The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Other Singers – Shamshad Begum

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.


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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