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posting a song that likely had atleast three personalities
(all three of these artistes migrated to Pakistan) – I say likely because I am not sure who this ghazal is filmed on but its sure written by Nakshab Jarchavi and tuned by Rashid Atre. The leading lady of the Movie was madam Rehana (of Sargam and Khidki fame) and incidentally, all three of these artistes migrated to Pakistan at some point of the other.

Rashid Atre – He was born in Amritsar in 1919 and studied music under Khan Ashfaq Hussain and gained expertise in playing multiple instruments. He started composing for films in 1942 and was most comfortable composing ghazals. Nateeja (1947) is likely his best known soundtrack from before partition and his migration to Pakistan though he is also remembered for composing “Vo jo ham me tum me qaraar tha” for the movie Shikaayat. Though a number of luminaries like Rafi, Amirbai, Zohrabai Ambalewali, Parul Ghosh etc had sung under his baton, he truly blossomed in Pakistan after migration and was a well awarded music personality. Sadly, he died fairly young, at age 48 in December 1967.

Nakshab Jarchavi was a poet, lyricist, producer and director.

His family was originally from Jarcha hence he assumed the takhallus Jarchavi when he started writing poetry while he studying in Aligarh Muslim University. He started writing songs in 1945 with Zeenat and immediately gained fame with the qawwali “Aahen na bhariin…” (another Zohrabai song). He became a very successful lyricist with soundtracks like Mahal, Namoona, Anhonee, Naghmaa, Nishana, Khiladi etc. Incidentally, he also wrote songs for a number of Rashid Atre films. While he did not migrate to Pakistan immediately after partition, he did migrate in 1958 and continued to be associated with films there.

Rehana was a popular actress of 40s and early 50s. She is best remembered as the leading lady of successful films like (1947), Khidki (1948), Sunehre Din (1949), Sargam (1950), Sagai (1951), Chham Chhama Chham (1952) and Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo (1952) etc. She migrated to Pakistan in 1956 as her fortunes in Indian Film Industry began to decline.

Now for the Ghazal, its from film Nateeja (1947), sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali, penned by Nakshab Jarchavi and composed by Rashid Atre, possibly filmed on Rehana(?)


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Nakshab Jarchavi



Nakshab Jarchavi who not only penned some of the finest songs of HFM but showed his talent as director and producer as well. To select one song from such a virtuoso is always an lmpossible task. Though there is large number of songs from Nakshab which have been on my playlist since long but there are these four songs which i off and on keep on returning. The first two songs from Naghma 1953, which was produced and directed by Nakshab and he penned very fine songs for this film, are sung by Shamshad Begum in her sweet, rich and ‘Khanakdar’ voice ‘Badi mushkil se dil ki beqarai ko qarar aaya…’ and ‘ kahe jaadu kiya mujhko itana bata jadugar balma…..’ . And the third song is a superb example of lyrics is ‘Kaisi murali bjayee,,,’ a wonderful compositiom by Khwaja Khurshid Anwar and rendered by Geeta Dutt in her super sweet voice doing full justice with the lyrics from the film Nishaanaa 1950.. And the forurth song is a Roshan composition from Anhonee 1952 ‘zindagi badali mohabbat ka maza aane laga…..’ rendered by Lata Bai and Rajkumari. And who can forget the beauty from Mahal ‘ Ghabara ke jo hum sar ko …’rendered by Raj Kumari.
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