Friday, May 04, 2012

Mujhe tum nazar se gira to raho ho : Mehdi Hasan as a playback singer

Mehdi Hasan is known as king of Ghazals. But how many of you know that besides ghazal singing he was one of the most sought after play back singer in Pakistani film industry between 1960-80. Even today his old songs are quite popular.

The two songs which I will talk about today were written by lyricist Masroor Anwar. Out of these two songs

Mujhe tum nazar se gira to raho ho
mujhe tum kabhi bhi bhula na sakoge
na jane mujhe kyun yakeen ho chala hai
mere pyar ko tum mita na sakoge

is quite popular in India also.The other one is equally soulful

Ik sitam aur meri jaan abhi jaan baki hai
dil mein ab tak teri ulfat ka nishaan baki hai

You can listen to both these ghazals here with my detailed write up.