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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

   Career in 60's

There isn’t much happened from 1970 onwards for Geetaji. That is because she passed away at the tender young age of 41 on July 20, 1972.

In 1970 Geetaji sang in only one movie, a solo in Ratandeep Hemraj’s “Insaan Aur Insaan” .

Geetaji sang in three movies in 1971. These were Kanu Roy’s “Anubhav” (three solos), a duet in Salil Chowdhury’s “Raat Ki Uljhan”, and a triplet in Shankar & Jaikishan’s “Jwala” .

A note about the songs of “Anubhav”. Geetaji sang these so beautifully with plenty of melody that surprised even her worst critics. She once again proved to the music world that she still has it in her. Everybody thought she will now bounce back because they represented some of her finest work. But life takes many unexpected and tyrannical turns. It is so hard to believe that these songs would also be almost her swan songs. Talking about melody, take for example, the song “Koi Chhup Ke Se Aake” from “Anubhav”. Here is one music lover wrote about this song (the quote is not exact but is reworded). “… The soft, romantic type of songs like these flowered in Geetaji’s melodious and expressive voice… Geetaji's singing in “Anubhav” demonstrates how much she still had to offer even at the fag end of her life. In this song, she is soft, teasing, whimsical, romantic all at once and the ever so slight tinge of pathos in her voice highlights the enigma that was Geeta Dutt…”.

1972 was an eventful year in Geetaji’s life and in the history of Hindi film world. She sang in only one movie that year, Subir Sen’s “Midnight”. These were a solo and a duet. But on July 20, 1972, Geetaji passed away as a result of continuing and declining bad health. She was just 41. The voice that thrilled and filled with joy for millions of music lovers was gone forever. Here she was whose voice stopped aging as proven from the songs of “Anubhav”, sang only the previous year, finally succumbed to ill health. The voice that had the youthful joie de vivre was completely quelled. The ease and spontaneity that were the hallmarks of Geetaji’s singing could never sing another song. The voice that defied convention with its enthralling tonal quality, that was sumptuous in expression, that was enticing with melody, that was sweet like honey, that had soothing mellifluous quality, that was enchantingly dulcet, and that explored a gamut of emotions from subtle enticement to wistful longing was extinguished forever.

Even though Geetaji passed away in 1972, couple of movies in which she sang were released many years after her death. One of them was released in 1977 and the other one was released in 1983. C.Arjun composed music for the 1977 movie “Subah Zaroor Aayegi”, in which Geetaji sang a duet with Mohd. Rafi. Shankar & Jaikishan were the composers of a triplet that Geetaji was part of that was released in 1983, 11 years after her death. This was the last film of record that was released.

Geetaji’s singing history for films from 1970 and subsequent years is summarized in the table shown below. Please note that this information is not complete.

Film Songs Of Geeta Roy In 1970
Song Singer(s) Movie Music Lyrics
Lat Uljhi Hai Geeta Dutt Insaan Aur Insaan Ratandeep Hemraj Tajdar Taj
Film Songs Of Geeta Roy In 1971
Song Singer(s) Movie Music Lyrics
Mera Dil Jo Mera Hota Geeta Dutt Anubhav Kanu Roy Gulzar
Meri Jaan Mujhe Jaan Na Kaho Geeta Dutt Anubhav Kanu Roy Kapil Kumar
Koi Chhup Ke Se Aake Geeta Dutt Anubhav Kanu Roy Kapil Kumar
Gul Khile Ya Na Khile Geeta Dutt & Rafi Raat Ki Uljhan Salil Chowdhury Gulzar
Haule Haule Ek Bhi Na Ghunghroo Bole Geeta Dutt, Lata Mangeshkar & Sudha Malhotra Jwala Shanka & Jaikishan Rajinder Krishan
Film Songs Of Geeta Roy In 1972
Song Singer(s) Movie Music Lyrics
Sajan Yaad Mein Geeta Dutt Midnight Subir Sen Tajdar Taj
Tumsa Meet Mila Geeta Dutt & Talat Mahmood Midnight Subir Sen Tajdar Taj
Film Songs Of Geeta Roy In 1977
Song Singer(s) Movie Music Lyrics
Gori Milna Ri Milna Ri Nadiya Ke Paar Geeta Dutt & Rafi Subah Zaroor Aayegi C. Arjun Jaan Nisar Akhtar
Film Songs Of Geeta Roy In 1983
Song Singer(s) Movie Music Lyrics
Hum Khoob Jaante Hain Geeta Dutt, Asha Bhosle & Mohd. Rafi Film Hi Film Shankar & Jaikishan Indeewar
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