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RIP Dilip Kumar: Top 10 unforgettable songs of the Tragedy King

Dilip Kumar aka Muhammed Yusuf Khan was born on December 11, 1922 in Peshawar, Pakistan. He made his debut in Jwar Bhata (1944) and went on to become one of India’s greatest actors. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award-winner worked in a lot of movies with a tragic storyline and earned the title of Tragedy King. Dilip Saab’s films always had the best heroines and the most melodious songs. We take a look at the hit songs of the legendary actor.

Suhana Safar Aur Ye from Madhumati

The Bimal Roy film obviously had some of the most melodious songs. Suhana Safar Aur Ye, sung by Mukesh, is a treat for Dilip Kumar fans, and no one can miss his handsome personality amidst nature in the song.

Nain Lad Jai Hai from Gunga Jumna

This folk song is one of Dilip Kumar’s most popular numbers. It shows a matured Kumar in a mustachioed avatar dancing away in a rather cute manner while flirting with the ladies, as a young Vyjayanthimala looks on. The song is sung by Mohd Rafi.

Dil Tadap Tadap Ke from Madhumati

This melodious song sung by Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar music by Salil Chowdhury. This film, starring Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Johnny Walker and Pran not only won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi, it was also India’s official entry to the 31st Academy Awards (Oscars).

Udein Jab Jab Zulfen Teri Naya Daur

Udein Jab Jab Zulfen Teri is sung by Mohd Rafi and Asha Bhosle and remains a mass favourite for its melodious tune by composer OP Nayyar. The song also had wonderful dancing by Vyjayanthimala. The jugalbandi lyrics were by Sahir Ludhianvi.

Imli Ka Boota from Saudagar

Veterans Dilip Kumar and Raaj Kumar came together in Subhash Ghai’s film Saudagar. Their song Imli ka boota beri ka paid showcasing their friendship was a huge success. This song is sung by Mohammad Aziz and Sudesh Bhonsle and the music is by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Aye Watan Tere Liye from Karma

This song is one of the most loved modern patriotic songs of India. From the film Karma directed by Subhash Ghai, it is sung by Mohammad Aziz and Kavita Krishnamurthy. The song also shows a flashback. The music is by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and lyrics by Anand Bakshi.

Madhuban Mein Radhika Nache Re from Kohinoor

This cult song by the greatest composer Naushad is still consider as a singing lesson. Shakeel Badayuni wrote the lyrics for Madhuban mein Radhika nache re, performed by Mohd Rafi.

Aaja Re Pardesi from Madhumati

Composer Salil Chowdhury’s magic reaches its peak in Aaja Re Pardesi sung by Lata Mangeshkar. In the song Dilip Kumar is mesmerised as his Heroine Vyjayanthimala sings in the woods, calling out to her beloved pardesi (foreign lover).

Chhoti Si Umar Mein from Bairaag

This song had the lovely Saira Banu, Dilip Kumar’s real-life wife who is teasing him.

O Door Ke Musafir from Uran Khatola

Most of Talat Mahmood-Dilip Kumar collaborations are heartrending in nature and there’s no denying the chords they deeply touch.

Dilip Kumar may have passed away, however, his legacy with his acting and music will remain embedded in people’s hearts.

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