Tuesday, June 23, 2015

MAJROOH SULTANPURI " AHALE TOOFAAN AAO DIL WAALON KA AFSAANA KAHEIN "



                                                                      


MAJROOH SULTANPURI ( 1919-2000 ).

Bahaane aur bhi hotay Jo zindagi ke liye,
Hum ek baar Teri Aarzoo bhi Kho daitay....
Kabhi to yuun bhi umarraty sarashk e gham" Majrooh",

Ke meray zakhm e tamanna ke daag dho daitay..


(Majrooh )



" Majrooh is a poet of GAZAL.Trained by Jigar Moradabaadi, he gave a New dimension to GAZAL.Apart from words like saqi,Zulf,Bahaar, Khizaan ,Mehboob,Aashiq,Maashooq, ,Maikhana,Shama , Parvana,visaal,Firaq,shaame Gham,sabaa, Mehfil, Paimaana , Sharaab , Gul , Gulistaan , Sayyaad so on and so forth,you find his Gazal also has issues that are purely social and political in content. And very skillfully he uses them through this traditional format. I should say he put a new wine in the old bottle that Gazal is.That makes him areal progressive poet."
Writes noted poet Ali Sardar Jafri .
                                                                                 
                       ( Naushad Ali , Sardar jafri , Majrooh and  Kaifi Azmi  in Mumbai )

Tu Aey bahaar e gurezaan kissi chaman mein Rahay.
Meray junoon ki mehak teray pairhan mein Rahay..
Na hum kafas mein rukke missale boo e gul sayyaad,
Na hum misaale sabaa halqa e Rassan mein Rahay
(Majrooh)


Born at Nizamabaad in 1919 , Majrooh became a trained Hakeem and set up his practice at sultanpur in 1938.How this Hakeem,whose father was a police constable, became a Gazal writer and thereafter the most prolific and successful lyricist of Bollywood ( Hindi Cinema ) is a brief and  interesting story. Jigar Moradaabadi persuaded him here as well. 

In 2013,Government Of India released a special commemorative  postage  stamp of five rupees in honour of Majrooh Sultanpuri.
                                                                         


Majrooh once said,

" It was in 1941 when Jigar sahib heard me in a Mushiara.He was happy.He took me to many mushiaras thereafter.He kept guiding me and told me that I should write only what I feel and never copy style or thought of any other poet. I came to Mumbai in1945 and got offers to write songs for some films.since then I am here and connected with films. In 1947, I joined Progressive Writers Association. Gazal continues to be my favorite medium of expression."

Me akela hi chalaa thhaa jaanibe manzil magar,
Loag saath aatay gaye aur kaarwaan Banataa gayaa.
His taraf bhi chal parray hum aabalaa payaane shauq,
Khaar se gul aur gul se gulsitaan banataa gayaa.
(Majrooh)


For his contribution to Indian cinema ,he was also awarded Dada saheb Phalke award .



Ahle toofaan Aao Dil waalon ka afsaana kahein,

Mauj ko gaisu bhanwar ko chashme janaanaan kahein,

Woh shah e khoobaan kidhar hai phir chalein Uss ke huzoor,

Zindagi ko Dil kahein aur dil ko nazaraana kahein

( Majrooh )



Chaak e jigar mohtaaj e rafoo hai
Àaj to daaman sarf e lahoo hai,
Ek mausam thhaa hum ko rahaa hai
Shauq e bahaaraan tum se ziyaada..

Zanjeer o deewar Hi dekhi
Tum ne to" Majrooh" magar hum,
Koocha koocha dekh rahe hain
Aalam e zindaan tum se ziyaada...



(Majrooh)


As a lyricist ,he worked successfully with so many music directors from Naushad to Anu Malik and wrote some  immortal songs. Yes some sweet and  melodious songs like..

(1). Ye lo me haari piya......

(2). Chali gori pee se Milan ko chali..

(3) Hum hain raahi pyaar ke him se kuchh na boliye..

(4) Rahein na Rahein hum mehka kareingay ban ke Kali ban ke sabaa baagh e wafa mein......

(5) Thandi hawà kaali ghata aa hi gayii jhoom ke....

(6) Ek din bik jaayega Maati ke mol..

(7) uthaaye ja unn ke sitam..

(8) Chhupa lo yuun dil mein pyaar meray ke jaisay mandir mein lau diye ki.

(9) Hum hain mataaye koocha o bazaar ki tarah

(10) Thhaday rahiyo o baanke yaar..

(11) Vikal Mora manwaa tum bin haaye

I conclude this brief post on Majrooh with lines from his Gazal... 

Mujhe manzilein woh sehal huyee ki havaa ke rukh badal gaye..
Tera haathh haathh mein Aa gaya ke chiraag raah mein jal Gaye..
Woh lajaaye meray savaal pe ke uthaa sakay na jhukaa ke sar,
Urri Zulf chehray pe iss tarah ke shabon ke Raaz machal gaye...

More on Majrooh later.....

(Autar Mota )


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