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Song : so ja raj kumari so ja..
Film : Zindagi (1940).Life ,
Singer : Kundan Lal Saigal.
Lyricist :Kidar Nath Sharma ,
Music Director : Pankaj Mullick,
Cast ; saigal,jamuna,Pahadi Sanyal and Ashalata Wabgaonkar,Ratan
Pahadi Sanyal .Ashalata Wabgaonkar ,Jamuna Shrimata Shyam Laha Nemo ,Sitara Devi .Vikram Kapoor , Rajani Rani Manorama
Director: P C Barua,
Writers: Javed Hussain (dialogue), ..
Produced By NEW THEATRES ,
Saigal's distinctive singing voice was idolized by the first generation of post-independence Bollywood playback singers, including MManna dey,Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh,Talat Mehmood and Kishore Kumar.
Lyrics :-

so jA ##(slow)##
so jA rAjakumArI so jA
so jA mai.n balihArI so jA
so jA rAjakumArI so jA

so jA mIThe sapane Ae.N
sapano.n me.n pee daras dikhAe.N - 2
u.D kar rUpanagar me.n jAe.N - 2
rUpanagar kI sakhiyA.n Ae.N - 2
rAjAjI mAlA pahanAe.N - 2
chUme mA.ng tihArI so jA
so jA rAjakumArI so jA
Storyline :-
Description : The movie is about gambling bum named Ratan (K.L. Saigal) who runs into the beautiful Shrimati (Jamuna), an errant wife of an abusive husband.

In a park, the vagabond gambler Ratan (Saigal) encounters Shrimati (Jamuna) who has escaped from her brutal husband. They soon team up and start begging for donations for a fake charity. With the money, they rent an apartment and live together until Shrimatis father dies and she inherits his wealth. Feeling like she must atone for her sins, she devotes herself to social work and adopts an orphan named Lakhia, but he discovers that he cannot live without her, while she, feeling she must pay for her guilty life, rejects him. To ensure a happy ending, the two meet again as though on the threshold of a new afterlife.
Alternate Title : Life

Kundan Lal (K.L.) Saigal (Dogri: कुन्दन लाल सहगल) (11 April 1904 -- 18 January 1947) was an Indian singer and actor who is considered the first superstar of the Hindi film industry, which was centered in Calcutta during Saigal's time, but is currently centered in Mumbai.

In a career of fifteen years, Saigal acted in 36 feature films[2] - 28 in Hindi/Urdu, 7 in Bengali, and 1 in Tamil. In addition, he acted in a short comedy Hindi/Urdu film, Dulari Bibi (3 reels), released in 1933. In 1955 B.N. Sircar released a documentary film based on the life of K.L. Saigal, Amar Saigal. In the film, G. Mungheri performed the title role of Saigal. The film contained 19 songs lifted from Saigal's films. In all, Saigal rendered 185 songs which includes 142 film songs and 43 non-film songs. Of the film songs, there are 110 in Hindi/Urdu, 30 in Bengali and 2 in Tamil. There are 37 non-film songs in Hindi/Urdu, and 2 each in Bengali, Pashto, Punjabi and Persian. His non-film songs comprise bhajans, ghazals and hori. He has rendered the creations of poets such as Ghalib, Zauq, and Seemab.

In December 1941, Saigal moved to Bombay to work with Ranjit Movietone. Here he acted and sang in a number of successful films. Bhakt Surdas (1942) and Tansen (1943) were hits during this period. The latter film is still remembered for Saigal's performance of the song Diya Jalao in Raga Shuddha Kalyan; in the same movie, he also sang "Sapta Suran,Tin .. Gaa-o Saba Guni Jan". In 1944, he returned to New Theatres to complete Meri Behen. This film contained the songs Do Naina Matware and Ae Qatib-e-Taqdeer Mujhe Itna Bata De..

By this time, alcohol had become a predominant factor in Saigal's life. His dependence on alcohol had begun affecting his work and his health. It was said that he could only record a song after being fortified with liquor. He survived ten years of drinking; however, his alcoholism was too advanced for even a single attempt at abstinence, and Saigal died in his ancestral city of Jalandhar on 18 January 1947, at the age of 42. However, before his death, he was able to churn out three more hits under the baton of Naushad for the film Shahjehan (1946). These are Mere Sapnon Ki Rani, Ae Dil-e-Beqaraar Jhoom and Jab Dil Hi Toot Gaya. Parwana (1947) was his last film, released after his death, in which he sang under the baton of Khawaja Khurshid Anwar. The four songs which Saigal sang in Parwana are: Toot gaye sab sapne mere, Mohabbat mein kabhi aisi bhi haalat, Jeene ka dhang sikhaae ja, and Kahin ulajh na jaana. Saigal was survived by his wife Asha Rani (whom he married in 1935); three children, a son and two daughters: Madan Mohan, Nina (born 1937) and Bina (born 1941); and an adopted child, his elder brother's daughter, Durgesh Nandani, whom he adopted when he was still single.

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