SHAKEEL BADAYUNI – COUNTDOWN TO HIS BIRTH CENTENARY 03 AUG 2016 – PART V

These blogs, one part in a week, have been reconstructed from my Facebook Page: Lyrical whereat I attempted a four week tribute to Shakeel Badayuni leading up to his Birth Centenary on 03 Aug 2016.

I completed Part I of this Countdown from 03 Jul to 09 Jul 16, Part II from 10 Jul to 16 Jul 16, Part III from 17 Jul to 23 Jul and Part IV from 24 Jul to 30 Jul. Those of you who read all the four parts would know that I have been giving three songs a day and a feature titled ‘Appreciating Good Lyrics’ wherein I bring out the lyrics of Shakeel’s contemporaries.

I initially started without any chronological order but soon settled into that. Hence, I have covered in Part I Shakeel’s songs from his first in AR Kardar’s 1947 movie Dard (Afsaana likh rahi hoon sung by Uma Devi (later Tun Tun)) till AR Kardar’s 1953 movie Dil-e-Nadaan (Jo khushi se chot khaaye sung by Talat Mehmood). And in Part II, I covered Shakeel’s songs from 1954 M Sadiq movie Shabab (Aye na baalam waada karke) to 1960 SU Sunny movie Kohinoor (Dhal chuki shaam-e-gham) both by Mohammad Rafi. In Part III, I covered songs from 1960 movie Ghunghat (Mori chham chham baaje payaliya) to 1962 movie Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (Na jaayo sainya chhuda ke bainya). And finally, in Part IV, I covered songs from 1962 Guru Dutt movie Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (Koi door se awaaz de chale aao) to 1963 movie Bin Baadal Barsaat (Jab jaag uthe armaan).

As far as ‘Appreciating Good Lyrics’ of other Lyricists is concerned, in Part IV, I have covered seven more of them:

22. Pandit Sudarshan with Zindagi hai pyaar se pyaar se bitaaye jaa.
23. PL Santoshi with O neend naa mujhako aaye.
24. Farooq Qaiser with Saari saari raat teri yaad sataaye.
25. Naqsh Lyalpuri with Main to har mod par tujhako doonga sadaa.
26. Arzoo Lucknowi with Karun kyaa aas niraas bhaii.
27. Tanvir Naqvi with Awaaz de kahan hai.
28. Gulshan Bawra with Tumhen yaad hoga kabhi ham mile the.

Hence, it would be easy to see that even with all the four parts, I only reached until 30th Jul and hence had three days of Countdown still left. Also, I had 18 movies and 53 songs (that I had originally selected) to go until his last: the 1969 movie Beti.

Therefore, I decided to continue for another week making this as the Final Part or Part V of Countdown with a total of 100 Songs in all five parts. I had to, however, have ten songs on the Final Day of Countdown, ie, 31st Day or 02 Aug 16.

The 35 songs after that would be covered in Part VI though not as part of Countdown but as part of Centenary celebrations for four days.

Day #29 of 31
Song #85

Ladies and gentlemen, I couldn’t put up yesterday since we had a power breakdown that was rectified only by lunch time today. I still have 18 of his movies to go with 53 songs that I had originally selected. Hence, after the countdown until 02 Aug, from his birth anniversary, we shall probably have to continue for another two parts! I had, in between, decided to increase the number of songs everyday but that has not been possible since I couldn’t spare that kind of time.

On day #28 (actually day before yesterday), I gave you two songs from his 1963 movie Bin Baadal Barsaat starring Biswajeet and Asha Parekh. On that night, I actually saw the movie with the magic of Jab jaag uthe armaan, and Zindagi kitani khobsurat hai.

bin badal barsaat

Today, lets take up the third song that I had selected for you: Ik baar zara phir keh do sharma ke mujhe deewaana.

It is a duet between Hemant Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar singing for Biwajeet and Asha Parekh. Composition is that of Hemant Kumar.

Please enjoy: Ik baar zara phir keh do sharma ke mujhe deewana….

he: ik baar zaraa phir kah do
mujhe sharmaake tum diivaanaa
la: aisii miiThii-miiThii baate.n karake
kahaa.N siikhaa hai dil kaa lubhaanaa
he: o jaan-e-jaa.n
ik baar zaraa phir kah do
mujhe sharmaake tum diivaanaa
la: uu.N-huu.N % (OYE HOY, mar jaawaaN)
he: dil lekar raho duur huzuur na hamase
karo itanaa Guruur na hamase
la: o sajanaa, meraa haar si.ngaar tumhii.n ho
meraa dam hai tumhaare hii dam se
he: tum shamaa ho to mai.n huu.N parvaanaa
la: aisii miiThii-miiThii baate.n karake
kahaa.N siikhaa hai dil kaa lubhaanaa
he: o jaan-e-jaa.n
ik baar zaraa phir kah do
mujhe sharmaake tum diivaanaa
la: uu.N-huu.N % (OYE HOY, mar jaawaaN)

he: suno dilbar ye jo diip khushii kaa jalaa hai
meraa pyaar isii me.n Dhalaa hai
la: meraa dil bhii piyaa leke tumhaaraa sahaaraa
na_ii raah pe aaj chalaa hai
he: di_aa tumhii.n ne ummiido.n ko Thikaanaa
la: aisii miiThii-miiThii baate.n karake
kahaa.N siikhaa hai dil kaa lubhaanaa
he: o jaan-e-jaa.n
ik baar zaraa phir kah do
mujhe sharmaake tum diivaanaa
la: uu.N-huu.N % (OYE HOY, mar jaawaaN)

he: tum chaaho to mai.n to.Dake laa duu.N sitaare
ki ho tum mujhe jaan se pyaare
la: kyaa maa.Nguu.N jab mil ga_e tum mujhe sajanaa
mai.n to aa ga_ii bas me.n tumhaare
he: meraa dil hai tumhaaraa nazaraanaa
la: aisii miiThii-miiThii baate.n karake
kahaa.N siikhaa hai dil kaa lubhaanaa
he: o jaan-e-jaa.n
ik baar zaraa phir kah do
mujhe sharmaake tum diivaanaa

% (slow, conversational tempo)

he: kaho na
la: diivaanaa
he: phir kaho
la: diivaanaa
he: phir kaho
la: dii-vaa-na

Day #29 of 31
Song #86

As we come to the next movie of Shakeel, and I have selected as many as five songs of the movie for you, you are bound to ask me: “Is it Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala’s Leader?” I can only answer with a firm: Yes indeed it is.

This was his 21st movie with the music director and his mentor Naushad Ali. The story was written by Dilip Jain. The movie was produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee and directed by Ram Mukherjee.

(Pic courtesy: learningandcreativity.com)
(Pic courtesy: learningandcreativity.com)

The movie had the following songs:

1 “Apni Azadi Ko Hum” Mohammed Rafi 4:38
2 “Dayya Re Dayya” Asha Bhosle 7:12
3 “Ek Shahenshah Ne Banwa Ke” Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar 5:16
4 “Hameen Se Muhabbat” Mohammed Rafi 3:21
5 “Mujhe Duniya Walo” Mohammad Rafi 4:25
6 “Tere Husn Ki Kya Tarif Karun” Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar 4:42
7 “Aaj Hai Pyar Ka Faisla” Lata Mangeshkar 3:30
8 “Aaj Kal Shauqe Deedar Hai” Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhonsle 4:16

Let’s take one of the most popular patriotic songs of our era. This was sung by Mohammad Rafi. Various other artisetes have performed this song in the last 52 years.

Leader was one of the first few movies that exposed the politician-criminal nexus.

Please enjoy: Apni azaadi ko ham hargiz mitaa sakate nahin….

apanii aazaadii ko ham haragiz miTaa sakate nahii.n
sar kaTaa sakate hai.n lekin sar jhukaa sakate nahii.n

hamane sadiyo.n me.n ye aazaadii kii nemat paaii hai
saika.Do.n qurabaaniyaa.N dekar ye daulat paaii hai
muskaraakar khaaii hai.n siino.n pe apane goliyaa.N
kitane viiraano.n se guzare hai.n to jannat paaii hai
Kaak me.n ham apanii izzat ko milaa sakate nahii.n

kyaa chalegii zulm kii ahale vafaa ke saamane
jaa nahii.n sakataa koii sholaa havaa ke saamane
laakh fauje.n le ke aaii aman kaa dushman koii
ruk nahii.n sakataa hamaarii ekataa ke saamane
ham vo patthar hai.n jise dushman hilaa sakate nahii.n

vaqt kii aazaadii ke ham saath chalate jaae.nge
har qadam par zi.ndagii kaa ruK badalate jaae.nge
gar vatan me.n bhii milegaa koI gaddaar-e-vatan
apanii taaqat se ham usakaa sar kuchalate jaae.nge
ek dhokhaa khaa chuke hai.n aur khaa sakate nahii.n

Day #29 of 31
Song #87

The last song for Day #29:

The 1964 movie Leader got Dilip Kumar yet another Filmfare Best Actor award. You can make out why. On one hand he had this super joshila patriotic song: Apni azaadi ko ham hargiz mita sakte nahin. One the other hand, he had this naughty (deliberately so) sharaabi song!

The best part is that the most versatile Mohammad Rafi sang this too with equal ease, on Naushad’s composition.

Please enjoy: Mujhe duniyawaalo shraabi na samajho….

(mujhe duniyaa vaalo.n, sharaabii na samajho
mai.n piitaa nahii.n huu.N, pilaayii gayii hai ) – 2
jahaa.N bekhudii me.n kadam la.Dakha.Daaye
vahii raah mujhako dikhaayii gayii hai
mujhe duniyaa vaalo.n sharaabii na samajho
mai.n piitaa nahii.n huu.N pilaayii gayii hai

nashe me huu.N lekin mujhe ye khabar hai
ke is zindagii me.n sabhii pii rahe.n hai
kisii ko mile hai.n chhalakate piyaale
kisiiko nazar se pilAyii gayii hai
mujhe duniyaa vaalo.n …

zamaane ke yaaro.n, chalan hai.n niraale
yahaa.N tan hai.n ujale, magar dil hai.n kaale
ye duniyaa hai duniyaa yahan mAr Dar ke
dilo.n kii kharaabii chhupaayii gayii hai
mujhe duniyaa vaalo.n …

Appreciating Good Lyrics
Song #29

Last three days of the countdown and I have to select, from the remaining ones, the best three. In this process, ladies and gentlemen, if I miss out any of your favourites, please forgive me.

As you are aware, I started these posts more than three weeks ago to bring home the point that whilst we genuinely love everything that Shakeel wrote, many other contemporary poets and lyricists were also good and popular.

It is, therefore, worth recalling their lyrics too in addition to Shakeel’s. It was the era of good lyrics.

So far, we have taken up in the last twenty-eight days:

1. Shailendra with his Kuchh aur zamaana kehta hai.
2. Rajinder Krishan with his Mujhase mat poochh mere ishq mein.
3. Kaifi Azmi with his Jaane kyaa dhoondati rehati hain ye aankhen mujh mein.
4. Sahir Ludhianvi with Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko.
5. Majrooh Sultanpuri with Teri aankhon ke siwa duniya mein rakha kyaa hai.
6. Jaan Nisar Akhtar with his Mujhape ilzaam-e-bewafai hai.
7. Hasrat Jaipuri with his Aansu bhari hain ye jeevan ki raahen.
8. Qamar Jalalabadi with his Ai meri zindagi tujhe dhoondun kahan.
9. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan with Mera sundar sapna beet gaya.
10. Indeevar with Bade armaano se rakha hai balam teri kasam.
11. DN Madhok with Man ka taar hila ja
12. Kidar Sharma with Teri duniya mein dil lagta nahin waapas bula le.
13. Kavi Pradeep with Insaan ka insaan se ho bhaichara.
14. Pt. Indra Chandra with Baag laga doon sajani.
15. Anjaan with Tumhen zindagi ke ujaale mubarak.
16. Anand Bakshi with Chand si mehbooba ho meri kab.
17. Prem Dhawan with Seene mein sulagate hain armaan.
18. Neeraj with Aaj ki raat badi shokh badi natkhat hai.
19. Bharat Vyas with Saranga teri yaad mein.
20. Gulzar with his Tum pukaar lo, tumhaara intezaar hai.
21. Pt. Narendra Sharma with Woh chand nahin hai dil hai.
22. Pandit Sudarshan with Zindagi hai pyaar se pyaar se bitaaye jaa.
23. PL Santoshi with O neend naa mujhako aaye.
24. Farooq Qaiser with Saari saari raat teri yaad sataye.
25. Naqsh Lyalpuri with Main to har mod par tujhako doonga sadaa.
26. Arzoo Lucknowi with Karun kyaa aas niraas bhaii.
27. Tanvir Naqvi with Awaaz de kahan hai.
28. Gulshan Bawra with Tumhen yaad hoga kabhi hum mile the.

Today we take up our 29th Lyricist Khumar Barabankwi‘s creation.

I had to keep, for the last three days, some of the best. And, you will agree with me that Khumar is amongst the best with such delightful songs as: Bhula nahin dena ji bhula nahin dena, Dil ki mehfil saji hai chale aayiye, Saaj ho tum awaaz hoon main, and his famous ghazal that Hariharan sang as late as in 1994: Mujhe phir wohi yaad aane lage hain, jinhe bhholne mein zamaane lage hain!

First of all, Barabanki, the place of birth of Muhammad Haider Khan, who later took up the takahllus of Khumar (Intoxicated; from the Arabic word for wine=khum), is less than 300 kms from Badayun in Uttar Pradesh, the birthplace of Shakeel! This is roughly the distance between Delhi and Chandigarh.

Khumar was born there on 20 Sep 1919, three years after Shakeel.

Khumar Barabankwi

Unlike Shakeel (Handsome), who had only a distant uncle who was interested in poetry, Khumar had a whole family: His father Dr. Ghulam Haider wrote salams and marsiyas under pen name ‘Bahar’. “His uncle ‘Qaraar Barabnkvi’ was a well-known poet of Barabanki who guided Khumar in young age and did Islah (Corrections) to his poetry. His brother Kazim Haider ‘Nigar’ who died in early age was also a poet”.

Jigar Moradabadi, who inspired Majrooh Sultanpuri too, inspired Khumar in mushairas.

His first movie was also an AR Kardar movie with Music Director Naushad: the 1946 movie Shahjehan with KL Saigal in the title role. By now you recall that Shakeel’s was AR kardar’s 1947 movie Dard with Naushad with the most beautiful song: Afsaana likh rahi hoon.

Khumar too penned a Tasveer song that became super hit. Whereas, Shakeel wrote the 1952 movie Deewana song sung by Mohammad Rafi (I have already given you that): Tasveer banaata hoon teri khoon-e-jigar se; Khumar wrote an equally beautiful number for the 1955 movie Baradari that was composed not by Naushad but by Nashad!

At this juncture, you are bound to ask me if I live by music and songs to know these details. Well, I live by Shakeel’s songs and I also know, by comparison, matching lyrics. My adoration is, therefore, not mere fancy.

There is one more why I should like this Tasveer song too quite a lot and for those who have been following me, here is the hint: It has something in common with Shakeel’s Chaudhvin ka chand ho, Suhaani raat dhal chuki, and Tanvir Naqvi’s Awaaz de kahan hai (that I gave you day before yesterday).

Okay, that was easy to guess; thank you for being in sync with me. These were all composed in the Raag of my home-station (in the hills): Raag Pahadi. This one, though is in Tal Kaherava.

Please enjoy Talat Mehmood sing: Tasveer banata hoon, tasveer nahin banati…..

tasaviir banaataa huu.N, tasaviir nahii.n banatI, tasaviir nahii.n banatI
ek khvaab saa dekhaa hai, taabIr nahii.n banatI, tasaviir nahii.n banatI
tasaviir banaataa huu.N …

bedard muhabbat kA, itanaa saa hai afasaanaa – 2
nazaro.n se milii nazare.n, mai.n ho gayaa dIvaanaa
ab dil ke bahalane kii, tadabIr nahii.n banatI, tasaviir nahii.n banatI
tasaviir banaata huu.N …

dam bhar ke liye merI, duniyA me.n chale aao – 2
tarasii huI aa.Nkho.n ko, phir shakl dikhaa jaao
mujhase to merI biga.Dii, takadIr nahii.n banatI, tasaviir nahii.n banatI
tasaviir banaata huu.N …

Day #30 of 31
Song #88

Last two days of the countdown to the Birth Centenary of Shakeel Badauni. It is literally an august month in which someone as Shakeel (handsome) as him should be born. They say ‘Handsom is that who handsome does’. In his case he wrote handsomely.

Likhane waalon ne bahut likhe dil ke kalaam,
Ham to phir bhi rahe Shakeel ke ghulaam,
Woh dard ke afsaane sunaate rahe,
Ham sunte rahe aur karte rahe jhuk ke salaam.

The 1964 movie Leader, however, had no “dard ke afsaane” since it was a rebellious movie. However, it had a song that was of a genre’ for which Shakeel got two of his Filmfare awards; that is, to describe the beauty of the woman.

This was as popular, if not more, as the other Husn songs; though a little bit on the naughty side, in keeping with the image of Dilip Kumar in the movie.

Being a duet, it has been sung by Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar. Naushad composed it in the evening Raaga: Kalyan, Tal Kaherava.

Please enjoy the ever popular: Tere husn ki kyaa tareef karun, kuchh kehte huye bhi darta hoon…..

rafii: (dhiime)
tere husn kii kyA taariif karuu.N
kuchh kahate hue bhI Darataa huu.N

(tej)
tere husn kii kyA taariif karuu.N
tere husn kii
tere husn kii kyA taariif karuu.N
kuchh kahate hue bhI Darataa huu.N
kahii.n bhuul se tU nA samajh baiThe
kii mai.n tujhase mohabbat karataa huu.N

lataa: mere dil me.n kasak sI hotI hai, mere dil me.n
mere dil me.n kasak sI hotI hai
tere raah se jab mai.n guzaratii huu.N
is baat se ye nA samajh lenaa
kii mai.n tujhase mohabbat karatii huu.N

rafii: (terI baat me giito.n kii saragam
terI chaal me paayal kii chham chham ) – 2
koI dekh le tujhako ek najar – 2
mar jaae.n terI aa.Nkho.n kasam
mai.n bhI huu.N ajab ik dIvaanaa
marataa huu.N nA aahe.n bharataa huu.N
kahii.n bhuul se tU nA samajh baiThe
kii mai.n tujhase mohabbat karataa huu.N

dono: aa…

lataa: (mere saamane jab tU AtA hai
jii dhak se meraa ho jaataa hai ) – 2
letii hai tamannaa a.nga.Daayii – 2
dil jaane kahaa.N kho jaataa hai
mahasuus ye hotA hai mujhako
jaise mai.n terA dam bharatii huu.N
is baat se ye nA samajh lenaa
kii mai.n tujhase mohabbat karatii huu.N

rafii: tere husn kii kyA taariif karuu.n
kuchh kahate hue bhI Darataa huu.N
kahii.n bhuul se tU nA samajh baiThe
kii mai.n tujhase mohabbat karataa huu.N

Day #30 of 31
Song #89

So far, you would have noticed, that the 1964 movie Leader songs happen to be full of zest, as was the case with Shakeel’s 1960 movie Kohinoor that was devised to give a happy break to the “tragedy king” Dilip Kumar since he had gone into depression doing all the lugubrious roles.

In Leader, Dilip Kumar was a lawyer who had taken to publishing a newspaper. Vyjayanthimala was a princess that he had started loving. She joined him in exposing the criminal-politician nexus. But, he himself was accused of murdering a political leader in the run-up to the general elections.

Leader Movie2

This song is Dilip Kumar’s response to the anger of Vyjayanthimala and also became very popular. Once again, Mohammad Rafi sang it.

Please enjoy: Hamin se mohabbat, hamin se ladaayi, are maar daala duhaai duhaai….

hamii.n se muhabbat hamii.n se la.Daa_ii
are maar Daalaa duhaa_ii duhaa_ii
abhii naasamajh ho uThaao na Kha.njar – 2
kahii.n mu.D na jaaye tumhaarii kalaa_ii

sitam aaj mujh par jo tum Dhaa rahii ho ho
ba.Dii Khuubasuurat nazar aa rahii ho
ye jii chaahataa hai ke Khud jaan de duu.N -2
muhabbat me.n aaye na tum par buraa_ii

hame.n husn kii har adaa hai gavaaraa
hasiino.n kaa Gussaa bhii lagataa hai pyaaraa
udhar tum ne tiir-e-nazar dil pe maaraa – 2
idhar hamane bhii jaan par choT khaa_ii
% I may be wrong about this last line

karo Khuun tum yuu.N na mere jigar kaa
bas ik vaar kaafii hai tirchhii nazar kaa
yahii pyaar ko aazamaane ke din hai.n – 2
kiye jaao ham se yuu.N hii bevafaa_ii

Day #30 of 31
Song #90

And now for the last (the fifth one that I had promised) song of the 1964 movie Leader starring Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala, the 21st movie in which Shakeel Badayuni paired with Naushad Ali.

I have always shown this song for the contrasting styles of Shakeel Badayuni and Sahir Ludhianvi. Sahir’s focus of poetry was the social inequities of that era and hence Taj Mahal was a symbol of the inequities between an emperor and the poor people. Hence he wrote:

“Ek Shahenshah ne banwa ke haseen Taj Mahal,
Ham gareebon ki mohabbat ka udhaya hai mazaak”

The same Taj Mahal, to Shakeel, was a symbol of Love.

Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar sang this song together for Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala when they visit the Taj Mahal.

Naushad, the master of compositions in Raagas, based it on Raag Lalit, Tal Dadra.

Please enjoy: Ek shahenshah ne banwa ke haseen Taj Mahal,
Saari duniya ko mohabbat ki neeshani di hai…

ek shahanshaah ne banavaa ke hasI.n taajamahal
saarii duniyaa ko muhabbat kii nishaanii dii hai
isake saaye me sadaa pyaar ke charche ho.nge
khatm jo ho naa sakegii vo kahaanii dii hai
ek shahanshaah ne banavaake …

taaj vo shammaa hai ulfat ke sanam khaane kii
jisake paravaano me mufalis bhii zaradaar bhii hai
sa.ng-e-maramar me samaae hue khvaabo.n kii qasam
marahale pyaar ke aasaan bhii dush{}vaar bhii hai.n
dil ko ek josh iraado.n ko javaanii dii hai
ek shahanshaah ne banavaake …

taaj ik zindaa tasavvur hai kisii shaayar kaa
isaka afasaanaa hakiikat ke sivaa kuchh bhii nahii
isake aagosh me aakar ye gumaa.n hotaa hai
zindagii jaise muhabbat ke sivaa kuchh bhii nahii
taaj ne pyaar kii maujo.n ko ra_vaanii dii hai
ek shahanshaah ne banavaake …

ye hasI.n raat ye mahakii huii puranUr fazaa
ho ijaazat to ye dil ishq kaa izahaar kare
ishq insaan ko insaan banaa detaa hai
kisakii himmat hai muhabbat se jo inakaar kare
aaj takadIr ne ye raat suhaanii dii hai
ek shahanshaah ne banavaake …

Appreciating Good Lyrics
Song #30

Last two days of the countdown and you would be surprised that if a lyricist of the calibre of Khumar Barabankwi came up on the third last day and today I have someone of the high calibre of Asad Bhopali, who would be there on the last day?

Have faith in my planning please.

As you are aware, I started these posts more than three weeks ago to bring home the point that whilst we genuinely love everything that Shakeel wrote, many other contemporary poets and lyricists were also good and popular.

It is, therefore, worth recalling their lyrics too in addition to Shakeel’s. It was the era of good lyrics.

So far, we have taken up in the last twenty-nine days:

1. Shailendra with his Kuchh aur zamaana kehta hai.
2. Rajinder Krishan with his Mujhase mat poochh mere ishq mein.
3. Kaifi Azmi with his Jaane kyaa dhoondati rehati hain ye aankhen mujh mein.
4. Sahir Ludhianvi with Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko.
5. Majrooh Sultanpuri with Teri aankhon ke siwa duniya mein rakha kyaa hai.
6. Jaan Nisar Akhtar with his Mujhape ilzaam-e-bewafai hai.
7. Hasrat Jaipuri with his Aansu bhari hain ye jeevan ki raahen.
8. Qamar Jalalabadi with his Ai meri zindagi tujhe dhoondun kahan.
9. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan with Mera sundar sapna beet gaya.
10. Indeevar with Bade armaano se rakha hai balam teri kasam.
11. DN Madhok with Man ka taar hila ja
12. Kidar Sharma with Teri duniya mein dil lagta nahin waapas bula le.
13. Kavi Pradeep with Insaan ka insaan se ho bhaichara.
14. Pt. Indra Chandra with Baag laga doon sajani.
15. Anjaan with Tumhen zindagi ke ujaale mubarak.
16. Anand Bakshi with Chand si mehbooba ho meri kab.
17. Prem Dhawan with Seene mein sulagate hain armaan.
18. Neeraj with Aaj ki raat badi shokh badi natkhat hai.
19. Bharat Vyas with Saranga teri yaad mein.
20. Gulzar with his Tum pukaar lo, tumhaara intezaar hai.
21. Pt. Narendra Sharma with Woh chand nahin hai dil hai.
22. Pandit Sudarshan with Zindagi hai pyaar se pyaar se bitaaye jaa.
23. PL Santoshi with O neend naa mujhako aaye.
24. Farooq Qaiser with Woh jab yaad aaye bahut yaad aaye.
25. Naqsh Lyalpuri with Main to har mod par tujhako doonga sadaa.
26. Arzoo Lucknowi with Karun kyaa aas niraas bhaii.
27. Tanvir Naqvi with Awaaz de kahan hai.
28. Gulshan Bawra with Tumhen yaad hoga kabhi hum mile the.
29. Khumar Barabankwi with Tasveer banaata hoon tasveer nahin banati.

Today we take up our 30th and 2nd last Lyricist Asad Bhopali’s creation.

Asad Bhopali was born as Asadullah Khan on 10th Jul 1921 (5 years after Shakeel), in Bhopal. Just four days back I gave you the contribution of Arzoo Lucknowi and that poet and lyricist was indirectly responsible for getting Asad in the movies. Well, what happened was that Arzoo migrated to Pakistan after writing just two songs of the 1949 movie Duniya and the makers of the movie: Fazli Brothers were looking for a new Lyricist. This is somewhat similar to how C Ramchandra came in to compose the songs of the 1953 movie Anarkali after its original composer Vasanth Prakash died after recording just one Geeta Dutt song: Aa jaane wafa.

After having taken the first step to become a lyricist in 1949 movie Duniya, Asad established himself with the 1951 BR Chopra movie Afsana.

He went on to write such beautiful numbers as:

1. Zindagi bhar gham judaai ka mujhe tadpaayega in 1957 movie Miss Bombay, a composition of hansraj Behl sung beautifully by Mohammad Rafi.
2. Main khushnaseeb hoon mujhako kisi ka pyaar mila in 1962 movie Tower House starring Ajit and Shakeela; a composition of Ravi sung by Mukesh.
3. Sau baar janam lenge, sau baar fanaa honge in 1963 movie Ustaadon Ke Ustaad starring Pradeep Kumar and Shakeela, a composition of Ravi sung by Rafi.
4. Ajnabee tum jaane pehchaane se lagate ho in 1965 movie Hum Sab Ustaad Hain, a composition of Laxmikant Pyarelal sung as a duet by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar.
5. Ham tumase judaa hoke mar jaayege ro ro ke in 1965 movie Ek Sapera Ek Lutera starring Feroze Khan; a composition of Usha Khanna sung by Rafi.

You would also recall his having penned the songs of the 1989 movie Maine Pyaar Kiya with such songs as Dil deewana bin sajna ke maane na; and Kabootar jaa jaa jaa.

For its lyrical excellence and matching lyrics with Shakeel Badayuni, lets take up the very first song that comes to one’s mind when one thinks of Asad Bhopali.

This all-time super-hit song is from the 1963 movie Parasmani starring Geetanjali and Mahipal and sung for them by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi. Laxmikant Pyarelal composed it in Raag Kalyan, Tal Kaherava.

Please enjoy: Woh jab yaad aaye bahut yaad aaye….

vo jab yaad aae bahut yaad aae
Gam-e-zi.ndagii ke a.ndhere me.n hamane
chiraag-e-muhabbat jalaae bujhaae

aahaTe.n jaag uThii.n raaste ha.ns diye
thaamakar dil uThe ham kisii ke liye
ka_ii baar aisaa bhii dhokhaa huaa hai
chale aa rahe hai.n vo nazare.n jhukaae

dil sulagane lagaa ashq bahane lage
jaane kyaa-kyaa hame.n log kahane lage
magar rote-rote ha.nsii aa ga_ii hai
Kayaalo.n me.n aake vo jab muskuraae

vo judaa kyaa hue zi.ndagii kho ga_ii
shammaa jalatii rahii roshanii kho ga_ii
bahut koshishe.n kii.n magar dil na bahalaa
ka_ii saaz chhe.De ka_ii giit gaae

Day #31 of 31
Song #91

And finally the last day of the countdown. Tonight, I shall be posting a total of ten songs (still maintaining the chronological order) so as to make it a hundred before Shakeel’s birth centenary only a few hours away now.

His next movie in 1964 Kaise Kahoon was a unique one in that for the first time since 1947 movie Dard (his first one), for the first time in his 42 movies until then, he paired with Sachin Dev Burman.

Kaise-Kahoon-Hindi-1964-500x500

The movie had seven songs as below:

1. Dil kaa dard niraalaa
2. Haule\-haule jiyaa Dole
3. Kaise kahuu.N tujhase jiyaa kii mai.n batiyaa.N
4. Man se chi.ntaa kii ghaTaa duur ho jaa
5. Manamohan man me.n ho tumhii.n
6. Tum hame.n pyaar karo yaa na karo
7. Kisi ki mohabbat mein.

We shall be taking up two of these.

The first one, Manmohan man mein ho tumhin, was composed by SD Burman in Raag Adana, Tal Tintal. The bhajan once again reflects the mastery of Shakeel over this genre’ of music.

Mohammad Rafi, Sudha Malhotra and SD Batish have sung this.

Please enjoy: Manmoham man 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~

Day #31 of 31
Song #92

The 1964 movie Kaise Kahoon was directed by Atma Ram and starred Biswajeet with Nanda.

We shall take up another song from the movie; a song that reflects the same kind of irony that was there in Amar’s Na milata gham to barbaadi ke afsaane kahan jaate. Indeed, the reason that I ahave labelled him the King of Irony is only for these kind of songs.

As with the Amar song, this too has been sung by Lata Mangeshkar, exactly ten years after the Amar song.

Please enjoy: Tum hamen pyaar karo yaa na karo, ham tumhen pyaar kiye jaayenge…..

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 #31 of 31
Song #93

We progress to the 1964 movie Door Ki Awaz in which Shakeel Badayuni was back with Ravi, the 9th movie of the pair together (they would do three more: Phool Aur Patthar, Do Badan, and Aurat; but those I shall take up after tomorrow).

Door-Ki-Awaz-1964-500x500

The movie had the following songs; a most successful movie as far as songs were concerned:

1.”Husn Se Chand Bhi Sharmaya Hai ” – Mohammed Rafi
2. “Ek Musafir Ko Dunia Me Kya Chahiye ” – Mohammed Rafi
3. “Hum Bhi Agar Bachche Hote, Happy Birthday To You” – Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey
4. “Muqaddar Aajamaanaa Chaahataa Hoon” – Mohammed Rafi
5. “Banaa Ke Meraa Muqaddar, Kyaa Yun Hi Ruth Ke” – Mohammed Rafi
6. “Dil Mera Aaj Kho Gaya Hai Kahin “- Mohammed Rafi
7. “Tut Gayi Mere Man Ki Muraliya ” – Asha Bhosle
8. “Mohe Tirchhi Najariya Na Maro” – Asha Bhosle
9. “Haathon Men Haath Honthon Pe Afasaane Pyaar Ke ” – Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi

We shall be taking up as many as five of these songs; it is easy to guess which of these five!

Since two of the songs of Husn with Ravi got Shakeel two consecutive Filmfare awards: Chaudhvinh ka Chand, and Husn waale tera jawaab nahin, it was hoped that this too may fetch another. It didn’t but it is still a beautiful song on beauty of a female.

Please enjoy Mohammad Rafi sing: Husn se chand bhi sharmaaya hai…

( husn se chaa.Nd bhii sharamaayaa hai
terii suurat ne gazab Dhaayaa hai ) -2

haay in pyaar me.n Duubii hu_ii aa.Nkho.n kii qasam
aadamii kyaa hai farishto.n ke bahak jaa_e.N qadam
bin pi_e mujhape nashaa chhaayaa hai
terii suurat ne …

jab se paayaa hai tujhe hosh nahii.n hai mujhako
yaa to ye sach hai ki dekh rahaa huu.N tujhako
yaa ko_ii Kvaab nazar aayaa hai
terii suurat ne …

muskaraa_e.N jo tere lab to bahaare.n aa_ii.n
khil ga_e phuul pa.Dii terii jahaa.N parachhaa_ii.n
tuune gulashan meraa mahakaayaa hai
terii suurat ne …

Day #31 of 31
Song #94

The 1964 movie Door Ki Awaz was directed by Devendra Goel and starred Joy Mukherjee, Saira Bano, Pran, Johnny Walker and Om Prakash.

Lets take up the third song from the movie. It is a children’s song and just like Shakeel’s Dadi amma, dadi amma maan jaayo; and Nanha munna rahi hoon, it is the evergreen birthday song.

Please enjoy Mohammad Rafi, Asha Bhosle and Manna Dey sing: Ham bhi agar bachche hote….

ham bhii agar bachche hote -2
naam hamaaraa hotaa gabaluu babaluu
khaane ko milate laDDuu
aur duniyaa kahatii #‪#‎happy‬ birthday to you##
##happy birthday to you##

ko_ii laataa gu.Diyaa, moTar, rel
to ko_ii laataa phirakii, laTTuu
ko_ii chaabii kaa TaTTuu
aur duniyaa kahatii ##happy birthday to you##
##happy birthday to you##

( kitanii pyaarii hotii hai ye bholii sii umar
na naukarii kii chintaa na roTii kii phikar ) -2
nanhe-munne hote ham to dete sau hukum
piichhe-piichhe #‪#‎papa‬-mummy## banake naukar
#‪#‎chocolate‬, biscuit, toffee## khaate aur piite dudduu
aur duniyaa kahatii ##happy birthday to you##
##happy birthday to you##

( kaise-kaise naKare karate gharawaalo.n se ham
pal me.n ha.Nsate pal me.n rote karate naak me.n dam ) -2
akka.D-bakka.D lukka-chhupii kabhii chhu_aa-chhuu
karate din bhar hallaa-gullaa da.ngaa aur udham
aur kabhii zid par a.D jaate jaise a.Diyal TaTTuu
aur duniyaa kahatii ##happy birthday to you##
##happy birthday to you##

( ab to ye hai haal ke jab se biitaa bachapan
maa.N se jhaga.Daa baap se Takkar biiwii se anaban ) -2
kolhuu ke ham bail bane hai.n dhobii ke gadhe
duniyaa bhar ke DaNDe sar pe khaaye.n danaadan
bachapan apanaa hotaa to na karate Dhe.Nchuu-Dhe.Nchuu
aur duniyaa kahatii ##happy birthday to you##
##happy birthday to you##

Day #31 of 31
Song #95

As promised, the fifth song of the day is the third song from the 1964 movie Door Ki Awaz. Johnny Walker was given a number of super hit songs by Op Nayyar such as Ai dil hai mushkil jeena yahan. SD Burman gave him the famous Sar jo tera chakraaye in 1957 movie Pyaasa.

Here in Door Ki Awaz, Ravi gave him two super hit songs: Ham bhi bachche hote that we listened to just now and this train song that is so funny. It was very popular during our times.

This was sung by Mohammad Rafi.

Hats off to both Shakeel and Rafi for such comical songs too, whilst their forte’ was serious and sad songs; the hallmark of geniuses.

Please enjoy: Ik mussafir ko duniya mein kyaa chahiye….

ik musaafir ko duniyaa me.n kyaa chaahi_e
sirf tho.Dii sii dil me.n jagah chaahi_e
baiTh jaa_uu.N

o moTe laalaa tuune kiyaa hai kaisaa chhal
#‪#‎Ticket‬## teraa #‪#‎single‬## magar tuu #‪#‎double‬## -2
khisak zaraa pyaare sarak zaraa pyaare -2
aisii #‪#‎body‬## me.n dil bhii ba.Daa chaahi_e
ik musaafir ko …

o lambii daa.Dhii vaale tuu gussaa mat kar
hame.n bhii jagah de-de zaraa Kudaa se Dar
khisak zaraa pyaare sarak zaraa pyaare -2
teraa #‪#‎photo‬## na teraa pataa chaahi_e
ik musaafir ko …

ham par bhii kar do zaraa inaayat kii nazar
Kushii se kaT jaa_e hamaaraa bhii safar
khisak zaraa pyaare sarak zaraa pyaare -2
yuu.N kisii kaa na dil to.Danaa chaahi_e
ik musaafir ko …

Day #31 of 31
Song #96

We have two more songs to go from the 1964 Devendra Goel movie Door Ki Awaz starring Joy Mukherjee, Saira Bano, Pran, Om Prakash and Johnnie Walker.

Imagine the dictates of the movie script that Shakeel had to pen funny and children’s songs and he did that with ease.

This one is light-hearted and naughty romance between Joy Mukherjee and Saira Bano. It has been sung by Mohammad Rafi.

Please enjoy: Dil mera aaj kho gaya hai kahin, aap ke paanv ke neeche to nahin?

dil meraa aaj kho gayaa hai kahii.n
aapake paa.Nv ke niiche to nahii.n

yuu.N nazar pher ke mat jaa_i_e ruki_e to zaraa
aapako merii qasam Thahari_e suni_e to zaraa
hai jahaa.N aap meraa dil hai vahii.n
aapake paa.Nv ke …

kis tarah dil kii mai.n tauhiin ga.nvaaraa kar luu.N
aapakii bholii nigaaho.n pe bharosaa kar luu.N
dil churaataa nahii.n hai kaun kahii.n
aapake paa.Nv ke …

dil churaayaa ho to pahaluu me.n chhupaa_e rakhi_e
zindagii bhar mujhe diivaanaa banaa_e rakhi_e
lekin ek baar dilaa diiji_e yaqii.n
aapake paa.Nv ke …

Day #31 of 31
Song #97

Four songs of 1964 movie Door Ki Awaz so far and all funny, comical and light-hearted. At this juncture you are bound to ask me wasn’t there a single song in the movie that was sad and hence in sync with the skill of Shakeel?

Well, indeed, there was one and Mohammad Rafi sang it so well that it was an instant super-hit.

Please enjoy: Kyaa younhi rooth ke jaane ko mohabbat ki thi….

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 #31 of 31
Song #98

Last three songs to complete the 100 songs for the hundredth birth anniversary of the greatest poety and lyricist: Shakeel from a small town of Badayun in West UP.

That would leave us some thirty songs or so that I have selected for you until his last movie, the 1969 movie Beti. We shall take up these in the four days after the centenary so as to complete five weeks of the tribute in totality. Still to come will be songs of, for example, Do Badan, Dil Diya Dard Liya, Palki, Noorjehan, Sughursh and Aadmi.

Have patience. I shall not leave you before we have completed all.

Lets take his 45th movie, a S Khalil movie titled Benazir, the second and the last movie in which SD Burman paired with him.

Benazir

The movie had the following songs:

1. Gam nahin gar zindagi veeran hai Asha Bhonsle
2. Main shola main barkha Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd. Rafi
3. Mil ja re jane jana Lata Mangeshkar
4. Dil mein ek jane tamanna ne Mohd. Rafi
5. Alvida jaane wafa meri manzil aa Lata Mangeshkar
6. Baharon ki mehfil suhani rahegi Lata Mangeshkar
7. Husn ki baharen liye aaye they sanam Lata Mangeshkar
8. Mubarak hai woh dil jisko kisi se Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar
9. Ya gafoor rahim ya allah

You would have noticed that Shakeel was back in this movie with sad songs that he was best at.

Lets take up the first song. It is said that Meena Kumari wasn’t an accomplished dancer like Vyjayanthimala, Asha Parekh and others. However, what she wanted to convey through dancing, she always did, backed by superb histrionics.

She did it in this song sung by Asha Bhosle on a composition by SD Burman.

Please enjoy: Gham nahin gar zindagi veeran hai….

miinaa kumaarii
hame.n apanaa ilaaz-e-dard-e-dil karanaa bhii aataa hai
ham aise jiine waale hai.n jinhe.n maranaa bhii aataa hai

Gam nahii.n
( Gam nahii.n gar zi.ndagii viiraan hai
ishq par ye jaan bhii qurbaan hai ) -2
Gam nahii.n gar zi.ndagii viiraan hai

hamane sab kuchh kho ke sab kuchh paa liyaa -2
apane dil ko har tarah har tarah samajhaa liyaa
ab ko_ii hasarat hai naa aramaan hai -2
Gam nahii.n gar zi.ndagii viiraan hai
ishq par ye jaan bhii qurbaan hai
Gam nahii.n gar zi.ndagii viiraan hai

chand aa.Nsuu pyaar kii daulat nahii.n -2
ro ke jiine me.n ko_ii ko_ii lazzat nahii.n
ha.Ns ke mar jaanaa wafaa kii shaan hai
ishq par ye jaan bhii qurbaan hai

Day #31 of 31
Song #99

The second song of the 1964 movie Benazir that I have selected for you has been sung by Mohammad Rafi.

As the second last song for the countdown to his birth centenary, it is a show case song of his lyrical excellence.

Also, brief though the appearances of Shashi Kapoor and Tanuja in the movie, they both did very well indeed. Shashi always has done a good job acting on good poetry, eg, in Kanyadaan (Hasrat Jaipuri’s): Meri zindagi mein aate to ye aur baat hoti; and in Dharamputra: Bhool sakata hai bhala kaun tumhaari aankhen? (Sahir’s).

Please enjoy this happy Shakeel song: Dil mein ek jaane tamanna ne jagah paayi hai…..

aaj shiishe me.n baar-baar unhe.n dil kii suurat dikhaa_ii detii hai
apanii suurat nazar nahii.n aatii merii suurat dikhaa_ii detii hai

dil me.n ek jaan-e-tamannaa ne jagah paa_ii hai
aaj gulashan me.n nahii.n ghar me.n bahaar aa_ii hai

aa gayaa aa gayaa mere tasavvur me.n ko_ii paradaanashiin -2
aaj har chiiz nazar aatii hai mujhako hasii.n
kyaa karuu.N mai.n ba.Dii dilakash merii tanhaa_ii hai
aaj gulashan me.n nahii.n …

bahakii-bahakii nashaa-e-husn me.n kho_ii-kho_ii
jaise Kyaalo.n kii ra.ngiin rubaa_ii ko_ii
dil ke shiishe me.n parii ban ke utar aa_ii hai
aaj gulashan me.n nahii.n …

husn ke saamane izahaar-e-vafaa hai mushkil -2
kaash chhup kar hii vo sun le meraa naalaa-e-dil
jisane pyaar kii ma.nzil mujhe dikhalaa_ii hai
aaj gulashan me.n nahii.n …

Day #31 of 31
Song #100

The hundredth song for the hundredth birth anniversary of Shakeel Badayuni – my all time favourite poet and lyricist. His songs, ghazals and nazams strike the right chords with me and make me wistfully recall that era when good lyrics ruled the movies. Indeed, some movies became super-hits only on the strength of their songs.

His 46th movie was a Nisar Ahmad Ansari movie called Zindagi Aur Maut, in which, for the first time, he paired with Music Director C Ramchandra of Anarkali fame.

The 1965 movie Zindagi Aur Maut was a low budget movie; a spy thriller. It starred Bela Bose, Nilofar, Pradeep Kumar, and Johnny Walker.

There is a song in the movie that is the perfect song to end this 100 songs tribute. It is a happy song too!

It was sung by Mahendra Kapoor and also by Asha Bhosle.

Please enjoy: Dil laga kar ham ye samajhe zindagi kyaa cheez hai…

#‪#‎Asha‬##

baad muddat ke mile to, is tarah dekhaa mujhe
jis tarah ek ajanabii par ajanabii Daale nazar
aapane ye bhii na sochaa dostii kyaa chiiz hai

pahale-pahale aap hii apanaa baiThe hame.n
phir na jaane kisali_e dil se bhulaa baiThe hame.n
ab hu_aa maaluum hamako beruKii kyaa chiiz hai

pyaar sachchaa hai meraa to dekh lenaa, ai sanam
aap aakar to.D de.nge Kud merii za.njiir-e-Gam
bandaa par.hvar jaan le.nge bandagii kyaa chiiz hai

#‪#‎Mahendra‬ Kapoor##

dil lagaakar ham ye samajhe, zi.ndagii kyaa chiiz hai
ishq kahate.n hai.n kise aur, aashiqii kyaa chiiz hai

haay ye ruKasaar ke shole, ye baahe.n marmarii
aapase milakar ye do baate.n, samajh me.n aa ga_ii.n
dhuup kisakaa naam hai aur chaa.Ndanii kyaa chiiz hai

aapakii shoKii ne kyaa-kyaa, ruup dikhalaa_e hame.n
aapakii aa.Nkho.n ne kyaa-kyaa, jaam pilavaa_e hame.n
hosh kho baiThe to jaanaa, beKudii kyaa chiiz hai

aapakii raaho.n me.n jabase hamane rakhaa hai qadam -2
hamako ye mahasuus hotaa hai ki hai.n ma.nzil pe ham
koii kyaa jaane mohabbat kii khushii kyaa chiiz hai

Appreciating Good Lyrics
Song #31

No looking down but let me see how many of you have been able to guess the last lyricist in the countdown so as to make the last day special? Please write in the comments below if you were indeed able to guess.

As you are aware, I started these posts more than three weeks ago to bring home the point that whilst we genuinely love everything that Shakeel wrote, many other contemporary poets and lyricists were also good and popular.

1. Shailendra with his Kuchh aur zamaana kehta hai.
2. Rajinder Krishan with his Mujhase mat poochh mere ishq mein.
3. Kaifi Azmi with his Jaane kyaa dhoondati rehati hain ye aankhen mujh mein.
4. Sahir Ludhianvi with Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko.
5. Majrooh Sultanpuri with Teri aankhon ke siwa duniya mein rakha kyaa hai.
6. Jaan Nisar Akhtar with his Mujhape ilzaam-e-bewafai hai.
7. Hasrat Jaipuri with his Aansu bhari hain ye jeevan ki raahen.
8. Qamar Jalalabadi with his Ai meri zindagi tujhe dhoondun kahan.
9. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan with Mera sundar sapna beet gaya.
10. Indeevar with Bade armaano se rakha hai balam teri kasam.
11. DN Madhok with Man ka taar hila ja.
12. Kidar Sharma with Teri duniya mein dil lagta nahin waapas bula le.
13. Kavi Pradeep with Insaan ka insaan se ho bhaichara.
14. Pt. Indra Chandra with Baag laga doon sajani.
15. Anjaan with Tumhen zindagi ke ujaale mubarak.
16. Anand Bakshi with Chand si mehbooba ho meri kab.
17. Prem Dhawan with Seene mein sulagate hain armaan.
18. Neeraj with Aaj ki raat badi shokh badi natkhat hai.
19. Bharat Vyas with Saranga teri yaad mein.
20. Gulzar with his Tum pukaar lo, tumhaara intezaar hai.
21. Pt. Narendra Sharma with Woh chand nahin hai dil hai.
22. Pandit Sudarshan with Zindagi hai pyaar se pyaar se bitaaye jaa.
23. PL Santoshi with O neend naa mujhako aaye.
24. Farooq Qaiser with Saari saari raat teri yaad sataaye.
25. Naqsh Lyalpuri with Main to har mod par tujhako doonga sadaa.
26. Arzoo Lucknowi with Karun kyaa aas niraas bhaii.
27. Tanvir Naqvi with Awaaz de kahan hai.
28. Gulshan Bawra with Tumhen yaad hoga kabhi hum mile the.
29. Khumar Barabankwi with Tasveer banaata hoon tasveer nahin banati.
30. Asad Bhopali with Woh jab yaad aaye.

Today we take up our 31st and last Lyricist SH Bihari‘s creation, the most under-rated of all Lyricists in the Hindi film industry.

Shamshul Huda Bihari (SH Bihari) was born in 1922 in the district of Ara in Bihar and died on 25 Feb 1987 of a heart attack. He graduated from Presidency College in Calcutta.

SH Bihari

In 1947, he moved to Bombay from Calcutta and took up writing lyrics for Hindi songs in the movies. In the late fifties and sixties, his work, particularly his partnership with composer OP Nayyar and the singer Asha Bhosle was exceptionally popular.

His debut in Hindi movies was with the 1954 movie Shart, wherein two of his songs are my all time favourites: Naa yeh chand hoga naa sitaare rahenge; and Dekho woh chand chhupake karta hai kyaa ishaare. These are particularly dear to me since they have been sung by my favourite singer Hemant Kumar.

Some of his other popular songs are (not in any order):

1. Aap youn hi agar hamase milate rahe (Mohammad Rafi, Asha Bhosle singing on the composition of OP Nayyar in 1962 movie Ek Musafir Ek Haseena)
2. Chain se hamako kabhi aap ne jeene na diya (Asha Bhosle singing on OP Nayyar’s composition in 1973 movie Praan Jaaye Par Vachan Na Jaaye)
3. Yeh hansta hua karvaan zindagi ka na poochho chala hai kidhar (Ek Jhalak, 1956)
4.bahut shukriya badi mehrbaani meri zindagi mein huzoor aap aaye (Ek Musafir Ek Haseena, 1962)
5.Taarif karoon kya uski jisne tujhe banaya (Kashmir Ki Kali, 1964)
6. Zara haule haule chalo more saajna ham bhi peechhe hain tumhaare (Sawan Ki Ghata, 1966)
7.Yyehi woh jagah hai yehi woh fiza hai jahaan par (Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi, 1966)
8. Kajra mohabbatwaala ankhiyon mein aisa daala kajre ne le lee meri jaan (Kismat, 1968)
9. Laakhon hain yahan dilwale.
10. Mera pyaar woh hai ke.

I can go on and on since SH Bihari actually wrote some of the most romantically fresh numbers in the movies.

Matching lyrics with Shakeel Badayuni? I can think of several even though sad and deep numbers wasn’t his forte in comparison to ever-green romantic songs.

In comparison to his Phir thes lagi dil mein phir yaad ne tadpaaya, Raaton ko chori chori bole mera kangana, Ham pe ilzaam ye kyun hai ke mohabbat ki hai, and Woh hanske mile hamase ham pyaar samajh baithe; I have selected a very early song of his.

It is from the 1954 movie Gawaiyya. It has been composed by Ram Ganguly and it happens to be my favourite SH Bihari sad song.

It has been sung by Surendra. Later, Talat Mehmood too sang it.

Please enjoy: Teri yaad ka deepak jalata hai din raat mere veerane mein…..

terii yaad kaa diipak jalataa hai din raat mere viiraane me.n
vo paagalapan jo pahale thaa ab bhii hai tere diivaane me.n

din raat meraa Gam ba.Dhataa gayaa par terii muhabbat kam na huii
jo lutf ta.Dapane me.n paayaa vo baat kahaa.N mar jaane me.n

ik aag sulagatii rahatii hai har vaqt meraa dil jalataa hai
hai shauq magar kuchh aur abhii jalane kaa tere paravaane me.n

Ladies and gentlemen, with this I complete 31 days of Countdown to the Birth Centenary of Shakeel Badayuni who was born on 03 Aug 1916 in the small town of Badayun in UP.

I completed the countdown in five parts and I have still not finished with his songs. From more than 750 songs that he penned, I selected 135 to give you and we still have 35 songs to go until his last movie: the 1969 movie Beti.

These I shall cover in Part VI.

I hope you liked my selection so far including one each of 31 of his contemporary lyricists in a feature called ‘Appreciating Good Lyrics’.

Please remain with me for the last 35 songs in Part VI.

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