ghabra ke jo ham sir ko... takraye toh achha ho
is jine mein sau dukh hain
marr jaaye toh achha ho
ghabra ke jo ham sir ko takraye toh achha ho
Rajkumari was probably in her sixties at that time, but she sang just those few lines such passion that I have not been able to forget it for all these years.
Today, while spending some time on YouTube, I chanced upon a 1998 clip from Sa Re Ga Ma, the popular singing competition program on Zee TV. After a request by Sonu Nigam, Rajkumari, then 78 years of age, gave the audience a taste of her melodious voice.
What followed after that was a brief exchange between legendary music director Anil Biswas and Rajkumari.
I was laughing very hard during the exchange between AnilDa and Rajkumari. One wonders "ib kya hota agar...". Today, neither Anil Biswas nor Rajkumari are among us. These clips show the kind of stuff that memories are made of. I am greatful to Namita for sharing these clips on YouTube.
dil doobne ka manzar woh bhi toh zara dekhe
aansu meri aankhon mein..... bhar aaye toh achha ho