Amazing Song: Jinhe naaz hai hind par woh kahan hai

In an age of remixes, disastrous lyrics, and more focus on visual content than literature, here’s a pleasnt change.

Most of you’ll must have heard Rabbi Shergill’s 1st album track, “Bulla ki jaana”. It was a big hit and now he’s back with his second album after a long time and it has been totally worth the wait.

I came across one of the tracks, “Bilqis: Jinhe naaz hai hind par” and after watching the video, this song really deserves a tribute.

Rabbi tells the story of 4 unsung heroes of India in a remarkable manner that makes one think and moves you to tears.  When heard for the 1st time, the lyrics of the song are hard to catch, but when understood, you’ll really love the song.

The icing on the cake is the strumming of the National Anthem tune between the verses, which serves as the perfect melody between the thought provoking verses.

So here’s the lyrics: 

Bilqis: Jinhe naaz hai hind par
-RABBI

Mera naam Bilqis Yakub Rasool
Mujhse hui bas ek hi bhool
Ki jab dhhundhhte thhe vo Ram ko
To maen khadi thhi, rah mein

Pehle ek ne puchha na mujhe kuchh pata thha
Dujey ko bhi mera yehi javab thha
Fir itno ne puchha ki mera ab saval hai ki

Jinhe naaz hai hind par vo kahan the
Jinhe naaz hai vo kahan hain

Mera naam Shriman Satyendra Dubey
Jo kehna thha vo keh chukey
Ab padhey hain rah mein
Dil mein liye ek goli

Bas itna kasoor ki hamne likha thaa
Vo sach jo har kisi ki zuban thaa
Par sach yahan ho jatey hain zehreelay

Jinhe naaz hai hind par vo kahan the
Jinhe naaz hai vo kahan hain

Mujhe kehte hain anna Manjunath
Maine dekhi bhatakti ek laash
Zamir ki beech sarhak Lakhimpur Kherhi

Adarsh phasa jahan naaron mein
Aur chor bharey darbaron mein
Vahan maut akhlaq ki hai ik khabar baasi

Jinhe naaz hai hind par vo kahan the
Jinhe naaz hai vo kahan hain

Mazha nau aahe Navleen Kumar
Unnees june unnees bar
Unnees unnees unnees unnees
Unnees baar

Unnees unnees unnees unnees
Unnees unnees unnees unnees
Unnees unnees unnees unnees
Unnees baar

Looto dehaat kholo bazaar
Nallasopara aur Virar
Chheeno zameen hamse humhe
Bhejo pataal

Jinhe naaz hai hind par vo kahan the
Jinhe naaz hai vo kahan hain

The 1st martyr Rabbi tells about is Bilqis Bano.
Bilkis Bano is one of the victims of the riots which followed the Godhra train massacre. On March 3 (or February 28), 2002, she was gangraped in Dahod district of Gujarat when she was pregnant. She also lost 14 relatives including her 3-year-old child, mother and 2 sisters. She is the sole witness to this incident. The case was handled by the CBI, and was transferred to Mumbai court on the orders of the Supreme Court. 20 people have been accused in the case.

Then Rabbi speaks of Satyendra Dubey.
Satyendra Kumar Dubey (1973 – 2003) was project director at the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). He was assassinated in Gaya, Bihar for fighting corruption in the Golden Quadrilateral highway construction project.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyendra_Dubey

Then,
Shanmugam Manjunath (1978 Kolar-2005) was a marketing manager for the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) who was murdered for sealing a corrupt petrol station in UP. Who later became a rallying cry for IIM, IIT and other institutes students. While working for the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) in Lucknow, he had ordered two petrol pumps at Lakhimpur Kheri sealed for selling adulterated fuel for three months. When the pump started operating again a month later, Manjunath decided to conduct a surprise raid around November 19, 2005.

Having not heard from his son for three days, at around 9 that night, his father, M Shanmughan, had sent an SMS: “How are you?”. There was no reply because that very night, during his inspection, Manjunath had been shot dead. His body, riddled with at least six bullets, was found in the backseat of his own car, which was being driven by two employees of the petrol pump. Both were arrested and the main accused, pump-owner Pawan Kumar (‘Monu’) Mittal, was held on November 23 along with seven others.

And the 4th,
Ms. Navleen Kumar, who worked for the land rights of adivasis/tribals in Nallasopara, outskirts of Mumbai was stabbed to death on the terrace of her flat. She had been fighting against “builders and land mafia” who had been usurping tribal land by terror, force and fraud over the last 20-25 years, to restore the land rights to the tribals – the original owners. On the 19th of June 2002, she was stabbed 19 times.

The video is brilliant and can be viewed at:
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=_FunznAFCQI 

God bless Rabbi for this amazing masterpiece. A fervent hope that we remember the trails and the tribulations undergone, while celebrating the character and strength that each one of our fellow Indians mentioned in this song displayed.

68 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Siddhi
    Sep 09, 2008 @ 17:25:21

    its an awesome song…… and the national anthem on guitar sounds great too!

    Reply

  2. Ravi
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 08:48:32

    Hey Yatin,
    That was really great man… thanks for the lyrics and the briefs about the individuals attached to it…..

    Rabbi is definatly a STAR…. but you are a STAR too.. who has promoted it…..this way

    Cheers,
    Ravi

    Reply

  3. Yatin
    Sep 12, 2008 @ 11:46:35

    @Ravi: Thanks a lot dude. Those are big words for me, really. Glad you liked it.

    Reply

  4. Apurva
    Sep 14, 2008 @ 00:27:09

    Thank You

    Reply

  5. God...
    Sep 21, 2008 @ 12:12:09

    Very True… :(
    Jinhe naaz hai hind par Wo kahan hai??
    Hey buddy Nice blog….

    Reply

  6. Ritambhara
    Sep 22, 2008 @ 19:49:45

    Hi Yatin,

    Sometimes you come across interesting blog posts but then you don’t think of dropping a message but this blog post does require something. I don’t have much to say but thanks for bringing to notice the video and for putting up the lyrics with a background information. Personally, I was aware of the first three people but not Ms. Navleen Kumar’s case. My ignorance.
    It is a very powerful video with equally powerful lyrics.

    Best
    Ritambhara

    Reply

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  8. ankit
    Sep 27, 2008 @ 06:28:11

    hey wht’s songs n so gr8 remake done by rabby m so big fan of rabbi shergil…..

    Reply

  9. shantanu
    Sep 28, 2008 @ 13:28:36

    U rock….this song has been on my mind for the last week…..Just downloaded and read the lyrics…and have shed a few tearssss…Never knew the lyrics were actually this….Thanks a ton…

    Reply

  10. Calvin
    Oct 03, 2008 @ 16:14:03

    Great work man!

    Reply

  11. Ajit Kumar
    Oct 06, 2008 @ 10:39:06

    It was simply amazing to read the lyrics and the stories of these 4 national unsung heroes. very good work man!! Rabbi deserves all the accolades for rendering such a beautiful emotional number. So do you for promoting it.

    Reply

  12. saumyajeet
    Oct 08, 2008 @ 09:51:43

    really a gr8 song and with all stories it is just a masterpiece gr8 work in putting the stories n lyrics in ur blog.

    after listening to this song an after knowing the meaning of the song we can just say.

    Jinhe naaz hai hind par vo kahan the
    Jinhe naaz hai vo kahan hain

    Reply

  13. chandrashekhar
    Oct 22, 2008 @ 19:47:07

    yatin u rock and wat can i say about this song when i heard of it first time after that i had send to all my frends and also told dem to do so……………gr8 song and salute to rabbi……..

    Reply

  14. varun
    Oct 23, 2008 @ 06:18:13

    simply superb … excellent job done by Rabbi ..salute to Rabbi ..

    Reply

  15. sandeep
    Nov 29, 2008 @ 06:33:40

    thank you so much for these lyrics.
    i can only dream of indians taking the meaning of this wonderful song and using it to overcome the obstacles that plague our country.

    Reply

  16. vatsal
    Nov 30, 2008 @ 20:09:21

    thanks for provding the information on the people reffered in the song.
    Thanks for keeping them alive.
    and lastly thanks to Rabbi for continuing such great work.
    One of the very few good writers around.
    Vatsal

    Reply

  17. Surya
    Nov 30, 2008 @ 20:18:27

    Thanks for the song’s lyrics Yatin. Great post. But your quote troubles me :)
    “If you would not like to be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.”
    Don’t worry too much about people remembering you, Hitler is remembered as much as Gandhi!
    And our collective memory is exceptionally awful, I had forgotten all about what happened to Bilqis Yakub. :( :(
    Thanks for reminding me.

    Reply

  18. Mayur
    Jan 05, 2009 @ 16:10:41

    Seriously, it does deserve a comment.
    Wonderful post.

    And waiting for more action from rabbi shergill

    Reply

  19. Tanu
    Jan 19, 2009 @ 09:51:07

    Wonderful !!! Jai Hind !

    Reply

  20. Nitesh
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 07:57:33

    Another thing to note is that “Jinhe naaz hai hind par” is a song in Pyaasa (Guru Dutt, 1957). The song also has the same theme.

    Reply

  21. Tahir
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 20:05:01

    Great post buddy. I was looking for the details of the cases Rabbi was singing about. Thanks for listing all of them.

    Reply

  22. Jatin
    Apr 14, 2009 @ 18:44:00

    THANKS YATIN FOR SUCH AN IMPORTANT INFORMATION… I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FR THIS FROM THE DAY I HEARD THIS SONG….. ACTUALLY THIS SONG IS NOT ONLY A MELODY BUT A AWARENESS TO ALL OF US…. GOD BLESS YOU!!

    Reply

  23. umesh
    Jun 28, 2009 @ 00:56:56

    great work yaar…

    thanks for lyrics & all

    Reply

  24. Sanjay
    Jun 28, 2009 @ 07:35:42

    what a song ……………makes you think, and kudos to you for posting the lyrics and the meaning coz most people just litsen to the song without understanding the meaning and the message that is being delivered

    Reply

  25. Shadab
    Sep 22, 2009 @ 11:15:17

    I only just liked that song because of the line
    “Adarsh phasa jahan naaron mein
    Aur chor bharey darbaron mein”
    But now I like this song much more after its conclusions, thanks Mr. Yatin for a new unfolding towards a great work

    Reply

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  27. ishank
    Dec 06, 2009 @ 22:21:52

    great work brother…keep it up..

    Reply

  28. Siddharth
    Jan 26, 2010 @ 19:06:24

    rally this is a nice blog.. good work and the responses says in itself the we Indian’s do have a soul till now and feel moved by such songs..

    but to answer the questions of few of the people who have stated in this blog
    “Jinhe Naaz hai hind par woh kahan hai???”
    well fellow country men.. We are the people he is refering to.. so wht this song really means is that rather than only listening and appreciating this song.. It would be great if we start asking the questions to ourselves that do we really give a damn if somthng like this happens around us?? or is it that we just talk about it for few hours.. post a few blogs and feel good abt it …

    Am not questioning ne1′s sincerity to nation.. but wht am questioning is the determination to DO rather than just TALK.. this includes me also..

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  30. Raj
    Apr 23, 2010 @ 18:59:50

    OMG.. I never knew there was such a tragic history behind this song. This has made me a die hard fan of Rabbi Shergill.
    btw.. you’ve also done excellent work with all your effort.
    Thank you

    Reply

  31. trany
    May 17, 2010 @ 02:21:54

    I bookmarked this link . Thank you for good job !

    Reply

  32. gungun
    May 31, 2010 @ 18:01:30

    Dear Freind
    great to read your blog, alot to say abt your blog and initiative yu took of promoting Rabi’s great work. Congratulations for having an eye for classic
    work.
    regards
    Gungun

    Reply

  33. Shaishav
    Jun 09, 2010 @ 19:29:41

    After Rabbi..you have done an awesome job!!

    thanks for making me understand this masterpiece…

    Reply

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  35. Nabahat Khan
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 03:41:04

    Really Great Work . . . . I used it for my blog thanks.

    Reply

  36. Himanshu
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 08:11:11

    This song is better then jai ho , so this song is oscar winning song.

    Reply

  37. varchsva
    Aug 22, 2010 @ 06:12:58

    this is the link to the video watch it too

    Reply

  38. Gaurav
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 21:35:59

    Yatin,

    Brilliant job man !!

    This song has so many different levels.. right from the jana gana mana piece in the middle of each story to unees baar actually sung 19 times.. Too good.. very very thought provoking song !!

    Reply

  39. Bhargava Ravoori
    Aug 28, 2010 @ 21:21:04

    Great song by Rabbi. Thank you very much for sharing the lyrics.
    @Siddharth: Couldn’t agree more. It is up to us to do something. Songs like these need to be well circulated among us, the inheritors of tomorrow’s India. This song strengthens my resolve to do something for my motherland and inshallah I will do something one day.

    -Bhargava

    Reply

  40. GP
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 00:48:32

    @Bhargava
    Trust me you’ve already done such great things.. its hard to believe..

    Reply

  41. Ravi Handa
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 03:16:39

    Brilliant post man.

    Reply

  42. Arjun
    Oct 17, 2010 @ 18:43:26

    amazing Yatin … thumbs up dude !!

    Reply

  43. Eshan Sharma
    Oct 23, 2010 @ 16:36:51

    repeating ur post on my blog
    credentials obviously goes to u. :)

    Reply

  44. Ashutosh Sharma
    Oct 31, 2010 @ 20:44:49

    Thanks yuvvi to introduce me to the song
    heart touching

    Reply

  45. rajdeep
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 11:15:25

    Thanks for a short reference to each people and the lyrics. I’ll download all the songs from the album. The lyrics of the song along with the Music by Rabbi are speechless…

    Reply

  46. NAVEEN KUMAR
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 17:37:54

    awsmmmmmmmmmmmm

    jai hind…
    || VANDE MATARAM ||

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  47. Abhinav Dhere
    Dec 30, 2010 @ 08:39:00

    It is so unfortunate that such great patriots have been forgotten!
    Thank you for elaborating the details about these four people.I shared this post on Twitter,Facebook and even the page I have on Facebook so that it reaches maximum people.

    Reply

  48. up_stream
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 19:36:23

    thanks for the page and the lyrics!

    Reply

  49. sharmista
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 21:49:30

    Thanks Yatin for bringing this to the surface.An eye opener and shocking would be an understatement

    Reply

  50. sharmista
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 21:59:28

    Shocking is an understatement.Thanks yatin for bringing this out this

    Reply

  51. Avneet
    Apr 17, 2011 @ 10:15:59

    thnx for the beautiful post ..
    its an amazing song .. i must say

    Reply

  52. Shrivatsa
    May 06, 2011 @ 10:57:57

    thank for the beautiful post highlighting the song

    Reply

  53. Suraj
    May 25, 2011 @ 22:39:29

    Truely great work man

    Reply

  54. Yusuf Umar
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 10:59:43

    Heart Touching

    Reply

  55. Smitha
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 10:19:06

    This is a song which Slaps on our face, and says we really have to stand up for what we believe our mother land.
    Your blog gives a very enlightening meaning for the song.
    Thanks for posting this

    Reply

  56. Santosh John Samuel
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 15:30:42

    The song could not have come without anger and passion, nor could the detailed explanation. Well done, to both Shergill and Yatin.

    Reply

  57. jishan raj
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 22:25:14

    it’s awesome song and feel my heart.

    Reply

  58. Aditya
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 18:49:37

    g8

    Reply

  59. Raajveer
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 02:58:46

    The first time i tried to download this song frm othr website, it ws broken so nvr got to kno abt the song. Few days ago i found a website where i cud get Rabbi veer’s songs.
    I did nt understand this song at first bt still had tears in my eyes
    M not so internet savy but found ur blog nd nw got everything abt this song
    Thanks a ton dear
    Rabbi Rocks
    U Rock
    God bless!

    Reply

  60. Anuj bansal
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 21:25:31

    an anti corruption anthem!!!!!! salute to rabbi shergill havin taking such a brilliant!!!! we all must take initiatives at our own level to stop dis disease from our country i do my bit

    Reply

  61. panjabiwave@gmail.com
    Apr 15, 2012 @ 12:01:07

    Gr8..

    Reply

  62. manas
    May 11, 2012 @ 15:53:36

    Awesome work by Rabbi …For working on something which hardly gets a column in Newspaper.

    Reply

  63. sameer
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 14:48:59

    heats off to rabbi shergill, and thans alot yatin for providing us this precious and painful information

    Reply

  64. Sandeep Singh
    Dec 29, 2012 @ 22:18:37

    Jai Hind – Long Live India

    Reply

  65. Zeeshan Sayyed
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 11:23:53

    Thanks a lot Yatin for posting this. The fact that I am commenting on a post which is more than 4 years old is a testimony to the good work you have done in this! Thanks once again!

    Reply

  66. mehultewar
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 23:12:11

    The 1st martyr??? How the Bilkis Bano become martyr ? she was killed in riots nothing else.

    Reply

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