Before marriage, Geeta Dutt’s name was Geeta Ghosh Roy Chowdhury. There is so much about his life that the evening will pass without telling, so we will endeavor to introduce you to his life story in fewer words.
Geeta ji was born in the family of a rich Bengali landlord. When Geeta Dutt was 16 years old, she was only allowed to sing two lines in two songs. Time passed and Geeta continued to sing songs and became such a singer that the great composers SD Burman and OP She is said to have been Nayyar’s first choice.
By the time Guru Dutt came into Geeta’s life, Geeta had already made a name and a place for herself in the industry. Geeta met Guru Dutt for the film Baaghi, they both fell in love and when they got married, it was said that the star singer married a director who had problems.
After marriage, Geeta Dutt sang most of the songs for her husband Guru Dutt’s films. Be it ‘Jaane Kya Tune Kahi Ho’ from Pyaasa or ‘Ja Ja Ja Bewafa’ from Aar Paar, Geeta Dutt sang songs that reflected the first signs of love in the 50s and also sang songs that expressed the pain of heartbreak brought. He also lent his voice to the songs.
The real magic of OP Nayyar and Geeta’s pairing was seen in the films Aar-Paar, Babuji Dheere Chalna and Ye Lo Main Hari Piya. And then how can one forget the songs “Jaane Kahan Mera Jigar Gaya Ji” and “Thandi Hawa Kali Ghata” from Mr. and Mrs. ’55?
Such was the magic of Geeta Dutt’s voice that although Lata Mangeshkar sang eight songs in the film Bhai Bhai, one song by Geeta Dutt, ‘Ae Dil Mujhe Bata De Tu Kispar Aa Gaya Hai’, outweighed all these songs. Had fallen.
But soon the time came when Geeta’s fame began to fade. She sang many songs in her husband Guru Dutt’s films but almost gave up singing for other films. She became increasingly busy with her household and her career also began to flourish. Famous lyricists began subcontracting work to other singers.
At the same time, the relationship between Geeta Dutt and Guru Dutt had deteriorated, there were fears about the presence of a third person in between. Geeta sang the song “Na Jao Saiya Chuda Kar Baiyan Kasam Tumhari Main Ro Padungi” from the film Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. Geeta Dutt herself once said, “This song seems to be more an expression of my own feelings than the characters of the film.” This song was shot on Meena Kumari, who is known as the tragedy queen of Bollywood, but do you know that Geeta Dutt too was called the tragedy queen of the music world?
In the 1960s, both Guru Dutt and Geeta Dutt faced many problems. But Guru Dutt bid farewell to this world in 1964. Geeta Dutt was devastated by this incident. Geeta Dutt started singing songs again because the burden of the children was entirely on her. Geeta had become addicted to alcohol long ago. After Guru Dutt’s departure, life came to a standstill but the alcohol addiction did not stop.
Geeta sang excellent songs in the 1971 film Anubhav. The songs of this film were the songs that Geeta sang in the last years of her life, including ‘Meri Jaan Mujhe Jaan Na Kaho’ and ‘Mera Dil Jo Mera Hota’.
Geeta Dutt died of liver cirrhosis in 1972. Geeta was only 41 years old. This was the story of Geeta Dutt, who transformed from star singer Geeta Roy to tragedy queen.