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Lata Mangeshkar Songs

Based on Hindi Film Geet Kosh and Nerurkar's Gandhar Svaryatra (1989) I prepared stats of here songs. This was published on RMIM.

August 1995

                Lata Mangeshkar - Music Directors

Dear fellow RMIMwallas:

        I was hoping to avoid typing in everything, but there have
been so many e-mail messages from "children" for complete info that
I will type it in. The following list reads like the who's who of
Hindi movie music directors. The only missing name is that of
O. P. Nayyar with whom Lata did not sing even once!
        The list is copied from the book referenced below; I have
rearranged it in the decreasing order of number of songs. Other than
that, I have made no changes.
        In my opinion, this is the complete and up-to-date info on all
the Hindi movie songs, solos, duets, choruses etc. by Lata. This is an
improvement over the info in the encycloaedias. Firstly because encycos go
only up to 1980, whereas this list goes up to 1989. (The book has a
publication date of October 29, 1989, so it does not include all of 1989,
however.) Secondly, the third volume (1951-1960) of the encyclopaedia was
published in January 1980, and, more info is now available than it was
at that time. Mr. Har Mandir Singh "Hamraaz" is preparing the updated
revised edition of this volume now. I will post the info when it is
available.
        Also, in my opinion, Lata is the most admired singer, even
though Asha has sung more songs. It follows that the relative number N of
songs Lata has sung with any MD (apart from the OPN anamoly!)
can serve as a first approximation to the popularity (not necessarily
quality) of the particular MD, unless the difference is less than
the square root of N, (assuming Gaussian distribution) in which case
both could be considered equally popular.
        The list has the name of the MD (and his group, if any), the
total number of songs with them and the total number of films with them.
Apart from the usual songs, the list includes even those songs which
were removed from the movie or for which no records were issued or
from the movies that were never released. It should be mentioned that the
total number of estimated songs in all the Hindi movies from the period
1931-1980 is 44000 and the total number of movies from the same
period is believed to be 5664.

    MD Group           Songs   Films

Laxmikant Pyarelal      666     271
Shankar Jaikishan       453     124
R. D. Burman            327     164
C. Ramchandra           298     63
Kalyanji Anandji        297     147
Chitragupt              240     74
Madan Mohan             210     68
S. D. Burman            182     55
Naushad                 155     35
Roshan                  146     41
Hemant Kumar            139     40
Anil Biswas             123     30
Vasant Desai            112     28
Rajesh Roshan           112     53
Salil Chaudhari         108     37
Husnlal Bhagatram       107     30
Bhappi Lahiri           97      65
Ravi                    75      27
Khayyam (Sharmaji)      71      29
Ghulam Mohammad         71      18
S. N. Tripathy          71      24
Usha Khanna             68      36
Hansraj Bahal           43      18
Sudhir Phadake          32      8
Jaidev                 28      15
N. Dutta                28      14
Hridyanath Mangeshkar   26      9
Vinod                   26      6
Mohammad Shafi          24      5
Kalyanji Virji Shah     24      6
Ravindra Jain           23      11
Bulo C. Rani            22      8
Pandit Gobind Ram       21      8
Sonik Omi               20      12
Uttam Jagdish           20      6
Duttaram                19      8
Shiv Hari               18      4
Snehal Bhatakar         18      6
Shyam Sundar            17      8
Adi Narayan Rao         17      2
Avinash Vyas            16      7
K. Dutta                15      6
Mannadey                15      6
S. Mohinder             15      4
Khemchandra Prakash     14      3
Sajjad Hussain          14      6
Ganesh                  14      6
Ram Lakshaman           13      6
Dilip Dholakiya         13      4
G. S. Kohli             12      7
Shivram Krishan         11      4
Nashad (Shaukat Dehalavi)
                        11      4
Sardar Malik            10      5
Jamal Sen               10      4
Annu Malik              10      7
B. S. Kalla             10      2
Basu Manohari           9       4
Sardul Kwatra           9       4
Shailesh                8       2
Basant Prakash          8       3
Iqbal Qureshi           8       3
Ghulam Haider           8       3
Bhola Shreshath         7       3
Vijay Singh             7       1
Shaukat Haidari         7       1
Ram Kadam               7       1
Hemant Kedar            7       1
R. C. Boral             7       2
Ravi Shankar            7       2
Manohar                 6       1
M. D. Parthasarthi +
E. Shankar Shastry +
B. S. Kalla             6       1
Ramlal Hirapanna        6       2
Kanu Ghosh              6       3
Sapan Jagmohan          6       4
Shyamji Ghanshyamji     5       3
Lala Asar Sattar        5       2
Ramesh                  5       1
Pandit Amarnath         5       1
Bhupen Hazarika         5       3
Hafiz Khan              5       1
B. D. Burman            4       1
Mukesh                  4       1
Vedpal                  4       2
Vasant + Ramchandra     4       1
Ramlal                  4       1
Master Krishanrao       4       1
S. D. Batish            4       3
Amar Utpal              4       2
Dhaniram                4       1
Prem Dhawan             4       3
Aziz Khan               3       1
Shyambabu Pathak        3       2
Nitin Mangesh           3       2
Vasant Prabhu           3       1
A. R. Qureshi           3       1
Datta Davajekar         3       1
Aziz Hindi              3       2
Sanmukh Babu Upadhyaya  3       1
S. K. Pal               3       1
Premnath                3       1
Ramesh Nayadu           3       1
Pardesi                 2       1
P. Nageshvar Rao        2       1
P. Ramakant             2       1
Saraswati Devi          2       1
Shambhu Sen             2       1
C. R. Subbaraman        2       1
R. Sudarshanam          2       1
Kamal Mitra             2       1
Ninu Majumdar           2       1
R. Sudarshanam +
Dhaniram                2       1
Jagmohan                2       1
Motiram                 2       1
Nisar + Chic Chocolate  2       1
Sanmukh Babu            2       1
S. V. Venkataraman +
T. R. Ramanathan        2       1
Vedpal Sharma           2       1
Krishan Dayal           2       1
Vishwanathan + Rammurti 2       1
V. Balsara              2       1
Dilip Roy               2       1
Ali Akbar Khan          2       2
Manas Mukherji          2       2
Hemant Bhosale          2       2
Shyamal Mitra           2       2

        The following are one movie-one song MD's.

Kishor Kumar
E. Shankar Shastri
Arun Kumar
Anand  Milind
S. Bannerji
Karnad + P. Ramakant
Ajit Merchant
S. Purushottam
Mukund Masurekar
Meena Mangeshkar
Ramkrishan Shinde
Raj Ratan
Malaya Chakravarti
Manoj Gyan
Mahesh naresh
Lachhiram
C. Arjun
Sapan Chakravarti
Gyan Dutt
Lala Sattar
Jay Kumar
Shridhar Parsekar
Madhusudan Acharya
Nadeem Shravan
Gulshan Sufi
Govind Naresh
Jugal Kishor Tilakraj
Jeetu Tapan
Shrikant
Jagjit Singh
Chand Pardesi
Ghanshyam
D. M. Tagore
Brij Bhushan
Pamarthi + Ashwatthama
Natraj
Bipin Babul
B. N. Bali
Prabhakar Jog
D. C. Dutt

        The total number of MD groups is 165, the number of songs is
5067, and the total number of movies is 1825. Because of the bookkkeeping
method adopted by the editor, 10 songs have been attributed to the
MD's twice. Also from the book, I can mention that 3341 solos, 1434 duets
with males, 244 duets with females and 48 songs with more that one
partner, were sung by Lata.
        Next time, I will endeavor to type in the same kind of info for
the lyricists: the info about male, female and more than one partners
will follow after that.

The above info comes mostly from the book

"Lata Mangeshkar Gandhar Svaryaatraa 1945-1989"
Edited by Vishwas Nerurkar and published by

Mrs. Vasanti P. Nerurkar,
2/15, Kailash Parwat, Gilbert Hill,
Andheri (W)
Bombay 400 058
Telephone: 22-624-3587

A definitive and complete book with lots of rare pictures.
Entries are in the format:

Song #, beginning of song, film, year, music, lyricist.

Your humble typist:

Surjit Singh, a movie fan, period.

September 1995

       Lata & 239 lyricists of Hindi movie songs

Dear fellow RMIMwallas and walliis,

        The following is a continuation of my previous post about
Lata's songs. Once again, this includes only songs from HINDI MOVIES,
other languages are excluded and non-filmi songs are also excluded.
This one is about lyricists. I believe that she sang for
almost every lyricist who wrote songs for Hindi movies after 1946
or so.
        In my opinion, Lata (about 5250 songs up to 1992) is the
most admired female singer, even though Asha (about 7500 songs up
to 1992) has sung more songs. Clearly the relative number of songs
Lata has sung for any lyricist can serve as a first approximation
to the popularity (not necessarily quality) of the particular
songwriter.
        The list has the name of the lyricist (and his collaborator,
if any), the total number of songs with them and the total number of
films with them. Apart from the usual songs, the list includes even
those songs which were removed from the movie or for which no records
were issued or from the movies that were never released. It should be
mentioned that the total number of estimated songs in all the Hindi
movies from the period 1931-1992 is 50000 and the total number of
Hindi movies from the same period is believed to be about 7000.
        Once again, this is straight from the book, no editing
has been done by me, except to correct obvious misspellings.

Note: To make the pronunciation easy, I have used the excellent
transliteration scheme of Avinash Chopde, mostly.

   Lyricists                  songs   movies

aana.nd baKshii                 679     309
raajendra krishaN               554     158
majarooh                        431     165
shailendra                      356     127
hasarat                         296     135
bharat vyaas                    206     67
shakiil badaayuu.Nnii           204     51
prem dhavan                     197     78
saahir                          160     58
indiivar                        156     111

P. L. sa.ntoshii                78      22
qamar jalaalaabaadii            74      33
anjaan                          69      52
raajaa mehadii alii Ka.N        66      30
asad bhopaalii                  65      34
varmaa malik                    60      40
gulazaar                        55      29
panDit narendra sharmaa         55      17
pradiip                         52      18
kaifii aazamii                  48      26

gulashan baavaraa               46      31
jaa.N nisaar aKtar              39      18
S. H. bihaarii                  37      16
yogesh                          37      25
Kumaar baaraaba.nkavi           33      9
naqsh laayalapurii              30      22
D. N. madhok                    26      8
gopaal si.Nha nepaalii          26      9
sarashaar sailaanii             22      9

faaruuq qaisar                  21      14
mulkaraaj bhaakha.Dii           21      6
amit khannaa                    20      11
kaif irafaanii                  20      16
kedaar sharmaa                  20      7
sa.ntosh aana.nd                20      10
tanveer naqavii                 20      8
nuur lakhanavii                 19      4
panDit indra                    19      4
nidaa faazalii                  18      14

gauhar kaanapurii               17      8
naqshab jaarachavii             17      8
ravindra jain                   17      9
neeraj                          16      7
aziiz kashmiirii                15      5
maayaa govind                   15      9
vishveshvar sharmaa             14      7
B. D. mishraa                   13      5
panDit B. C. madhur             13      4
jaaved aKtar                    12      5

ehasaan rizavii                 11      5
kulva.nt jaanii                 11      7
ravi                            11      6
saavan kumaar                   11      4
sarasvatii kumaar diipak        11      8
viTThalbhaaii paTel             11      10
M. G. hashmat                   10      8
iishvar chandra kapuur          10      4
naazim paaniipatii              10      3
shevan rizavii                  10      4

traditional and classical       10      9
manoj kumaar                    9       3
kaif bhopaalii                  8       3
raammuurtii chaturvedii         8       3
shailii shailendra              8       4
uddhav kumaar                   8       7
ziyaa sarahadii                 8       3
anjum jaipurii                  7       4
deevaan sharar                  7       4
satyendra atthaiyaa             7       5

banavaasi                       6       2
ra.ngiin                        6       3
samiir                          6       5
L. meghaanii                    5       1
aKtar romaanii                  5       4
aadil & uddhav duo              5       1
dev kohalii                     5       2
habiib sarhadii                 5       1
indrajiit si.Nha tulasii        5       5
miiraabaaii                     5       3

nyaay sharmaa                   5       2
paravez shamsii                 5       1
shaharayaar                     5       1
shiv kumaar                     5       1
vaahid quraishii                5       3
viirendra mishraa               5       2
vishvaamitraa aadil             5       3
A. aah shikaarpurii             4       3
Dr. safadar aah                 4       3
Kaavar zamaa.N                  4       2

aarazuu lakhanavii              4       2
aish kanwal                     4       2
brajendra gau.D                 4       2
chandrashekhar paandey          4       3
madan                           4       2
mahipaal                        4       2
ravindra piipaT                 4       2
sarataaj                        4       1
valii saahib                    4       3
vasa.nt dev                     4       2

K. L. paradesii                 3       2
aKtar yuusuf                    3       1
aKtar-ul-imaan                  3       1
anjum piiliibhiitii             3       2
arjun                           3       1
bahazaad lakhanavii             3       2
bashar navaaz                   3       1
hasan kamaal                    3       3
kafiil ajar                     3       2
keshav                          3       2

panDit faanii                   3       2
panDit sudarshan                3       2
shakiil nuumaanii               3       1
shamiim jaipurii                3       3
shams aziimaabaadii             3       2
Dr. hariiraam aachaaryaa        2       1
G. L. raaval                    2       2
S. P. kallaa                    2       1
aabid gularej                   2       1
aalam syaahaposh                2       1

amiir Kusaro                    2       2
arjun dev "ashq"                2       1
arshii ajamerii                 2       1
baalakavii bairaagii            2       1
gaafil haranaalavii             2       2
haragovind                      2       1
hasrat & ravindra jain          2       1
jaaved anvar                    2       1
jalaal maliihaabaadii           2       2
kamaal amarohii                 2       1

madhuraaj                       2       1
mahendra praaN                  2       1
mulkaraaj                       2       1
padmaa sachadev                 2       1
panDit nira.njan sharmaa        2       1
panDit raamamurtii              2       1
prahlaad sharmaa                2       1
prayaag raaj                    2       2
prem baarabaTanii               2       2
raNdhiir                        2       1

raaj baladev raaj               2       1
raajesh roshan                  2       1
ravindra raaval                 2       2
saGiir usmaanii                 2       1
saradaar pa.nchhii              2       1
shaadaab                        2       2
shambhuu sen                    2       1

The following are one movie-one song "combos" as saamii bhaaii would
say. They just wrote one song for one movie that Lata sang.

A. qariim               Dr. iqabaal             Dr. raahii maasuum razaa
F. M. qaisar            G. D. maaDagulakar
S. R. chopraa saaz      ravi sha.nkar sharmaa
afzal shaadaab          amar ansaarii           amiir Miinaaii
amiir kaajalabaaz       amritaa priitam         anjaan & kapuur
anvar saaGar            asad bhopaalii & jafar gorakhapurii
avinaash vyaas          B. K. purii             B. R. sharma
ba.nkimchandra chaTarjii                        baalakrishaN
buuTaaraam sharmaa      daaG                    darabaarilaal shamiim
dayaanaath pande        dvaarkaanaath           fiiroz
fiiroz jaala.ndharii    gulaabacha.nd           gulashan jalaalaabaadii
harshh                  haruN                   hasarat lakhanavii
huddaa                  kaamil rashiid          kaanu ghosh
keshariinaath vaidya    keshav trivedii         kumud tripaaThii
lekharaaj bhaakha.Dii   maKaduum mahiyudiin     madahosh bilgraamii
madhukar raajasthaanii  mahendra dehalavi       manamohan saabir
manohar khanna          mashahar                miir aniis
miir takii miir         motii B. A.             muniir aarazuu kaazamii
munshii farog           munsif                  mushtaar haidarii
na.ndii khanna          naTraaj                 nigaar
nizaam                  panDit mukharaam sharmaa
parataav lakhanavii     prabhaa Thaakur         prakaash
prakaash baKshii        prakaash meharaa        prakaash pa.nkaj
prem dhavan & saradaar jaafarii                 prem saara.ng
qamar jalaalaabaadii & manoj kumaar             qatiil shifaaii
raajakavii tulasii      raam pa.njavaanii       raghupat raay
ramesh pa.nt            ramesh shastrii         ruupabaanii
saaGar nizaamii         saahir bhopaalii        sabaa afagaanii
salaauddiin paravez     saradaar jaafarii       saravar
shailendra & kaifii aazamii                     shekhar
shriiraam boharaa       shyaam hindii           shyaam laal
shyamalaal shams        si.nghaar               sika.ndar bhaaratii
som Thaakur             V. N. ma.ngal           viir muhammad purii
vinod kapuur            yuusuf

        Next time, I will endeavor to type in the same kind of info for
about Lata's male singing partners in Hindi movies.

**********************************************************************
        A comparison with Mukesh:

        For comparison purposes it may be noted that all the songs ever
sung by Mukesh, during the period 1941-1982, in movies of all languages
and including non-movie records like bhajans, ghazals etc. is 994.
A compilation of the FULL TEXT of each of the 992 songs (info about
2 bangla songs was obtained after the publication of the book) and all the
relevant info about the song, like the movie, year, MD, lyricists
and co-singers, if any, was published by Mr. Harish Raghuwanshi of
Surat, Gujarat in a 684-page book called "Mukesh Geet Kosh" in 1985.
The book is out of print now, but Mr. Raghuvanshi is working on the
second edition. He has recently published an authoritative and
comprehensive 412 page encyclopaedia of 599 Gujarati movies (1932-1994).
He can be reached at:

Mr. Harish Raghuwanshi
Vision House
Sagrampura,
Near Putli
SURAT - 395 002
Gujarat
***********************************************************************

The above info comes mostly from the book

"Lata Mangeshkar Gandhar Svaryaatraa 1945-1989"
Edited by Vishwas Nerurkar and published by

Mrs. Vasanti P. Nerurkar,
2/15, Kailash Parwat, Gilbert Hill,
Andheri (W)
Bombay 400 058
Telephone: 22-624-3587

A definitive and complete reference book with lots of rare pictures.
Entries are in the format:

Song #, beginning of song, film, year, music, lyricist,
partners, if any

Additional info from

Listener's Bulletin, a monthly, edited by Hamraaz Saahib and
published by the Secretary, the Flying Listener's Club, Kanpur.

One final note: Many of you have written saying that I have done
a job that is herculean, monumental, heroic, marathon etc. Please
remember that the compilers have put in much greater effort working for
many many years, going to the Poona archives, HMV archives in Bombay
and Calcutta, the famous booklet shop of Mr. Hussainibhai Bookletwalla
of Grant Road, Bombay, private record collections, cine artists
and what not. In comparison with all that, I remain, sirs and madams,

only your humble typist:

Surjit Singh, a movie fan, period.

October 1995

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	     Lata & 93 male singers of Hindi movie songs
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Dear fellow RMIMwallas and walliis,

     The following is a continuation of my previous  three  posts
about  Lata's songs, which were: a statistical summary, Lata with
various music directors and lyricists.

     Again, this includes only songs  from  HINDI  MOVIES,  other
languages  are  excluded  and  non-filmi songs are also excluded.
This one is about her male singing partners. Interestingly,  even
people  who  are not professional singers, (like suniil dutt, for
example) but said or sang a word or two are included,  presumably
because  their  names are mentioned on the record. I believe that
she sang for almost every male singer who sang for  Hindi  movies
after 1946 or so. For more info, please read the earlier posts.

     The list is arranged in the following way. There is the name
of  the male singer, total number of songs with him, total number
of movies in which Lata sang with him, total number of duets  (in
which  only  Lata and this male is featured), the total number of
songs with this male and other people (it implies a triplet or  a
chorus).

     Note: To make the pronunciation easy, I have adhered to  the
excellent  transliteration  scheme  of  Avinash  Chopde, a scheme
which should be universally adopted.

-----------------------------------------------------------
NAME                        TOTAL   MOVIES  DUETS   OTHERS
-----------------------------------------------------------
mohd. rafii                 440     315     426     14
kishor kumaar               327     248     321     6
mukesh                      161     124     158     3
mannaaDe                    107     93      97      10
mahendra kapuur              77      60      73      4
talat mehmuud                65      53      64      1
hemant kumaar                52      43      48      4
chitalakar                   50      26      47      3
suresh vaaDakar              29      24      29      0
shabbiir kumaar              21      15      21      0
amit kumaar                  18      12      17      1
nitiin mukesh                14      10      14      0
shailendra si.nh             13      8       12      1
s. p. baalaasubramaNyam      12      7       11      1
g. m. durraanii              11      10      11      0
yesuudaas                    10      8       10      0
muhammad aziiz               10      8       10      0
bhuupendra                   10      9       9       1

bhappii laahi.Dii             5       5       5       0
subiir sen                    4       4       4       0
shamindar                     4       2       4       0
s. d. baatish                 4       3       3       1
mehamuud                      4       4       4       0
manamohan si.nh               4       3       4       0
manahar udhaas                4       4       4       0
dvijen mukherjii              4       4       4       0
anil bisvaas                  4       2       2       2
sudhiir pha.Dake              3       3       3       0
r. d. burman                  3       3       3       0
anvar                         3       3       3       0
vishaal gosvaamii             2       1       2       0
trilok kapuur                 2       1       2       0
shankardaas guptaa            2       2       1       1
raajaagul                     2       2       2       0
narendra chanchal             2       2       2       0
karan diivaan                 2       1       2       0
diliip Dholakiyaa             2       2       2       0
baalakaraam                   2       1       2       0
aanand baKshii                2       2       2       0

vinod raTho.D                 1       1       1       0
vinod meharaa                 1       1       1       0
vinod kumaar                  1       1       1       0
udit naaraayaN                1       1       1       0
talat aziiz                   1       1       1       0
t. s. motii                   1       1       1       0
suniil dutt                   1       1       1       0
sonik                         1       1       1       0
shyaamal mitraa               1       1       1       0
shyaam                        1       1       0       1
sheK muKataar                 1       1       0       1
shauqat haidarii              1       1       1       0
shatrughan sinhaa             1       1       1       0
shashii kapuur                1       1       1       0
satish batraa                 1       1       0       1
salaamat alii                 1       1       1       0
s. k. mahaan                  1       1       1       0
s. d. burman                  1       1       1       0
rohiit                        1       1       1       0
raajesh khannaa               1       1       1       0
raajendranaath                1       1       1       0
raajan mishraa                1       1       1       0
raaj kumaar                   1       1       0       1
premanaath                    1       1       1       0
pankaj udhaas                 1       1       1       0
p. b. shriinivaas             1       1       1       0
madan mohan                   1       1       1       0
lakshmiikaant                 1       1       0       1
krishaN goyal                 1       1       1       0
kamaleshvar                   1       1       1       0
kamalesh avasThii             1       1       1       0
johnny walker                 1       1       1       0
jitendra                      1       1       1       0
jagamohan baKshii             1       1       1       0
jaanii baabuu                 1       1       1       0
iqabaal                       1       1       0       1
indra goyal                   1       1       1       0
husnalaal                     1       1       1       0
hR^idayanaath mangeshakar     1       1       1       0
gulraajaa                     1       1       1       0
diliip taahil                 1       1       1       0
diliip kumaar                 1       1       1       0
dhananjaya                    1       1       1       0
danny                         1       1       1       0
bhuupen hazaarikaa            1       1       1       0
benii                         1       1       1       0
balbiir                       1       1       0       1
baabalaa mehataa              1       1       1       0
baabaa                        1       1       1       0
ashok kumaar                  1       1       1       0
anuup jaloTaa                 1       1       1       0
annuu malik                   1       1       1       0
amitaabh                      1       1       1       0
abhijiit                      1       1       1       0
------------------------------------------------------------

This Lata Statistical Series will  be  concluded  next time with
a listing of her 57 female singing partners.

The above info comes mostly from the book

     "Lata Mangeshkar Gandhar Svaryaatraa  1945-1989"  Edited  by
     Vishwas Nerurkar and published by:

           Mrs. Vasanti P. Nerurkar,
           2/15, Kailash Parwat, Gilbert Hill,
           Andheri (W)
           Bombay 400 058
           Telephone: 22-624-3587

     A definitive and complete reference book with lots  of  rare
     pictures.

     Entries are in the format:

          Song #, beginning of song, film, year, music, lyricist,
          partners, if any.

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Surjit Singh, a movie fan, period.

October 1995

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             Lata & 57 female singers of Hindi movie songs
---------------------------------------------------------------

Dear fellow Music Lovers,

     The following is  the  last  post in  the  series of  posts
about Lata's songs. The previous ones were:

1) Lata - A statistical summary,
2) Lata with various music directors,
3) lyricists and
4) male singers.

     Again, this includes only songs  from  HINDI  MOVIES, other
languages are excluded as are non-filmi songs. This one is about
her female singing partners. As before, even people who  are not
professional singers,  (like saadhanaa, for example) but said or
sang a word or two are included, presumably because  their names
are mentioned on the record. I believe that she sang with almost
every female singer who sang for  Hindi movies after 1947 or so.
For more info, please read the earlier posts.

     The list is arranged  as follows.  There is the name of the
female singer, total number of songs with her,  total number  of
movies in which Lata sang with her,  total number of duets   (in
which  only  Lata and the female is featured),  the total number
of songs with Lata, her and other  people  (it implies a triplet
or a chorus).

     Note: To make the pronunciation easy, I have adhered to  the
excellent  transliteration  scheme  of  Avinash  Chopde, a scheme
which should be universally adopted.

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NAME                        TOTAL   MOVIES  DUETS   OTHERS
-----------------------------------------------------------
aashaa bhosale                74      69      62      12
ushaa mangeshakar             62      57      58      4
giitaa dutt                   34      27      25      9
shamshaad begam               27      22      23      4

miinaa kapuur                 9       6       4       5
sudhaa malhotraa              9       8       9       0
kamal baroT                   9       9       8       1
raajakumaarii                 6       6       5       1
mubaarak begam                5       5       5       0
suraiyaa                      4       4       4       0
miinuu purushhottam           4       4       4       0
sulakshaNaa panDit            3       1       3       0
zoharaa baaii ambaalaavaalii  3       3       2       1
miinaa mangeshakar            3       3       3       0
baby reNu                     2       1       0       2
biinaapaanii mukherjii        2       1       1       1
honey iiraanii                2       1       1       1
sarasvatii raaNe              2       1       2       0
aaratii mukherjii             2       1       2       0
ushaa khannaa                 2       2       1       1
pramodinii desaii             2       2       2       0
padmini kolhaapure            2       2       2       0
amiir baaii karnaaTakii       2       2       2       0
hemalataa                     2       2       2       0
iraa naagarath                2       2       2       0
sushhamaa shreshTh            2       3       2       0

lalitaa phaDke                1       1       0       1
ranuu mukherjii               1       1       0       1
saadhanaa                     1       1       0       1
lakshamii shankar             1       1       0       1
pearl padamasii               1       1       0       1
priyaa raajavansh             1       1       0       1

nirmalaa devii                1       1       1       0
premalataa                    1       1       1       0
suman kalyaaNpur              1       1       1       0
siitaa agaravaal              1       1       1       0
umaa devii                    1       1       1       0
umaa                          1       1       1       0
shaantaa  aapaTe              1       1       1       0
sandhyaa mukherjii            1       1       1       0
shivaangii kolhaapure         1       1       1       0
shailajaa                     1       1       1       0
niilimaa chaTarjii            1       1       1       0
dilaraaj kaur                 1       1       1       0
iilaa aruN                    1       1       1       0
iilaa desaaii                 1       1       1       0
daisy iiraanii                1       1       1       0
aashaalataa                   1       1       1       0
cha.Ndabaalaa                 1       1       1       0
chanderakaantaa               1       1       1       0
miinaakshii                   1       1       1       0
mohan taaraa talapade         1       1       1       0
mumataaz                      1       1       1       0
miinaa patkii                 1       1       1       0
kalyaaNii                     1       1       1       0
kavitaa krishNamurtii         1       1       1       0
madhubaalaa zaaverii          1       1       1       0

--------------------------------------------------------

The above info comes mostly from the book

     "Lata Mangeshkar Gandhar Svaryaatraa  1945-1989"  Edited by
     Vishwas Nerurkar and published by:

           Mrs. Vasanti P. Nerurkar,
           2/15, Kailash Parwat, Gilbert Hill,
           Andheri (W)
           Bombay 400 058
           Telephone: 22-624-3587

     A definitive and complete reference book with lots  of rare
     pictures.

     Entries are in the format:

          Song #, beginning of song, film, year, music, lyricist,
          partners, if any.

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Surjit Singh, a movie fan, period.

 

 

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