Gham-e-hasti Se Bas Begana Hota Hai … Iconic Charm

Anand BakshiRoshan LalIntroduction

Discover the magic of Mohammed Rafi’s soulful rendition in the timeless song “Gham-e-hasti Se Bas Begana Hota Hai” featured in the 1962 film “Vallah Kya Baat Hai.” This masterpiece, with lyrics penned by the legendary Anand Bakshi and music composed by Roshan (Roshan Lal Nagrath), remains a cherished gem in the world of Hindi cinema. Such rare, uncommon songs are a treasure and a must must collection for a Music Lover.

The Shammi Kapoor Connection

One cannot overlook the profound impact of Mohammed Rafi’s performance on the charismatic Shammi Kapoor. Legend has it that Kapoor was so moved by Rafi’s rendition that tears welled up in his eyes upon hearing the recording. This emotional reaction stands as a testament to the sheer brilliance of Rafi’s artistry and the captivating charm of the song.

Roshan Lal’s Amazement

During the recording session, the renowned Music Director Roshan was left in awe by the mesmerizing quality of Mohammed Rafi’s singing. The intensity was such that Roshan, astonished, turned to the lyricist Anand Bakshi and inquired, “Kya Koi Farishta Ga Raha Tha …?” (Was an angel singing?).  This moment reflects the divine essence infused into Rafi’s performance, leaving everyone present spellbound.

A Gesture of Grace

In a gesture that speaks volumes about his humility and devotion to his craft, Mohammed Rafi chose not to accept any payment for the recording. Instead, he made a heartfelt request to Shammi Kapoor, urging him to translate the same grace on-screen that Rafi had poured into the song. Kapoor, equally gracious, embraced the request and delivered a performance that resonated with the same enchantment as Rafi’s vocals.


The story behind Gham-e-hasti Se Bas Begana Hota Hai …  is not just about a song; it’s a tale of emotions, artistry, and the indelible impact of Mohammed Rafi’s voice. The symbiotic connection between Rafi, Kapoor, Anand Bakshi, and Roshan created a musical masterpiece that continues to resonate with audiences, transcending time and leaving an everlasting imprint on the hearts of music enthusiasts.

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