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.