The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – (Male Female) Duets – Mohammad Rafi + Lata Mangeshkar

We have travelled through the three important paths – Male Solo songs, Female Solo Songs- those of singers other than Lata Manageshkar and those of Lata Mangeshkar – on our Micro View journey of Best songs of 1949: And the winners are?. We will now explore Duets. To begin with we will take up the most popular form – the Male Female Duets.

We will list such duets w.r.t. the male playback singer. Also, when I have two songs to choose from a film, if I do choose both, then one which is more popular even today is taken up as MY Top Choice selection song.

Duets of Mohammad Rafi

+ Lata Mangeshkar

Yun To Aapas Mein Bigadate Hain, Khafa Hote Hain – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Sun Lo Dil Ka Afasana – Andaz (Not released song) – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Apni Nazar Se Door Woh, Unki Nazar Se Door Hum – Bazar – Shyam Sunder – Qamar Jalalabadi

Mil Mil Ke Gayenge Ho Ho Dil Yahan – Dulari – Naushad – Sakeel Badayuni

Lambi Zoru Badi Musibat, Na Din Dekhe Na Raat – Ek Thi Ladki – Vinod – Aziz Kashmiri

Jara Tumne Dekha To Pyaar Aa Gaya – Jaltarag – Husnlal Bhagatram – Kaif Irfani

Tadpa Ke Mujhe Ab Chhod Diya – Namoona – C Ramchandra – Gulshan Jalalabadi

Humne Tera Pyar Pa Liya – Lacchi – Hansraj Behl – Mulkraj Bhakari

Dil Le Ke Chhupanewale – Paras – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Sun To Lo Mera Afsana – Raat Ki Raani – Hansraj Behl – Darbari Lal Shamim

Sada Rahe Din Yahi Hamare, Sada Rahe Yahi Raatein – Sawan Bhadon – Husnlal Bhagatram – Mulk Rak Bhakari

Sajan Ki Oat Le Ke, Hathon Mein Hath De Ke – Zevrat – Hansraj Behl – Habib Sarhadi

In the next episode we will take up Mohammad Rafi’s duets with Suraiya and with Shamshad Begum.


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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