Singer Suman Kalyanpur’s Birthday


Yesterday was Singer Suman Kalyanpur’s birthday. She completed 82 years of age, on that day. One of the renowned and respected playback singers; Suman Ma’am achieved recognition in the times of Lata Mangeshkar’s monopoly, singing for all the big composers of the period. Her voice was mistaken to be Lata Mangeshkar’s some of the times. Debuting with Mangu (1954), she was popular in the 1960s and the 1970s. People say that though Suman Kalyanpur has a great classical music background coupled with a melodic voice and a wide range, she could not make a mark in the industry. For me, my favorite songs that she has sung have played the guitar inside my heart. That is enough for me, though I won’t say that she is my favorite singer.

Bollywood and Singer Suman Kalyanpur’s Birthday:

Some of my favorite Bollywood songs from the 1960s that she sang are:

Yeh mausam rangeen sama theher zara o Jaan-e-Jaan… Modern Girl (1961)

Na tum hamein jano… Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962)

Juhi ki kali meri laadli… Dil Ek Mandir (1963)

Yeh kisne geet cheda… Meri Surat Teri Ankhen (1963)

Agar teri jalwa numayi na hoti… Beti-Bete (1964)

Woh dekho dekh raha tha papiha… Fariyad (1964)

Ajahu na aaye Baalma… Sanjh Aur Savera (1964)

Parbatonke pedonpe… Shagun (1964)

Mere Mehboob na ja… Noor Mahal (1965)


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