|Birth name||Iqbal Hussain|
|Born||15 April 1922|
Jaipur, Rajputana, British India
(now in Rajasthan, India)
|Died||17 September 1999 77) (aged|
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Hasrat Jaipuri, born Iqbal Hussain (15 April 1922 – 17 September 1999) was an Indian poet, who wrote in the Hindi and Urdu languages. He was also a renowned film lyricist in Hindi films, where he won the Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist twice.
Jaipuri was born Iqbal Husain in Jaipur, where he studied English till medium level, and then acquired his taalim (education) in Urdu and Persian from his maternal grandfather, the poet Fida Husain 'Fida'.He began writing verse, when he was around twenty years old. Around the same time, he fell in love with a neighborhood girl name Radha. Hasrat talked about a love letter he wrote to this girl, in an interview, later in his life, that love knows no religion. Hasrat Jaipuri was quoted as saying, "It is not at all necessary that a Muslim boy must fall in love only with a Muslim girl. My love was silent, but I wrote a poem for her, 'Yeh mera prem patra padh kar, ke tum naaraaz na hona." It is not known for sure whether the love letter was actually delivered to Radha. But veteran film producer Raj Kapoor liked it enough to include it in his Sangam (1964 Hindi film) and the song ended up becoming a 'hit' song in India.
In 1940, Jaipuri came to Bombay (now Mumbai), and started working as a bus conductor, earning a monthly salary of eleven rupees. He used to participate in mushairas. At a mushaira, Prithviraj Kapoor noticed Jaipuri and recommended him to his son, Raj Kapoor. Raj Kapoor was planning a musical love story, Barsaat (1949) with Shankar-Jaikishan. Jaipuri wrote his first recorded song, Jiya Beqaraar Hai for the film. His second song (and first duet) was Chhor Gaye Baalam.
Along with Shailendra, Jaipuri wrote lyrics for all Raj Kapoor films till 1971. After the death of Jaikishan and failures of Mera Naam Joker (1970) and Kal Aaj Aur Kal (1971), however, Raj Kapoor turned to other lyricists and music directors. Raj Kapoor initially wanted to call him back for Prem Rog (1982), but later settled for another lyricist, Amir Qazalbash. Kapoor finally asked him to write lyrics for the film, Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985). Later, he also invited Hasrat to write three songs for the movie Henna (1991). Jaipuri alleges that after Raj Kapoor's death, the music composer Ravindra Jain "conspired" to "scrap" his lyrics and replace them with his own lyrics.
When fellow lyricist Shailendra turned producer with Teesri Kasam , he invited Jaipuri to write lyrics for the movie. He also wrote screenplay for the movie Hulchul (1951). His last film as a lyricist was Hatya: The Murder (2004).
|Jiya Beqaraar Hai||Barsaat||First recorded song|
|Chhod Gaye Baalam||Barsaat||First duet song|
|Zindagi ek safar hai suhana||Andaz|
|Teri pyari pyari soorat ko||Sasural||specially written for Chanda Jaipuri|
|Pankh hote to ud aati re||Sehra|
|Tere khayalon meinhum||Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne|
|Ehsan tera hoga mujh par||Junglee|
|Tum mujhe yoon bhula na paaoge||Pagla Kahin Ka|
|Aji Rooth Kar Ab Kahan Jaiyega||Arzoo||Nomination for Best Lyricist|
|Sayonara sayonara||Love In Tokyo|
|Aao twist karen||Bhoot Bangla|
|Ajhoon na aaye baalma||Sanjh Aur Savera|
|Duniya bananewale||Teesri Kasam|
|Sun Sahiba Sun||Ram Teri Ganga Maili|
|Unke Khayal Aaye To||Lal Patthar|
|Badan Pe Sitare Lapete Hue||Prince||Inspired to write this song on seeing a woman dressed in a sari studded with glittering stars in Paris|
|Yeh Mera Prem Patra Padh Kar||Sangam||Written when he fell in love with a Hindu girl named Radha|
|Main Rangeela Pyar Ka Rahi||Chhoti Bahen (1959 Hindi film)||Beautiful heart touched lyrics|
|Jhoome Re Jhoome Re||Parvarish|
Jaipuri wrote several books of poetry, in Hindi and Urdu. He once said, "Hindi and Urdu are like two great and inseparable sisters."
Jaipuri invested his earnings in real estate or rental property, on his wife's advice. Thanks to earnings from these properties, his financial condition was sound, and therefore he could devote his time as a lyricist. He was survived by two sons and a daughter who live in Mumbai.His sister Kausar Jahan was married to Sardar Malik and is mother of Anu Malik.
He has two sons & a daughter, Akhtar Hasrat Jaipuri and Asif Hasrat Jaipuri & Kishwar Jaipuri. Aadil and Amaan Jaipuri are his grandsons.[ citation needed ]
Shankar Jaikishan, were a popular and successful Indian composer duo of the Hindi film industry, working together from 1949 to 1971. They are considered to be among the greatest and first composer duo of the Hindi film industry. Later, Shankar continued to function as a Music Director alone, still giving music under the banner Shankar-Jaikishan, till 1986.
Shree 420 is a 1955 Indian Hindi-language comedy drama film directed and produced by Raj Kapoor from a story written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. The film stars Nargis, Nadira, and Kapoor. The number 420 refers to Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code, which prescribes the punishment for the offence of cheating; hence, "Mr. 420" is a derogatory term for a cheat. The film centers on Raj, a poor but educated orphan who comes to Bombay with dreams of success. Kapoor's character is influenced by Charlie Chaplin's "little tramp", much like Kapoor's character in his 1951 Awaara. The music was composed by the team of Shankar Jaikishan, and the lyrics were penned by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri.
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Boot Polish is a 1954 Hindi comedy drama directed by Prakash Arora and produced by Raj Kapoor. It won Best Film at the Filmfare Awards.
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Junglee is a 1961 Indian comedy film produced and directed by Subodh Mukherjee. The music is by Shankar Jaikishan and the lyrics by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri. The film stars Shammi Kapoor, Lalita Pawar, Shashikala, Anoop Kumar and Asit Sen. Saira Banu, in her debut film, earned a Filmfare nomination as Best Actress.
Chori Chori is a 1956 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film directed by Anant Thakur, with music by Shankar Jaikishan and lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra. It stars Raj Kapoor and Nargis in lead roles. It is an adaptation of the 1934 American film It Happened One Night. Bhagwan Dada, Pran, David, and Johnny Walker have character parts. This was the last film of Nargis and Kapoor together as leads, with Nargis doing one cameo appearance in the Kapoor starrer Jagte Raho.
Teesri Kasam is a 1966 Hindi language drama film directed by Basu Bhattacharya and produced by lyricist Shailendra. It is based on the short story Mare Gaye Gulfam, by the Hindi novelist Phanishwarnath Renu. The film stars Raj Kapoor and Waheeda Rehman. The duo Shankar-Jaikishan composed the film's score. The film's cinematography was done by Subrata Mitra. Dialogues were written by Phanishwarnath Renu and the screenplay by Nabendu Ghosh.
Anari is a 1959 Bollywood comedy film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The film stars Raj Kapoor, Nutan, Motilal and Lalita Pawar. The music was by Shankar Jaikishan and the lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri as well as Shailendra. This was among the few movies in which Lalita Pawar played a positive role and Motilal a role with shades of grey. The film was remade in Tamil as Pasamum Nesamum and in Turkish as Enayi.
Shailendra was a popular Indian Hindi-Urdu Poet, lyricist and Film producer. Noted for his association with the filmmaker Raj Kapoor, singer Mukesh, and the composers Shankar-Jaikishan, he wrote lyrics for several successful Hindi film songs in the 1950s and the 1960s.
Andaz (transl. Style) is a 1971 Indian Bollywood romantic drama film, directed by Ramesh Sippy, and written by Salim–Javed, Gulzar and Sachin Bhowmick. It stars Shammi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Rajesh Khanna, and Simi Garewal.
Brahmachari (transl. Bachelor) is a 1968 Indian film. Written by Sachin Bhowmick, it is a G. P. and Ramesh Sippy production directed by Bhappi Sonie. The film stars Shammi Kapoor, Rajshree, Pran, Mumtaz, Jagdeep, Sachin and Asit Sen. The music was by Shankar Jaikishan. The film became a box office Super Hit and won several awards, including Filmfare Best Movie Award.
Professor is a 1962 Hindi film, produced by F. C. Mehra and directed by Lekh Tandon. The film stars Shammi Kapoor, Kalpana, Bela Bose, Lalita Pawar, Tun Tun and Iftekhar. The film's music is by Shankar Jaikishan. The film became a box office hit. The film was remade in Tamil as Nalum Therinthavan (1970s), Nadigan (1990), in Telugu twice as Bhale Mastaru (1969), Peddinti Alludu (1991), in Kannada as Gopi Krishna and in Hindi as Dil Tera Ashiq (1993). The rights to this film are owned by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment.
Diwana is a 1967 Indian Bollywood film directed by Mahesh Kaul. The film stars Raj Kapoor, Saira Banu and Lalita Pawar in pivotal roles. The film, made under the Anupam Chitra production banner had music by Shankar-Jaikishan, with lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra. Some songs are still popular like "Diwana Mujhko Log Kahein ", "Jisne Tumhe Chand Si Surat", "Hum To Jate Apne Gaon" and "Tumhari Bhi Jai Jai". This film is also remembered for Kamal Kapoor's strong performance as Raj Kapoor's father.
Janwar (transl. Animal), (जानवर) is a Hindi film released on 1 January 1965, starring Shammi Kapoor, Rajendernath, Rajshree and Asit Sen. The movie was produced by Hardeep and directed by Bhappi Sonie. The music is by Shankar Jaikishan and lyrics are by Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra.
Aah is a 1953 black and white Bollywood romantic drama film starring Raj Kapoor and Nargis in lead roles. The film was produced by Raj Kapoor and directed by Raja Nawathe. This was Nawathe's first independent directorial venture. He had previously worked as assistant director to Kapoor in Aag (1948), Barsaat (1949) and Awaara (1951).
"Zindagi Ek Safar Hai" is a song from the Hindi film Andaz, composed by the duo of Shankar Jaikishan, written by Hasrat Jaipuri and sung by Kishore Kumar. The song topped the annual list of Binaca Geetmala for 1971.
Raj Hath, also called Rajhath, is a 1956 Indian (Hindi) romantic fantasy drama film directed and produced by Sohrab Modi. It starred Madhubala, Pradeep Kumar, Tun Tun, Sohrab Modi and Ulhas in the main roles. The music for the film was scored by well known music directors, Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal and Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi, often credited as Shankar Jaikishan.
Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan is a 1967 Hindi, social family drama film, produced and directed by Kishore Sahu. The story, screenplay and dialogue were written by Kishore Sahu. Shankar Jaikishan composed the music while the lyrics were written by Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra. Sahu presented his daughter Naina Sahu, in her debut acting role, as the main character. The film starred Biswajeet, Naina Sahu, Shiv Kumar, Nazir Hussain, Rajendranath, Helen and Lalita Pawar.
"Baharon Phool Barsao" or "Baharon Phool Barsao, Mera Mehboob Aaya Hain" is an Indian Hindi song from the Bollywood film Suraj (1966). The lyrics were written by Hasrat Jaipuri, the music was composed by Shankar Jaikishan and the song was sung by Mohammed Rafi. The music of the song was composed in Dadra tala.