The Micro View of Best Songs of 1944 @ SoY : The Duets – Male Female Duets [2]

One very distinct characteristic, of the duets for the year 1944, that come to our mind is the presence several music directors and a lyricist, and even an actor (Gope), normally not associated with film songs singing. To someone, like me, not at all versed with the film song arena of those years, that raises several questions – Was the paucity of male actors-singers was so sever that the music director (or lyricist) had to step in? And then, why that presence is for the duets only?

Well, some day we may have answer to such questions. Till, then we take the second, and last for the time being, batch of male-female duets for the year 1944.

Leela Sawant, V Bhatkar – Sajan Paas Bula Lo….., Nayanan Bich Basa Lo – Kaliyan – Kedar Sharma – G A Chisti

GM Durrani, Jhohrabai Ambalewali – Bhanwara Na ….. Jab Tak Hansana Na Rem Jab Tak KaliyaN Hans De –Lakar – Pt. Madhur – C ramchandra

Pahadi Sanyal, Snehprabha – Aaj Na Phool Sajao Sakhi, Lat Sundar Lage – Mahakavi Kalidas – Rammurti – Palsekar

Malaka Amir Jan, Gulshan Sufi –Meri Uthati Jawani Ki Dekho Dekho Bahar – Mauji Jeewan – Baba Pagal – Gulshan Sufi

Hamida Bano, Gulshan Safi – New Fashion Ka….Aao Prem Rachaye– – Mauji Jeewan – Baba Pagal – Gulshan Sufi

HFGK mentions Hamida Banu as the sole singer.

G M Durrani, Rajkumari – Chale Prem Ke Desh Pujari – Maya Nagri -? – Veer Sinh

G M Durrani, Rajkumari – Khole Re Kaun….  Mere Man Ke Dwar – Maya Nagri -? – Veer Sinh

Anima Sengupta, Unidentified male singer – Bhatake Hue MusafiroN, Age Badho – Subaha Sham – Faiyyaz Hashmi – Subal Dasgupta

HFGK does not identify singers. HFGK also notes a second part of the song ‘Bahati Nahi Hai Khoon Ki Nadi WahaN Kabhi’

Rajkumari + Unindentified male voice –Sab Haal Bata Denge Jo Hum Pe Gujarati Hai – Panna – Wali Sahab – Amir Ali

Balwant Singh, Kaushalya – Aae Din Pyar Ke Sajana, Pichhali Baatein Bhula – Parakh – Gaafil Harayanvi – Khursheed Anwar


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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