Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Ode to Baba Sehgal

A lot of people (read: bloggers) have dedicated reams of virtual paper writing tributes to their favorite music directors, singers etc. like RD Burman (does he feature everywhere!).
Listening to some of his songs today- gems which I rediscovered today, I decided to write this especial feature on Baba Sehgal.

I was (Yes, honestly) an ardent fan while growing up (I think I was in Class 8th or 9th). Baba Sehgal had burst on the nascent IndiPop scene with Thanda Thanda Paani. Followed by his other smash hit, Mai bhi Madonna. I fell in love with that song.
(I have been trying to find that song for ages now. If anybody can give it to me, I will be their servant forever. Seriously, this is a fervent request- does anybody have this song? Or can give me a lead as to where I could find it?)

And the amazing 'Jat Ludhiane ka'. Who can forget his 'Miss Loomba Loomba'.

The most amazing part of all his songs are the awesome lyrics- NO JOKING!
They are just so funny and witty and outrageously ridiculous... I was laughing out loud most of the time today :)

Not that we all don't know the story- how this electrical engineer left his job in DESU to go into music. And the rest, as they say (who does?), is history.
(Hai Raam! Sarkari naukri chhod di munde ne!!)

Not only was I reliving some of the most glorious days of my childhood (Ohh! Saraswati Kunj, how I miss thee!), I had one of the most enjoyable funny and glorious afternoons ever, especially as I was doing some extremely mundane mind-bogglingly dull work alongside.

So to all people in the world whose tastes are as weird as mine-
Here is where to go!

And somebody- puh-lease find me 'Mai bhi Madonna'. And while you're at it, also 'Jat Ludhiane ka'. And...
;)
I shall shall shall be eternally grateful.
By God ki Kasam!!!

24 comments:

dhruv said...

baba is definitely the original rap star : ) i remember goin for his concert in cal ages back !

Main bhi madonna

http://music.cooltoad.com/music/song.php?id=274801

cant see the other one around!

cheers to the weekend : )

Rachna said...

Dhruv-
Thanks a lot for the link.
I got the song :)

Yes- absolutely. You have me eternally grateful and your slave forever ;)

PSV said...

by any chance do u have dil dhadkey mera dil dhadkey by baba sehgal?

i think that was his first music video

PSV said...

kehte hai dhoondhney se toh bhagwaan bhi mil jaata hai....never mind..i found the song...on cooltoad itself.
keep blogging!

sandeep_keinth said...
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Baba said...

arey yaar aap mujhe aapna E-mail Id do i will send u dil dhadke
Audio n Video both

Abhishek said...

ha ha ha ha :)

on a trip down the memory lane, i randomly searched baba sehgal.. and came to this link...

awesome to remember baba sehgal..

if i remember right...

vo dekho jat ludhiyaane ka,
bambai mein hero banne aaya hai
log jo pooche to batata hai...
bande ko vai vai singh kehte hain...

one minute subhash ji,
mujhe do shabashi ji,
main aaya hu ludhiyaane se,
mera naam vai vai ji..

KALICHARAN...ACTION !!

er...
then i forget... but it ends with..

"pehle ye more thaa, ab ye no more hai..."

ha ha ha

thanks pal !

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Abhishek Mishra said...

(a) I'm looking for the Video of "Howzzaatt" from the Album "Meri Jaan Hindustan". This Video use to premire on the Doordarshan in 90s. Baba Sehgal was the singer and actor of the video.

(b) Also I'm looking for the audio of the song "Gori Gori". The lyric of this song is something
like "Gori Gori Bavari Gori ..."

thanks
Abhishek
abhishekinfo@yahoo.com

Saurabh Upadhyay said...

Hey Rachana, its strange and exhilerating to see this blog.
I am also a big fan of baba sahegal
I think he is the most natural pop star
i searched for mai bhi madonna specially for 'dekho dekho dekho', because its my fev. but i couldn't find. though i have the followings:

http://music.cooltoad.com/music/song.php?id=370675&PHPSESSID=3ece00e8eac4470de5f927c1bdd8c037

http://music.cooltoad.com/music/song.php?id=370677&PHPSESSID=3ece00e8eac4470de5f927c1bdd8c037

http://music.cooltoad.com/music/song.php?id=410731&PHPSESSID=3ece00e8eac4470de5f927c1bdd8c037

http://music.cooltoad.com/music/song.php?id=370674&PHPSESSID=3ece00e8eac4470de5f927c1bdd8c037

http://music.cooltoad.com/music/song.php?id=370678&PHPSESSID=3ece00e8eac4470de5f927c1bdd8c037

http://music.cooltoad.com/music/song.php?id=370684&PHPSESSID=3ece00e8eac4470de5f927c1bdd8c037

Enjoy

abhishek mishra said...

Hello
Still I'm not able to get
(a)video of "Howzzaatt" from the Album "Meri Jaan Hindustan".This Video use to premire on the Doordarshan in 90s. Baba Sehgal was the singer and actor of the video.

(b)The audio of the song "Gori Gori". The lyric of this song is something like "Gori Gori Bavari Gori ..."

Kindly help if you guys (and Gals) can.

Bye
Abhishek

binni said...

Hi,

Can any one please send me the song "vo dekho jat ludhiyaane ka,
bambai mein hero banne aaya hai
log jo pooche to batata hai...
bande ko vai vai singh kehte hain..."

I also love this. I tried a lot to find this song but failed to find.

Please send me the song at binni04@gmail.com.

Thanks,
Binni

Harry said...

baba sehgal is on facebook

Harry said...

baba sehgal is on facebook

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Suhas said...

hi everybody... there is this one song that i used to love, as a little boy... jatt ludhiane ka... have been looking for that song for almost a decade now, but can't find it... even wrote to baba sehgal, but i guess he's got his own things to worry about :) am sure one of you has that song, so if you could be a memory bringer :) my email ID is suhas_ratan@hotmail.com... i'd be very grateful, if you could either send me a link, or the file itself :)

thanx in advance

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happee777 said...
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happee777 said...

Abhishek Gori Bawri Gori
is from the Album Dilruba which was baba's 2nd Album
you can contact me for that song on
sandeep_keinth@yahoo.co.uk

Parmeet said...

here you go http://music.ovi.com/in/en/pc/Product/Baba-Sehgal/Main-Bhi-Madonna/14047042

or you can have a free one
http://cramit.in/1ygep4078smk

Sachin said...

Hey, cool... this one still going on? I was just listening to Baba Sehgal's Main Bhi Madonna - "Dekho Dekho Dekho"... was searching for the lyrics, and ended up here. Seems like the songs are still available, but the lyrics are not anywhere to be found... any idea?

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