Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Lo Phir Basant Aayee - Malika Pukhraj/Tahira Syed - Mujtaba



लो फिर बसन्त आई
फूलों पे रंग लाई
चलो बे दरंग
लबे आबे गंग
बजे जलतरंग
मन पर उमंग छाई
लो फिर बसन्त आई
आफत गई खिज़ां की
किस्मत फिरी जहाँ की
चले मै गुसार
सूये लाला जार
मै पर्दादार
शीशे के दर से झाँकी
आफत गई खिज़ां की
खैतों हर चरिंदा
बागों क हर परिंदा
कोइ गर्म खेज़
कोइ नगमा रेज़
सुब को और तेज़
फिर हो गया है ज़िन्दा
बागों का हर परिंदा
खैतों का हर चरिंदा
धर्ति के बेल बूटे
अन्दाज़े नौ से फूटे
हुआ बख्त सब्ज़
हुआ रख्त सब्ज़
हैं दरख्त सब्ज़
बन बन के सब्ज़ निक्ले
धर्ति के बेल बूटे
अन्दाज़े नौ से फूटे
है इश्क भी जुनूं भी
मस्ती भी जोशे खूँ भी
कहीं दिल में दर्द
कहीं आह सर्द
कहीं रंग ज़र्द
है यूँ भी और यूँ भी
मस्ती भी जोशे खूँ भी
फूली हुई है सर्सों
भूली हुई है सर्सों
नहीं कुछ भी याद
यूँ ही बामुराद
यूँ ही शाद शाद
गोया रहे कि बरसों
फूली हुई है सर्सों
इक नाज़्नीं ने पहने
फूलों के ज़र्द गहने
है मगर उदास
नही पी के पास
घमो रंजो यास
दिल को पडे हैं सहने
इक नाज़्नीं ने पेहने ...
लो फिर बसन्त आई

Lo phir basant ayi,
phoolon pe rang layi
chalo be darang
lab-e-aab-e-gang
baje jal tarang
man par umang chayi

afat gayee khizan ki,
kismat phiri jahan ki
chal mai-guzaar
sooe Laalazar
mai-e-parda dar
sheeshe ke dar se jhanki
afat gayee khizaan ki
qismat khili jahan ki

kheton ka har charinda,
baghon ka har parinda
koi garm khez
koi naghma rez
subh ko aur tez
phir ho gaya hai zinda
baghon ka har parinda
khaiton ka har charinda

dharti ke bel boote,
andaze nau se phute
hua bakht sabz
mila rakht sabz
hai darakht sabz
ban ban ke sabz nikle
dharti ke bel bootay
andaze nau se phootay

hai ishq bhi junoon bhi,
masti bhi josh e khoon bhi
kahin dil main dard
kahin aah sard
kahin rang zard
hai yun bhi aur yun bhi
masti bhi josh-e-khoon bhi
hai ishq bhi junoon bhi

phooli huee hai sarson
bhooli huee hai sarson
nahin kuch bhi yaad
yunhe ba murad
yunhee shaad shaad g
oya rahe gee barson
phooli hue hai sarson

ek naznin ne pehne
phoolon ke zard gehne
hai magar udas
nahin pi ke paas
gham-o-ranj-o-yaas
dil ko pare hain sehne
ek naznin ne pehne
phoolon ke zard gehne
lo phir basant ayi, lo phir basant ayi



لو پھر بسنت آئی
پھولوں میں رنگ لائی
چلو بے درنگ
لب آب گنگ
بجے جل ترنگ
من پر امنگ چھائی
لو پھر بسنت آئی
آفت گئی خزاں کی
قسمت پھری جہاں کی
چلے مے گسار
سوے لالہ زار
معے پردہ دار
شیشے کے در سے جھانکی
آفت گئی خزاں کی
کھیتوں کا ہر چرندہ
باغوں کا ہر پرندہ
کوئی گرم خیز
کوئی نغمہ ریز
صب کو اور تیز
پھر ہوگیا ہے زندہ
باغوں کا ہر پرندہ
کھیتوں کا ہر چرندہ
دھرتی کے بیل بوٹے
انداز نو سے پھوٹے
ہوا بخت سبز
ملا رخت سبز
ہیں درخت سبز
بن بن کے سبز نکلے
دھرتی کے بیل بوٹے
ہے عشق بھی جنوں بھی
مستی بھی جوش خوں بھی
کہیں دل میں درد
کہیں آہ سرد
کہیں رنگ زرد
ہے یوں بھی اور یوں بھی
پھولی ہوئی ہے سرسوں
بھولی ہوئی ہے سرسوں
نہیں کچھ بھی یاد
یوں ہی با مراد
یوں ہی شاد شاد
گویا رہے کی برسوں
پھولی ہوئی ہے سرسوں
اک نازنیں نے پہنے
پھولوں کے زرد گھنے
ہے مگر اداس
نہیں پی کے پاس
غم و رنج و یاس
دل کو پڑے ہیں سہنے
اک نازنیں نے پہنے ...
لو پھر بسبت آئی


Malika Pukhraj (Urdu: ملكہ پکھراج ) (b1912 - 2004) was a highly popular singer of Pakistan. She was generally called as "Malika" meaning "The Queen." She is extremely popular for her rendition of Hafeez Jalandhri's song, Abhi to main jawan hoon ("I am still youthful"), which is enjoyed by millions not only in Pakistan, but also in India. Her popular numbers were,Lo phir basant aaya and Quli Qutub's Piya baaj piyale piya jaye na and Faiz Ahmed Faiz's Mere qatil mere dildar mere paas raho.

Malika Pukhraj, was born in village Mirpur, on the banks of the River Akhnoor, 16 miles from Jammu, and as she grew up her mother moved to Kanak Mandi area of Jammu, in present Jammu and Kashmir, where she spent early years of her life, she was given the name "Malika" at birth, by 'Majzoob', 'Baba Roti Ram, a spiritualist, in Akhnoor area and named Pukhraj by her Aunt.

Malika Pukhraj who was coached by Ustad Allah Buksh, father of Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. At age nine, At nine she visited Jammu and performed at coronation ceremony of Maharaja Hari Singh, who got so impressed by her voice that she appointed a court singer in his Durbar, and stayed there for another nine years.

Over the next 8 decades she captivated her audience with her command over the singing genres of Thumri, Ghazal, Bhajan and folk Pahari Geet, including Dogri folk songs. She was among the greatest singers of British India in the 1940s, and after Partition of India in 1947, she migrated to Lahore, Pakistan, where she received further fame, through her radio performances with composer, Kale Khan.

In 1980, she received the Presidential Pride of Performance Award, Pakistan. In 1977, when All India Radio, for which she sang until Partition, was celebrating its Golden Jubilee, she was invited to India, and awarded with the 'legend of Voice' award Malika Pukhraj also recorded her memoirs in the novel Song Sung True.

Malika Pukhraj, died in Lahore on February 4, 2004. Her funeral procession started from her residence West Canal bank, and she laid to rest at her ancestral 'Shah Jamal' graveyard in Lahore

Malika Pukhraj was married to Syed Shabbir Hussain Shah, a Government Officer and had 6 children, including Safiea, her eldest daughter; Tahira Syed, one of Malika Pukhraj’s two daughters, emerged as a well-known singer in her own right. Her other daughter, Tasneem, is married to famous lawyer and senator S.M. Zafar. Her eldest son Tauqeer lives in Model Town, Lahore, and his wife Shahnaaz, her other son is, Maj. (R) Syed Tanveer Hussain.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! I heard the song for the first time today, and couldn't quite get some of the words. My desperate search led me here ----thanks, once again!

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