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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

5178 Post No. : 17154

Today’s song is from the costume/stunt film ‘Jungle King’ (1959). The film was made by Artists United, Bombay (the name reminds me of the famous Hollywood company ‘United Artists’). It was produced by a group calling itself ‘Four X’ (for reasons best known to them) composed of Morris, Akbar, Asghar and Haider. The director was Masood and the music was by the pair of Bipin-Babul. The cast was very interesting. It consisted of Shaaga, Haaydu (what strange names! Never heard them !!), Sheila Ramani, Anwar, Majnu, Kamal Mehra, Heera Sawant, Tun Tun, Kabban Mirza, Dambe, Doud, Badshah, Rampuri Mehmood, Elephant Laxmi and many others.

I have never heard such strange names of actors in any film. Shaaga, Haaydu, Dambe, Rampuri Mehmood ? Where did they get these people with such names ? That way, earlier also I have come across some queer names in stunt films, like Bajarbattoo, Chemist, Dhondu, Babu Fatty, Gareeb Nawab etc. Few years back, Dr. Surjit Singh ji had downloaded 7,000 names of actors who acted in Hindi films from 1931 to 2000, from an internet site, which is extinct now. He had put it on the RMIM forum from where I downloaded the list. But in the intervening times, with me changing my Laptop several times till today, the list was lost in transit from one Laptop to the next one. The point is there were many funnier names of actors in that list.

Old time artistes had no means of publicity like today. With TV, Social Media, WA, Fb, newspapers, glossy magazines etc, publicity is easier for modern actors. Old time actors were forgotten as soon as they stopped appearing in films. Today’s film ‘Jungle King’ (1959) is a special film because in its cast are 2 old time actors who were forgotten totally with the times. One was a heroine of the then leading heroes, who fell on bad times and accepted whatever films came her way. But wisely she got married and spent a rich and comfortable retired life. The other one was an occasional singer, who held an honorable post in All India Radio and his songs became a choice of critics in those days. Let us know more about them.

One was actress Sheila Ramani,  a forgotten name today, but most of us will remember her in Navketan’s ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954) where she was cast as Anglo-Indian club dancer – Sylvie. I also remember her as the leading lady in ‘Funtoosh’ (1956), also from the banner of Navketan. Sheila was born on 2-4-1931, in Karachi. She was selected as Miss Mussoorie in 1948 and judged ‘Miss Simla’ in 1950. She made her debut as Champa, the femme fatale of ‘Badnam’ (1952), and revealed herself as a danseuse of charm in ‘Anand Math’ (1952). She was one of the few Sindhi actresses besides Sadhana, who made it big in Bollywood. She was mostly seen as an upper class mod girl in the 50s, a role she enacted to perfection all through that swinging era in films like V Shantaram’s ‘Teen Batti Char Raasta’ (1953), Sheikh Mukhtar’s ‘Mangu’ (1954), ‘Meenar’ (1954), ‘Railway Platform’ (1955), and ‘Funtoosh’ (1956).

Her uncle Sheikh Latif alias Lachchu was a famous Pakistani producer who produced films like ‘Pathan’ (1955), ‘Khizan Kai Baad’ (1955), ‘Darbar-e-Habib’ (1956) etc. Sheila visited Karachi – Pakistan on the request of her uncle, to play the lead role in Pakistani film ‘Anokhi’ (1956). The film was based on Hollywood’s ‘Fabulous Senorita’ (1952). “Gari Ko Chalana Babu, Zara Halkey Halkey Halkey, Zara Dil Ka Jaam Na Chhalkey” sung by Zubeda Khanum was the popular song from the film which did modestly good business in Pakistan. The movie’s great music was composed jointly by Timir Baran (a Bengali who came from India for this purpose) and Hassan Latif. Sheila went back to India and remained as a middle-of-the-range performer in Bombay films. In the later part of her career, she was reduced to obscure films with titles that sounded like ‘Jungle King’ (1959), and ‘The Return of Superman’ (1960) – one of the last films composed by Anil Biswas. In all, she acted in 24 films. Her last film was ‘Awaara Ladki’ (1967).

Sheila was very fond of sports, especially football and swimming. Ballroom dancing was a virtual addiction for her and she used to go out dancing as often as she could. Sheila was 5 feet four inches tall, and was so fastidious that any dress she would wear won’t be repeated for six months to come at least.

According to her son Rahul Cowasji, she retired from acting in 1962 and married  Jal Edi Cowasji on 31st March 1963. Part of her family that remained in Pakistan converted to Islam. She was a Hindu. She used to live in Mumbai with her husband Jal Cowasji (President of Bombay Dyeing) till 1981. They moved to Khartoum for 3 years and then to Sri Lanka for 3 years. After her husband’s death in 1984 she migrated to Australia on her own in the late 80’s and lived in Sydney and Surfers Paradise until health problems required her to return to India in the new millennium.  She used to live in her husband’s ancestral home in Mhow, near Indore (MP). She was frail and bed ridden for a few years before her death on 15-7- 2015.

Her favorite Hindi film of her career was ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954). Sheila was also the leading lady of India’s first Sindhi film after partition – ‘Abana’ (1958), in which young Baby Sadhna played her younger sister’s role.  [Thanks to Cineplot for some of the information in this Biosketch].

The other one was an  AIR announcer and an anchor. He was also a singer and an actor for a few films. His name was Kabban Mirza. Kabban Mirza’s name is known to very few people. He is one of those people who appeared like a comet and disappeared like a lightning. In his short stint with Hindi films, he acted in 2 films – ‘Jungle King’ (1959) (he was also the Assistant Director for this film) and ‘Murad’ (1961). He sang 1 song in the film ‘Captain Azad’ (1964) and 2 songs in the film ‘Razia Sultan’ (1983). He claimed to have sung a song “Is Pyar Ki Basti Mein” in a film called ‘Sheeba’,  without getting credited. No film with the name ‘Sheeba’ is traceable, but a song with the same mukhda is found in the film ‘Jungle King’ (1959), credited to Suman Kalyanpur and Babul with chorus. We don’t find a third voice in this song. It is possible that the film ‘Sheeba’ was left incomplete and the same song was used in the film ‘Jungle King’ (1959) with Babul as the male singer.

The question is why Kabban Mirza is remembered with such a meager contribution to film acting and singing ? The answer is because of his deep voice. Mirza who briefly flirted with the film world, left a lasting impression with his songs for producer-director Kamal Amrohi’s epic, ‘Razia Sultan’.

The songs — “Aayee Zanzeer Ki Jhankar Khuda Khair Kare” and “Tera Hijr Mera Naseeb Hai” — rendered in Mirza’s deep voice, were filmed on the slave-warrior character of Yaqut played by Dharmendra in the film.

Mirza was picked out after Amrohi auditioned dozens of singers in his search for a unique voice to suit the character of the slave-warrior. The film’s music director, Khayyam, reminisces: ‘‘Kamal Saab was a perfectionist. He called over 50 singers for a voice test, but remained unconvinced. Then someone suggested Kabban Mirza who was also a popular nauhaa khan (one who sings elegy for Imam Hussain’s martyrdom during Muharram). Kamal Saab’s search ended with Mirza.’’

Overnight his popularity soared. Mirza got a few more singing offers, including for BR Chopra’s ‘Nikaah’ (1982), but his preoccupation with radio came in the way. ‘‘His voice had a unique bass, unheard of in the industry,’’ says poet-lyricist Nida Fazli who penned a song for Razia Sultan.

Kabban Mirza was born in 1937 in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh. He belonged to the  Siddi community. This is a community that migrated from Central Asia/North Africa, during the time when India was ruled by Muslim dynasties. These people were brought in as slaves in the courts of the rulers of Delhi, Lucknow and other kingdoms in North India. They are also known as ‘Habshi’. It is curiously incidental that Yaqut, the slave in the court of Razia Sultan, also belonged to this ‘Habsh’ community. It sounds almost providentially ordained that the two people, separated by more than seven centuries – the original persona, and the singer who would sing for that historical character in a film, belong to the same original ethnic community. (Another very well known personality of Indian cinema belongs to this community – His real name was SYED HASSAN ALI ZAIDI. His family used to call him MIJJAN Miyan and screen name was Kumar, the actor who played the role of the sculptor in the film ‘Mughal e Azam’ (1960)).

The child in Kabban took to music and singing very early. He was drawn to the ‘nauhaa’ style of singing – the traditional ‘marsiaa’ and ‘taaziadaari’ singing on the solemn occasion of Muharram. It is noted that the child Kabban used to practice his singing with his head inserted inside a ‘matka’ (earthen pot).

As he grew up, he was recognized as a very impressive and inspiring ‘nauha-rubaan’ – a singer of traditional Muharram renderings. His voice caught the attention, and he got his break with All India Radio, in the music department. This phase of his life is not well documented, no details are available about his training in classical music and who his teachers were. But his depth of knowledge about the detailed nuances of classical ragas is well acknowledged in his presentations of the radio program ‘Sangeet Sarita’. He anchored this program for many years. He would play select film songs based on Hindustani classical music, and then described in great detail the classical basis, the raag and its variations, the sur, the taal, and their interplay. He garnered a good measure of fan following for this program.

He had joined AIR in Lucknow, but he was soon transferred to Bombay station, where he would take on the anchor role for such noteworthy programs as ‘Hawa Mahal’, ‘Sangeet Sarita’ and ‘Chhaaya Geet’, for many years. There is some mention that he was approached to sing for music director Ravi in BR Chopra’s ‘Nikaah’ (1982), but apparently his association with AIR and his popularity as the anchor of mainline radio programs, came in the way of his further association with the world of films.

The two songs of ‘Razia Sultan’ became very popular in their time – the record sales were impressive. But as destiny would have it, this rise in popularity was accompanied by the most unfortunate health news for Kabban Mirza. He was detected with cancer of the larynx. This was a stroke of extreme bad luck from which he could never recover. His voice and his throat were his vital and essential assets. And that is where fate struck its most unkind blow. He went into prolonged treatment, but eventually he had to be operated upon. The year was 1993. He recovered from surgery and returned home. Thankfully, the malady seemed to be in remission, but then never got to use his voice for any serious and significant assignments.

Mirza, who was admitted to Jaslok Hospital on May 9 after he complained of cough and neck pain, came back home minus his once-famous voice. The tracheotomy tube inserted in his windpipe allows him to breathe, not speak. ‘‘He was diagnosed with throat cancer and treated 10 years ago also. But its relapse has shattered us. He won his bread and our happiness through his voice. Now he has lost that very voice,’’ bemoans Rifat, Mirza’s daughter.

The respite from the physical predicament lasted for a decade. The problem reared its painful head once again, and in May/June 2003, he had to undergo another surgery that resulted in the removal of a significant part of his larynx, leaving him practically with no sound in his throat. His vocal communications were reduced to very limited rasping utterances at the best. This regrettable fate for someone who had once been honored with the Golden Voice Award by the AIR. He reportedly died in June 2006.

[Based on information collated from the articles by Mohd. Wajihuddin in Indian Express dt. 24-6-2003, Ganesh Vancheeswaran in scroll.in, and Sudhir ji in Blog ASAD,  muVyz, HFGK and my notes, with thanks to all.]

Song- Dil Thaame Huye Baithe Hain Bechain Nazar Hai (Jungle King) (1959) Singers – Babul, Uma Devi, Meera Shiraz, Lyricist – Anjum Jaipuri, MD- Bipin Babul
Babul + Khurshid Bawra
All Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

dil tha..aame huye. . .
baithe hain. . .
haaye
bechain nazar hai

dil thaame huye
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
kuchh tumko khabar hai
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai

dil thaamne ke laakh sabab hote hain nadaan
ey ey ey hey
beemar hai
eeekhiy
beemar hai khud
haan
beemar hai khud
ya hai koi dost pareshan
ya phir kisi mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai
ya phir kisi mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai
ey ey ey
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
kuchh tumko khabar hai

aati hain muhabbat mein kabhi aisi bhi raaten
neend aati nahin hoti hain taaron hi se baaten
ae ji taaron hi se baaten
ho ji taaron hi se baaten
jis dil mein mohabbat ho ye usko hi khabar hai
jis dil mein mohabbat ho ye usko hi khabar hai
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
kuchh tumko khabar hai

ho (??) pe insaan to kabhi neend naa aaye
kaanton pe bhi so jaaye jo maa lori sunaaye
hmmm hmmm hmmm
maa baap ke kadmon mein muhabbat ka nagar hai
maa baap ke kadmon mein muhabbat ka nagar hai
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
kuchh tumko khabar hai

raste hain alag pyaar ki manzil hai magar ek
laakhon hain tamannaayen to kya khush hai magar ek
laakhon hain tamannaayen to kya khush hai magar ek
hanste huye chalna ye muhabbat ka safar hai
hanste huye chalna ye muhabbat ka safar hai

dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
hum sab ko khabar hai
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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दिल थामे हुये
बैठे हैं
हाए
बेचैन नज़र है

दिल थामे हुये
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
कुछ तुमको खबर है
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है

दिल थामने के लाख सबब होते हैं नादां
ए ए हे
बीमार है
ईखी॰ ॰ ॰
बीमार है खुद
हाँ
बीमार है खुद
या है कोई दोस्त परेशां
या फिर किसी मेहमान के आने की खबर है
या फिर किसी मेहमान के आने की खबर है
ए ए ए
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
कुछ तुमको खबर है

आती हैं मोहब्बत में कभी ऐसी भी रातें
नींद आती नहीं होती हैं तारों ही से बातें
ए जी तारों ही से बातें
हो जी तारों ही से बातें
जिस दिल में मोहब्बत हो
ये उसको ही खबर है
जिस दिल में मोहब्बत हो
ये उसको ही खबर है
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
कुछ तुमको खबर है

हो (??) पे इनसां तो कभी नींद ना आए
काँटों पे भी सो जाये जो माँ लोरी सुनाये
हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
माँ बाप के कदमों में मोहब्बत का नगर है
माँ बाप के कदमों में मोहब्बत का नगर है
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
कुछ तुमको खबर है

रस्ते हैं अलग प्यार की मंज़िल है मगर एक
लाखों हैं तमन्नायेँ तो क्या खुश है मगर एक
लाखों हैं तमन्नायेँ तो क्या खुश है मगर एक
हँसते हुये चलना ये मोहब्बत का सफर है
हँसते हुये चलना ये मोहब्बत का सफर है

दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
हम सब को खबर है
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

5111 Post No. : 17054

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This Week, That Year – 11
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10Jul – 16Jul, 2012

Wow wo
Those were the days, I am sure Atul ji would be remembering with relish. Or may be, he may himself not be believing the pace that was the norm in those days, This week, 10 years ago saw a whopping 46 songs posted. That works out to be an average of a tad over 6.5 songs per day. Ah yes, those were days.

And talking about ‘those were the days. . .’, I came across this very interesting exchange in the comment section of the first song of that week. The post was number 6206, the first one to be posted on the 1453rd day of the blog. The featured song is “Na Wo Hamse Judaa Honge” from the 1949 film ‘Dulaari’. A reader, identifying himself as simply MZ, posted this comment.

My first comment on this site.

You would be lucky to get 10 good songs in a year these days but in the forties and fifties, you could get 10 good songs in a movie such as this one. Just think of Naushad’s movies like Rattan, Anmol Ghadi, Andaz, Babul, Dulari, Uran Khatola, Deedar, Dastaan, Baiju Bawra, Shabab etc and it is staggering how he could come with so many gems in one movie.

Also going through your site, I see that in 1949 the following all time great musicals released – Shair, Paras, Namoona, Dulari, Mahal, Barsaat, Andaz, Bazaar, Lahore ,Badi Bahen, Dillagi, Chandini Raat, Shabnam, Patanga, Ek thi Ladki, Zevrat, Chakori, Jal Tarang, Raat ki raani, Laadli.

How I envy those who lived during those times !!!

To this, Atul ji had responded,

Those were different days indeed.

Ah yes, surely, indeed those were different days. 46 songs in a single week. . .

I return to the numbers game and the review of the postings from that week. The following table contains the day by day information of the posts from that week.

Blog Ten Year Challenge (2012-2022) Series
Sl. No. Movie Name Year HFGK NoS ASAD NoS Possible UT Deb/Yip Milestone Film Status Pending
10-Jul-12
1 Dulaari 1949 12 12 Yippeee’d
2 Taatar Ka Chor 1955 6 5 1 Yc 1 UT
3 Salaam e Mohabbat 1955 4 1 1 D Pending-c 2+ 1 UT
4 Dr Shaitaan 1960 6 6 GPC – 400 (Sudhir) Yippeee’d
5 Lady Killer 1968 7 1 1 D Pending-c 5+ 1 UT
6 Sankoch 1976 4 2 D Pending 2
7 Laila Majnu 1976 10 10 Yippeee’d
11-Jul-12
1 Chandralekha 1948 11 7 Pending 4
2 Dulaari 1949 12 12 Yippeee’d
3 Ghaayal 1951 11 5 D Pending 6
4 Kailashpati 1962 16 3 D Pending 13
5 Road To Sikkim 1969 8 1 1 D Pending-c 6+ 1 UT
6 Painter Babu 1983 7 3 D Pending 4
12-Jul-12
1 Biraaj Bahu 1954 6 6 D Yippeee’d
2 Dulaari 1949 12 12 Y Yippeee’d
3 Aayi Milan Ki Bela 1964 7 7 Yippeee’d
4 Chhoti Chhoti Baaten 1965 6 7 Yippeee’d
5 Talaash 1969 8 8 Yippeee’d
6 Khaamoshi 1996 8 2 D Pending 6
7 Bin Phere Hum Tere 1979 4 4 D Yippeee’d
13-Jul-12
1 Andhera 1943 11 2 1 D Pending-c 8+ 1 UT
2 Chaandni Raat 1949 10 10 Yippeee’d
3 Bhaagam Bhaag 1956 10 10 Yippeee’d
4 Gunaahon Ka Devta 1967 7 7 Yippeee’d
5 Laila Majnu 1976 10 10 Yippeee’d
6 Sabse Bada Rupaiyya 1976 5 4 Pending 1
7 Faulaad 1963 6 6 Yippeee’d
14-Jul-12
1 Kangan 1939 12 6 Pending 6
2 Jaadu 1951 9 10 Yippeee’d
3 Chaandni Chowk 1954 12 12 Yippeee’d
4 Ghazal 1964 7 8 Yippeee’d
5 Yaatrik 1952 12 8 6 Yc 6 UT
6 Malhaar 1951 9 9 Yippeee’d
7 Vallaah Kyaa Baat Hai 1962 8 8 Yippeee’d
8 Dekh Kabira Roya 1957 10 10 Yippeee’d
15-Jul-12
1 Anokhi Ada 1948 12 15 Yippeee’d
2 Daara 1953 7 3 D Pending 4
3 Inaam 1955 7 4 D Pending 3
4 Sasuraal 1961 8 8 Yippeee’d
5 Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya 1966 10 10 Yippeee’d
6 Pyaar Ka Mausam 1969 9 7 Pending 2
16-Jul-12
1 Chaandni Raat 1949 10 10 Yippeee’d
2 Bewafaa 1952 9 7 Pending 2
3 Hanste Aansoo 1950 11 6 Pending 5
4 Bindiya 1955 10 1 D Pending 9
5 Imaan 1974 5 1 D Pending 4

In these 46 posts, three films were repeated. Two films are from 1949 – ‘Chaandni Chowk’, two songs, and ‘Dulaari’, three songs. The third movie repeated that week is the 1976 film ‘Laila Majnu’, two songs, This works out to be 42 different films that got showcased that week.

The distribution by decade preference is as follows,

1930s  –  1
1940s  –  9
1950s  –  15
1960s  –  13
1970s  –  6
1980s+ –  2

As always, the distribution is obviously weighed down in the decades of 50s and 60s.

That week, fifteen films had made their debut, and one film – ‘Dulaari’ from 1949 was Yippeee’d. Ah well, three songs of that film during the week.

Of the 42 films that were featured that week, 21 films have since been Yippeee’d. Of the remaining 21 films that are still pending, the film ‘Taatar Ka Chor’ from 1955 is waiting for one last song, but that one appears to be untraceable. So this film is tagged as Yc – conditionally Yippeee’d.

A major milestone reached that week was the 400th guest post by yours truly. The post for the song “Main Hoon Atom Bomb” from the 1960 film ‘Dr Shaitaan’, published on 10th July that year, was my 400th post on the blog.

Today I present one more song of the unreleased film ‘Salaam e Mohabbat’ from the 1950s. This film had made its debut 10 years ago on 10th of July. The song posted was the iconic Talat Mehmood rendition of “Main Tujhko Agar Ik Phool Kahoon”. The song coming on board today is another enchanting melody by the music director duo Bipin Babul. The words are from the pen of Anjum Jaipuri and the singing voice is Sudha Malhotra.

As I was searching for the song to go along with with this post, I came across this wonderful song. It has been sitting in my collection all the while but I am hearing it for the first time today.

Yes, those were the days. Those were the days that not only the top rung music directors produced great songs in their films, even the lesser known and lesser heard music directors like Bipin Babul came up with enchanting melodies. Melodies that were lost to the listening public – unreleased films and released but unsuccessful films otherwise.

Those certainly were the days. And it is for this reason that period is called the Golden Age of the Hindi film song – melody was surely ruling the minds of the creators of songs of that era.

Listen to this song, and wonder. . .

Song – Husn Ko Teer Chalaana Hai Khuda Khair Kare  (Salaam e Mohabbat) (1950s)(UR) Singer – Sudha Malhotra, Lyrics – Anjum Jaipuri, MD – Bipin Babul
Chorus

Lyrics

husn ko teer chalaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare
kiska dil aaj nishaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare
husn ko teer chalaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare

dil ke machle huye armaan nazar aate hain
aaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaa
dil ke machle huye armaan nazar aate hain
aaj har mauj mein toofaan nazar aate hain
aaa aaaa aaaaa
aur us paar bhi jaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare
husn ko teer chalaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare

ab to uthti nahin aankhon se ye palkon ki naqaab
aaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaa
ab to uthti nahin aankhon se ye palkon ki naqaab
muskuraane lage tanhaai mein hothon ke gulaab
aaa aaaa aaaaa
ab adaaon ka zamaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare
husn ko teer chalaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare

zulf bikhri hui zanjeer na ban jaaye kahin
aaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaa
zulf bikhri hui zanjeer na ban jaaye kahin
kisi masoom ki taqdeer na ban jaaye kahin
aaa aaaa aaaaa
aaj har cheez fasaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare
husn ko teer chalaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare
kiska dil aaj nishaana hai
khuda..aa khair kare
khuda khair kare

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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हुस्न को तीर चलाना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
किसका दिल आज निशाना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
हुस्न को तीर चलाना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे

दिल के मचले हुये अरमान नज़र आते हैं
आ आss आsss आsss आs
दिल के मचले हुये अरमान नज़र आते हैं
आज हर मौज में तूफान नज़र आते हैं
आ आss आsss
और उस पार भी जाना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
हुस्न को तीर चलाना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे

अब तो उठती नहीं आँखों से ये पलकों की नकाब
आ आss आsss आsss आs
अब तो उठती नहीं आँखों से ये पलकों की नकाब
मुस्कुराने लगे तन्हाई में होठों के गुलाब
आ आss आsss
अब अदाओं का ज़माना है खुदा खैर करे
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
हुस्न को तीर चलाना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे

ज़ुल्फ बिखरी हुई ज़ंजीर ना बन जाये कहीं
आ आss आsss आsss आs
ज़ुल्फ बिखरी हुई ज़ंजीर ना बन जाये कहीं
किसी मासूम की तक़दीर ना बन जाये कहीं
आ आss आsss
आज हर चीज़ फ़साना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
हुस्न को तीर चलाना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
किसका दिल आज निशाना है
खुदा॰॰आ खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे


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Blog Day :

4980 Post No. : 16861

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 25
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This date ten years ago, viz 7 march 2012 saw six songs from six different movies getting covered. The sixth and final song of the day was 5600th song of the day. In other words, the movie completed its 56th century in the blog on this day ten years ago.

Here are the details of the songs that were covered on March 2012:-

5595 Kuchh yaad rahe to sun kar jaa Jawaab (1942) Movie YIPPEED by now
5596 Muhabbat hamaari zamaana hamaara Dulaari(1949) Movie YIPPEED by now
5597 Dil ke sahaare jaan se pyaare Taangawaali(1955) 7 songs out of 9 covered so far
5598 Badi mushqil hai ajab mera dil hai Chingaari(1955) 6 songs out of 8 covered so far
5599 Geet tere saaz ka Inteqam(1969) Movie YIPPEED by now
5600 Main hoon albeli Mujrim Kaun(1966) One song out of 8 covered so far

Three out of six movies whose songs were discussed on that day have since been YIPPEED in the blog. That leaves us with three movies that are still unYIPPEED and therefore eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today.

“Chingaari”(1955) is one such movie.

“Chingaari”(1955) was directed by S Srivastava for co-operative pictures production, Bombay. The movie had Shekhar, Nalini Jaywant, Leela Misra, Sunalini Devi, Pran etc in it.

This forgotten movie had eight rare songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past.

As part of Blog Ten Year Challenge, here is the seventh and penultimate song from “Chingaari”(1955). The song is sung by Nalini Jaiwant. Anjum is the lyricist. Music is composed by Manohar Arora.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Manzil pe pahunchna ab dushwaar hamaara hai (Chingaari)(1955) Singer-Nalini Jaiwant, Lyrics-Anjum, MD-Manohar Arora

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

manzil pe pahunchna ab dushwaar hamaaraa hai
toofaan mein kasti hai aey ae ae ae
toofaan mein kashti hai
aur door kinaaraa hai
manzil pe pahunchnaa

dukh dard ke maaron ko o o o o
dukh dard ke maaron ko
ab kaun sahaaraa hai
le de ke fakkat teraa
ek maut sahaaraa hai
manzil pe pahunchnaa

qismat hamein le aayee..ee..ee…ee ee
ye kaun si duniyaa mein
ye kaun si duniyaa mein
qismat hamein le aayee ee ee ee..ee
ye kaun si duniyaa mein
ye kaun si duniyaa mein
suraj bhi nigaahon mein
dhundhlaa saa sitaaraa hai
manzil pe pahunchnaa

kaante ki tareha ab to o o o o oo oo oo oo o o
har saans khatakti hai ae ae
har saans khatakti hai
kaante ki tarey ae ab to..oo..oo
har saans khatkti hai
har saans khatkti hai
nazdeek bahot shaayad
ab waqt hamaaraa hai
manzil pe pahunchnaa ab
dushwaar hamaaraa hai
toofaanon mein kashti hai
aur door
kinaaraa hai aey ae ae


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4653 Post No. : 16319

“Khoj”(1953) as produced by C L Dogra and directed by Balwant Bhatt for Dogra Films, Bombay. This movie had Mahipal, Shammi, Satish, Lalita Kumari, Kesari, Nagpal, Kishore Dogara, Kammo, Habeeb, Abubakar, Rajen Kapoor, Harbans, Sablok, Dewaskar, Naarad, Helen, Richardson, Ratanlal,
Gopal Vashisht, Sooraj Narayan, Rajni etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Khoj”(1953) to appear in the blog. This joie the vivre genre of song is sung by Ashima Bannerjee. Anjum Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nisar Bazmi.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Nayi tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam (Khoj)(1953) Singer-Ashima Bannerjee, Lyrics-Anjum Jaipuri, MD-Nisaar Bazmi

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam
zameen par nahin aaj mere qadam mm
nayee tumne duniya
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam

hoo ooo oo ooo
hooo o ooo
na dekhoongi ab ae sitaaron tumhein
ae sitaaron tumhein
na aawaaz doongi bahaaron tumhein
ae bahaaron tumhein
kisi ki nazar dey rahi hai qasam..mm
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam
kisi ki nazar dey rahi hai qasam..mm
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam
zameen par nahin aaj mere qadam..mm
nayee tumne duniya
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam

hoo ooo oo ooo oo
hooo o ooo
unhein aayee hai phir muhabbat meri
phir muhabbat meri
jinhein pyaar se dil diyaa thaa kabhi
dil diyaa thaa kabhi
woh mere huye ab nahin koyi gham..mm
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam
woh mere huye ab nahin koyi gham mm
nayee tumne duniyaa dikhaa di sanam
zameen par nahin aaj mere qadam mm
nayee tumne duniya
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam
nayee tumne duniya dikhaa di sanam


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Blog Day :

4593 Post No. : 16218

“Raaj Sinhaasan”(1958) was produced by Jagat Kumar and directed by Kundan Kumar for J D Films, Bombay. The movie had Amita, Mahipal, Chandrashekhar, Hiralal, Kammo, Sundar, Ram Mohan, Vazir Mohammad Khan, Kesri, Romesh Thakur, Dubey, Kanchanmala, Visva, Sheila Vaz, Radheshyam, Shashimala, Ramlal, Shetty, Krishn Duggal, Govind, Bakshi, Dinanath, Nadir Mota, Baijnath, Sadhgana etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Raaj Sinhaasan”(1958) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata, Anjum Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

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


Song-Maine pyaar kiya koi chori nahin (Raaj Sinhaasan)(1958) Singers-Lata, Lyrics-Anjum Jaipuri, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

aisi julmi najariya se dekho nahin raja
maine pyaar kiya
koi chori nahin
maine pyaar kiya
ho koi chori nahin
aisi julmi najariya se dekho nahin raja
maine pyaar kiya
koi chori nahin
maine pyaar kiya
ho koi chori nahin

neend na aaye
chain na aaye
jab se laage naina
ho o neend na aaye
chain na aaye
jab se laage naina
jaagti aankhe sapne dekhoon
main tore din raina
kabhi dil ki nagariya mein piya more aaja
maine pyaar kiya
koi chori nahin
maine pyaar kiya
ho koi chori nahin

chamke jab aakash pe chanda
chanchal man kho jaaye
ho o chamke jab aakash pe chanda
chanchal man kho jaaye
sar se dhalke aachal mora
yaad teri tadpaaye
mere nainon mein sapnon ki kaliyaan khilaa ja
maine pyaar kiya
koi chori nahin
maine pyaar kiya
ho koi chori nahin


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4540 Post No. : 16109

Today’s song or rather a qawwaali is from the film “Talwar ka Dhani”-1956. The film was made by Dwarka Khosla under his own banner Vikas Productions, Bombay. The film was , naturally, directed by him.

Dwarka was born in 1904 in Hoshiarpur, Punjab. He started from Silent films. His first Talkie film as a director was Josh-E-Jawani-1935. He directed 33 films. His last film was Reporter Raju-1962.

“Talwar ka Dhani”-56 was a Costume drama. It was actually a remake of the same name film made in 1938. I remember another such film which was remade with the same title and same story, after 14 years. Film Gunsundari was made as a Silent film in 1927. It was remade as a Talkie film, with the same title and same Heroine in 1934. The Heroine was Gohar Mamajiwala and both films were made by Ranjit, directed by Chandulal Shah. 14 years later, his nephew, Ratilal Punatar remade film Gunsundari in 1948, with Nirupa Roy as a Heroine. By coincidence, all the 3 films were successful and popular hit films, mainly due to a very powerful story.

Similar history is for one more film. Film Anarkali was first made as a Silent film in 1928, with Sulochana (Ruby Meyers) as the heroine. Later, a Talkie film with the same name, same story and same Heroine was remade in 1935. What’s more, film Anarkali was made once more in 1953 and even in this film Sulochana acted-not as a Heroine , but as Hero’s mother ! Thus, she became the first and the only actress to work in the same titled, same story 3 films. Ashok Kumar was the only actor who also worked in 3 films with the same Title-Kangan, in 1939, 1959 and 1972. Of course the stories were different in all films.

Actress Sulochana happens to be the only actress to have worked in most Same Titled films, in the same role. She featured as a Heroine in silent film Madhuri-28 and Talkie film Madhuri-1932, as well as Silent film Indira B.A.-1929 and Talkie film Indira M.A.-1934. She also featured in Silent film Bambai ki Billi-1927 and Talkie Bambai ki Billi-1936. She did 8 different roles in this film.

Talking of Remakes, Mala-41 was remade as Amar-54 in which actor Jayant did the same role in both films and Naushad was the MD for both films. Film Aurat-40 was remade as Mother India-1957 in which actor Kanhaiyalal did the same role in both films. Film Grihasti-48 was remade as Ghar basa ke dekho-63 and Malkin 53 was remade as Biradari-66. There are many such cases in Hindi films. However, the same Title, same artiste in the same role and same story films are rare.

The decade of 50’s was right in the middle of the Golden Period of HFM and 1956 was the midpoint of the 50’s. A total of 120 films were made in this year comprising a variety of Genres. Consequently as many as almost 30 MDs gave music in this period, but the major chunk of 50 Musical films was shared by 10 MDs only. Surprisingly, Naushad the king of popular music had not even a single film in this year. The share was – C Ramchandra did 3 films, SD Burman did only 1 film-Funtoosh, S-J did 8 films and 7 of these were Hit films (Rajhath, Patrani, New Delhi, Chori chori, Basant Bahar, Halaku and Kathputli). Then Hemant Kumar did maximum 9 films, but all were mediocre, Madan Mohan did 6 films-out of which 4 films were Musical….Bhai Bhai, 50-50, Memsahib and Pocketmaar. Husnlal-Bhagatram did 3 non descript films, but O P Nayyar blew his trumpet with 6 musical films out of his 8 films in 1956…Naya Andaz, Hum sab chor hain, Dhake ki malmal,CID, Chhoo Mantar and Bhagam Bhag. Chitragupta did 8 films, Ravi 1 film and Anil Biswas 3 films. ( data from HFGK)

Talwar ka Dhani-56 had a cast of Nadira, Manhar Desai, B M Vyas, Shammi, Dalpat, Kammo, Maruti, Sulochana etc. It was a costume stunt film.When I first went to see this film in its second run in 1960 or so, I thought that this must be based on the story of “King Arthur and his sword”, but I was mistaken. Probably the producers had not even heard who this Arthur was, and they based their story on Gujarat background.
Appropriately, the hero was also Manhar Desai(real name Malcom Alfredo Desai( 3-8-17 to25-2-92), a Goan who was a Popular Hero in Gujarati films those days.

The Vikas production film was directed by Dwaraka Khosla-a veteran of 33 films in 30 years from 1932(Veer kunal) to 1962(Reporter Raju).The Lyricists in this film were Anjum Jaipuri(for above song) and G.S.Nepali.The story,s/play and dialogues were by Masood. The title was very misleading,but many films with Talwar were produced,like Talwar ka paani,Bedhari Talwar,Chauhani Talwar,Bhawani Talwar,Nangi Talwar,Taj aur Talwar,Tilasmi Talwar and also a Talwarwala ! The story was…

Queen mother Sudha(Sulochana) sent her infant prince(Pakku) to a secret place through her Loyal sardar(B.M.Vyas) to avoid torture by the rebell Villain Megha(Anwar). Megha’s army chases them but they escape safely. Megha starts killing all the loyalists and Queen sends S.O.S. to her loyal Thakurs. From them come Vijay(Manhar),Rani(Nadira) and Gopu(Maruti). They enter the Palace in disguise of Dancers and meet the Queen. They hatch a plan to kidnap the Princess and reach her to hideout of Prince. This plan is passed on to Megha by Indira(Shammi) the loyal maid. Megha allows the plan and then captures Prince, Princess and these 3 fighters. But a helpful Saroj(Kammo), maid helps them to freedom.

These 3 fighters collect an army of Thakurs and attack Megha. There is a fight in which Megha is burnt alive, instead of the Prince.
The Queen makes Vijay her Vazir and marries him with Rani.

B M Vyas is one artiste who is not discussed much anywhere- like Ramayan Tiwari or Jayant. Only a few villains like K N Singh, Jeevan, Yakub, N A Ansari etc are discussed as popular villains. Less exposure hides some qualities of that artiste which remain unknown to the general public. How many of us know that B M Vyas was a trained singer and that he has given Playback in 4 Hindi films ? Surprised ? This is what I meant.

Actor Brij Mohan aka B.M.Vyas was one artiste who started as a singer, became a drama actor and then ended up as a villain, character actor. B.M.Vyas was born as Brijmohan Vyas on Vijayadashami (22 October) day of 1920 in Churu, Rajasthan. He is the younger brother of the well-known poet and lyricist, Bharat Vyas. He was married at the age of 17 when his wife, Jamna was just 11. They had 71 years of marital bliss before Jamna passed away in 2008. They had six daughters and a son. After acting in over 200 films in various languages, Vyas quit acting in the early 1990s. Then he moved to his residence in Kalyan. Having seen various shades of life, Vyas lived a contented life with his children and grandchildren.

On 15 January, 1944, actor Prithviraj Kapoor realised his dream when Prithvi Theatre, his own drama company came into being. Mahakavi Kalidas’ classic Shakuntala was chosen to be their first performance. The play’s cast included Uzra Mumtaz (younger sister of Zohra Segal) to play Shakuntala, Prithviraj Kapoor to play Dhushyant, K N Singh was cast as Rishi Kanva, Shakuntala’s foster father, Sati Devi (Bijoya Ray’s sister, Ruma Guha Thakurta’s mother) as Gautami, caretaker of Kanva Ashram who raises Shakuntala, and Hemavati (Daya Kishan Sapru’s wife) to play Shakuntala’s friend Priyamvada, among others. A young, 24 years old, B M Vyas was recruited as a singer by the drama company to sing songs in their play at a monthly salary of 75 Rupees.

Once when rehearsals for their maiden show were in progress and Vyas was done with his singing rehearsals, he was watching rehearsals of the cast. One of his songs for the play was “Bitiya Rani Kahan Kahan Tapasvi Log, Milna Julna Rehgaya Nadi Naav Sanjog”. The cast was rehearsing for a scene which needed Rishi Kanva to recite a mantra in Sanskrit, but actor K N Singh was having trouble reciting it. Prithviraj was trying to help him but was also faltering in saying it perfectly. Vyas , an expert in Hindi and Sanskrit, having immense knowledge of Ved Mantra was witnessing the proceedings for two days. It was possibly the blessing of Goddess Saraswati that inspired him to say the mantra aloud. On hearing him intone the mantra with such Brahminical precision, Prithviraj was very impressed and asked him to help K N Singh in saying the mantra correctly. But soon K N Singh informed Prithviraj ji that he will not be able to speak Devbhasha (Sanskrit) and that he should look for another artiste for the role. Prithviraj asked Prithvi Theatre’s manager Ramesh Saigal to approach Vyas for the role. Vyas , who had already acted in a Rajasthani play Ramu Chanana earlier, readily agreed and stepped into the role and thus started his journey as an actor.

While the rehearsals were still on, Vyas suffered a personal tragedy and had to go back home in Bikaner, Rajasthan. There he fell sick with typhoid. Here rehearsals were in full swing as the play was to premiere on 9 March, 1945 at the Royal Opera House. The final date was about a month away so Prithviraj asked him to come back as soon as possible. Vyas returned with his wife though he was still unwell. On the day he resumed his rehearsals he couldn’t do much due to frequent blackouts. The medication he was on, did not seem to help him much. He remembers the doctor from Kalbadevi who treated him for free; with his medication, Vyas ji’s health improved considerably in just three days.

The final round of rehearsals was done and finally the day of Prithvi Theatre’s first play to be staged, arrived. For the first performance of Shakuntala, many known names of the film industry were present at Royal Opera House. In the scene where Rishi Kanva makes an entry on stage he was required to raise his hands for blessing but Vyas was still weak and his hands started shaking. He tried a lot to control them but to no avail. He then remembered that he had seen many old people whose hands and head would involuntarily shake, so he started to shake his head too. The end result was so effective that during the play’s interval Prithviraj came and hugged him. He asked him how he developed that body language, Vyas told him about his genuine problem. Prithiviraj told him that he did a wonderful job and should continue with the same every time the play was staged.

Vyas had a long association with Prithvi Theatre, from 1944 to 1955. During this period he toured with the group to various cities and got an opportunity to showcase his singing and acting skills in various plays like – Deewar, Pathan, Aahuthi, Gaddar, Kalaakar, etc.

Vyas was interested in music since childhood. He is a self-taught singer. In the early 1940s Bharat Vyas called his younger brother to Mumbai. Soon Vyas ji got the opportunity to act and sing as many as twenty songs for the Rajasthani play Ramu Chanana written by Bharat . Music Director Naushad Sahab’s assistant Ghulam Muhammad who hailed from Rajasthan was very impressed when he heard Vyas’s voice in the play. He took him to meet Naushad Sahab who was working on the soundtrack of the film Pehle Aap (1944). Vyas got an opportunity to sing a group song “Hindustan Ke Hum Hain, Hindustan Hamara; Hindu Muslim Dono Ki Aakhon Ka Tara” with established singers G. M. Durrani and Shyam Kumar along with a new singer Mohammed Rafi. Since this song was supposed to be sung by soldiers on screen, Vyas and Rafi Sahab had to wear heavy boots and do a rhythmic march while singing to give an effect of an army troop. Such effects could not be added to a song with the technology available then; it all had to be done in real time. However the first ever song Vyas sang for a film was “Alakh Niranjan, Jai Jai Jai Manaranjan” from Bhartrihari (1944) which was picturized on Arun Ahuja (Govinda’s father).

Vyas gave playback in four films – Bhartrihari (1944, MD: Khemchand Prakash), Pehle Aap (1944, MD: Naushad), Maharana Pratap (1946, MD: Ram Ganguli) and Naulakha Haar (MD: R C Boral) before destiny took him on a different path. He remembers meeting Rafi Sahab years later who sweetly said “Pandit ji you changed our line (singing)” to which Vyas admitted that he did not see much of a future for himself in singing and hence switched to acting.

After Prithvi Theatre’s first play Shakuntala was staged, Devika Rani (owner of Bombay Talkies) was keen to know who played Rishi Kanva. When she saw the 24 yrs old Vyas she was surprised, she never expected to see such a young man. She offered him a role in a Bombay Talkies film to be directed by actor Jairaj but the film was never made.

When Ramesh Saigal moved away from Prithvi Theatre, he joined Chetan Anand’s company India Pictures as Production Manager. They were working on their next film Neecha Nagar (1946) when Ramesh Saigal offered Vyas a small role (protagonist’s elder brother) in the film. Prithvi Theatre never laid any restrictions on their actors; they could take outside work while working in their plays. Vyas was eager to face the camera and accepted the role with open arms. He is credited as ‘Vyas ji’s in this film. Soon he played a small role in Raj Kapoor‘s Aag (1948) where he is credited as ‘Brijmohan’. But the role that gave him recognition in the film industry was in Barsaat (1949) where he played actress Nargis’ father. For this film he is credited as ‘B. M. Vyas’. Thus Vyas ji’s film career took off and he never looked back.

He has had a long and very successful career of more than four decades and has been part of many memorable classics. He has always been a character artist who started his career with portraying old characters. His last film most probably was Maa (1991). Vyas was very keen to work with the great filmmaker V Shantaram and approached him for work. Shantaram was planning Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1957) and was busy casting actors to play six prisoners in the film. He did not tell him that he is Bharat’s younger brother who was the lyricist of the film. When Vyas approached him, Shantaram was initially a bit apprehensive due to his height but soon cast him as one of the prisoners, Jalia Nai. They had a month-long schedule in Kolhapur.

When the reels were sent to Rajkamal Studios for processing, it was found that due to dirt particles on the lens there were lines all across the frame in all the reels and the whole month’s hard work had gone to waste. They had to reshoot the entire thing. Vyas had a tough time managing schedules due to this re-shoot as he had other films in hand too.

B M Vyas acted in 175 films. His first film was Neecha Nagar-46 and last film was Oh,Darling ! yeh hai India-95. Vyas ji left for a better world on 11 March, 2013. (Adapted from articles from Maitri Manthan and Blog beete hue din, with thanks.)

Talwar ka dhani-56 had music by my favourite Melody Maker Chitragupta. Today’s qawali is sung by Yousuf Ansari aka Yusuf Azad Qawal (23-3-1920 to 27-2-1998). Yusuf also acted in 3 films. He sang 16 songs in 15 films. However his NFS and qawalis are more famous and more popular. Let us enjoy this one today.


Song- Hamen itna bata do ishq ki manzil kahaan tak hai(Talwaar Ka Dhani)(1956) Singer-Yusuf Aazaad Qawwaal, Lyrics-Anjum Jaipuri, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

hamen itna bataa do
ishq ki manzil kahaan tak hai
hamen itna bataa do
ishq ki manzil kahaan tak hai

hamen itna bataa do
ishq ki manzil kahaan tak hai
muhabbabt ka ye afsaana
zameen se aasmaan tak hai
muhabbabt ka ye afsaana
zameen se aasmaan tak hai

hansi jab lab pe aati hai
zamaana jhoom jaata hai
naa jaane kaun aake ae ae ae
naa jaane kaun aake
daaman-e-dil choom jaata hai
kahaani kiske waadon ki
hamaari daastaan tak hai
kahaani kiske waadon ki
hamaari daastaan tak hai

aa aa aa
haan haan haan
muhbbat ka ye afsaana
zameen se aasmaan tak hai

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
milaake aankh sharmaana
adaa se muskura dena hai
tumhen kisne sikhaaya hai
ae ae ae
ae ae ae
tumhen kisne sikhaaya hai
kisi ka dil chura lena
ye bijli kyun nigaahon se
hamaare ashiyaan tak hai
ye bijli kyun nigaahon se
hamaare aashiyaan tak hai

aa aa aa aa
mohbbat ka ye afsaana
zameen se aasmaan tak hai

nazar kyon milke sharmai
koi raaj kya jaane
samajh mein kuch nahi aate
ae ae ae
o o o
o o o
samajh mein kuch nahin aate
teri nazaro ke afsaane
wahi tak hai ye nazaara
nazar jiski jahaan tak hai
wahin tak hai ye nazaara
nazar jiski jahaan tak hai

aa aa aa aa
haan haan
mohbbat ka ye afsaana
zameen se aasmaan tak hai

aa aa aa aa
mohbbat ka ye afsaana
zameen se aasmaan tak hai


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Blog Day :

4508 Post No. : 16051

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 93
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I notice that only 198 articles were posted in the blog during the first four months of the year 2010. Still, by the end of end of October 2010, the blog had already added just over one thousand posts during the year 2010 ! That was because the blog had picked up pace from July to September 2010, when 481 posts were published in these three months !

November 2010 was a slow month for the blog, when songs were covered at a rate of less than four songs a day. This day ten years ago (viz 20 November 2010), only two songs were covered. Here are the details:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Ek Shamaa do parwaane mile… yahi zindagi ki reet Shabistan-1951 All songs covered on the blog
Tera mera mera tera ho gaya pyaar Sindbad The Sailor-1952 4 of 8 songs posted

So, ‘Sindbad The Sailor-1952’ is the only movie eligible to be covered in the Blog Ten Year Challenge series today (20 November 2020).

‘Sindbad The Sailor-1952’ was produced by Balwant Bhatt and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for Deepak Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Naseem aka Naseem Banu, Nirupa Roy, Ranjan, Yashodhra Katju, Bhagwan, Jayant,Samson, Pran, Asim, Douglas, Gulam Rasool, Shahpur, Lalita Rao,Urmila, Shakila, Kammo etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far. Here are the deatails of these four songs :-

Song Posted On
Adaa se jhoomte huye 26.03.2009
Tera mera mera tera ho gaya pyaar 20.11.2020
Jis roz se hamne tera deedaar kiya 24.07.2015
Dharti aazaad hai aasmaan aazaad 21.01.2017

As blog ten year challenge, here is a song from ‘Sindbad The Sailor-1952’. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Anjum Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

The song is lip synced by Naseem Bano. Nirupa Roy is also visible in the picturisation.

Lyrics of the song were sent by Prakashchandra. BTYC details were provided by Avinash Scrapwala.

Audio

Video

Song-Dil ka afsaana kahega jal ke parwaana (Sindbad the Sailor)(1952) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Anjum Jaipuri, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

ye aansoon oo
muskuraate hain
zamaane ki ee ee
zafaa`on par r r
mohabbat karne waaley
jaan dete hain aen
wafaa`on par…r

dil ka afsaana kahega jal ke parwaanaa
kahega jal ke parwanaa
ho nahin sakte kabhi ham
unse begaana
kahega jal ke parwanaa
dil ka afsaana kahega jal ke parwaanaa
kahega jal ke parwanaa

dil bahot naazuk hai lekin
gham se takraayenge ham
dil bahot naazuk hai lekin
gham se takraayenge ham
yaad mein teri bhulaa denge zamaane ke sitam
toot saktaa hi nahin een een een een een
toot saktaa hi nahin ulfat ka paimaanaa
kahega jal ke parwanaa
dil ka afsaana kahega jal ke parwaanaa
kahega jal ke parwanaa

dar pe tere ae zamaane
ishq jhuk saktaa nahin
dar pe tere ae zamaane
ishq jhuk saktaa nahin
qaid mein rehtaa hai kab
aazaad parwaanaa kahin
ham nahin honge tere ae ae ae an
ham nahin honge tere teeron ka nazraanaa
kahega jal ke parwanaa
dil ka afsaana kahega jal ke parwaanaa
kahega jal ke parwaanaa


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Blog Day :

4449 Post No. : 15905

“Son of Sindbad” and “Daughter of Sindbad” were both released in 1958. So it seems to me that they were twins. 🙂

“Daughter of Sindbad”(1958) was directed by Ratilal for Starland Productions movie, Bombay. The movie had Jairaj, Nadira, Pran, Maruti, Tiwari, Kamal Kapoor etc in it. The movie had eight songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Daughter of Sindbad”(1958) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi , Usha Mangeshkar and chorus. Anjum Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta. Incidentally, Chitragupta was the music director in “Son of Sindbad” (1958) as well.

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

Audio

Song-Lahar chup hai hawa chup hai (Daughter of Sindbad)(1958) Singers-Rafi, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Anjum Jaipuri, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
rawaan hai kaarvaan apna

nahin hai naakhuda koi
khuda hai paasbaan apna
lahar chup hai
hawa chup hai lahar chup hai
hawa chup hai

jahaan bhi hum gaye
apni khushi ke geet gaaye hain
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

tareeke hamne jeene ke
zamaane ko sikhaaye hain
mohabbat ki kahaani hai
ye lahraata nishaan apna
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
rawaan hai kaarvaan apna
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai

kabhi toofaan se khele hain
kabhi lehron pe machle hain
kabhi toofaan se khele hain
kabhi lehron pe machle hain
sahaara leke himmat ka
hawa ke rukh bhi badle hain
hazaaron baar duniya ne ki(?) hai imteha apna

lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
ravaan hai kaarvaan apna
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai

khuda ki raah mein
duniyaa ki daulat deke jaate hain
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

safeena ab usi ke aasre pe
leke jaate hain
wo hi maalik hai duniya ka
wo hi hai mehrbaan apna
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
rawaan hai kaarvaan apna

nahin hai naakhuda koi
khuda hai paasbaan apna
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4421 Post No. : 15831

‘Teesri Gali’ (1958) was produced by C D Sadarangani under the banner of Radiant Movies and was directed by Kundan Kumar. The film’s actors included Shyama and Abhi Bhattacharya in the lead role with Prem Adib, Gope, Kammo, Leela Mishra, Bhagwan Sinha, Neeru, C S Dubey, Ramlal, Panchotiya, Mohan Choti etc in subsidiary roles. I have no idea about the story of the film. However, going by a few lobby photographs, the film appears to belong to a mixed genre of crime and romance. It also appears that contrary to the general expectation, Abhi Bhattacharya had a played a different type of the role in the film.

It was director Kundan Kumar’s second film as a director, his debut film in the same capacity being ‘Neel Mani’ (1957). However, he became a prominent director of Bhojpuri films in the 1960s when he was roped in by Nazir Hussain to direct the first Bhojpuri film, ‘Ganga Maiya Tohre Piyari Chandhaibo’ (1962) which became a blockbuster on the box office collections. Thereafter, he directed other Bhojpuri films like ‘Laagi Naahi Chhute Rama’ (1963), ‘Ganga’ (1965), “Bhouji’ (1965). ‘Loha Singh’ (1966) etc.

By the end of 1960s, when Bhojpuri films industry experienced a slump, Kundan Kumar reverted to Hindi films and became producer-director of the films like ‘Aulaad (1968), ‘Pardesi’ (1970), ‘Anokhi Ada’ (1973) and ‘Aaj Ka Mahatma’ (1976). His life was cut short by the untimely death on February 28, 1979.

As the years passed, ‘Teesri Gali’ (1958) seems to have become an obscure film. I would have loved to watch this film after viewing the photographs of Abhi Bhattacharya’s unusual appearance in the film and Kammo’s dances. Unfortunately, the VCD/DVD of the film is not available. This film will, however, be remembered for an unusual incidence while in the making which was described by Tabassum in T V Programme ‘Tabassum Talkies’ as under:

There was a scene in the film ‘Teesri Gali’ (1958) in which Gope was to enact a scene in which he gets a heart attack and dies. His acting of getting a heart attack and dying looked so real that when the scene was over, all the members of the unit of the film clapped. When Gope did not get up after the end of the clapping, some unit members went near him and were shocked to find that he had really died of a heart attack.

‘Teesri Gali’ (1958) had 6 songs of which 5 songs were available on a video sharing platform. I could trace the mp3 clip of the missing 6th song of the film and had uploaded the video of the same last year. I was under the impression that I had already covered the ‘missing’ song in the Blog. When I found that of the 3 songs of the film covered in the Blog, the ‘missing’ song not one of them. So, here is that song, ‘jaan gaye chori tumhaari zaalima’ from the film which is rendered by Geeta Dutt. The song is written by Anjum Jaipuri which is set to music by Chitragupt.

In the absence of the video clip, I can only make a guess based on the lyrics of the song as well as some photographs of the scenes from the film that are available on the internet. And my guess is that it is a club song picturised on Kammo whose singing is directed towards Abhi Bhattachraya. Kammo has been known to be a good dancer and fits well for a club song.

Enjoy this foot tapping fun song. By the way, the remaining two songs of the film yet to be covered in the Blog are also fun songs rendered by Geeta Dutt.

I feel very sorry for Chitragupt that despite all the six songs in the film being very melodious, the film failed in the box office. The resultant impact was that all these songs remained obscure until the video sharing platforms came into prominence.

Audio Clip:

Song-Jaan gaye chori tumhaari zaalimaa (Teesri Gali)(1958) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Anjum Jaipuri, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

jaan gaye chori tumhaari zaalima
dil ko churaane tum aate ho yahaan aan
jaan gaye chori
jaan gaye chori tumhaari zaalima
dil ko churaane tum aate ho yahaan aan
jaan gaye chori

bade wo ho jee ke bhaage dil leke
loot liya raste mein dhokha hamen deke
bade wo ho jee ke bhaage dil leke
loot liya raste mein dhokha hamen deke
chaal ye tumhaari
jaanegi duniya saari
dil hai ye dil ko chupaaoge kahaan
jaan gaye chori tumhaari zaalima
dil ko churaane tum aate ho yahaan aan
jaan gaye chori

dekh chuke ham kisi pe aji mar ke
rahne lage duniya se ab to zara dar ke
dekh chuke ham kisi pe aji mar ke
rahne lage duniya se ab to zara dar ke
naaz bhi uthhaayen
jigar pe teer khaayen
baaki hai abhi tak un teeron ka nishaan
jaan gaye chori tumhaari zaalima
dil ko churaane tum aate ho yahaan aan
jaan gaye chori

zulfen udin to dil lahraaya
aaankhen milin unse to dil nahin paaya
zulfen udin to dil lahraaya
aaankhen milin unse to dil nahin paayaa
aag si lagi hai
ye kaisi dillagi hai
loot ke chala hai koi eene ka saamaan
jaan gaye chori tumhaari zaalima
dil ko churaane tum aate ho yahaan aan
jaan gaye chori


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Blog Day :

4387 Post No. : 15747

There are Hindi films in which almost all the songs have become popular. But those films are often identified with a single song in the sense that the name of the film brings back the memory of the most popular song of that film which has been stuck in the minds of the listeners for long. I give below a sample list of five films which are often identified with one of its popular songs:

Aaraam (1951): ae jaan-e-jigar dil mein samaane aajaa
Yahudi (1958): ye mera deewaanapan hai
Bambai Ka Babu (1960): chal ri sajni ab kya soche
Soorat Aur Seerat (1962): bahut diya dene waale ne tuhjko
Bandini (1963): o jaane waale ho sake to laut ke aana

The significance of these five films with songs mentioned thereagainst is that all these five songs have been sung by Mukesh and that too the only song he has rendered in these films. That is the power of Mukesh’s melonchalic voice laced with sadness. Mukesh had said in one of his interviews that if he has a choice of 10 songs to sing, out of which one is a sad song, he would reject remaining nine songs.

Today, July 22, 2020 is the 97th birth anniversary of Mukesh Chand Mathur (22/07/1923 – 27/08/1976).  Mukesh, like many of his compatriot popular playback singers needs no introduction on the blog. Moreover, there are a number of detailed posts on Mukesh in the blog. So, I will limit the coverage in this article to the stages of his zigzag filmy career which ended with a high note.

Motilal, a distant relative of Mukesh was already impressed by his singing. When Mukesh came to Mumbai, sometime  1940, Motilal placed him under the tutelage of Pandit Jagannath Prasad, a Hindustani classical vocalist, for training in singing. During the training, Mukesh became acquainted with Raj Kapoor who would occasionally come for training as a substitute for his mother who was practicing classical singing with Pandit Jagannath Prasad whenever she was free from her household work. One of those days when Mukesh was practising a particular Raag, Raj Kapoor loved his voice and felt that his own voice paled compared to Mukesh’s voice. At that time, Mukesh said to Raj Kapoor that he could take his voice. At that time, both were in their teens and I do not think that Mukesh had ever thought that one day he would become the voice of Raj Kapoor on the screen.

While his musical training was going on, Mukesh got an opportunity to work with Nalini Jaywant in a film (I guess, it was National Studio’s ‘Radhika’ 1941). However, his father did not permit him to act in the film. When the same production house was planning to make a new film for which they were looking for a young new comer as a hero opposite Nalini Jaywant, they again approached Mukesh. This time, his father permitted him to join the film. ‘Nirdosh’ (1941) became his first film in which he was an actor-singer. The film flopped.

It is well known that KL Saigal was Mukesh’s idol and had adopted his singing style. From his eagerness to become an actor, Mukesh seems to have been also obsessed with becoming a great actor-singer like KL Saigal.  Even after the failure of his first film, Mukesh tried as a side actor in ‘Dukh Sukh’ (1942), ‘Addab Arz’ (1943) and ‘Uss Paar’ (1944) but could not get success as an actor-singer.  He had almost made up his mind to return to Delhi when Motilal came to his rescue and manage to get Mukesh sing for him in ‘Pehli Nazar’ (1945).

How Mukesh got to sing his first song, “Dil Jalta Hai To Jalne De” as a playback singer in ‘Pehli Nazar’ (1945) is well documented in the write-up covering the song on the blog itself. So, I will not go into it. But Mukesh was not yet out of wood then. When the film was completed and was being previewed before its release, producer-director Mazhar Khan decided to delete this song as he felt that the sad song did not suit Motilal’s personality who has been known as a flamboyant actor by his fans.

When Mukesh came to know about it, he met Mazhar Khan and requested to retain his song. Mazhar Khan said that this song was boring and it was dragging the smooth movement of the story in the film. After a lot of pleading by Mukesh, Mazhar Khan agreed to retain the song for one week after the release of the film. If the public liked the song, it would be retained in the film. Otherwise, the song would be deleted from the film. Mukesh also got some breather as due to communal riots, the release of the film was delayed. As we know now, this song became the most popular amongst the songs of the film. This song also became a turning point in the career of Mukesh as he turned to playback singing as a career rather than the actor-singer. [Source: Last Interview of Mukesh by BBC Hindi Services].

During 1945 to 1953, Mukesh concentrated on his career as a playback singer and rendered nearly 200 songs. During this time, he had become the main playback singer to actors like Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Premnath, Motilal, Prem Adib etc.

When his career as a playback singer was firmly in saddle, again the bug of becoming an actor-singer seems to have bitten him. In 1951, Mukesh had already turned producer with ‘Malhaar’ (1951). In 1953, he once again tried his luck as actor-singer in ‘Mashooqa’ (1953) opposite Suraiya. The film miserably failed at the box office. Not to be discouraged by the failure, he once again tried his luck by producing ‘Anuraag’ (1956) with himself in the lead role opposite Usha Kiran. This film also failed at the box office.

In his quest for becoming an actor-singer, Mukesh lost out both as an actor and a playback singer. But more than the failure of the films, Mukesh’s career as a playback singer was majorly affected as, due to his non-availability, music directors like Naushad shifted his preference for Mohammed Rafi and Talat Mehmood. During this period, Rafi had emerged as number one playback singer. Other music directors like SD Burman, C Ramchandra, Madan Mohan, Roshan etc had also switched over mainly to Rafi as their lead male playback singer. Even Shankar-Jaikishan had to rely on Manna Dey for Raj Kapoor in films like ‘Shri 420’ (1955) and ‘Chori Chori’ (1956) for some songs.  During 1953-56, Mukesh’s output as a playback singer (other than his own films as actor-singer) was dismally low at less than 20 songs.

In Hindi film industry, it is extremely difficult to regain the lost ground as there is constant competitions to take over the ground from those who have lost it. Mukesh had to face a lot of hardship in terms of his financial position as he had heavily lost money in his film making ventures. Added to his woes was that his mentor, Anil Biswas had almost retired as music director towards the end of 1950s. Motilal, another mentor who would demand Mukesh as his voice (he done that in ‘Jaagte Raho, 1956 when it was originally recorded in Manna Dey’s voice) was no longer doing the role of the lead actor in the films.

It was Raj Kapoor, the trusted friend of Mukesh from the days of making ‘Aag’ (1948), who had a major role in rehabilitating Mukesh as playback singer post 1956 years. Mukesh continued to sing  for Raj Kapoor in most of his films. Later on, he also became the voice for Manoj Kumar in most of his films. The popularity of the songs of films like ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ (1958), ‘Madhumati’ (1958), ‘Anari’ (1959), ‘Chhalia’ (1960), ‘Hariyali Aur Raasta’ (1962), ‘Himalay Ki Godi Mein’ (1965) re-established as one of the foremost playback singers.  Starting with the voice of the superstars of 1940s and 50s like Motilal. Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor, Mukesh sang for the superstars of 1970s like Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. He continued to maintain his status as one of the leading playback singers of 1970s  till his unfortunate death on August 27, 1976. Even during the emergence of Kishore Kumar as playback singer post-1970, Mukesh clocked a little over 200 songs during 1971-76 (including few songs spilling over post-1976), mainly because no other playback singers could replicate the pathos in his singing.

On the occasion of the 97th birth anniversary of Mukesh, I have selected an inspirational song, “Hai Ye Zameen Hamaari Wo Aaasmaan Hamaara” sung by him for the film ‘Saara Jahaan Hamaara’ (1961). The song is written by Anjum Jaipuri and is set to music by Baabul. I could not locate the video clip of the song on-line, but I have watched a very small video clip of the song which shows that it is a stage song picturised on Premnath.

Song – Hai Ye Zameen Hamaari Wo Aasmaan Hamaara (Saara Jahaan Hamaara) (1961) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Anjum Jaipuri, MD – Baabul

Lyrics

hai ye zameen hamaari
wo aasmaan hamaara
lo aaj waqt badla
saara jahaan hamaara
hai ye zameen hamaari
 
hum jis taraf chale hain
duniya badal gayi hai
tufaan hat gaya hai
aandhi sambhal gayi hai
karta hai naaz khud par
har ek jawaan hamaara
lo aaj waqt badala
saara jahaan hamaara
hai ye zameen hamaari
 
kashti ko le chale hain
maujon pe hum khushi ki
kashti ko le chale hain
maujon pe hum khushi ki
aawaaz aa rahi hai
kaanon mein zindagi ki
roke nahi rukega
ab kaarwaan hamaara
lo aaj waqt badala
saara jahaan hamaara
hai ye zameen hamaari
 
ye chimaniyaan milon ki
ye taaj ke minaare
ye chimaniyaan milon ki
ye taaj ke minaare
ganga ki behti maujen
jamna ke tej dhaare
dharti ka zarra zarra
hai raazdaan hamaara
lo aaj waqt badala
saara jahaan hamaara
hai ye zameen hamaari
 
paighaam de rahen hain
hum sabko dosti ka
paighaam de rahen hain
hum sabko dosti ka
danka baja rahe hain  
duniya mein shaanti ka
insaaniyat ka jhanda

hai ab nishaan hamaara
lo aaj waqt badala
saara jahaan hamaara
hai ye zameen hamaari

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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है ये ज़मीं हमारी
वो आसमां हमारा’
लो आज वक़्त बदला
सारा जहां हमारा
है ये ज़मीं हमारी

हम जिस तरफ चले हैं
दुनिया बादल गई है
तूफान हट गया है
आँधी संभाल गई है
करता है नाज़ खुद पर
हर एक जवां हमारा
लो आज वक़्त बदला
सारा जहां हमारा
है ये ज़मीं हमारी

कश्ती को ले चले हैं
मौजों पे हम खुशी की
कश्ती को ले चले हैं
मौजों पे हम खुशी की
आवाज़ आ रही है
कानों में ज़िंदगी की
रोके नहीं रुकेगा
अब कारवां हमारा
लो आज वक़्त बदला
सारा जहां हमारा
है ये ज़मीं हमारी

ये चिमनियाँ मिलों की
ये ताज के मीनारे
ये चिमनियाँ मिलों की
ये ताज के मीनारे
गंगा की बहती मौजें
जमना के तेज़ धारे
धरती का ज़र्रा ज़र्रा
है राज़दां हमारा
लो आज वक़्त बदला
सारा जहां हमारा
है ये ज़मीं हमारी

पैग़ाम दे रहें हैं
हम सबको दोस्ती का
पैग़ाम दे रहें हैं
हम सबको दोस्ती का
डंका बजा रहे हैं
दुनिया में शांति का
इंसानियत का झण्डा
है अब निशां हमारा
लो आज वक़्त बदला
सारा जहां हमारा
है ये ज़मीं हमारी


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