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20 July 1972 saw the untimely demise of singer-extraordinaire #GeetaDutt at the young age of 41. But her tragically short life hasn't made the slightest dent in her lasting legacy as one of our greatest & most versatile artistes. Let us revisit 12 of her best songs!

#GeetaDutt made her playback debut under Hanuman Prasad in 1946, but it was #SDBurman whose 'Mera Sundar Sapna Beet Gaya' from Do Bhai (1947) made her an overnight sensation. Notice how her voice ebbs & rises to fit the melancholy & angst of the song. She was barely 17 here!

In 1951, #GeetaDutt sang 'Tadbeer Se Bigdi Hui', a breezy guitar-led number for #SDBurman in #GuruDutt's directorial debut #Baazi. Geeta's voice, flitting between mischief & flirtation, still sounds unbelievably fresh!

Even @VikramMotwane's #Lootera prominently features it!

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Sahir Ludhianvi on Nehru jis death

Jism ki maut koi maut nahin hoti
Jism mit jaane se insaan nahi mar jaate

Dharkanein rukne se arman nahin mar jaate
Saans tham jaane se ailaan nahin mar jaate

Hont jam jaane se farman nahin mar jaate
Jism ki maut koi maut nahin hoti
wo jo har deen se munkir tha, har ik dharm se duur
Phir bhi har deen, har dharm ka gham khwaar raha

Saari qaumon ke gunahon ka kara bojh liye
Umr bhar surat e Isa jo sar e daar raha

#Sahir on #JawaharlalNehru 's death
Jis ne insanon ki taqseem ke sadme jhele
Phir bhi insaan ki akhawat ka parastar raha

Jis ki nazron mein thi aalami tehzeeb ka khwaab
Jiska har saans naye ahd ka maimaar tha

#Sahir on #JawaharlalNehru 's death
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