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The rare, unheard antras of \"Jaane Kahan Gaye Woh Din\" from MERA NAAM JOKER (1972). (Did You Know - 54)
02 Sep, 2013 | Articles on Music, Poetry and Life / Did You Know!

For a moment, if we try to visualize the creative process of making all those musical gems in our Golden Era of Hindi Cinema. Then for the lyrics writers it was a kind of regular norm to write more than the required number of stanzas (antra) for any one song, from which only the selected ones were later finalized by the director for his ultimate recording & the rest were simply left as not-required.
Jaane Kahan Gaye Woh Din - Rare StanzasSo where the listeners/viewers got only 3-4 stanzas of a song as recorded in its final take, the handbook of the lyrics writer used to have many more precious ones written with the same enthusiasm and love, which later either got lost or remained hidden in the personal archives of the maestros, quite sadly. However after many years, few of those unheard antras were occasionally revealed by few lyricists or singers themselves in their various programs which are surely like a real cherished treasure for a Hindi Film Music fan, undoubtedly.
And this write-up shares two more antras written by Hasrat Jaipuri for the immortal song “Jaane Kahan Gaye Woh Din” sung by Mukesh in the music direction of Shankar-Jaikishan for Raj Kapoor’s dream project MERA NAAM JOKER released in 1972.
“Jaane Kahan Gaye Woh Din,
Kehtey Thhey Teri Raah Mein, Nazron Ko Hum Bichhayenge,
Chaahe Kahin Bhi Tum Raho,
Chaahenge Tumko Umar Bhar, Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge.

Is Dil Ke Aashiyan Mein Ab……….., Unke Khyaal Reh Gaye,
Tod Ke Dil Woh Chal Diye…………., Hum Phir Akele Reh Gaye,

Jaane Kahan Gaye Woh Din……………………….!
Kehtey Thhey Teri Raah Mein, Nazron Ko Hum Bichhayenge,

Aandhiyan Gham Ki Yoon Chali………., Sapne Mere Bikhar Gaye,
Aansoo Bhi Mere Kehne Lage…………., Saathi Tere Kidhar Gaye,

Jaane Kahan Gaye Woh Din……………………….!
Kehtey Thhey Teri Raah Mein, Nazron Ko Hum Bichhayenge,

And following is my humble try to contribute another stanza in the song as per the theme of MERA NAAM JOKER and it’s also a tribute to that divine blessed team of showman Raj Kapoor & his immensely gifted friends making many gems together. And it goes as,
"Yeh Zindagi Bhi Bahaar Hai………., Sajde Mein Unke Yaar Hai,
Do Din To Humse Mil Gaye………….., Dil Ko Yahi Qaraar Hai”

Jaane Kahan Gaye Woh Din……………………….!
Kehtey Thhey Teri Raah Mein, Nazron Ko Hum Bichhayenge,

(Note : One of the above mentioned rare antras can be heard in the voice of Mukesh only at the following link for all interested friends)

(Thanks to Pinak Pani Pandey for inspiring me to write this article on the rare stanzas.)

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02 Sep 2013 / Comments ( 14 )
Pinak Pani Pandey

Thanks for bringing it to your site.


Bobby Sing

Thanks for inspiring me Pinak Pani Pandey and Keep Visiting.

chandan vishwakarma
This is classic, Thanks for sharing... :)
Bobby Sing

Thanks a lot Chandan and keep visiting as there is lot more similar stuff coming soon.

Ashok Gaur

N I C E ...Yunus-Bhaai...
Realy.......RARE...Informative & Knowledgeful..
Pl..Continue..Regularly..for Readers/Viewers...
V Know U Have ...Lot of Stocks.. Thnx/Regards

Bobby Sing

Thanks Yunus Bhai for sharing the link at his Facebook wall and 
Thanks to Ashok Gaur for your appreciating words.

Do keep visiting as there is lot more coming soon.


Dear Bobby ji..
this is really invaluable and phenomenal.. I am really amazed at the efforts you have put in to gather the information..

Great job..

Bobby Sing

Thanks Dharmakirthi for your kind words and do keep visiting as there is a lot more to share with all like minded friends here about the Golden years of Hindi Film Music.

Hope you would enjoy many other posts at the site with more similar stuff and have a good time.


Dear Bobby Singh ji,
I am ardent fan of Raj Kapoor Saab and Mukeshji and sing their songs with lot of love and passion. Mera Naam Joker among other pictures of Raj Saab, like Sangam Shree 420, Aawara, Jis Desh..., Jagte Raho have been my all time favorites. Jane Kahan Gaye woh Din, song goes deep into my mind and I sing that Song in many family parties. I knew about Stanza "Iss Dil ke Aashyan mein.." and also 2 more stanzas as described in your articles but could not get if from even Nitinji whom I recently visited in Bombay.

Finally Keshwariji (daughter of Hasrat Jaipuri Saab) forwarded this article to me.

Recently I have recorded this unheard and unsug part of the Great song Jane Kahan Gaye woh din.... in USA in my Home Studio and would like to send it over to you for your comments. Your article helped me doing this and I am very grateful to you.

Bobby Sing

Dear Ratan Lillaney Ji,
Thanks a lot for visiting and writing in.
Was glad to know that my article could be of such help in your passion towards the maestros and their works.
Would love to hear your recording as I am too involved in the music world professionally since many years now.
So please do send them at my mail id : bobbysing@gmail.com and I would surely share my views on the same as desired.
Looking forward to hear it soon.



Very imotional song on rajkapoor saheb & sung by Mukeshji
I like this song very much.

Bobby Sing

It is an emotional song indeed.
Thanks for visiting and writing in.


srikant sardesai

touching heart, favourite song

Bobby Sing

Thanks for visiting and writing in, Srikant Sardesai.

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