Not much is known about the composer Pandit Hanuman
Prasad except that he was married to the famous actress Lalita Pawar and the fact that he discovered the
singing talent of young Geeta Roy (who later on became Geeta Dutt after marrying Guru Dutt).
Geeta's family had moved to Bombay (now Mumbai). In the building she lived in, the famous Pandit Gowri Shankar
had his Kathak dancing school. Pandit Hanuman Prasad was a regular visitor to this dancing class. One day while
on a visit he heard Geeta practicing. He traced the voice and thus the composer went to her flat. After discussing
with her father, he gave her a song (actually a couple of lines in a song) in his film Bhakta Prahlad (1946).That
is how Geeta Roy was discovered at the age of 16.