Surjit Singh, a diehard movie fan(atic), period.
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Asha Bhosle Songs

February 1998
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      Asha and 391 lyricists of Hindi movie songs
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Dear fellow music lovers:

       This is a continuation of my recent posts on Asha. By
the way,  the title  of the  last post should read as, "Asha
and 195 MALE singers ...". Here is the info about the number
of songs written for Asha by various lyricists. For details,
see the earlier posts.

     Mostly, I  am reporting the table as given by Nerurkar.
For example,  bhakt kabiir  and sant  kabiir are clearly the
same medieval  poet. But  I report the numbers separately as
is done  by Nerurkar.  I think  he does that because that is
how the  name is  reported on  the records  and credits etc.
However, in  the table  for  lyricists,  there  are  obvious
misprints, errors and omissions for 11 of the 391 lyricists.
I have  made corrections  to these entries by consulting all
the sources available to me. The table that appears below is
the corrected  version with  a star  at the beginning of the
name of  the lyricist  whose entry has been modified. If you
are  lucky   to  have  the  Asha  book,  please  make  these
corrections in your copy.

      From 1931 up to now, according to a rough count by me,
approximately 1070  (give or take 10) lyricists have written
for Hindi  movies. It  is  remarkable  that  Asha  has  been
written for by so many of them  considering that she started
singing 16 years after the beginning of talkies.

     The main  part of  the list is arranged as follows: the
name of  the lyricist, total number of songs for Asha, total
number of  movies with  Asha, solos  written for  her,  male
duets, female  duets, and  others in  which another singer/s
male and/or female participated.

     By the  way, in  my  spare  time,  purely  for  my  own
curiosity, I  am counting  the total number of songs written
and MDed  by the  top ten  or so  people from  1931 to about
today. I will publish these rough numbers when available.
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aanand baKshii           668  314  289  286  37   56
majaruuh                 556  209  264  231  24   37
raajendra krishaN        380  151  212  126  26   16
indiivar                 376  99   156  198  10   12
anjaan                   346  173  176  138  11   21
hasarat jayapurii        246  135  154  64   22   6
varmaa malik             241  92   129  80   9    23
saahir                   234  88   127  79   14   14
bharat vyaaas            215  86   145  53   9    8
*naqsh laayalapurii      185  96   140  36   8    1
prem dhavan              182  73   100  53   21   8
s. h. bihaarii           171  68   101  53   12   5
asad bhopaalii           162  80   104  43   12   3
qamar jalaalaabaadii     159  62   93   57   6    3
*raajaa mahadii alii
Kaan                     136  60   78   43   10   5
gulashan baavaraa        130  59   55   62   2    11
shakiil badaayuunii      126  45   74   36   11   5
shailendra               110  60   59   29   12   10
gopaal singh nepaalii    106  27   80   21   5    0
qaifii aazamii           99   44   64   23   7    5
jaan nisaar aKtar        98   35   60   28   10   0
faaruuk qaisar           96   45   54   36   6    0
yogesh                   86   44   58   24   3    1
sarasvatii kumaar diipak 75   34   57   15   3    0
*shevan rizavii          75   31   44   25   4    2
aziiz kashmiirii         70   26   44   14   11   1
gulazaar                 69   35   45   18   3    3
pyaarelaal santoshii     63   23   35   18   6    4
raviindra jain           60   35   33   23   0    4
*b. d. mishraa           54   23   41   9    4    0
nidaa faazalii           52   32   27   18   2    5
m. g. hashamat           48   21   21   10   8    9
kulavant jaanii          44   25   28   11   2    3
samiir                   44   23   16   26   0    2
unknown                  42   28   30   7    5    0
gauhar kaanapurii        37   25   19   16   1    1
diinaa naath madhok      36   22   23   5    7    1
maayaa govind            35   21   19   13   2    1
hasan kamal              35   14   17   17   0    1
ravi                     33   17   19   11   1    2
sarashaar sailaanii      32   14   26   2    4    0
anjum jayapurii          30   16   19   10   1    0
tanviir naqavii          28   12   21   6    1    0
amit khannaa             26   17   19   7    0    0
saavan kumaar            25   9    21   3    0    1
kafiil azar              24   17   17   5    1    1
qaif irafaanii           24   16   16   7    0    1
raviindra raaval         23   12   12   7    0    4
mahendra dehalavii       22   17   10   10   0    2
niiraj                   22   16   15   5    0    2
jaaved aKtar             22   10   6    13   1    2
Kumaar baaraabankavii    22   9    16   3    2    1
sabaa afaGaanii          21   5    7    14   0    0
*naqsh laayalapurii
-anjaan                  20   3    14   3    3    0
vishveshar sharmaa       18   11   12   3    2    1
aKtar romaanii           18   10   10   4    4    0
viTThalabhaaii paTel     18   10   6    10   1    1
paNDit faanii            17   5    15   1    0    1
paNDit narendra sharmaa  16   9    12   3    1    0
ehasaan rizavii          16   6    10   6    0    0
zafar raahii             15   8    11   4    0    0
aziiz qaisii             15   3    6    6    2    1
indrajiit singh tulasii  14   8    5    7    1    1
manohar khannaa          14   7    12   2    0    0
vishvaamitr aadil        14   6    10   4    0    0
madan                    13   9    12   0    1    0
onkaar varmaa            13   8    11   2    0    0
anvar saaGar             12   10   0    11   1    0
uddhav kumaar            12   8    8    2    2    0
baalakavii bairaagii     12   5    6    1    2    3
dev kohalii              11   10   4    6    1    0
raahil gorakhapurii      11   9    6    5    0    0
paNDit madhur            11   6    8    2    1    0
shaharayaar              11   3    11   0    0    0
nuur devaasii            10   6    7    2    1    0
raajesh roshan           10   5    7    2    0    1
abhilaash                9    7    7    1    1    0
madhukar raajasthaanii   9    6    6    2    1    0
siqandar bhaaratii       9    4    2    7    0    0
nyaay sharmaa            9    3    7    0    1    1
raam bhaardvaaj          8    7    6    2    0    0
shyaam hindii            8    7    6    1    1    0
prakaash meharaa         8    6    5    3    0    0
shailii shailendra       8    5    6    2    0    0
shakiil nuumaanii        8    5    4    4    0    0
irshaad                  8    4    2    4    1    1
ramesh pant              8    4    7    1    0    0
sarataaj                 8    4    6    2    0    0
nuur lakhanavii          8    3    3    3    2    0
paNDit gaafil
haranaalavii             8    3    8    0    0    0
s. p. kallaa             8    3    8    0    0    0
madan paal               7    6    2    5    0    0
prem baarabarTanii       7    5    2    3    1    1
ramesh guptaa            7    5    6    1    0    0
diliip taahir            7    4    3    3    1    0
kedaar sharmaa           7    4    2    1    3    1
mahabuub saravar         7    4    7    0    0    0
jaaved anvar             7    3    6    0    1    0
paNDit indra             7    3    3    2    1    1
munshii dil              7    2    4    0    3    0
aish kanval              6    5    4    0    2    0
santosh aanand           6    5    2    4    0    0
taajadaar taaj           6    5    2    3    0    1
niilakaNTh tivaarii      6    4    5    1    0    0
shaadaab                 6    4    2    2    1    1
sudarshan faakir         6    4    4    2    0    0
b. p. bhargav            6    3    6    0    0    0
saajan dehalavii         6    3    3    2    0    1
valii saahib             6    3    3    3    0    0
vijay aanand             6    2    3    3    0    0
haragovind               6    1    3    3    0    0
nazmii kaanapurii        6    1    4    2    0    0
shriiraam saaz           6    1    4    2    0    0
arshii ajamerii          5    3    2    3    0    0
brajendra gau.D          5    3    3    1    0    1
hasarat-raviindra jain   5    3    2    3    0    0
Kaavar zamaan            5    3    3    2    0    0
naazim paaniipatii       5    3    3    1    1    0
saravar                  5    3    3    1    1    0
*taaj bhopaalii          5    3    3    0    2    0
traditional              5    3    3    2    0    0
*abdurrab chaauus        5    2    4    1    0    0
g. l. raaval             5    2    3    2    0    0
hasarat-niiraj           5    2    3    1    1    0
saajan bihaarii          5    2    5    0    0    0
saiid qaadarii           5    2    1    3    1    0
shaakir koTaavii         5    2    4    0    1    0
vaahid quraishii         5    2    4    1    0    0
m. a. taaj               5    1    3    1    1    0
raNadhiir                5    1    3    2    0    0
zahiir anvar             5    1    5    0    0    0
surendra saathii         4    4    1    3    0    0
bhuushaN vanamaalii      4    3    2    2    0    0
mulkaraaj bhaakha.Dii    4    3    2    0    1    1
vasant dev               4    3    1    1    2    0
anjaan-indra kapuur      4    2    4    0    0    0
keshav trivedii          4    2    4    0    0    0
lakshamaN shaahabaadii   4    2    1    3    0    0
*prem saksenaa           4    2    3    1    0    0
vafaa meraThii           4    2    3    1    0    0
a. h. rizavii            4    1    4    0    0    0
arsh haidarii            4    1    2    0    2    0
fariid Tonkii            4    1    3    1    0    0
paNDit priyadarshii      4    1    2    2    0    0
anvar faruuKaabaadii     3    3    1    2    0    0
kapil kumaar             3    3    3    0    0    0
maKaduum mohiuddiin      3    3    2    1    0    0
nandii khannaa           3    3    2    1    0    0
shyaam anuraagii         3    3    2    1    0    0
surajiit seThii          3    3    2    1    0    0
a. chaand                3    2    2    1    0    0
a. kariim                3    2    2    1    0    0
aarazuu lakhanavii       3    2    2    1    0    0
amar chaturvedii         3    2    2    1    0    0
bashar navaaz            3    2    1    1    0    1
brij bihaarii            3    2    3    0    0    0
chandrashekhar paanDey   3    2    1    1    1    0
madan mohan              3    2    3    0    0    0
munsif                   3    2    0    3    0    0
paNDit mukharaam sharmaa 3    2    2    1    0    0
prabhaa Thaakur          3    2    3    0    0    0
pradiip                  3    2    3    0    0    0
raajesh jauharii         3    2    2    1    0    0
ramesh paaNDe            3    2    1    1    1    0
satiish tivaarii         3    2    1    1    1    0
vedapaal varmaa          3    2    3    0    0    0
ajiit singh deval        3    1    0    3    0    0
akmal haidaraabaadii     3    1    3    0    0    0
faaiiz anvar             3    1    0    3    0    0
jalaal maliihaabaadii    3    1    3    0    0    0
kumud tripaaThii         3    1    2    1    0    0
m. iqabaal Kaan          3    1    3    0    0    0
muniir aarazuu kaazmii   3    1    2    1    0    0
prem jalandharii         3    1    2    1    0    0
sarataaj romaanii        3    1    2    1    0    0
TaNDan                   3    1    3    0    0    0
v. n. managl             3    1    1    2    0    0
viTTHalabhaaii paTel
-nidaa faazalii          3    1    1    1    0    1
ahamad vasii             2    2    2    0    0    0
buuTaaraam sharmaa       2    2    2    0    0    0
d. s. sulataaniyaa       2    2    1    1    0    0
fiiroz jalandharii       2    2    2    0    0    0
hariish bhaaradvaaj      2    2    1    1    0    0
jainendra jain           2    2    1    1    0    0
manoj bhaTanaagar        2    2    2    0    0    0
miiraabaaii              2    2    2    0    0    0
pankaj gyaanii           2    2    2    0    0    0
payaam saiidii           2    2    0    0    1    1
prayaag raaj             2    2    0    2    0    0
qamar kashamiirii        2    2    1    1    0    0
qatiil shifaaii          2    2    1    1    0    0
raanii malik             2    2    2    0    0    0
shakiil aKtar            2    2    2    0    0    0
uday khannaa             2    2    2    0    0    0
zafar gorakhapurii       2    2    1    1    0    0
zebinnusaa zeb           2    2    1    1    0    0
anil khannaa             2    1    2    0    0    0
anvar vaarasii           2    1    2    0    0    0
aziiz siddaqii           2    1    0    0    1    1
chaand panDit            2    1    1    1    0    0
dev kishan               2    1    2    0    0    0
g. p. shaakhaal          2    1    1    1    0    0
g. s. potadaar           2    1    1    1    0    0
gulaab                   2    1    1    1    0    0
hairat siitaapurii       2    1    2    0    0    0
hasarat-p. l. santoshii  2    1    1    1    0    0
j. s. kashyap            2    1    2    0    0    0
janaardan muktiduut      2    1    1    1    0    0
k. manohar               2    1    1    1    0    0
k. raazadaan             2    1    2    0    0    0
kashmiir qaadar          2    1    2    0    0    0
keval                    2    1    2    0    0    0
kiran mishraa            2    1    1    1    0    0
Kurshiid halluurii       2    1    0    2    0    0
m. l. khannaa            2    1    2    0    0    0
madhuraaj                2    1    2    0    0    0
mahendra praaN           2    1    2    0    0    0
mahesh dave              2    1    0    2    0    0
mohanalaal kaul          2    1    2    0    0    0
mumataaz rashiid         2    1    1    1    0    0
navaab aarazuu           2    1    0    2    0    0
navarang bhaaratii       2    1    2    0    0    0
nirmal mahaaraaj         2    1    2    0    0    0
paal premii              2    1    2    0    0    0
paravez shamsii          2    1    1    0    0    1
raaj shekhar             2    1    0    2    0    0
ramesh shaastrii         2    1    1    1    0    0
ratanalaal jhamaruud     2    1    2    0    0    0
s. bhaskar               2    1    2    0    0    0
satyapaal sharmaa        2    1    2    0    0    0
shakti kumaar            2    1    2    0    0    0
shardaanand tivaarii     2    1    0    1    0    1
sholaa kahaamavii        2    1    1    1    0    0
shyaamalaal shams        2    1    2    0    0    0
vinod paanDe             2    1    2    0    0    0
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     These lyricists have written only song, a solo for her,
in one movie:

     a. shaah  shikaarapurii, aarif  abaar, aKtar  induurii,
amiir kaajalabaKsh,  amiir miinaaii,  amritaa priitam, anvar
sahas-araamii, asalam,  asar  malakaapurii,  ashok  tyaagii,
avakaash aanand,  avinaash  vyaas,  baalesh,  baasu  bhaTTa-
chaarya,  baha-zaad   lakhanavii,   bhakt   kabiir,   bharat
aachaarya, bhiimasen, buuTaaraam ashak, chaandamal agravaal,
chandrakaant, devendra,  dhansing yaadav, Dr. raahii maasuum
razaa, falak  dehalavii, g.  kapil kumaar,  haafiz,  hariish
kaTaariaa, hasan  purii, hasarat  bhopaalii, ibraahiim faiz,
iishvarchandra  kapuur,   indiivar-aanand  baKshii,   jaaved
qaadarii, k.  k. shaahii,  k. l.  paradesii, kartaar  singh,
kavitaa,  kishor   kumaar,  kunvar   mohindar  singh  bedii,
lokendra,  m.  k.  jaaved,  maasuum  sahaaranapur,  madahosh
bilagraamii, madhukar,  madhusuudan bhaagalapurii, manamohan
saabir, manzuur  sabuurii, mayakash,  miir taqii miir, motii
b. a.,  muniir lakhanavii,  naazii, naazish  siqandarapurii,
nazmii,  paanDurang  diikshit,  paaras  budhavaanii,  paNDit
raamachandra  bhagoraa,  *prashaant  raayapurii,  pravaasii,
qaif, qaif  bhopaalii, qaisar  ul jaafarii,  r. s.  priitam,
raaj  tilak,   raam  prakaash  ashak,  raghupat  raay,  ravi
mishraa,  ravi-prem   dhavan,  ruKasaar   amarohii,   saaGar
nizaami, saaqii,  *saliim paravaanaa,  sant kabiir,  shafiik
kaanapurii,  shail   chaturvedii,   shambuu   sen,   shamiim
jayapurii,   shams   aziimaabaadii,   sharaakii   bhopaalii,
sharmaa, shaukat  paradesii, shivaraam  shriivaastav,  shor,
shriiraam boharaa,  shyaamalaal, sindhaar,  somadev kashyap,
somesh joshii,  sudhaakar sharmaa,  suresh  sanakii,  suresh
shriivaastav, suruur  lakhanavii, svaamii  raamaanand,  umar
Kayyaam  sahaaranapurii,   upendra,  upendra   jhaa,  vaahid
muhasin, yogesh praviiN, zamiir qaazmii, ziyaa dehalavii,
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     These lyricists have written only one song, a male duet
for her for one movie.

     abhilaash-dev kohalii, anil bhaT-abhilaash, *baabaajii,
bajaaj, fauq jaami, gajendra, govind munis, gujar, ibraahiim
ashk, jiit,  k. k.  modii,  kul  bhuushaN,  madan  parihaar,
madhup sharmaa,  naadiraa zahiir  babbar, naazim  jayapurii,
naKshab  jaarachavii,   nandinii  mahendra,  nuur  kaasakar,
piNDidaas  meharaa,   pradiip  raay   chaudharii,  pratibhaa
ganDole, r.  k.  paashaaN,  raakesh,  raam  avtaar,  rahamat
lakhanavii,  raviindar   piipaT,   ruup   saanvare,   saadiq
nizaamii, sabaa  faazalii, saharaaii,  saiid raahii, saiimaa
nadiim, saradaar  panchhii, sheK  abbaas, sudarshan sharmaa,
suman sariin, suuraj dadhiich,
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       These  lyricists have written only one song, a female
duet for her, in one movie:

     faiz ahamad  faiz, qamar jalaalaa-baadii-indiivar, raam
avataar tyaagii,  t.  u.  husainii,  ushaa  khannaa,  v.  n.
madhok, viirendra mishra.
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       These  lyricists have written only one song, a chorus
including Asha, in one movie:

     afzal shaadaab,  baabuu  raanapuuraa,  k.  l.  sharmaa,
kaamil  rashiid,   maakhan  singh,  p.  l.  santoshii-raajaa
mahadii ali Kaa.N, r. k. aruN, shyaam raaj, suuraj saniim.
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Acknowledgment: Most  of what  I write  on Hindi films would
not have  been possible  without the  constant  support  and
encouragement of my wife, Harmesh Kaur.

Enjoy!

Surjit Singh, a diehard movie fan(atic), period