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Just for gag: ?Babu samjho ishare?

IF MURG masala, bhuna gosht and fish in lemon butter sauce formed a sumptuous feast along with cocktails, popular Hindi numbers proved to be apt titles for senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers who assembled at the Mohammad Bagh Club Lawns for the Civil Service Dinner in Lucknow on Friday evening.

india Updated: Jan 21, 2006 01:47 IST

IF MURG masala, bhuna gosht and fish in lemon butter sauce formed a sumptuous feast along with cocktails, popular Hindi numbers proved to be apt titles for senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers who assembled at the Mohammad Bagh Club Lawns for the Civil Service Dinner in Lucknow on Friday evening.First it was the turn of chief secretary R Ramni. The title for him was: Unko shikayat hai ki ham kuchh nahin karte, apni to yeh aadat hai ki ham kuchh nahin karte.

For senior IAS officer and the association president Ravi Mathur who was denied appointment as chief secretary, it went like, Hamse kya bhul hui, jo ye saja mumko mili. Other three officers George Joseph, Shambhu Nath and Vinod Malhotra, who were also in reckoning for the top post of bureaucracy, were given-Yeh mahlo, yeh takhto tajo ki duniya, yeh duniya agar mil jay bhi to kya hai.

Principal secretary to Chief Minister Anil Kumar got: Badle badle se sartaj mere nazar aate hain, while for secretary to CM Dipt Vilas it was, Sala manin to sahab ban gaya.

Pradeep Shukla, who was shifted from appointment department recently, was given Ye galiyan ye chaubara yahan aana na dobara. JS Mishra got Ruthe ruthe piya, manau kaise. Hindi feature film Anari’s song Sab kuchh seekha hamne, na sikhi hoshiari, sach hain dunia walo ki ham hai anari proved to be an apt title for principal secretary, Administrative Reforms Department, GB Patnaik while Ham Dono’s song Abhi na jao chodkar ki dil abhi bhara nahin was usedto compliment principal secretary to Governor Luv Verma.

Senior IAS officers Anil Swaroop, VN Garg, and Shalini Prasad, who have been sidelined and given insignificant postings must have found some solace in the title-“Ham bewafa hargij na the, par hum wafa kar na sake” the popular song of film Shalimar.

The title given to principal secretary, Medical Health department, Nita Chaudhary—“Are diwano mujhe pahchano, kahan se aai, main hun kaun, main hun don, main hun don, main hun don.”

The title given to principal secretary, Tourism, Rita Sinha and senior IAS officer Prashant Trivedi read:“Woods are lovely, dark and deep, but there is Saifai, where I have to reach And Miles to go before I sleep.”

Popular song of Sholey “Yeh dosti hum nahin chodenge, chodenge dam magar tera saath na chodenge” was attributed jointly to IAS officers- DC Lakha and Satyajeet Thakur. Anis Ansari, Arun Kumar Mishra and Rohit Nandan were given “Abhi to main jawan hun” for their obvious efforts to maintain younger looks.

“Main Zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya” was given to VVS Viswen.

On this occasion, the members of the UP IAS Association also raised toast to the President of India and also to the service that has of late been feeling all kinds of pressures from the political bosses.

First Published: Jan 21, 2006 01:47 IST