The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Female Solo Songs– Lata Mangeshkar songs of Husnlal Bhagatram and Ghulamm Mohammad

This is Second Part of Memorable Songs of Lata Mangeshkar during our micro-revisit of the  Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?.

In the First Part, we had a look at Lata Mangeshkar Songs of C Ramchandra. We now look at Lata Mangeshakar’s Memorable Songs of 1950 under two other music directors who also seemed to have accepted Lata Mangeshkar as the principal female playback singer.

 Husnlal Bhagatram’s Lata Mangeshkar songs :

1. Ban ke suhagan rahi abhaganAadhi Raat: – Sarshar Sailani

2. Rona hi likha tha qismat meinAadhi Raat: – Khumar Barabanqvi

3. Dil hi to hai tadap gaya dard se bhar na aaye kyunAadhi Raat – Asad Bhopali

4. Agar dil kisi se lagaya na hotaGauna – Qamar Jalalabadi

5. Tujhe barbaad karna tha.. haye dil bhi diya to kisko diyaMeena Bazaar – Qamar Jalalabadi

6. Dard-e-Judai HaiChhoti Bhabhi

Ghulam Mohammad’s Lata Mangeshkar songs :

1. Raat hai taaron bhari chhitaki hui chaandniPardesShakeel Badayuni

2. Janewale tujhe hum yaad kye jayengePardes – Shakeel Badayuni

3. Kismat Bananewale Zara Samane To AaPardes – Shakeel Badayuni

4. O ji dheere dheere O ji haule haule anganaa mei aa ja piyaPardesShakeel Badayuni

5. Eh Dil-E-BequararMaang –Nizam




In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging! One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems. So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation. At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships. I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator. And yet, The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

14 thoughts on “The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Female Solo Songs– Lata Mangeshkar songs of Husnlal Bhagatram and Ghulamm Mohammad”

    1. It was really very surprising (and reluctantly quite unfortunate) that Husnlal Bhagatram did not get as much recognition as other (so called) successful music directors in the 50s.
      They had everything that a food film music directors need – sense of composition, tune, capitalizing on the strengths of the singer, play of words, a wide repertoire of catchment ideas, excellent working relationship with a fairly large number of front-ranking production houses, acceptance by most of the leading actor0actresses and a fairly large number of songs that used to remain on top of hit charts.
      That is the fickleness of Hindi Film Industry!

      1. true that. at the same time it is also important to remember that with time their real worth too gets recognised as the politics of yester years gets clearer in front of us. as people say “history is the best judge”!

  1. Ashokji,
    Another nice effort, extending what I have done on SoY. On HB, one reason was monotony of their orchestration. Their protégés SJ started with similar orchestration, but expanded their range, and ran away with HB’s mantle. Another comment I have read at more than one sources that Husnlal could not keep professional from personal apart, in relation to Lata Mangeshkar. It seems he was briefly in her life prior to CR. Arunkumar Deshmukhji should be able to throw some light on this.


    1. Both the possible reasons that you extend – getting stereotyped and mixing up professional life with personal life – do seem to have played significant role in limiting the career of HB.
      Well, had they had an extended run, HFM could certainly have benefited.

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