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20 Evergreen Hindi Songs of Manna Dey

Updated: Feb 20

Prabodh Chandra Dey (1 May 1919 - 24 October 2013), famously known as Manna Dey was a singer, music director, musician, and Indian classical vocalist. Trained under Ustad Aman Ali Khan, considered as one of the most versatile and celebrated vocalists in the Hindi film industry. He made his film debut in 1942 in Tamanna but achieved success after the song "Upar Gagan Bishal" composed by SD Barman. A recipient of Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, and Dadasaheb Phalke Award, he has recorded more than 4000 songs till 2013. Manna Dey sang mainly in Bengali and Hindi but also has sung in all major languages Bhojpuri, Magadhi, Maithili, Punjabi, Assamese, Oriya, Konkani, Sindhi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, and Nepali. Official website of manna dey: Click here We bring you a list of the best 20 evergreen songs sung by Manna Dey in his lifetime.

1. Pucho Na Kaise Main

Song Name: Pucho Na Kaise Main

Movie: Meri Surat Teri Ankhen

Year: 1963

Singers: S D Batish, Manna Dey

Music Director: S D Batish

Lyricist: Shailendra

Director: R K Rakhan Starring: Ashok Kumar, Asha Parekh, Pradeep Kumar


2. Aye Mere Pyaare Watan

Song Name: Aye mere pyaare Watan

Movie: Kabuliwala

Year: 1961

Singers: Manna Dey

Music Director: Salil Chowdhury

Lyricist: Prem Dhawan

Director: Hemen Gupta Starring: Balraj Sahni, Usha Kiran, Sajjan, Sonu, W M Khan

3. Laga Chunari Mein Dag


Song Name: Laga Chunari Mein Dag

Movie: Dil Hi To Hai

Year: 1963

Singers: Manna Dey

Music Director: Roshan

Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi

Director: C L Rawal, P L Santoshi Starring: Raj Kapoor, Nutan, Pran, Agha

4. Ek Chatur Naar Kar Ke Singaar


Song Name: Ek Chatur Naar Kar Ke Singaar

Movie: Padosan

Year: 1968

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Mehmood

Music Director: R D Burman

Lyricist: Rajinder Krishan

Director: Jyoti Swaroop Starring: Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu, Mehmood, Kishore Kumar, Keshto Mukherjee


5. Tu Pyar Ka Sagar Hai

Song Name: Tu Pyar Ka Sagar Hai

Movie: Seema

Year: 1955

Singers: Manna Dey

Music Director: Shankar Jaikishan

Lyricist: Shailendra

Director: Amiya Chakraborty Starring: Pratima Devi, Balraj Sahni, Nutan, Sunder

6. Aaye Meri Johra Jabin

Song Name: Aaye Meri Johra Jabin

Movie: Waqt

Year: 1965

Singers: Manna Dey

Music Director: Ravi

Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi

Director: Yash Chopra Starring: Sunil Dutt, Sadhana, Raaj Kumar, Madan Puri


7. Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli

Song Name: Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli

Movie: Anand

Year: 1971

Singers: Manna Dey

Music Director: Salil Chowdhury

Lyricist: Yogesh

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Seema Deo, Sumitra Sanyal

8. Aaja Sanam Madhur

Song Name: Aaja Sanam Madhur Chandani

Movie: Chori Chori

Year: 1956

Singers: Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar

Music Director: Shankar Jaikishan

Lyricist: Shailendra

Director: Anant Thakkar Starring: Raj Kapoor, Nargis Dutt, Pran, Neelam


9. Ye Raat Bheegi Bheegi

Song Name: Yeh Raat Bhegi Bheegi

Movie: Chori Chori

Year: 1956

Singers: Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar

Music Director: Shankar Jaikishan

Lyricist: Shailendra

Director: Anant Thakkar Starring: Raj Kapoor, Nargis Dutt, Pran, Neelam

10. Ae Bhai Zara Dekh Ke Chalo

Song Name: Ae Bhai Zara Dekh Ke Chalo

Movie: Mera Naam Joker

Year: 1970

Singers: Manna Dey

Music Director: Shankar Jaikishan

Lyricist: Neeraj

Director: Raj Kapoor Starring: Raj Kapoor, Simi Garewal, Dharmendra, Rishi Kapoor


11. Chunari Sambhal Gori Udi

Song Name: Chunari Sambhal Gori Udi

Movie: Baharon Ke Sapne

Year: 1967

Singers: Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar

Music Director: R D Burman

Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Director: Nasir Hussain Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Asha Parekh, Madan Puri, Premnath

12. Na Mangun Sona Chandi

Song Name: Na Mangun Sona Chandi

Movie: Bobby

Year: 1973

Singers: Manna Dey & Shailendra Singh

Music Director: Laximkant-Pyarelal

Lyricist: Vitthalbhai Patel

Director: Raj Kapoor

Starring: Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Premnath



13. Dharti Kahe Pukaar Ke

Song Name: Dharti Kahe Pukaar Ke

Movie: Do Bigha Zamin

Year: 1953

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey

Music Director: Salil Chowdhury

Lyricist: Shailendra

Director: Bimal Roy

Starring: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Meena Kumari, Ratan Kumar



14. Dil Ka Haal Sune Dilwale

Song Name: Dil Ka Haal Sune Dilwale

Movie: Shree 420

Year: 1955

Singers: Manna Dey

Music Director: Shankar-Jaikishan

Lyricist: Shailendra

Director: Raj Kapoor Starring: Raj Kapoor, Nargis Dutt, Nadira




15. Yari Hai Imaan Mera

Song Name: Yari Hai Imaan Mera

Movie: Zanjeer

Year: 1973

Singers: Manna Dey

Music Director: Kalyanji-Anandji

Lyricist: Gulshan Bawra

Director: Praksha Mehra Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Pran, Ajit

16. Kasme Wade Pyar Wafa


Song Name: Kasme Wade Pyar Wafa

Movie: Upkar

Year: 1967

Singers: Manna Dey

Music Director: Kalyanji-Anandji

Lyricist: Indeevar

Director: Manoj Kumar Starring: Manoj Kumar, Asha Parekh, Pran, Prem Chopra


17. Nadiya Chale Chale Re Dhara

Song Name: Nadiya Chale Chale Re Dhara

Movie: Safar

Year: 1970

Singers: Manna Dey

Music Director: Kalyanji-Anandji

Lyricist: Indeevar

Director: Asit Sen Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Aruna Irani, Feroz Khan


18. Chalat Musafir

Song Name: Chalat Musafir

Movie: Teesri Kasam

Year: 1966

Singers: Manna Dey

Music Director: Shankar-Jaikishan

Lyricist: Shailendra

Director: Basu Bhattacharya Starring: Raj Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, Asit Sen, Iftekhar


19. Yeh Dostee Ham Nahee Todenge

Song Name: Yeh Dostee Ham Nahee Todenge

Movie: Sholay

Year: 1975

Singers: Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar

Music Director: R D Burman

Lyricist: Anand Bakshi

Director: Ramesh Sippy Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar, Amjad Khan, Jaya Bachchan

20. Babu Samjho Ishare

Song Name: Babu Samjho Ishare

Movie: Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi

Year: 1958

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey

Music Director: S D Burman

Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Director: Satyen Bose Starring: Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar, Madhubala, and Anoop Kumar


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