Nina & Rajendra Mehta - Rahi Pyar Ke - (Ghazals) - 2392 978 - (Condition-85-90%) - LP Record

The story of Rajendra and Nina Mehta is the stuff of Valentine’s Day lore. In 1963, Rajendra met Nina at the All India Radio office in Mumbai. Her guru, Hafiz Ahmad Khan, had asked him to record a song. When Rajendra saw Nina at the studio, their fluttering hearts began to sing a duet. Rajendra was then working at a restaurant, while Nina belonged to a rich Gujarati family that did not approve of inter-caste marriage. Mehta left his work at the restaurant, joined an electrical company and began performing at ghazal concerts. His increasing popularity brought him work in television programmes and film music. The families warmed up to each other. The ghazal played matchmaker, and they were married in 1967. In the 1970s, when the ghazal was a rage, the couple sang duets, keeping their choice of poetry simple. Nina Mehta did not follow Urdu, although her husband showed a passion for the language. They decided to focus on their on-stage performances, putting their melodies and harmonium to good use. This synchronisation can be heard in their rendition of the Prem Warbatoni nazm “Taj Mahal Mein Aa Jaana” from the album Humsafar (1980). It begins with the duo singing together, foiling their “his and hers” voice beautifully. He had a deep texture to her reedy, sweet cadence.The familiar tropes used in ghazal, such as couplets about partaking wine and spending voluble time in the tavern, were relinquished by the Mehtas. In “Humne Sharab Le Ke Hawa Mein Ucchal Di” from the album Rubaru (1986), they sing about tossing wine into the air, which suggests a preference for poetry that does not dwell on vice and melancholy.The Mehtas were not considered ghazal superstars like their contemporaries Jagjit and Chitra Singh. They kept a low-profile, appealing to local listeners. A new generation of duet singers followed in their collective wake, such as Bhupinder-Mitali Singh, Roop Kumar-Sonali Rathod and the brothers, Ahmed and Mohammed Hussain in the eighties. The monument of love, the Taj Mahal in Agra, became a recurring motif in their songs, such as in “Ban Sakta Hai Taj Mahal Phir,” written by Surinder Malik. The track is from the album Manzar Manzar (1989), which was released at a time when the ghazal was slowly losing out to the return of melody to Hindi film music. The Mehtas are paying tribute to both the monument as well as the ghazal, declaring it as an inviolabl

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Nina & Rajendra Mehta - Rahi Pyar Ke - (Ghazals) - 2392 978


Nina & Rajendra Mehta


Dr. Bashir Badr, Ali Jalili, Qateel Shifai, B.K. Puri & Sardar   Irfan.


Rajendra Mehta

Releasing Year







Music India

Made In



Music India Ltd.

Serial No.

2392 978

Side One

  • Hamara Dil Savere Ka

Nina & Rajendra Mehta

  • Kati Hai Ghum Ki Raat

Nina & Rajendra Mehta

  • Dhal Gaya Chand

Rajendra Mehta

Side Two

  • Woh Chandni Ka Badan

Nina & Rajendra Mehta

  • Doosron Ko Hamari Sazayen

Nina Mehta

  • Tarsen Mori Akhiyan

Nina Mehta

  • Koi Taza Fasana

Rajendra Mehta



12 Inches


33 RPM

Record Condition


Cover Condition


Lyrics - 1 Dr. Bashir Badr
Lyrics - 2 Ali Jalili
Lyrics - 3 Qateel Shifai
Lyrics - 4 B.K. Puri
Lyrics - 5 Sardar Irfan.
Music - 1 Rajendra Mehta
Record Details
Genre Ghazals
Label Music India
Language Hindi
Releasing Year 1981
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM
Singer - 1 Nina
Singer - 2 Rajendra Mehta
Side1 - Song1 Hamara Dil Savere Ka
Side1 - Song2 Kati Hai Ghum Ki Raat
Side1 - Song3 Dhal Gaya Chand
Side2 - Song1 Woh Chandni Ka Badan
Side2 - Song2 Doosron Ko Hamari Sazayen
Side2 - Song3 Tarsen Mori Akhiyan
Side2 - Song4 Koi Taza Fasana

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Nina & Rajendra Mehta - Rahi Pyar Ke - (Ghazals) - 2392 978 - (Condition-85-90%) - LP Record

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