Our micro view of female solo songs for 1949 has covered Suraiya and Geeta Roy till now. We will take up third equally significant player – Shamshad Begum

In terms of range of music directors, nature of songs and ranking on the commercial success, solo songs of Shamshad Begum also seem to follow the pattern that solo songs of Geeta Roy seems to follow.

However, before we draw any inference, let us first listen to the representative songs.

Piya Piya Tu Bol Papiha – Bholi – Pandit Govind Ram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor

Taqdeer Ka Sab Khel Hain – Bhool Bhulaiya – Bulo C Rani – B R Sharma

Aankh Mili Dil Chala Gaya Koi Pyar Ki Duniya…. – Chandani Raat – Naushad  – Shakeel Badayuni

Utha Hai Ik Tufaan Seene Mein – Chilman – Hanuman Prasad – P L Santoshi

Saath Mere Hai Saanwariya – Dada – Shaukat Dehlvi (a.k.a. Nashad) – Hussaini Hyderabadi

Chandani Raat Hai Kaisi Suhani, Hay Re Chanda Teri Uthe Jawani – Dil Ki Duniya – Pandit Govindram – Zia Sarahadi

Chandani Aaye Ban Ke Pyar – Dulari – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Mastana Nigaho Ke Deewane Hazaron Hai – Garibi – Bulo C Rani – Shevan Rizvi

Naino Ke Mast Ishaare, Mast Bana Gaye – Jaltarang – Husnlal Bhagatram – Mulraj Bakri

Tadap Tadap Ke Din Gujhara Hai – Jannat – Hanuman Prasad – M K Chhibber

Hai Mausam Suhana, Ankhon Mein Kahani Hai – Maa Ka Pyar – Pandit Govindram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor

Tam Tam Se Zaankho Na Raaniji – Namoona – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

Khatein Hai Thokare Haye Kismat Ke Maare hue – Nisbat – Pandit Givindram –  Majrooh Sultanpuri

Nahin Fariyad Karate Hum , Tumhein Bas Yaad Karate Hai – Sawan Aaya Re – Khemchand Prakash – Bharat Vyas

We will take up solo songs of Raajkumari in our next episode.