The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – (Male Female) Duets – Mohammad Rafi + Suraiya / Shamshad Begum

We have listened to the duets of Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar for the year 1949.We will take up Mohammad Rafi’s duets with Suraiya and Shamshad Begum in the present post.

Some of the duets of Suraiya or Shamashad Begum are shared by several other male playback singers. In nay case, both of these female plyaback singers had had more solos than duets to sing this year. As a result, we have a fairly smaller share of their respective duets with Mohammad Rafi.

Quantity apart, each player has their own very contribution to make in the final effect that their duets leave on the listener.

Duets of Mohammad Rafi

+ Suraiya

Aata Hai Zindagi Mein Bhala Pyar Kis Tarah – Balam – Husnlal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Haye Tune Ye Kya Kiya, Mujhse Kya Bata Diya – Duniya – C Ramachandra – (?)

Seene Mein Aag Bhadakati Hai, Aye Ishq Hamein Bedard Na Kar – Naach – Husnlal Bhagatram – Sarshar Shailani


Duets of Mohammad Rafi

+ Shamshad Begum

Chheen Ke Dil Kyun Pher Li Aankhen, Jaan Gaye Ham Jaan Gaye – Chandani Raat – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Aye Samane Aanewale Bata, Kya Chand Mera Mujhse Hai Khafa – Garibi – Bulo C Rani – A M Adib

Musafir Sada Geet Gaye Chala Chal – Jal Tarang – Husnlal Bhagatram  – Pandit Sudarshan

Boloji Dil Loge To Kya Doge – Patanga – C Ramchandra – Rajendra Krishna

Aye Dil Na Mujhe Yaad Dila, Baaten Purani – Sawan Aya Re – Khemchand Prakash – Bharat Vyas

In the next episode we plan to complete duets of Mohammad Rafi with female playback singers like Geeta Roy, Surinder Kaur and others.



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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