maestro Naushad (Naushad Ali) does not need any introduction.
He is one of the most respected, celebrated and famous
name of Hindi film industry. His name is synonymous
with classical Indian music and melody at its best.
The team of composer Naushad, lyricist Shakeel Badayuni
and legendary singer Mohd. Rafi gave us innumerable
memorable songs which are timeless classics and will
remain a favorite with music lovers till Hindi Film
Music will be alive. Lata ji also sang some of her most
melodious songs for Naushad sahab. Naushad was "the"
perfectionist and many music lovers consider him the
best composer ever!
Geeta Dutt sang for maestro Naushad sahab only twice
during her career spanning 26 years (1946-1971). For
the first time she sang a duet with Shyam (and also
a solo version of the same ??) in the 1949 film Dillagi.
This song is the tandem version of the famous song "Tu
meraa chand main teri chandni" sung by Suraiya and Shyam
for the same film. The singing of Geeta in this was
quite soulful. One wonders why it was such a short song
and why they didn't work together more often! A detailed
discussion of "Tandem songs" sung by Geeta Dutt can
be found here.