Naik, who took the name N. Dutta for the film line,
a local resident of Goa, started his film career as
a music assistant of the great composer S. D. Burman.
He assisted Burmanda in a number of films. N. Dutta
was very impressed with the revolutionary songs of lyricist
Sahir Ludhiyanvi. When N. Dutta got his first chance
to compose independently for Raj Khosla's Milaap (1955),
he insisted for Sahir as the lyricist. The result was
some very beautifully songs like 'Ye Baharon Ka Sama..'
(Hemant, Lata), 'Jaate Ho To Jaao Par Jaoge Kahan..'
(Geeta Dutt) etc. The music of Milaap became so popular
that N. Dutta came into the category of film industry's
most eminent musicians.
He had a very strong and long association with Sahir
Ludhiyanvi as his lyiricist in most of his films. N.
Dutta was a sensible music director who used minimum
orchestra to develop the required atmosphere as expressed
in the song. Geeta ji had a great association with him.
She sang some beautiful songs in Milaap (1955) and this
musical milaap continued for several years.
Geeta Dutt was main singer for Geeta Bali – Dev Anand
starrer Milaap (1955). She