Pandit Nehru was called ‘Hitler’s disciple’, this famous lyricist was jailed for 2 years. Lyricist Majrooh Su
New Delhi: Soon after the formation of the Congress government in Karnataka on May 20, a teacher of a government school was suspended because he… Chief Minister Siddaramaiah And had commented criticizing the free election promises of the Congress. But this criticism did not go down well with the new chief minister and the state government issued an order suspending the teacher on the very day of his swearing-in. Karnataka Not only in India but also in many other states of the country where people in government and office are not able to digest his criticism and cases are being filed against him immediately.
The process of taking action against the criticism of democratically elected leaders is not new. It started only when India became independent and was engaged in the struggle to advance itself in the youth of independence. Then the command of the country was in the hands of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, but even after independence, there was a trend of speaking against the power and saying it in one’s own style.
Amidst the celebration of independence, there were many people who wanted the government to listen to the public and the freedom of the pen to remain. Meanwhile, famous poet Majrooh Sultanpuri recited a banging song in a meeting of mill workers, which was directly said about the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. By then the poet Majrooh had become a big personality of the country.
Sung song in front of mill workers, reached jail
Before the independence of the country, a song written by him was echoing everywhere. After several attempts by renowned filmmaker AR Kardar, Majrooh wrote songs for his film Shahjahan (1946), which soon became popular across the country. In the voice of KL Sehgal, ‘Jab dil hi toot gaya hum ji ke kya karenge’ reached everyone’s tongue. In this film, Mohammed Rafi started his singing career by singing in the chorus from ‘Mere Sapno Ki Rani’. Then he wrote songs for many films.
In Bombay in the year 1949, Majrooh said bitter things about Nehru and Khadi through his poetry, which did not go down well with the top leaders of that time, they became very angry. Morarji Desai was then a prominent leader of the Bombay Presidency and was then the Home Minister of the state.
Morarji Desai put the poet and lyricist in Arthur Road Jail for this song and asked him to apologize for the song, which he refused. The result was that Majrooh Sultanpuri had to serve 2 years in jail for a song. The poem for which he had to spend 2 years in jail, this is the poem…
Even in 1962, Majrooh remained on the target of Nehru.
It is a different coincidence that the death anniversary of famous poet Majrooh Sultanpuri falls on 24th May, while the death anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is today on 27th May.
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When the war between India and China started in 1962, Pandit Nehru once again appeared against the leftist leaders including Majrooh. Majrooh then went underground, but meanwhile a mushaira was organized in Nagpada, Mumbai, which he reached to attend, but after several attempts, he was caught again.
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