Geeta Dutt!!! I am in total awe for her… just love the way she sings, I think one of the best things about her was that she used to sing from heart and it used to show
Some of the trivia from her own site
Geeta was on born on the 23th of Nov 1930 in Idlapur village in Faridkot district.
Her father, Devendra Nath Chowdhury was the village zamindar.
Her mother Amya Roy Chowdhury was into music and shayari and Geeta was the only one of her ten children (6 sons, 4 daughters) who picked up her mother’s interest in music.
She studied at the Anglo Bengali School. She was interested in music so started learning music from Pt Hirendranath Chowdhury. She would practice for 3 hrs every day.
In 1942 her family migrated to Bombay, India. They started living in Hindu colony, Dadar.
The original name of Guru Dutt was Vasantkumar shivkumar Padukone, so after the marriage Geeta Roy should have become Geeta Padukone. Instead she opted for Geeta Dutt, to match Guru Dutt.
At the time of their marriage Geeta was one of the top singers while Guru Dutt was a struggling director. This led to talk that he married her for financial security. This hurt him and he wanted her to stop singing. To avoid marital tensions she stopped singing for a while.
She sang approximately 1200 songs in Hindi films. The decade wise breakup is 340(approx.) in the 40’s, 755(approx.) in the 50’s, 85(approx.) in the 60’s and a few songs in the 70’s. (Info courtesy HFGK by Hamraaz)
The last film she sang for was Anubhav (1971), MD – Kanu Roy.
On 20th July 1972 she passed away due to liver rupture at Harikishandas hospital.
Some of my favorites from her
Sometimes I am really thankful to youtube to keep this music alive…
PS: I know I am late but didnt want to miss an alphabet, ABC Wednesday on Thursday this time 😀