Geeta ji’s Funeral

By Lakshmi Priya ji

Geeta ji’s early demise was a huge loss for her fans. On her death anniversary, thinking about all that could have been is a source of deep anguish for her fans.

I hereby present an Urdu magazine (probably Shama)’s photo which documents her extremely sad funeral. She was merely 41 years when She left for her heavenly abode due to cirrhosis of the liver.

It’s written ….playback singer Geeta Dutt Ka inteqaal 20 july ko bambai mein ho gaya”.. Aditya Pant had translated what is written for me . The headline is bulbul hamesha ke liye khamosh ho gayi.. ppl are offering flowers and her elder son is having the last darshan….can see SDB and RDB…

Geeta ji may have passed away but She continues to live in her songs. Lets keep spreading her songs to the new generations and keep her alive. May She be at peace, wherever She is.

Additional Inputs by Taiyeb Shaikh ji on the picture: I can’t make out magazine or new paper name. Usually Shama was Urdu monthly magazine with all Bollywood pictures & News. Kahkashan from Bombay was weekly Urdu Filmi news paper like Screen in English.
Anyways the lines are clear
Bulbul Hamesha ke liye khamosh ho gayi.
I can read also “Khush Gulu play back singer Geeta Dutt ka inteqal ho gaya” Khush Gulu mean Harmonious or Melodious voice. Khush is generally Sweet if used for voice & Gulu is voice. Never expected to see this. Salutes to you all.

She can never be replaced. Shyamal Chatterjee, a fellow Geeta fan sums it up aptly, “There will never be another Geeta Dutt . A comparatively short career but what she gifted us is never fading Diamonds “.

7 Responses to “Geeta ji’s Funeral”

  1. Thanks Lakshmi Priya. To be honest If I know about Geeta Dutt is because of you. Old is Gold has introduced me most of Vintage Era legends which I never thought to know. Thanks to you & your team. May God Bless you All.

  2. surinder says:

    what name Urdu magzeen , year -month

  3. Gajendra Khanna says:

    Shama. Nearest release to her death.

  4. I am so affected by coming across these photos of the original nightingales funeral. Whereas one has to depart from the world but why in such circumstances and with so many gifts. Perhaps it is not advisable for such talents to marry since the tragedies of marriage can can destroy anyone.

  5. Kaleem says:

    I am a student of Ustad Sultan Khansahib and I love music

  6. Rajeev kumar says:

    hello sir. my name is Rajeev and I am a ph.d scholar and my research topic is on geeta Dutt’s life. for that purpose, i need some books like The skylark: Geeta Dutt and yours guru dutt. but i couldn’t find these books anywhere. so I request you if possible , provide me the hard copy of these books. I greatly need this. I will be really very thankful to you for this. thankyou. waiting for your response.

  7. Gajendra Khanna says:

    Author’s contact is available on
    Please take her help. The Guru Dutt book was available on amazon earlier. Maybe it will appear again. Thanks.

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