirmed many of my conceptions about Kishore Kumar. Chief among them being the fact that S. D. Burman, had a great role to play in shaping him as a super playback singer. For a long time through 50’s and 60’s it is apparent that he only ever gave playback for Dev Anand. He was making films, acting as hero and character roles, singing for himself, composing songs for his own films etc. etc. 50’s and 60’s were the most productive decades for Dev Anand, but he was singing songs on screen with the total range of singers, Rafi, Kishore, Hemant Kumar, Talat Mehmood and even Mukesh. If Manna De also sang for Dev Anand during this time, I don’t know off hand. Even in Navketan films, the songs were divided among Rafi and Kishore, a few were by Hemant Kumar too early on. So it is understandable that 70’s and early 80’s is Kishore Kumar’s most productive period, after he was convinced by RDB to seriously concentrate on playback singing. Even than he was reportedly choosy about the actors for whom he sang.

Kishore Kumar also has a distinction of being the singing star and having enjoyed playback by Rafi Sahab. Only other singer to have this distinction is G. M. Durrani.

Some of the sad melancholy songs of Kishore Kumar are my favourite sad songs which I have listed in another post. The above quoted song “mere Mehboobqayamathogi” is one such song, the lyrics of which were written in a book of songs I used to keep in my childhood.

I had short listed the solo from “Sanam Teri Qasam” – Sheeshe ke gharon mein dekho to patthar dil wale baste hain”, but I found that song a bit depressing. So I shifted to another happy sounding song.

I am presenting this peppy, feel good song from the film “Bezubaan”(1982). It’s a party song, where Shashi Kapoor is singing in praise of his wife Reena Roy and counting his blessings. It is a solo song by Kishore Kumar, witten by Ravindra Rawal and composers are Raam-Laxman. The entire cast of the film is present in this gathering. The party is moving from indoors to outdoors and indoors again while Shashi Kapoor is so shaky and imbalanced with happiness keeps falling down and dropping things 🙂 🙂 . The details of the film are available on imdb site. The songs were quite good in this film especially the song “harek jeewan hai ek kahaani par ye sachchayi sab ne na jaani”, story- telling solo by Lata Mangeshkar.

Audio :

Video :

Song-Tere jaisa koi khoobsoorat nahin (Bezubaan)(1982) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Ravindra Rawal, MD-Raam-Laxman

Lyrics(As per audio)

Tere jaisa koyi khoobsoorat nahin
Tere jaisa koyi khoobsoorat nahin
Mere jaisa koyi khushqismat nahin
Ye mera chhota sa jahaan
Aisa swarg hai kahaan
mera chhota sa jahaan
Aisa swarg hai kahaan
Tere jaisa koyi khoobsoorat nahin
Mere jaisa koyi khushqismat nahin

Sooraj chaand taare gagan ke
Jaise raushni dene chamke
Yoon hi teri bindiya ke dam se
Meri duniya din raat damke
Sooraj chaand taare gagan ke
Jaise roshni dene chamke
Yunhi teri bindiya ke dam se
Meri duniya din raat damke
Tere hansne se achcha mahurat nahin
Tere jaisa koyi khoobsoorat nahin
Mere jaisa koyi khushqismat nahin

Main bhi aaj yeh maanta hoon
Kal tak jo yeh duniyaa thhi kehti
Jag mein har safal aadmi ke
Peechhe ek aurat hai rehti
Main bhi aaj yeh maanta hoon
Kal tak jo yeh duniyaa thhi kehti
Jag mein har safal aadmi ke
Peechhe ek aurat hai rehti
Munh chhupaane ki koyi zaroorat nahin
Tere jaisa koyi khoobsoorat nahin
Mere jaisa koyi khushqismat nahin

Kitna mujhe tujhpe yaqeen hai
Hamdam tujhe kehna hai mushkil
Itna tujhe kehta hoon bas main
Tujh bin zinda rehna hai mushkil
Kitna mujhe tujh pe yaqeen hai
Hamdam tujhe kehna hai mushkil
Itna tujhe kehta hoon bas main
Tujh bin zinda rehna hai mushkil
Nainon mein bin tere koyi moorat nahin
Tere jaisa koyi khoobsoorat nahin
Mere jaisa koyi khushqismat nahin
Ye mera chhota sa jahaan
Aisa swarg hai kahaan
mera chhota sa jahaan
Aisa swarg hai kahaan
Tere jaisa koyi khoobsoorat nahin
Mere jaisa koyi khushqismat nahin


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 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.

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Hullo Atuldom

4th August. A day that is important for Kishore Kumar fans. He would have 91.

Almost as a ritual all channels will show some movie were we see the best side of KK. His wonderful singing, his comic timing. His weird dancing. We will be treated to either Padosan or Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi or any other popular movie. But we in this blog are unique, in the sense we dig out a new song for every occasion/ post. We also strive to find a different facet of the artist.

I had done a similar thing. I had written a full post and was taking down the lyrics of the song I had zeroed in on. For some reason I visited the blog’s “List of songs-moviewise” tab and searched for my selected song. And what do I find!!?? The song which I thought was not yet on the blog was already posted, only under a different movie. Which song was this? It was this song. I always thought it belonged to another famous movie. I wrote out everything about that song and then discovered the above link.

But there is nothing to worry. We still have a large library of songs to choose from. So here is a new song. New by the standards of this blog. I don’t know which was the last song of Kishore Kumar under Shankar-Jaikishen baton that was posted on this blog. Let us have one today.

“Chorni” (1981) was directed by Jyoti Swaroop and starred Neetu Singh with Jeetendra. The movie was about how a young maid (Neetu Singh) is exploited and harassed by the spoilt son of the family that has employed her. How, when she tries to save herself, she is framed and accused of being a thief. She is sent to a juvenile home and on coming out she is a changed person. But the judge (Dr. Shreeram Lagoo) who had sent her to the juvenile home takes her home to try and change her back into the loving soul that she was. The general physician (Jeetendra) of the judge’s family takes it on himself to groom her too and in the process falls in love. Today’s song is the doctor voicing his love to the girl.

This was one of the last movies with Shankar Jaikishan’s music I suppose. The song has all the elements of a S-J song, and could have been a tune that they would have used for a Shammi Kapoor song. Specially the closing of the song. It was written by Shailendra. This song is having Kishore Kumar giving playback to Jeetendra who is wooing a sweet and simple Neetu Singh. “Chorni” makes its debut on the blog on the occasion of Kishore Kumar’s 91st birthday.

My accomplishment in this post is I have managed to find a song where Kishore Kumar is not giving playback to Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan or Dev Anand and it is not by the standard team of Anand Bakshi- R.D.Burman or Laxmikant Pyarelal. Another achivement is I haven’t mentioned any known facts about KK- his birthplace, birth-name or lineage.

Remembering the singer behind many successful actors.

Ed notes: According to HFGK part 6, the lyricists of “Chprni”(181) were Shailly Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri, Veerendra and Singaar. Singaar is the lyricist of this song.

Video

Audio

Song-Dekha hai tumhen kahin na kahin (Chorni)(1981) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Singaar, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

haay
dekha hai tumhein
kahin na kahin
lekin kahaan
yaad aata nahin
dekha hai tumhein
kahin na kahin
lekin kahaan
yaad aata nahin
karta raha jiska main intezaar
kaho ke kahin tum wahi toh nahin
dekha hai tumhein
kahin na kahin
lekin kahaan
yaad aata nahin
karta raha jiska main intezaar
kaho ke kahin tum wahi toh nahin
arre dekha hai tumhein
kahin na kahin

kabhi tum humaare
kabhi tum humaare
khayaalon mein sharma rahi thhi
kabhi aasmaan ke sitaaron mein lehra rahi thhi
yeh jalwa
yeh nakhra
yeh jalwa yeh nakhra
inhen khoob main jaanta hoon
inhen zindagi maanta hoon
dekha hai tumhein kahin na kahin
lekin kahaan
yaad aata nahin
karta raha jiska main intezaar
kaho ke kahin tum wahi toh nahin
arre dekha hai tumhein
kahin na kahin

mile thhe
yahin par
mile thhe yahin par
laga ke gale se gale hum
khile phool banke inhin baadalon ke tale hum
humaara
tumhaara
humaara tumhaara
yeh sadiyon puraana hai bandhan
kahe jhoom ke dil ki dhadkan
dekha hai tumhein
kahin na kahin
lekin kahaan
yaad aata nahin
karta raha jiska main intezaar
kaho ke kahin tum wahi toh nahin
dekha hai tumhein
kahin na kahin
lekin kahaan yaad aata nahin
karta raha jiska main intezaar
kaho ke kahin tum wahi toh nahin
dekha hai tumhein kahin na kahin


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 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.

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Today is the 31st of July.
A date that has an immediate connect with most HFM lovers, for it signifies to them the passing away of one of Hindi film industry’s biggest legends.

Mohammad Rafi, or, as many (including myself) refer to him with the greatest respect, Rafisaab.

Today is his 40th death anniversary – and all of us here on the blog, and I’m sure millions around the world, remember him with great love, affection and respect.

That I’m a big Rafisaab fan is no secret.
This is also why, despite any other constraints I might have, I always try to write a post on 24th Dec (his birthday) and 31st July (death anniversary) for this blog.
It is my very small way of paying respect to someone who has given me so much joy in my life from just listening to his voice. I already feel blessed to be able to listen to him. To then be able to write about him is such a pleasure, and yet a humbling experience.

In many of my previous posts on Rafisaab, I’ve discussed him not just as a singer par excellence but also as a very special human being. For me, it’s difficult to separate the artiste from the person.
And in Rafisaab, I find myself lost in admiration on both counts – his mastery of his art, and his character as a human being.

In life one comes across, or reads about, all sorts of people.
There’s a lot to learn from others, their conduct and experiences in life.
The other day I’d written about Rajesh Khanna and how his life, inspite of all the mistakes he made, is a lesson for others.
The same applies to Rafisaab too – although not due to his mistakes, but due to his elevated thinking.
Much to learn from it.

The industry, for all its seeming “biraadari” and bhai-chaara, can be a nasty place. Stories of egos, back-stabbing, credit-grabbing, politics abound. Many artistes themselves say it’s a dog-eats-dog industry.

And yet, in such an industry, there was also a Rafisaab.

Throughout his career, from the late 40s till he passed away in 1980, there wasn’t a single blemish on his character. No story of ego, or back-stabbing or politics, or anything of that sort.
It’s quite remarkable – but that was Rafisaab.
Others in the industry might have tried to throw their weight around, even manipulate or belittle Rafisaab, but he never reciprocated with any anger or vengeance. He was on a different plane altogether – an elevated one.
This is why though there were incidents with legends like BR Chopra, OP Nayyar and Lata Mangeshkar, they always patched up with him.
Such was Rafisaab’s personality – you just could not but respect him, inspite of any difference of opinion you have.

Stories of Rafisaab’s humility abound.
Whenever he’d be praised for a song, he’d point upwards to suggest it was all God’s doing.
Such was his humility that he would ask a composer after singing “Was it ok?” And if the composer had even the slightest doubt, Rafisaab would sing it again.
This, even with composers of far less stature than Rafisaab.
No ego, just thorough professionalism, and the desire to give the best he could.

Stories of Rafisaab’s generosity abound. How he would take just a one-rupee token fee from struggling composers. How he would support various poor and underprivileged people, without the slightest fuss or publicity.

It’s hard to imagine a person like this in today’s world. Such a soft-spoken, gentle person, ever-smiling, and with so much kindness in his heart.

Yes, there’s a lot to learn from Rafisaab, the person.

I’m no singer (ok, am just a bathroom singer) but am sure professional singers would have a lot to learn from Rafisaab’s professionalism, and sheer dedication to his profession. He always tried to give the very best he could – because that is what the composer, and the public, deserved. So no half-hearted measures or shortcuts.

Mind you, for a large part of his career, he was a superstar singer, so he could have got away without so much effort. But he wouldn’t be Rafisaab then. Right till the end, whether it was his riyaaz at home, or his rehearsals, or recordings, the effort and dedication was a hundred percent.

Like most artistes, Rafisaab also had ups and downs in his career.
One fine day, from being the most popular male voice for at least two generations, he found himself overshadowed by Kishore Kumar as the most popular voice of a new generation. It obviously hit him hard – his self-confidence apparently took a bit of a beating.

But, like they say, you can’t keep a good man down for long – and Rafisaab came back.
And how!
By 1976-77, with Laila Majnu, Amar Akbar Anthony and Hum Kisise Kam Nahin all featuring hit songs from him prominently, he was back with a bang.

From then on, till his death in 1980, he was very much back in business. That’s how you come back even when you seem to be down and out.

Yes, there’s a lot to learn from Rafisaab, the artiste.

No wonder I am such a big fan of Rafisaab.
And I know I’m in pretty good company.
Company of at least a few million others.

I haven’t talked about Rafisaab’s songs here – what can I say? Right from his very early days, with songs like “yahaan badla wafaa ka” and “ik dil ke tukde” to his last days, with songs like “tu is tarah”, Rafisaab’s voice was totally in a league of its own.
Divinity incarnate.

And add to this divine voice, his control over pitch, his intonations, the “thehraav” in his voice. No wonder he could sing “o duniya ke rakhwaale” and “meri duniya mein tum aayi”, two songs on two totally opposite ends of the spectrum, with equal aplomb. Such was his mastery that he could easily adapt his voice to blend with any mood or moment.
Happy, teasing or sad.
Ghazal, qawwali or bhajan.
One moment, the despair of “ye mehlon ye takhton”. The next, the fun and frolic of “sar jo tera chakraaye”. Listen to this, and you feel it IS Johnny Walker’s voice.

Yes, that was another Rafisaab skill. To seamlessly adapt his voice to the actor on screen.

The “thehraav” in Rafisaab’s voice is something that I can never get enough of. I’ve listened to the title song of “Mere Mehboob” so many times, just to marvel at the “thehraav”.

Listening to Rafisaab’s voice is therapeutic for me. Whatever be my frame of mind, I just have to close my eyes and listen to “pukaarta chala hoon main”, and I suddenly feel better. 🙂

I could go on and on, but let me now move on to the song for today.

A few days ago, I was on youtube listening to some Rafisaab songs. But this time, instead of listening to his popular songs, I thought I’d look for lesser-known ones. There’s a special joy in discovering songs you’ve never heard before. True of any singer, but for me, especially true of Rafisaab.

I came across a few, shared them with Avinashji too, because he’s an even bigger Rafisaab fan than I am. 🙂

It was an enriching experience, since there were some songs with a decent spattering of Urdu – always a delight for me. 🙂

Today’s song isn’t one in this category. But I loved it the first time I heard it a few days ago, so I decided it would be the song for today.

Actually, I’m somewhat surprised I hadn’t heard this song before. Surprised because it’s from a 1982 film, Raakh Aur Chingaari. Starring Vinod Mehra, Vidya Sinha and Anil Dhawan. 1982 was still within my “active consciousness” of films and songs, and these actors are prominent actors – but somehow this film and song seem to have passed me by.

I also noticed that this film doesn’t figure on the blog yet – another surprise. So it’s making its debut here today.

Then the lyricist & composer. Lyrics by Tajdar Taj, music by Ratandeep Hemraj. Both new names for me.

I see that this combo is already on the blog in Sudhirji’s post.

But what is surprising is that this was MY era, and yet these names are new to me. It’s a very humbling realization. 🙂

I like the lyrics and the music – and of course, Rafisaab’s voice.

This happens to be a multiple-version song. The female version is sung by Chandrani Mukherjee.

So here it is “ye anjaan raahen”. Hope you like the song too.

And Rafisaab, you will always remain in our hearts.
Always.
There’s a very special place for you in all our hearts.
Thank you for making life that much more worth living. 🙂

Mohammad Rafi

Chandrani Mukherjee

Song-Ye anjaan raahen ye manzil paraayi (Raakh aur Chingaari)(1982) Singers-Rafi/ Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics-Tajdar Taj, MD-Ratandeep Hemraj

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Rafi version
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Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen

Kismat ne wo thokar maari
Dil ka sheesha toot gaya
Pyaar ki mehfil raas na aayi
Yaar ka daaman chhoot gaya
Kismat ne wo thokar maari
Dil ka sheesha toot gaya
Pyaar ki mehfil raas na aayi
Yaar ka daaman chhoot gaya
Saaya bankar
Saath chalegi
Jeevan bhar
Ye tanhaai
Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen

Aaj meri majboor wafaa
Khud mere liye ilzaam hui
Roothh gaye hain geet milan ke
Dard mein doobi shaam hui
Aaj meri majboor wafaa
Khud mere liye ilzaam hui
Roothh gaye hain geet milan ke
Dard mein doobi shaam hui
Jaane kis din tootegi ab
Saanson ki ye shehnaai
Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen

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Chandrani Mukherjee version
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Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen

Aaj meri majboor wafaa
Khud mere liye ilzaam hui
Roothh gaye hain geet milan ke
Dard mein doobi shaam hui
Aaj meri majboor wafaa
Khud mere liye ilzaam hui
Rooth gaye hain geet milan ke
Dard mein doobi shaam hui
Jaane kis din tootegi ab
Saanson ki ye shehnaai
Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen


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 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.

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Today 21st July’2020 is the ninetieth birth anniversary of lyricist Anand Bakshi (born on 21 July 1930, he passed away on 30th March 2002). As a tribute to him here is a song written by him from the 1982 movie ‘Insaan’.

“Insaan-1982” was directed by Narinder Bedi for ‘Mukesh Movies Pvt Ltd’. Narinder Bedi also wrote the screenplay of this movie.

This movie was produced by Ved Khanna. It had Jeetendra, Vinod Khanna, Reena Roy and Amjad Khan. They were supported by Shyama, Late Karan Diwan, Narendra Nath, Sudhir, Kishore Jariwala, Asit Sen, Roopesh Kumar, Viju Khote, Pannu Balouch, Dev Kishan, Jayshree T., Meena Roy, Dulari, Birbal, Amrit Pal, G.S. Aassie, Dhanalal, Misrilal, Narbada Shankar, Sharma, Thakurdas T., Moolchand. Aruna Irani made a special appearance in this movie and the movie introduced Master Sameer.

Story of this movie was written by Veena Bedi. Dialogues of this movie were written by Rajinder Singh Bedi. Scenario writer of this movie was Satish Bhatnagar.

Editing of this movie was done by Waman Bhonsle and Gurudutt Shirali. Dev Kishan was the dialogue director of this movie. Robin Bhatt was the chief assistant director and Dilip Kotalgi was the chief assistant editor of this movie.

This movie had total six songs including one multiple version song (which is being presented today). All the songs were written by Anand Bakshi and music was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
Background music for this movie was given by Sapan-Jagmohan.

Mohd. Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Shailendra Singh and Amit Kumar had given their voices to the songs in this movie. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 15.05.1982.

Today’s song is sung Kishore Kumar and second version or rather the sad version is sung by Amit Kumar. I had not watched this movie so can’t say much about the movie and its box office performance. However, I became aware of this song in 1987-89 when I bought a audio cassette of Amit Kumar ‘hits’ by HMV. But only the sad version of this song was there in this cassette. Later when I started contributing lyrics to this blog in 2012-2013, I came across the Kishore Kumar version or a happy version of this song. I like this song very much as it comes from my favorite category of ‘motivational-philosophical songs’ 😊

The meaningful lyrics are by Anand Bakshi. The happy version is picturized on Jeetendra with Master Sameer also seen in the picturization of this song. I am not aware of the picturization of the sad version of this song.

With this song ‘Insaan-1982’ makes its debut on the blog. And that also serves the ‘mission’ of bringing ‘movies with same titles’ on the blog. So far, we have ‘Insaan-1944’ and ‘Insaan-1952’ already introduced on the blog.

Your sincerely also had a part in sharing the song from ‘Insaan-1952’ three years back on the blog. As per HFGK one more movie with same title was released in ‘2005’ too.

If we have look on the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ of the year 1982 we can see as many as five songs from Anand Bakshi and Laxmikant-Pyarelal making it to the annual list then. The movies were ‘Ek Hi Bhool-1981’, ‘Fifty-Fifty-1981’(2 songs), ‘Raaste Pyaar Ke-1982’(2 songs), ‘Desh Premee-1982’, ‘Apnaa Banaa Lo-1982’, however the top six songs were by other lyricist and on the ‘top of the list’ was Majrooh Sultanpuri’s ‘angrezi mein kehti hain ke’ from ‘Khuddaar-1982’.

Let us now enjoy the beautiful lyrics of Anand Bakshi and the composition of Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Happy version
Audio

Video

Sad version
Audio

Song-Koi na jab tera saathi ho (Insaan)(1982) Singer-Kishore Kumar/Amit Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

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Happy version
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aa aa aa …

koyi naa jab tera saathi ho
toh chal mere man tu akelaa
ho ho ho
koyi naa jab tera saathi ho
toh chal mere man tu akelaa aa
kya hain bharosaa kab tak rahegaa
ye zindagi ka melaa aa
koyi naa jab teraa saathi ho
toh chal mere man tu akelaa
ho ho ho
koyi naa jab tera saathi ho
toh chal mere man tu akelaa aa

apni dagar par chal jhoomkar r
kaahe ka gham hain
kaahe ka darr
apni dagar par
chal jhoomkar
kaahe ka gham hain
kaahe ka darr r
raahein badi albeli hain
raahi hain tu albelaa aa
koyi naa jab tera saathi ho
toh chal mere man tu akelaa aa

kya hain judaai ee
kya mel hain ae
kya hain judaai ee
kya mel hain ae
bas dhoop chhaaon ka aa khel hain
jeena usika jeena hain ae
jo zindagi se khelaa aa
koyi naa jab tera saathi ho
toh chal mere man tu akelaa aa

aa aa aa
aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa …

bas saath le ke apne karam
jag se akele jaayenge ham
bas saath le ke apne karam
jag se akele jaayenge ham
jeewan hain kya
bas aaya gayaa aa
paani ka jaise relaa aa
koyi naa jab tera saathi ho
toh chal mere man tu akelaa
kya hain bharosaa kab tak rahegaa
ye zindagi ka melaa aa
koyi naa jab teraa saathi ho
toh chal mere man tu akelaa aa

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Sad version
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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

bas saath le ke apne karam
jag se akele jaayenge ham
bas saath le ke apne karam
jag se akele jaayenge ham
jeewan hain kya
bas aaya gayaa
paani ka jaise relaa aa
koyi naa jab tera saathi ho
toh chal mere man to akelaa aa
kya hain bharosa kab tak rahegaa
ye zindagi ka aa melaa
koyi naa jab tera saathi ho
toh chal mere man to akelaa 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 aa
aa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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भाग-१ (हर्ष)

आ आ आ …

कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला
हो हो हो
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला आ
क्या हैं भरोसा कब तक रहेगा
ये ज़िन्दगी का मेला आ
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला
हो हो हो
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला आ
अपनी डगर पर चल झूमकर…र
काहे का ग़म है
काहे का डर
अपनी डगर पर
चल झूमकर
काहे का ग़म है
काहे का डर…र
राहें बड़ी अलबेली हैं
राही हैं तू अलबेला आ
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला आ
क्या हैं जुदाई ई
क्या मेल हैं ए
क्या हैं जुदाई ई
क्या मेल हैं ए
बस धुप छाँव का आ खेल हैं
जीना उसीका जीना है ए
जो ज़िन्दगी से खेला आ
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला आ

आ आ आ …

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ …

बस साथ ले के अपने करम
जग से अकेले जायेंगे हम

बस साथ ले के अपने करम
जग से अकेले जायेंगे हम
जीवन हैं क्या
बस आया गया आ
पानी का जैसे रेला आ
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला आ
क्या हैं भरोसा कब तक रहेगा
ये ज़िन्दगी का मेला आ
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला आ

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भाग-२ (शोक)
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आ आ
आ आ
आ आ आ आ

आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ आ आ

आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ …

बस साथ ले के अपने करम
जग से अकेले जायेंगे हम
बस साथ ले के अपने करम
जग से अकेले जायेंगे हम
जीवन हैं क्या
बस आया गया आ
पानी का जैसे रेला आ
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला आ
क्या हैं भरोसा कब तक रहेगा
ये ज़िन्दगी का आ मेला
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला आ

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ …


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Regulars of this blog are aware that my family had three pets namely Nuppy (cat), Bhole (dog) and Chhote (Dog) that my wife adopted in september 2010, october 2010 and december 2010 respectively in the place where she lived. I was based at Nagpur those days, some 300 km away. They were all very young when they were brought home. I would visit my wife and daughter and bring them to Nagpur along with the pets during their holidays.

These pets and their interesting tales are covered in several of my writeups, viz. Aaye ho to dekh lo duniya zaraa (Chiraag Kahaan Roshni Kahaan), Jab koi ladki baar baar mere dil ko tadpaaye (Chattan Singh), Ye pyaari pyaari paati (Janmbhoomi), Tu hai mera yaar (Milan),Jahaan chaar yaar mil jaaye wahaan raat ho gulzaar (Sharaabi)(1984), Jaa jaldi bhaag jaa (Deshpremi)(1982), Bade miyaan to bade miyaan (Bade Milaay Chhote Miyaan)(1998) etc.

Most of these writeups were happy tales describing the amusing antics of the pets. The first and so far the only sad writeup appeared on 29 june 2012, where I broke the news that the cat nuppy was no more.

There have been no detailed posts in the blog about my pets since 2015 though I had a collection of many new interesting stories about them.

I have finally decided to pen another writeup on my pets. This is unfortunately another obituary. It is Chhote, the youngest pet who passed away on 27 may 2020.

When we got the medical cards of our pets made in Nagpur in January 2011, the three of us were the owners of the three pets. Chhote was shown as owned by my wife, Bhole by me and Nuppy by our daughter.

The three pets have brought us countless hours of joy as long as they lived and left fond memories after two of them left us.

Chhote was the centre of attraction of our household. Not just the humans in the house, even the other two pets of the house were very fond of him. He had a natural knack of winning over strangers (animals as well as human beings). He was the youngest pet, and the other two pets were very protective of him. In the winter season of 2010-11, the three of them would sleep snuggled up with each other. The two senior pets would keep Chhote between them, protecting him from both sides.

My wife never pampered our daughter (despite she being our only child), but Chhote was pampered by her, to the extent that she began to give step motherly treatment to Bhhole. Later she realised the error of her ways and made amends. Chhote began to assert proprietary claims over my wife and would prevent Bhole form coming close to her. When I came visiting from Nagpur, Bhole paid Chhote in the same coin. He staked a proprietary claim over me and prevented Chhote from coming close to me, much to our amusement. Till the last moment, this ownership claim was not given up. But to our credit, we tried to treat both dogs fairly even if he was not the owner. 🙂

Chhote had such smooth silky coat. In Nagpur, I would hear the door bell. At the door, I would find the padosan living upstairs holding Chhote and telling me that he was going to the busy main road. I would thank her and take hold of Chhote. People loved to hold Chhote in their arms, just to feel the texture of his smooth silky coat.

Cat was allowed to go out and come in but the dogs were not. But Chhote, always looking for challenges and adventures would often escape out of the home. Bhhole would then seek to escape so that he could go out and protect Chhote.

While Bhole and nuppy knew their way back home, Chhote did not and he would lose his way. Then my wife would order nuppy to go and bring Chhote back. Amazingly, nuppy understood the command. She would go and bring Chhote home. This happened more than once and so it could not be just a coincidence.

Even street dogs began to know him. Once a street dog brought him back to the home! As a reward, my wife gave that dog some foodstuff to eat.

Chhote gave respect to his senior pets, just like humans do.

While Chhote had the temperament of being a dog seeking to socialise with everyone, Bhhole was an athletic dog, with strong jaws and good running speed. My daughter appointed him her sprint coach. The two would begin their sprint together. Bhhole would easily outrun her and then stop to allow her to catch up with him before resuming his sprint. Bhhole’s coaching was quite useful seeing that my daughter was the 100 metre sprinting champion of her class among girls and once she even won a District level sprint.

Bhhole would also play football with my daughter while being dressed properly in football shorts. Bhhole, proudly sporting his footballing short looking like Scoobie Doo, would be seriously tackling the daughter for ball possession when he would suddenly find his shorts being pulled down. It was Chhote (looking like Scrapy Doo) entering the arena wondering what happened to the tail of Bhhole. Bhhole would snarl at him, asking him to leave him alone. 🙂

Once, Chhote for some reason began to whine and whimper and got into the nerves of my wife. It is said by wise men, and morning message to this effect regularly gets circulated in whatsapp groups that “One should not take imortant decisions when angry and one should not make promises when happy”. It is a wise saying that my wife does not practice. She got annoyed with Chhote and decided to give away the trouble making Chhote to someone else. She convinced a lady to take Chhote and handed Chhote to her.

That was a saturday. When the daughter came back home from school and found Chhote missing, she started crying and insisted that Chhote be brought back. Even the other two pets were silent and sad. Next morning, wife and daughter went to that lady. They found Chhote, who roamed around freely inside his earlier home, tied by a chain in that household. Chhote was very happy to see them. My wife asked Chhote back. Much to their relief, the lady agreed to hand Chhote back. While they were bringing Chhote back, a cow who had recently given birth to a calf though that her calf was being taken away. she gave a chase. My wife went to the cow and showed her Chhote and convinced her that it was a pup and not her calf. 🙂 When Chhote was brought back home, the other pets, silent since morning, became happy and cheerful. The raunaq of the household had returned. The voice of Chhote which my wife was finding annoying till the previous day began to sound like music to her ears.

Chhote was quite intelligent and smart. Unlike most humans, he could think out of the box and outsmart humans. A human would chain him and think that Chhote cannot get away. Chhote would pull his head out of the neck collar and the human would be left holding the chain with the collar. Chhote had used this trick on many unsuspecting humans. In the early days, we tied him with chain made of fibre. He would bite off the rope and free himself. Then we bought metal chains to tie him and Bhole.

In Nagpur, we had a garden adjacent to my residence. The garden is closed from all sides. I would leave the dogs in the garden every morning for an hour before bringing them inside the home. I was secure in my knowledge that there was no way the dogs can go out of the garden. But as I mentioned before, Chhote outwitted me. He laid a detailed long term plan. This plan was carried out so well that I could notice nothing. One week later, when I went to the garden to bring the two pets back, they were nowhere to be found. They had escaped !

What Chhote had done was an example of a lateral thinking at its best. He found out that the mud under the gate was soft. So every day, he got Bhhole (the athletic dog) to dig some mud from under the gate. Bhhole dug some mud everyday for seven days. On the seventh day, enough gap got created under the gap and the two escaped through that gap.

Where did they go ? There was a children’s part nearby. The board said-“only for Children of Railway employees”. The two dogs were playing there, considering themselves as children of a Railway employee.

Both dogs had different natures and different qualities. Chhote, the brainy one, had the ability to analyse things and work out ingenious solutions, which is unusual for most other dogs. For instance Bhole could never do these things. When it came to opening doors, Bhhole only knew how to open door by pushing. If the door needed to be pulled then Bhole was all at sea. But Chhote could easily pull a door. He even worked out the way to go through spring loaded doors by pulling it safely.

Bhole was good in barking whereas Chhote was not. When Bhole barked, his bark was so furious that people thought that many dogs were barking. Chhote accompanied him in barking but he in reality would only be only lip syncing in Bhole’s voice.

Chhote had some superhuman abilities in him. For instance he could tell by smell if the foodstuff was edible. We often used to buy milk packets when running short of Milkman supplied milk. Once we bought one such milk packet and offered this milk to the pets. Pets, who would dring milkman supplied milk without a fuss, refused t drink it despite being hungry. Later they drank milkman supplied milk. That is how we realised that the milk suppled in milk packets was not safe.

Chhote’s hearing ability was truly superhuman. The car that we have is one of millions such cars built to the same specifications, but Chhote could tell this car apart by the sound of its engine. He could do it when the car was at least a kilometer away. The person driving the car could barely listen to the sound of the engine, whereas Chhote, located one kilometer away could tell that this car belonging to the family was arriving back home in five minutes.

Chhote was very fond of being driven around in that car. He would take the passenger seat and look around, soaking in the scenario. He has traveled a lot between Maharashtra and MP, seated on the passenger seat.

When visitors came home, they were afraid of Bhole and they would request that Bhole be tied down by chain. No one was afraid of Chhote. Chhote would remain free and join in watching the visitors (plumbers/ electricians etc) do their stuff. If luggage was being moved from one place to another (for instance during transfers) Chhote would sit on the furnitures and would get carried along with the furniture. If the school friends of the daughter drop in and had their discussion while seated on chairs, Chhote too would hop on a chair and give them company.

From Nagpur, I got transferred to Bilaspur during end of 2011 and shifted the luggage in February 2012. All six of us travelled from Nagpur to Bilaspur in that car.

Bilaspur residence had a sprawling premise. The wall was broken at places. Initially I was worried that the dogs would escape through the gaps and would be lost. But after nearly one year of tussle between the pets and me, I realised that the pets could go out and come in safely. There were many occasions when I felt that the dogs (one or both) were lost, but fortunately they came back safely every time. In due course, the premise became a safe haven for pups and their mothers. The two pets would repel any male dogs from entering the premise, but pups and their mothers were welcome to reside in the premise. There was a time when the premise housed, apart from Bhhole and Chhote, two female dogs and nearly a dozen pups.

Bhole and Chhote had their meals in their earmarked pots. Bhole was very possessive about his meal and would not share it with any other dogs. Chhote on the other hand was quite accommodating and shared the meal of his pot with any pup who approached him. The pups adored him. I had taken photographs (that I shared on facebook) that show Chhote walking around with nearly a dozen pups following him.

We also had some temporary pets there that lasted for just a few months before being lost for one reason or the other. My wife had given them interesting names. One of these temporary pets was a pup named Kabra Singh. Both Bhole and Chhote were quite friendly with Kabra Singh and they would teach him tricks of dogfight. I have a photograph where Kabra Singh is seen trying to apply those tricks on his own gurus. 🙂 Kabra Singh tried to copy the mannerisms of Chhote. If Chhote was seated on a chair then he would get seated on a small stool striking the same pose as Chhote.

When I was transferred from Bilaspur to Izatnagar in UP in 2015 then bringing the two pets offered challenges because of the distance involved. Finally I worked out an elegant solution (first suggested by the daughter). She suggested that we needed to bring them by train. Initially I told her that it was not possible. Then on checking up the rules I found that dogs could be brought in guards van or in AC first (if other passengers do not object). No self respecting pet dog would ever travel in the guard van with the guard (without the owner) so that option was ruled out. The dogs had to be taken only by AC first. The best and fail safe way to ensure that there was no objection from other fellow passengers was to ensure that we got the cabin of two berths instead of four berth cabin. I requested for it. I was ensured that I would get that provided no VIPs traveled that day by that train. I prayed and my prayers were answered. VIPs kept away and we were allotted two berth cabin. The dogs, duly certified fit to travel (certificate issued by a government vet), with their documents and tickets were with us. THe TTE saw the tickets and raised no alarms (I had already ensured that the TTE was briefed beforehand). Chhote occupied the lower berth and watched eagerly out of the window like a wide eyed kid. Bhole, not interested , made himself comfortable at the floor of the cabin. Chhote let my wife share the lower berth with him. 🙂

Early morning, we arrived at Agra cantt. From there, we reached Izatnagar by road.

Izatnagar in UP was different from Bilaspur in Chattisgarh. The premise of the residence was just as porous as was the case with Bilaspur residence but I realised that allowing the dogs to roam free like they did at Bilaspur was not safe. So after a few close shaves, it was made sure that the two dogs were taken out of the residence only while chained. Of course then escaped from the chain many a times and those who ran behind to bring them back aften had harrowing time cornering them and bringing them back.

Every morning I would take the dogs on walk, one dog at a time. It was alweays Chhote first, because it was he who insisted on being taken for a walk first thing in the morning, come rain or snow. Thanks to him, I became the most disciplined officer in Izatnagar who would regularly go on a walk at 6 AM and even earlier while others were still sleeping. Even during torrential rain, Chhote would insist on having his daily morning walk. He was that kind of outgoing dog.

The street dogs in Izatnagar were quite big built and fearsome. They would try to bully Chhote and Chhote would get nervous. I , armed with a stick, assured him that he was under Z category security and he was well protected. I would manage to keep the gang of street dogs at bay. When it was the turn of Bhole to go on his morning walk, the tables were turned. For some reason, the appearance of Bhole unnerved even those big built hardened street dogs assembled in a gang and they would quickly disperse at the sight of Bhole. Bhole walked the street like a dabang dog.

Like at Bilaspur, even at Izatnagar, pups and their mothers were allowed to stay in the premises of the residence. As at Bilaspur, even here the pups were fond of the pets. Even Bhole was admired by pets. When they went on their morning walk, these pups also accompanied them. Pups accompanying Bhole would take advantage of Bhole’s appearance to bully even big looking street dogs and chase them away. 🙂

Izatnagar has an IVRI (Indian Vetenary Research Institute) nearby. The two dogs would often go there for their medical check ups and there they would combine to bully other dogs.

When I was transferred from Izatnagar to Gorakhpur in August 2018, I and my wife travelled by our car with our pets. The residence at Gorakhpur had proper walls so the pets could not go out. So for the first time in years, we could leave the dogs in the premise without worrying about them going out of premises. On three occasions, during heavy rains, I found parts of wall falling down and the premise getinmg exposed to public. Those were harowing days, because it meant dogs could escape to busy main road and from then onwars there was no hope for seeing them again. On all these occasions, I managed to somehow keep the dogs restrained while the wall got repaired (first temporarity and then permanently). On those days, I would take them out of residence while chained. Otherwise the dogs had forgotten the experience of being chained after coming to Bilaspur.

After one year of stay at Gorakhpur, Chhote suddenly developed the desire to go on a walk out of the residence every morning and afternoon, like how it was in Izatnagar. It was from december 2019 onwards. Chhote continued to go on his walks till march 2020,

It was during the last months of 2019 that Chhote started suffering from a medical problem that initially went unnoticed. My wife feels that he had developed a tiny swelling inside his mouth on the right side. Later, on being checked, it turned out to be malignant cancer. My wife took him to a vet for treatment in early march 2020, hoping that it would help. Next date of treatment was 25 march 2020, which turned out to be the date when lockdown started in India. It was in the second week of april that the Vet clinic finally opened. When Chhote was taken to the vet, he had become quite weak and thin by then because he was not able to eat properly. He was given driops and some injections, which helped a bit, and his appetite returned a bit. He has stopped eating his normal food. My daughter suggested that he be fed soft chicken pieces. She ordered chicken biryaani online every afternoon. I would feed Chhote soft pieces morsel by morsel which he would struggle to eat. He would then drink lots of water in a bid to wash it down.

The cancerous growth was becoming bigger. It led to continuous secretion that Chhote would try to wipe on his forelimbs. So his shiny white coat wou;d get dirty and discolored. I began to give him baths every second day which gave him relief for some time before his body would once again be covered with that secretion.

Chhote was suffering. Inability to take in nourishment was telling on him. An erstwhile burly looking Chhote was getting shrunk in size which was sad to see. When I showed his video to my daughter she began to cry at his plight.

When Chhote was taken to the vet again one week later, this time he stated that it was a hopeless case. The swelling is solid swelling. Nothing can be done to reduce it- the vet stated.

So I came back and informed this fact tyo my wife on phone.

To the credit of Chhote, he endured this pain stoically. He had realised that his last time was approaching. He seemed to be reconciled to it, secure in the knowledge that we tried everything we could for him. In his prime, he would bother us for many things, but this time he had decided that he would try and be as less of a problem on us as he could help. He did not whimper once throughout his suffering.

On my part, I made sure that Chhote did not feel unwanted, unloved and uncared for because of his medical condition. He was given the same freedom as before. No quarantine, no restrictions, no stigmas. He in fact was given special attention as far as feeding him and bathing him was concerned.

When my wife and daughter first became aware of the worsening condition of Chhote, they opined that he should not be made to suffer like this and he should be given euthanasia. I opposed the idea telling them that he was eating chicken and so he was getting nourishment.

By 25th may, his condition took a turn for the worse. He stopped taking even the little nourishment he was able to take earlier. And he had become so weak that he struggled to stand on his feet.

On 26th may, I phoned my wife and informed her of Chhote’s situation. I told her that I could no see Chhote holding on for much longer. It was now I, instead of she, who broached the subject of euthanasia. My wife, from her location in MP tried to get things arranged by talking to people concerned. The feedback was that no doctor was prepared. So be it. But we needed to be ready since the end was near.

On 26th of night, Chhote struggled to move around in the hall. He tried to sit in one place, and then another, then at yet another place and so on. He did not eat anything. with some effort, he drank water.

At night, he was sleeping in the hall. Late at night, when I woke up and looked at the hall, he was not there. It meant that he had gone to some other room where he liked to stay.

Every night, I am woken up by Bhhole a few times who wants to go out to relieve himself. And I take his out. Every time I do that, more often than not, Chhote too joins in. On this night, Chhote did not come out.

Next morning, when I hardly got any sleep, I took Bhole out of residence. At about 5 AM, I mustered enough courage to venture in the direction where Chhote had gone at night. There he was, lying stone cold at the floor. He had expired, after bravely fighting off this killer disease for several weeks.

As instructed by my wife the previous day, I kept the body on Chhote’s bed, which my daughter had ordered for him online the previous year. Then I covered him with a dupatta of my wife.

My wife had phoned the concerned people. An area was located in one corner of the premise adjacent to the boudary wall. A grave was dug. Chhote along with his bed and my wife’s dupatta covering him was laid to rest in that grave. Flowers, plucked from the plants in the premise were laid on the grave. Agarbattis were lit.

When nuppy had died, it came as a sudden shock because Nuppy was young and without any ailments. Chhote’s death on the other hand was not unexpected. It had become nevitable after cancer was detected inside his mouth and it was diagnosed as incurable. The pain of losing Chhote was tempered by other feelings, viz, feeling of relief that Chhote was finally put out of the terrible misery he was going through.

Then there was the feeling that I was spared a moral dilemma of subjecting my pet to euthanasia. No doubt I wanted that in order to save the pet from further pain, but that would have still amounted to murder. I was mightily relived that I could now could keep a clear conscious. I also felt morally upright knowing that I did not lt my pet down, I did not betray him and I did not hurt his feelings while he was undergoing his suffering. He was in need of support and comfort and I tried to provide that. When I realised that his end was near then I decided not to leave him alone.I took leave from office and stayed at home in the second half of 26 may 2020. So I was at home when the end came sometime in the night of 26 may-27 may.

My daughter asked me, did Chhote sport his collar while being buried ? I replied in the affirmative. Then I realised how wise it was on my part to fit Chhote’s favourite collar around his neck. Pet dogs wear this collar proudly as a badge of honour for being a pet of a household. Chhote departed from the world, secure in the knowledge that he was sporting his favourite collar at that time.

How did Bhole react to the demise of Chhote ? In the morning of 27 may 2020. Bhole must have gone to the room where Chhote was lying dead. He must have seen that Chhote was no more alive. Bhole kept a sombre silence throughout the morning. He saw Chhote, with his bed and dupatta cover being carried out. So he knew that Chhote would no longer be around.

Chhote got a decent honorable burial with eight human beings present. If there is something like soul which watches from above, then the soul of Chhote would have felt that he was treated well in his life and also while bidding him a final farewell.

There is this concept of “Shaapit gandarv” and “shaapit dev”. In ancient mythology, some gods would anger some rishis/ munis and the rishis / munis woud curse them to get born in the Mrityulok. On request, the sentence would be reduced a bit. Like for instance, in Mahabharat, eight vasus were cursed by Rishi Vashisht that they would e born as humans. On request, it was stated by Rishi that they would hav to spend just a few moments as human, as their mother would kill them immediately and then they could be back as Vasus. Some acquaintances, who are familiar with our pets have suggested that our pets too were like such devas who were cursed by some munis that they would be born as dogs on earth. On being requested, their sentence was softened. It was ordained that they would be brought up by a kind human family that would bring them up with care and affection. It is a theory that I agree with. Chhote and Bhole, and also nuppy seem to be very special pets who possessed qualities that seem unreal in a normal cat/ dog.

So, nuppy and Chhote are back to being the devas that they were before they came into our lives. Bhole is the only one left now. He perhaps needed to serve the longest sentence of them all. Like the humans, Bhole too is remarkable well composed and is coping well with the loss. Hopefully, we will get over the loss soon. The font memories of Chhote will ofcourse linger for many years. We have not forgotten nuppy who left us eight years ago, and I am sure same will be the case with Chhote as well.

I am sad but also relieved, and philosophical about this loss. Two days have already passed. I thought that I would keep this news to myself. But then I decided that it would be a burden on my chest if I kept this fact to myself. So this writeup, the longest in the blog for some time is my effort to get the load off my chest and then resume my normal life.

I searched for a suitable somh to go with the occasion. The search led me to a song from “Pyaas”(1982).

“Pyaasa”(1982) was produced and directed by O P Ralhan for Ralhan Productions Bombay. It had Kanwaljeet, Zeenat Aman, Tanuja, Anju Mahendroo, Madan Puri, Kamini Kaushal, A K Hangal, Dheeraj Kumar, Manmohan Krishna, Ram Mohan, Brahmchaari, Kamaldeep, Jagdish Raj, Devyani Thakkar, Shivraj, R S Chopra, Asha Sharma, Gauri Verma, Sunil Dhawan, Dhanraj, Maqbool, Hakeem, Ashok, Rafiq, Anil Ahuja, Rani Gill, Surjit Kaur, Shwini Kumar, Zeenat, Satyarani, Ramlal , Jimmy, Gopal Ralhan, Vinod Talwar, Ashok, Ratan Gaurang, Harendra, Kumud Tripathi, Ramesh Kumar, V K Chopra, Renu Kumar, Tarana, G Ansari, Ameer, Raj Kishore, Master Chhotu, Debut-Aaloka, Guest appearances by McMohan and Om Shivpuri.

This forgotten movie had eight songs by three lyricists. This song from “Pyaasa”(1982) is a song that seems tailormade for the sombre occasion. The song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Shiv Kumar Saro is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, “Pyaas”(1982) makes its debut in the blog.


Song=Saath mera chhod kar (Pyaas)(1982) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Shiv Kumar Saroj, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

saath mera chhod kar
saath mera chhod kar
chal diya tu kahaan
dil mera tod kar
dil mera tod kar
saath mera chhod kar
saath mera chhod kar
chal diya tu kahaan
dil mera tod kar
dil mera tod kar

aaa aa aa aa
aaa aaa aa aaa aaa

gham se bhara hoon main
aur mujhe gham na do
phool maange thhe maine
mujhko khaar na do
saath mera chhod kar
saath mera chhod kar
chal diya tu kahaan
dil mera tod kar
dil mera tod kar

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm

yaaden thhin kitni haseen roye aasmaan roye zameen
sahar ka ham kya karen yaar apna saath nahin
saath mera chhod kar
saath mera chhod kar
chal diya tu kahaan
dil mera tod kar
dil mera tod kar

aa aa aa aa
har dil mein zinda hai tu
insaan nahin farishta hai tu
gareebon ki hai jaan tu
insaan par ehsaan tu
saath mera chhod kar
saath mera chhod kar
chal diya tu kahaan
dil mera tod kar
dil mera tod kar
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm


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4303

Hullo Atuldom

This is an attempt to remember two legends of Bollywood with one post.

On reviewing the “anniversaries page” of the blog I found an opportunity to introduce the qawwali song from a 1982 released (exact date being 27/05/1982 meaning the movie is 38 years old), Raj Kumar Kohli produced and directed, multi starrer “Badle Ki Aag” (Flames of Revenge).

The recent stay-at-home gave me the time to sit through this movie. It is a very typical, simple, regular story with a slight twist.

There is a family of father (Kadar Khan), mother (Nirupa Roy), two sons and a daughter. The father in his greed for wealth wipes out his partner’s family but the children of this family escape the mass-murder. Nirupa Roy gets separated from her sons in the course of walking out on her cruel greedy husband. She has her daughter with her. The sons grow up to be dacoits Shera (Dharmendra) and Lakhan (Sunil Dutt) and daughter (Sarika) an aspiring lawyer whose education is funded by Lakhan who has kept in touch with the mother and sister. Lakhan is a do-gooder daku where as Shera is ruthless.

Meanwhile the daughter (Reena Roy) of the affected family has been brought up in a kotha and nurses a desire to revenge her families misfortune. Her brother (Rajeev Anand who was seen in about 5 movies after which he turned producer) grows up to be a cop. There is one more important character in the whole setup- Inspector Amar Verma (Jeetendra) who is the son of Mohanlal Verma (Madan Puri) who is constantly tormented by Shera and Lakhan. Now here is the promised twist- at different times Geeta (Reena Roy) the dancer has had interaction with the three heroes and all of them have developed feelings for her. But she loves the Inspector who has seen her at different times with the other two and misunderstands her. Isn’t that a different kind of love-story. Here I should mention the existence of Bijli (Smita Patil) who loves Shera. Hope the readers have got confused about the very regular story that this movie had. The movie was a success at the Box-Office what with so many stars.

Today’s songs has the three heroes disguised as Qawwals at Janakidas’s son’s wedding. We have Smita Patil dancing around. Here I must admit that this post reminded me of this Qawwali sung by Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor and Suresh Wadkar. It had music by Laxmikant- Pyarelal and had lyrics by Verma Malik.

Small thoughts after seeing the song on repeat for writing this post- (1) Sunil Dutt and Jeetendra are jumping around and Dharmendra stays put on his mat. (2) Looks like this is the only time when Smita Patil has shared screen time with Jeetendra.

With this song we remember Sunil Dutt and Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar on their anniversaries.

Video

Audio

Song-Main jis mehfil mein aata hoon (Badle Ki Aag)(1982) singers-Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
All

Lyrics

ho ho ho
ho o ho
ho ho ho ho
ho o ho
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
aata hoon aata hoon aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon

main woh bala hoon
main woh bala hoon
jis se khudaayi darr gayi
main woh bala hoon
jis se khudaayi darr gayi
maut se takkar huyi toh maut tauba kar gayi
tauba tauba tauba
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon

duniya ka iss mutthi mein aaghaaz hai anjaam hai
duniya ka iss mutthi mein aaghaaz hai anjaam hai
aur khuda ke baad har ek
leta mera naam hai
naam hai naam hai
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon

main kya hoooon
main kya hoon
aur kaun hoon tum jaante nahin
main kya hoon aur kaun hoon
tum jaante nahin
donon ka malkul(?) maut hoon pehchaante nahin
main maut se bhi lad jaata hoon

main maut se bhi lad jata hoon
main maut se bhi lad jsata hoon
hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon

main woh azeem hasti hoon
jise waqt na mita sake
arre main woh azeem hasti hoon
jise waqt na mita sake
na aandhi hi uda sake
na shola hi jalaa sake

bandook se jo baat kare
main us nasal ka khoon hoon
jo dushmanon ko kuchal de
main aisa ek janoon hoon
zaalimon aur baaghiyon qaatil luteron ke liye ae
zaalimon aur baaghiyon qaatil luteron ke liye ae
main khud hi toh insaaf hoon
main khud hi ek kaanoon hoon
kanoon se main takraata hoon

kanoon se main takraata hoon
kanoon se main takrata hoon
hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon

zulm hoon aur andher hoon main haan
aur jangal ka sher hoon main haan
ser pe sawa ser hoon main haan haan
tujh mein itna josh nahin
arre tujh ko apna hosh nahin
main bhi toh khaamosh nahin
fitna aur fasaad hoon main
tere liye jallaad hoon main
donon ka ustaad hoon main
fitna aur fasaad hoon main
tere liye jallaad hoon main
donon ka ustaad hoon main
haan haan haan haan
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusaist 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 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.

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4300

(#Music Composer-Singer-Bappi Lahiri#2)
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#the Decade of Eighties – 1981 – 1990 #
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Rising temperatures is normal in our country in the month of May. At this time of the year, we are used to seeing temperatures soaring high. Under normal circumstances, terms like ‘rising temperatures’, ‘global warming’ etc would have been ‘hot’ topic of media and general talk. But the term ‘Covid19’ has taken the wind out of the sail of the usual terms.

The current ‘lockdown’ conditions have given respite to many people from going out for work in this ‘peak summer’. However even at home now people are feeling the ‘heat’ and currently my base-station Vadodara is recording 42 to 44 degC temperature during these days. Since work at my workplace has been resumed since 21st April, I can enjoy the ‘summer’ as I did in the past, an experience that I had “missed” for the last three years thanks to my stint at Kenya for three years.

The pandemic has forced people to be more worried about the other temperature i.e. the ‘body temperature’ or ‘fever’ as we generally talk about instead of worryng about atmospheric temperature. The current situation has also brought ‘Infrared thermometers’ (‘temperature guns’:) ) to daily usage and checking of body temperature has become customary for all venturing out of home for work. For me it is checked at our company bus stop then after arrival at workplace and before leaving the workplace. (Nose masks, Sanitisers and Handwash have also become a part of life now.)

Coming back to the ‘fever’ or ‘bukhaar’ it so happened recently that family members of one of our family friends were admitted to hospital in anticipation of ‘Covid19’. Since one of the family members was working in health department it was easy for ‘Corona’ to attack this person first. Because of to this one-person other family members also got infected and one by one they were admitted to hospital (thank god all of them have recovered and they are now back to home fully ‘fit’ after getting treatment). Since my daughter has her friend from this family, I was enquiring with her everyday about their health, after returning from office. One day she told me that her friend’s father is having ‘fever’ and the temperature was around 100. I do not know from where, but I immediately said “well, no need to worry’ the danger level is more or ‘104’ I think?”

Since she has been a ‘science student’ (more a ‘doodle artist’ now) I asked, “Is there anything that 104-degree fever is dangerous”. Guessing where I was heading, she immediately asked me is there any song on that? Or a movie I had in mind? “‘jinko filmon aur gaanon ka bukhaar ho, unke dimaag mein to hameshaa gaane hi chalte rahenge na?” (and now my family members have taken it as ‘normal’ for me 🙂 )

Yes, I know it there was a song something like … “ek sau chaar bukhaar!!!”

Though I said it but even I had not visited or listened to this song for many years or I should say almost thirty-six or thirty-five years now. I only remember the lines “ek sau chaar bukhaar, ek sau chaar bukhaar”.  I remember there was this song which I had listened to, and it was a part of all ‘disco’ compilations then in 1982-1983 or 1983-1984. But I had forgotten it after that, but the current ‘pandemic’ reminded me of this song. We are going to listen and enjoy this song today. Fortunately, the audio and a partial video link of this song was available when I looked for it.

I was not aware about any other details of this song like the movie, singers etc. I was only remembering its line “ek sau chaar bukhaar”. From the audio I got to the movie name this song was from and from the movie name I found the movie details in HFGK Vol-VI. The movie name is ‘Sugandh’ – must be an obscure movie, I think.

“Sugandh-1982” was directed by Ravikant Nagaich for Gopi Enterprises, Madras. He was also the producer of this movie and cinematographer too. This movie has Shakti Kapoor, Aarti Gupta, Anand Balraj, Paintal, Bindu, Birbal, Sunil Thapa, Gulshan Grover, Leena Das, Heena Kausar, Goga Kapoor, Prem Bedi, Mukri, Kasuhik Basin, Poornima, Amrish Puri and others. HFGK mentions that this movie was based on a novel ‘Khilaadi’ by writer Rajvansh. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 08.07.1982 with restricted viewing i.e. with ‘A’ Certificate.

As per information of this movie provided in HFGK, it has total seven songs in it. Lyricist Ramesh Pant wrote four songs and lyricist Farooque Kaiser wrote three songs for this movie. This song is written by Ramesh Pant, The seven songs include one song in two parts. Music of this movie was composed by Bappi Lahiri and Anil, Arun and Bansari Lahiri were his assistants in music of this movie. Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Shubha Dhote and SP Balasubramanian had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

1982-83 was the year of matriculation for me, and I remember that after finishing the exams we were relaxed and that time the we were regularly listening song on radio and around. And I remember that the songs of ‘Nikaah’ and ‘Disco Dancer’ were heard very frequently then and so were there many disco numbers, as ‘Disco’ wave and ‘Bappi Da’ era had already ‘taken-off’. Going by the date this movie was passed by Censor Board and guessing its releasing time I think the songs of this movie were over shadowed by the songs of the movie ‘Disco Dancer’ (1982) which came in December that year (passed by Censor Board on 10.12.1982).

On this auspicious 4321st day for the blog, let us get introduced to movie number 4300 on the blog with this song 🙂

This song is sung by Kishore Kumar with his characteristic style and gusto. Enjoy how every time he sings ‘disco o o o’ and ‘ek sau chaar bukhaar’ in this song. On screen Anand Balraj is lip syncing in Kishore Kumar’s voice and accompanying him performance is Leena Das while we can see Mukri, Paintal, Gulshan Grover and others present in picturization of this song.

Enjoy this foot tapping disco song. . .

[Ed Note: With this song, ‘Sugandh’ (1982) becomes the 4300th movie whose songs are represented in the blog.]

Audio (Full)

Video (Partial)

Song – Bukhaar ye hai disco bukhaar (Sugandh) (1982) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Ramesh Pant, MD – Bappi Lahiri
Male chorus
Female chorus
All Chorus
Mukri
Paintal

Lyrics

d
i
s
c
o

disco disco
disco disco
disco disco
disco disco
aa aa aa nachnaa
aa aa aa nachnaa
aa aa aa nachnaa
aa aa aa nachnaa
disco disco
disco disco

he he
arey kya huaa isko

ha ha ha ha
ek sau chaar bukhaar

bukhaar ye hai disco bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar

ek sau chaar bukhaar
ek sau chaar bukhaar

ye disco ka shikaar hai ae
isko chadhaa bukhaar hai ae
degree ek sau chaar hai ae
har ilaaj bekaar hai ae
arey
jhoomne do
naachne do
gaane do
disco o o o
ek sau chaar bukhaar
ek sau chaar bukhaar
disco disco
disco disco

bukhaar ye hai disco bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar

waah waah
waah waah
waah waah
waah waah

dil iska rangeen hai ae
soorat bhi namkeen hai ae
phir bhi is se rehnaa door
maamla sangeen hai ae
ye bijlee hai
jhatkaa lagtaa chhoone se jisko
disco o o o
ek sau chaar bukhaar
ek sau chaar bukhaar
disco disco
disco disco

bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar

aa aa aa naachnaa
aa aa aa naachnaa

jawaan dilon mein josh hai ae
kisko apnaa hosh hai ae
ye raftaar jawaani ki ee
nahin kisi ka dosh hai ae ae
phir kab aaye aisa maukaa
maaloom hai kisko
disco o o o
ek sau chaar bukhaar
ek sau chaar bukhaar
disco disco
disco disco

bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar

hey ae
hey ae
hey ae
hey ae

dil ko roz machalne do o o
pyaar ke rang badalne do o o
koyi hamaari khushiyon se ae ae
jaltaa hai to jalne do o
pyaar karo to thhokar maaro
tum har bandish ko
disco o o o
ek sau chaar bukhaar
ek sau chaar bukhaar
disco disco
disco disco

bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar

ek sau chaar bukhaar
ek sau chaar bukhaar
ek sau chaar bukhaar
ek sau chaar bukhaar
bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar

 

 


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. 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.

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Imagine, a tall and lanky young man from India, trained to be a wrestler, and a state level sportsman from Bengal, appearing in the Indian contingent at the Olympics in 1936 / 1940 / 1944. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) the Olympics of 1940 and 1944 were cancelled due to the ongoing World War II. Had there been peace in the world during those years, maybe the course of history of the Hindi film music may have been different.

Well OK, the previous paragraph is quite speculative. But yes, the fact is that in his younger years, PC Dey was much more inclined towards body building and wrestling. Trained by one Gorobabu, a pehalwan of repute in Bengal, he represented his institution, Vidyasagar College of Calcutta (now Kolkata) at the state level championships and reached the finals in his category. Never mind that his uncle, the renowned KC Dey, would continue to press him to take his music training more seriously. But that was not to be so. Well, for some time at least.

The young Prabodh Chandra developed weakness in his eyesight, which became a handicap in continuing his proposed career as a wrestler. Getting into the wrestling ring with eyeglasses was never a good option. And so, this vision problem coupled with the second World War eventually decided the career path for this young man. And that, to the greater gain and benefit for the music lovers of this country.

Remembering Manna Dey, the stalwart singer of Indian film industry, on the 101st anniversary of his birth today. Born in 1919, we celebrate it today in 2020.

His uncle, KC Dey would goad him, guide him and train him with a vision to for Manna Da to become one of the top singers in the country. In 1942, KC Dey was preparing music for the film ‘Tamanna’. He called upon his nephew to sing a duet with Suraiya – “Jaago Aayee Usha. . .”. With this song, the film career of Manna Dey was launched.

A little time later, Vijay Bhatt and Shankar Rao Vyas approached KC Dey to request him for playback singing in their upcoming film – ‘Ram Rajya’ (1943). Understandably, KC Dey declined the offer, since he would never give playback to any other actor. Providence would have it that the young Manna was also in the room at that time. Vijay Bhatt then directed his attention to the nephew singer. The consent was given and the agreement was in place. Manna Dey would sing for Shankar Rao Vyas in this upcoming film. The song “Tyagmayi Tu Gayi. . .” is the first solo song recorded by Manna Da.

More recordings followed. And then we come to 1950, and the film ‘Mashaal’. The song is “Upar Gagan Vishal“. Manna Dey, and his voice have arrived on to the Hindi film stage.

But then, yes, there is more to his voice than just the film songs. There is a wonderful set of non-film songs that he has recorded during his career. I bring to attention this endearingly beautiful piece, that is written by Madhukar Rajasthani. The music composition is by Manna Da himself. A wondrous song of the first tryst between the lovers. So less words, so short and sweet. And yet, the entire saga of that encounter is ensconced in this brief song of two antaraas. A small pearl from the nose pin of the damsel, gets loose and is lost. And the poet says,

kajraari akhiyaan
reh gayin roti re. . .

Beautiful, simply delightful – that is the softness of this singing voice. Manna Dey – at 101.


Song – Sajni. . . Nathli Se Toota Moti Re (Manna Dey – NFS) (1982) Singer – Manna Dey, Lyrics – Madhukar Rajasthani, MD – Manna Dey

Lyrics

sajni..ee

sajni..ee

nathli se toota moti re
nathli se toota moti re
kajraari akhiyaan
reh gayin roti re
kajraari akhiyaan
reh gayin roti re
nathli se toota moti re
sajni..ee
nathli se toota moti re

roop ki agiya
ang mein laagi
ang mein laagi
kaise chhupaa..aaye
laaj abhaagi
laaj abhaagi
manwa. . .
kehta. . .
bhor kabhi na hoti re
kajraari akhiyaan
reh gayin roti re
nathli se toota moti re

bholi dulhaniya
palken jhukaaye
palken jhukaaye
ghunghatwa mein
sehme lajaaye
sehme lajaaye
balmaa..aa
padhaaye
preet ki pehli pothi re
kajraari akhiyaan
reh gayin roti re
nathli se toota moti re

——————————————–
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————

सजनी॰॰ई

सजनी॰॰ई

नथली से टूटा मोती रे
नथली से टूटा मोती रे
कजरारी अखियाँ
रह गईं रोती रे
कजरारी अखियाँ
रह गईं रोती रे
नथली से टूटा मोती रे
सजनी॰॰ई
नथली से टूटा मोती रे

रूप की अगिया
अंग में लागि
अंग में लागि
कैसे छुपा॰॰आए
लाज अभागी
लाज अभागी
मनवा॰ ॰ ॰
कहता॰ ॰ ॰
भोर कभी ना होती रे
कजरारी अखियाँ
रह गईं रोती रे
नथली से टूटा मोती रे

भोली दुलहनीया
पलकें झुकाये
पलकें झुकाये
घूंघटवा में॰ ॰ ॰
सहमे लजाये
सहमे लजाये
बलमा॰॰आ
पढ़ाये
प्रीत की पहली पोथी रे
कजरारी अखियाँ
रह गईं रोती रे
नथली से टूटा मोती रे


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Blog Day :

4270 Post No. : 15500 Movie Count :

4271

Ok, so Atul approached me a few days ago requesting me for a post for a special occasion.

My posts have become very infrequent here – in fact, before my latest post on Sahir’s birth anniversary (8th March), my previous post was on his death anniversary last year (25th October). So a gap of more than 4 months.

But then, like often happens in Test cricket, you wait and wait for a wicket to fall – and when one falls, another quickly follows.

Same has happened here. Following quickly on the heels of the 8th March post, here is another one.

And on such an occasion that I just could not refuse. Let’s just call it the perfect yorker. 🙂

Friends, I am SO honoured here to present Rafisaab’s 3000th song on this blog.

Please allow me now to take a deep breath to let this sink in.

I don’t remember now when we got to Rafisaab’s 1000th and 2000th songs, but as we scale new heights, it feels like we’re entering rarified space.

3000 songs of one artiste on our blog is quite an astonishing achievement. Of course, we’ve already got there with Lata Mangeshkar (she’s going strong with 3500+ right now) but Rafisaab is only the second artiste to hit this milestone here.

Even as I write this post, I feel extremely humbled – and undeserving of this honour. This post is supposed to be a tribute not just to Rafisaab, but to this blog itself.

And there have been so many more here, starting with Atul himself, who deserve to write this. My contributions have dramatically reduced – while there are at least a dozen others (actually many more), who contribute much more, and far more regularly.

But since I am a big Rafisaab fan, I think Atul approached me for this. (In fact there are even bigger Rafisaab fans here – but let’s not start comparing. :-))

Having said all that, let’s talk a bit about Rafisaab here – and our love for him.
I say “our”, because I know I speak for everyone here when I say, we all love Rafisaab here. Only the degree might differ.

Speaking for me personally (and maybe for others too), it has never been about just Rafisaab’s voice.

Sure, for his voice alone, he would easily have had a special place in my heart. That divinity in his voice, his ability to transport me into a different realm altogether, the intonations, the “thehraav” – all of these put him on a level that’s stratospheric for me.

I have spent hours listening to Rafisaab, often intending to listen to just one song. 🙂 I’d listen to one, then get tempted to listen to another, then another, and so on. And before I’d realize it, the minutes would turn into hours. I’ve even spent all night listening to him (ok, that was a few years ago, when I coul stay awake all night). 🙂

It has been said many times before, and by many, but I will say it again – at least in HFM, I haven’t seen any singer with the versatility of Rafisaab. He could deliver every single song in exactly the mood and range required for it. Which is why he could do rock and pop singing just as comfortably as he could do bhajans and ghazals.

Rafisaab could totally get you into any mood the song demanded. He could just mesmerize you into it.

One moment he’s singing the breezy “pukaarta chala hoon main” or the sensuous “aaja re aa zaraa”, the next he’s singing the bhajan “sukh ke sab saathi”. 🙂

One moment, you’re imagining yourself as Shammi Kapoor with “aaja aaja main hoon pyaar tera”, the next you’re Bharat Bhushan lamenting “o duniya ke rakhwaale”. 🙂

They said of Rafisaab that he was an extremely shy and quiet person outside the recording room. You could barely hear his voice.

But once, in the room, recording?

He was a totally different person.

He would be so totally immersed in the song, giving it the very best he could, that you couldn’t believe it was the same person who, outside the room, hardly ever spoke.

In this sense, Rafisaab was a thorough professional. He always sought to give his very best, regardless of who the composer was.

In stature, he was often far higher than most of the composers he sang for. So it is only normal that composers might have hesitated to ask him for a retake, and could have just gone with whatever had been recorded, even if they were not fully satisfied.

But such was Rafisaab’s humility, such was his professionalism, such was his lack of ego, that he would ask the composer if it was ok – and if the composer had any suggestions for improvement, Rafisaab would redo it to the composer’s satisfaction.

That is truly the sign of greatness of an artiste.
And, considering how many successful artistes end up with ego too to match, Rafisaab stands out as an exception.

There are so many other things about Rafisaab that speak of the greatness of him as a human being.

There are other examples of Rafisaab’s nature that are also endearing.

For example, the fact that he sang for composers for a nominal fee, even just a token one rupee, because he knew they could not afford to pay him fees compatible with his stature.

Even in the royalty issue, which resulted in his fallout with Lata, his stand was typical. I don’t want to play judge here, and talk about whether his/Lata’s action was right or wrong, but it was typical of Rafisaab to feel that he had been adequately compensated for the work he had done, and shouldn’t ask for more.

Rafisaab’s generosity went beyond the industry. He provided financial support to people who did not even know who their benefactor was.

All of this, without the slightest arrogance. When someone would praise one of his songs, Rafisaab would just smile and point upwards , as if to say “sab ooparwaale ki kripa hai”.

There’s SO much one could learn from Rafisaab and his values. Ever-polite, ever-professional, ever-helpful, ever-smiling, ever-humble. And ever the family man too, because he always enjoyed spending time with his family.

I’ve written many times about him here – and much of what I’m saying here is repetitive (and possibly boring), but it always gives me great joy to write about Rafisaab, whatever the occasion.

I invariably then write about his character and not just his songs, because his character amazes me just as much as his amazing voice.

So the fact that we have now got 3000 songs of Rafisaab on this blog is a hugely satisfying achievement. My hearty congratulations to Atul, and to everyone else who has been part of this process.

Oh, and in all the discussion about Rafisaab and his 3000th song, I almost forgot.

There’s another milestone to celebrate today – today’s song also happens to be the 15500th song on the blog.

Yes, 15,500.

There was a time, in the early years of the blog, when every century was a major milestone. Then, as the centuries began getting clocked with regularity, the celebration around them decreased. We had entered the chiliad league, so our major milestones became 1000, 2000, 3000 and so on….now past 15000.
The 100s became minor milestones.
While this is understandable to some extent after 155 centuries, I still think every century deserves to be celebrated.

Let us NEVER forget that EVERY song involves a fair amount of effort, and though contributors (*cough*, *cough*) do their bit, every song still requires time & effort from Atul/Sudhirji. And they’ve put this effort 100 times, since 15400. So, I definitely think they deserve appreciation and a round of applause for this.

Now onto the song for today.

You can always trust Atul to unearth songs that have long faded from people’s memory. Or maybe they never got attention when they were released.

The same applies to films too. After all, the Hindi film industry is prolific, with hundreds of films being released every year, and thousands of songs.

As a result, many songs and films never get attention.

This blog has always tried to unearth such songs and films, and to give them their share in the limelight, even if it is several years after their release. After all, every song involves a lot of effort from many artistes. And for a film? The effort is several times more – involving so many more people, in various capacities, each one playing his/her role hoping to see the film succeed at the box-office.

I don’t know the success rate of films, but I’d say there are far more films that don’t click at the box-office, than those which do. Let’s not get into reasons here – I’m no pundit – but I do always like to acknowledge the effort that has gone into making a film anyway.

Why so much of a build-up in this post?

Because the song for today has as much to do with the film as with the song itself.

Prima facie, the song looks like a routine song. It’s a qawwali, with its usual nok-jhok, and, as isn’t uncommon in movies, with disguises. 🙂

Now I’m a sucker for qawwalis, so even though this probably isn’t in the same league as many more illustrious ones, I’m happy to just listen to it, and enjoy it.
Besides, this was 1982 – and by then, qawwalis were slowly on the decline. The times had changed, and naturally films had to reflect the changed times.
So I wouldn’t judge this qawwali, keeping other classics in mind. 🙂

When Atul sent me an e-mail requesting me for a write-up, he explained why he picked this song. It has to do with not just the song, but the film as well.

This is what he said:

The song that I have chosen for the occasion is a special song. It is a rare song. It is composed by an obscure music director called B T Singh. It is the only song of B T Singh with Rafi in his career. HFGK mentions that music was arranged and composed by Uttam Singh. He could be assistant to B T Singh.

The movie is an obscure movie called “Chambal Ke Daaku”(1982). This movie was Produced by R S Sandhu , written and directed by S Azhar for S L Cheema films, Bombay.
The USP of the movie was “Real dacoits pesented first time on screen.”
The movie had real dacoits viz Mohar Singh, Madho Singh, Fateh Singh, Lakhan Singh, Kalyan Singh and hundred of ex dacoits, and actors like Nazneen, Javed Khan, Madhumalini, Sulochana, Malti Joshi, Yasmeen, Birbal, Dushyant, Deep, Ashok, S S Khan, Nirmal Singh, Shamsher Singh, Jeewan Singh, Joginder Singh, Amreek Singh, Joginder Singh Laddhar, Mahendra Singh, Chandrakala, Ramesh Deo, Sohel Khan, Joga Singh, Sayyad Khan, Praveen Lakhad, Gajendra Gadge, Rajkumar, Baw Brar, Shabbir Khan, Guest apppearances by Padma Khanna, Hina Kausar, Mahendra, Raza Murad etc.”

Wow!
So now we have a film here where real-life dacoits just decided to act in a film. Maybe there are other examples too (what about “Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai”)?

In any case, it is a rather fascinating scenario. And of course, when I learnt about this, my mind began working overtime, imagining all sorts of things.

– Were they active dacoits, wanted by the police? If so, how did they get to act? Or had they served their sentence, and reformed? In which case, they shouldn’t be judged on their past, of course.
– How much were they paid?
– Was it maybe just a smart move for the producer to co-opt real-life dacoits so that not only does he have a USP, but he also has access to their expertise, and could film in locations he wouldn’t otherwise dare to?
– How did co-stars, and the rest of the crew feel? Imagine having chai with a real-life dacoit. You’d probably not want to upset him, or even crack a joke about him, for fear of him taking offence at it
– In the shooting scenes, was anyone worried that the dacoits might just get excited and take it all too literally?

Such thoughts, and more, came to my mind, because this was reel life and real life potentially getting mixed up. The key word here is “potentially”. 🙂

Chambal itself was a common film theme in those days – especially in the 70s and early 80s. Films mirror real-life events, and dacoity used to be in the news off and on in those days. There were plenty of dacoit films made in that time, the most famous being Sholay, of course. 🙂

I remember VP Singh, CM of UP (1980-82) came down hard on dacoity in his time, and even got a lot of praise for it. But soon after, there was a major dacoity, as if to spite him – and he offered to resign as CM.

I myself used to travel a lot by train from Orissa to Delhi in the early 80s, and go through Gwalior-Morena (I think Dholpur in Rajasthan also), which I think is the Chambal area. The landscape would be “interesting”, and would trigger my imagination. 🙂

Anyway, enough of digression.

Back to the song, it is sung by Rafisaab (of course), together with Asha Bhosle and Manna Dey. Rafisaab passed away in 1980, so it’s possible this is one of his last few songs – unless the film took a while to get released.

I must admit I couldn’t recognise many faces – but Ramesh Deo is, of course, unmistakeable.

Hope you enjoy the song, and imagine yourself singing it with real-life dacoits in Chambal Valley. 🙂

And once again, congratulations to the blog for clocking Rafisaab’s 3000th, and the blog’s 15500th.

Audio

Video


Song-Uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil (Chambal Ke Daaku)(1982) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Gauhar Kanpuri, MD-B T Singh
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

banaayenge bhanwar mein raasta
aur lahron pe saahil
bhanwar kehte hain uljhan ko o
lahar ka naam hai ae ae mushqil

uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
mil ke rahegi yahin apni manzil
mil ke rahegi yahin apni manzil
kehta hai aaj yehi mera dil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

kahaan se aaye ho
bolo ji kya iraada hai

Ji kya iraada hai
hamaari baat hai
ya doosron se waada hai

ye dil ka raaz hai
dil mein hi rehne do dilbar
haan rehne do dilbar
banega baat ka afsaana honthon pe aa kar
dilon ke raaz ko
o o o o o o
dilon ke raaz ko
nazron se ham to
kehte hain
kehte hain
kehte hain
ham si haseenon ko samjho na gaafil
gaafil
ham si haseenon ko samjho na gaafil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

haaye
haseen adaaon ka rangeen nazaara dekhenge
nazaara dekhenge
ham apni aankh se kismat ka taara dekhenge
haaye ae ae ae
ae ae ae
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
nazar nawaaz
nazaaron mein jee nahin lagta
haaye ae ae
haseen chaand sitaaron mein aen
jee nahin lagta
sa ni ma dha pa ni
dhi ma pa ni sa
sa ni sa dha ni
pa dha
ma pa
ma ga ma
ga re ga sa re
sa re ga ma pa
nigaah e naaz ka hamko ishaara mil jaaye

ishaara mil jaaye
hamen bhi jeene ka
koi sahaara mil jaaye

isharaa paaoge ae ae ae
isharaa paaoge
jhaanko hamaari aankhon mein
aankhon mein
aankhon mein
chaand se chehre pe
taaron ki jhilmil
jhilmil

chaand se chehre pe taaron ki jhilmil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

samajh gaya hoon main
dil aur nazar ke afsaane

nazar ke afsaane
anaar ek hai
aur uske do hain deewaane

deewaana kaun hai
duniya ko ye bataana hai
yahi bataana hai
nazar ke teer se taqdeer aazmaana hai
jo hoshiyaar hai
ae ae ae ae ae
jo hoshiyaar hai
duniya usi ke kaabil hai
kaabil hai
kaabil hai
mehfil se baahar bhi hai ek mehfil
mehfil

mehfil se baahar bhi hai ek mehfil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
kahin uljhan hai
kahin mushqil hai

kahin mehfil kahin manzil
ye lo mera fasaana
ye kissa hai puraana
oho
hamaara dil na todo
oho
ye dil ki bat chhodo
oho
mere nazdeek aao
oho
qayaamat na uthhaao
oho
tumhaara dil hai patthar
aha
magar tum ho sitamgar
oho
mujhe tarpaaya tumne
oho
mujhe uljhaaya tumne
oho
tujhe hamne pooja
oho
mere dil mein hai dooja

oho
kahaan hai wo kidhar hai
oho
idhar hai ye udhar hai


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