It is heartening to note this as she has contributed immensely to the cause of Punjabi folk and classical music.
Padamshri Pushpa Hans, a heart-throb of millions of cinema fans in the 40s and the 50s, acted in movies as a singing star and also did play back singing for actors of yesteryears. She hails from Fazilka and is now settled at New Delhi. Her acting added laurels and dimensions to movies of Mr. V. Shanta Ram's "Apna Desh, 1949”, Mr. Sohrab Modi's "Sheesh Mahal, 1950”. These are a few out of the many movies which were appreciated by the cine goers of 50s. She sang playback for the Punjabi film "Chaman" and many other films. The melodious compositions are still sung by contestants especially in “Awaz Punjab Di” sponsored by several agencies on TV channels. Older generation still makes it a point to recollect her melodious songs which they still hum at the time of marriages and social functions.
All the musical compositions to which she gave her voice still enthrall the audiences all over the world. Her song "Channa kithan guzari raat wey", "Gallan dilan diyaan dila vich reh gayiyaan" & "Tarean to puchh Chann wey " still hold the public in awe. She is a remembered for her legendary Punjabi folklores and classical renderings. She is one of the few female play back singers for whom the Government of India has recorded a Documentary. The others artistes are Lata Mangeshkar Ji & Asha Bhonsale Ji. Even at a ripe age she continues to sing on TV, launch CDs, and perform on stage. Mrs. Pushpa Hans has been conducting live stage concerts all over the world. She has performed on the prestigious stages of USA, Canada and the UK. She was the leading singing artiste of film actor late Mr. Sunil Dutt’s “The Ajanta Arts” troupe“ which visited the border areas to entertain Jawans on the front. May be her husband’s being in the Defence Services motivated her to do her bit for the Jawans serving on the border under harsh living conditions and rigorous climate.
Padamshri Mrs. Pushpa Hans has brought name and fame to the small town of Fazilka.
We, the citizen of Fazilka congratulate Mrs. Pushpa Hans for bringing laurels to the name of our town of her birth and pray for her long and high quality life. Her achievements in classical music will inspire the younger generations.
- Padamshri Award, on the eve of Republic Day, 26th January, 2007, Government of India
- Punjabi Bhushan Award (2007)
Famous Punjabi Songs by Mrs. Pushpa Hans;
· chan kithan gujaari saari raat ve
· sari raat tera takni ha raah tarean to puchh chann wey
· gallan dilan diyaan dila vich reh gayiyaan
· channa meri bah chhad dey
· chunni da palla
· lutti heer wey faqir de
Famous Hindi Songs sung by Mrs. Pushpa Hans
· aadmi woh haay musibat se pareshan na ho
· bedard zamaana kya jaane
· bhoole zamaane yaad na kar yaad na kar
· dil kisise lagaake dekh liya
· dil-e-naadaan tujhe kya hua hai
· koi ummeed bar nahin aati
· meri khushiyon ke savere ki kabhi shaam na ho
· taqdeer bananewaale ne kaisi taqdeer banaayi hai
· tohe dil ki qasam tohe dil ki qasam
· tu maane ya na maane
· tum dekh rahe ho ki mite saare sahaare
Parents: Mother: Mrs. Janak Rani Kapoor, Father: Advocate Ratan Lal Kapoor, of Fazilka