Mubarak Begum

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Mubarak Begum
Native name مبارک بیگم
Born Sujangarh, Churu, Rajasthan
Genres playback singing
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 1949-1972

Mubarak Begum (born in Sujangarh, Churu, Rajasthan, British India) is an Indian Ghazal and a popular playback singer if Bollywood in the 1959's and 1960's.[1]

Career[edit]

She started her career with light music recitals with All India Radio, the Indian government radio. Her career as a playback singer with Hindi film industry started when she got a break in the 1949 movie, Aaiye, with the song "Mohe Aane Lagi Angrayi, Aja Aja Balam" for composer Shaukat Dehlvi. She also sang a duet with the then upcoming Lata Mangeshkar.

Another major hit in her career was the song "Kabhi Tanhaiyon Mein Yun" for composer Snehal Bhatkar in Kidar Sharma's film Hamari Yaad Aayegi which is, till this day, regarded as a classic rendition.

Filmography[edit]

  1. Aaiye (1949)
  2. Basera (1950)
  3. Dolti Naiya (1950)
  4. Phoolon Ka Haar (1951)
  5. Mamta (1952)
  6. Mordhawj (1952)
  7. Sheesha (1952)
  8. Char Chand (1953)
  9. Daeera (1953)
  10. Dharma Patni (1953)
  11. Africa (1954)
  12. Aamir (1954)
  13. Aulad (1954)
  14. Chandni Chowk (1954)
  15. Dak Babu (1954)
  16. Gawaiya (1954)
  17. Gul Bahar (1954)
  18. Har Jeet (1954)
  19. Maan (1954)
  20. Rishta (1954)
  21. Sangam (1954)
  22. Tatar Ke Chor (1954)
  23. Baradari (1955)
  24. Devdas (1955)
  25. Jasoos (1955)
  26. Patit Pawan (1955)
  27. Khandan (1955)
  28. Kundan (1955)
  29. Rukhsana (1955)
  30. Sau Ka Note (1955)
  31. Sakhi Lutera (1955)
  32. Aan Baan (1956)
  33. Awara Shahzadi (1956)
  34. Badal Aur Bijli (1956)
  35. Baghdad Ka Jadoo (1956)
  36. Baghi Saudagar (1956)
  37. Dhola Maru (1956)
  38. Fighting Queen (1956)
  39. Harihar Bhakti (1956)
  40. Jungle Queen (1956)
  41. Lal-E-Yaman (1956)
  42. Rangeen Raatein (1956)
  43. Sultana Daku (1956)
  44. Fashion (1957)
  45. Gateway of India (1957)
  46. Maharani (1957)
  47. Paisa (1957)
  48. Parvin (1957)
  49. Patal Pari (1957)
  50. Chetak Rana Pratap (1958)
  51. Jungle Princess (1958)
  52. Madhumati (1958)
  53. Sim Sim Marjina (1958)
  54. Behram Daku (1959)
  55. Chini Jadugar (1959)
  56. Maa Ke Ansoo (1959)
  57. Jalim Jadugar (1960)
  58. Maghl-E-Azam (1960)
  59. Return of Mr Superman (1960)
  60. Veer Durghadas (1960)
  61. Arab Ka Sitara (1961)
  62. Daku Mansoor (1961)
  63. Dekhi Teri Bombay (1961)
  64. Gypsy Girl (1961)
  65. Hamari Yaad Aayegi (1961)
  66. Piya Milan Ki Aas (1961)
  67. Shahi Farman (1961)
  68. Zindagi Aur Khwab (1961)
  69. Cobra Girl (1963)
  70. Humrahi (1963)
  71. Sunehre Nagin (1963)
  72. Yeh Dil Kisko Doon (1963)
  73. Aandhi Aur Toofan (1964)
  74. Balma Bada Nadan (1964) [Bhojpuri]
  75. Fariyad (1964)
  76. Hameer Haath (1964)
  77. Kab Ho Hain Gawana Hamaar (1964)
  78. Magic Carpet (1964)
  79. Marvel Man (1964)
  80. Naihar Chutal Jai (1964) [Bhojpuri]
  81. Pahadi Nagin (1964)
  82. Punar Milan (1964)
  83. Qawwali Ki Raat (1964)
  84. Shagoon (1964)
  85. Tarzan and Captain Kishore (1964)
  86. Arzoo (1965)
  87. Black Arrow (1965)
  88. Khooni Khazana (1965)
  89. Mai Hoon Jadugar (1965)
  90. Mohabbat Isko Kehte Hain (1965)
  91. More Man Mitwa (1965)
  92. Tarzan and the King Kong (1965)
  93. Gagola (1966)
  94. Neend Humare Khwab Tumhare (1966)
  95. Professor aur Jadugar (1966)
  96. Sushila (1966)
  97. Teesri Kasam (1966)
  98. Zimbo finds a son (1966)
  99. Awara Ladki (1967)
  100. Around The World (1967)
  101. Mera Bhai Mera Dushman (1967)
  102. Poonam Ki Chand (1967)
  103. Juari (1968)
  104. Saraswatichandra (1968)
  105. Hum Ek Hain (1969)
  106. Chetna (1970)
  107. Chandan (1971)
  108. Annadata (1972)
  109. Ek Bechara (1972)
  110. Chattan Singh (1974)
  111. Subah Zaroor Ayegi (1977)
  112. Ramu Toh Deewana Hain (1980)
  113. Sister (1980)
  114. Ganga Mang Rahi Balidan (1981)
  115. Nai Imarat (1981)

Songs[edit]

She has sung total 178 songs in her career. for complete list of songs, see List of songs recorded by Mubarak Begum

The following is a list of her popular songs:

  • "Neend Ud Jaaye Teri Chain se Sone Wale" (Juaari)
  • "Kabhi Tanhaiyon men Hamari Yaad Aaegi" (Hamari Yaad Aayegi)
  • "Be-murawwat be-wafa begana-e dil aap hain" (Susheela 1966)
  • "Aye Dil Bata' (Khooni Khazana)
  • "Kuchh Ajnabi se aap hain"
  • "Mujh ko Apne Gale Lagalo" (Hamrahi)
  • "Ayji ayji yaad rakhna sanam" (Daku Mansoor)
  • "Shama Gul Karke Na Ja"
  • Saawariya Teri Yaad Mein"
  • Humein Dum Daike"

Old Age and Financial difficulties[edit]

Mubarak Begum was reported to be living in a one-bedroom house in the Mumbai suburb of Jogeshwari. Her daughter is suffering from Parkinson's and his son freelances as a driver. NDTV reported that she was earning a pension of Rupees 700 (about 12 USD) per month, while another Indian newspaper, DNA, while reporting on her financial condition said she was earning Rupees 3000 per month, both amounts being paltry by Indian standards. [2] Her financial condition led to a tweet by BJP leader Sushma Swaraj.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notes from the past". The Chandigarh Tribune. 12 October 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  2. ^ DNA, Bollywood takes Mubarak Begum to heart [1]
  3. ^ NDTV, Mubarak Begum once a famous singer needs help [2]

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