The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – The Duets – Male Female Duets – Mukesh +

We now take up the third leg – The Duets – of ‘Best songs of 1948: And the winners are?’. As per our Micro View Practice, we will cover this leg of the Micro View journey in three stages – Male-Female Duets, Male- Male Duets and Female-Female Duets.

The Male Female Duets

The male female duets have been accorded almost equal respect as that accorded to male or female solo songs. Many of the male female duets have been accepted as the benchmark milestones as are some male or female solo songs have been accepted as the benchmark milestones in the Hindi Film Music.

Duets of Mukesh

Mukesh has a fairly substantive presence in the Male-Female Duet space for 1948. In terms of numbers, he has far more duets with Shamshad Begum. His memorable duets with Shamshad Begum also are many. However, he has at least one memorable duet with almost all other female singers, too.

+ Lata Mangeshkar

Ab Darane Ki Koi Bat Nahi Angrezi Chhora Chala Gaya – Majboor – Ghulam Haider – Nazim Panipati

Ab Yaad Na Kar Bhool Ja Aye Dil Wo Fasana – Anokha Pyar – Anil Biswas – Shums Azimabadi

+ Shamshad Begum

Raat Ko Ji Chamake Taare Dekho Balam Mohe Akhiyan Maare – Aag – Ram Ganguly – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Kaise Bataun Unse Dil Ko Pyar Kyun Hai – Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Bhool Gaye Kyon Ke Deke Sahara Lootanewale Chain Hamara – Anokhi Ada – Nuashad – Shakeel Badayuni

Tere Naaz Uthane Ko Jee Chahata Hai – Grihashthi – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Dharati Ko Akash Pukare Aaja Aaja Prem Dware– Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

The film has excellent Mukesh solo version and an ending with a pathos-full Shamshad Solo version .

Aayee Sawan Rutu Aayee Sajan Mora Dole Hai Man – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Main Bhawara Tu Phool Yah Din Mat Bhool – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Mera Dil Todanewale Mere Dil Ki Dua Lena – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

O Jaanewale O Jaanewale Ham Ko Bhool Na Jaana – O Jaanewale – Ali Hussain Moradabadi – Kaif Mustafa

Sajanwa Premkahani … O Dheere Dheere Kahana – O Jaanewale  – Ali Hussain Moradabadi – Kaif Mustafa

+ Geeta Roy

Raja Mohe Le Chal Tu Dilli Ki Sair Ko – Toote Tare – Shaukat Dahelvi (Nashad)

Rehate To Ab Har Ghadi Meri Najar Ke Samne – Toote Tare – Shaukat Dahelvi (Nashad)

+ Other Female Singers

Husn Bano +Parawane O Parawane Tu Kya Jalana Jaane – Pardesi Maheman – Hansraj Behl – Pt. Indra

Raaj Kumari +Ye Bura Kiya Jo Saaf Saaf Keh Diya – Suhag Raat – Snehal – Kedar Sharma

Meena Kapoor +Ab Yaad Na Kar Bhool Ja Aye Dil Wo Fasana – Anokha Pyar – Anil Biswas – Shums Azimabadi

Sitara (Kanpuri) +Ek Teer Chalanewale Ne Dil Loot Liya – Pugree- Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Suraiya +Laaye Khushi Ki Duniya Hansati Hui Jawani – Vidya – S D Burman – Anjum Pilibhiti

In our next episode, we will take up Micro View of Mohammad Rafi’s duets of 1948 with the female singers.


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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