A Singer Who Was Always Mistaken As Lata Mangeshkar – Suman Kalyanpur

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Her voice is often mistaken as the voice of Lata Mangeshkar but her sweet and fragile voice makes Suman Kalyanpur a great singer. She is a singer who has embellished her career by singing in various languages like Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujrati, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya, etc.

Born on 28th January 1937 in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, the singer along with her family moved to Mumbai in 1943, after which she started with her initial musical training. She was first noticed by the great legendary singer Talat Mahmood. In fact it was Talat Mahmood with whom she recorded her first song for the movie Darwaza (1954). In her musical career she has sung over 740 songs which are nothing but melodic to ears. Shankar – Jaikishan, Madan Mohan, S.D. Burman, Hemant Kumar, Roshan, Laxmikant – Pyarelal are some of the directors who worked with the singer to produce hit songs.

Suman Kalyanpur recorded 140 duets with the singer Mohammad Rafi, and some of their hits include songs like ‘Tumne Pukara Aur Hum Chale Aaye’, ‘Parbaton Ke Pedon Par Shaam Ka Basera Hai’, ‘Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya’, etc. Manna Dey, Hemnat Kumar, Mukesh, count as few singers with whom she recorded her duet songs.

She was confused as Lata Mangeshkar but for the matter of fact Suman Klayanpur was highly influence by Lata Mangeshkar. In fact she has recorded ‘Kabhi Aaj, Kabhi Kal, Kabhi Parso’ with Lata Mangeshkar, music composed by Hemant Kumar.

On the occasion of her birthday TheSongpedia wishes the euphonic singer all the good health in the upcoming years of her life. Let’s listen to some of the golden songs crooned by Suman Kalyanpur

‘Na Tum Humein Jaano’ from the movie Baat Ek Raat Ki


‘Chhodo Chhodo Mori Baiyyan’ from the movie Miyaan Biwi Razi

‘Yuhi Dil Ne Chaha Tha’ from the movie Dil Hi To Hai

The title track of the movie Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya 


‘Sharaabi Sharaabi Yeh Sawan Ka Mausam’ from Noor Jehan 


‘Behena Ne Bhai Ki Kalai Se’ from the movie Resham Ki Dori, for which she received a Filmfare nomination


‘Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyar Ke Charche’, a song which is commonly assumed to be sung by Lata Mangeshkar

‘Aansoo ki ek boond hun main’ from Ek Paheli 


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