Hindi Movie Songs By Shamshad Begum

Image courtesy of Cineplot.com

I will now blog a series on popular Hindi music, which won’t have the usual six – Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh, Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle – except for a few duets and chorus songs they might still be part of. Starting with a compilation of Shamshad Begum’s Hindi movie songs, who is as fascinating as ever with her enchanting and melodious voice despite the technical and craft-related drawbacks she must have faced in that early era. Got to read some interesting facts about her life and career as well through this Wikipedia page and elsewhere, including the somewhat surprising and unconvincing hesitation of being photographed being alluded to her. I don’t recall having seen her image previously though, before starting to google about her music today.

One thought on “Hindi Movie Songs By Shamshad Begum”

  1. You come across hundreds of play back singers imitating Mr Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh and so on and so forth and you also can find hundreds of female singers who can imitate Lata Mangeshker and Asha Bhonsele but to this day i have not come across a single singer who can imitate Sham Shad Begum. Mr OP Nayyar has rightly said that her voice was temple bells.

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