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In The Composers’ Voice – 8: Hemant Kumar

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When we talk about songs sung by music directors, Hemant Kumar’s name reverberates with full volume unlike his soft, soulful voice.

This gifted composer has given us so many songs, so many memories and so many happy moments that we didn’t even understand how and when his compositions became a part of our lives. Furthermore, his songs as a singer tiptoed into our minds and hearts and made it a peaceful, serene place.

Hemant Da started his journey (Hindi Film Industry) as a singer with the movie Meenakshi (1942). He sang two songs in this movie for composer Pankaj Mullick.

It is impossible to include all the songs of Hemant Kumar so readers are welcome to add to the list in the comments section.


1. Ye Raat Ye Chandni Phir Kahan – Jaal (1952)

Ye Raat Ye Chandni Phir Kahan is a hindi song from the 1952 movie Jaal. The song is sung by Hemant Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. The song is composed by Sachin Dev Burman and written by Sahir Ludhianvi. The video features Geeta Bali and Dev Anand.


2. Hai Apna Dil To Aawara – Solva Saal (1958)

Hai Apna Dil To Aawara is a hindi song from the 1958 movie Solva Saal.The song is sung by Hemant Kumar. The song is composed by Sachin Dev Burman and written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The video features Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman.


3. Suraj Re Jalte Rehna – Harishchandra Taramati (1963)

Suraj Re Jalte Rehna is a hindi song from the 1963 movie Harishchandra Taramati. The song is sung by Hemant Kumar and composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The song is written by Ramchandra Baryanji Dwivedi (Kavi Pradeep). The video features Prithviraj Kapoor and Jaymala.


4. Ganga Aaye Kahan Se – Kabuliwala (1961)

Ganga Aaye Kahan Se is a hindi song from the 1961 movie Kabuliwala. The song is sung by Hemant Kumar. The song is composed by Salil Chowdhury and written by Gulzar. The video features Balraj Sahni.


5. Tum Pukar Lo – Khamoshi (1969)

Tum Pukar Lo is a hindi song from the 1969 movie Khamoshi. Tum Pukar Lo is composed and sung by Hemant Kumar. The lyrics are penned by Gulzar. The video features Waheeda Rehman and Dharmendra.


6. Ye Nayan Dare Dare – Kohraa (1964)

Ye Nayan Dare Dare is a hindi song from the 1964 movie Kohraa. The song is composed and sung by Hemant Kumar. The lyrics are written by Kaifi Azmi. The video features Biswajeet and Waheeda Rehman.


7. Jaane Wo Kaise Log The – Pyaasa (1957)

Jaane Wo Kaise Log The is a hindi song from the 1957 movie Pyaasa. The song is sung by Hemant Kumar and composed by Sachin Dev Burman. Teh lyrics are penned by Sahir Ludhianvi.The video features Guru Dutt, Mala Sinha and Waheeda Rehman.


8. Beqarar Karke Humein – Bees Saal Baad (1962)

Beqarar Karke Humein is a hindi song from the 1962 movie Bees Saal Baad. The song is sung and composed by Hemant Kumar. Beqarar Karke Humein is written by Shakeel Badayuni.The video features Biswajeet and Waheeda Rehman.


9. Aye Dil Ab Kahin Le Ja – Bluff Master (1963)

Aye Dil Ab Kahin Le Ja is a hindi song from the 1963 movie Bluff Master. The song is sung by Hemant Kumar. The song is composed by Kalyanji-Anandji and written by Rajendra Krishan. The video features Shammi Kapoor and Saira Banu.


10. Yaa Dil Ki Suno Duniya Walo – Anupama (1966)

Yaa Dil Ki Suno Duniya Walo is a hindi song from the 1966 movie Anupama. The song is sung and composed by Hemant Kumar. The song is written by Kaifi Azmi. The video features Dharmendra and Sharmila Tagore.

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