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

You have gone through ‘Shakeel Badayuni – The King Amongst Lyricists And Poets – Part I‘ very soon after his death anniversary on 20th April 2013. This was followed by ‘Shakeel Badayuni – The King Amongst Lyricists And Poets – Part II‘ on 23rd of June 13. Basically, these are parts of a 15 days tribute I paid to the greatest lyricist of all times leading up to 20th April so as to bring home the point that a good 43 years after his death in 1970, his lyrics are still alive with the same freshness, interest and depth.

Lets start our journey through the Final Part, the Part III.

We had completed Day – 7 of the 15 days tribute in Part II.

Shakeel 4

Day – 8

Lets begin tonight with the 1955 movie Udan Khatola starring Dilip Kumar and Nimmi. An uran khatola is a fictional flying vehicle in the traditional folktales of North India and Pakistan. The term literally means ‘flying bedstead’ or ‘flying cot’ but in folklore the term is used more expansively to cover any flying vehicle.

It was also synonym with Flight of Fancy and hence the song penned by Shakeel was so appropriate: O door ke musafir, hum ko bhi saath le le, hum reh gaye akele. There are no surprises: Naushad composed the music and Mohammad Rafi sang the song.

Enjoy: O door ke musafir hamko bhi saath le le…

chale aaj tum jahaa.N se, huii zi.ndagii paraayii
tumhe.n mil gayaa Thikaanaa, hame.n maut bhii na aayii

o duur ke musaafir ham ko bhii saath le le re
ham ko bhii saath le le
ham rah gaye akele

tuune vo de diyaa Gam, bemaut mar gaye ham
dil uTh gayaa jahaa.N se, le chal hame.n yahaa.N se
le chal hame.n yahaa.N se
kis kaam kii ye duniyaa jo zi.ndagii se khele re
ham ko bhii saath le le, ham rah gaye akele

suunii hai.n dil kii raahe.n, khaamosh hai.n nigaahe.n
naakaam hasarato.n kaa uThane ko hai janaazaa
uThane ko hai janaazaa
chaaro.n taraf lage hai.n barabaadiyo.n ke mele re
ham ko bhii saath le le, ham rah gaye akele

o duur ke musaafir ham ko bhii saath le le re
ham ko bhii saath le le
ham rah gaye akele

Udan Khatola has this number where Shakeel expressed the dark side of Mohabbat.

The number is: Mohabbat ki raahon pe chalna sambhal ke,
Yahan jo bhi aaya gaya haath mal ke…

muhabbat kii raaho.n me.n
chalanaa sambhal ke
yahaa.N jo bhii aayaa
gayaa haath mal ke

na paaii kisii ne muhabbat kii ma.nzil
qadam Dagamagaae, zaraa duur chal ke

hame.n Dhuu.NDhatii hai, bahaaro.n kii duniyaa
kahaa.N aa gae ham, chaman se nikal ke

kahii.n Duub jaae na, hasarat bharaa dil
na yuu.N tiir fe.nko, nishaanaa badal ke

Lets now turn to the 1967 movie Ram Aur Shyam. This too had music by Naushad and lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni. The movie starred Dilip Kumar, Pran, Waheeda Rehman, Mumtaz, Nirupa Roy.

The theme owes its origins to Alexandre Dumas’s story The Corsican Brothers: twins separated at birth who grow up with very different temperaments and then exchange places, leading to the villain being taught a lesson. Like The Corsican Brothers, which has been adapted into several feature films, Ram Aur Shyam has inspired remakes in Hindi movies too, with Seeta Aur Geeta (featuring female twins, played by Hema Malini) in 1972; Chaalbaaz (starring Sridevi) in 1989; and Kishen Kanhaiya (starring Anil Kapoor) in 1990.

This one was a super hit song from the movie:

Enjoy: Aaj ki raat mere dil ki salaami le le…

THIS TOO IS A PIANO NUMBER

ye raat jaise dulhan ban gaI hai chiraago.n se
karu.ngaa ujaalaa mai.n dil ke daaGo.n se

aaj kii raat mere, dil kii salaamii le le
dil kii salaamii le le
kal terii bazm se diivaanaa chalaa jaaegaa
shammaa rahe jaaegii paravaanaa chalaa jaaegaa

terii mahafil tere jalave ho.n mubaarak tujhako
terii ulfat se nahii.n aaj bhii inakaar mujhe
teraa may-khaanaa salaamat rahe ai jaan-e-vafaa
muskuraakar tuu zaraa dekh le ik baar mujhe
phir tere pyaar kaa mastaanaa chalaa jaaegaa

maine chaahaa ki bataa duu.N mai.n haqiiqat apanii
tuune lekin na meraa raaz-e-muhabbat samajhaa
merii ulajhan mere haalaat yahaa.N tak pahu.nche
terii aa.Nkho.n ne mere pyaar ko nafarat samajhaa
ab terii raah se begaanaa chalaa jaaegaa

tuu meraa saath na de raah-e-muhabbat me.n sanam
chalate-chalate mai.n kisii raah pe mu.D jaauu.ngaa
kahakashaa.n chaa.nd sitaare tere chuume.nge qadam
tere raste kii mai.n ek dhuul huu.N u.D jaauu.ngaa
saath mere meraa afasaanaa chalaa jaaegaa

Shakeel Badayuni was to Dilip Kumar what Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra were to Raj Kapoor. This lovely number from the 1968 movie Sanghursh shows Dilip Kumar at his dancing best. And why not, when he sings:

Mere pairon mein ghunghru pehna de to phir meri chaal dekh le…

Before we take on our usual ghazal ending, lets take this absolutely enchanting song from Ganga Jamuna starring Dilip Kumar and Vyjayantimala. Lata Mangeshkar sang it on Naushad’s music.

Enjoy: Dagabaaz tori batiya na maanu re…

Naa maanuu.N naa maanuu.N naa maanuu.N re
dagaabaaj torii batiyaa.N naa maanuu.N re

piyaa man me.n tore kaa hai mai.n naa jaanuu.N re
dagaabaaj torii batiyaa.N …

saa.Njh kahe tose ( chundarii ma.nga_ibe ) -2
chundarii ma.nga_ibe tose chundarii ma.nga_ibe
bhor bha_e to bisar ga_ii batiyaa.N -2
naa maanuu.N re
dagaabaaj torii batiyaa.N …

hamarii garaj pe ( mukh se naa bole ) -2
mukh se naa bole sai.nyaa mukh se naa bole
apanii garaj pe milaay le akhiyaa.N
naa maanuu.N re
dagaabaaj torii batiyaa.N …

And finally the promised ghazal:

Duur hai manzil raahe.n mushkil aalam hai tanahaa_ii kaa
aaj mujhe ehasaas huaa hai apani shikastaapaa_ii kaa

[shikastaah_paaii=infirmity of the feet]

dekh ke mujh ko duniyaaa vaale kahane lage hai.n diivaanaa
aaj vahaa.N hai ishq jahaa.N kuchh Khauf nahii.n rusavaa_ii kaa

chho.D de.n rasm-e-Khud_nigarii ko to.D de.n apanaa iimaa.N
Khatm kiye detaa hai zaalim ruup terii a.nga.Daa_ii kaa

Note: Peenaz Masani sinsg this as:
chho.D de rasm-e-Khud_nigarii ko chho.D de apanaa haath yahaa.N
Khaak kiye detaa hai zaalim ruup terii a.nga.Daa_ii kaa

mai.n ne ziyaa husn ko baKhshii us kaa to ko_ii zikr nahii.n
lekin ghar ghar me.n charchaa hai aaj terii raanaa_ii kaa

[ziyaaye.n=splendour, brilliance; raanaaii=radiance]

ahal-e-havas ab ghabaraate hai.n Duub ke behar-e-Gam me.n “Shakeel”
pahale na thaa bechaaro.n ko a.ndaazaa geharaa_ii kaa

[havas=desire; behar=sea, gulf, bay]

Enjoy Begum Akhtar sing this famous ghazal:

Day – 9

There are instances in one’s life when one wants to sing Shakeel’s verses written for Ananrkali in the 1960 movie Mughal-e-Azam: Hamen kaash tumase mohabbat na hoti! The fact is that Dil is not under the control of the Dimaag and mohabbat ho hi jaati hai. Once again, Naushad is the music director and the singer is Lata Mangeshkar.

Enjoy: hame.n kaash tum se muhabbat na hotii
kahaanii hamaarii haqiikat na hotii

na dil tum ko dete na majabuur hote
na duniyaa na duniyaa ke dastuur hote
qayaamat se pahale qayaamat na hotii

hamii.n ba.Dh gaye ishq me.n had se aage
zamaane ne Thokar lagaayii to jaage
agar mar bhii jaate to hairat na hotii

tumhii.n phuu.Nk dete nasheman hamaaraa
muhabbat pe ahasaan hotaa tumhaaraa
zamaane se koi shikaayat na hotii

This is from the 1954 movie Amar on similar theme as the Mughal-e-Azam song. Shakeel, Naushad, Lata made this too.

.Enjoy: (na shikawaa hai koii na koii gilaa hai)-3
salaamat rahe tuu ye merii duaa hai
na shikawaa hai koii
(bahut hii kaThin hai.n mohabbat kii raahe.n)-2
zaraa bach ke chalanaa zamaanaa buraa hai
na shikawaa hai koii

(ajab terii mahafil me.n dekhaa tamaashaa
kahii.n raushanii hai kahii.n hai a.Ndheraa)-2
kahii.n hai a.Ndheraa
(muqaddar chiraaGo.n ke badale hue hai.n)-2
koii bujha rahaa hai koii jal rahaa hai
na shikawaa hai koii

(mubaarak tujhe ho tere dil kii duniyaa
merii zi.ndagii kaa koii Gam na karanaa)-2
koii Gam na karanaa
(ye sab gardishe.n hai.n nasiibo.n kii pyaare)-2
na merii Kataa hai na terii Kataa hai
na shikawaa hai koii

This is a beautiful Talat Mehmood number sung by him on his own acting in the 1953 movie Dil-e-Nadaan. Shakeel’s lyrics were adorned by Ghulam Mohammed’s music.

Enjoy: Jo khushi se chot khaaye vo jigar kahan se laayun?

terI khAtir sitam dil pe gavaaraa kar liyaa mai.nne
kahaa kisane muhabbat se kinaaraa kar liyaa mai.nne

jo khushI se choT khaaye,
vo jigar kahaa.N se laauu.n – 2
kisii aur ko jo dekhe,
vo najar kahaa.N se laauu.n – 2
jo khushI se choT khaaye

mujhe terI aarazuu hai,
mere dil me.n tuu hii tuu hai – 2
base gair jisame.n aa kar,
mai.n vo ghar kahaa.N se laauu.n – 2
jo khushI se choT khaaye

terI berukhii pe sadake,
terI har adaa pe kurbaa.n – 2
kare aur ko jo sajade,
mai.n vo sar kahaa.N se laauu.n – 2

jo khushI se choT khaaye
vo jigar kahaa.N se laauu.n – 2
jo khushI se choT khaaye

Shakeel Badayuni, Ravi and Mohammad Rafi have put together this sad number for the 1964 movie Door Ki Awaaz.

Enjoy: Kya younhi rooth ke jaane ko mohabbat ki thi
Zindagi meri mitaane ko mohabbat ki this?

banaa ke meraa muqaddar bigaa.Dane vaale
javaab de o meraa ghar ujaa.Dane vaale

kyaa yuu.N hii ruuTh ke jaane ko mohabbat kii thii -2
zindagii merii miTaane ko mohabbat kii thii
kyaa yuu.N hii …

aa.Nkh me.n aa.Nsuu lab pe kahaanii terii
mujhako ta.Dapaatii hai din-raat nishaanii terii
kyaa mujhe tuune rulaane ko mohabbat kii thii
kyaa yuu.N hii …

o mujhe bhuulane vaale tuu kahaa.N hai aajaa
kyaa hu_ii mujhase Kataa ye to zaraa batalaa jaa
yaa ye kah de ke dikhaane ko mohabbat kii thii
kyaa yuu.N hii …

Day – 10

I started telling you about ‘the beauty of the Lyrics of Shakeel Badayuni’ ten days back and by this time you must know as to why I have been so fond of his songs, nazms, ghazals etc. Lets begin Day 10 with a ghazal that is so full of meaning:

Various singers have sung this beautiful ghazal such as Begum Akhtar and Ustad Raza Ali Khan. I have, however, chosen Farida Khanum singing it live. Remember her? Her famous ghazal: Aaj jaane ki zid naa karo, younhi pehlu mein baithe raho? Of course you remember; how can anyone forget?

Enjoy:

Mere Ham-Nafas, Mere Ham-Navaa, Mujhe Dost Banake Dagaa Na De
Main Hun Dard-E-Ishq Se Jaanvalab, Mujhe Zindagi Ki Duaa Na De

[Jaanvalab=death, Dead]

Mere Daag-E-Dil Se Hai Raushani, Usi Raushani Se Hai Zindagi
Mujhe Dar Hai Aye Mere Chaaraagar, Ye Charaag Tu Hi Bujhaa Na De

[Chaaraagar=physician]

Mujhe Chhod De Mere Haal Par, Teraa Kyaa Bharosaa Hai Chaaraagar
Ye Teri Nawaazish-E-Mukhtasar, Meraa Dard Aur Badaa Na De

[Mukhtasar=brief]

Meraa Azm Itanaa Baland Hai Ke Paraaye Sholon Kaa Dar Nahin
Mujhe Khauf Aatish-E-Gul Se Hai, Ye Kahin Chaman Ko Jalaa Na De

[Sholon=balls Of Fire; Aatish=fire]

Wo Uthe Hain Leke Hom-O-Subu, Arey O ‘Shakeel’ Kahaan Hai Tu
Teraa Jaam Lene Ko Bazm Mein Koi Aur Haath Badaa Na De

[Hom=burnt Offering; Subu=wine Cup]


How I have dedicated the start of Day 10 to a deceiving friend! The first song is also so dedicated to the same person. It is from the 1952 movie Aan starring Dilip Kumar and Nimmi. Music is by Naushad and the song is a duet between Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar.

Enjoy: Tujhe kho diya hamane paane ke baad…

Shakeel, Naushad, Rafi again on the same theme but for the 1951 movie Deedar starring Dilip Kumar Nimmi, Nargis and Ashok Kumar. This was amongst the rare movies in which the career of Mohammad Rafi coincided with that of his idol GM Durani. The movie had some lovely numbers such as:

1. Bachpan Ke Din Bhoola Na Dena – Male Mohammad Rafi
2. Hue Hum Jinke Liye Barbad – I Mohammad Rafi
3. Hue Hum Jinke Liye Barbad – II Mohammad Rafi
4. Naseeb Dar Pe Tera Aazmane Aya Hon Mohammad Rafi
5. Meri Kahani Bhoolne Wale Mohammad Rafi
6. Dekh Liya Maine Kismat Ka Tamasha Mohammad Rafi & Lata Mangeshkar
7. Tu Kon Hai Mera Kehde Balam Lata Mangeshkar
8. Le Ja Meri Duayeein Le Ja Lata Mangeshkar
9. Duniya Ne Teri Duniyawale Lata Mangeshkar
10. Bachpan Ke Din Bhoolana Dena – Female Shamshad Begum & Lata Mangeshkar
11. Chaman Mein Rakhe Verana Shamshad Begum
12.Nazar Na Phero Humse Shamshad Begum & GM Durani

What a veritable treat! On an everyday basis I am literally finding dozens of songs by Shakeel Badayuni penned so beautifully that one marvels at his ability to write. Lets just take one: Huye ham jinake liye barbaad. Even before you see and hear, just read and digest the lyrics:

(asire panjae ahade shabab karke mujhe
kaha gaya meraa bachpan, kharab kaa key mujhe
ha ha ha ha aa…..)

huye ham jhinke liye barbad, woh hamko chahe kare naa yad
jivan bhar, jivan bhar unkee yad me, (ham gaye jayenge -2)

ek jamana tha woh pal bhar (hamse rahe naa dur -2)
ek jamana hai key huye hai (milane se majbur -2)
rahe woh dil kaa nagar aabad, basee hai jis me kisee kee yad
ham dil ko -2 unkee yad se, bahelaye jayenge gaye jayenge

me hu aisa dipak jis me (naa batee naa tel -2)
bachpan bita, banee muhobbat (char dino kaa khel -2)
woh gham se lakh rahe aajhad, sune naa dard bharee fariyad
afsana -2 unke pyar kaa ham gaye jayenge, gaye jayenge

huye ham jhin key liye barbad………

SHAKEEL BADAYUNI I SALUTE YOU!

One can spend a whole night singing not just Shakeel Badayuni songs but just Deedar songs. Here is another on the same theme:

Meri kahani bhoolne vale tera jahan aabad rahe…

Enjoy:

merii kahaanii bhuulane vaale teraa jahaa.N aabaad rahe, merii kahaanii
terii khushii par mai.n miT jaauu.n duniyaa terii aabaad rahe
merii kahaanii

mere giit sune duniyaa ne magar
meraa dard koI na jaan sakaa
ek teraa sahaaraa thaa dil ko
par tuu bhii na mujhe pahachaan sakaa
bachapan ke vo giit puraane aaj tujhe na yaad rahe
merii kahaanii

mai.n apanaa fasaanaa kah na sakaa
mere dil kii tamannaa dil me.n rahii
lo aaj kinaare par aake
aramaano.n kii kashtii Duub ga_ii
qismat ko ma.nzuur yahii thaa lab par mere fariyaad rahe
merii kahaanii

Before we call it a day, I am going to give you yet another number from Deedar. It is a duet between Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar.

Enjoy: Dekh liya maine kismet ka tamaasha dekh liya

ra : dekh liyaa maine
qisamat kaa tamaashaa dekh liyaa
ik aaG bujhii
ik aaG lagii
aa.Nkho.n ne merii kyaa dekh liyaa

la : dekh liyaa maine
saajan teraa vaadaa dekh liyaa
rasate pe huu.N mai.n
ma.nzil pe hai tuu
ye pyaar kaa naataa dekh liyaa
dekh liyaa maine

ra : aayaa mai.n kisii kii mahafil me.n
mahafil me.n
tuufaan liye laakho.n dil me.n
milakar bhii rahaa mai.n mushkil me.n
milane kaa natiijaa dekh liyaa
ik aaG bujhii
ik aaG lagii
aa.Nkho.n ne merii kyaa dekh liyaa
dekh liyaa maine

la : chhupate hii tere o chaa.Nd mere
o chaa.Nd mere
suuraj bhii na nikalaa aa.Ngan me.n
phir Gam kii a.Ndherii raat hu_ii
do din kaa ujaalaa dekh liyaa
rasate pe huu.N mai.n
ma.nzil pe hai tuu
ye pyaar kaa naataa dekh liyaa
dekh liyaa maine
dekh liyaa maine
saajan teraa vaadaa dekh liyaa
ra : dekh liyaa maine
qisamat kaa tamaashaa dekh liyaa

I am going to do something rare tonight:

After all these lovely songs, even though I started with a ghazal, I am going to end with another ghazal of Shakeel Badayuni.

Enjoy: Begum Akhtar sing:

Khush huu.N ki meraa husn-e-talab kaam to aayaa
Khaalii hii sahii merii taraf jaam to aayaa

[talab=pursuit; jaam=wineglass]

kaafii hai mere dil ki tasallii ko yahii baat
aap aa na sake aap kaa paiGaam to aayaa

apano.n ne nazar pherii to dil ne to diyaa saath
duniyaa me.n koii dost mere kaam to aayaa

wo subah kaa ehasaas ho yaa.N merii kashish ho
Duubaa hua Khurshiid sar-e-baam to aayaa

[kashish=strife; Khurshiid=sun; baam=morning]

log un se ye kahate hai.n ki kitane hai.n “Shakeel” aap
is husn ke sadaqe me.n meraa naam to aayaa

Day – 11

This is one of the most famous ghazals of Shakeel Badayuni; indeed the first that I heard during my boyhood days. To say that it has been penned beautifully is only saying the obvious. I leave it to you to refresh your memory of this ghazal:

Nazar nawaaz nazaaron mein jee nahin lagtaa aa
wo kyaa gaye ke bahaaron mein jee nahin lagtaa aa

na poochh mujh se tere gham mein kyaa guzarti hai ae
na poochh mujh se tere gham main kyaa gujarti hai ae
yahi kahoongaa hazaaron mein jee nahin lagtaa aa
nazar nawaaz nazaaron mein jee nahin lagtaa aa

kuchh iss qadar hai gham-e-zindagi se dil-e-manoos
kuchh iss qadar hai gham-e-zindagi se dil-e-manoos
fizaan gayi to bahaaron mein jee nahin lagtaa aa
nazar nawaz nazaaron mein jee nahin lagtaa aa

fasaana e shab-e-gham khatm hone waala hai ae
fasaana e shab-e-gham khatm hone walaa hai ae
Shakeel ab chaand sitaaron mein jee nahin lagtaa aa
wo kyaa kahen ke bahaaron mein jee nahin lagtaa aa

This ghazal also owes a lot to the singing of Shanti Hiranand Mansukhani who was born in Lucknow in a business family in 1940. From the childhood, she was drawn towards singing. So her mother admitted her to a music college in Lucknow. However, her father had to shift to Lahore for business purposes. Being the youngest in the family, Shanti Hiranand went with her parents to Lahore in early 40s. Here, she came into contact with a blind woman who was a music teacher. She learnt the nuances of classical singing from her for about 5 years. In 1947, she gave her first singing performance on All India Radio, Lahore. After partition, the family returned to Lucknow where she began learning music from Ustad Aijaz Hussain Khan. She continued to participate in singing and musical dramas on AIR, Lucknow. It was one of AIR Lucknow’s senior staff who introduced her to Begum Akhtar. In 1957, she became the disciple of Begum Akhatar who trained her in thumri, dadra and ghazal singing. After the death of Begum Akhtar in October 1974, Shanti Hiranand propagated her style of singing by giving public concerts both in India and abroad. She was instrumental in bringing out a book ‘The Story of My Ammi Begum Akhtar’. She also acted in Conard Rooks’s ‘Siddhartha’ (1972) donning the role of Shashi Kapoor’s mother.

Enjoy the ghazal of a great poet by a great singer:

And what about the idol of Shanti Heranand Mansukhani: the great Begum Akhtar herself? She was simply called Mallika-e-Ghazal (the Queen of Ghazals). I have already put up her singing of Shakeel’s most famous ghazal ‘Ai mohabbat tere anjaam pe rona aaya’. Here is another Nazar ghazal by her (penned by Shakeel) for the 1948 movie Anokhi Ada on the music of Naushad. The movie starred Naseem Bano, Murad, Cuckoo and Surendra.

Enjoy: Nazar mil gayi jaane kis ki nazar se…

nazar mil ga_ii jaane kis kii nazar se – 2
Dha.Dakane lagaa dil mohabbat ke Dar se-2
nazar mil ga_ii jaane kis kii nazar se

uThii huu.N ki yuu.N aaj pahaluu me.n jaise
pahaluu me.n jaise – 2
uThii huu.N ki yuu.N aaj pahaluu me.n jaise
ko_ii chiiz Takaraa ga_ii hai jigar se – 2
jaane kis kii nazar se
nazar mil ga_ii jaane kis kii nazar se
Dha.Dakane lagaa dil mohabbat ke Dar se
nazar mil ga_ii jaane kis kii nazar se

ko_ii jaane vaale kii himmat to dekhe
himmat to dekhe – 2
ko_ii jaane vaale kii himmat to dekhe
mujhii ko churaa le gayaa mere ghar se – 2
jaane kis kii nazar se
nazar mil ga_ii jaane kis kii nazar se
Dha.Dakane lagaa dil mohabbat ke Dar se
nazar mil ga_ii jaane kis kii nazar se

Last of Nazar songs/ghazals tonight. This is a duet between Shanti Heranand Mansukhani’s idol Begum Akhtar and Mohammad Rafi’s idol GM Durrani. It is from the 1951 movie Deedar starring Dilp Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Nimmi and Nargis. Last night too I gave two or three songs from the same movie.

Each one of us has a desire, sometimes, to live in another era. How I wish I could live in the era of Shakeel Badayuni. Many a times when someone chooses to compare him with other lyricists and poets, I feel like telling him/her about the pristine beauty of Shakeel’s lyrics. This tribute of mine that has been going on for the last eleven days is as a result of this feeling.

Enjoy: Nazar Phero Na Hamse
Ham Hain Tum Par
Marne Walon Mein

Nazar Phero Na Hamse
Ham Hain Tum Par
Marne Walon Mein
Hamara Naam Bhi Likh Lo
Mohabbat Karne Walon Mein

Shamshad : Jahan Nazaren Mili
Bole Ke Ham Hain Marne Walon Mein
Banawat Hi Banawat Hai
Mohabbat Karne Walon Mein

Gm: O
Tumhari Shokiyon Ko Dil Mera
Nakam Kar Dega
Aa..N
Suna Kar Pyar Ke Nagmein
Tumhein Badnam Kar Dega
Haan
Aji Ye Dil Nahi Chhip-Chhip Ke
Aahen Bharne Walon Mein
Hamara Naam Bhi Likh Lo
Mohabbat Karne Walon Mein

Shamshad: Wahi Dil Hai Jo Is Duniya Mein
Apna Nam Kar Jaye
Mohabbat Kya Karega Wo
Jo Badnami Se Dar Jaye
Haan
Nahi Ham Aapki In Dhamkiyon Se
Darne Walon Mein
Banawat Hi Banaawat Hai
Mohabbat Karne Walon Mein

During the good old days, expressing love wasn’t as easy as it is these days; young boys and girls now announce it on facebook and twitter and put up photos etc.

Here is the old andaaz; though very forward looking during those days! It is from 1963 movie Mere Mehboob. Rafi sings it on Naushad’s music.

Enjoy: Tumase izhaar-e-haal kar baithe
 Bekhudi mein kamaal kar baithe…

aaj furakat kA khvaab TuuT gayaa
mil gaye tum hijaab TuuT gayaa

tum se izahaar-e-haal kar baiThe
bekhudii me.n kamaal kar baiThe
tum se izahaar-e-haal …

kho gaye husn kI bahaaro.n me.n
kah diyaa raaz-e-dil ishaaro.n me.n
kaam ham bemisaal kar baiThe
bekhudii me.n kamaal kar baiThe
tum se izahaar-e-haal …

kitane majabuur ho gaye dil se
soche samajhe bagair qaatil se
zindagii kA savaal kar baiThe
bekhudii me.n kamaal kar baiThe
tum se izahaar-e-haal …

ye adaae.n ye shokhiyaa.n taubaa
bas khudaa hii khudaa hai us dil kA
jo tumhaaraa khayaal kar baiThe
bekhudii me.n kamaal kar baiThe
tum se izahaar-e-haal …

Day – 12

How I wish Shakeel would have lived longer and I would reach the 100th day still putting up his songs, nazms and ghazals!

Lets start with the usual ghazal and pay attention to the second couplet:

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

Rare picture shows Rafi, Lata, Shakeel and Naushad.

Shakeel 5

I have already given you a Zindagi number from the 1948 movie Mela starring Dilip Kumar and Nargis. The song is the ultimate lesson of life that life will go on even when we won’t be there…. How about a Mukesh number from the same movie? Surely, this would rank amongst the best of Mukesh’s songs even though Mukesh normally sang the lyrics of Shailendra or Hasrat Jaipuri. Music is by Naushad.

 

Enjoy: Gaaye jaa geet Milan ke, tu apni lagan ke,
Sajan ghar jaana hai…

 

gaae jaa giit milan ke, tuu apane lagan ke
sajan ghar jaanaa hai

kaahe chhalake naino.n kii gagarii kaahe barase jal
tum bin suunii saajan kii nagarii paradesiyaa ghar chal

pyaase hai.n diip nayan ke, tere darshan ke
sajan ghar…

luT na jaae jiivan kaa Dheraa mujhako hai ye Gam
ham akele, ye jag luTeraa bichha.De.n na milake ham

biga.De nasiib na banake ye din jiivan ke
sajan ghar…

Dole nayanaa priitam ke dvaare milane kii ye dhun
baalam teraa tujhako pukaare yaad aanevaale sun

saathii mile.nge bachapan ke khile.nge phuul man ke
sajan ghar…

In the various genres of poetry, the one that Shakeel had perfected the best was the Irony. He did it so marvelously that it left you gaping. Take this one from Mughal-e-Azam. The Emperor has granted Anarkali her last wish to spend one night with Prince Salim before she is thrown into the dungeon; she having traded her own life to save his life. Read every word of this qwaali carefully, digest every sentence when you hear it and then compare it with the scene that I have described….and the irony will make you get goose pimples. Only, Shakeel could write as if he himself was present at the scene!

 

Enjoy: Lata singing on Naushad’s music: Jab raat hai aisi matvaali phir subah ka aalam kyaa hoga…

Jab raat hai aisi matvaali
Phir subah kaa aalam kaya hoga?

ye dil kii lagii kam kyaa hogii
ye ishq bhalaa kam kyaa hogaa

jab raat hai aisI matavaalii – 2
phir subah kA aalam kyaa hogaa – 2

naGamo se barasatii hai mastii
chhalake hai.n khushI ke paimaane – 2
aaj aisI bahaare.n aaii hai.n
kal jinake bane.nge afasaane – 2
ab ise jyaadaa aur hasii.n ye pyaar kA mausam kyaa hogaa – 2
jab raat hai aisI matavaalii
phir subah kA aalam kyaa hogaa – 2

ye aaj kA ra.ng aur ye mahafil
dil bhI hai yahaa.N diladaar bhI hai – 2
aa.Nkho.n me.n kayaamat ke jalave
siine me.n sulagataa pyaar bhI hai – 2
is ra.ng me.n koI jii le agar marane kA use Gam kyaa hogaa – 2
jab raat hai aisI matavaalii
phir subah kA aalam kyaa hogaa – 2

haalat hai ajab dIvaano.n kii
ab khair nahii.n paravaano.n kii – 2
anjaam-e-mohabbat kyaa kahiye
laya ba.Dhane lagI aramaano.n kii – 2
aise me.n jo paayal TuuT gayii phir ai mere hamadam kyaa hogaa – 2
jab raat hai aisI matavaalii – 2
phir subah kA aalam kyaa hogaa – 2

Finally to end tonight, let me give you a ghazal sung by Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar:

Enjoy: Aankh se aankh milata hai koi,
Dil ko kheenche liye jaata 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 koi

Day – 13

What about magical simplicity? You mean “Jaadu”? Well, that is the name of the 1951 movie for which Shakeel wrote his lyrics. This one is a particularly enchanting number. Lata sings it for Nalini Jayawant singing for Suresh, on Naushad‘s music.

Enjoy: Lo pyaar ki ho gayi jeet,
Balam ham tere ho gaye…

lo pyaar kii ho gayii jiit
balam ham tere ho gaye
ham tujh se lagaa kar priit
nayii duniyaa.N me.n kho gaye

naino.n ne tere saajan
man ko lubhaa ke chho.Daa
dil pe kiyaa vo jaaduu
apanaa banaa ke chho.Daa
mere dil me.n khushii kaa ra.ng
ho.nTho.n pe khushii ke giit
lo pyaar kii ho gayii jiit …

aramaan bhare do dil hai.n
duniyaa.N pe hai javaanii
terii qasam o saajan
rut hai ba.Dii suhaanii

o~

rahe.n mil ke sadaa ham tum
yuu.Nhii jaaye umariyaa biit
lo pyaar kii ho gayii jiit …

How about starting tonight with a duet, for a change? It is sung by Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle. The film is the 1963 movie Gehra Dagh. Ravi composed the music on Shakeel’s lyrics….

Enjoy: Tumhen paa ke hamne jahan paa liya hai,
Zameen to zameen aasman pa liya hai….

aa : tumhe.n paa ke hamane jahaa.N paa liyaa hai -2
zamii.n to zamii.n aasamaa.N paa liyaa hai
ra : tumhe.n paa ke …

aa : miTaa na sakegii jise ab Kizaa.N bhii
jalaa na sake.ngii ab bijaliyaa.N bhii
mohabbat kaa vo aashiyaa.N paa liyaa hai
tumhe.n paa ke …

ra : zamaane ke Gam pyaar me.n Dhal ga_e hai.n -2
ummiido.n ke laakho.n di_e jal ga_e hai.n -2
ke jabase tumhe.n meharabaa.N paa liyaa hai
tumhe.n paa ke …

aa : jahaa.N se mohabbat kii raahe.n milii hai.n
ra : vahii.n se merii gardishe.n tham ga_ii hai.n
do : na bichha.De.nge ham kaaravaa.N paa liyaa hai
tumhe.n paa ke …

Day – 14

Only a week left for the Death Anniversary of the great poet and lyricist who wrote from the heart….  The 1966 movie Do Badan, a Raj Khosla directed movie was another one that had the combination of Shakeel Badayuni and Ravi for its songs. The movie not only had some excellent songs but some of the saddest songs; which, as mentioned by the poet Shelley, are amongst our sweetest.

  1. Jab Chali Thandi Hawa Asha Bhosle
  2. Bhari Duniya Mein Akhir Dil Mohammad Rafi
  3. Raha Gardishun Main Har Dum Mohammad Rafi
  4. Naseeb Mein Jisko Jo Mohammad Rafi
  5. Lo Aa Gayi Unki Yaad Lata Mangeshkar
  6. Mat Jayio Naukariya Chor Ke Asha Bhosle
  7. Raha Gardishun Mein (Reprise) Mohammad Rafi
  8. Lo Aa Gayi unki Yaad (Reprise) Lata Mangeshkar

To understand the beauty of these songs, one has to know the story: Vikas (Manoj Kumar) comes from a poor family, and is attending college so that he can complete his studies, get a job, and look after himself and his dad. He meets with wealthy Asha (Asha Parekh) at this college, and after a few misunderstandings, both fall in love. Vikas’ dad passes away during the exams. Because Vikas leaves to attend the funeral, he is unable to complete his studies. Asha feels sorry for him and arranges to get him employed with her dad, without telling Vikas about it. Asha’s dad wants her to get married to Ashwini (Pran), and he soon announces their engagement. Ashwini finds out that Asha is in love with Vikas, and arranges an accident for Vikas. Vikas survives the accident, but loses his eyesight. After this incident, Vikas does not want to burden Asha, and strikes up a new friendship with Dr. Anjali (Simi Grewal). Meanwhile, Ashwini informs Asha that Vikas has died in the accident. Asha loses interest in life after listening to the news of Vikas’s death. Ashwini then meets Vikas and requests him to convince Asha that he does not love her any more. Vikas agrees and convinces Asha that he is having an affair with Dr. Anjali. Asha marries Ashwini but refuses to live with him in the same room.Vikas starts singing to earn money. Dr. Anjali asks him to get an eye operation, but Vikas refuses. One day Dr. Anjali visits Asha and requests her to persuade Vikas for the operation. While Asha is asking Vikas to undergo the operation, Ashwini takes her away and locks her in a room. She feels suicidal. One day Asha’s uncle goes to meet her and feels saddened by her condition. He takes her to her father’s home. Within three days, Asha becomes sick and doctors are unable to do anything for her. Meanwhile, Vikas’s eye operation is successful. Ashwini apologizes to Asha. He goes to Vikas and tells him about Asha’s condition. Vikas and Ashwini go to Asha. She dies after taking one look at Vikas. He is not able to bear that and also dies. Both of them reunite after their death.

With this background, you will be able to understand the emotions behind this song for which Shakeel was nominated for the Best Lyricist award that year:

Enjoy Mohammad Rafi singing: Naseeb mein jisake jo likha tha…

nasiib me.n jisake jo likhaa thaa
vo terii mahafil me.n kaam aayaa
kisii ke hisse me.n pyaas aaii
kisii ke hisse me.n jaam aayaa

mai.n ik fasaanaa huu.N bekasii kaa
ye haal hai merii zi.ndagii kaa
na husn hii mujhako raas aayaa
na ishq hii mere kaam aayaa
nasiib me.n …

badal ga_ii.n terii ma.nzile.n bhii
bichha.D gayaa mai.n bhii kaaravaa.n se
terii muhabbat ke raaste me.n
na jaane ye kyaa makaam aayaa
nasiib me.n …

tujhe bhulaane ki koshishe.n bhii
tamaam naakaam ho ga_ii hai.n
kisii ne zikr-e-vafaa kiyaa jab
zubaa.N pe teraa hii naam aayaa
nasiib me.n …

This too was a Shakeel – Ravi combine movie; only it came three years earlier than Do Badan. The movie was ‘Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya’ starring Shammi Kapoor and Saroja Devi…. This is another sad sad song on almost the same thought as the one of Do Badan. Ravi’s music is fantastic and suits the personality of Shammi Kapoor.

Enjoy: Zindagi kya hai, gam ka dariya hai
Na jeena yahan bas mein, na marna yahan bas mein
Ajab duniya hai…

zindagii kyaa hai Gam kaa dariyaa hai
na jiinaa yahaa.N bas me.n na maranaa yahaa.N bas me.n
ajab duniyaa hai
zindagii kyaa hai …

haay re vo insaan ke jisako Gam kii nazar lag jaa_e
chupake-chupake aahe.n bhare aur mu.Nh se na kuchh kah paa_e
dil apanaa ha.Nsataa hai khud par ( aur kabhii rotaa hai ) -2
zindagii kyaa hai …

jhuuThii hai.n duniyaa kii bahaare.n ra.ng hai.n saare kachche
vaqt pa.De to thaam le.n daaman phuul se kaa.NTe achchhe
is gulashan me.n qadam-qadam par ek ( nayaa dhokhaa hai ) -2
zindagii kyaa hai …

jab insaan akelaa thaa to dukh bhii na the jiivan me.n
paayaa jab hamaraahii usane Duub gayaa ulajhan me.n
ye duniyaa hai begaano.n kii kaun ( yahaa.N apanaa hai ) -2
zindagii kyaa hai …

Yet another piano number! This one is sung by Jagjit Kaur for the 1953 movie Dil-e-Nadaan starring Shyama and Talat Mehmood. Ghulam Mohammad is the music composer. The other night I had put up another beautiful number from the same movie: Jo khushi se chot khaaye.

Tonight, enjoy: Khamosh zindagi ko ik afsaana mil gaya…

( Kaamosh zi.ndagii ko o
Kaamosh zi.ndagii ko ik afasaanaa mil gayaa
ajii afasaanaa mil gayaa
bha.Nware ko phuul shammaa ko parawaanaa mil gayaa
ajii parawaanaa mil gayaa ) -2

o
dil me.n Kumaariyaa.N sii
mastii jagaate giit ho -2
diiwaanagii me.n kaun ye diiwaanaa mil gayaa
ajii diiwaanaa mil gayaa
bha.Nware ko phuul shammaa ko parawaanaa mil gayaa
ajii parawaanaa mil gayaa

o
sabakaa hai dil ke hosh me.n
aane ke din gaye -2
aaye bahaar shiishe se paimaanaa mil gayaa
ajii paimaanaa mil gayaa
bha.Nware ko phuul shammaa ko parawaanaa mil gayaa
ajii parawaanaa mil gayaa

o
laayaa hai ko_ii mere liye
dil kii dha.Dakane -2
nazaro.n ke chaar hote hii nazaraanaa mil gayaa
ajii nazaraanaa mil gayaa
bha.Nware ko phuul shammaa ko parawaanaa mil gayaa
ajii parawaanaa mil gayaa
Kaamosh zi.ndagii ko o
Kaamosh zi.ndagii ko ik afasaanaa mil gayaa
ajii afasaanaa mil gayaa
bha.Nware ko phuul shammaa ko parawaanaa mil gayaa
ajii parawaanaa mil gayaa

What would you say about this most enchanting bhajan; whether the credit goes to Shakeel as lyricist or Sachin Dev Burman as music director? I think both are deserving of our deep appreciation. The bhajan has been sung by Mohammad Rafi, Sudha Malhotra and SD Batish. Its music and lyrics leave you spellbound. The movie is the 1964 movie Kaise Kahoon. The other night I had put up: Tum hamen pyaar karo ya na karo, ham tumhen pyaar kiye jaayenge.

Enjoy: Manmohan mein ho tumhin…..

shi : a~ tanu~~um aa~ aa~ aa aa~
su : aa~ aa~ aa~ aa~ aa~
shi : aa~ manamohan man me.n ho tumhii.n
ra, su : manamohan man me.n ho tumhii.n
more a.ng a.ng tumhii.n samaaye
jaano ya jaano na ho tumahii
manamohan man ## SDB joins in, R+S fade out ## me.n …
R: manamohan man me.n man me.n
S: ho tumhii.n ho tumhii.n ho tumhii.n
R+S=manamohan man me.n ho tumhii.n
more a.ng a.ng tumhii.n samaaye
jaano yaa jaano naa ho tumhii.n
manamohan ## SDB joins in, R+S fade out ## man me.n …

SDB: dekh dekh torii chhab saa.Nvariyaa
R+S: dekh dekh torii chhab saa.Nvariyaa
banii hai raadhaa tumharii baa.Nvariyaa
rom rom tumhare guN gaaye
maano yaa maano naa ho tumhii.n
manamohan man ## R fade out, S alone ## me.n
R: dekh dekh torii chhab saa.Nvariyaa
S: ho~o bani hai raadha tumharii baa.Nvariyaa
R+S: dekh dekh torii chhab saa.Nvariyaa
banii hai raadhaa tumharii baa.Nvariyaa
rom rom tumhare guN gaaye
maano yaa maano na ho tumhii.n
manamohan man(R fade out, S alone) me.n
R: a~ aa~
S: aa~ aa~ a~

As usual lets end tonight with a ghazal. Please forgive me for the poor quality of the audio.

Here is Talat Mahmood singing Shakeel’s ghazal: Un se ummiid-e-ruunumaa_ii hai
kyaa nigaaho.n kii maut aa_ii hai
dil ne Gam se shikast khaa_ii hai
umr-e-raftaa terii duhaa_ii hai

dil kii barbaadiyo.n pe naazaa.N huu.N
fatah paakar shikast khaa_ii hai

mere maa_abad nahii.n hai dair-o-haram
ehatiyaatan jabii.n jhukaa_ii hai

vo havaa de rahe hai.n daaman kii
haaye kis vaqt niind aa_ii hai

khul gayaa un kii aarazuu me.n ye raaz
ziist apanii nahii.n paraa_ii hai

duur ho Gunche merii nazar se
tuu ne merii ha.Nsii churaa_ii hai

gul fasurdaa chaman udaas ‘Shakeel’
yuu.N bhii aksar bahaar aa_ii hai

Final Day

It has been exactly two weeks back that I started this tribute to Shakeel Badayuni whom I call the Best Lyricist and Ghazal writer that the Hindi film industry has ever seen; before it rejoiced in being bastardized as “Bollywood”.

On this day, 43 years back, at the age of 53, Shakeel from the town of Badayun in Uttar Pradesh succumbed to diabetes. As I said, in the beginning of my tribute, he left but he left with generations to come some of the finest songs and ghazals that we ever heard such as Ai mohabbat tere anjaam pe rona aaya, Gam-e aashiqui se keh do raah-e aam taq na pahunche, bana bana ke tamanna mitaayi jaati hai, nazar nawaaz nazaron mein dil nahin lagata, mere mehboob tujhe meri mohabbat ki kasam, chaudhvinh ka chand ho, beqraar karake hamen youn naa jayiye, husn vale tera jawaab nahin, ye zindagi ke mele duniya mein kam na honge, suhani raat dhal chuki, koi sagar dil ko behlata nahin…..and many many more.

Tonight, I may repeat some though I shall try not to.

I have already put up the song: Husn vale tera jawaab nahin for the 1962 movie Gharana for which Shakeel Badayuni got the Best Lyricist Award for the second time. Also, I have brought out the fact that even though Shakeel Badayuni was an Urdu poet, he wrote some of the best Hindi bhajans; the best out of them being Man tadpat Hari darshan ko aaj.

On the occasion of Ramnavami, whilst wishing my friends, I brought out that we are blessed indeed that Lord Ram was born in our midst. He set before the world the finest example of service before self. I accompanied my greetings with an Anand Bakshi bhajan: Ram ji ki nikali sawaari, Raam ji ki leela hai nayari.

Lets celebrate Ramnavami with this beautiful Ram bhajan from Shakeel Badayuni: Please enjoy: Jay Raghunandan, Jay Siyaram sung by Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle on Ravi’s music.

jay raghunandan jay siyaaraam
he dukhabha.njan tumhe.n praNaam

bhraat-bhraat ko he parameshvar sneh tumhii.n sikhalaate
nar-naarii ko he parameshvar sneh tumhii.n sikhalaate
o naiyaa ke khevanahaare japuu.N mai.n tumharo naam
jay raghunandan …

tum hii dayaa ke saagar prabhu jii tum hii paalanahaare
chain tumhii.n se paa_e bekal manavaa saa.Njh-sakaare
jo bhii tumhaarii aas lagaa_e bane usii ke kaam
jay raghunandan …

 

The 1963 movie Grahasti was released at the height of Shakeel Badayuni’s popularity as a lyricist. The movie starred Ashok Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Rajshree, Nirupa Roy, Mehmood, Shubha Khote, Indrani Mukherjee and others. I want to draw your attention to the simplicity of this Hindi (not Urdu) song (bhajan) written by Shakeel sung by Asha Bhosle on Ravi‘s music: jiivan jyot jale

jiivan jyot jale
kou na jaane kab nikase din
aur kab raat Dhale
jiivan jyot jale …

bhor bhaye to man muskaaye
sa.Njh bhaye to niir bahaaye
ek pal maan kare sa.nsaarii
ek pal haath male
jiivan jyot jale …

 

The 1954 movie Amar had the complete quartet together of Shakeel as Lyricist, Naushad as Music Director, Mohammad Rafi as singer and Dilip Kumar as actor opposite Madhubala who was head over heels in love with Dilip Kumar and wanted to marry him.

Lets go to the temple together with Dilip Kumar and Madhubala and hear and see the beauty of Shakeel’s lyrics for this song:

##during casting##
ra: insaaf kaa mandir hai ye bhagavaan kaa ghar hai -2
ko: insaaf kaa mandir hai ye bhagavaan kaa ghar hai
ra: kahanaa hai jo kah de tujhe kis baat kaa Dar hai

hai khoT tere man me.n jo bhagavaan se hai duur -2
hai.n paa.Nv tere
##casting ends here##

part 2

##Dilip and Madhubaalaa go to temple##
ra: insaaf kaa mandir hai ye bhagavaan kaa ghar hai
kahanaa hai jo kah de tujhe kis baat kaa Dar hai

hai khoT tere man me.n jo bhagavaan se hai duur -2
hai.n paa.Nv tere
hai.n paa.Nv tere phir bhii tuu aane se hai majabuur
aane se hai majabuur
himmat hai to aa jaa ye bhalaa_ii kii Dagar hai
insaaf kaa mandir hai ye bhagavaan kaa ghar hai

dukh de ke jo dukhiyo.n se na insaaf karegaa
bhagavaan bhii usako na kabhii maaf karegaa
ye soch le -2
ye soch le har baat kii daataa ko Kabar hai
daataa ko Kabar hai
himmat hai to aa jaa ye bhalaa_ii kii Dagar hai
ko: insaaf kaa mandir hai ye bhagavaan kaa ghar hai

Part 3:

##at the end##
ra: maayuus na ho haar ke taqadiir kii baazii
pyaaraa hai vo Gam jisame.n ho bhagavaan bhii raazii
dukh dard mile
dukh dard mile jisame.n wohii pyaar amar he
wohii pyaar amar he
ye soch le har baat kii daataa ko Kabar hai
ko: insaaf kaa mandir hai ye bhagavaan kaa ghar hai -2

I have already put up two songs from the 1960 Guru Dutt movie Chaudhvinh Ka Chand: the title song and Mili khaak mein mohabbat. This one is picturised on Waheeda Rehman who was Guru Dutt’s find. She acted as a vamp in her first movie C.I.D. and then as a heroine in Guru Dutt’s 1957 classic Pyasa. Three years later, in 1960, she acted in Guru Dutt’s movie Chaudhvinh Ka Chand and look how she had matured as an actor.Marvel at the beauty of the lyrics by Shakeel. Lata Mangeshkar sang it on Ravi’s music.

Enjoy: Badale badale mere sarakaar nazar aate hai.n -2

chaudahavii.n kaa chaa.Nd ho, yaa aafataab ho
jo bhii ho tum khudaa ki qasam, laajavaab ho

zulfe.n hai.n jaise kaa.Ndhe pe baadal jhuke hue
aa.Nkhe.n hai.n jaise may ke payaale bhare hue
mastii hai jisame pyaar kii tum, vo sharaab ho
chaudahavii.n kaa …

cheharaa hai jaise jhiil me khilataa huaa ka.nval
yaa zi.ndagii ke saaj pe chhe.Dii huii gazal
jaane bahaar tum kisii shaayar kaa Kvaab ho
chaudahavii.n kaa …

ho.nTho.n pe khelatii hai.n tabassum kii bijaliyaa.N
sajade tumhaarii raah me.n karatii hai.n kaikashaa.N
duniyaa-e-husn-o-ishq kaa tum hii shabaab ho
chaudahavii.n kaa …

The 1965 movie Bedaagh had Nanda, Manoj Kumar, Shashikala and Mehmood in the lead roles together with Shubha Khote and Laita Pawar…. This song has Shakeel’s lyrics and talks about the inevitability of every path in hero Manoj Kumar’s life leading back to his lost love. Mohammad Rafi has sung this on Roshan‘s music.

Enjoy: Zindagi ke mor par jo koi raasta mila
Teri gali se jaa mila…

zindagii ke mo.D par jo ko_ii raastaa milaa
terii galii se jaa milaa -2

aaj khaate hai.n Thokare.n shahar me.n zindagii ke ham -2
tujhase chale the duur-duur Gam kii sharaab pii ke ham -2
terii taraf bahak ga_e -2
aisaa hame.n nashaa milaa

teraa Kyaal chho.D ke ba.Dh ga_ii.n aur ulajhane.n
tere hii naam kii sadaa detii hai dil kii dha.Dakane.n -2
ab ye hii sochate hai.n ham ruuTh ke tujhase kyaa milaa -2

tujhase ko_ii garaz nahii.n phir bhii hai terii aarazuu
dil ne tujhe bhulaa diyaa phir bhii hai dil me.n tuu hii tuu -2
tujhase bichha.D ga_e to ab -2
teraa hame.n pataa milaa -2
terii galii se jaa …

We have already talked about the 1954 movie Baiju Bawra, who went to the court of Emperor Akbar to win in a contest against the great musician Tansen in order to avenge his father’s death. Baiju Bawra got Meena Kumari her first (out of four) Best Actress awards and Music Director Naushad his first and only Best Music Director award.

Shakeel penned some of his loveliest numbers for the movie and I have already put up one of them: Tu Ganga ki mauj. Here are the others:

1. “Tu Ganga Ki Mauj” (Raga Bhairavi) Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
2. “Aaj Gawat Man Mero Jhoomke” (Raga Deshi) Ustad Amir Khan, D. V. Paluskar
3. “O Duniya Ke Rakhwale” (Raga Darbari) Mohammad Rafi
4. “Door Koi Gaye” (Raga Desh) Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum & chorus
5. “Mohe Bhool Gaye Sanwariya” (Raga Bhairav with traces of Raga Kalingda) Lata Mangeshkar
6. “Jhoole Mein Pawan Ki Aai Bahar” (Raga Pilu) Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
7. “Man Tarpat Hari Darsan Ko Aaj” (Raga Malkauns) Mohammad Rafi
8. “Bachpan Ki Muhabbat” (Based on Maand) Lata Mangeshkar
9. “Insaan Bano” (Raga Todi) Mohammad Rafi
10. “Tori Jai Jai Kartar” (Raga Puriya Dhanashree) Ustad Amir Khan
11. “Langar Kankariya Ji Na Maro” (Raga Todi) Ustad Amir Khan, D. V. Paluskar
12. “Ghanana Ghanana Ghana Garjo Re” (Raga Megh) Ustad Amir Khan
13. “Sargam” (Raga Darbari) Ustad Amir Khan

Please enjoy: Door koi gaaye….

sh: duur koii gaae dhun ye sunaae
tere bin chhaliyaa re baaje na muraliyaa re
ra: ho jii ho
ko: duur ko_ii gaa_e dhun ye sunaae
tere bin chhaliyaa re baaje na muraliyaa re

sh: man ke a.Ndar ho pyaar kii agni
ko: ho man ke a.Ndar pyaar kii agnii
sh: nainaa khoye-khoye ki are raamaa naina khoye-khoye
ko: are ramaa nainaa khoye khoye
sh: ho abhii se hai ye haal ho
abhii se hai ye haal to aage
naa jaane kyaa hoe
ko: ke are raamaa na jaane kyaa hoe
nii.nd nahii.n aae birahaa sataae
tere bin chhaliyaa re
baaje na muraliyaa re
ra: ho ji ho
ko: duur ko_ii gaa_e …

la: ho more a.Nganaa laaj kaa paharaa
ko: laaj kaa paharaa raamaa laaj kaa paharaa
la: paa.Nv pa.Dii za.njiir
ki are raamaa paa.Nv pa.Dii za.njiir ho
yaad kisii kii jab-jab aae
laage jiiyaa pe tiir
yaad kisii kii jab-jab aae
laage dil pe tiir
ko: ke are raamaa lage dil pe tiir
la: aa.Nkh bhar aae jal barasaae
tere bin chhaliyaa re baaje na muraliyaa re
ra: ho ji ho
ko: duur ko_ii gaaye …

Until Sahir Ludhianvi’s 1968 tear-jerker song for the movie Neelakamal (Babul ki duyaanyen leti jaa) came on the scene, the standard doli number for Indian weddings was from the 1950 movie Babul starring Dilip Kumar and Madhubala. Shakeel penned the lyrics, Naushad composed the music and Mohammad Rafi, Talat Mehmood and Shamshad Begum sang it together with chorus.

Enjoy: Chhod babul ka ghar…

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

I can go on and on and it has been only two weeks and I have only given about 100 top songs and ghazals of the greatest Lyricist in Hindi movies: Shakeel Badayuni. I have given you many songs from the movie Bees Saal Baad, eg: Beqraar karke, kahin deep jale kahin dil, sapane suhaane ladakpan ke and ai muhabbat meri duniya mein tera kaam na tha.Why am I partial towards these songs? These have Hemant Kumar’s music and some of them his singing.

Let me end my tribute to Shakeel Badayuni with this one.

Enjoy: Zara nazaron se keh do ji….

zaraa nazaro.n se kah do jii nishaanaa chuuk na jaae
zaraa nazaro.n se kah do jii
mazaa jab hai tumhaarii har adaa qaatil hii kahalaae
zaraa nazaro.n se…

qaatil tumhe pukaaruu.N ke jaan-e-vafaa kahuu.N
hairat me.n pa.D gayaa huu.N ke mai.n tum ko kyaa kahuu.N

zamaanaa hai tumhaaraa
zamaanaa hai tumhaaraa chaahe jisakii zi.ndagii le lo
agar meraa kahaa maano to aise khel na khelo
tumhaarii is sharaarat se na jaane kis kii maut aae
zaraa nazaro.n se…

haay, kitanii maasuum lag rahii ho tum
tumako zaalim kahe vo jhuuThaa hai

ye bholaapan tumhaaraa
(ye bholaapan tumhaaraa ye sharaarat aur ye shokhii
zaruurat kyaa tumhe.n talavaar kii tiiro.n kii kha.njar kii ) – (2)
nazar bhar ke jise tum dekh lo vo khud hii mar jaae
zaraa nazaro.n se…

ham pe kyo.n is qadar biga.Datii ho
chhe.Dane vaale tumako aur bhii hai.n

bahaaro.n par karo gussaa ulajhatii hai.n jo aa.Nkho.n se
havaao.n par karo gussaa jo Takaraatii hai.n zulfo.n se
kahii.n aisaa na ho koii tumhaaraa dil bhii le jaae
zaraa nazaro.n se…

Ladies and gentlemen,

It has been veritable pleasure putting up 100 Best Ghazals and Songs of the greatest Lyricist and Poet in the Hindi movies in three parts. His poetry and songs were all about love – particularly irony in love, feelings, emotions and a host of other things. As he himself said:

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