In 1987, Shri Nathji and HH Priya Nath watch ‘Bahadur Shah Zafar’, a serial about the last Moghul Emperor of Delhi, who was more of a poet than a ruler. Shri Nathji watched the Ramayana in the mornings on Sundays, from his bedroom, and Bahadar Shah Zafar in the evenings, while sitting in the big room along with Priya Nath.
Shri Nathji enjoys the serial which features Shri Nathji’s favourite actor, Ashok Kumar, in the leading role. Shri Nathji particularly enjoys the music and the Urdu ghazals in the film, some of which were written by Zafar himself.
Shri Nathji had in the past often quoted Zafar’s verses:
Ai Zafar usse aadmi na jaaniyegaa go ho kaisaa hi saahibo faimo zakaa,
Jisse aish men yaade Khudaa na rahi, jisse taish men kaufe Khudaa na rahaa
“O Zafar, call not such a person a man, no matter what his position or status,
Who remembers not God in comfort, nor fears God in wrath”
There was also the sad verse of Zafar which Mahamateshwari used to sing in Mussoorie in the late 1940’s:
“Na kisee ki aankh kaa noor hoon
Naa kissee ke dil ka karaar hoon
Jo kissee ke kaam na aa sake,
Main vo ek mushte gubaar hoon”
“I am not the sight of any eye,
Nor am I the comfort of any heart,
I am of no use to anyone,
I am that handful of dust”
An article on Bahadur Shah Zafar has already been posted in the blog, which can be viewed by clicking here.
Bahadur Shah Zafar, television serial way produced in the end of 1986. It was produced by B.R, Chopra and Ravi Chopra of B.R. Film Production Company. The acting of Ashok Kumar is this serial as Bahadur Shah Zafar is highly acclaimed. It has a total of 29 eposides. All of these can be viewed by clicking the following link.
We can see a famous episode from that serial bellow: -