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11th february is the remembrance day of Pt Narendra Sharma (28 February 1913 – 11 February 1989) .

Present day HFM lovers have no idea about the contributions of Pt Narendra Sharma if they just go by the wikipedia entry on him. The person writing his wikipedia entry has no clue about Pt Narendra Sharma.

Pt Narendra Sharma was a renowned poet who wrote poetry in Hindi and Urdu. Lata Mangeshkar used to read his poerty and sing them on Radio before she became a playback singer. Here is how she described her association with Pt Narendra Sharma:

“I used to call him ‘Papa’. The first time, I met Papa (Pandit Narendra Sharma) it was at Master Vinayak’s residence. He was accompanied by the eminent litterateur Amritlal Nagar. He asked me to sing for him. During those days, I didn’t need a second invitation to sing. I’d burst into a song whenever I was asked. He was a learned man. I’d spend hours listening to him. In 1968, when I recorded the Bhagavat Gita, Papa came home to congratulate me. I was anxious about my Sanskrit pronunciation. Papa assured me I had done a good job. Papa stayed in Khar. I’d visit his home. My ties with him and his family were very strong. His 3 daughters were my age. I’d carry extra clothes to his home and stay overnight. His daughters and I would do dhamaal all night. His wife though Gujarati, adopted the Uttar Pradesh culture after marriage, because Papa was from UP. I never heard him saying a bad word about anyone. I met Harivanshrai Bachchan Saab at Papa’s place. They called each other ‘Bandhu’. I don’t think I was so close to anyone outside the family. I discussed all my problems with Papa. He called me daughter but always addressed me as ‘Lataji’. I objected to that. But he persisted. When he died of a heart attack, I was heartbroken. No one could take his place.”

He was a lyricist in Hindi movies. HFM is repletre with lyrics containing Urdu words. Pt Narendra Sharma would mostly write songs conttaining Sarskritised Hindi. And he proved that one can write immortal songs in pure Hindi. Take the example of the immortal bhajan from “Bhaabhi Ki Choodiyaan”(1962).

This song, Jyoti kalash chhalke was covered in the blog within a few weeks after this blog was started. There were visitors of this blog who logged on to this blog daily just to listen to this song. There was one grandmom who one day complained that the song has been taken off and that she is no longer able to make her young grand daughter listen to this bhajan- a practice that she was following without fail every morning !

I put on this song every day for my baby grand-daughter…and today it says the video has been removed by the user….could you reinstate it please? It’e been so lovely to hear it…along with the lyrics…I learnt the song from your blogpost!

This song has so many heartwarming comments in the blog. One of these comments is from Mrs Lavanya Shah, the daughter of Pt Narendra Sharma !

How many of us know that Vividh Bharati, the musical channel of Akashwani, was started by Pt Narendra Sharma ! When Government of India decided to have a music channel, Pt Narendra Sharma was hired as Chief Producer to start this project. He conceptualised and executed this project. “Vividh Bharati” , a name that he thought of, started its broadcast on 2 october 1957 from Bombay. The very first song that was played on this brand new Radio station was “Naach Mayura Naach”. It was sung by Manna Dey, penned by Pt Narendra Sharma and composed by Anil Biswas.

Many of the programmes that we still listen to today on Vividh Bharati were stated during those early days and they were the brainchild of Pt Narendra Sharma himself ! For instance “Hawa Mahal” is being broadcast on Vividh Bharati right from its beginning.

A programme for fauzi bhais, called Jaimala was started in Vividh Bharati on evenings in 1962, in the wake of China war. On saturday evening, this programme would be presented by a celebrity. This vishesh jaimala is one of the most popular programmes on Radio.

When Asian games were held in New Delhi in 1982, it was Pt Narendra Sharma who wrote the theme song-“swaagatam suswaagatam”. This song has now become a standard song to be played during official functions, such as Republic day etc.

On the occasion of the remembrance day of this remarkable artist, we pay our tributes to him by covering a song from “Satyam Shivam Sundaram”(1978). This song is sung by Lata and chorus. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song, a welcome song, is lipsynced by Zeenat Aman and others.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala. For a change for Pt Narendra Sharma, the lyrics of this song contains mostly Urdu words. The song sounds just as sweet as most songs penned by him.


Song-Suni jo unke aane ki aahat gareebkhaana sajaaya hamne (Satyam Shivam Sundaram)(1978) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

O o o o o o
Ho o o o o o
Suni jo unke aane ki aahat
Gareebkhaanaa sajaayaa hamne
Suni jo unke aane ki aahat
Gareebkhaanaa sajaayaa hamne

Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa
Suni jo unke aane ki aahat
Gareebkhaanaa sajaayaa hamne
Qadam mubaarak hamaare dar pe
Naseeb apnaa jagaayaa hamne
Qadam mubaarak hamaare dar pe
Naseeb apanaa jagaayaa hamne

Huyee hai aamad khushaamadeedam
Huyee hai aamad khushaamadeedam
Ye kehnaa dil ko sikhaayaa hamne
Khile hain aashaa ke phool man mein
Ye raaz unse chhupaayaa hamne
Khile hain aashaa ke phool man mein
Ye raaz unse chhupaayaa hamne

Wo apne netaa ham unki janataa
Wo apne netaa ham unki janataa
Hameshaa naataa nibhaayaa hamne
Ye teri rehmat aye mere maalik
Gumaan nahin thhaa wo paayaa hamne
Ye teri rahamat aye mere maalik
Gumaan nahi thaa wo paayaa hamne

Unhe jo dekhaa jhukaa lin aankhen
Adab se ehsaan uthaayaa hamne
Unhe jo dekhaa jhukaa lin aankhen
Adab se ehsaan uthaayaa hamane

Suni jo unke aane ki aahat
Gareebkhaanaa sajaayaa hamne

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
सुनी जो उनके आने की आहट
ग़रीबखाना सजाया हमने
सुनी जो उनके आने की आहट
ग़रीबखाना सजाया हमने

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
सुनी जो उनके आने की आहट
ग़रीबखाना सजाया हमने
क़दम मुबारक हमारे दर पे
नसीब अपना जगाया हमने
क़दम मुबारक हमारे दर पे
नसीब अपना जगाया हमने

हुयी है आमद खुशामदिदम
हुयी है आमद खुशामदिदम
ये कहना दिल को सिखाया हमने
खिले है आशा के फूल मन में
ये राज़ उनसे छुपाया हमने
खिले है आशा के फूल मन में
ये राज़ उनसे छुपाया हमने

वो अपने नेता हम उनकी जनता
वो अपने नेता हम उनकी जनता
हमेशा नाता निभाया हमने
ये तेरी रहमत अये मेरे मालिक
गुमान नहीं था वो पाया हमने
ये तेरी रहमत अये मेरे मालिक
गुमान नहीं था वो पाया हमने

उन्हें जो देखा झुका ली आँखें
अदब से एहसान उठाया हमने
उन्हें जो देखा झुका ली आँखें
अदब से एहसान उठाया हमने

सुनी जो उनके आने की आहट
ग़रीबखाना सजाया हमने


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