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.