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Mann tadpat hari darshan ko aaj – Baiju Bawra (1952)

Today let us walk down memory lane and listen to the versatile genius of Mohd. Rafi whose range spanned from the raga based bhajan Mann Tadpat Hari Darshan Ko Aaj in Baiju Bawra (Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni) to the jazzy Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho in Hanste Zakhm (Madan Mohan – Kaifi Azmi) to the ghazal Tumhari zulfke saaye mein sham kar lunga in Naunihaal (Madan Mohan – Kaifi Azmi).
In Baiju Bawra, the lead role of a musical genius who could compete with the great Tansen, played by Bharat Bhushan was made believable by Rafi’s renditions.

Composer: Naushad
Raga: Malkauns Thaat: Bhairavi

Prem Jogan Ban Ke – Mughal-E-Azam(1960)

Many consider the Mughal-E-Azam soundtrack to be Naushad’s masterpiece. While there may be difference of opinion on that, it was no less a masterstroke by K.Asif and Naushad to get Bade Ghulam Ali Khan to sing in a Hindi film, which was Mughal-E-Azam. The Khan didn’t disappoint. Presented below is his classical rendition based on the raga Sohini, apparently being sung by Tansen in the background of the picturization on Anarkali (Madhubala) and Saleem (Dilip Kumar).

Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni