Rare gems tribute – Vol. 2

Geeta Dutt

We keep searching for rare and lesser heard gems of Geeta ji and on the eve of her 85th Birth anniversary we are pleased to share some rare gems. We will be posting five songs per each post. All of these have been collected from various sources over several years of painstaking efforts. We are grateful to our dear friend Aditya Pant for sharing these extremely rare songs with us. This is the second part in this series.

1) Geeta Dutt , Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey , Nirmala Devi – Jinhe rukh se parda – Haqdaar (1964), MD – Bulo C Rani, Lyrics – Prem Varbartani.

This is a Qawwali styled song sung by Geeta Dutt , Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey , Nirmala Devi and chorus. This is possibly last song Geeta ji sang for Bulo C Rani sahab. Also this could be the only song when she sang with Nirmala Devi ji (mother of actor Govinda).

2) Geeta Dutt, Manna Dey – Bholanaath re naiya – Shri Ganesh Janma (1951) , MD – Khemchand Prakash, Manna Dey, Lyrics – Pandit Bharat Vyas.

This is a lovely devotional song based on the traditional tune. MD Khemchand Prakash ji passed away during making of the film, hence Manna Dey ji completed the music.

3) Geeta Dutt – Chupke chupke teer chale – Hamari Duniya (1952), MD – Shyam Babu Pathak, Lyrics : Indivar.
This is a very rare song and unfortunately we are still not able to get it in very good audio quality.

4) Geeta Dutt, G M Durrani, Meena Kapoor – Daiya re daiya – Ghayal (1951) , MD – Gyan Dutt, Lyrics: Sarswati Kumar Deepak .

The film Ghayal (1951) had this rare trio song by Geeta ji, her friend Meena Kapoor ji and G M Durrani sahab.

5) Geeta Dutt – Dekho ji dil na todo – Captain Kishore (1957), MD – Chitragupt, Lyrics – Raja Mehdi Ali Khan.
We have been looking for better audio quality of this very melodious comic romantic song. This has some hissing noise but is still better than the audios we had in the past.

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