Meet Sharda Sinha
She hails from Hulas, Raghopur, Supaul district of Bihar.
According to Wikipedia, Sharda Sinha is an Indian Maithili-language folk-singer. She also sings in Bhojpuri and Magahi languages. She is known for her Maithili version of the Chhath Puja themed song “Ho Dinanath”.
Sharda Sinha was awarded Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award, on the eve of Republic Day, 2018. In 2015, she received the Padma Shri award for her contribution to music.
She performed when the Prime Minister of Mauritius Navin Ramgoolam came to Bihar. Sharda Sinha performed at Pragati Maidan in the Bihar Utsav, 2010, New Delhi. Sharda Sinha also sang the song “Kahe Toh Se Sajna” in the hit movie Maine Pyar Kia (1989), “Taar Bijli” from Bollywood film Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2 and “Kaun Si Nagaria” from Bollywood film Chaarfutiya Chhokare.
Sharda Sinha, a folk singer synonymous with Chhath, has come out with two new songs on Chhath after a decade in 2016. Her last album of devotional songs was released in 2006.
In the songs – with lyrics like Supawo Naa Mile Maai and Pahile Pahil Chhathi Maiya – Sharda is urging people to come to Bihar during Chhath. Other Chhath songs played during the festival include Kelwa Ke Paat Par Ugalan Suraj Mal Jhake Jhuke, Hey Chhathi Maiya, Ho Dinanath, Bahangi Lachakat Jaaye, Roje Roje Ugelaa, Suna Chhathi Maai, Jode Jode Supawa and Patna Ke Ghat Par.
Though old, the songs are relevant and devotees play them every year. “High-handedness of music companies and lack of good lyrics had kept me away all this while,” Sharda told The Telegraph on 3 November 2016.
“As these issues got addressed this year, I rendered my voice to the songs.” It took 20 days to shoot the songs, which were released on Diwali. The lyricist for Supawo Naa Mile Maai (5.57 minutes) is Hriday Narayan Jha and for Pahile Pahil Chhathi Maiya (6.57 minutes) both Shanti Jain and Sharda. Pahile Pahil… – produced by Neetu Chandra, Nitin Neera Chandra and Anshuman Sinha – has been released under the banners of Swar Sharda (Sharda Sinha Music Foundation), Champaran Talkies and Neo Bihar.
Supawo Na Mile Maai has been released under the banner of Swar Sharda and produced by Anshuman. Sharda’s last album on Chhath, Arag, had eight songs. In her entire career, she has sung 62 Chhath songs in nine albums released by T-Series, HMV and Tips.
“Through these songs, I have tried my level best to save our rich culture and tradition,” Sharda said. “There is a urban contemporary feel so that people can relate to it.” Sharda has also lent her voice to some Hindi film songs, like Kahe Toh Se Sajna in Maine Pyar Kiya, the movie in which Salman Khan made his debut.
There are other songs by her in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Anurag Kashyap’s critically acclaimed Gangs of Wasseypur (part II), Char Footiya Chokre and Nitin Neera Chandra’s Deswa.
Sharda Sinha Chhath Geet Lyrics
- Album: Chhathi Maiya
- Singer: Sharda Sinha
- Music Director: Sharda Sinha
- Lyrics: Sharda Sinha
- Video Director: Deep Shresth
- Music Label: T-Series
आठ ही काठ के कोठरिया हो दीनानाथ,
रूपे छन लागल केवाड़ ताही ऊपर चढ़ि सूतले हो दीनानाथ,
बांझी केवड़वा धईले ठाढ़ चद्दर उघाड़ि जब देखले हो दीनानाथ, कोन संकट पड़ल तोहार पुत्र संकट पड़ल मोरा हो दीनानाथ,
ओहि ले केवड़वा धईले ठाढ़ चद्दर उघारि देखले हो दीनानाथ, कोन संकट पड़ल तोहार नैना संकट पड़ल मोरा हो दीनानाथ,
ओहि ल केवड़वा ठाढ़ चद्दर उघारि देखले हो दीनानाथ, कोन संकट पड़ल तोहार काया संकट पड़ल मोरा हो दीनानाथ,
ओहि ले केवड़वा धईले ठाढ़ बांझिन के पुत्र जब दिहले c खेलत कूदत घर जात अन्हरा के आँख दिहले, कोढ़िया के कायवा, हँसत बोलत घर जात |
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