The Micro View of Best Songs of 1946 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Other Singers – 3

The part 1 and Part 2 of the Solo Songs of Other Female Singers for the year 1946 had captured the singers who are visible mostly in one or two films only.

The following set of solo songs is the penultimate tranche of female solo songs for the year 1946. The distribution pattern of the singers and their songs seem to follow the classic Long Tail pattern.

I have simply relied on the availability of the song on YT from among the ones or twos that could be sen scattered in the HFGK database. Barring a very few that I could take to like, documenting all other songs here appears more an exercise for the academic study, but certainly worth its while when you listen to the songs, at least once. And, if they do not sound palatable enough even then, that is the fault of our limited knowledge of the songs and the music of the vintage era.

Solo Songs of Shanta Apte

Shanta Apte was a well-known name in Marathi films. She has acted in a few Hindi films as well, where she rendered her own songs off-the-screen too.

Solah Singar Main Sajaungi – Panihari – S N Tripathi

Charon Aur Andhera, Beech Bhanwar Mein Dagmag Naiya – Subhadra – Vasant Desai – Moti B.A.

Aaj Mori Naiya Kinare Lagi, Asha ki Bel Meri Phooli Phooli – Valmiki – Shankar Rao Vyas – Mahesh Gupta M A

Saraswati Rane

Dekho Ri Sakhi PhooloN Se Phooli Dagariya – Valmiki – Shankar Rao Vyas – Mahesh Gupta, M A

Raag Dwesh Ko Chhod Ke Manwa Gyan Ki Jyoti Jaga Le – Valmiki – Shankar Rao Vyas – Mahesh Gupta, M A

Lalita Deulkar

O Rani….Rani Dheere Dheere Chalo Na Kamar Balkhay – – Valmiki – Shankar Rao Vyas – Mahesh Gupta, M A

Anima Dasgupta

Aankhon Ki Roshani Hai Dil Ki Yeh Chandani Hai – Arabian Nights – Kamal Dasgupta – Faiyaz


Jab Dard Ka Kissa Ham Duniya Ko Sunate Hai – Circus King – J Abhyankar, Nagesh Rao – M Rajiuddin


Kisi Ki Yaad Sataye Balam Kiski Yaad Satae – Saathi – Gulshan Sufi – Wali Sahab

Mumtaz Shanti

Ab Zuban Pe Taale Na Dalo – Dharati Ke Lal = Pt. Ravi Shankar –


Kya Saath Hamara Aur Inaka, Masroor Hao Woh – Laaj – Ramchandra Pal – Sagar Nizami

YT clip mentions Shamshad Begum as the singer. However the following song does show Radharani as the singer, and as she hereself has rendered her own song for the film, it would be safe to assume that singer is Radharani.

Chhayi Hui Hai Duniya Pe Abhi Raat Hai, So Ja – – Laaj – Ramchandra Pal – Sagar Nizami

Iqbal Bano

Ummeedo Par Jawani Aaj Laharai – Rehana – Qadir Faridi –

Snehprabha Pradhan

Sawan Ki Badariya Roti Hai Badariya – Salgirah – Bulo C Rani – Wali Sahab

Baby Anu

Chanda Mama Ne Amrood Churaya Re, Chori Chori Akele Hi Khaya Re – Phoolwari – Hansraj Behl – Pt. Indra

Baby Mumtaz (Madhubala)

Bhagwan Mere Gyan Ke Deepak Ko Jala De – Pujari – Hansraj Behl – Wali Sahab

We will conclude the Micro View of Solo Songs of Other Female Singers for the year 1946 with Solo Songs of Geeta Roy and Lata Mangeshkar 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 – Other Singers – 3”

  1. I think film Laaj-46 song is sung by Shamshad Begum only and NOT by Radharani. Even HFGK has made a correction in its Addenda and now SB is mentioned.
    The voice also seems more towards SB. Kindly look into this again.

  2. I have the following observations :
    1. Ab Zubaan Pe Taale Na Daalo – Mumtaz Shanti, Dharti Ke Lal (1946)

    Mumtaz Shanti was not a singer but an actress. Even if she was an occasional singer (which I doubt), she would not have lent her voice as a play back singer to other actresses.

    2. Ummeedon Par Jawaani Aaj Laharayi – Iqbal Bano – Rehana (1946)

    The singer is Iqbal Begum. Iqbal Bano was born in August 27, 1935 . The voice in the song sounds like that of an adult singer.

    1. I depend on HFGK as the principal source and then look for YT link. Whenever I find a mismatch between the credits in these two sources , I record it .
      This is because my own knowledge of vintage era singers is very very limited,
      Thanks so much for providing these vital additional inputs.

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