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(1930 - 1972)
   Beautiful voice Personified

   Early years of struggle

   Career in late 40's

   Career in early 50's

   Marriage to Guru Dutt

   Career in late 50's

   Last phase of her career

In 1961, in spite of all the problems they were having Geetaji and her husband, Guru Dutt, were still living together. There was still something left between the two. These brief moments of harmony were giving her enough strength to continue with her passion, singing. Her assignments were slightly down. She was doing only a very limited amount of singing. She still was able to sing in many movies, most of them were prior commitments. Details are available here for 15 of the 31 movies she sang in 1961.

By this time most of the music directors who were thronging to have her sing in their films were slowly retracting. She still had few of them left. One of them was Chitragupt. She sang in four movies for him in 1961. These were “Bada Aadmi” (a solo), “Hum Matwale Naujawan” (two duets), “Tel Malish Boot Polish” (a duet), and “Zabak” (a triplet). One of the duets from “Hum Matwale Naujawan” sung by Geetaji and Mukesh, “Beete Nahin Raat Sanam” is a beauty that is remembered even today for its romanticism and sweetness.

In “Pyaar Ki Pyaas” Vasant Desai gave Geetaji four songs to sing. One of these was a solo, two were duets, and the third one was a triplet. Usually productive Tripathiji composed music for only one movie that year. In “Piya Milan Ki Aas” Geetaji sang a duet for him. Kalyanji & Anandji were another pair of music directors for whom Geetaji sang in two movies. These were “Passport” (three solos) and “Pyaase Panchhi” (a duet) .

The other music directors for which Geetaji sang in 1961 include G.S. Kohli in “Mr. India” (two solos), Khayyam in “Shola Aur Shabnam” (a duet and a d triplet), Nashad in “Pyaar Ki Dastan” (two duets), Roshan in “Warrant” (a solo), S. Madan in “Batwara” (a duet), Shankar & Jaikishan in “Karodepati” (a duet), and Vinod in “Dekhi Teri Bombai” (a solo). Both of the duets composed by Nashadji were sung by Geetaji and Rafi Saheb. These two are very delightful numbers, especially the duet “Tu Rie Rie Rie” .

Geetaji also sang in several other movies in 1961 for which details are currently not available. These include “Anarbala”, “Bhagwan Balaji”, “Dark Street”, “Diamond King”, “Gypsy Girl”, “Howrah Express”, “Kaanch Ki Gudiya”, “Khiladi”, “Kismat Palat Ke Dekh”, “Matlabi Duniya”, “Miss Chaalbaaz”, “Raam Leela”, “Razia Sultana”, “Room No. 17”, “Saaya”, and “Wazi-E-Alam” .

Geetaji’s singing history for films in 1961 is summarized in the table starting on the next page. Please note that this information is not complete.
Film Songs Of Geeta Roy In 1961
Song Singer(s) Movie Music Lyrics
Diwane Aa Zara Nazrein Mila Geeta Dutt Bada Aadmi Chitragupt Prem Dhawan
Beete Nahin Raat Sanam Geeta Dutt & Mukesh Hum Matwale Naujawan Chitragupt Majrooh Sultanpuri
Meri Gali Chokreji Aaya Geeta Dutt&Rafi Hum Matwale Naujawan Chitragupt -
Lo Aaya Japan Waala Sab Se Aalishaan Geeta Dutt & Rafi Tel Malish Boot Polish Chitragupt Prem Dhawan
Teri Taqdeer Ka Sitara Geeta Dutt S. Balbir& Mohd. Rafi Zabak Chitragupt Prem Dhawan
Dekha Na Jaaye Geeta Dutt & Mahendra Kapoor Mr. India G.S. Kohli Jan Nisar Akhtar
Aji Ab Kehna Maan Jaao Geeta Dutt & Mohd. Rafi Mr. India G.S. Kohli Jan Nisar Akhtar
Jaa Raha Kyon Diwane Geeta Dutt Passport Kalyanji & Anandji Qamar Jalalabadi
Nazar Ka Jhuk Jaana Geeta Dutt Passport Kalyanji & Anandji Qamar Jalalabadi
Tauba Tauba Tauba Geeta Dutt Passport Kalyanji & Anandji Qamar Jalalabadi
Babu Bol Kaisa Roka Churanewale Geeta Dutt & ManDev Pyaase Panchhi Kalyanji & Anandji -
Mathura Shyam Chale-1 Geeta Dutt & ManDev Shola Aur Shabnam Khayyam -
Mathura Shyam Chale-2 Geeta Dutt, Kaumudi Munshi & Manna Dey Shola Aur Shabnam Khayyam -
Aaya Diwana Geeta DuttGeeta & Rafi Pyaar Ki Dastaan Nashad Sarvar
Tu Rie Rie Rie Geeta & Rafi Pyaar Ki Dastaan Nashad -
Nigahon Mein Ye Mastiya Geeta Dutt Warrant Roshan -
Zara Gal Sun Kajarewaaliye Geeta Dutt & Asha Bhosle Batwaara S. Madan Majrooh Sultanpuri
Picnic Mein Tik Tik Karti Geeta Dutt & Manna Dey Piya Milan Ki Aas S.N. Tripathi Bharat Vyas
Kabul Ki Main Naar Geeta DuttKishore Kumar Karodepati Shankar & Jaikishan -
Chanda Dhale Pankha Jhale Geeta Dutt Pyaar Ki Pyaas Vasant Desai Bharat Vyas
Mere Angne Mein Ujiyala Geeta Dutt& LataMngeshkar Pyaar Ki Pyaas/font> Vasant Desai Bharat Vyas
Meri Godi Mein Gopala Geeta Dutt& LataMngeshkar Pyaar Ki Pyaas Vasant Desai Bharat Vyas
Uttar Mein Hai KhadaHimalay Geeta, Lata, Ranu Mukherjee & Manna Dey Pyaar Ki Pyaas Vasant Desai Bharat Vyas
Dil Ko Bachaana Aji Geeta Dutt Dekhi Teri Bombai Vinod Azz Kashmiri
1960    1962    1963   1964   1965   1966-69
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