Accompanying Life


One of my ULTRA FAVOURITE songs-

Main zindagii ka saath nibhaataa chalaa gayaa
I faithfully followed wherever life took me

Har fikr ko dhuein mein udataa chalaa gayaa
I blew every worry into a mist of smoke

Barbaadiyon  shok manaanaa fizuul tha
It was pointless to grieve about my destruction,

Barbaadiyon ka jashn manaataa chalaa gayaa
So I kept making a celebration of my destruction!

Har fikr ko dhuein mein udaataa chalaa gayaa
I blew every worry into a mist of smoke

Jo mil gayaa usii ko muqaddar samajh liyaa
Whatever came my way I considered to be my destiny

Jo kho gayaa mein usko bhulaataa chalaa gayaa
Whatever was lost to me, I kept putting out of my mind.

Har fikr ko dhuein mein udataa chalaa gayaa
I blew every worry into a mist of smoke

Gham aur khushi mein farq na mehsuus ho jahaan
That state where happiness and sorrow are indistinguishable

Main dil ko us muqaam pe laataa chalaa gayaa
That realm is where I kept pushing my heart

Har fikr ko dhuein mein uDaataa chalaa gayaa
I blew every worry into a mist of smoke.


17 thoughts on “Accompanying Life

  1. Is this urdu? Such a rich language!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. It reminds me of Mirza Ghalib’s poetry, or maybe it’s just Urdu itself which makes the poetry beautiful.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. mihrank says:

    wow – you let me realized my pain and the music makes me cry!!


    • maryam191 says:

      Oh , that’s sad.
      Actually , lot many amongst us shall be able to relate to this song. The lyrics empathise our emotions tacitly. The tunes roll over one’s heart. Just perfectly.


  4. Tanveer Rauf says:

    I love this song, beautifully translated 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. elisabethkhan says:

    Ah, they don’t make movies like that anymore and they rarely write lyrics like that anymore…

    Liked by 1 person

    • maryam191 says:

      Yes, they just don’t. The lyrics of this song sooth my nerves everytime is hear it. I wonder how talented the music composers of the old times had been. I miss that kind of content in the current entertainment.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. barrira says:

    The words are painfully beautiful, I’m glad you also translated them ❤


  7. Miss Maqsood says:

    One of my fav old numbers. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  8. story teller says:

    My absolute favourite, that song i love to the moon and back!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. writenlive says:

    You have me humming this melodious song now 🙂 I loved Dev Anand singing this on screen….


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s