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ani218122
I have the feeling that Rajendra Krishan, an icon among lyricists, if perhaps the most underrated, People discuss Sahir , Shailendra, even Gulzar and Javed, but not this guy whose work spans mpre than 3 decades.

Invite members to talk on this please

Anirudha
pradeepasrani
If Mohammed Rafi was the most versatile among all singers, C.Ramchandra was most versatile among all MDs, then Rajinder Krishan (RK) was the most versatile (and prolific too) among all lyric writers. The two other lyric writers who could come close to him were Qamar Jalalabadi and Majrooh Sultanpuri. From late 40s (when his Suno Suno Aye Duniya Waalo brought him instant fame) to late 70s, this genius wrote some of the most simple yet most poignant and philosophical songs, some of the best patriotic songs, some of the best ghazals, some of the best bhajans as well as some of the best ligh romantic and comic songs in Hindi movies. Just to prove this point, let me quote the following examples of some of his memorable movies / songs:

Chaley Jana Nahin Nain Milake and Kitna Haseen Hai Mausam(Light Romantic)
Yeh Zindagi Usi Ki Hai (Intense Romance in part I and poignant, wistful lyrics in part II))
Zameen Chal Rahi and Chal Ud Ja Re Panchhi (Philosophy)
Yeh Hawa Yeh Raat Yeh Chandni, Unko Yeh Shikayat Hai and Yun Hasraton Ke Daag (Ghazals)
Jahan Daal Daal Par Sone Ki Chidiya(Are there any better lyrics in praise of Matrubhoomi?)
Brindaban Ka Krishan Kanahiya and Badi Der Bhayi Nandlala (Beautiful bhajans)

RK was the only lyric writer who did not need to form a combo with one or two MDs to become successful. From Anil Biswas, Husnlal Bhagatram and C.Ramchandra to Sajjad Hussain, Hansraj Behl, Roshan and Madan Mohan; From Ravi and Chitragupt to Kalyanji Anandji, Lakshmikant Pyarelal and R.D.Burman; he wrote beautiful lyrics for all the legendary MDs. Even Naushad and Shankar Jaikishin too teamed up with RK in later years.

Truly a versatile genius.

Pradeep
pradeepasrani
Would like to add S.D.Burman and Salil Chowdhry, O.P.Nayyar and Usha Khanna; to the list of MDs with whom RK teamed up.

Pradeep
vsv
Here are some more gems from the pen of Rajendra Krishna:

1.Mohobbat mein aise kadam dagamagaye...Anarkali
2. All songs of Ashiyana..particularly Tum Chand Ke Saath..
3.Shukriya ai pyar tera..Aaram
4.Jo Dilmein Khushi Bankar Aaye..Badi Behen
5.Chal Ud Jaa Re Panchhi...Bhabhi
6.Mai Apne Aaapse Ghabara Gaya Hoon...Bindiya
7.Chhup Gaya Koi Re..Champakali
8. Bairan Neend Na Aaye...Chacha Zindabad
9.Kahan Le Chale Ho...Durgesh Nandini
10.Sapane mein sajan se do baate...Gateway of India

VSV




QUOTE(pradeepasrani @ Jul 1 2005, 03:51 PM)
Would like to add S.D.Burman and Salil Chowdhry, O.P.Nayyar and Usha Khanna; to the list of MDs with whom RK teamed up.

Pradeep
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usrafian

About Rajendra Krishna ji, whatever comments (above) have been made by my friends, much much much much more can be added.
I would raise one finger to show only one spot (I think it will shut the mouth of those who says RK was not upto the mark)...

and the one is Film - Jahan-Aara.

Listen to any (damn) song of the film & either the listner will start biting his/her nails or hand will move to pick-up the jam.

cheers!!
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sbfan


Hi Rajinder Krishan will be remembered for the comedy songs too

the songs from Patanga --mere piya gaye rangoon 1947, albela songs etc.

Regards

ashish
archimoz
QUOTE(ashish2345 @ Jul 4 2005, 04:35 PM)
Hi Rajinder Krishan will be remembered for the comedy songs too

the songs from Patanga --mere piya gaye rangoon 1947, albela songs etc.

Regards

ashish
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And talking of comedy songs also bring us to Padosan. Mere bhole balam, ek chatur naar, etc. are funny but never deviates from the the great usage of the language.

Regards-Archie.
Jay
This man was good......Rajinder Krsihan died in 1988. When was he born? He wrote also great songs in:

*Ganwaar
*Tumse acha kaun hai
*Dharti
*Inteqaam
*Khandaan
*Pyaar ka sapna
*Professor Pyarelal
*Allah Rakha
*Aag ka darya (relased after his dead)
ani218122
Suffice it to say that without the services of Raja Mehdi Ali Khan and Rajendra Krishan, there would not have been a Madan Mohan.. Rajendra Krishan was more than a lyricist. He was also a script and dialogue writer par excellance.

Definitely the best after Shailendra (discounting Sahir)
ani218122
Can somebody post the lyrics of 'Kal chaman tha aaj ek sehra hua'?
aahat
Was listening while I was at home, songs from Anarkali. Absolutely wonderful! I am just c-n-p the song from Kabra's site. Hope everyone enjoys one of the most beautiful ghazals.

(dil kii lagI hai kyA, ye kabhI dil lagaake dekh
aa.Nsuu bahaake dekh kabhI muskaraake dekh
paravaanaa jal rahaa hai magar jal rahaa hai kyaa
ye raaz jaananaa hai to khud ko jalaake dekh )

mujhase mat puuchh mere ishq me.n kyA rakh hai
ek sholaa hai jo siine me.n chhuupaa rakhaa hai

daag-e-dil daag-e-jigar daag-e-tamannaa lekar (2)
mai.nne viiraa.n bahaaro.n ko sajaa rakhaa hai
mujhase mat puuchh

hai zamaanaa jise betaab miTaane ke liye (2)
mai.nne us yaad ko siine se lagaa rakhaa hai
mujhase mat puuchh

bhUlanevaale tujhe dard-e-muhabbat kii kasam (2)
mai.nne is dard me.n duniyA ko bhulaa rakh hai
mujhase mat puuchh
extenok
QUOTE(ani218122 @ Jul 28 2005, 04:12 PM) *

Suffice it to say that without the services of Raja Mehdi Ali Khan and Rajendra Krishan, there would not have been a Madan Mohan.. Rajendra Krishan was more than a lyricist. He was also a script and dialogue writer par excellance.

Definitely the best after Shailendra (discounting Sahir)


If it weren't for Rajendar Krishan's words, I and countless other fans of Talat Mahmood would've missed out on the following:


MAIN PAAGAL MERA MANWA ASHIANA RAJENDAR KRISHAN
MERA QARAAR LEJA ASHIANA RAJENDAR KRISHAN
AE ZINDAGI KE RAHI BAHAAR RAJENDAR KRISHAN
BERAHEM AASMAAN MERI MANZIL BAHANA RAJENDAR KRISHAN
ANKHON MEIN MASTI SHARAAB KI CHAAYA RAJENDAR KRISHAN
ANSOO SAMAJH KE KYOON MUJHE CHAAYA RAJENDAR KRISHAN
IT NA NA MUJHSE TU PYAR BADHA CHAAYA RAJENDAR KRISHAN
HUMSE AAYA NA GAYAA DEKH KABIRA ROYA RAJENDAR KRISHAN
YE ANSOO KHUSHI KE ANSOO HAIN EK NAZAR RAJENDAR KRISHAN
MAIN TERI NAZAR KA SUROOR JAHAN ARA RAJENDAR KRISHAN
PHIR WOHI SHAAM JAHAN ARA RAJENDAR KRISHAN
TERI ANKH KE ANSOO JAHAN ARA RAJENDAR KRISHAN
TUM JUDA HOKAR JAHAN ARA RAJENDAR KRISHAN
JALTI HAI DUNIYA JALTI RAHEGI KAMAL KE PHOOL RAJENDAR KRISHAN
BHOOL KO DUNIYA BHOOL NA KAVI RAJENDAR KRISHAN
CHOTI SI ZINDAGI MEIN KAVI RAJENDAR KRISHAN
HUM KARKE MOHABBAT KAVI RAJENDAR KRISHAN
LATH KAALI MATWALI KAVI RAJENDAR KRISHAN
MAAN KARE KYA KAVI RAJENDAR KRISHAN
MAIN PEEKE NAHIN AAYA KAVI RAJENDAR KRISHAN
AYE MERE HUMSAFAR MAALKIN RAJENDAR KRISHAN
KABHI TANHAIYON MEIN EK MEENAAR RAJENDAR KRISHAN
YAAD JAB AAE TERI MOHAR RAJENDAR KRISHAN
KAHAN HO KAHAN MERE JEEVAN SAHARE SANGDIL RAJENDAR KRISHAN
YE HAWA YE RAAT YE CHANDNI SANGDIL RAJENDAR KRISHAN
SHUKRIYA AARAM RAJENDER KRISHAN

And many more ...
r&d
QUOTE(ani218122 @ Jul 28 2005, 02:43 AM) *

Can somebody post the lyrics of 'Kal chaman tha aaj ek sehra hua'?


http://s94437128.onlinehome.us/isb/cisb/12564.isb

mujhe jab jab bahaaro.n kaa zamaanaa yaad aa_egaa
kahii.n apanaa bhii thaa ik aashiyaanaa yaad aa_egaa

kal chaman thaa aaj ik saharaa hu_aa
dekhate hii dekhate ye kyaa hu_aa
kal chaman thaa \threedots

mujhako barabaadii kaa ko_ii Gam nahii.n \-2
Gam hai barabaadii kaa kyo.n charchaa hu_aa
kal chaman thaa \threedots

ek chhoTaa saa thaa meraa aashiyaa.N \-2
aaj tinake se alag tinakaa hu_aa
kal chaman thaa \threedots

sochataa huu.N apane ghar ko dekhakar \-2
ho na ho ye hai meraa dekhaa hu_aa
kal chaman thaa \threedots

dekhane vaalo.n ne dekhaa hai dhu_aa.N \-2
kisane dekhaa dil meraa jalataa hu_aa
kal chaman thaa \threedots
SuDeo
Rajendra Krishna has always been my most favourite lyricist, may be because I also deeply fancy the music of Chitragupta, Madan Mohan and C. Ramchandra. The fact remains he has penned far more popular and lyrical songs for the Hindi movies spanning a period of almost four decades.

However, very little is known about his personal life. I have never read about his background or even about to which place he belonged. Can Pradeep Israni Ji or someone else throw light on his personal life?

Subhash G Deo
august
few songs by rajendra krishna.

1) baharein phir bhi aayengi ( lahore- shyam sundar-1949)

2) mere piya se koi jake kehde (ashiyana-madan mohan -1952)

3) songs from the film Nagin (hemant kumar 1954)

4) ja ri jari o kali badariya (aazad-c ram 1955)

5) kahan ley chale ho (durgesh nandini- hemant kumar 1956)

6) kisike thukara kar arman- (pocketmar-madan mohan-1956)

7) chhup gaya koi re (champakali-hemant kumar-1957)

8) lagan tose lagi balma (dekh kabeera roya-madan 1957)

9) yun hasratonke daag (adaalat-madan 1968)

10) hum pyar mein jalanewalonko chain kahan- (jailor-madan-1958)

(* all songs in above list are sung by lata mangeshkar)


the famous duo Lata - Madan mohan rarely worked without Rajendra Krishna.
and large share of thier popularity goes to him for penning those beautiful songs.
Nimii
About approx 130 to 140 songs of Kishore Kumar too ohmy.gif

Listing some of them here!!!!!!!!! rolleyes.gif

Aankh Micholi 1972 Aaa Jaa Re Aaa Jaa Asha Bhosle Shankar Jaikishen
Aankh Micholi 1972 Kahata Hai Dil Mastana Solo Shankar Jaikishen
Aankh Micholi 1972 Tere Mere Pyar Ke Jo Baat Lata Mangeshkar Shankar Jaikishen
Aasha 1957 Ek Padosi Solo C.Ramchandra
Aasha 1957 Haal Tujhe Apni Solo C.Ramchandra
Aasha 1957 Ina Mina Dika Solo C.Ramchandra
Aashiyana 1952 O Madam O Madam Shamshad Begum Madan Mohan
Angaare (new) 1986 Pyar Karte HainJise Bas Solo
Babul Ki Galiyan 1972 Ek Cheez Mangate Hai Asha Bhosle Ravi
Bahadur Jiska Naam UNRLSD Atma Parmatma Dono Ka Aisa Mel Mahendra Kalyanji Anandji
Bahadur Jiska Naam UNRLSD Tum Apne Aap Ko Kya Samajhti Ho Solo Kalyanji Anandji
Bahar 1951 Qusoor Aap Ka Solo S.D.Burman
Banarasi Babu 1973 Aap Yahan Se Asha Bhosle Kalyanji Anandji
Banarasi Babu 1973 Hamara Naam Banarasi Babu Solo Kalyanji Anandji
Banarasi Babu 1973 Mere Peeche Ek Ladki Solo Kalyanji Anandji
Bandagi 1972 Allah Kasam Ek Tum Ho Solo Shankar Jaikishen
Bandagi 1972 Hai O Wah wah Kya Kahaniz...Mera yaar zulf mein phool Solo Shankar Jaikishen
Bandagi 1972 Phoolon Ki Taazagi Ho Asha Bhosle Shankar Jaikishen
Bandagi 1972 Yeh Tooti Botal Ke Tukde Solo Shankar Jaikishen
Bandi 1957 Chup Ho Ja Chup Ho Ja Yeh Ameeron Ki Solo Hemant Kumar
Bandi 1957 Foo Foo Kar Chhoola...Ek Roz Hamari Bhi Daal Solo Hemant Kumar
Bandi 1957 Ghar Ki Ronak Hai Gharwali Geeta Dutt Hemant Kumar
Bhai Bhai 1956 Bangla Hai Sansar Mera Solo Madan Mohan
Bhai Bhai 1956 Mera Naam Abdul Rehman Lata Mangeshkar Madan Mohan
Blackmail 1973 Doob Doob Jata Hoon Solo Kalyanji Anandji
Blackmail 1973 Mile Mile Do Badan Lata Mangeshkar Kalyanji Anandji
Blackmail 1973 Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Solo Kalyanji Anandji
Bombai Ka Chor 1962 Arre Chal Ri Ameeran Solo Ravi
Bombai Ka Chor 1962 Hasrat Hi Rahi Solo Ravi
Bombai Ka Chor 1962 Hello Hello Ji Asha Bhosle Ravi
Bombai Ka Chor 1962 Jawab De Ya Na Asha Bhosle Ravi
Bombay To Goa 1972 Dekha Na Hai Re Solo R.D.Burman
Bombay To Goa 1972 Dil Tera Hai Lata Mangeshkar R.D.Burman
Bombay To Goa 1972 O Mehki Mehki Thandi Hawa Solo R.D.Burman
Bombay To Goa 1972 Tum Meri Zindagi Men Lata Mangeshkar R.D.Burman
Chacha Zindabad 1959 Ae Haseeno Nazneeno Solo Madan Mohan
Chacha Zindabad 1959 Bach Gaye Bach Gaye Lata Mangeshkar Madan Mohan
Chacha Zindabad 1959 Badi Cheez Hai Pyar Mohabbat Lata Mangeshkar Madan Mohan
Chacha Zindabad 1959 Des Chhudaye Bhes Chhudaye Solo Madan Mohan
Chandan 1958 Bhare Pade Hai IS Duniya Mein Akal Ke Solo Madan Mohan
Charandas 1977 Ho Yeh Zamana Agar Raah Roke To Kya Asha Bhosle Rajesh Roshan
Chhalia 1973 O Jan-E-Man Asha Bhosle R.D.Burman
Do Thug 1975 Humne Karke Mohabbat Asha Bhosle Kalyanji Anandji
Ek Nazar 1951 Naye Zamane Ki Solo S.D.Burman
Faraar 1975 Main Pyasa Tum Sawan Lata Mangeshkar Kalyanji Anandji
Faraar 1975 Main Pyasa Tum Sawan Solo-with child Kalyanji Anandji
Faraar 1975 Main Pyasa Tum Sawan Solo Kalyanji Anandji
Fifty Fifty 1956 Aadhi Tum Khaa Lo Mohd Rafi Madan Mohan
Fifty Fifty 1956 Tere Jaisa Nahin Milega Mohd Rafi Madan Mohan
Gehri Chaal 1973 Aye Bhai Aye Bhai Solo Laxmikant Pyarelal
Gehri Chaal 1973 Jaipur Ki Choli Asha Bhosle Laxmikant Pyarelal
Ilzam 1954 Dil Jale Hawa Jab Shamshad Begum Madan Mohan
Ilzam 1954 Sun Mere Rashiya Baalam Asha Bhosle Madan Mohan
Ilzam 1954 A B C A B C Mere Sapnon Mein Chori Asha Bhosle Madan Mohan
Jawab 1970 Aa Ja Meri Jaan Asha Bhosle Laxmikant Pyarelal
Johnny Mera Naam 1970 O Mere Raja Asha Bhosle Kalyanji Anandji
Jwar Bhata 1973 Dal Roti Khao Lata Mangeshkar Laxmikant Pyarelal
Jwar Bhata 1973 Turu Turu Turu Tera Mera Pyar Shuru Solo Laxmikant Pyarelal
Kahani Kismat Ki 1973 Duniya Mujhse Kaheti Hai Solo Kalyanji Anandji
Kahani Kismat Ki 1973 Rafta Rafta Dekho Solo Kalyanji Anandji
Katilon Ke Katil 1981 Sare Bazar Karenge Pyar Asha Bhosle Kalyanji Anandji
Khel Khiladi Ka 1977 Ek Babloo Puchhe Lata Mangeshkar Kalyanji Anandji
Khel Khiladi Ka 1977 Sabak Pada Hai Jab Se Manna-Asha Kalyanji Anandji
Khel Kismat Ka 1977 Chanda Chhode Chandni Solo Kalyanji Anandji
Khiladi 1950 O Phool Chunane Waale Solo Hans Raj Behl
Kunwara Badan 1973 Kuch Bhooli Hui Yaaden Solo Ghanshyam
Ladka Ladki 1966 Mujhe Ab Daadaa Ammaa Kaa Zamaanaa Solo Madan Mohan
Ladka Ladki 1966 Seekhlo Seekhlo Usha Mangeshkar Madan Mohan
Ladki 1953 Aurat Na Ho Tho Solo C.Ramchandra
Ladki 1953 Shaadi Kismat Ki Baat Hai Solo R.Sudarshanam
Laharen 1953 Aadha Teetar Aadha Bater Solo C.Ramchandra
Laharen 1953 Idhar Mushkil Udhar Mushkil Solo C.Ramchandra
Laharen 1953 Lo Khili Kheet Mein Lata Mangeshkar C.Ramchandra
Malik 1972 Khana Milega Solo Kalyanji Anandji
Malkin 1953 Dhoti Aur Patloon Mohd Rafi Roshan
Malkin 1953 Kahin Se Oonchi Kahin Mohd Rafi-Shamshad Begum Roshan
Malkin 1953 Koyi Khush Naseeb Mukesh Roshan
Malkin 1953 Piya Mera Bhola Lata Mangeshkar Roshan
Mama Bhanja 1977 Suno Rani Tumne Der Laga Di Lata Mangeshkar Rajesh Roshan
Man Mandir 1971 Aaja Aaja Asha Bhosle Laxmikant Pyarelal
Man Mandir 1971 Jadugar Tere Naina Lata Mangeshkar Laxmikant Pyarelal
Manmauji 1962 Bura Lagta Hai Lage Solo Madan Mohan
Manmauji 1962 Ek Tha Abdul Rehman Lata Mangeshkar Madan Mohan
Manmauji 1962 Zarurat Hai Zarurat Hai Ek Shrimati Ki Solo Madan Mohan
Mastana 1954 Kanwaaron Ka Bhi Duniya Shamshad Begum Madan Mohan
Mastana 1954 Tigge Chauki.. Naache More Anga Shamshad Begum Madan Mohan
Memsahib 1956 Dil Dil Se Milakar Dekho Solo Madan Mohan
Miss Mary 1957 Gana Na Aaya Solo Hemant Kumar
Padosan 1968 Ek Chatur Nar Manna-Mahmood R.D.Burman
Padosan 1968 Kehana Hai Kehana Solo R.D.Burman
Padosan 1968 Mere Bhole Balam Solo R.D.Burman
Padosan 1968 Mere Samnewali Khidki Men Solo R.D.Burman
Padosan 1968 Mere Samnewali Khidki Men (slower version) Solo R.D.Burman
Paheli Jhalak 1954 Charan Das Ko Peeni Ki Jo Aadat (1) Solo C.Ramchandra
Phool Khile Hain Gulshan 1978 Duniya Mein sab Se Haseen Solo Laxmikant Pyarelal
Phool Khile Hain Gulshan 1978 Kaisa Parda Hai Solo Laxmikant Pyarelal
Phool Khile Hain Gulshan 1978 Manubhai Motor Chali Pum Pum Pum Solo Laxmikant Pyarelal
Ponga Pandit 1975 Ganga Ghat Ka Pani Solo Laxmikant Pyarelal
Ponga Pandit 1975 Jijaji Jijaji Meri Didi Hai Anadi Asha-Usha Mangeshkar Laxmikant Pyarelal
Ponga Pandit 1975 Mein Jab Chhedoonga Solo Laxmikant Pyarelal
Ponga Pandit 1975 Woh Mere Picchey Padi Hui Solo Laxmikant Pyarelal
Professor Pyarelal 1981 Aisa Bhi Koi.. Ga (Sad) Solo Kalyanji Anandji
Professor Pyarelal 1981 Dil Ki Khushi Yun Solo Kalyanji Anandji
Professor Pyarelal 1981 Ga Ga Ga Gaye Ja Manhar Kalyanji Anandji
Pyar 1950 Ek Ham Aur Doosare Geeta Dutt S.D.Burman
Pyar 1950 Ghar Ke Maalik Ham Geeta Dutt-Chorus S.D.Burman
Pyar 1950 Jalti Hai Duniya Shamshad Begum S.D.Burman
Pyar 1950 Kacchi Pakki Sarkon Solo S.D.Burman
Pyar 1950 Wo Bewafa Yeh Tho Bata Geeta Dutt S.D.Burman
Pyar 1950 Mohabbat Ka Chhota Solo S.D.Burman
Pyar Kiye Ja 1966 Dil Humne De Diya Lata Mangeshkar Laxmikant Pyarelal
Pyar Kiye Ja 1966 Pyar Kiye Ja Solo Laxmikant Pyarelal
Pyar Kiye Ja 1966 Sunle Pyar Ki Dushman Duniya Manna-Lata-Asha Laxmikant Pyarelal
Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi 1970 Dhukh Sukh Mere Tere Lata Mangeshkar R.D.Burman
Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi 1970 Ek Bottle Solo R.D.Burman
Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi 1970 Lelo Churiya Lata Mangeshkar R.D.Burman
Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi 1970 Suno Ji TumYe Wada Karo Bagh Mein Suman Kalyanpur R.D.Burman
Sab Ka Saathi 1972 Yeh Wada Karo Bagh Mein Na Solo Laxmikant Pyarelal
Sahib Bahadur 1977 Raahi Tha Main Awaara Phhirta Tha Mara Solo Madan Mohan
Sahib Bahadur 1977 Raat Ko Aayiyega Dil Behlayega Solo Madan Mohan
Sahib Bahadur 1977 Yeh Pyar Ka Nasha Nasha Bhi Hai Aisa Asha Bhosle Madan Mohan
Sahib Bahadur 1977 Tauba Tauba Tabahee Tabahee Solo-Chorus Madan Mohan
Shehzada 1972 Na Jayyo Chorke Na Jayyo Lata Mangeshkar R.D.Burman
Shehzada 1972 Rim Jhim Rim Jhim Lata Mangeshkar R.D.Burman
Shehzada 1972 Thokar Men Solo R.D.Burman
Silsila 1981 Ladki Hai Ya Shola Lata Mangeshkar Shiv Hari
Tum Haseen Main Jawan 1970 Munne Ki Amma Solo Shankar Jaikishen
Wafa 1972 Aaloo Ki Bhaaji Baygan Lata Mangeshkar Laxmikant Pyarelal
Wafa 1972 Aankhon Se Yaar Solo Laxmikant Pyarelal
Wafa 1972 Aazaadi-4 Ham Sab Mastaane Asha Bhosle Laxmikant Pyarelal
Yaari Dushmani 1980 Hum Galiyon Ke Waale Mannadey Laxmikant Pyarelal

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august
Rajendra Krishna penned total 554 songs for lata mangeshkar in 158 films. smile3.gif
Nimii
August competing with me tongue1.gif rollf.gif Yaani he gave 50 50 to KK and LM ji ohmy.gif
tracknest
QUOTE(ani218122 @ Jun 25 2005, 06:57 PM) *

I have the feeling that Rajendra Krishan, an icon among lyricists, if perhaps the most underrated, People discuss Sahir , Shailendra, even Gulzar and Javed, but not this guy whose work spans mpre than 3 decades.

Invite members to talk on this please

Anirudha


Rajinder Krishan is a genius. IMO he along with Majrooh, Anand Bakshi, Hasrat and Shailendra is the most gifted and versatile lyricist.
august
i suppose rajendra ji kept very low profile in industry.

to my knowledge, his literary works have not been published anywhere.

hasrat saab and majrooh saab were better known among urdu lovers as 'shairs.'

rajendra ji wasnt associated with political movements either like akhtars and aazmi.
Nimii
The least hyped lyricist sigh.gif but such lovely songs he has given rolleyes.gif

We shld list top 10 ya 20 of his songs..

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august
QUOTE(Nimii @ Jun 26 2006, 12:38 AM) *
The least hyped lyricist sigh.gif but such lovely songs he has given rolleyes.gif

We shld list top 10 ya 20 of his songs..

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goodidea. i shall list lata's top ten for RK. (rajendra krishna biggrin.gif )
aap baki ke singers le lo.. smile.gif
Nimii
Hawwwwwwwwwwww how unfair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! laugh.gif

Sure sure will do it . biggrin.gif

august
1) chale jana nahin nain milake - badi behen 1949- husnlal bhagatram

this is lata's 1st solo song with RK's lyrics.

2) baharein phir bhi aayengi magar hum tum juda honge- lahore 1949- shyamsundar

deep lyrical meaning with slow yet heart-capturing rendition.

3) dheere se aa ja ri akhiyan mein- albela 1951 c ramchandra

i think its second most famous lori after Saigal's so ja raajkumari

4) mera dil yeh pukare aaja -- nagin 1954 hemant kumar

5) mera qarar le ja - ashiyana- 1952- madan mohan

1st film where lata-madan-rajendra came together.

6) yun hasratonke daag - adaalat-1958- madan mohan

7) hum pyar mein jalanewalonko-jailor- 1958 madan mohan

8) kadar jane na, mora balam bedardi ji- bhai bhai- 1956- madan mohan

9)gham ki wadi mein khushi ka karavan- saki- 1952 c ramchandra

10)jis ghar mein dulhan ban ke aayi- ulfat-1980-kalyan ji anand ji

RK's last solo song for lata. vn book lists no other song by rk. after this one.

(* all songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar. all solos. my selections. smile.gif )

Nimii
August that was quick shocked.gif Man you beat me to it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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august
QUOTE(Nimii @ Jun 26 2006, 01:27 AM) *
August that was quick shocked.gif Man you beat me to it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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angel.gif (aur kaam hi kya hai mujhe? laugh.gif )

now time for duets..


1)duniya hamare pyar ki yuhi jawa rahen (karan diwan) -lahore 1949- vinod

first duet for lata by RK.

2)sham dhale khidki tale tum (chitalkar)-albela-1951- c ramchandra

3)
jaag dard-e-ishq jaag (hemant)-anarkali-1953-hemant kumar

4)dil se dil ki dor bandhe- (mukesh)-chhaya-1961-salil

5) bagome khilte hai phool, kasam tere ankhonki-(talat)- suhag sindhur-1961-chitrgupt

6) chand jane kahan kho gaya (rafi)-main chup rahungi -1962-chitrgupt

7) ye mere andhere ujale na hote (talat)-prem patra-1962- salil

8) aaj ki mulaqat bas itni (mahendra)-bharosa-1963-ravi

9) tumen hansi hansi mein dil kyun churaya (mahendra)-ghar basa ke dekho-1963-chitrgupt

10) sir se sarke sarke chunariya (kishore)-silsila-1981-shiv hari

last duet for lata with RK's lyrics.

(* all songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar with respective singers. my selections smile.gif )
maheshks
QUOTE(SuDeo @ Jun 24 2006, 08:38 PM) *

Rajendra Krishna has always been my most favourite lyricist, may be because I also deeply fancy the music of Chitragupta, Madan Mohan and C. Ramchandra. The fact remains he has penned far more popular and lyrical songs for the Hindi movies spanning a period of almost four decades.

However, very little is known about his personal life. I have never read about his background or even about to which place he belonged. Can Pradeep Israni Ji or someone else throw light on his personal life?

Subhash G Deo


He was a punjabi born in Simla in 1919. During my childhood I saw him appearing in Tabassum's programme "Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan". This was a time when he was considered as the most rich writer in the hindi cinema. The reason was that he had won the jackpot worth Rs.46 lakhs in horse racing. The sum was considered as a huge amount during the late seventies. A full article about him has been posted by me here:

http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?showtopic=24759
pradeepasrani
Purely from point of view of literay merit, the following songs are among the top songs written by late Rajinder Krishan

1. Chal Ud Ja Re Panchhi
2. Beraham Aasman Meri manzil Bata Hai Kahan
3. Zameen Chal Rehi Aasman Chal Raha Hai
4. Yeh Zindagi Usi Ki Hai
5. Aye Jaan-e-Jigar Dil Mein Samaane Aa Ja
6. Yun Hasraton Ke Daag
7. Hum Pyar Mein Jalne Waalon Ko
8. Jahan Daal Daal Par Sone Ki Chidiya
9. Yeh Hawa Yeh Raat Yeh Chandni
10. Sapne Mein Sajan Se Do Baatein

Well actually it is very difficult to limit the choice to 10 songs. how can one ignore Main Peeke Nahi Aaya, Apna Pata Bata De, Mera Qarar Le Ja, Khush Raho Ahl-e-watan, Tera Kaam hai jalna, many others.

Rajinder Krishan was among the most versatile lyric writers in HFM. I am glad that this thread has been revived. I do hope other lyric writers too would be discussed more frequently.

Pradeep

bawlachintu
QUOTE(august @ Jun 26 2006, 01:20 AM) *

1) chale jana nahin nain milake - badi behen 1949- husnlal bhagatram

this is lata's 1st solo song with RK's lyrics.

2) baharein phir bhi aayengi magar hum tum juda honge- lahore 1949- shyamsundar

deep lyrical meaning with slow yet heart-capturing rendition.

3) dheere se aa ja ri akhiyan mein- albela 1951 c ramchandra

i think its second most famous lori after Saigal's so ja raajkumari

4) mera dil yeh pukare aaja -- nagin 1954 hemant kumar

5) mera qarar le ja - ashiyana- 1952- madan mohan

1st film where lata-madan-rajendra came together.

6) yun hasratonke daag - adaalat-1958- madan mohan

7) hum pyar mein jalanewalonko-jailor- 1958 madan mohan

8) kadar jane na, mora balam bedardi ji- bhai bhai- 1956- madan mohan

9)gham ki wadi mein khushi ka karavan- saki- 1952 c ramchandra

10)jis ghar mein dulhan ban ke aayi- ulfat-1980-kalyan ji anand ji

RK's last solo song for lata. vn book lists no other song by rk. after this one.

(* all songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar. all solos. my selections. smile.gif )

Thanks August and Pradeep. Good compilation. Awesome variety he gave to HFM. wub.gif
nasir
Irrespective of his status as a lyricist, which I think is very very high in Bollywood, I can vouchsafe that he was one of the most luckiest financially. Now don't ask me how.

NASIR.
mmuk2004
QUOTE(nasir @ Aug 5 2006, 12:37 PM) *

Irrespective of his status as a lyricist, which I think is very very high in Bollywood, I can vouchsafe that he was one of the most luckiest financially. Now don't ask me how.

NASIR.


One possible explanation: smile.gif
maheshks
QUOTE
During my childhood I saw him appearing in Tabassum's programme "Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan". This was a time when he was considered as the most rich writer in the hindi cinema. The reason was that he had won the jackpot worth Rs.46 lakhs in horse racing. The sum was considered as a huge amount during the late seventies. A full article about him has been posted by me here:


Pyala mere hoton par aakar bhi nahin aaya... amazing that there are such few articles on Rajinder Krishan on the web. Love this Talat/CR/RK combo...

Main peeke nahin aaye
Are masti bhari aankhon se
do jaam chura laya

masti meri aankhon mein botal se nahin li hai
saki se nahin maangi chullu si nahin pee hai
behosh nahin phir bhi main host gawan aaya
Main peeke nahin aaya

jeena kise kehte jeekar bhi nahin samjha
Peene ka mazaa kya hai peekar bhi nahin samjha
Pyala mere hoton par aakar bhi nahin aaya...
Main peeke nahin aaya

Apne hi khayalon ko maikhana banaya hai
Toote hue ik dil se paymana banaya hai
Sawan ki ghataon ko aankhon mein chupa laya
Main pee ke nahin aaya...
nasir
QUOTE(mmuk2004 @ Aug 5 2006, 11:33 PM) *

QUOTE(nasir @ Aug 5 2006, 12:37 PM) *

Irrespective of his status as a lyricist, which I think is very very high in Bollywood, I can vouchsafe that he was one of the most luckiest financially. Now don't ask me how.

NASIR.


One possible explanation: smile.gif
maheshks
QUOTE
During my childhood I saw him appearing in Tabassum's programme "Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan". This was a time when he was considered as the most rich writer in the hindi cinema. The reason was that he had won the jackpot worth Rs.46 lakhs in horse racing. The sum was considered as a huge amount during the late seventies. A full article about him has been posted by me here:


Pyala mere hoton par aakar bhi nahin aaya... amazing that there are such few articles on Rajinder Krishan on the web. Love this Talat/CR/RK combo...

Main peeke nahin aaye
Are masti bhari aankhon se
do jaam chura laya

masti meri aankhon mein botal se nahin li hai
saki se nahin maangi chullu si nahin pee hai
behosh nahin phir bhi main host gawan aaya
Main peeke nahin aaya

jeena kise kehte jeekar bhi nahin samjha
Peene ka mazaa kya hai peekar bhi nahin samjha
Pyala mere hoton par aakar bhi nahin aaya...
Main peeke nahin aaya

Apne hi khayalon ko maikhana banaya hai
Toote hue ik dil se paymana banaya hai
Sawan ki ghataon ko aankhon mein chupa laya
Main pee ke nahin aaya...



smile.gif Right.. The Jackpot story is correct. This I remember because I would have been the next winner if he didn't win. Now you can imagine my heartbreak. It's like this:

As you know, there are five races in a Jackpot event and in each race your bet must be the winner in 1st place. Now, there was no winners in two successive Jackpot events. The moneys of two Sundays were carried forward to the third Sunday. It was also declared that the Jackpot amout would not be carried forward further and that the amount would be given irrespective of the fact whether all the five horses come 1st place. That is, even if one were to have four wins he would be eligible.
If my memory is right, Rajinder Krishan bought tickets for Rs. 9000/-, which enabled him to have many choices as the winners. I never used to spend over 20 rupees in an event because Ladyluck can smile on a single ticket. This time too, the winning horse was a fluke. So just a single man won.
The amount was Rs. 70,000/- which was really a huge amount those days. The amount you mentioned is after deduction of income tax.
Well thats my tearful story. How can I forget. This is without prejudice to the parties concerned.

NASIR.
p.s. It was after this event, that they started the Consolation Prizes for the winners of four events out of five. This was 30 per cent.
mmuk2004
QUOTE(nasir @ Aug 6 2006, 11:45 AM) *

QUOTE(mmuk2004 @ Aug 5 2006, 11:33 PM) *

QUOTE(nasir @ Aug 5 2006, 12:37 PM) *

Irrespective of his status as a lyricist, which I think is very very high in Bollywood, I can vouchsafe that he was one of the most luckiest financially. Now don't ask me how.

NASIR.


One possible explanation: smile.gif
maheshks
QUOTE
During my childhood I saw him appearing in Tabassum's programme "Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan". This was a time when he was considered as the most rich writer in the hindi cinema. The reason was that he had won the jackpot worth Rs.46 lakhs in horse racing. The sum was considered as a huge amount during the late seventies. A full article about him has been posted by me here:


Pyala mere hoton par aakar bhi nahin aaya... amazing that there are such few articles on Rajinder Krishan on the web. Love this Talat/CR/RK combo...

Main peeke nahin aaye
Are masti bhari aankhon se
do jaam chura laya

masti meri aankhon mein botal se nahin li hai
saki se nahin maangi chullu si nahin pee hai
behosh nahin phir bhi main host gawan aaya
Main peeke nahin aaya

jeena kise kehte jeekar bhi nahin samjha
Peene ka mazaa kya hai peekar bhi nahin samjha
Pyala mere hoton par aakar bhi nahin aaya...
Main peeke nahin aaya

Apne hi khayalon ko maikhana banaya hai
Toote hue ik dil se paymana banaya hai
Sawan ki ghataon ko aankhon mein chupa laya
Main pee ke nahin aaya...



smile.gif Right.. The Jackpot story is correct. This I remember because I would have been the next winner if he didn't win. Now you can imagine my heartbreak. It's like this:

As you know, there are five races in a Jackpot event and in each race your bet must be the winner in 1st place. Now, there was no winners in two successive Jackpot events. The moneys of two Sundays were carried forward to the third Sunday. It was also declared that the Jackpot amout would not be carried forward further and that the amount would be given irrespective of the fact whether all the five horses come 1st place. That is, even if one were to have four wins he would be eligible.
If my memory is right, Rajinder Krishan bought tickets for Rs. 9000/-, which enabled him to have many choices as the winners. I never used to spend over 20 rupees in an event because Ladyluck can smile on a single ticket. This time too, the winning horse was a fluke. So just a single man won.
The amount was Rs. 70,000/- which was really a huge amount those days. The amount you mentioned is after deduction of income tax.
Well thats my tearful story. How can I forget. This is without prejudice to the parties concerned.

NASIR.
p.s. It was after this event, that they started the Consolation Prizes for the winners of four events out of five. This was 30 per cent.


biggrin.gif Wow! That must have hit close, you remember the amount RK spent on buying the tickets...

The source of that info was Maheshks by the way.

Madhavi
bawlachintu
QUOTE(mmuk2004 @ Aug 6 2006, 10:38 PM) *


biggrin.gif Wow! That must have hit close, you remember the amount RK spent on buying the tickets...

The source of that info was Maheshks by the way.

Madhavi

ninja.gif Smart speculation.

Ek nazar idhar bhi. Thoda prakash is gaane par bhi dalen to kripa hogi fight.gif
http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?s=&a...st&p=277046
bawlachintu
A forgotten melody, which is a masterpiece
in both aspects, lyrics and composition
-------------------------------------------------------
Lyrics for you:
Film:Payal ki Jhankar

Too aaye na aaye magar jaane vaale teri yaad a a kar rulaaya karegi
jo dekhega rota hai koi akela -2 to khud bhi aansu bahaaya karegi
tu aaye na aaye ...

Jidhar se gaya tu ye raahen hamesha tarasti rahengi teri vaapasi ko
udhar se hava bhi jo aaya karegi -2 tera naam lekar sataaya karegi
too aaye na aaye ...

Jo raaton ko taare ye poochhenge mujhase bata tu bhi kyon raat bhar jaagati hai
kahoongi meri neend bas mein nahi hai -2 ye birahan bahaane banaaya karegi
too aaye na aaye ...

Jahaan meri aankhon ka paani girega teri yaad ke phool khilate rahenge
savere-savere jo aayegi shabanam -2 to dil thaam kar laut jaaya karegi
Too aaye na aaye ...



bawlachintu
Preet ki andhiyari manzil pe
Charon or siyahi..............

Hum pyar mein jalne walon ko chain kahan
Film: Jailor
Music: Madan Mohan
Singer: Lata

Click to view attachment
bawlachintu
Ek gana idhar hai:

Baagon mein khilte hain phool

Singers: Talat and Lata
Film: Suhag Sindoor
Music: Chitragupt

http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?s=&a...st&p=354286
nasir
QUOTE(mmuk2004 @ Aug 6 2006, 10:38 PM) *

QUOTE(nasir @ Aug 6 2006, 11:45 AM) *

QUOTE(mmuk2004 @ Aug 5 2006, 11:33 PM) *

QUOTE(nasir @ Aug 5 2006, 12:37 PM) *

Irrespective of his status as a lyricist, which I think is very very high in Bollywood, I can vouchsafe that he was one of the most luckiest financially. Now don't ask me how.

NASIR.


One possible explanation: smile.gif
maheshks
QUOTE
During my childhood I saw him appearing in Tabassum's programme "Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan". This was a time when he was considered as the most rich writer in the hindi cinema. The reason was that he had won the jackpot worth Rs.46 lakhs in horse racing. The sum was considered as a huge amount during the late seventies. A full article about him has been posted by me here:


Pyala mere hoton par aakar bhi nahin aaya... amazing that there are such few articles on Rajinder Krishan on the web. Love this Talat/CR/RK combo...

Main peeke nahin aaye
Are masti bhari aankhon se
do jaam chura laya

masti meri aankhon mein botal se nahin li hai
saki se nahin maangi chullu si nahin pee hai
behosh nahin phir bhi main host gawan aaya
Main peeke nahin aaya

jeena kise kehte jeekar bhi nahin samjha
Peene ka mazaa kya hai peekar bhi nahin samjha
Pyala mere hoton par aakar bhi nahin aaya...
Main peeke nahin aaya

Apne hi khayalon ko maikhana banaya hai
Toote hue ik dil se paymana banaya hai
Sawan ki ghataon ko aankhon mein chupa laya
Main pee ke nahin aaya...



smile.gif Right.. The Jackpot story is correct. This I remember because I would have been the next winner if he didn't win. Now you can imagine my heartbreak. It's like this:

As you know, there are five races in a Jackpot event and in each race your bet must be the winner in 1st place. Now, there was no winners in two successive Jackpot events. The moneys of two Sundays were carried forward to the third Sunday. It was also declared that the Jackpot amout would not be carried forward further and that the amount would be given irrespective of the fact whether all the five horses come 1st place. That is, even if one were to have four wins he would be eligible.
If my memory is right, Rajinder Krishan bought tickets for Rs. 9000/-, which enabled him to have many choices as the winners. I never used to spend over 20 rupees in an event because Ladyluck can smile on a single ticket. This time too, the winning horse was a fluke. So just a single man won.
The amount was Rs. 70,000/- which was really a huge amount those days. The amount you mentioned is after deduction of income tax.
Well thats my tearful story. How can I forget. This is without prejudice to the parties concerned.

NASIR.
p.s. It was after this event, that they started the Consolation Prizes for the winners of four events out of five. This was 30 per cent.


biggrin.gif Wow! That must have hit close, you remember the amount RK spent on buying the tickets...

The source of that info was Maheshks by the way.

Madhavi


I'm sorry. On going through my own info above, I found that Rs.70,000/- has been mentioned. By the way, it was Rs. 7,000,000 (Seventy Lakhs) out of which Income tax was deducted and Forty Lakhs (white money) were given to the winner. Believe me, that amount in the late sixties was a huge amount. A First Class Government Servant in India, say, a Sessions Judge at that time was paid only Rs.3,500-/- a month. The salary of the President of India at that time used to be just Rs.10,000/- a month


NASIR.
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