Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya

Sanjay Manjrekar’s album titled “Rest Day “ released somewhere around 1994-1995. I still have the audio cassette. Sachin had requested Sanjay to sing his favourite number from Hum Dono – Rafi the singer, Dev Anand on screen , music by Jaidev



Listen to the lyrics penned down by Sahir Ludhianvi and you will realise Sachin’s cricketing life has been in perfect sync with every line in that song

For those who don’t understand Hindi – I’ve attempted to translate the meaning of this song

Main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya
Har fikr ko dhuein mein udata chala gaya

I continued my journey hand-in-hand with life and kept warding off every worry I faced

Barbadiyon ka afsoz manana fizool tha
Barbadiyon ka jashn manata chala gaya

It was futile to lament over the ruins and so I decided to celebrate those ruins

Jo mil gaya usi ko muqaddar samajh liya
Jo kho gaya main usko bhulata chala gaya

I accepted as my fate whatever life had to offer and I never looked back at things I had lost

Gham aur khushi mein fark na mehsoos ho jahaan Main dil ko us makaam pe lata chala gaya

I have attempted to reach a point in my life where one experiences no difference between sorrow and joy


A chapter closed today – an era ended – a part of life now lost in the past.

Only the memories remain – a multitude of them.