HH Priya Nath would often play the tunes on his guitar at his home in Mussoorie, much to the delight of Mateshwari.
There was the film song that HH Priya Nath frequently played for Mateshwari on his guitar, which moved Mateshwari to the point of tears:
“Nagari nagari dwaare dwaare dhoondoo re saanvariyaa
”I search for Thee from town to town and from door to door, my Beloved!”
This song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar. It is from the movie Mother India, which is a 1957 Bollywood movie directed by Mehboob Khan, nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1957. The film is a remake of Mehboob Khan's earlier film Aurat (1940). In 2005, Indiatimes Movies ranked the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films. It’s Cast include Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar, Kanhaiyalal, Sajid Khan, Chanchal. Music is by Naushad . Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni. The film grossed over Rs.40 million. This record was beaten 3 years later by Mughal-E-Azam in 1960. This was the first Indian film to ever be nominated in the "Best Foreign Language Film" category at the Oscars in 1957, though Nights of Cabiria eventually got the award. It would not be until 1988, with Salaam Bombay, when India would again be represented at the Oscars.
It is interesting that HH Priya Nathji used guitar, a western musical instrument to play this song. This song actually become very popular in the west and was played with western musical instruments, especially in Greece. In the 1960's, started with Mother India, Indian movies became very popular in Greece. The song was adapted, with Greek lyrics. Because of this movie, Nargis became famous in Greece! The Greek adoptions of Nargis songs was made by the Greek pop/folk composer Mpampis Mpakalis. Nargis also came to Greece. Actually there is a Greek movie where Nargis has played a role.
This song can be viewed in the video bellow:-