SHAKEEL BADAYUNI – THE KING AMONGST LYRICISTS AND POETS – PART II

Part II of A Fifteen Days Tribute Leading Up To His Death Anniversary, 20 Apr 13

As I mentioned in the post ‘Shakeel Badayuni – The King Amongst Lyricists And Poets – Part I’, this tribute was done on both: a music group called ‘Dil Ki Nazar Se’ and on my page ‘Lyrical’ on Facebook. This tribute is not about his history or past, for example, being from the town Badayun in Uttar Pradesh, having been born on 3rd Aug 1916 and having completed his journey on earth on 20th April 1970. This post is about his poems, ghazals and songs that are erroneously referred to as Old Hindi Songs (probably because these were sung in Old Hindi Movies) but are actually Old Urdu Songs (Read ‘Urdu – A Language of the Heart’)

I thank everyone who have read the Part I. I was pleasantly surprised to see overwhelming response, which only goes to prove that I share my adoration of Shakeel Badayuni with many others.

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Day – 3

As usual lets start with a ghazal or nazm. This is one of those that when you reach the last couplet, you are fully soaked…

Enjoy: Once again it is King of Ghazals Talat Mehmood singing  a ghazal by the Emperor of Ghazals and Songs: Merii zindagii hai zaalim, tere Gam se aashkaaraa….

merii zi.ndagii hai zaalim tere Gam se aashakaaraa
teraa Gam hai dar haqiiqat mujhe zi.ndagii se pyaaraa

tuu agar buraa na maane to jahaan-e-ra.ng-o-buu me.n
mai.n sukuun-e-dil kii Kaatir ko_ii Dhuu.NDh luu.N sahaaraa

mai.n bataa_uu.N farq naaseh jo hai mujhame.n aur tujhame.n
merii zi.ndagii talaatum terii zi.ndagii kinaaraa

ko_ii ai ‘shakiil’ puuchhe ye junuu.N nahii.n to kyaa hai
ki usiike ho gaye ham jo na ho sakaa hamaaraa

Tonight I am in a mood for the melancholic songs of Dil Diya Dard Liya. On the screen, such songs of intoxication were sung best by Dev Anand; if you recall his songs in Sharabi (Kabhi na kabhi, kahin na kahin, koi na koi to aayega; Saawan ke mahine mein; and Mujhe le chalo phir aaj us gali mein), Manzil (Yaad aa gayin vo nasheeli nigaahen) and Guide (Din dhal jaaye, raat naa jaaye) and Hum Dono (Kabhi khud pe kabhi halaat pe rona aaya) etc. However, Dilip Kumar was no less (remember: mujhe duniya waalo sharaabi na samajho) and especially since Shakeel wrote songs for him, how would he do it? See for yourself in his songs for the 1966 movie Dil Diya Dard Liya (What a barter!). The movie was based on Emile Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, that was amongst the first of the novels that I read. I am going to give you several songs from the movie, all sung by Mohammad Rafi and all with Naushad‘s music.

The first one is Guzren hain aaj ishq mein hum us maqaam se, Nafrat si ho gayi hai mohabbat ke naam se..

Enjoy: guzare hai.n aaj ishq me.n ham us maqaam se…

guzare hai.n aaj ishq me.n ham us maqaam se
nafarat sii ho ga_ii hai muhabbat ke naam se

hamako na ye gumaan thaa, o sa.ngadil sanam
raah-e-vafaa se tere bahak jaae.nge qadam
chhalakegaa zahar bhii terii aa.Nkho.n ke jaam se

o bevafaa teraa bhii yuu.N hii TuuT jaae dil
tuu bhii ta.Dap-ta.Dap ke pukaare haay dil
teraa bhii saamanaa ho kabhii, Gam kii shaam se

ham vo nahii.n jo pyaar me.n rokar guzaar de.n
parachhaaI.n bhii ho terii to Thokar se maar de.n
vaaqif hai.n ham bhii Kuub har ek i.ntaqaam se

When you have unrequited love, liquor and wine don’t help. They only help to enhance your sadness. Shakeel has given a similar thought to this song whose lyrics reverberate in your mind long after you finish listening to the song. I am giving you the lyrics here so that you can enjoy even when the song is being loaded.

Enjoy: Koi saagar dil ko behlaata nahin…

koii saagar dil ko bahalaataa nahii.n – 2
bekhudii me.n bhii qaraar aataa nahii.n, koI saagar …

mai.n koI patthar nahii.n inasaan huu.N – 2
kaise kah duu.N Gam se ghabaraataa nahii.n
koI saagar …

kal to sab the kaaravaa.N ke saath saath – 2
aaj koI raah dikhalaataa nahii.n
koI saagar …

zi.ndagii ke aa_ine ko to.D do – 2
isame.n ab kuchh bhii nazar aataa nahii.n
koI saagar …

Lets also hear the title song about this barter between giving someone your heart and getting heartache in return. To understand this barter, one has to know the story. In short it is: A kind-hearted, widowed landlord, Thakur, lives a wealthy lifestyle with his son, Ramesh; daughter, Roopa; and an adopted child, Shankar. Ramesh hates Shankar and often abuses him.Years pass by. Thakur dies, and all three children have grown up. Ramesh (Pran) frequents a beautiful courtesan, drinks alcohol, and continues to abuse and mercilessly beat Shankar (Dilip Kumar), who bears this in silence, as he and Roopa (Waheeda Rehman) are in love with each other. When Ramesh finds out that Roopa wants to wed Shankar, he has him severely beaten and thrown off a cliff. Ramesh then arranges Roopa’s marriage to another wealthy man, Satish (Rehman), while he continues to romance Tarabai (Rani) and even signs over his entire estate and home to her.

A few years later, Shankar returns as the wealthy Raja of Belapur. He is fully prepared to compromise with Ramesh and propose to Roopa. He finds out that nothing has changed, however. Ramesh, though rendered penniless by Tara, still hates Shankar. Satish is engaged to Roopa and a marriage date has been fixed. Shankar’s love is now replaced by vengeance and hate, and all he can think of is destroying the lives of Ramesh, Roopa, Satish and his sister, Mala (Shyama), and he devises several plans to destroy his opponents’ lives. He abuses and insults Roopa, attempting to avenge himself upon her for her apparent unfaithfulness by romancing Mala, but love conquers all in the end.

Anyway, we are not at the end of the story but at the title song.

Enjoy: Dlruba maine tere pyaar mein kya kya na kiya, Dil diya dard liya….

dilarubaa maine tere pyaar me.n kyaa-kyaa naa kiyaa
dil diyaa dard liyaa -2
kabhii phuulo.n me.n guzaarii kabhii kaa.NTo.n pe jiyaa
dil diyaa dard liyaa -2

zindagii aaj bhii hai bekhudii aaj bhii hai
pyaar kahate hai.n jise vo Kushii aaj bhii hai
maine din-raat mohabbat kaa terii jaam piyaa
dil diyaa dard liyaa -2
dilarubaa maine tere …

kyaa kahuu.N tere li_e maine aa.Nsuu bhii pi_e
kabhii Kaamosh rahaa kabhii shikave bhii ki_e
kar liyaa chaaq garebaa.n kabhii daaman ko siyaa
dil diyaa dard liyaa -2
dilarubaa maine tere …

pyaar kii aan hai tuu dil kaa aramaan hai tuu
kaun duniyaa se Dare jab nigehabaan hai tuu
apanii kashtii ko sahaare pe tere chho.D diyaa
dil diyaa dard liyaa -2
dilarubaa maine tere …

One of my friends wants me to put up songs from Bees Saal Baad and here they are. The movie is extremely close to my heart because of several reasons:Shakeel Badayuni was given the Best Lyricist award for Kahin deep jale kahin dil.
Hemant Kumar produced the movie.
Hemant Kumar composed the music.
Hemant Kumar sang some of the songs.
It was based on Sherlock Holmes’ The Hound of Baskerville and as a boy these used to be my favourite stories.
Bees Saal Baad also belonged to Lata Mangeshkar and has some of her finest songs. Lets start with this song for which Shakeel received the Best Lyricist Award for 1962.Enjoy: Kahin deep jale kahin dil…a piano number

kahii.n diip jale kahii.n dil
zaraa dekh le aa kar paravaane
terii kaun sii hai ma.nzil
kahii.n diip jale kahii.n dil

meraa giit tere dil kii pukaar hai
jahaa.N mai.n huu.N vahii.n teraa pyaar hai
meraa dil hai terii mahafil
zaraa dekh le aa kar paravaane
terii kaun sii hai ma.nzil
kahii.n diip jale kahii.n dil

naa mai.n sapanaa huu.N naa ko_ii raaz huu.N
ek dard bharii aavaaz huu.N
piyaa der na kar, aa mil
zaraa dekh le aa kar paravaane
terii kaun sii hai ma.nzil
kahii.n diip jale kahii.n dil

dushman hai.n hazaaro.n yahaa.N jaan ke
zaraa milanaa nazar pahachaan ke
ka_ii ruup me.n hai.n qaatil
zaraa dekh le aa kar paravaane
terii kaun sii hai ma.nzil
kahii.n diip jale kahii.n dil


Even though Shakeel Badayuni got the Best Lyricst award for Kahin deep jale kahin dil, the song or ghazal close to my heart is this and Lata Mangeshkar has sung this rather well.

Enjoy: Ai mohabbat meri duniya mein tera kaam na tha…

ai mohabbat merii duniyaa me.n teraa kaam na thaa
tuu naa aa_ii thii to Gam kaa bhii kahii.n naam na thaa
ai mohabbat merii duniyaa …

jaane kyuu.N aaj hai shikavaa mujhe duniyaa bhar se
isase pahale to kisii par ko_ii ilzaam na thaa
ai mohabbat merii duniyaa …

merii qismat ki mujhe ashq hii piine ko mile
mere hisse me.n mohabbat kaa ko_ii jaam na thaa
ai mohabbat merii duniyaa …

dene vaale mujhe kyo.n tuune mohabbat de dii
kyaa mujhe ishq se pahale ko_ii aaraam na thaa
ai mohabbat merii duniyaa …


To end tonight, I leave you with a promise for more Shakeel songs and ghazals tomorrow. To depict this theme is this lovable song from the 1968 movie Aadmi starring Waheeda Rehman and Dilip Kumar and Manoj Kumar. Music is by Naushad.

Enjoy: Lata Mangeshkar singing Kal ke sapne aaj bhi aana,
Pritam ko bhi saath mein laana…

It was sung by the Queen of Melody, Lata Mangeshkar, on K Mahavir’s music.

kal ke sapane aaj bhii aanaa
priitam ko bhii saath me.n laanaa
kal ke sapane …

aaj bhii din hai madhur suhaanaa baaj rahii hai man kii baa.Nsuriyaa
naino.n ke taT pe prem ke path pe lauT ke ab to aajaa saa.Nvariyaa
mai.n bhii sunaa_uu.N dil kaa taraanaa -2
kal ke sapane …

jhuumate baadal gaate jharane aaj kisii ko Dhuu.NDh rahe hai.n
mai.n to ye jaanuu.N saare nazaare sajanaa tumako Dhuu.NDh rahe hai.n
aaj mujhe bhii daras dikhaanaa -2
kal ke sapane …

merii nagariyaa aa more rasiyaa Dagar-Dagar mai.n a.Nkhiyaa.N bichhaa_uu.N
dil me.n biThaa ke nain milaa ke janam-janam kii pyaas bujhaa_uu.N
tohe sikhaa_uu.N priit nibhaanaa -2
kal ke sapane …

Day – 4

Lets start with our usual ghazal: Aankh se aankh milata hai koi…

aa.Nkh se aa.Nkh milaataa hai koii
dil ko khii.nche liye jaataa hai koii

hai ye hairat ki bharii mahafil me.n
mujhako tanhaa nazar aataa hai koii

chaahiye Kud pe yaqiin-e-qaamil
hausalaa kisakaa ba.Dhaataa hai koii

sab karishmaat-e-tasavvur hai shaqiil
van.raa aataa hai na jaataa hai koii

Shakeel Badayuni had a long association with the Music Director Naushad, Mohammad Rafi – the singer, and Dilip Kumar the actor. The 1950 movie Babul had all of them together.Those were the days when movies usually had six to eight songs. But, Babul had as many as thirteen and all of them great hits! You can gauge the success of the movie from the fact that the movie became the second highest grosser of the year with 1.25 Crore Rupees of earnings!

Here are the songs:

Bachapan yaad aaye (dha.Dake meraa dil, mujhako)
Chhod babul kaa ghar mohe pii ke nagar.
Duniyaa badal gayi.
Husn vaalon ko na dil do ye miTaa dete hain.
Huve majabuur ham … kisii ke dil me.n rahanaa thaa.
Jaadu bhare naino.n me.n Dole jiyaa, terii qasam.
Lagan more man kii balam nahii.n jaane.
Meraa jiivan saathii bichha.D gayaa.
Milate hii aa.nkhe.n dil huaa diivaanaa kisiikaa.
Na sochaa thaa ye dil lagaane ke pahale.
Nadiyaa me.n uThaa hai shor … shaam suhaanii aa_ii.
Nadi kinaare.
pa.nchhii ban me.n piyaa\-piyaa gaane lagaa.

As you can see from the list, all of them have been penned beautifully. Lets take one tonight as I want to turn in early.

The song that I have selected is the duet sung between Talat Mahmood and Shamshad Begum.

Enjoy: Milate hi aankhen dil hua deewaana kis ka,
Afsaana mera ban gaya afsaana kisi ka…

This too is a piano number!

ta: milate hii aa.Nkhe.n dil huaa diivaanaa kisiikaa
sh: milate hii aa.Nkhe.n dil huaa diivaanaa kisiikaa
ta: afasaanaa meraa ban gayaa, afasaanaa kisiikaa
sh: afasaanaa meraa ban gayaa, afasaanaa kisiikaa

ta: puuchho naa mohabbat kaa asara, haay na puuchho
haay naa puuchho
sh: puuchho naa mohabbat kaa asara, haay na puuchho
haay naa puuchho
ta: dam bhara me.n koI ho gayaa, paravaanaa kisiikaa
sh: dam bhara me.n koI ho gayaa, paravaanaa kisiikaa
dono: afasaanaa meraa ban gayaa, afasaanaa kisiikaa
milate hii aa.Nkhe.n dil huaa diivaanaa kisiikaa

ta: ha.nsate hii naa aa jaaye.n kahii.n, aa.Nkho.n me.n aa.Nsuu
aa.Nkho.n me.n aa.Nsuu
sh: ha.nste hii naa aa jaaye.n kahii.n, aa.Nkho.n me.n aa.Nsuu
aa.Nkho.n me.n aa.Nsuu
ta: bharate hii chhalaka jaaye naa, paimaanaa kisiikaa
sh: bharate hii chhalaka jaaye naa, paimaanaa kisiikaa
dono: afasaanaa meraa ban gayaa, afasaanaa kisiikA

Alright, just one more number since two is hardly anything to keep you all going. Here is a Lata Mangeshkar number from Babul in 1950. Marvel at the beauty of her voice even then, 63 years back!Enjoy: Lagan mere man ki balam nahin jaane…

It is picturised on Nargis who acted opposite Dilip Kumar.

lagan more man kii balam nahii.n jaane -2
balam nahii.n jaane sajan nahii.n jaane
lagan more man kii balam nahii.n jaane

laaj kii maarii mai.n to mu.Nh se naa boluu.N
mu.Nh se naa boluu.N
bhed kisii se kabhii dil ke na kholuu.N
dil ke na kholuu.N
Thes jiyaa pe laage -2
chhup-chhup ro luu.N -2
ta.Dap birahan kii balam nahii.n jaane
balam nahii.n jaane sajan nahii.n jaane
lagan more man kii balam nahii.n jaane

Duub na jaaye.n kahii.n aashaa ke taare
aashaa ke taare
nain churaa ke haay saiyaa.N hamaare
saiyaa.N hamaare
nehaa lagaane gaye -2
sautan dwaare -2
kadar mere dhan kii balam nahii.n jaane
balam nahii.n jaane sajan nahii.n jaane
lagan more man kii balam nahii.n jaane

Day – 5

Let me do something different today; let me not start with his ghazal but with a song. Yesterday, we talked about the 1952 movie Babul and how the film had thirteen songs and all of them hit. We shall come to that later. Lets talk about another super hit movie of my times: Aan starring Dilip Kumar, Nimmi, Nadira and Premnath. It was directed by Mehboob Khan, who later became famous for setting up Mehboob Studios in Bandra; as also for his 1957 movie Mother India.

Aan was the highest grosser of that year and all its ten songs became popular. Music Director was Naushad. Here is the list of songs:

1.”Maan Mera Ehsan” — Mohammed Rafi
2.”Dil Mein Chhupake Pyar Ka” — Mohammed Rafi
3.”Tujhe Kho Diya Hamne” — Lata Mangeshkar
4.”Aaj Mere Man Mein” — Lata Mangeshkar, Chorus
5.”Mohabbat Choome Jinke Haath” — Mohammed Rafi
6.”Gao Tarane Man Ke” — Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum
7.”Takra Gaya Tumse” — Mohammed Rafi
8.”Khelo Raang Hamare Sang” — Shamshad Begum, Lata Mangeshkar
9.”Aag Lagi Tan Man Mein” — Shamshad Begum
10.”Mein Raani Hoon Raja Ki” — Shamshad Begum

One doesn’t know where to start!

Anyway, let me start with one of my favourite Shakeel Badayuni number.

Enjoy: Dil mein chhupa ke pyaar ka toofan le chale…

dil me.n chhupaa ke pyaar kaa tuufaan le chale
ham aaj apanii maut kaa saamaan le chale
maut kaa saamaan le chale
dil me.n chhupaa ke pyaar kaa tuufaan le chale

ha ha haa a aa
miTataa hai kaun dekhiye ulafat kii raah me.n
he
ulafat kii raah me.n
miTataa hai kaun dekhiye ulafat kii raah me.n
wo le chale hai.n aan to ham jaan le chale
maut kaa saamaan le chale
dil me.n chhupaa ke pyaar kaa tuufaan le chale

ha ha haa a aa
manzil pe hogaa faisalaa qisamat ke khel kaa
aa
qisamat ke khel kaa
manzil pe hogaa faisalaa qisamat ke khel kaa
kar de jo dil kaa Kuun wo mehamaan le chale
maut kaa saamaan le chale
dil me.n chhupaa ke pyaar kaa tuufaan le chale

Lets take one more song from the 1952 movie Aan. During those days, it was common for a woman to think of her lover as Krishna whilst thinking of herself as Radha. Needless to say Shakeel excelled in such songs. This one is a very enchanting number.

Enjoy: Aaj mere man mein sakhi baansuri bajaae koi
Pyaar bhare geet sakhi baar-baar gaaye koi

la: aa haa haa…
aaj mere man me.n sakhii baa.Nsurii bajaae koii
aaj mere man me.n…
aaj mere man me.n sakhii baa.Nsurii bajaae koii
pyaar bhare giit sakhii baar-baar gaa_e koii
baa.Nsurii bajaae…
baa.Nsurii bajaae, sakhii gaa_e sakhii re, koii chhailavaa ho
ko: koii alabelavaa ho, koii chhailavaa ho
la: ra.Ng merii javaanii kaa ki_e jhuumataa ghar aayaa hai saavan
ko: ra.Ng merii javaanii kaa ki_e jhuumataa ghar aayaa hai saavan
la: aa haa haa…
ho sakhii, ho re sakhii, aayaa hai saavan
ko: mere naino.n me.n hai saajan

la: in uu.Ndii ghaTaao.n me.n, havaao.n me.n sakhii, naache meraa man
ho sakhii, naache meraa man
ko: ho aa.Ngan me.n saavan man-bhaavan ho jii
la: ho, in uu.Ndii ghaTaao.n me.n, havaao.n me.n sakhii, naache meraa man
ko: lallaa laalaa laa laalaa
la: dil ke hi.nDole pe mohe jhuule na jhulaae koii
ko: pyaar bhare giit sakhii, baar-baar gaa_e koii
la: baa.Nsurii bajaae sakhii gaae sakhii re
koii chhailavaa ho
ko: koii alabelavaa ho, koii chhailavaa ho

la: kahataa hai ishaaro.n me.n koii
aa mohe ambu_aa ke tale mil
ko: bhalaa vo kaun hai ghaayal
kahataa hai ishaaro.n me.n koii
aa mohe ambu_aa ke tale mil
la: mai.n naam na luu.N
aaj lage laaj sakhii dha.Dake meraa dil ho sakhii dha.Dake meraa dil
ko: ho aa.Ngan me.n saavan man-bhaavan ho jii
la: ho, mai.n naam na luu.N
aaj lage laaj sakhii dha.Dake meraa dil ho sakhii dha.Dake meraa dil
ko: lallaa laalaa laa laalaa
la: taar pe jiivan ke madhur raaginii sunaae koii
ko: pyaar bhare giit sakhii baar-baar gaa_e koii
la: baa.Nsurii bajaae sakhii gaae sakhii re
la: koii chhailavaa ho
ko: koii alabelavaa ho, koii chhailavaa ho

Will they ever make songs like this again? This is from the 1950 movie Babul with Dilip Kumar and Nargis making it a great movie to watch. It is a Shakeel – Naushad song but look at the number of singers who put this together: Mohammad Rafi, Talat Mahmood, Shamshad Begum and Chorus.

Enjoy: Chhod babul ka ghar, mohe pi ke nagar aaj jaana pada…

Part I

sha : chho.D baabul kaa ghar, mohe pii ke nagar
aaj jaanaa pa.Daa
o
aaj jaanaa pa.Daa
ko : chho.D baabul kaa ghar, mohe pii ke nagar
aaj jaanaa pa.Daa

sha : yaad mayake kii tan se bhulaaye chalii
ko : haa.N bhulaaye chalii
sha : priit saajan kii man me.n basaaye chalii
ko : haa.N basaaye chalii
sha : yaad kar ke ye ghar, ro_ii.n aa.Nkhe.n magar
muskuraanaa pa.Daa
o
aaj jaanaa pa.Daa

ko : ( chho.D baabul kaa ghar, mohe pii ke nagar
aaj jaanaa pa.Daa ) -2

Part II

ta : chho.D baabul kaa ghar, mohe pii ke nagar
aaj jaanaa pa.Daa

sha : chho.D baabul kaa ghar, mohe pii ke nagar
aaj jaanaa pa.Daa
o
aaj jaanaa pa.Daa
ko : chho.D baabul kaa ghar, mohe pii ke nagar
aaj jaanaa pa.Daa

sha : sa.ng sakhiyo.n ke bachapan bitaatii thii mai.n
ko : haa.N bitaatii thii mai.n
sha : byaah gu.Diyo.n kaa ha.Ns-ha.Ns rachaatii thii mai.n
ko : haa.N rachaatii thii mai.n
sha : sab se mu.Nh mo.D kar, kyaa bataa_uu.N kidhar
dil lagaanaa pa.Daa
o
aaj jaanaa pa.Daa

ko : chho.D baabul kaa ghar, mohe pii ke nagar
aaj jaanaa pa.Daa

Part III

ta : chho.D baabul kaa ghar, mohe pii ke nagar
aaj jaanaa pa.Daa
ho
aaj jaanaa pa.Daa

pahan ulafat kaa gahanaa dulhan mai.n banii
Dolaa aayaa piyaa kaa sakhii mai.n chalii
ye thaa jhuuThaa nagar, isaliye chho.D kar,
mohe jaanaa pa.Daa
o
aaj jaanaa pa.Daa

ko : aa

ra : aa_o saajan kha.De hai.n duwaar
lene ko aaye kahaar
Dolii me.n ho jaa sawaar

Male Voice?

Kushii ke saath duniyaa me.n hazaaro.n Gam bhii hote hai.n
jahaa.N bajatii hai.n shanaa_ii wahaa.N maatam bhii hote hai.n

sha : ye thaa jhuuThaa nagar, isaliye chho.D kar,
mohe jaanaa pa.Daa
o
aaj jaanaa pa.Daa

ko : chho.D baabul kaa ghar, mohe pii ke nagar
aaj jaanaa pa.Daa

Since I had earlier claimed that Shakeel was the best for describing husn (a la Chaudhvinh Ka Chand), here is yet another song to depict this. This is from the 1961 movie Gharana. Ravi composed the music just as he did in CKC. However, once gain Rafi sang it, this time for Rajendra Kumar singing in praise of Asha Parekh.Enjoy: Husn waale tera jawaab nahin
Koi tujhasa nahin hazaron mein…

husn vaale teraa javaab nahii.n
koI tujh-saa nahii.n hazaaro.n me.n

tuu hai aisii kalii jo gulashan me.n
saath apane bahaar laayii ho
tuu hai aisii kiraN jo raat Dhale
chaa.Ndanii me.n nahaa ke aayii ho
ye teraa nuur ye tere jalave
jis tarah chaa.Nd ho sitaaro.n me.n
husn vaale …

terI aa.Nkho.n me.n aisii mastii hai
jaise chhalake hue ho.n paimaane
tere ho.nTho.n pe vo khaamoshii hai
jaise bikhare hue ho.n afasaane
terii zulfo.n kii aisii ra.ngat hai
jaise kaalii ghaTaa bahaaro.n me.n
husn vaale …

terii suurat jo dekh le shaayar
apane shero.n me.n taazagii bhar le
ek musavvir jo tujh ko paa jaae
apane Kvaabo.n me.n zi.ndagii bhar le
naGamaagar Dhuu.NDh le agar tujh ko
dard bhar le vo dil ke taaro.n me.n
husn vaale teraa javaab nahii.n …

Tonight, lets end with a ghazal of his:

ruuh ko ta.Dapaa rahii hai un kii yaad
dard ban kar chhaa rahii hai un kii yaad
[ruuh=soul]

ishq se ghabaraa rahii hai un kii yaad
rukate rukate aa rahii hai un kii yaad

vo ha.Nse vo zer-e-lab kuchh kah uThe
Khvaab se dikhalaa rahii hai un kii yaad
[zer-e-lab=in a whisper/undertone]

mai.n to Khuddaarii kaa qaa_il huu.N magar
kyaa karuu.N phir aa rahii hai un kii yaad
[Khuddaarii=self-respect; qaa_il=in favour of/have faith in]

ab Khayaal-e-tark-e-rabt zabt hii se hai
Khud ba Khud sharmaa rahii hai un kii yaad
[Khayaal-e-tark=Thought of giving up; rabt=affinity] [zabt=tolerance; Khud-ba-Khud=by itself (apane aap)]

Day – 6

Shakeel started taking part in mushairas at the age of twenty. It was only 8 years later that he moved to Bombay from Aligarh to write songs for movies. His friendship with music directors Naushad and Ravi is well known. Naushad gave him his break after asking him to describe his skill in just one line. This is what Shakeel wrote:

Hum dard Ka Afsana Duniya Ko Suna Denge,
Har Dil Main Mohabbat Ki Ek aag Laga Denge.

Shakeel, therefore, is all about dard and mohabbat. Here is one of his famous ghazals:

Kaise kah duu.N ki mulaaqaat nahii.n hotii hai
roz milate hai.n magar baat nahii.n hotii hai
aap lillaah na dekhaa kare.n aaiinaa kabhii
dil kaa aa jaanaa ba.Dii baat nahii.n hotii hai
chhup ke rotaa huu.N terii yaad me.n duniyaa bhar se
kab merii aa.Nkh se barasaat nahii.n hotii hai
haal-e-dil puuchhane vaale terii duniyaa me.n kabhii
din to hotaa hai magar raat nahii.n hotii hai
Jab bhii milate hai.n to kahate hai.n kaise ho “Shakeel”
is se aage to koii baat nahii.n hotii hai

The name of this 1964 movie is Kaise Kahoon, a question that Shakeel Badayuni never would have asked; since he knew precisely how to express himself through words.

Unrequited love…but Shakeel made the heroine say:

tum hame.n pyaar karo yaa na karo
ham tumhe.n pyaar ki_e jaa_e.Nge
chaahe qismat me.n Kushii ho ke na ho
Gam uThaakar hii ji_e jaa_e.Nge
tum hame.n pyaar …

ham nahii.n vo jo Gam-e-ishq se ghabaraa jaa_e.N
ho ke maayuus zubaa.N par ko_ii shikavaa laa_e.N
chaahe kitanaa hii ba.Dhe dard-e-jigar
apane ho.nTho.n ko si_e jaa_e.Nge
tum hame.n pyaar …

tum salaamat ho to ham chain bhii paa hii le.nge
kisii suurat se lagii dil kii bujhaa hii le.nge
pyaar kaa jaam mile yaa na mile
ham to aa.Nsuu bhii pi_e jaa_e.Nge
tum hame.n pyaar …

to.D dii aas to phir itanaa hii ehasaan karo
dil me.n rahanaa jo na chaaho to nazar hii me.n raho
Thes lagatii jo hai dil par to lage
Gam uThaakar hii ji_e jaa_e.Nge
tum hame.n pyaar …

Day – 7

Many of my friends know that I am emotional about the title song of the 1963 movie Mere Mehboob. For reasons that I can’t share, I can never share this song; it is too sacred because of the emotions expressed in the song. However, I can take you through some of the other songs that Shakeel Badayuni crafted. Other than the title songs, there were seven songs in the movie that starred Rajendra Kumar and Sadhana in the lead roles:

“Mere Mehboob Tujhe” Mohammad Rafi
“Tere Pyar Mein Dildar” Lata Mangeshkar
“E – Husn Jara Jaag” Mohammad Rafi
“Mere Mehboob Mein Kya Nahin” Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle
“Tumse Izhar – E -Haal Kar Baithe” Mohammad Rafi
“Janeman Ek Nazar Dekh Le” Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle
“Yaad Mein Teri” Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi
“Allah Bachaye Naujawano Se” Lata Mangeshkar
“Mere Mehboob Tujhe (Female)” – Lata Mangeshkar

What a treat! Lets start with Yaad Mein Teri jag jag ke ham raat bhar karvaten badalate hain….Mere Mehboob has music by Naushad and this song is a duet between Rafi and Lata.

Enjoy: yaad me.n terI jaag-jaag ke ham
raat bhar karavaTe.n badalate hai.n

yaad me.n terI jaag-jaag ke ham
raat bhar karavaTe.n badalate hai.n
har gha.Dii dil me.n terI ulfat ke
dhiime dhiime chiraaG jalate hai.n

jabase tUne nigaah pherii hai
din hai suunaa to raat a.ndherii hai
chaa.Nd bhI ab najar nahii.n AtA
ab sitaare bhI kam nikalate hai.n
yaad me.n terI jaag-jaag ke ham …

luT gayii vo bahaar kI mahafil
chhuT gayii hamase pyaar kI ma.nzil
zi.ndagii kI udaas rAho.n me.n
terI yaado.n ke sAth chalate hai.n
yaad me.n terI jaag-jaag ke ham …

tujhako paakar hame.n bahaar milii
tujhase chhuTakar magar ye baat khulii
baaGabaan hii chaman ke phuulo.n ko
apane pairo.n se khud masalate hai.n
yaad me.n terI jaag-jaag ke ham …

kyA kahe.n tujhase kyuu.n huii duurii
ham samajhate hai.n apanii majabuurii
tujhako maaluum kyA ke tere liye
dil ke gam aa.Nsuo.n me.n Dhalate hai.n
yaad me.n terI jaag-jaag ke ham …

Shall we run a parallel between Mere Mehboob of 1963 and Mughal-e-Azam of 1960 since the profile picture of this group shows a song each from the two movies on wither side of the picture of the greatest Lyricist of all times: Shakeel Badayuni?

Mughal-E-Azam (English: The Greatest of the Mughals) is a 1960 Indian period epic film directed by K. Asif and produced by Shapoorji Pallonji. The film featured Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala and Durga Khote in pivotal roles. Dilip Kumar was Prince Salim to Akbar the Great and Madhubala was Anarkali, a court dancer. Both fell in love.Whilst I can never put up the right hand side song from Mere Mehboob sung in the Aligarh Muslim University, I can at least put up the song depicted by the picture on the left hand side. Once gain Naushad is the music director and the song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar for Madhubala (as Anarkali) and Shamshad Begum for Nigar Sulatana as Bahar.
Enjoy: Teri mehfil mein kismet aazma kar ham bhi dekhenge…

(aalaap)
s: terI mahafil me.n kismat aazamaa kar ham bhI dekhe.nge
gha.Dii bhar ko tere nazadiik aakar ham bhI dekhe.nge – 2
ajii haa.n ham bhI dekhe.nge – 2

l: terI mahafil me.n kismat aazamaa kar ham bhI dekhe.nge
tere kadamo.n pe sar apanaa jhukaa kar ham bhI dekhe.nge – 2
ajii haa.n ham bhI dekhe.nge – 2

s: bahaare.n aaj paiGaam-e-mohabbat le ke aaii hai.n
ba.DI muddat me.n ummiido.n kii kaliyaa.n muskuraaI hai.n
ba.DI muddat me.n ajii haa.n
ba.DI muddat me.n ummiido.n kii kaliyaa.n muskuraaI hai.n
Gam-e-dil se jaraa daaman bachaakar ham bhI dekhe.nge – 2
ajii haa.n ham bhI dekhe.nge

l: agar dil Gam se khaalii ho to jiine kA mazaa kyA hai
nA ho khuun-e-jigar to ashq piine kA mazaa kyA hai
nA ho khuun-e-jigar haa.n haa.n
nA ho khuun-e-jigar to ashq piine kA mazaa kyA hai
mohabbat me.n jaraa aa.Nsuu bahaakar ham bhI dekhe.nge – 2
ajii haa.n ham bhI dekhe.nge

s: mohabbat karane vaalo kA hai bas itanaa hii afasaanaa
ta.Dapanaa chupake chupake aahe.n bharanaa ghuT ke mar jaanaa
ta.Dapanaa chupake chupake haa.n haa.n
ta.Dapanaa chupake chupake aahe.n bharanaa ghuT ke mar jaanaa
kisii din ye tamaashaa muskuraa kar ham bhI dekhe.nge – 2
terI mahafil me.n kismat aazamaa kar ham bhI dekhe.nge
ajii haa.n ham bhI dekhe.nge

l: mohabbat hamane maanaa zindagii barabaad karatii hai
ye kyA kam hai ke mar jaane se duniyA yaad karatii hai
ye kyA kam hai ajii haa.n haa.N
ye kyA kam hai ke mar jaane se duniyA yaad karatii hai
kisii ke ishq me.n duniyA luTaakar ham bhI dekhe.nge – 2
terI mahafil me.n kismat aazamaa kar ham bhI dekhe.nge

l: tere kadamo.n pe sar apanaa jhukaakar aa aa …
s: gha.Dii bhar ko tere nazadiik aakar aa aa …
dono.n: terI mahafil me.n kismat aazamaa kar ham bhI dekhe.nge
s: ajii haa.n ham bhI dekhe.nge
l: ajii haa.n ham bhI dekhe.nge

Returning to Mere Mehboob; yes, it has Shakeel Badayuni’s trademark husn song…and what a song it was! Some of the most beautiful lines have been written by Shakeel for this song. Naushad has done well to give it appropriate music and once again the voice is that of Mohammad Rafi.I feel that the complete lyrics need to be reproduced here to assimilate their beauty.
Enjoy: Ai husn zara jag tujhe ishq jagaye…

ai husn zaraa jaag tujhe ishk jagaaye
badale merii takadIr jo tU hosh me.n aaye (2)

ye pyaara ke nagame ye muhabbat ke taraane
tujhako ba.De aramaan se laayaa huu.N sunaane
ummId mere dil kii kahii.n TUT na jaaye
ye husn …

saaz-e-dile khaamosh me.n ek soj jagaa de
tU bhii merii Avaaz me.n Avaaz milaa de
aayaa huu.N tere dar pe ba.Dii aas lagaaye
ye husn …

ai shammaa tU aajaa zaraa chilamanase nikalake
hasarat hai ki rahaa jaa_uu.n terii aag me.n jalake
paravaanaa vo kyaa tujhape jo miTakar naa dikhaa de
ye husn …

Mughal-e-Azam belonged to Lata Mangeshkar just as Mere Mehboob belonged to Mohammad Rafi. I have earlier put up Mohabbat ki jhooti kahani pe roye when Anarkali was thrown into the dungeon by the Emperor Akbar. Bekas pe karam kijiye was the second song in the cell and is the plaintive cry of Anarkali for mercy and justice. The lyrics are great.

Enjoy: Beqas pe karam kijiye sarkar-e madina….
ai mere mushkil-kushaa, fariyaad hai, fariyaad hai
aapake hote hue duniyaa merii barabaad haibekas pe karam kiijiye, sarkaar-e-madiinaa
bekas pe karam kiijiye
gardish me.n hai taqadiir bha.Nvar me.n hai safiina -2
bekas pe karam kiijiye, sarkaar-e-madiinaa
bekas pe karam kiijiyehai vaqt-e-madad aaii biga.Dii ko banaane
goshiidaa nahii.n aapase kuchh dil ke fasaane
zaKmo.n se bharaa hai kisii majabuur kaa siinaa
bekas pe karam kiijiye …chhaaii hai musiibat kii ghaTaa gesuo.n vaale, gesuo.n vaale
lillaah merii Duubatii kashtii ko bachaale
tuufaan ke aasaar hai.n, dushvaar hai jiinaa
bekas pe karam kiijiye …

gardish me.n hai taqadiir bha.Nvar me.n hai safiina
bekas pe karam kiijiye, sarkaar-e-madiinaa
bekas pe karam kiijiye

ai mere mushkil-kushaa, fariyaad hai, fariyaad hai

Lets end tonight with a ghazal of Shakeel Badayuni:

Terii mahafil se uThakar ishq ke maaro.n pe kyaa guzarii
muKhaalif ik jahaa.N thaa jaane bechaaro.n pe kyaa guzarii
sahar ko ruKhsat-e-biimaar-e-furqat dekhane vaalo kisii ne ye bhii dekhaa
raat bhar taaro.n pe kyaa guzarii
sunaa hai zindagii viiraaniyo.n ne luuT lii milakar
na jaane zindagii ke naaz_baradaaro.n pe kyaa guzarii
ha.Nsii aa_ii to hai bekaif sii lekin Khudaa jaane
mujhe masaruur paakar mere Gam_Khvaaro.n pe kyaa guzarii
asiir-e-Gam to jaa.N dekar rihaa_ii paa gayaa lekin
kisii ko kyaa Khabar zindaa.N kii divaaro.n pe kyaa guzarii

Ladies and gentlemen, I hope you enjoyed Part II of Shakeel Badayuni’s ghazals and songs. I shall get back to you with Part III soon.

Shabba khair.

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