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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1946 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Naseem Akhtar, Paro Devi

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.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : Female Solo Songs – Other Female Singers and Lata Mangeshkar [3]

Paro Devi

Paro Devi also belongs to the so-called’ kotha-club of singers (singers who originated from the kotha style of singing) of the vintage era. She debuted Hindi Films via Shikar (1946). So 1947 is her second year in the films. She played the role of second lead and would sing her own songs. However in the later part of her career, many of her songs were playedback by Shamshad Begum.

Muhabbat Jatane Ko Jee Chahata Hai – Amar Asha – Shanti Kumar – Qabil Amrutsarri

Ambawa Ki Dali Pe Koyal Bole, Koyal Bole Re – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

Kabhi Bhoole Se Na Poochhi Man Ki Baat Rasiya – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

O Panchhi Pardesiya Ja, Ud Ja, Mere Piya Ka Sandesha La – Ghar Ki Bahu – Sham=nti Kumar  Desai + R C Roy – Taaresh

Main Hoon Baag Ki Koyal Raja Ho – Heera – Husnlal Bhagatram- Munshi Shams Lakhanavi

Taqdeer Ne Bigad Diye Kam Mere – Heera – Husnlal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Uljhan Jo Badhati Jaa Rahi Hai Intezar Ki – Heera – Husnlal Bhagatram- Munshi Shams Lakhanavi

Bagiya Mein Aan Dheere Dheere, Malaniya Dekh Na Le – Heera – Husnlal Bhagatram- Munshi Shams Lakhanavi

Jaane Ki Kya Jaldi Hai, Jana Chale Bhi Jana – Heera – Husnlal Bhagatram- Munshi Shams Lakhanavi

Menaka Bai

According some refences available on the net, Manaka Bai (Shirodkar) is the mother of Shobha Gurtu.  She was a trained classical singer, too.

Unhen Kissa-e-Gam Sunati Rahoongi – Gul Bakawali – Feroze Dastur+ Prof. Bund Khan – Munshi Shefta

Saroj Welingkar

Essentially even as Saroj Welingkar was a trained Marathi classical singer, not mushc detail is available on net, at least in English.

Haay Dil Toot Gaya – Shanti – B S Thakur – Shakeel Badayuni

Note: We have not considered here the songs for which YT link was not available.

Our quest for solo songs of other Female Singers and Lata Mangeshkar for the year 1947 will continue in the next episode as well.