Hemant

Hemant Kumar had reserved his place in the Hindi film music. In Bangla films he was the king. People needed a special voice to sing his songs. Can we forget some of his non-film songs like Aanchal se kyon baandh liya mujh pardesi ka pyar, Meri aashaon ki kashti ko mitayegi tu. Among his film songs my favourites are:

Chali gori pee ke Milan ko chali, Ek hi rasta

Hai apna dil to awara, Solva saal

Jaane wo kaise log the jinke pyar ko pyar mila, Pyaasa

Na ye chand hota na tare rahenge, Shart

Teri duniya mein jeene se to accha hai ki mar jaayen, House No. 44

Yaad aa gayi wo nasheeli nigahein, Manzil

Ye raat ye chandni phir kahan, Jaal

Some of the songs he composed the music and sung by others

Chup gaya koi re door se pukaar ke, Lata, Champakali

Aaj rona pada to samjhe, Kishore Kumar, Girl friend

Dheere dheere machal, Lata, Anupama

Hawaon pe likh do hawaon ke naam, Kishore, Do dooni chaar

Wo sham kuch ajeeb thi, Kishore, Khamoshi

Kashti ka khamosh safar hai, Kishore and Sudha, Girl Friend

Na jaao saiyyan chudake baiyyan, Geeta Dutt, Saheb bibi aur gulaam

O raat ke musafir chanda jaraa bataade, Lata and Rafi, Miss Mary