|Birth name||Iqbal Hussain|
15 April 1922|
|Died||17 September 1999(aged 77)|
Hasrat Jaipuri (April 15, 1922 – September 17, 1999) was an Indian poet, who wrote in the Hindi and Urdu languages. He was also a renowned for his work as a 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 in Urdu and Persian from his paternal grandfather, Fida Husain. He began writing verse, when he was around twenty years old. Around same time, he fell in love with a Hindu girl named Radha.
Career in Bollywood
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 and Kal Aaj Aur Kal, however, Raj Kapoor turned to other lyricists and music directors. Kapoor initially wanted to call him back for Prem Rog, but later settled for another lyricist, Amir Qazalbash. Kapoor finally asked him to write lyrics for the film, Ram Teri Ganga Maili. Later, he also invited him to write three songs for the movie Henna. 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).
Selected list of songs
|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|
|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|
|Bol Radha Bol Sangam Hoga Ke Nahin||Sangam||Like the previous song, this song mentions his lover Radha by name. So this song could also be written for the Hindu girl Radha.|
Jaipuri has written several books of poetry, in Hindi and Urdu. He once said, "Hindi and Urdu are like two great and inseparable sisters".
- Abshaar-E-Ghazal (compilation)
Jaipuri invested his earnings in property, on his wife's advice. Thanks to earnings from these properties, his financial condition was sound, and therefore he was not much active as a lyricist. He was survived by two sons and a daughter live in Mumbai
- Filmfare Best Lyricist Award - 1972 for Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana (Andaz, 1971)
- Filmfare Best Lyricist Award - 1966 for Baharon Phool Barsao (Suraj)
- Josh Malihabadi Award, from Urdu Conference
- Dr. Ambedkar Award, for Jhanak Jhanak Tori Baaje Payaliya (Mere Huzoor), a Brajbhasha song
- Jaipuri was also awarded a doctorate from the World University Round Table.
- "Hasrat Jaipuri". Retrieved 2006-11-19.
- "Hasrat Jaipuri". Retrieved 2006-11-19.
- Awards IMDB
- List of Filmfare Award Winners and Nominations, 1953-2005
- Hasrat Jaipuri at Kavita Kosh (Hindi)
- Hasrat Jaipuri at the Internet Movie Database
- Songs of Hasrat Jaipuri
- Ghazals and nazms by Hasrat Jaipuri
- Complete list of works of Hasrat Jaipuri (Hindi)