The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Female Solo Songs– Other Singers – Shamshad Begum

We continue with songs by Other Leading Female Playback Singers during our micro-revisit of the  Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?.

In the previous post we listened Suraiya’s memorable songs of 1950.

In this post, we will take up some of the memorable songs of another front ranking female playback singer of that era – Shamshad Begum.

Shamshad Begum continues to retain her position as the lead female singer in quite a few films. Moreover, she also remains the first choice for dance numbers and similar other peppy songs. Her quantitative share, both in terms of number of films and number songs across diverse music directors also compares very favourably with those of Lata Mangeshkar.

1. Kismat ne humein majboor kiyaAankhen – Saraswati Kumar Deepak – Madan Mohan

2. Mohabbat karnewalon ka yahi anjaam hota haiAankhen – Raja Mehdi Ali Khan – Madan Mohan

3. Dhadke mera dil mujhko jawani Ram qasam na bhaayeBabulShakeel Badayuni- Naushad – Nargis lip-synchs Shamshad Begum in this song.

4. Na socha tha ye dil lagaane ke pahleBabulShakeel Badayuni- Naushad

5. Jaadu Bahre Naino Mein Dole JiyaBabulShakeel Badayuni – Naushad – Nargis lip-synchs Shamshad Begum in this song.

6. Chhod babul ka ghar mohe pee ken agar aaj jana padaBabul – Shakeel Badayuni- Naushad – A Haapy version- Again Nargis lip-synchs Shamshad Begum

The song has several versions

7. Thandi hawa ke jhonkeBhai BahenIshwar Chandra KapoorShyam Sundar

8. Main to maarungi nainon ke baan re zara bach ke rahnaBijliBharat Vyas – Vasant Desai

 ( I have not been able to find the video link of this song.)

9. Choodi dheere pahna choodiwaali hoDahejShams Lakhnavi – Vasant Desai

10. Ae kale baadal bol tu kyun itarata haiDahejShams Lakhnavi – Vasant Desai

11. Chhod chale rajaji li haye kaise rahun akeliHanste AansooMajrooh Sultanpuri – Ghulam Mohammad

12. Kaahe nainon mein naina dale re O pardesiyaJogan – Buta Ram – Bulo C Rani

13. Jin aankhon ki neend haraam huiJogan – Buta Ram – Bulo C Rani

14. Thoda thoda pyaar thodi thodi taqraar hoKamal Ke Phool – Rajendra Krishna – Shyam Sundar

15. Mohabbat meri rang laane lagi haiNirala – P L Santoshi – C Ramchandra

16. Kateele tore naina raseeleNishana – Naqshab – Khursheed Anwar

17. Mere ghungharwale baalPardes – Shakeel Badayuni – Ghulam Mohammad

18. Husnwalon ki galiyon mein aana nahiSheesh Mahal – Shmas Laknavi – Vasant Desai




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.

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