Tributes to Geeta her fans in their own voices

Geeta Dutt

With the popularity of the video sharing sites like Youtube, a lot of music lovers have sung their favorite songs and shared them with the world. Here is a compilation of such tributes of some of the very melodious and lovely songs of Geeta ji. Most of the singers have done commendable job and their affection towards Geeta ji is evident in the way they have presented these songs. We are grateful to all for these tributes and for sharing them with us.

1) Ja ja ja bewafa : Aar Paar (1954) , MD : O P Nayyar, Lyrics: Majrooh — Tribute by Sudha Rao

This is a very lovely sad song (in a crime thriller film with lot of fast paced songs). Sudha ji has very nicely captured the mood of the song.

2) Mera sundar sapna beet gaya : Do Bhai (1947), MD: S D Burman, Lyrics: Raja Mehendi Ali Khan — Tribute by Jayanthi Nadig

A song more than 60 years old has not lost its charm. This is an eternal favorite of any one who likes songs from old Hindi films. Jayanthi ji has beautifully sung this melody.

3) Hoon abhi main jawaan : Aar Paar (1954) , MD : O P Nayyar, Lyrics: Majrooh — Tribute by Kaplana Desai

Another popular song from Aarpaar, this one, though a fast paced one, has a touch of sadness. Nice singing by Kaplana ji in this song.

4) Na yeh chaand hogaa : Shart (1954), MD: Hemant Kumar, Lyrics: S H Bihari — Tribute by Kusum Sharma

This has to be one of the most emotional songs of Geeta ji. Kusum ji has put her heart and soul in this song.

5) Jaane kya tune kahin : Pyaasa (1957), MD: S D Burman, Lyrics: Sahir — Tribute by Sudha Rao

A light romantic number from otherwise dark film. A great composition by Burmanda, sung so nicely by Sudha ji. Great job.

6) Piya aiso jeeya mein : Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam (1960), MD: Hemant Kumar, Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni — Tribute by Jayanthi Nadig

This is a perennial favorite of many music lovers (even though the most popular song from SBG is “Na jaao saiyaa”). Jayanthi ji has nicely captured the mood of the song and sung it very well.

7) Tadbeer se bighadi : Baazi (1951), MD: S D Burman, Lyrics: Sahir — Tribute by Mona Gajjawala

The song that proved to be a milestone in Geeta ji’s (and many other people’s) career. Mona ji has done a great job in singing this seemingly simple yet captivating tune.

8 ) Mera naam chin chin choo : Howrah Bridge (1958) , MD : O P Nayyar, Lyrics: Qamar Jalalabadi — Tribute by Rajjulaxmi

Another rock and roll number, one of her most favorite songs, a favorite of many musical programs. Rajjulaxmi ji has sung it with a lot of energy and zing.

9) Aye dil mujhe bataa de : Bhai Bhai (1956), MD: Madan Mohan, Lyrics: Rajinder Krishan — Tribute by Sudha Rao

A passionately romantic sweet song. Once again Sudha ji has done a great job in singing this.

10) Mujhe jaa na kaho : Anubhav (1971), MD: Kanu Roy, Lyrics: Gulzar — Tribute by Manisha Jambotkar

This is the song from a film which proved to be bright flicker of the lamp before it extinguished. All the 3 songs of Geeta ji from this film are marvelous. It is a difficult song to sing, but Manisha ji has again sung it so well.

11) Thandi hawa kaali ghata : Mr and Mrs 55 (1955) , MD : O P Nayyar, Lyrics: Majrooh — Tribute by Krithika Jeyaraman and Sudha Rao

The magic of Madhubala, Geeta Dutt, O P Nayyar and Majrooh is simply amazing. Many music lovers use the opening lines of this song to describe the voice of Geeta ji. Krithika ji and Sudha ji has sung this in perfect team effort. Great singing.

12) Jaata kahaan hain deewane : CID (1956) , MD : O P Nayyar, Lyrics: Majrooh — Tribute in a program dedicated to Geeta ji

Another sizzler song from OPN sahab’s treasure. Though the song was deleted from the film due to censor problems, it has not lost its charm. The singer has done a great job in singing this one.

* This post was originally posted on January 15th, 2011. We lost some pages due to technical issue. Now we are in the process of re-publishing these articles.

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