New Delhi. The famous song ‘Jhumka Gira Re Bareilly Ke Bazaar Mein’ from the Sadhana and Sunil Dutt starrer film ‘Mera Saaya’, released in 1966, became a huge hit. All the girls have danced on this song from the year 1966 till now. After listening to this song, everyone feels that the film must have some connection with Bareilly… is from life. Let us tell the interesting story of the making of this song.
The story of the making of many songs in Hindi cinema is very interesting. When a song comes in the mind of a songwriter and where it fits, there is a very interesting aspect to it. One such song is ‘Jhumka Gira Re Bareilly Ke Bazaar Mein’. When Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, the famous lyricist and poet of Hindi cinema, would have written this song, he would not even have any idea that this song would become so famous one day. Actually, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan often came to Bareilly and was friends with Amitabh Bachchan’s father and famous poet Harivanshrai Bachchan. This is from the year 1941, then there was only India. There was no Hindustan-Pakistan, Christmas holidays were on, and Harivansh Rai was a bit gloomy as he had already lost both his father and first wife.
Amitabh’s parents had their first meeting in Bareilly
According to the media report, Harivansh, who was completely broken from inside, had come to his friend’s house in Rai Bareilly, who was a professor by profession. Teji Suri had also reached the house of those professors. The first meeting of Bachchan sahib and Teji Suri took place over tea at Professor sahib’s house. Teji liked Bachchan sahib.Teji used to teach psychology in those days at Khoob Chand Degree College in Lahore. The principal Prema Johri was a resident of Bareilly and was also a good friend of Teji. When she came to know about Teji’s heart, she helped a lot in the union of both.
Harivansh Rai Bachchan-Teji Bachchan’s heart was found
On the night of December 31, the last day of the year, a party was held at the house of famous lawyer Ramji Sharan Saxena of Bareilly. Teji and Bachchan sahib met in this program. Requested Bachchan sahib to recite a poem on the new year. So As soon as Bachchan sahib said ‘when could the tears flow in that eye’, Teji’s eyes filled with tears and tears started flowing from her eyes and it is said that even Harivansh Rai Bachchan could not hold back his tears, two hearts Came closer and something happened that in the morning of the new year of 1941, everything had completely changed. Both of them got engaged. On January 4, 1941, Harivansh Bachchan got his marriage registered in the court of District Magistrate of Allahabad. That era was not as modern as it is today, so this marriage was no less than a controversy… Well Teji went to Lahore to seek the blessings of her family, then Bachchan sahib went to Allahabad and started preparing for the wedding.
Raja Mehdi Ali Khan did not forget about Teji Bachchan
Even before getting married, they used to meet frequently in poetry conferences and parties and the circle of friends kept asking about marriage. Raja Mehdi was also in one such program. When Tejiji was asked how long all this would last, Teji said in a very beautiful way that ‘My jhumka has fallen in the market of Bareilly’. It must have meant that the heart has been attached to the poet. The lines were pasted. When it came to writing the song for the film ‘Mera Saaya’ in 1966, he remembered this story and composed the entire song..’Jhumka Gira Re Bareilly Ke Bazaar Mein’…which was sung by Asha Bhosle and composed by Madan Mohan and actress Sadhna made it famous in her special style.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 08, 2022, 11:54 IST