Puchho na kaise – Meri Soorat Teri Aankhen(1963)

No post about Sachin Karta would do justice to him if it doesn’t explore his classical roots. A disciple of the noted Bengali classical singer, Bhismadev Chattopadhyay, he created several raga based film songs. The most noted among these is this gem, sung by Manna Dey. The original song in Bengali is by Kazi Nazrul Islam. A Bengali rendition by Asha Bhonsle is available here.

Raga: Ahir Bhairav, Thaat: Bhairav

Lyrics: Shailendra

Puchho na kaise maine rain bitai
Ik pal jaise ik yug bita
Yug bite mohe neend na aayi

Ik jale deepak ik man meraa
Phir bhi naa jaaye mere ghar ka andhera
Tadpat tarsat umar gavaayi

Na kahin chanda na kahin taare
Jyot ke pyaase mere nain bichaare
Bhor bhi aas ki kiran na laayi

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