1962 was another eventful year in Geetaji’s life. The proof that there was love still existed between Geetaji and Guru Dutt, their third child, a daughter named Nina, was born in August. This however did not solve their problems. The impending gloom and doom was fast nearing and it was just about impossible to stop it. Both of them started living separately. Both of them took to the bottle to find solace. Neither one could find any peace or tranquility in their lives. Young but restless, both scaled the ladder of high achievement only to tumble down. Both had so much to offer to each other and to the rest of the world, yet none of the promise they possessed completely fulfilled, thrown away succumbed to the common worldly pressures.
This was the first time after her career skyrocketed to unprecedented fame and fortune, Geetaji found herself with very few offers to work with. Personal problems, new baby, and drinking all contributed to this. She worked in only 11 movies that year. She sang in more movies in 1947, her second year as a singer than in 1962. Even Chitragupt for whom she sang in her career a maximum number of songs than anyone else, managed to give her only a single a solo in “Aankh Micholi”. In “Gangu” she sang three duets for Kalyanji & Anandji. N. Dutta had her sing two solos in “Sachhe Moti”. She sang a duet in “Godaan” for Pandit Ravi Shankar. In Salil Chowdhury’s “Half Ticket” she recorded a duet with Kishore Kumar.
She had a beautiful duet in her mentor’s movie S.D. Burman’s “Dr. Vidya”. In “Shiv Parvati” she sang a duet for Tripathiji.
But the songs she will be remembered the most were for her husband’s film “Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam”. Hemant Kumar composed its beautiful music. Geetaji had sung three heart rendering magnificent and matchless solos for that movie. In the solo “Piya Aiso Jiya Mein” Geetaji was at once mischievous, playful, and complaining to her lover all at the same time.