Article: 267 (ATMJH)
Subject: Abhi To Main Jawan Hun (#267)
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 11:36:17 +0530 (IST)

I intend to focus on some music composers  of  yesteryears,  whom
listening  class has largely forgotten. Here is an attempt to pay
tribute to these people who have  contributed  towards  enriching
our  musical  heritage  but have remained behind the scene unlike
some others like Naushad or Madan Mohan.

                        Unsung Musicians - 1

        Song: Jinhe Hum Yaad Karte Hain, Wohi To Bhul Jaate Hain
                Na Jaane Baat Kya Hai, Aaj Aansoo Muskaraate Hain

        Film:   Pilpili Saheb (1954)
        Music:  Sardul Qwatra
        Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri
        Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
        *ing:   ?

I was introduced to this song by one friend in Vadodara during my
college days.  Since then I have tried to get a clean copy (since
his was bad). The effect was -- I closed  my  eyes  and  remained
spellbound  until  I heard a click of player, when he switched it
off. Song starts with following opening couplet:

        Naiya Bhanwar Ke Bich Thi, Saahil Pe Aa Gaye
                Saari Bahaar? Chhod Ke, Mehfil Me Aa Gaye

An impressive start indeed. The  mukhda  follows  in  very  sweet
voice  of Lata set to one of the most mellow tune one can hear in

I suppose this must be a remake  of  some  Punjabi  film.  Sardul
Qwatra  has  not  very  many films in Hindi films. I guess he was
prolific in Punjabi circle. All his  tunes  I  am  familiar  with
(from few films) are all melodious.

Author: Snehal B. Oza