May I take this opportunity to introduce you to the world of songs and gazals of Bhupinder Singh.. The first time I myself noticed him was with Gharonda and Mausam songs he had sung so beautifully.. I had known him from Masoom song but not so well at that time.. my interest in him was harnessed after Alok da suggested about his great songs and then Gharonda ‘Ek Akela Is Shahar Mein ..’ song which I had loved all along became a favourite..
In fact I was also in love with Amol Palekar ever after I had seen Chhoti Si Baat and Chitchor.. and Mausam was based on the subject of a novel which we had all read – Agaami Ateet by Kamleshwar.. however, I had still not learned to give credit to the lyricists till I realised the words were equally important.. and Shailendra, Sahir Ludhianvi and Gulzar were inherited from Alok da once again.. Though I still could not displace Amitabh Bachchan for say Sanjeev Kumar.. probably Alok Da’s first choice among actors.. it is all right I did not want to loose my complete identity for a brother, friend and a mentor.. his first choice here would have been Dil Dhoondhata hai phir wohi pursat ke raat din..
Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane – Bhupinder Singh
b. February 6 1940
All along I had not known that Bhupinder Sir had also acted in Haqeeqat besides being a part of the great song on the lives of soldiers – Hoke Majboor Mujhe Usne Bhulaya Hoga.. Hats off to the great singer.. Salaam Lijiye..
Huzoor is kadar bhi na itara ke chaliye is a mesmerising song as is Naam Gum Jaayega.. I shall for completeness someday add the list of the sixteen songs by him in Hindi and possibly link them to Drupal site.. Fort the benefit of music lovers, Bhupinder ji already has a page dedicated to him at the drupal songbooks.. which is not restricted to 16 songs and would be under constant updates as well.. it is hoped that my selection though primarily restricted to his films songs is nevertheless loved by one and all.. Hindi film industry has definitely not done justice to his huge talent.. I believe it is all right.. I did miss an opportunity to listen him live at Khazana 2017 mainly for lack of company and to a lesser extent for its somewhat exorbitant price..
Abhaya Sharma August 9 2017
रुपये में सोलह गाने – भूपिंदर सिंह
- एक अकेला इस शहर में – घरौंदा
- हुज़ूर इस कदर भी न इतरा के चलिये – मासूम
- नाम गुम जायेगा – किनारा
- दिल ढूंढता है फिर वही – मौसम
- होके मजबूर मुझे उसने भुलाया होगा – हकीकत
- किसी नज़र को तेरा इंतज़ार आज भी है – ऐतबार
- दो दीवाने शहर में – घरौंदा
- एक ही ख्बाब कई बार देखा है – किनारा
- मीठे बोल बोले बोले पायलिया – किनारा
- ज़िंदगी मेरे घर आना – दूरियां
- बीति ना बिताये रैना – परिचय
- बोलिये सुरीली बोलियां – गृह प्रवेश
- बादलों से – सत्या
- आवाज़ दी है आज एक नज़र ने – ऐतबार
- सावन के दिन आये सजनवा – भूमिका
- ज़िंदगी फूलों की नही – गृह प्रवेश
अभय शर्मा 17 अगस्त 2017