Solo Songs of Naseem Akhtar
To those who have fair knowledge of the history of the vintage era of Hind Films, Naseem Akhtar was not an unknown name. I do not have sufficient knowledge about her career. For the year 1946, we not only have some of the then then known solo songs of Naseem Akhtar from ‘Keemat’ and Shajehan but also from three other films which add to the bonus of getting to know the voice of Naseem Akhtar.
Chand Ko Gale Lagaye Badarwa – Keemat – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Hamse Khush Hai Zamana – Keemat – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Jeeta Hai Va Marata Hai Koi, Tune Na Jana, Aye Bhulanewale – Keemat – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Man Pagle Swapna Dikhaye, Man Jhoothe Dip Jalaye – Keemat – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Bolo Bolo Ji Bhagwan, Kaisi Rachai Tune Maya – Maa Baap Ki Laaj – Alla Rakha Quraishi
Prabhuji Mujhe Aasra Hai Tumhara – – Maa Baap Ki Laaj – Alla Rakha Quraishi
Barbad Na Kar De Kahi Bedard Zamana, Allah Bachana – Shahjehan – Naushad Ali – Khumar Barabanqvi
Aag Lagi Hai Dil Mein Wah Pyari, Gaane Lagi Umange Saari – Shahjehan – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Mujhe Loot Liya Re…..Bhole Sanam Ne – Sohni Mahiwal – Lal Mohammad – Swami Ramanand
HFGK does not mention singer for this song.
Duniya Se Mitaye Mujhe Ya Dil Se Bhulae – Wamiq Azra – A R Quraishi – Tanvir
Aa Tera Intezar Hai Tera Intezar – Wamiq Azra – A R Quraishi – Tanvir
Solo Songs of Paro Devi
1946 is the debut year of Paro Devi, with S D Burman’s debut film Shikari. One songs from this film does not seem to have a soft YT link available. The other film ‘Dhanwan’ also may have more than one song which is documeneted on YT.
Tere Gam Se Mil Raha Hai, Mujhe Har Tarag Sahara – Dhanwan – Shanti Kumar – Behjad Lakhnavi
Jab Ghar Mein Lagi Aag, Sabhi Banshi Bajae – Shikari – S D Burman – G S Nepali
HFGK records tow versions of this song, one solo and one with chorus. The clip that is presented here includes both these versions.
Chhupo Chhupo O Daranewalo – Shikari – S D Burman – G S Nepali
We will take up Micro View of Solo Songs of Dilshad Begum and Kalyani Das for the year 1946 in the next episode.