A Tribute to all mothers through two rare songs of Madan Mohanji
24 April 2012

To each of us, our mothers are most precious. For those who may have lost their mother, the indelible memories are most precious.

Madanji had composed two very melodious songs as tributes to all mothers. Both were written so masterly by Kaifi Azmi, but both are rarely heard, as their films were small budget and unsuccessful.

One of them, AAO AAO TUMHEN BATAAOON KE MAA KYA HAI, (GHAR KA CHIRAG -1967), sung so emotionally by Lataji, is the sentiment of a child bereft of his mother.

The other, MAA HAI MOHABBAT KA NAAM, (MAA KA AANCHAL - 1970), sung beautifully by Rafi Saab, is a salute to all mothers.

The original film visuals of these songs are not easily available.

However, we have added visuals as a tribute to our dearest mother, SHEILA, who passed away in 1980 at the young age of 51, within a few years of Madanji's demise.

These are pictures of Sheilaji with Madanji, and their three children, Sangeeta, Sanjeev and Sameer, over the years, as well as with some of her close friends.

Each one of us can add visuals of our own respective mothers to the audio of these two songs, and see what an emotionally satisfying experience it can be.

Mothers Day is celebrated this year on 13th May and we bow to all mothers for their contribution in our lives.

- The Madan Mohan Family

See video presentation of song: AAO AAO TUMHEN BATAAOON KE MAA KYA HAI (Lataji)

See video presentation of song: MAA HAI MOHABBAT KA NAAM (Rafi Saab)

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