Showing posts with label qamar jalalabadi. Show all posts
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Saturday, 9 March 2019

Qamar Jalalabadi - Who wrote “Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu” and “Aayiye Meherbaan”


Qamar Jalalabadi (9 March 1917 – 9 January 2003) was born as Om Prakash Bhandari in a Punjabi family in the Jalalabad town near Amritsar. Right from the age of seven he starting writing poetry in Urdu. 
He wrote more than 700 songs for nearly 160 films, from 1940 to 1980. Besides songs, he wrote either the script or dialogues of "Shaheed"(1948), “Munimji” (1955), “Phagun” (1958), “Ujala” (1959), “Maya” (1961) and “Taj Mahal” (1963). 
His other notable songs include “Ik Dil Ke Tukde Hazaar Hue” (Pyar Ki Jeet, 1948), “Ik Pardesi Mera Dil Le Gaya” (Phagun, 1958), “Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu” (Howrah Bridge, 1958), “Dum Dum Diga Diga” (Chhalia, 1960) and “Main To Ik Khwaab Hoon Is Khwaab Se Tu Pyaar Na Kar” (Himalay Ki God Mein,1965).
He worked with S D Burman in 1946 in the film “Eight Days” where the comic song “O Babu Babu Re” became quite popular. He went on to work with music director Sardar Malik on many films. One of their hits was “Sunti Nahi Duniya” (“Renuka”, 1947).
. In 1942, he wrote lyrics for his first film Zamindar which was a Pancholi Pictures production and the songs of this film were very well received, especially the song sung by Shamshad Begum "Duniya me garibonko aaraam nahi milta", which also had a line or two written by writer and poet Behzad Lucknawi.
As a lyricist, Qamar Jalalabadi was very versatile. On one hand, he wrote mesmeric duets like "sun meri saanwari mujhko kahin tum bhool na jana…" sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd. Rafi (film: Aansoo 1953) and on the other hand he penned comic relief songs like "khush hai zamana aaj pehli tarikh hai" endured with full throttle gusto by Kishore Kumar (film: Pehli Tarikh-1954). This song turned into a veritable anthem and was played on Radio Ceylon on the first of every month for decades, and it probably still is.His brush with comedy was seen next in Aansoo Aur Muskan with, " Guni jano, Bhakt jano…" sung by Kishore Kumar as an actor in the movie.
In his long career span he worked for several Film Companies like; Prabhat Film Company, Pancholi Pictures, Filmistan Ltd., Famous Pictures, Minerva Movietone, Prakash Pictures, Wadia Films Ltd., Filmkar Ltd., Sippy Films, N.C Sippy Films, Shri Shakti Films, Mitra Productions and many more. He composed the title track of the popular television serial Vikram aur Betaal.
He was an acclaimed Adabi Shayar and graced many Urdu recitals all over the nation. Apart from that, he was the founder and member of the Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS) and the Film Writers Association in India.
Song of Pyar ki Jeet (1948)


Song of Pehli Tareekh 1954


Song of Howrah Bridge (1958)


Song of Howrah Bridge (1958)


Song of Phagun (1958)


Song of Chhalia (1960)


Song of Johar Mehmood In Goa (1965)


Song of Himalay Ki God Mein (1965)


Song of Upkar (1967)


Song of Holi Ayee Re (1970)


Song of Aansoo Aur Muskan (1971)



Thursday, 9 March 2017

Remembering QAMAR JALABADI on his 100th Birth Anniversary


When you remember Qamar Jalalabadi the first thing comes in our mind is the Immortal song he wrote for the film Pyar Ki Jeet in 1948 "Is Dil Ke Tukde Hazaar Huye, Koi Yahan Gira Koi Wahan Gira" and "Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu" from Howrah Bridge 1954 film.He was one of the best  lyricists of the Golden Age of Hindi music 
He was born in a Punjabi family on 9th March 1917 in Amritsar, in a small town called Jalalabad, and was named Om Prakash.He is known as Qamar Jalalabadi which was a Takhallus given by the person Amar who inspired him to write.
After completing his matriculation from Amritsar, Qamarji embarked on his journalistic career journey by writing for Lahore based newspapers like Daily Milap, DailyPratap, Nirala, Star Sahakar. The lure of the Film industry brought him  to Pune in the the early Forties.
 In 1942, he wrote lyrics for his first film Zamindar which was a Pancholi Pictures production and the songs of this film were very well received, especially the song sung by Shamshad Begum "Duniya me garibonko aaraam nahi milta", which also had a line or two written by writer and poet Behzad Lucknawi.
Some of his memorable songs from his early include "sunti nahi duniya kabhi fariyaad kissi ki" (Renuka, 1947) and the ghazal "Dil kis liye rota hai...pyar ki duniya me, aisa hi hota hai" (sung by Naseem Banu for the film Mulaquat in 1947). The noted dancer Sitara Devi performed some of his songs in Chand (1944). Chand was one of the earliest of Qamarji's successful and memorable films.
He  was very versatile. On one hand he wrote mesmeric duets like "sun meri saanwari mujhko kahin tum bhool na jana…" sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd. Rafi (film: Aansoo 1953) and on the other hand he penned comic relief songs like “khush hai zamana aaj pehli tarikh hai” endured with full throttle gusto by Kishore Kumar (film: Pehli Tarikh-1954). This song turned into veritable anthem and was played on Radio Ceylon on the first of every month for decades,
He had a long writing career nearly for 4 decades.In his long career he wrote for almost great Music directors of that time.Starting from Ghulam Haider to G. Damle, Pt. Amarnath, Khemchand PrakashHusnlal Bhagatram, S.D. Burman, Anil Biswas, Shyam Sunder, Sajjad HussainC. RamchandraMadan Mohan, Sudhir Phadke, Shiv Dayal Batish, Sardar Malik, Ravi, Avinash Vyas and in the latter phase of his career with O.P Nayyar, Kalyanji Anandji, Sonik Omi, Uttam Singh and Laxmikant Pyarelal as well.
In his personal life, Jalalabadi was a highly religious person and he chanted excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita, the Koran as well as Bible.He died on 3rd Feb 2003 in Mumbai.Though he is no more with us but his words will always be there with us.
The first song of Qamar Jalalabadi from the film Zamindar 1942

 
Song from Pyar ki Jeet 1948


Song from Shabnam 1949


Song from Bazar 1949


Song from Waris 1954


Song from Howrah Bridge 1958


Song from Phalgun 1958


Song from Chhalia 1960


Song from Haseena Maan Jayegi 1968