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Dukh sukh tha ek sabka (Sorrow and happiness were one for all) – by Pankaj Udhas


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Dukh sukh tha ek sabka
(Sorrows and happiness were one for all)
Apna ho ya begaana

(whether it be your own or some one else’s)

Ek woh bhi tha zamaana
(That was that era)
Ek yeh bhi hai zamaana
(Now this is this era)

Dukh sukh tha ek sabka
(Grief and happiness were shared)
Apna ho ya begaana
(Whether it was your own or someone else’s)

Ek woh bhi tha zamaana
(That was that era)
Ek yeh bhi hai zamaana
(Now it is this era)

Dada hai aate the jab
(In the era of the grand dad)
Mitti ka ek ghar tha
(Had a house made of mud)

Choron ka koi ghatka
(No incidents of thieves)
Na dakuon ka dar tha
(No threat of thugs)

Khaate the rookhi sookhi
(Used to eat whatever meagre we got)
Sote the neend gehri
(Used to sleep peacefully)

Shaamein bhari bhari thi
(Evenings were full of events)
Aabaad thi dupehri
(Noons were fruitful)
Santosh tha dilon ko
(hearts were always satisfied)


Maathe pe bal nahi tha
(There were no worries)
Dil mein kapat nahi tha
(No one was spiteful)

Aankhon mein chhal nahi tha
(No one had any thoughts of revenge)
Hain log bhole bhale
(Every one was naive)

Lekin the pyaar wale
(But full of love)
Duniya se kitni jaldi
(So quickly from this world)
Sab ho gaye ravaana
(Hasverything departed)

Dukh sukh tha ek sabka
(Everyone shared the grief and happiness)
Apna ho ya begaana
(Whether it was your own or another’s)
Ek woh bhi tha zamaana
(That used to be the time)
Ek yeh bhi hai zamaana
(Now it is this era)

Abba ka waqt aaya
(Then came the era of the father)
Taaleem ghar mein aayi
(Education/wisdom came into the house)
Abba ka waqt aaya

(Era of grand dad came)

Taaleem ghar mein aayi
(In came education)
Taaleem saath apni
(Along with it, Education)
Taaza vichaar laayi
(Brought new ideas)

Aage rawayaton se
(To be more successful than others)
Badhne ka dhayaan aaya
(was the aim/ came into consideration)

Mitti ka ghar hata to
(The mudhouse got replaced)
Pakka makaan aaya
(By a solid house [of iron/brick])
Daftar ki naukri thi
(Used to work in the office)

Tangah ka sahara
(Depended on carriages)
Maalik pe tha bharosa
(Fully trusted the boss)
Ho jaata tha guzara
(Could easily saffice)

Paisa agar chekam tha
(Even with a little money)
Phir bhi na koi gham tha
(Even then there were no worries)
Kaisa bhara poora tha
(How it was fruitful/ full of achievement)

Apna gareeb khana
(Our house of poverty)
Dukh sukh tha ek sabka
(Grief and happiness were shared)
Apna ho ya begaana
(Whether it was your own or someone else’s)

Ek woh bhi tha zamaana
(That was that era)
Ek yeh bhi hai zamaana
(Now it is this era)

Ab mera daur hai yeh
(Now it is my era)
Koyi nahi kisi ka
(No one is anyone’s)
Ab mera daur hai yeh
(Now it is my generation)

Koyi nahi kisi ka
(No one can be trusted)
Har aadmi akela
(Everyone is on his own)

Har chehra ajnabee sa
(Every face is like a stranger’s)
Aansoon na muskuraahat
(Neither tears nor full of smiles)

Jeevan ka haal aisa
(This is how life is)
Apni khabar nahi hai
(Don’t even know oneself)
Maya ka jadoo aisa
(Such is the magic of illusions)

Paisa hai martaba hai
(If one has money, then there is status)
Izzat wikar bhi hai
(Respect can be bought)

Naukar hain aur chaakar
(There are servants and valets)
Bangla hai car bhi hai
(There are mansions and cars too)
Zar paas hai zameen hai
(Have gold and land)

Lekin sakoon nahi hai
(but no peace)
Paane ke vaaste kuch
(To attain something)
Kya kya pada gavaana
(What all has to be lost)

Dukh sukh tha ek sabka
(Grief and happiness were shared)
Apna ho ya begaana
(Whether it was your own or someone else’s)
Ek woh bhi tha zamaana
(That was that era)
Ek yeh bhi hai zamaana
(Now it is this era)

Aye aane wali naslon
(Listen! the future generations)
Aye aane wale logon
(Listen! the people of tommorow)
Aye aane wali naslon

Aye aane wale logon
Bhoga hai humne jo kuch
(The suffering we have gone through)
Woh tum kabhi na bhogo
(may you never have to suffer)

Jo dukh tha saath apne
(What grief we had with us)
Tumse kareeb na ho
(may it not come near you)

Peeda jo humne jheli
(The pain we went though)
Tumko naseeb na ho
(May you not get them)
Jis tarah bheed mein hum
(The way in the crowd, we)

Zinda rahe akele
(survived alone)
Woh zindagi ki mehfil
(That crowded life [of togetherness]
Tumse na koyi le le
(may no one snatch from you)

Tum jis taraf se guzro
(Whatever way you pass through)
Mela ho roshni ka
(May there be lots of light)
Raas aaye tumko mausam
(May you adjust to the atmosphere)
Ekkiswi sadi ka
(Of the 21st century)
Hum to sakoon ko tarse
(I have yearned for peace)

Tum par sakoon barse
(May peace shower upon you)
Anand ho dilon mein
(May you be happy)
Jeevan lage suhaana
(may life be beautiful)

Dukh sukh tha ek sabka
(Grief and happiness were shared)
Apna ho ya begaana
(Whether it was your own or someone else’s)
Ek woh bhi tha zamaana
(That was that era)
Ek yeh bhi hai zamaana
(Now it is this era)
Dukh sukh tha ek sabka
(Grief and happiness were shared)
Apna ho ya begaana
(Whether it was your own or someone else’s)


Ek woh bhi tha zamaana
(That was that era)
Ek yeh bhi hai zamaana
(And this is another era)

Ek woh bhi tha zamaana
(That was that era)
Ek yeh bhi hai zamaana
(And this is another era)

Ek woh bhi tha zamaana
(That was that era)
Ek yeh bhi hai zamaana
(And this is another era)

Pankaj Udhas (born 17 May 1951) is a ghazal singer from India. He is credited in the Indian music industry, along with other musicians like Jagjit Singhand Talat Aziz, with bringing the style to the realm of popular music. Udhas rose to fame for singing in the film Naam (1986 film), in which his song Chitthi Aayee Hai became an instant hit. Following that, he has also performed as a playback singer for numerous films. He has recorded many albums since then and tours the world as an accomplished Ghazal singer. In 2006, Pankaj Udhas was awarded the Padmashree.

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