Post 74: Donon jahan teri mohabbat mein har ke
दोनों जहान तेरी मोहब्बत में हार के
Faiz Ahmed Faiz ( born 13.02.1911- died 20.11.1984) was a man of diverse achievements . He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian army in the undivided British India, was awarded the Member of the ‘Order of British Empire’ , MBE in 1945. He was a teacher, a journalist, an editor,a trade unionist and a very popular broadcaster. He was awarded Lenin Peace Prize (1962). He was graced with nomination to the Nobel Prize in literature, awarded ‘Nishan -e Imtiaz’, the highest civilian award in Pakistan. It is a different matter that he was placed behind bars during the regime of Liaquat Ali Khan in 1951!
Important words: Jahan: world; शब-ए-ग़म: night of sorrow, grief; मय-कदा: tavern; ख़ुम-ओ-साग़र: goblet and the pitcher matka aur gilas; फ़ुर्सत-ए-गुनाह: freedom to sin; दिल-फ़रेब:deception of the heart, playing fraud with the heart; वलवले:zeal, enthusiasm, clamour;दिल-ए-ना-कर्दा-कार:heart whose efforts are futile.
दोनों जहान तेरी मोहब्बत में हार के
वो जा रहा है कोई शब-ए-ग़म गुज़ार के
Having lost both the worlds in your love!
He is going away having spent a night of sorrow!!
वीराँ है मय-कदा ख़ुम-ओ-साग़र उदास हैं
तुम क्या गए कि रूठ गए दिन बहार के
The tavern has been abandoned, the wine cup and the wine container are sad!
Just because you have gone, the days of joy, bliss, charm have abandoned us!!
इक फ़ुर्सत-ए-गुनाह मिली वो भी चार दिन
देखे हैं हम ने हौसले पर्वरदिगार के
Oh I got the freedom to sin but for just four days!
I have seen the courage of the God!!
दुनिया ने तेरी याद से बेगाना कर दिया
तुझ से भी दिल-फ़रेब हैं ग़म रोज़गार के
The World made me a stranger to your memories !
The grief and sorrows of profession ,employment are more enticing than you!,
भूले से मुस्कुरा तो दिए थे वो आज ‘फ़ैज़’
मत पूछ वलवले दिल-ए-ना-कर्दा-कार के
Oh Faiz by mistake today she smiled!
Do not ask about the ardour, passion, excitement of the heart whose efforts had been futile!!
Mehdi Hasan and Ghulam Ali: What more can I add in praise of them?Except salute them!
Noor Jahan ( born 21.09.1926- died 23.12.2000) was a Pakistani singer who gained name and popularity in preindependence Indian film industry and then migrated to Pakistan. She belonged to the Patiala Gharana of Hindustani classical music.
Radhika Chopra is a classical singer well trained in Hindustani classical music who specialises in raag gayaki. She received Ph.D. in Hindustani music from Faculty of Music and Fine Arts, University of Delhi. She learnt Thumri, dadra,and gazal singing from Guru Mrs. Shanti Hiranand, herself a disciple of Begum Akhtar.
Farida Khanum ( born 1929) is known by her popular title of Malika-e Gazal , both in India and Pakistan. She was born in Calcutta ,West Bengal. She moved to Lahore in 1947.She learnt khayal, thumri, dadra from Ustad Ashiq Ali Khan a reputed singer from Patiala Gharana. The popular gazal ‘ Aaj jaane ki zid na karo…..’ written by Fayyaz Hashmi , made her the darling of gazal lovers all over the subcontinent. She was honoured with ‘ Hilal -i-Imtiaz’ Crescent of Excellence by the Pakistan Government in 2005.
Begum Akhtar ( born 07.10.1914- died 30.10.1974) was the biggest thing that happened to gazal singing! She acted in a few films but on hearing great singers like Gauhat Jaan and Malak Jan , she opted out of films and devoted all her time to singing.
Dr Roshan Bharti is a regular in my blogs . He is the grandson of well known Ustad Jamal Khan of Kirana Gharana who trained Jagjit Singh as a young child and imparted the understanding of finer points of gazal singing.He himself belongs to the 600 years old Senia Gharana. He started his music training under his father Ustad Yaseen Bharti at a very early age of 5. He has 7 music albums to his credit.
This has been a very long blog with so many artists but my problem was and is that I did not want or dare to leave any of them! There can never be too much of a good thing so ENJOY!!
Third June is the birthday of my younger daughter Prerna. Happy birthday Prerna!!! Also 12th June is the birthday of my niece Padmja, eldest child in the next generation. Happy birthday Padmja!