The Micro View of Best Songs of 1946 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Amirbai Karnataki

Amirbai Karnataki also records a sizable quantitative performance for the year 1946. There are quite a few songs which do find mention in her name in HFGK, but the most painstaking YT up-loaders have not been able to manage to get the song that can be uploaded onto YT. I have not included such songs here.

Piya Milane Ko Jaanewali Samhal Samhal Ke Chal – Dev Kanya – Shyam Sundar

Nyay Yahi Hai Tumhara, Prem Ke Devata – Dulha – Gyan Dutt – B R Sharma

Jab Aanewale Aayenge, Ham Khub Unhein Kalpayenge – Dulha – Gyan Dutt – B R Sharma

Sab Kahene Ke Baatein Thi, Jo Pyar Ki Baatein Thi – Dulha – Gyan Dutt – B R Sharma

Dar Pe Tere Ik Dukh Se Bhare Dil Ne Pukara – Kamla – Gyan Dutt

Do Dil Ko Ek Dil Milakar Banana Yaad Hai – Kamla – Gyan Dutt

Koi Prano Ke Taar Zanaka Gaya Re – Kamla – Gyan Dutt

Vada Wafa Ka Karke Kisi Ne Bhula Diya – Kamla – Gyan Dutt

Kaanto Se Chhedate Hai Mere Jigar Ke Chhale – Keemat – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Man Dol Raha Hai, Man Dol Raha Hai – Keemat – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Phunk Do Bhagwan Aa Ke Apana JahaN – Keemat – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri

O Lakh Karo Chaturai Balam Main Hath Na Aaungi – Magadhraj – Bulo C Rani – Pandit Indra

HFGK does not mention the singer, but she does sound like Ameerbai to the uploader of the song, to which I concur.

Mere Maina Madhubaina, Tu Kahana Sajana Se Sapno Mein Aye Na – Maharani Minal Devi – Saraswati Devi –

YT mentions Rajkumari as singer for this song.

Aa AnkhoN Mein Aa, PalkoN Mein Aa, Aa Ke Chhup Jaa – Nargis – Husnlal-Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Main Kaise KahuN Tute Hue Dil Ki Kahani – Nargis – Husnlal-Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Roti AankhoN Mein Teri Yaad Aati Hai – Nargis – Husnlal-Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi –

Bairan NeendiyaN KyoN Nahi Aaye, Door Khadi Muskae – Pujari – Hansraj Behl – Wali Sahab

We will take up Solo Songs of Zohrabai Ambalewali for 1946 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.

5 thoughts on “The Micro View of Best Songs of 1946 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Amirbai Karnataki”

  1. Ashokji,
    I liked her ‘Phoonk do aa ke Bhagwan apna jahan’ the most. Naushad had shot far ahead of the pack with ‘Shahjahan’ and ‘Anmol Ghadi’. We didn’t count ‘Keemat’ which had many superb songs as we are discovering now. This further consolidates his status as the Great Mughal.

    1. Indeed, 1946 is a watershed, game changer year in Naushad’s career.

      We can also that he has also setlled in his own style, within the vintage era environment, which he could easily transform in the golden era set-up.

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