Zeenat Begum belonged to what can be loosely termed as Lahore Club in the Hindi Films. She shifted to Bombay in 1944 and was active here till 1951, when she chose to Migrate to Pakistan. Her major active years thus pertain to the very last phase of the Vintage era. Therefore, even as she is considered quite an established playback singer in that period, bulk of her work remains not much heard to the-reared-in-the-golden-era person like me.
Even as I listed down Zeenat Begum’s solo songs for 1947 from HFGK, I was not sure that many of these songs may have a valid YT link. Surprisingly, not only almost all these songs did have a YT link, there are many YT links which do find a mention in HFGK to the credit of Zeenat Begum.
In the end, even as I had already planned her solo songs as part of the solo songs of ‘other; female sigers, her solo songs actually number befitting enough an indepnedant post.
Pade Ishq Mein Jaan Ke Ham Ko Lale – Aaj Aur Kal – Khursheed Anwar
Tere Bina Balam Jiya Mora Dole, Man Mein Mor Hook Uthe – Arsi – Lachhiram, Shyam Sundar (?) – Sarshar Shailani
O Meri Akhiyan Nit Din Roye – Arsi- Lachchiram. Shyam Sundar (?) – Sarshar Sailani
Kaun Sune Fariyad Meri Haye – Farz – K S Sagar
Yeh Kaisa Zamana – Farz – K S Sagar
Is Desh Ke Jwano Ko Ab Ajmaya Jayega – Farz – K S Sagar
O Sajan Samjo Na – Farz – K S Sagar
Ab Kahan Jaun Dushman Jamana Mera Ho Gaya – Intezar Ke Baad – Khan Aziz (Aziz Khan) – Gafil Harnalvi
O Ruthanewale, Chhup Chhup Ke Na Jiya Jala, Aa Man Ki Lagi Ko Buza – Intezar Ke Baad – Khan Aziz (Aziz Khan) – Gafil Harnalvi
Muhabbat Mein Teri Ae Bewafa, Kuchh To Wafa Hoti – Intezar Ke Baad – Khan Aziz (Aziz Khan) – Gafil Harnalvi
Allah Khata Kya Hai Gareebon Ki Bata De – Mehandi – Ghulam Haidar- Sagar Nizami
Hai Dil Hi Dil Mein Dil Ki Tamanna Haye– Mehandi – Ghulam Haidar- Sagar Nizami
O More Raja Ji Meri Gali Aana – Pagdandi – Khursheed Anwar – D N Madhok
Ik Banwara Panchhi… Nadiya Ke Kinare-– Pagdandi – Khursheed Anwar – D N Madhok
Ae Lo Badal Aaye, Wo Nahi Aaye – Pagdandi – Khursheed Anwar – D N Madhok
Tum Jug Jug Jiyo Maan Ke Jaaye– Pagdandi – Khursheed Anwar – D N Madhok
Pardesi Balam, Chhai Ghata Ghanghor, Papihe Mor Machaye Shor – Pagdandi – Khursheed Anwar – D N Madhok
Our quest for solo songs of other Female Singers and Lata Mangeshkar for the year 1947 will continue in the next episode as well.