The deadly Rafi and O P Nayyar pair and their immortal songs

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imageThese two highly gifted men from the Punjab together gave some of the most lilting and melodious songs of hindi cinema’s golden era with a special Punjabi flavour .

Often these songs remind you of the picturesque Kashmir valley where many of them were set in the 1960s .

Also remember some of O P Nayyar’s best duets were with Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle. Even though the moody OP fell out with both of them .

He parted ways with Rafi saab in the late 60s in last leg of the golden era . But by then they had already given to the world many superb songs .

This MP 3 collection by Saregama does justice to their music . Notable are :

Sun Sun Sun Zalima ,Ayeji Dil Par Hua Aisa Jadoo , Hum Ne Jab Dil Tha Diya Koi ,Udhar Tum Hasin Ho .

Ankhon Hi Ankhon Mein , Yeh Raat Aashiqana , Yahan Hum Wahan Tum , Mang Ke Saath Tumhara .

Chupnewale Samne Aa , Dekh Ke Teri Nazar , Raat Sard Sard Hai , Mujhe Dekhkar Aap Ka , Hamdam Mere . Hai Duniya Uski Zamana , Humdam Mere Maan Bhi Jao . Aap Yun Hi Humse Milte , Zulf Ki Chhaon Mein

Zulfon Ko Hatale Chehre Se , Bhala Mano Bura Mano. Taarif Karoon Kya Uski ,Bahut Shukriya Badi, Aanchal Mein Saja Dena , Aapke Haseen Rukh Se.

Phir Miloge Kabhi , Dil Ki Aawaz Bhi Sun , Honton Pe Hansi Aankhon Mein ,Pukarta Chala Hoon Main and Lakhon Hain Nigahon Mein .