The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : Female Solo Songs – Geeta Roy

Barring a few well-known song, personally for me, the songs that I heard here, during this micro review, are the ones that I had heard for the first time. This simply means that most of songs that I had heard were of Geeta Dutt, and not those of Geeta Roy. And I always believed I have had many Geeta Roy/Dutt songs!

The number of Geeta Roy’s solo songs for 1947 too add up to our hypothesis that the year is an open-field for transition-vintage era singers,  Many of the songs presented here have not been credited to Geeta Roy in HFGK, but the knowledgeable up-loaders have credited them to Geeta Roy. And as we listen to the songs, we would concur too, save the song appearing at the end of this post.

The numbers also merit spanning our micro-analysis over two posts, but I have accommodated them in one post only, risking the lengthier than normal post..

Popular solo songs

Yaad Karoge Yaad Karoge Ik Din Ham Ko Yaad Karoge – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

Mera Sundar Sapna Beet Gaya Main Prem Mein Sab Kuchch Haar Gayi – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

Other Solo Songs

Aankh Mein Kyon Ashq, Lab Pe Rahe Haye Kyon – Bhookh – Anil Biswas – Dr. Safdar ‘Aah’

Is Jag Mein Garibon Ka Nahi Koi Thikana – Bhookh – Anil Biswas – Dr. Safdar ‘Aah’

Bigadi Hui Taqdeer Meri Aa Ke Bana De – Dil Ki Rani – S D Burman – ?

Kyun Balam Ham Se Rooth Gaye Kyun Lage Naina Chhooda Gaye – Dil Ki Rani – S D Burman – Y N Joshi

Aayenge Aayenge Aayenge Mere Man Ke Basaiya Ayenge Re – Dil Ki Rani – S D Burman

Mere Piya To Gaye Pardes Re Haye Vasant Ritu Kyon Aayee – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

Hamein Chhod Piya Kis Desh Gaye, Piya Laut Ke Aana Bhool Gaye – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

Gulshan Mein Aayee Bahar, Ho Rasiya Loot Sake  To Loot – Kaun Pardesi – Ali Hussain Muradabadi – Muztar Bahzadi

Daman Ko Haath Se Chooda Kar Chale Gaye – Qasam – Sajjad Hussain – Anjum Pilibhiti

Aye Dil Bata Kisko Karoon Pyar – Qasam – Sajjad Hussain – Anjum Pilibhiti

Ya Rab Hamari Aah Mein Itana Asar Nahi – Qasam – Sajjad Hussain – Hameed Hyderabadi

Woh Jisko Meeta Baithe Woh Unki Hi Duniya Thi – Qasam – Sajjad Hussain – Hameed Hyderabadi

Suna Ja Koi Geet Aye Dil Suna Ja – Qasam – Sajjad Hussain – Hameed Hyderabadi

O Shyam Meera Ke Girdhari Ab To Darshan Do – Mere Bhagwan – with Chorus  – Sajjad Hussain – Shewan Rizvi

Mujhe Bawari Bawari Log Kahe Main Geet Piya Ke Gaati Hun – Mere Bhagwan – Sajjad Hussain – Shewan Rizvi

Main Hun Phoolon Ki Raani, Kanton Mein Rahanewali – Paheli Pahechan – Bulo C Rani – Pandit Indra

Nai Baharein Aayee Tum Hi Naa Aaye – Rasta – Zafar Khursheed –

Aayi Nazar Andhere Mein Roshani Mujhe – Raasta – Zafar Khursheed – Arsh Haidari

Dukhiyon Pe Hai Dukh Dard Ka – Sagar Tarang – Piyami – Pandit Indra

Woh Dil Gaya Woh Dil Ke Sahare Gaye – Tohfa – M A Rauf (Usmania) – Rafiq Gazanavi

The song for which I could not find the YT / soft link:

Hans Hans Ke …. – Utho Jago – Aziz Khan, Ibrahim – ?

Special Note:

O Raja Re Mohe Apni Bana Le Re – Leela – C Ramchandra – Qamar Jalalabadi

[HFGK credits this song to Shamshad Begum, however many of the internet references credit the song to Geeta Roy(!¡). Whatever may the truth, the voice does sound more like Geeta Roy to me. So what can be the correct status?]

We will take up Micro-Analysis of solo songs of Shamshad Begum for the year 1947 in our next episode.


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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