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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 93 # Remembering Lyricist Gauhar Kanpuri
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(#Music Composer-Singer-Bappi Lahiri # 3)

In one of my posts on the blog I had mentioned that the month of ‘June’ had many important days or anniversaries of film personalities (and the team members of this blog too).

Today 29th June is the ‘Remembrance Day’ of lyricist Gauhar Kanpuri. He passed away in the year 2002. He was active during the decade of seventies and thereafter till his death in 2002.

As per information available online he wrote lyrics for many songs of Hindi movies (more than one hundred fifty songs for around fifty-six movies). The detailed information about his filmography needs to be compiled. Also, I could not find much detailed information about his biography. (I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the information available on him).

He wrote the famous title song of ‘Saawan Ko Aane Do-1979’, then songs for the movies like ‘Zakhmee-1975’, ‘Do Khiladi-1976’, ‘Phir Janam Lenge Ham-1977’, ‘Haiwaan-1977’, ‘Dada-1978’, ‘Dulha Bikta Hai-1982’, ‘Woh Jo Haseena-1983’, and many others, and including ‘Baazigar-1993’ of the nineties.

I may have missed some of his movies where the songs were popular, but then, as I said above, the list of his filmography needs to be compiled from authentic sources.

Today’s song is from the movie “Shikshaa-1978”. All songs for this movie were written by him. Music was composed by Bappi Lahiri.

I have mentioned it in my earlier post here that there are many Bappi Lahiri compositions before early eighties or his ‘pre-Himmatwaala period which are very nice and needs to be discussed here. And in this case like in this movie ‘Shikshaa-1978’ we have the frequently heard ‘yaari hai phoolon se meri yaari hai’ sung by Bappi Lahiri and the gem ‘teri chhotisi ek bhool ne’ sung by Yesudas and other songs.

But, for today’s presentation I have selected this beautiful ‘Raam ‘Bhajan’ sung by Chandrani Mukherjee which I think was a lesser heard song from this movie. I was also not aware of this song till few weeks before and had not heard it earlier. And when I listened to it first time and second time and more it keeps growing on and I liked this song very much.

Gauhar Kanpuri has a long association with Bappi Lahiri and most of his works have compositions by Bappi Lahiri.

For this post I have compiled his list of movies with Bappi Lahiri in the decade of 1971 to 1980 where they had nine movies together;

Sno. Title Year Date Lyricist BLOG
1 Nanha Shikari 1973 16.04.1973 S.H. Bihari, Yogesh, Gauhar Kanpuri Y
2 Zakhmee 1975 15.05.1975 Gauhar Kanpuri Y
3 Sangraam 1976 21.12.1976 Gauhar Kanpuri, Hasan Puri Y
4 Haiwaan 1977 03.10.1977 Gauhar Kanpuri, Hasrat Jaipuri, Pradeep Roychaudhari, Amit Khanna, Dada Ji Y
5 Phir Janam Lenge Ham 1977 23.06.1977 Gauhar Kanpuri Y
6 Pratima Aur Paayal 1977 03.09.1977 Rajkavi Tulsi, Shivkumar Saroj, Indeevar, Gauhar Kanpuri
7 Khoon Ki Pukaar 1978 29.05.1978 Hasrat Jaipuri, Gauhar Kanpuri Y
8 Shikshaa 1978 28.12.1978 Gauhar Kanpuri
9 Jaan E Bahaar 1979 10.08.1979 Gauhar Kanpuri Y

“Shikshaa-1978” was directed by S. Ramnathan for ‘New Horizon Films, Bombay’. It had Rajkiran, Benjamin Gilani, Shashi Saxena, Jagdeep, Iftekhar, Urmila Bhatt, Pinchoo Kapoor, Krishna Dhawan, Surendra Kumar, Vikrant Taneja, Viju Khote, Brijen Mohan, Babbanlal and others. This movie introduced Sushma Verma, Master Sandeep and Bina Banerjee.
Bhagwan, Mukri, Jairaj, Shobha Khote, Pilu Wadia and Ritu Kamal made a guest appearance in this movie.

This movie had total five songs plus one music track as mentioned in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980). The lyrics for the songs (all songs) were penned by Gauhar Kanpuri.

As mentioned above music was composed by Bappi Lahiri (assisted by Bansari Lahiri, Anil & Arun).

Arti Mukherjee, Anuradha Paudwal, Bappi Lahiri, Chandrani Mukherjee, Shailendra Singh and Yesudas had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 28.12.1978.

Let us now enjoy today’s song – a soulful rendition by Chandrani Mukherjee and lip synced on screen by Bina Banerjee. Also seen in picturization of this song are Benjamin Gilani, Rajkiran, Master Sandeep and others.

With this song the movie “Shikshaa-1978” makes its debut on the blog…

Audio

Video

Song-Jehi vidhi raakhe Raam tehi vidhi rahiye (Shiksha)(1978) Singer-Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics-Gauhar Kanpuri, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye
sukhon ko jo apnaa kahiye
dukhon ko bhi sahiye
raamaa aa
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye

ham to khilaune maati ke hain
nirbal aur kamzor
ho ho ho o o o o o
ho o ho o
ham to khilaune maati ke hain
nirbal aur kamzor
haare koyi maane yaa naa maane ae ae
uske haathon hai sabki dor
honi hoke rehti hai
koyi laakh machaaye shor
raaamaa
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye
sukhon ko jo apnaa kahiye
dukhon ko bhi sahiye
raamaa aa
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye

tan ki ye doori hai majboori
tum to ho man ke saans
o ho ho o
o o o o o
ho o ho o
tan ki ye doori hai majboori
tum to ho man ke saans
swaami saanson ke har taar mein tum ho o
jeewan ke saathi tum hamaar
aanaa jaana
milnaa bichhadnaa
hai daataa ke haath
raamaa
jehi vidhi raakhe ae raam
tehi vidhi rahiye
sukhon ko jo apnaa kahiye
dukhon ko bhi sahiye
raamaa aa
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye

raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam
raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam
raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam
raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam
raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये
सुखों को जो अपना कहिये
दुखों को भी सहिये
रामा आ
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये

हम तो खिलौने माटी के है
निर्बल और कमज़ोर
ओ हो ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हम तो खिलौने माटी के है
निर्बल और कमज़ोर
हारे कोई माने या ना माने ए
उसके हाथों है सबकी डोर
होनी होके रहती है
कोई लाख मचाये शोर
रामा
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये
सुखों को जो अपना कहिये
दुखों को भी सहिये
रामा आ
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये

तन की ये दूरी है मजबूरी
तुम तो हो मन के साँस
ओ हो ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
तन की ये दूरी है मजबूरी
तुम तो हो मन के साँस
स्वामी साँसों के हर तार में तुम हो ओ
जीवन के साथी तुम हमार
आना जाना
मिलना बिछड़ना
है दाता के हाथ
रामा
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये
सुखों को जो अपना कहिये
दुखों को भी सहिये
रामा आ
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये

राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम
राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम
राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम
राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम
राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Hello everyone,

So after what seems like ages, I’m back here with a post.
You can therefore assume it must be a special occasion.
A special anniversary, of an artiste or celebrity.

And it is.

Today is the birthday of the most important celebrity for this blog.
In fact, without this celebrity, the blog would not even have existed.
Yes, I’m talking about Atul himself.

Wish you a very very happy birthday, Atul.
Many happy returns of the day!

Now Atul might not consider himself a celebrity – but for us, he very much is.
I checked the dictionary definition of “celebrity” and there are two definitions
“a famous person, especially in entertainment or sport”
“the state of being well known”.

Atul satisfies BOTH conditions, in the context of this blog.
Ok, so he might not be a celeb in Bollywood yet, he might not make it to Page 3 or gossip columns (or maybe he does, I don’t know!). But if the dictionary definition is satisfied, I am too. 🙂

I don’t know where to start writing from, but I think a journey down memory lane might not be such a bad place to start. Those of you who have heard this before, kindly bear with me.

It all started in the first half of 2005. Probably around April or so.

In those days I was in Holland, and pretty crazy about cricket.
Not the right sport for that country, or the right country for that sport. 🙂
I got no TV coverage of cricket – and I was desperate to discuss cricket with like-minded cricket fans.

Luckily I had internet – so that was a life-saver in this context.

BBC in those days had a forum called BBC  TMS where one could discuss cricket. It was mostly Indians and Pakistanis, so you can imagine the level of discussion and amount of abuse. 🙂 Much of it was deliberately in Hindi, to avoid catching the eye of the forum moderators.

But after a while, they caught on to what was going on – and eventually the forum was shut down.

I then began hunting for other options.
I came across a Pakistani cricket forum which I joined.

It was there that I came across a person who went by the handle of “squarecut” (I think).

Now most of the discussion on the forum was obviously of modern/current cricket (Tendulkar, Wasim Akram etc) but this handle posted on topics of an earlier era – mostly the 1970s. And mostly talking about Indian cricketers of that era – like Vishwanath.

I could immediately relate to this. This was MY era, and I loved to discuss cricket of that era. So I immediately warmed to this person.

What was most remarkable was that his experiences were very similar to mine.
And his posts were also very interesting.

After a while, I got bored of that forum and continued my search for other options.

I came across a new forum, started by a few Indians in the wake of the BBC TMS shutdown.

I was initially a bit unsure of it, but then I saw a familiar handle.
The same “squarecut”.

So I joined that forum.
And for many years, Atul and I (and many other friends we made on that forum) spent many wonderful moments discussing cricket, and a lot of non-cricketing stuff, on that forum.

Anyway, long story – of How I Met Atul.
(Someone needs to make a Netflix series on this. :-))

Continuing (Season-2 of HIMA), the best thing about the forum was that though it was primarily a cricket forum, we could, and would, discuss anything under the sun.

Politics, movies, music, culture, anything.
And since there were people from around the world, it was quite interesting.

It didn’t take long for me to discover that Atul was keen on Hindi songs too.
Bas, phir kya tha?

We set up a section on the forum to discuss just this.
We called it Geetmala, where each person would pick up a topic (Atul picked up “trains” – anyone surprised?) and post 10 or so songs on it.

One day Atul announced that he had just started a blog.
He has always been someone who likes to experiment with things, so this was a sort of experiment for him too.
For nostalgia sake, I checked just now and found that blog still very much intact – it is on the blogroll of this blog.

One of the posts is http://squarecutsblog.blogspot.com/2008_06_01_archive.html .
Dated 1st June 2008.

Having now got some blogging experience, Atul decided to start a new blog where he would discuss one song a day.

And thus, on the 19th  of July 2008, a first post on this “one song a day” blog appeared.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

I’m sorry for this rather elaborate throwback to another era, but since it is Atul’s birthday today, I couldn’t help reminiscing how we first got to know each other.

And oh, we did manage to meet once too.

When Atul was posted in Nagpur, I made a trip to Nagpur to meet him and a common friend (from the cricket forum). My only trip to Nagpur ever.

It was wonderful meeting Atul, and having dinner with him.
We discussed cricket of the 70s, songs and of course this blog.

There are other memories too.
Atul and his special relationship with Bangladesh cricket, for example. 🙂

No mention of Atul would be complete without talking about Atulisms. 🙂

This is a term I coined to refer to Atul’s unique one-liners.

For example, on his first blog referred to above, in an August 2008 piece, he says “Knowing fully well that Indian authorities are not likely to exert themselves in such strenuous tasks like thinking, planning, etc, I have done all the hard work for them.” 🙂

I can go on and on, but I think readers might already be impatient about the length of this post.

So I’m going to go straight to the song now.

As usual, I owe this song to Avinashji. He was in fact the person who requested me to write a post for this occasion, and gave me a choice of a few songs to pick from.

I picked this one – Avinashji has provided the lyrics.

It is a multiple version song from the film ‘Jeevan Rekha’ (1974).

Some more details about the film, provided to me by Avinashji.

“Jeewan Rekhaa-1974” was directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for ‘Nanak Films, Bombay’. It has Pran, Farida Jalal, Tabrez, Jalal Agha, Keshto Mukherjee, Chandrashekhar, Asit Sen, Aparna Choudhari, Vikrant, Jagdish Raj, Ravish Dhillon, Shetty, K.N.Singh, Ajit, Raj Rani, Rajni Bala, Pravin Pal, Polson, Ramlal, Sudarshan Sharma, Kirti Kumar, Kamaldeep, Dev Sharma, Surendra Kohli, Thakur Chhabra, Vikas Bali, Ashok Seth, Prince Shakil, Sagar, Rashid Khan, Master Vijay and others. Manmohan and Fariyal make special appearance in this movie.

This movie has as many as seven songs (including one multiple version song being presented today).
Three lyricist Dev Kohli (four songs), Anjaan (two songs) and Kafil Azar (one song) wrote the lyrics for this movie.
Music was composed by two music directors Suman Raj – three songs and Jagdish J- four songs.

Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Mukesh and Chandrani Mukherjee had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 19.07.1974.

Male version of this song is sung by Manna Dey, the female version by Chandrani Mukherjee.

I vaguely seem to remember a film by this name, but I don’t recall hearing this song before.

When Avinashji sent me the video(s) and I listened to the song, I instantly fell in love with it.

It’s a cheerful and positive song – and I think quite fitting for this occasion – “Geet Hai Ye Zindagi, Gungunaate Aur Gaate Chale Chalo, Chale Chalo”.

Doesn’t this just describe what Atul has been doing with this blog? It seems just perfect for Atul on his birthday. 🙂

So once again, wish you a very happy birthday, Atul. I hope you like this choice of song.

Just want to mention that the composer Jagdish is a totally new name for me. If anyone knows more about him, kindly enlighten me.

And Atul, if I’ve got any facts wrong in this post (my memory isn’t very good) , please let me know. 🙂

Audio – Male Version

Audio – Female Version

Song – Geet Hai Ye Zindagi (Jeevan Rekha) (1974) Singer – Manna Dey, Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics – Dev Kohli, MD – Jagdish J

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Male Version

geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo o
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

ise bhi ham se pyaar hai
hamen bhi is’se pyaar hai
ise bhi ham se pyaar hai
hamen bhi is’se pyaar hai
badi madhur ye preet hai
ye preet ki pukaar hai
geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo o
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

ye zindagi ee umang hai
haseen is ka rang hai ae
ye zindagi ee umang hai
haseen is ka rang hai
ye maana is mein dukh bhi hai
khushi bhi is ke sang hai
geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo o
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

hazaar aayen ae mushqilen
jahaan se aagey ae ham chalen ae
hazaar aayen ae mushqilen
jahaan se aagey ae ham chalen ae
ye kah rahe hain raaste
bulaa rahi hain manzilen
geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

laal laa laa laa la laa
laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa la laal aa

Female Version

geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo o
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

ise bhi ham se pyaar hai
hamen bhi is’se pyaar hai
ise bhi ham se pyaar hai
hamen bhi is’se pyaar hai
badi madhur ye preet hai
ye preet ki pukaar hai
geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo o
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

hazaar aayen ae mushqilen
jahaan se aagey ae ham chalen ae
hazaar aayen ae mushqilen
jahaan se aagey ae ham chalen ae
ye kah rahe hain raaste
bulaa rahi hain manzilen
geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

laal laa laa laa la laa
laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa la laal aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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पुरुष स्वर

गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

इसे भी हम से प्यार है
हमें भी इससे प्यार है
इसे भी हम से प्यार है
हमें भी इससे प्यार है
बड़ी मधुर हए प्रीत है
ये प्रीत की पुकार है
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

ये ज़िन्दगी उमंग है
हसीं इसका रंग है ए
ये ज़िन्दगी उमंग है
हसीन इसका रंग है ए
ये माना इसमें दुःख भी है
ख़ुशी भी इसके संग है
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

हज़ार आयें ए मुश्किलें
जहां से आगे ए हम चलें ए
हज़ार आयें ए मुश्किलें
जहां से आगे ए हम चलें ए
ये कह रहें हैं रास्तें
बुला रही है मंजिलें
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

ला ला ला ला ल ला
ला ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ल ला आ

महिला स्वर

गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

इसे भी हम से प्यार है
हमें भी इससे प्यार है
इसे भी हम से प्यार है
हमें भी इससे प्यार है
बड़ी मधुर हए प्रीत है
ये प्रीत की पुकार है
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

हज़ार आयें ए मुश्किलें
जहां से आगे ए हम चलें ए
हज़ार आयें ए मुश्किलें
जहां से आगे ए हम चलें ए
ये कह रहें हैं रास्तें
बुला रही है मंजिलें
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

ला ला ला ला ल ला
ला ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ल ला आ


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4336 Post No. : 15633 Movie Count :

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Today (1 june 2020) is pehli taareekh. And it turns out that today is World Milk Day. In India, National Milk Day falls on a different day, namely 26 November, which is the birthday of Verghese Kurien, who brought White revolution( Milk revolution) in India.

When I was growing up, India was a desperately poor country. It was deficient in foodgrains and also milk. Our history books wistfully recalled those days in distant past when India was a prosperous country where “दूध की नदियाँ बहा करती थीं” ( “doodh ki nadiyan baha karti thi). Indians wistfully sighed and felt envious of countries like Netherlands that they were the nation that had doodh ki nadi flowing in their country.

A few days ago, I was watching videos that showed progress of various countries over the years in graphical forms in various fields. In most areas, the graph started showing USA and USSR at top and ended showing China, USA and India at the top. It was heartwarming as a Indian to witness the progress of India in all these fields.

One field that really made me proud and came as a pleasant surprise to me was the fact that India had become the number one milk producing country in the world ! And it has been number one since 1998 !

The Milk revolution in India started in Kaira District of Gujrat. The Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union was organized in 1946 with the blessings of late Sardar Vallabhai Patel. It started with two village milk producers’ societies and began pasteurizing milk for the Bombay Milk Scheme in June 1948. At that time, only 250 liters of milk per day was being handled. by 1960s, 378 village milk producers’ co-operative societies became affiliated to the main union. These societies in turn had about 65,000 farmers as their members. In these villages, there were about 1, 25,000 adult buffaloes of the Surti Breed. During the year 63-64 about 60,000 tonnes of milk was collected by the union. The cost of the milk and milk products sold in that year was over Rs.6 crores. The Union marketed milk in Gujarat and Maharashtra States and milk products on all-India basis. Its trade name “Amul” had become a household word all over India. The union had established an excellent reputation in the dairy industry and had evoked the admiration of experts from many parts of the world.

Verghese Kurien was the the General Manager of Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd (Amul) at that time. Mr Lal Bahadur Shashtri, the second PM of India, who had taken over charge just a few months back, visited Anand on 31 october 1964. He was very impressed with amul model and he decided to replicate this model all over India. Accordingly, he wrote a letter to all the states. NDDB (National Dairy Development Board) was set up with its HQ at Anand. It began plans called Opweration Flood. It had three phases -phase I , II and III. OF I (from 1 july 1970 to 31 march 1981) sought to establish 18 “Anands” linked to the four urban markets – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. OF-II (2 october 1979 to 31 march 1985) aimed to establish a modern and self sustaining dairy industry, building on the foundation of OF-I to meet the nations’s needs in milk and milk products. Of III (1 april 1985 to 30 apr 1996) focused on consolidating the milk procurement, processing and marketing infrastructure created under OF-I & OF-II.

By the time OF III ended, India was already number one milk producing nation in the world, a position it holds to this date. Today India produces 22 % of all milk produced in the world. Indian per capita milk production (394 ml) is higher than the world average. The per capita availability of milk is the highest in Punjab (1181 ml),followed by Haryana (1087 ml), Rajasthan (870 ml), Gujarat (626), MP (538 ml), Andhra (623 ml), Himachal (565) etc. There are states that have surprisingly low milk availability viz Delhi (35 ml), Goa (71 ml), Assam (71 ml),Chandigarh (90 ml) etc. I am sure these milk deficient states get their milk supply from milk surplus states. India produces 22% of world production, followed by USA, China, Pakistan and Brazil.

When India became independent, per capita availability of milk was 130 ml, which reduced to an all time low of 110 ml by 1970 before it picked up. In other words, milk availability in Indian picked up only after operation flood project began.

I grew up in Bihar (now it is Jharkhand) in 1960s. Even today Jharkhand per capita milk availability is only 177 ml. Those days it was far lower. I can honestly say that my pets have had more milk in their earlier lives that I ever had ! 🙂 Today my sole pet Bhhole consumes bulk of the milk that I get every morning, and that is more than what an average human gets to drink in a day. 🙂 It has been made possible because to the pioneers and foot soldiers of operation flood. This, alongwith self sufficiency in the fields of other foodstuff has ensured that India does not have to rely on imports and it is secure as far as food security is concerned. That has made India a confident nation. None of Indian neighbours, including China, has this kind of food security.

I wondered if there was any Hindi movie songs on milk. One song from “Manthan” (1977) has already been covered, and there were no other songs. Then it struck me that milk products too qualify, and that we have so many maakhan (butter) songs in Hindi movies, mostly associated with Lord Krishna. One can say that Lord Krishna, serving as a cowherd in Gokul, was a brand ambassador for milk products in general and maakhan (butter ) in particular. 🙂

A few songs of this genre have already been covered in the blog. While searching for other songs, I came across this song from “Gopal Krishna”(1979) which fits the bill perfectly. This movie was produced by Tarachand Barjatya and directed by Vijay Sharma for Rajshree Productions. The movie had Sachin, Zarina Wahab, Reeta Bhaduri, Manhar Desai, Master Sandip, Jeevan etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Gopal Krishna”(1979) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Chandrani Mukherjee which is lip synced by an actor playing young Lord Krishna . I guess that he is master Sandip, with Reeta Bhaaduri playing Maa Yashoda. Lyrics and music is by Ravindra Jain.

The situation is quite familiar to most of us. Some lady complains that Kanhaiyya has stolen maakhan from har matki. An irate Maaa Yashoda is out to punish Kanhaiyya. Kanhaiyya sings this song where he denies the charge. My own home has abundant quantity of Makhan, why would I go elsewhere for it, he explains. As for the maakhan smeared on his lips, he accused Ahir ki chhori of deliberately framing him by smearing maakhan on his lips. He then plays the emotional card- I do your chaakri for the whole day by tending to the cows in the meadows, but instead of believing me, you believe the words of others. 🙂

Very cute and sweet song, picturised nicely. This song is a hidden gem that I became aware of only today.

On the occasion of World Milk day, here is this lovely song from “Gopal Krishna”(1979).


Song-Tu man ki ati bhori o maiyya mori(Gopal Krishna)(1979) Singer-Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

tu man ki ati bhori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori
tu man ki aati bhori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori
jaako ghar bharyo dadhhi maakhan syon
jaako ghar bharyo dadhhi maakhan syon
vo kyon karan lago chori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori
tu man ki ati bhori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori

na kaaho ko maakhan khaayo
na koi matki phodi
na kaaho ko ka maakhan khaayo
na koi matki phodi
more mukh maakhan male tore sanmukh
more mukh maakhan male tore sanmukh
laayi aheer ki chhori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori
tu man ki ati bhori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori
jaako ghar bharyo dadhhi maakhan syo
jaako ghar bharyo dadhhi maakhan syo
vo kyun karan lagyo chori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori

din din bhar main to dhenu chaaravat karat chaakri tori
din din bhar main to dhenu chaaravat karat chaakri tori
yaahu par tu unki sunat hai
yaahu par tu unki sunat hai
jhoothi kahaani jori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori
tu man ki ati bhori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori
ja ko ghar bharyo dadhhi maakhan syo
ja ko ghar bharyo dadhhi makhan syo
vo kyun karan lagyo chori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori


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: 4335 Post No.: 15631

The connoisseurs of Hindi film music of the 1960s and 1970s would recall the four melodious songs sung by Geeta Dutt in ‘Uski Kahaani’ (1966) and ‘Anubhav’ (1971). Fans of Gulzar would know that all these four songs have come from his pen. But I will not be surprised if only few of them would remember that all these four songs had been set to music by Kanu Roy. Among these few persons, most of them would not have known his real identity. In his case, it was not only of the confusion of same name but also the confusion with a wrong family tree.

Most of the websites including Wikipedia says that Kanu Roy was an actor and music director who started his acting career in 1940s and switched over to music direction from 1960 onwards. His filmography in IMDb shows him both as an actor and the music director. In some websites, Kanu Roy as a music director has been discussed with the photograph of the actor, Kanu Roy. He is also been wrongly associated with the family of Geeta Dutt as one of her brothers. The facts are:

1. Kanu Roy, the actor and Kanu Roy, the music director were different persons. Kanu Roy, the actor came to Bombay (Mumbai) in early 1940s to join Bombay Talkies. On the basis of Gulzar’s interview which appeared in a ‘Filmfare’ issue of 2012, Kanu Roy, the music director came to Bombay sometime in mid-1950s. (My guess is that he may have come with Basu Bhattacharya who was his close friend).

2. Kanu Roy, the actor was never a music director. Kanu Roy, the music director never acted in films.

3. Kanu Roy, the music director was not a brother of Geeta Dutt. I have seen a photograph of Geeta Dutt’s full family before her marriage. In this photograph, there is no Kanu Roy. The names of Geeta Dutt’s four brothers are Mihir Roy, Ranjit Roy, Mukul Roy and Milan Roy.

With multiple confusion about his name, even the basic profile of the music director, Kanu Roy is difficult to get. I could get some information from Gulzar’s interview published in one of the Filmfare issues of 2012 which is available on http://www.tanqeed.com . In this interview, Gulzar talked about his association as a lyricist with Kanu Roy which I have summarized below with my marginal inputs.

Kanu Roy had picked up the musical notes from Bengal. He began his career by assisting music director, Salil Choudhury who also had Kanu Ghosh as his Assistant Music Director. It seems Kanu Roy was a Welder by profession and had worked on the upkeeping of the Howrah Bridge. He was an introvert by nature and had in him a mix of timid and humble nature.

Basu Bhattacharya and Kanu Roy were great friends. It was Basu Bhattacharya who gave Kanu Roy his first break as a music director in ‘Uski Kahaani’ (1966) which he produced and directed at shoestring budget. Subsequently, he worked in another five films of Basu Bhattacharya. Because of the low budget films, Basu Bhattacharya would never allow Kanu Roy to have more than 6-8 musicians (as against 50-100 musicians the music directors like Shankar-Jaikishan, Naushad, O P Nayyar etc would have in their orchestra). Also, Kanu Roy would not get the regular shifts in the recording studios for rehearsals of the songs. He had to manage in the early morning hours of the recording studio. He did not have a bargaining power with Basu Bhattacharya to ask for more musicians. (Probably for the same reason, he may not have got the playback singers of his choice). It is remarkable that with these constraints, Kanu Roy could composed melodious songs in Basu Bhattacharya’s films.

Kanu Roy’s career ended with his life on 20/12/1981. He lived in poverty and died in poverty.

During his musical journey from 1966-80, Kanu Roy composed 28 songs in 8 films, of which 6 films were of Basu Bhattacharya. Of the remaining two films, one film ‘Mayuri’ (1970s) remained unreleased. Though his contributions to Hindi film music in terms of numbers were low, many of his melodious songs still linger on. Unfortunately, his name may not ring bell for many who may still enjoy those melodious songs.

Although most of Kanu Roy’s melodious songs have been covered in the Blog, I found one song which I liked for its all-round excellence – lyrics, rendition, melody, composition and the picturization. The song is ‘pahchaan to thhi pahchaana nahi’ from ’Griha Pravesh’ (1979). The song is rendered by Chandrani Mukherjee on the words of Gulzar. Having watched the film, I feel that this song summarises the theme of the film.

Amar (Sanjeev Kumar) and Mansi (Sharmila Tagore) has been married for 10 years with 8-year old boy. During this period, some staleness in their relationship develops. Both are under the illusion that they are in love but in practice, they are just being together under one roof. Now their marriage is in the verge of collapse when Amar develops affairs with his office typist Sapna (Sarika). He is caught in a bind in that while he loves Sapna, in the back of his mind, he is also emotionally attached to his family.

Finally, Amar tells Mansi of his intention to divorce her to marry Sapna. After the initial shock, Mansi agrees for divorce on the condition that he should bring Sapna to the house to meet her. The reason is that Sapna has seen Amar in the office as an Accountant and develop the liking for him in an office environment. But she has not seen him in his house where the environment is different.

Before Sapna visit to her house, Mansi gets her house painted. She undergoes herself to a new make-over. While doing this, the song under discussion plays in the background. Sapna visits her house with Amar. After a brief meeting, Mansi takes Amar aside and tell him that she is ready to leave him for Sapna. After the meeting, Mansi tells Amar to drop Sapna to her house. However, when crossing the road, Sapna walks over to the other side of the road while Amar gets stranded on the opposite side because of a marriage procession on the road. In the midst of the orchestra in the marriage procession playing ‘tu Ganga ki mauj mein Jamuna ki dhara’, both Amar and Sapna take leave by waving hands at each other. The scene is symbolic of conveying the message that Amar has a change of heart. The film ends with Amar returning home having coffee with Mansi and his son with the replaying of the film’s song ‘zindagi phoolon ki nahi, phoolon ki tarah mehkti rahe’.

The lyrics of the song under discussion are simple and convey retrospection on the part of a housewife who forgets to give attention to herself. Instead, much of her time is spent in the kitchen, looking after husband and the child and upkeep of the house. In this milieu, she forgets her own identity.

In keeping with the low budget of the film, Kanu Roy has used only three main musical instruments in this song – Sarod, Sitar and what I believe to be Khol (Bangla Dholak) which one can hear in a low rhythm as the song is rendered. The song starts with a prelude of Sarod and Sitar and the same instruments are used in the interludes of the song. Chandrani Mukherjee, who is the sister-in-law of Bappi Lahiri, has rendered the song with poignant feeling in keeping with the mood of the situation. The Audio clip is longer with the same lyrics because it has the longer prelude music than in the video clip.

This song sums up the story of a housewife in a middle-class society.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Pehchaan to thhi pehchaana nahin(Grih Pravesh)(1979) Singer-Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Kanu Roy

Lyrics

pehchaan to thhi pehchaana nahin
maine apne aap ko jaana nahin
pehchaan to thhi pehchaana nahin
maine apne aap ko jaana nahin
pehchaan to thhi

jab dhoop barasti hai sar pe to
paanv mein chhaanv khilti hai
main bhool gayi thhi chhaanv agar
milti hai to dhoop mein milti hai
is dhoop aur chhaanv ke khel mein kyun
jeene ka ishaara samjha nahin
pehchaan to thhi pehchaana nahin
maine apne aap ko jaana nahin
pehchaan to thhi

main jaagi rahi kuchh sapnon mein
aur jaagi huyi bhi soyi rahi
jaane kin bhool bhulaiyya mein kuchh
bhatki rahi kuchh khoyi rahi
jeene ke liye main marti rahi
jeene ka ishaara samjha nahin
pehchaan to thhi pehchaana nahin
maine apne aap ko jaana nahin
pehchaan to thhi pehchaana nahin
maine apne aap ko jaana nahin
pehchaan to thhi


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3496 Post No. : 14051

Hullo to all in Atuldom

“Maan Gaye Ustaad”(1981) was a Shibu Mitra directed movie.

Chandan Singh (Pran) is a farmer who lives in a village called Ramgarh along with his wife, Malti (Sonia Sahni), and two children, Munna and Munni. One day Malti gets molested by three city goons, Jaikishan (Ajit), Rajan, and Banoo (Rajan Haksar). Chandan intervenes, but is attacked, and Malti is shot dead. The children get separated, while Munna is adopted by a Muslim male named Abba (Om Prakash) and is re-named Shera, Munni is adopted by a Hindu family and re-named Geeta.

Years later the three estranged family members are fated to meet again – this time Geeta is a con-woman, who has a con-man boyfriend, Kishan (Shashi Kapoor), who is on the lookout for the man who killed his photographer brother (Chandrasekhar), and believes that Chandan is the killer; while Chandan, who is now known as Chandan Dada, a hoodlum, has been arrested for killing a man named Rajan; while Shera, a hit-man and hoodlum himself, has feigned his arrest, after accepting a contract from none other than Jaikishan – to kill Chandan!!

The movie then goes through the normal way of first bringing the family together with the help of the song that the father had taught his children before calamity struck the family and they got separated.

The movie was almost like a show case for Pran. He had a song filmed on him and that song appeared three times in the movie. He got to take revenge from the villains, had a beautiful wife in Sonia Sahni, and he also got a qawwali which was a competition between him and Amjad Khan.

But this is not the only movie where he had songs to emote too. We have loved him with Ashok Kumar in so many songs, and I am sure everyone will agree that the most entertaining one was in “Victoria No. 203” – “do bechare bina sahaare dekho pooch pooch kar hare”.

But one cannot forget him with Kishore Kumar either- “Aake seedhi dil pe katariya oh sawariya” (Half Ticket) or Amitabh Bachchan – “Yaari hai imaan mera yaar meri zindagi”.

And we should not forget that Pran’s innings as a “good” character artist began with his “malang chacha” mouthing “kasme vaade pyaar wafa sab baatein hai” “in Upkaar”.

He began his filmi career in pre-independence era with Yamla Jat, Khajanchi, Chaudhary etc in Lahore in Punjabi. His Hindi film run began with “Khandaan” (1942. Here I feel like mentioning the other “Khandan” (1965) where he played a villain to make the life of the hero Sunil Dutt miserable.

His career in Bombay (Mumbai of today) started with “Ziddi” which was also a break for DevAnand and by 1950 Pran was a premier villain in Bollywood. He was the most sought-after villain opposite Dilip- Raj- Dev through the 50s and 60s. We have seen him being mean to every other hero of that period Dharmendra, Rajendra Kumar, Manoj Kumar, and any other hero we can think of (I am not going into the Roster of the heroes of the sixties here).

During this period, he had a brief role in Manoj Kumar’s “Shaheed” which was not a negative character.

But post “Upkaar” he had a second image change and we could see him as a good grandfather “Parichay”, friend “Zanjeer” “Guddi” “Beimaan” etc alongwith being the badman.

He had a style all his own be it in getting into various getups that went with the character he played or the blowing of smoke rings and holding the cigar or cigarette in a different way I each movie. There are many present-day character actors- Gulshan Grover for example- who swear on Pransaab being their role model much the same way as heroes copy Dilip- Raj- Dev. 🙂

He would have been celebrating his 98th birthday today (12 February 2018). I just could not get this date go by without we posting a song filmed on Pransaab. For today’s song Mohd. Rafi has given his voice alongwith Dilraj Kaur and Chandrani Mukherjee. This song appears about three times in the movie- once in happy times when Chandan Singh is the family man and farmer, once when he is so “good” a prisoner that the jailor Ashok Kumar trusts him to let him play around the jail with his grandson. And finally, at the climax of the movie when his (now grownup) children are tied up by the villain (I am unable to locate that video).

Today also happens to be the birthday of a person who became a friend thanks to this blog. We know him as Avinash Scrapwala. Here I would also like to wish him all the very best in life. Best wishes are also due to another Atulwaasi- Nitin Shah and his wife celebrate their Wedding Anniversary today. Here is wishing them long years of togetherness.

Part I

Part II

Song-Mera ek sawaal hai sawaal ka jawaab do (Maan Gaye Ustaad)(1981) Singers-Rafi, Chandrani Mukherji, Dilraj Kaur, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Sonik Omi
Chandrani Mukherji + Dilraj Kaur
Pran

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Lyrics
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Part I
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mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do
ye main tumpe chhodta hoon
achha do kharaab do
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do

poochho
dushman hon jab chaaron taraf
hon haath tumhaare khaali
dushman hon jab chaaron taraf
hon haath tumhaare khaali
bolo bachchon kaise karoge
tum apni rakhwaali
ye phaulaadi haath hamaare dushman se takraayen
ye phaulaadi haath hamaare dushman se takraayen
kat jaayen sar chaahe lekin
sar ko nahin jhukaayen
har mushkil mein har keemat pe
rahenge hum aazaad
sau baaton ki ek baat hai
iss ko rakhna yaad

maan gaye ustaad tumko
maan gaye ustaad
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do
ye main tumpe chhodta hoon
achcha do kharaab do
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do

poochho
hoke badi tu beti aisa
kaun sa kaam karegi
hoke badi tu beti aisa
kaun sa kaam karegi
kya tu iss duniya mein raushan
baap ka naam karegi
fakr kare har aurat jiss pe aisi doon qurbaani
fakr kare har aurat jiss pe
aisi doon qurbaani
banke dikha doongi duniya ko
main jhaansi ki raani
toot padoongi gaddaaron pe
ban ke main faulaad
sau baaton ki ek baat hai
is ko rakhna yaad

maan gaye ustaad bitiya
maan gaye ustaad
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do
ye main tumpe chhodta hoon
achcha do kharaab do
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do

leadar netaa banoge ya tum
desh ke pehredaar
leadar netaa banoge ya tum
desh ke pehredaar
bhaarat maa se bolo beta
kaise karoge pyaar
leadar neta kya ban’na hai
banoonga khidmatgaar
leadar neta kya ban’na hai
banoonga khidmatgaar
paida karoonga sabke dil mein
apne desh ka pyaar

rahe shaanti
na ho kahin pe danga aur fasaad
sau baaton ki ek baat hai
isko rakhna yaad

o maan gaye ustaad tumko
maan gaye ustaad

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Part II
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mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do
ye main tumpe chhodta hoon
acchha do kharaab do
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do

poochho
dushman hon jab chaaron taraf
hon haath tumhaare khaali
dushman hon jab chaaron taraf
hon haath tumhaare khaali
bolo bachchon
kaise karoge tum apni rakhwaali

main bataaun
ye phaulaadi haath hamare
dushman se takrayen

ye phauladi haath hamaare dushman se takraayen
ye phauladi haath hamare dushman se takraayen
kat ja ye sar chaahe lekin
sar ko nahin jhukaayen

har mushkil mein har keemat pe
rahenge hum aazaad
sau baaton ki ek baat hai
isko rakhna yaad
maan gaye ustaad tumko
maan gaye ustaad
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do
ye main tumpe chhodta hoon
achcha do kharaab do
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3464 Post No. : 13903

Hullo Atuldom

Today’s song is from a film called ‘College Girl’ from 1978.  It is produced by Shantilal Soni and directed by SD Narang. The star cast includes Sachin, Bindiya Goswami, Rita Bhadhuri, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, Urmilla Bhatt, Paintal, Bhagwan, Heena Kausar, Sudhir, Shobhana Shah, Jagdish Raj, Karan Diwan, Chand Usmani amongst others.

The film has seven songs of which the most famous is “Pyar Manga Hai Tumhi Se Na Inkaar Karo” which is sung by Kishore Kumar and written by Indeevar. This is already posted on our blog. Another song by Mohd. Rafi “Phoolon Ki Tarah Wo Hansti Thi” which is penned by Dev Kohli has also been posted. And I agree with Atul ji, as he has written in that post – If Bappi Lahiri’s songs like this did not get popular then one should not blame him for later on composing songs of the nature that required less creativity but yielded rich dividends for him.”

Now here is the third song from the movie. This is another surprise from Bappi Lahiri. First, it is a bhajan and he has Bharat Vyas (!!!) as the lyricist. Ok it is in Yesudas’s voice, not surprising as Yesudas has sung for Bappi Lahiri in ‘Lahu Ke Do Rang’ and ‘Haisiyat’. But when I came across this song the surprises didn’t end. The song is lip-synced by Dr. Shriram Lagoo. I can think of only one or two other movies where Shriram Lagoo has had songs to lip sync – one in ‘Dooriyan – “Khota Paisa Nahin Chalega” (playback by KN Sharma) and the other in ‘Kinaara’ – “Meethe Bol Boley Boley Paayaliya“(playback by Bhupinder).

The bhajan starts at the home and then the family proceeds to a temple which reminds me of a temple attached to an ashram in Mumbai’s Vile Parle area, which I have frequented a number of times before marriage. It was a very peaceful place with lot of space for us children to run about. Going by what we see in the song it looks like Bindiya is sad about something as her eyes are constantly moist and Rita Bhadhuri looks like the more playful of the two sisters. Chandrani Mukherjee’s is the female voice in this song.

Yesterday, 10th January was Yesudas’ birthday. He turned 77. He is a maestro of classical music and is a huge fan of his guru Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar, Dr. M Balamurali Krishna and Mohd Rafi. Having started his playback career in the 60s in Malayalam followed by the other South Indian languages his Hindi debut came in 1971; though the first movie that released with a song sung by him is ‘Chhoti Si Baat’ in 1976 followed by ‘Chitchor’. He then went on to sing for many Bollywood movies. He has been awarded the Padmashri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. He has won the national award seven times for best playback singing. He has sung in almost all Indian languages except Konkani, Assamese and Kashmiri. Just as the “Venkateswara Suprabhatam”, the good morning shloka played at Balaji temple in Tirupathi, is associated with MS Subbalakshmi, “Harivarasanam” – the good night shloka played at Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala – is in the voice of KJ Yesudas.

Wishing a belated happy birthday to the ‘Gana Gandharva Dasettan’, as the Malayalees love to address him, alias Yesudas.

Song – Nahin Chaahiye Rang Mahal (College Girl) (1978) Singer – Yesudas, Chandrani Mukherji, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Bappi Lahidi
Yesudas + Chandrani

Lyrics

nahi chahiye rang mahal
na dhan daulat ki shaan
hum to mange tujhse malik
ek santosh ka daan
ki ghar ghar me khushhali ho
sada sukh ki haryali hooo
nahi chahiye rang mahal
na dhan daulat ki shaan
hum to mange tujhse malik
ek santosh ka daan

tu ne humko janam diya hai
tu hi paalan haar
teri daya se phoole phale
hum sab ka ghar sansaar
tu ne humko janam diya hai
tu hi paalan haar
teri daya se phoole phale
hum sab ka ghar sansaar
nahi chahiye heere moti. . .
nahi chahiye heere moti
na ratnon ki khaan
hum to mange tujhse malik
ek santosh ka daan

sukh ke badle dukh dene ki
agar bhawana teri
dukh ko sehne ki shakti de
yahi prarthana meri
sukh ke badle dukh dene ki
agar bhawana teri
dukh ko sehne ki shakti de
yahi prarthana meri
kisi ke aage hath na phailaayen. . .
apni mehnat ka sukh paaye
itna de vardaan
hum to mange tujhse malik
ek santosh ka daan
ki ghar ghar me khushhali ho
sada sukh ki haryali ho
nahi chahiye rang mahal
na dhan daulat ki shaan
hum to mange tujhse malik
ek santosh ka daan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नहीं चाहिए रंग महल
ना धन दौलत की शान
हम तो मांगें तुझसे मालिक
एक संतोष का दान
के घर घर में खुशहाली हो
सदा सुख की हरियाली हो॰॰॰
नहीं चाहिए रंग महल
ना धन दौलत की शान
हम तो मांगें तुझसे मालिक
एक संतोष का दान

तूने हमको जनम दिया है
तू ही पालनहार
तेरी दया से फूलें फलें
हम सबका घर संसार
तूने हमको जनम दिया है
तू ही पालनहार
तेरी दया से फूलें फलें
हम सबका घर संसार
नहीं चाहिये हीरे मोती॰॰॰
नहीं चाहिये हीरे मोती
ना रत्नों की खान
हम तो मांगें तुझसे मालिक
एक संतोष का दान

सुख के बदले दुख देने की
अगर भावना तेरी
दुख को सहने की शक्ति दे
यही प्रार्थना मेरी
सुख के बदले दुख देने की
अगर भावना तेरी
दुख को सहने की शक्ति दे
यही प्रार्थना मेरी
किसी के आगे हाथ ना फैलाएँ॰॰॰
अपनी मेहनत का सुख पाएँ
इतना दे वरदान
हम तो मांगें तुझसे मालिक
एक संतोष का दान
के घर घर में खुशहाली हो
सदा सुख की हरियाली हो॰॰॰
नहीं चाहिए रंग महल
ना धन दौलत की शान
हम तो मांगें तुझसे मालिक
एक संतोष का दान


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