Pakeezah’s Chalte Chalte cover by Ritu Athwani

A Muslim prostitute, Sahibjaan (Meena Kumari) yearns to escape the brothel in which she was brought up, much like her mother Nargis (also Kumari) before her, who also lived the life of a courtesan.

But when a young man from a respectable family, Salim Ahmed Khan (Raaj Kumar), hears her sing and dance, he falls in love. Unfortunately, his wealthy parents are against any relationship between them, so Salim abandons his family in order to be with Sahibjaan, even after he finds out about her past.

Song : Chalte chalte, chalte chalte
Music : Ghulam Mohd & Naushad Ali,Ibrahim
lyrics : Kamal Amrohi,Kaifi Azmi & Majrooh Sultanpuri
Singers : Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics

Chalte chalte, chalte chalte
Yunhi koi mil gaya tha…(2)
Sare raah chalte chalet…(2)
Vahin thamke reh gayi hai…(2)
Meri raat dhalte dhalte…(2)
Jo kahi gayi na mujhse…(2)
Voh zamaana keh raha hai…(2)
Ke fasaana
Ke fasaana ban gayi hai…(2)
Meri baat chalte chalet…(2)
Yunhi koi mil gaya tha…(2)
Sare raah chalte chalet…(2)
Yunhi koi mil gaya tha
Sare raah chalte chalte
Chalte chalte
Sare raah chalte chalte
Chalte chalte
Chalte chalte, chalte chalte
Yunhi koi mil gaya tha…(2)
Shabe intezaar aakhir…(2)
Kabhi hogi muqtasar bhi…(2)
Yeh chiraag
Yeh chiraag bujh rahe hain…(2)
Mere saath jalte jalte…(2)
Yeh chiraag bujh rahe hain
Yeh chiraag bujh rahe hain…(5)
Mere saath jalte jalte…(2)
Yunhi koi mil gaya tha…(2)
Sare raah chalte chalet…(2)


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