Sahir Ludhianvi – A Tribute
This tribute is written by Mr. Binu Nair, Rafi Foundation, Mumbai. Cell: 9833 250 701
Ashkon mein jo paya hai, woh geeton mein deeya hai,
is par bhi suna hai ke zamane ko gila hai !
(the pain of my tears is what I have brought to my writing,
But perhaps the world doesn’t approve of even this )
Takht kya cheez hai aur laal-o-Jawaahar kya hai?
ishq waale to khudai bhi luta dete hai………(Love can be higher than kings and kingdoms – from Taj Mahal)
Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko, Mardon ne use baazar diya(film Sadhana)
Jayen to jayen kahan, Samjhega kaun yahan, dard bhare dil ka zuban(Taxi Driver )
Jaane woh kaise log the jinko……(Pyaasa)
Anginat logon ne duniya mein muhabbat ki hai
Kaun kehta hai ke sadiq na the jazbe unke?
Lekin unke liye tasheer ka saamaan hi nahin
Kyonki who log bhi apni he tarah muflis the.
Countless people have been in love Who says their emotions were not sincere? They didn’t have the resources to make a proclamation Because like me, they too were poor…………………
Abdul Hayee,( Sahir Ludhianvi – born March 8, 1922 in Ludhiana ).
The eventual date was 25 october, 1980 and he was 58 years old. Â Sahir Ludhianvi went to his best friend Dr.R.P.Kapoor in a taxi. He asked the driver to wait. He would come back fast. He never came back. Sahir Saaheb had a massive heart attack and died in Dr.Kapoor’s arms.Â Music lover Ali Peter John a famous writer from the film magazine Screen says, “They don’t make men like Sahir Ludhianvi anymore. Do I hear anyone asking Sahir who??. I will not be surprised if I do in these senseless, ruthless, heartless times.”
Legend Mohd RafiÂ gave some very special Â feelings to Sahir Saaheb’s words. And in 1980 both the stalwarts left us within three months to be precise, Â leaving a treasure trove Â of voices and words – both unparalleled and unsurpassed in lyrical beauty.Â Every one from the world of Music despaired over the tragic loss of Sahir Ludhianvi on Oct. 25th and the Times of India ( never a friend to Sahir’s socialist and politial leanings ) paid a glowing “editorial tribute” to one of India’s greatest writers.Â
The Rafi Foundation and innumerable Sahir Ludhianvi lovers remember him on hisÂ 28th passing awayÂ Â year and will pay a musical tribute to the country’s pioneering writer on Nov.8th in Mumbai.Â
The Rafi-Sahir combo are listed below:
1 Â Maine chaand aur sitaron ki tamanna … Chandrakanta
2 Â Aana hai to aa, raah me … Naya Daur
3 Â Hum aap ke aankhon me (duet) … Pyaasa
4 Â Jinhe naaz hai hind par … Pyaasa
5 Â Raat bar ka mehmaan hai andheraÂ Â Â (duet) … Sone ki Chidiya
6 Â Daaman me aag laga baithe … Dhool ka Phool
7 Â Zindagi bar nahi bhoolegi who … Barsaat ki Raat
8 Â Maine shaayad tumhe … Barsaat ki Raat
9 Â Paao choo lene do and Jo vada kiya … Taj Mahal
10 Basti Basti Parvat Parvat … Railway Platform
11 Man re tu kaahe na dheer dhare … Chitra lekha
12 Mai zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya … Hum dono
13 Kabhi khud pe kabhi … Hum dono
14 Rang aur noor ki … Ghazal
15 Choo lene do nazuk hoton se … Kajal
16 Yun to humne laakh haseen dekhe hai … Tumsa nahin dekha
17 Hum Intezar karengeÂ (duet) … Bahu begum
18 Na to Zameen ke liye na tu … Dastaan
SAHIR LUDHIANVI MILESTONES ARE MANY MORE……NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN………