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Reshma Sings - Bulleh Shah ****************************** About Singer: Reshma, (not to be mistaken for former Soviet air base name " Reshma" :D ) is a renowned folk singer of Pakistan, She is popular in India too. She was born in Pallu village of Bikaner, Rajasthan (British India) to a Gypsy family in 1947. Her family moved to Pakistan during the partition of India. Reshma known as "The Voice of the Desert" Her voice possesses that rare quality that is often aspired to, but attained by only a chosen few what one might almost call the sublime catharsis of the soul. It has the ability to make listeners believe not only in passion, but experience all its manifestations the torture of waiting for a beloved, the ecstacy of union, the sharp pain of betrayal, the sadness of loss. She says she does not have any training in classical music. In 2004 her rendition of Ashkan Di Gali Vich Mukaam De Gaya was in the top ten of the Indian charts. Her most famous song is "Lambi Judai", sung for a Bollywood film Hero. Once asked Reshma How did you decide to sing in a Bollywood film Hero ? She she replied "The director of Who Tera Naam Tha, Kuku Kohli came to meet me in London where I had a concert. He asked me if I would sing in his film and I told him, When you have travelled all the way to invite me with so much affection how can I say no." In October 2002 Reshma performed at the Brunei Gallery in London to a packed full of Pakistani expatriates her daughter Khadija and Umayr also performed. " I have been very lucky, by the grace of God, she mused. Whilst most of my tribe members have not journeyed beyond Pakistan, various governments have sent me to countries across the world. Ive been to Disneyland in America "bohat barra hai America". Ive been to Hollywood, and even to Canada where I dipped my feet in the Niagara Falls. In Washington, I saw the "badshah ka mahal" and in England, the "malka ka mahal". Which one did you like more? Hmmm obviously the "malka ka mahal". It was so clean and white and huge. I thought to myself when I saw it, "wah, na mitti, na koi gundd". I have even climbed the Wall of China. Looking at the mountains around me, I felt so overwhelmed that I began to sing, "Hayo Raba Nahin Lagda Dil Mera". The gora log who were by the wall at that time stopped and began to stare at me. When I finished, they all clapped and said, "wah, kiya range wali awaz hai". Based in Lahore, she is an advocate of good relations between India and Pakistan. In January 2006 she was one of the passengers on the inaugural Lahore-Amritsar bus, the first such service linking both parts of the Punjab since 1947. *********************************** About Poet: Baba Bulleh Shah (1680 1757) whose real name was Abdullah Shah was a Punjabi Muslim Sufi poet, a humanist and philosopher. Early life and background. Bulleh Shah is believed to have been born in 1680, in the small village of Uch, Bahawalpur, Punjab, now in Pakistan His ancestors had migrated from Bukhara in modern Uzbekistan. When he was six months old, his parents relocated to Malakwal. There his father, Shah Muhammad Darwaish, was a preacher in the village mosque and a teacher. His father later got a job in Pandoke, about 50 miles southeast of Kasur. Bulleh Shah received his early schooling in Pandoke, and moved to Kasur for higher education. He also received education from Maulana Mohiyuddin. His spiritual teacher was the eminent Sufi saint, Shah Inayat Qadiri. Little is known about Bulleh Shah's direct ancestors, except that they were migrants from Uzbekistan. However, Bulleh Shah's family was directly descended from the Prophet Muhammad PBUH. Bulleh Shah practiced the Sufi tradition of Punjabi poetry established by poets like Shah Hussain (1538 1599), Sultan Bahu (1629 1691), and Shah Sharaf (1640 1724). Bulleh Shah lived in the same period as the famous Sindhi Sufi poet , Shah Abdul Latif Bhatai (1689 1752). His lifespan also overlapped with the legendary Punjabi poet Waris Shah (1722 1798), of Heer Ranjha fame, and the famous Sindhi Sufi poet Abdul Wahad (1739 1829), better known by his pen-name, Sachal Sarmast (truth seeking leader of the intoxicated ones). Amongst Urdu poets, Bulleh Shah lived 400 miles away from Mir Taqi Mir (1723 1810) of Agra. Poetry Style: The verse form Bulleh Shah primarily employed is called the Kafi, a style of Punjabi, Sindhi and Siraiki poetry used not only by the Sufis of Sindh and Punjab, but also by Sikh gurus. Bulleh Shahs poetry and philosophy strongly criticizes Islamic religious orthodoxy of his day. He died in 1757, and his tomb is located in Kasur, Pakistan.
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Kala Doria - Shazia Manzoor - Punjabi Folk Song (Audio) This fulfill request of Zaheer Sahib (zaheerkk82) enjoy it. This all time famous Punjabi folk song was originally Sung and made famous by Punjab di Koyal ( Nightingale of Punjab) late Surinder Kaur ji.
5 Nov 2011
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Alam Lohar - Saif ul Malook ( Audio) **************************************** About Singer: Allam Lohar was born in the small village of Aach Goach outside Gujrat, Punjab, into a family of blacksmiths. He was gifted with a melodious voice and began singing as a child. Strongly attracted to music, he took little interest in his studies and dropped out of school to pursue a singing career, much to the dismay of his father, until Malik Shah, his spiritual guide, intervened on his behalf. Once he achieved the freedom to sing, Alam Lohar developed a new style of singing the Punjabi warm, an epic or folk tale. He is famous for his rendition of Waris Shahs Heer, which he has memorized in 36 styles and forms. He recorded his first album at the age of 13 and has outsold all other singers in Pakistan, with 5,000 albums to his credit. Allam Lohar organized a full-fledged theatre with a complete orchestra. His troupe toured all of Punjab for religious and seasonal festivals. He also travelled several times to the United Kingdom at his own expense to perform for Pakistanis living overseas, who were delighted by his colourful clothes and thrilling voice, traditional chimta in hand. Alam Lohar died in an car accident near Sham ki bhaitiyan on July 3, 1979. He was laid to rest near G.T road in Lala Musa District Gujrat, Punjab. ****************************** Info below copied with gratitude from "KhamoshTamashai" channel *******www.youtube****/user/KhamoshTa... The Poet: Mian Muhammad Bakhsh میاں محمّد بخش was born in village Khari Sharif کھڑی شریف near the town of Mirpur میر پور (currently in Azad Kashmir آزاد کشمیر ), not far from the northern boundary of Pakistani Punjab, and about 100 kilometers Southeast of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. His ancestors had immigrated to Mirpur from Gujrat District. His father, Mian Shamsuddin میاں شمس الدین , was the deputy / successor خلیفہ of Khwajah Din Muhammad خواجہ دین محمد , who was the successor of Pir-e Shah Ghazi پیرے شاہ غازی , a highly respected Sufi Saint of that region, who is buried in Khari Sharif. Mian Muhammad Bakhsh was born in 1830. He acquired his initial education at home. Then he studied Hadith from the local Madressah of Hafiz Muhammad Ali. He was well educated in Farsi and Arabi. From an early age, he showed keen interest in poetry. He was especially fond of Yusuf Zuleikha یوسف زلیخا of Abdur Rehman Jami عبدالرحمان جامی . He was about 15 years old when his father passed away, who nominated him to be his spiritual successor. He himself pledged allegiance to a sufi named Ghulam Muhammad. Mian Muhammad Bakhsh wrote many books. The most popular of his books is Saif-ul Malook, which he completed at the age of 33. He spent his life preaching, teaching, and educating people. He never got married. He lived in Khari Sharif where he passed away in 1907. He is buried close to the grave of Pir-e Shah Ghazi. His best known work is Saif-ul Maluk. Saif-ul Maluk سیف الملوک is a fictional story of a prince named Saif-ul Maluk سیف الملوک (name means the sword of kings) who falls in love with a beauty named Badi-ul Jamal بدیع الجمال (name means strange/unique in beauty), whom the prince had never met face to face. She is, I believe, a princess or a fairy, and is imprisoned on a Caucasus (Koh-e Qaaf) -like mountain. The story has all the trials and tribulations which befall the lovers, especially who are far apart like Saif-ul Maluk and Badi-ul Jamal. There are lessons in morality and sufi themes all along. The book is written as a Mathnawi, a long poem with every 2 lines rhyming together.
21 Nov 2011
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Sabri Brothers - Bhar Do Jholi Meri Ya Muhammad - Studio Recording - Ghulam Farid Sabri & Maqbool Ahmed Sabri ============================= The Sabri Brothers originally consisted of Ghulam Farid Sabri (b. 1930 in Kalyana, East Punjab - d. April 5, 1994 in Karachi lead vocals, harmonium), Maqbool Ahmed Sabri (b. October 12, 1941 or 1945 in Kalyana; lead vocals, harmonium), Kamal Sabri (d. 2001; vocals, swarmandal), Mehmood Ghaznavi Sabri (b. 1949 in Karachi; vocals, bongo drums, tambourine), Fazal Islam (chorus), Azmat Farid Sabri (chorus), Sarwat Farid Sabri (chorus), Javed Kamal Sabri (chorus), Umer Daraz (chorus), Abdul Aziz (chorus), Masihuddin (chorus, tanpura), Abdul Karim (dholak), and Mohammed Anwar (nal, tabla). The Brothers There were four Sabri brothers. The eldest brother was Ghulam Farid Sabri. A man of immense spirituality, he was considered to be a saint. He possessed a deep and powerful voice and presented the wajad energy when performing. Maqbool Ahmed's light and melodious voice was able to immerse listeners into haal. When asked whether he ever gets aches and pains from sitting on the floor constantly, he replied, "I had five knee injuries and two operations. But sitting during a Qawwali performance is a must because it is following the Eastern tradition of sitting to meditate or pray and for respect of the word of God and the Prophet". Finally, there is Kamal Sabri and Mehmood Ghaznavi Sabri. The Sabri Brothers enjoyed great popularity from the 60s to the mid 80s. In the late 80s, the party split up into two groups, and this started their downfall. Ultimately they rejoined in the early 90s, but soon Ghulam Fareed died, and this was the beginning of their end. Maqbool Ahmed still performs with the remaining members of the group, but without Ghulam Fareed, he could not attract the same audience as before. The Sabri Brothers' musical lineage stretches back many centuries, to the time of the Mughal emperors. They claim to be direct descendants of Mian Tansen, the legendary Hindustani musician of the court of Mughal emperor Akbar the Great. Mehboob Baksh Ranji Ali Rang, their paternal grandfather, was a master musician of his time; Baqar Hussein Khan, their maternal grandfather, was a unique sitarist. All members of the group belong to the Sabriyya order of Sufism, hence the name Sabri. Early life The Sabri brothers learnt music from their father, Ustad Inayat Sen Sabri. He trained his sons in Qawwali and North Indian classical music. Their first public performance was at the annual Urs festival of Hazrat Peer Mubarak Shah in Kalyana in 1946. The family moved from India to Karachi, Pakistan following the Partition of India in 1947. Maqbool furthered his knowledge of music under Ustad Fatehdin Khan, Ustad Ramzan Khan, and Ustad Latafat Hussein Khan Rampuri. With the help of his father, Maqbool formed a Qawwali group at the age of eleven. Soon afterwards, Ghulam Farid, who was then performing with Ustad Kallan Khan's Qawwali party, joined him and became the leader of the party, which soon came to be known as The Sabri Brothers. Career & Legacy Their first recording, released in 1958 under the EMI Pakistan label, was the popular Urdu Qawwali, Mera Koi Nahin Hai. The Sabri Brothers became the first exponents of Qawwali to the West in 1975, when they performed to a sold-out audience at New York's Carnegie Hall. Their career was marked by brotherly squabbles which led to periods of solo work by each. Ghulam Farid's funeral in Karachi was estimated to be attended by more than 40,000 mourners. The group now features Maqbool as the leader, supported by Mehmood Ghaznavi Sabri. The Sabri Brothers have been praised for their sensitive and masterly performance of Qawwali that captures the beautiful traditions of Sufism. There was a great emphasis on revealing the poetry of the khwajagaan (saints). For years, The Sabri Brothers were regarded as the foremost living exponents of the tradition of Qawwali. Even after Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan burst on the scene and lifted Qawwali to a whole new level, The Sabri Brothers continued to be very highly regarded.
24 May 2012
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Alam Lohar - ( Classic ) Jugni 02 Punjabi Folk Live Ptv ( Digitally Remastered Audio ) this video is dedicated to "ktpunjab" *******www.youtube****/watch?v=eeBOPgNcUzI he who first time introduce this video on youtube. ======================== About Singer Alam Lohar was born in the small village of Aach Goach outside Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan into a family of blacksmiths. He was gifted with a melodious voice and began singing as a child. Strongly attracted to music, he took little interest in his studies and dropped out of school to pursue a singing career, much to the dismay of his father, until Malik Shah, his spiritual guide, intervened on his behalf. Once he achieved the freedom to sing, Alam Lohar developed a new style of singing the Punjabi warm, an epic or folk tale. He is famous for his rendition of Waris Shahs Heer, which he has memorized in 36 styles and forms. He recorded his first album at the age of 13 and has outsold all other singers in Pakistan, with 5,000 albums to his credit. Alam Lohar organized a full-fledged theatre with a complete orchestra. His troupe toured all of Punjab for religious and seasonal festivals. He also travelled several times to the United Kingdom at his own expense to perform for Pakistanis living overseas, who were delighted by his colourful clothes and thrilling voice, traditional chimta in hand. Alam Lohar died in an car accident near Sham ki bhaitiyan on July 3, 1979. He was laid to rest near G.T road in Lala Musa District Gujrat, Punjab.
5 Mar 2012
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Suhe Ve Cheere Waliye - Musarrat Nazir Originally sung by : Surinder Kaur Old wedding song ******************************** About Singer: Musarrat Nazeer is a legendary singer and actress who sang and act in many Urdu and Punjabi films. She also sang solitary, mostly wedding, songs. She was born to a middle class family in 1937. Her parents were of Kashmiri origin from Lahore. Her father, Khwaja Nazeer Ahmed, worked for the municipal corporation as a registered contractor at the time of her birth. Education Despite their meager resources, Musarrats parents wanted her to be a doctor. They provided her the best possible education they could afford. Musarrat passed the matriculation examination with distinction. Two years later, she passed the intermediate examination from Kennard College, Punjab, Pakistan. Film Career She had keen interest in music and began singing for radio Pakistan. However, insufficient money from the radio took her to the film director, Anwar Kamal Pasha. She explained to Pasha about her strong desire to sing for the movies. Instead, Pasha suggested her to become an actress. Musarrat needed her parents approval. Pasha himself met Musarrats father and convinced him to allow his daughter to work in movie industry as a singer and actress. Pasha changed Musarrats name to Chandni and signed her for a side role in his movie. Hence, Chandni made her debut with Nayyar Sultana in Pashas film Qatil in 1955. Her role was secondary but forceful. Sheikh Lateef of capital films Lahore planned to make a Punjabi film. Lateefs friend, poet and script writer, Baba Aalam sia poash, advised him to cast Chandni(Musarrat) in the film. Sheikh Lateef agreed. This was the debut of Musarrat in Punjabi films, with a nick name Chandni. And then Chandni appeared in the hit Punjabi film, Patan, with her real name, Musarrat Nazeer. She played the lead role opposite Santosh Kumar also. The producer was Sheikh Lateef and the film was directed by Luqman. The film Patan opened the doors for Musarrat in the Punjabi film industry, which led her to the all time hit film Paatay Khan. She was the supporting actress. The film was Produced by Shami and Musarrat Nazeer acted along with Noor Jehan and Aslam Pervez. Comanding Respect In her entire movie career, she has always been respected and she herself believes in giving respect to others. She says Give respect, get respect. Films Musarrat also gave performances in Pakistan cinemas greatest melodramas like the films Maahi munda and Yakkay wali. It is said, the films Yaar beli, Kartaar Singh and Zeher-e-Ishq were so interesting and emotional that they left audience with tears in their eyes. Following is the list of Musarrat's films: Naukri, Aankh ka nasha, Baap ka gunah, Qismat, Naya zamana, Jatti, Watan, Raza, Sola Aanay, Street number 77, Gudda guddi, Lakan matti, Seestaan, Sahara, Rukhsana, Thandi sarak, Palkan, Sehti, Sunehray sapnay, Mirza sahebaan, Jaaedaad, Jhoomar, Gulbadan, Ishq per zoar nahi, Chotay sarkaar, Mungoal, Muft bur, Gulfaam, Bahadur, Baaghi, Jaan-e-bahar. The song "Us bay wafa ka sheher hai" in the mega- hit film "Shaheed", is considered to be the most popular song till today. Popular Songs One of Musarrat's greatest achievements are the songs listed below: "Mera long gawaacha" "Chalay to cut he jaaye ga safar Aahista, Aahista", "Apnay haatoan ki lakiroan mein". Best Actress Awards Nigar Award for best actress in 1958, for the film Zeher-e-Ishq. Nigar Award for best actress in 1959, for the film Jhoomar. Nigar Award for best actress in 1961, for the film Shaheed. Personal Life Musarrat married cardiologist, Dr. Arshad Majeed and both of them settled in Canada in the mid 1970s. Dr. Arshads father, Sheikh Majeed, is an entrepreneur and owns Lala Zaar cinema, Sialkot. Musarrat, who is 71 years of age, and in an excellent health, lives with her husband and daughter in Toronto Canada. Moreover, she in her real life is known to be very friendly and humorous, cracking jokes frequently. Musarrat sang for quite some time. She retired from the cinema years ago. However, she continued singing for the Pakistan television(Ptv) up until recently.
25 Jun 2012
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Ghulam Ali - Hangama hai kyon - Ghazal This ghazal was also performed by Amanat Ali in Saregamapa 2007 ******************************** Ghulam Ali (born 1940) is a famous Pakistani ghazal singer Ali was born in the village of Kaleke in the Sialkot district of Punjab, British India (now in Pakistan). He belongs to a musical family his father was a vocalist and a sarangi player who gave him early training. At the age of 15, he became a student of the legendary Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, who was a master of the Patiala Gharana (Patiala School) of Hindustani music. His actual training was provided mainly by Bade Ghulam Ali Khan's three brothers Barqat Ali Khan, Mubarak Ali Khan, and Amanat Ali Khan, in Lahore. All these great teachers of classical music taught him the finer nuances of classical music and his solid foundation of classical music included studying Thumri and learning to sing ragas. Career Ali started singing for Radio Lahore in 1960. Ghulam Ali's father named him "Ghulam Ali" after Bade Ghulam Ali. Along with singing ghazals, Ghulam Ali composes music for his ghazals too. His compositions are raaga-based and sometimes include a scientific mixture of raagas. He is known for blending gharana-gaayaki into ghazal and this gives his singing the capability to touch hearts. He beautifully sings Punjabi songs too. Most of his Punjabi songs have been extremely popular. Though from Pakistan, Ghulam Ali remains as popular in India as in Pakistan. He burst into the Indian scene with a Hindi film song "Chupke Chupke raat din" in B. R. Chopra's movie, 'Nikaah'. Other popular ghazals include "Hungama hai kyon barpaa" and "Awaargi, yeh dil yeh paagal Dil mera", and many more. On being questioned about Indian, Pakistani pop groups, Ghulam Ali replied, "Frankly, I am really bewildered at their style of singing. How can you sing a song by running and jumping around the stage? The stage is meant for performing not for acrobatics." Ali has also sung some beautiful ghazals like Kina Kina Timro Tasveer, Gajalu Tee Thula Thula Aankha, Lolaaeka Tee Thula and Ke Chha Ra Diun in Nepali language with Narayan Gopal, a wellknown Nepali singer, and composer Deepak Jangam. These songs were compiled in an album entitled Narayan Gopal, Ghulam Ali Ra Ma, and are popular among Nepali music lovers to this day.
24 May 2009
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Attaullah Khan With Happy Tabla Player Tabla Player is Salamat Ali he is the brother of famous Pakistani singer Shaukat Ali **************************************** **** Atta Ullah Khan was Born on August 19, 1951, ESAKHELVI was given the family name Atta Ullah Khan Niazi. He was brought up in Esakhel. He got his basic education and done matric from Esakhel. For higher education he got admission in Faisalabad and done intermediate from there. Then he got his Graduate degree from Mianwali. After coming to the music profession the first radio program he signed with Radio Pakistan, Bahawalpur in 1972. The same year he done his first stage show in Mianwali. Then he performed in his first T. V. Program at Nilam Ghar, Karachi in 1973. After his success in homeland he won hearts of his fans in England in 1980 in his first foreign concert. His first film as a singer was Siren in Punjabi. While Dil Lagi was his first film as actor. Atta has a number of films on his record, he appeared in three (3) movies as main character or a Hero and sung for about eight (8) movies. Esakhelvi sings in 5 different languages including Saraiki, Urdu, Punjabi, Pushto and Sindhi. His first professional cassette was recorded by RGH Faisalabad in 1978.
8 Jun 2009
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Runa Laila Live in Pakistan - Ho Lal Meri Pat ******************************* Runa Laila was ranked as the third best female singer in Pakistan (after Madam Noor Jehan and Mala). She was Bengali origin and born in Karachi, where she started her singing career from TV programs. She was introduced in film Ham Dono in 1966 by Nashaad and her first song Un ki nazron se mohabbat ka jo pegham mila was a superhit song. She was a darling of the Karachi media and was promoted very efficiently against Madam Noor Jehans dominance. Runa Laila reached the peak of her film career when great musician Nisar Bazmi composed some super hit songs for her in films like Aasra, Anjuman, Tehzeeb, Anmol and Umrao Jan Ada. Runa Laila also gained successes in Punjabi film music and sung some superhit songs as: Mahiya we, Bangla pawa de eithe (Film: Jagg Beeti (1968), music: Chishti) - Zara thehar ja we chori chori jan waleyo (Film: Yamla Jutt (1969), music M. Ashraf) - Leylpurun mangwaya, Jhumka Chanda da.. (Film: Bhole Shah 1970, music: Chishti) - Do dil ik duje kolun door ho geye (Film: Zaildar (1972, music Chishti) Runa Laila left Pakistan in 1974 but she will be remembered as a big Pakistani female singer. Runa Laila had an elder sister Deena Laila and at the starting of their career in singing in mid 60s, both sisters used to sing almost together in functions and stage and also some song they sang for PTV. Deena Laila could not get the same fame as Runa Laila and died in early days of her marriage with Amin Fahim (PPP Politician), leaving a son behind.Dina Laila died on December 27, 1976.
6 Mar 2010
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Asad Amanat Ali Khan - Umraan Langiyaan Pabbaan Tabla: Ustad Tari Khan ************************************ Asad Amanat Ali Khan(September 25, 1955- April 8, 2007) was a very popular classical, semi-classical and ghazal singer from Pakistan. Hailing from famous Patiala Gharana, Asad was son of famous musician Amanat Ali Khan. Asad Amanat Ali Khan died relatively young of heart attack on April 8, 2007 in London. Family His great-grandfather, Ali Baksh Khan, was the founder of the Patiala Gharana. His grandfather, Akhtar Hussain, was a prominent musician of his time who added to his repute by coaching two of his sons into becoming a formidable singing duo(Amanat Ali Khan and Hamid Ali Khan). Amanat Ali Khan, Asad's father, died in 1974. Asad's younger brother Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan is a popular pop singer and he is the lead singer of band Fuzon. Singing career When he was 10 years old Asad recorded his first song, which featured on his grandfather's debut album. He had also been interested in academics and often said if not a singer, he would love to be a pilot. He joined a private institution however and began singing professionally after completing his F.A. He started his musical career performing "Thumri" and then went on to record some of his most popular Punjabi numbers and Ghazals, such as "Umra Lagian", "Zara Zara", "Kal Chaudwin Ki Raat", and "Ghar Wapas Jab". One of the songs that featured in almost every concert he performed, arguably his biggest hit, was "Insha Ji Utho" (Originally sung by his father). Asad worked for Pakistan Television for several years. Nisar Bazmi, composer and PTV producer, who died one week before him, gave him his first break, introducing the artist to the world on live television. He retained his affiliation with television through the years, recording over 1,000 songs. Asad also contributed to the Pakistani film industry, featuring on a number of soundtracks. Moreover, he caught the attention of neighboring Bollywood and contributed to soundtracks there too. Asad also sang as a member of singing duo with his uncle Hamid Ali Khan. Asad owed much of his early recognition to his late father's famous numbers. Quite often his concert would round off with "Insha'a Jee utho, abb cooch karo" (Get up O Insha! It's time to leave the world) — a song that finds another ironic reference in Asad's death. Ibn-e-Insha who wrote it, Amanat Ali and Asad Amanat who sang it — all died relatively young. Other than music and the family name, Asad inherited from his father a passion to act in films. But the affair was cut short after an unsuccessful attempt. Asad Amanat Ali was also famed for his "soz-o-salam" recitations in Urdu describing the events of Karbala during Ashura in Muharram, and appeared on many radio and television specials about Karbala over the years before his death. Awards Like his father, Asad was given the president's award for Pride of Performance. The government of Pakistan acknowledged Asad Amanat Ali Khan's immense contribution to Pakistani music by awarding him the Pride of Performance on March 23, 2007 (2 weeks before his death). Death He had visited London in January and was receiving treatment for a condition known as Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He returned to Pakistan however during his treatment to receive the President's award of Pride of Performance. After receiving the award he had left Pakistan on April 3, 2007 for medical consultation, and while in England, on April 8, 2007 died in Cassiobury Park in London whilst enjoying an outing with the family. He had fallen to the ground and many attempts were made to revive him however, he had died instantaneously. His medical tests were scheduled for the following week but he never got a chance to continue his treatment. His body was brought back to his home country Pakistan for the burial. He was buried in Mominpura Graveyard Lahore. His Work Some of his superhit songs are listed below. * Awaz Who Jado sa (Saheli) * Insha Ji Utho (Originally Sung by his father) * Ghar Wapis Jub ao gai tum * Umraan langiyaan pabbaan paahr * Pyaar Nahii Hai Sur Se Jisko * Abhi Kalion Mein * Diyaar Yaar Geya * Doob Gai Sub * Ghum Tera Hum Ne * Jo Bhi Dil Ki * Kal Chowdhwein Ki Raat * Zara zara dil meiN dard huaa * Apne haathoN kii lakiiroN meiN * Piya dekhan ko tarseiN morey
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Mehdi Hassan sings pure classical ghazal ( Live ) Poet: Farhat Shehzad ***************************** About Singer, Mehdi Hassan, affectionately called Khan Sahib and titled as "Shahenshah-e-Ghazal" (King of Ghazals) is a legendary Pakistani-Indian Ghazal singer and a former playback singer for Lollywood. He was born in the village of Luna in Rajasthan, British India in 1927 into a family of rich traditional musicians. He claims to be the 16th generation of hereditary musicians hailing from the Kalawant. Kala means "Art" and Kalawant means "artist" (in any Indian language). He received his musical training under his father, Ustad Azeem Khan and his uncle Ustad Ismail Khan who were classical musicians, well-versed in dhrupad singing. They instructed him in classical music and voice production within the framework of classical forms of thumri, dhrupad, khayal and dadra, from the young age of eight. Hassan started to perform at a young age and the first concert of dhrupad and kheyal with his elder brother is reported to have been held in Fazilka Bungla near Ferozepur[1]. After the Partition of India, 20-year-old Hassan and his family migrated to Pakistan and suffered severe financial hardships. To make ends meet, Hassan began working in a bicycle shop and later became a car and diesel tractor mechanic. Despite the hardships, his passion for music didn't wither and he kept up the daily routine of practice. Career The struggle ended when Mehdi Hassan was given the opportunity to sing on Radio Pakistan in 1952, primarily as a thumri singer, which earned him recognition within the musical fraternity. At the time, Ustad Barkat Ali Khan, Begum Akhtar and Mukhtar Begum were considered the stalwarts of ghazal gayaki. He also had a passion for Urdu poetry and began to experiment by singing ghazals on a part-time basis. He cites radio officers, Z.A. Bukhari and Rafiq Anwar as additional influences in his progression as a ghazal singer. They gave him ample opportunities to display his mastery over the ghazal on radio. He sang ghazals of all the renowned Urdu poets and his innovative style was soon appreciated by both masses and discerning audiences. Hassans voice and unique performance skills in ghazal singing were unmatched in the world of South Asian music. The 60s and 70s can be named Mehdi Hassans decades, as there was hardly any hero in the Pakistani musical scene on whom Mehdi Hassans songs were not filmed. King of Ghazals Mehdi Hassan is universally acclaimed as the finest ghazal singer of his time. His unsurpassed vocal range and his mastery over even the most difficult of raags makes him the undisputed emperor of ghazals. His popularity amongst the masses, appreciation by the masses, and continued success over five decades makes him on par with Noor Jehan in the league of the greatest Pakistani singers of all time. The ultimate tribute to his greatness was from the eternal nightingale, Lata Mangeshkar, who compared his songs to " voice of god " . he is only the singer whose low note are matchless among all singers of subcontinent. Parvez Mehdi and Talat Aziz are among his famous disciples who took his knowledge and rendition further to audiences. Later career Following a severe illness in the late 80s, Mehdi Hassan stepped down from playback singing. Later due to severity of his illness he completely departed from music. He now lives a secluded life in Karachi which he has made his permanent residence. Nevertheless he often visits Lahore where he spends most of his time with his children and other family members. While he was singing in the Court of Nepal's King Shah Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, he forgot the lines of his song "Zindagi mein to sabhii pyar kya kerte hain". Shah, then stood from his seat and start singing the next line. This was really a great tribute to him. Awards He has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions: the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz granted to him by Gen Ayub Khan; the Pride of Performance bestowed on him by Gen Ziaul Haq; and the Hilal-i-Imtiaz conferred by Gen Pervez Musharraf. Besides the Nigar Film and Graduate Awards from Pakistan, he was presented the Saigal Award in Jalandhar, India, in 1979, whereas the Gorkha Dakshan Bahu Award was given to him in Nepal in 1983. Recently, he traveled to Dubai to receive yet another award.
27 Feb 2010
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Alam Lohar - Mirza Jatt ( Conversation between Mirza and Sahbia ) Punjabi Folk Music Live Ptv Allam Lohar was born in the small village of Aach Goach outside Gujrat, Punjab, into a family of blacksmiths. He was gifted with a melodious voice and began singing as a child. Strongly attracted to music, he took little interest in his studies and dropped out of school to pursue a singing career, much to the dismay of his father, until Malik Shah, his spiritual guide, intervened on his behalf. Once he achieved the freedom to sing, Alam Lohar developed a new style of singing the Punjabi warm, an epic or folk tale. He is famous for his rendition of Waris Shahs Heer, which he has memorized in 36 styles and forms. He recorded his first album at the age of 13 and has outsold all other singers in Pakistan, with 5,000 albums to his credit. Allam Lohar organized a full-fledged theatre with a complete orchestra. His troupe toured all of Punjab for religious and seasonal festivals. He also travelled several times to the United Kingdom at his own expense to perform for Pakistanis living overseas, who were delighted by his colourful clothes and thrilling voice, traditional chimta in hand. ********************************** Mirza Sahiba is one of the four popular tragic romances of the Punjab . The other three are Heer Ranjha, Sassi Punnun and Sohni Mahiwal. Mirza Sahiba is one of the the classical Punjabi and Sindhi love stories just like Sassi Punnun, Heer Ranjha and Sohni Mahiwal. Story MirzaSahiban is a treasure of Punjabi literature. It is a romantic tragedy. Sahiban was a love-lorn soul. Shayer Pillo raves about her beauty and says," As Sahiban stepped out with a lungi tied around her waist, the nine angels died on seeing her beauty. Mirza and Sahiban were cousins not childhood playmates,mirza was sahiba's mother's brother's son as mentioned in many books and folk tales in punjab, fell in love with each other. But when this beauty is about to be wedded forcibly to Tahar Khan by her parents, without any hesitation she sends a taunting message to Mirza, whom she loves, to his village Danabad, through a Brahmin called Kammu. "You must come and decorate Sahibans hand with the marriage henna." Mirza Khan was the son of Wanjhal Khan, the leader of the Kharal tribe in Danabad, a town in the Jaranwala area of Faisalabad, Pakistan. Sahiba was the daughter of Mahni, the chief of Khewa, a town in Sial Territory in the Jhang district Punjab,Pakistan. Mirza was sent to his relatives' house in Khewa to study, where he met Sahiba and they fell in love. Her family opposed the relationship, and instead arranged a marriage with a member of the Chadhar family. This is the time you have to protect your self respect and love, keep your promises, and sacrifice your life for truth. Mirza arrived on his horse, Bakki the night before the wedding and secretly carried her away, planning to elope. Sahiba's brothers got to know about this and decided to follow them. On the way, as Mirza lies under the shade of a tree to rest for a few moments, Sahiba's brothers caught up with them. Sahiba was a virtuous and a beautiful soul who did not desire any bloodshed to mar the one she loved. She did not want her hands drenched in blood instead of henna. She thinks Mirza cannot miss his target, and if he strikes, her brothers would surely die. Before waking up Mirza, Sahiban breaks his arrows so he can't use them. She presumes on seeing her, her brothers would feel sorry and forgive Mirza and take him in their arms. But the brothers attack Mirza and kill him. Sahiban takes a sword and slaughters herself and thus bids farewell to this world. Some other facts include that Mirza's horse which was named bakki was from shri guru gobind singh's (10th sikh guru)horse's blood line. also,out of all the legendary stories, mirza sahiba's story is the only story where the guy's name comes first and then the girl's. all others start with girl's name for example: Heer Ranjha,Sassi Punnun,Sohni Mahiwal,Shireen Farihad,Laila Majnu. Innumerable folk songs of Punjab narrate the love tale of Sassi and Punnu. The women sing these songs with great emotion and feeling, as though they are paying homage to Sassi with lighted on her tomb. It is not the tragedy of the lovers. It is the conviction of the heart of the lovers. It is firmly believed that the soil of the Punjab has been blessed. God has blessed these lovers. Though their love ended in death, death was a blessing in disguise, for this blessing is immortalized.
4 Jun 2010
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Ever more relevant Song about todays Pakistan. Sathiyo, Mujahido, jaag utha hai - Masood Rana & Shaukat Ali ---------------------------------------- Masood Rana was a film singer from Pakistan. He began his singing career in 1962 with the film Inqalab and became the top male singer in both Urdu and Punjabi films for more than three decades. He sang in the highest number of films and was a busy film singer until his death on October 4, 1995. Masood Rana was born in Mir Pur Khas, Sindh to a landowner family which had migrated from the East Punjab city Jalandhar. His started his singing career on Radio Pakistan Hydrabad in 1955 and established a singer group in Karachi in the early 60's with two other famous names in showbiz - Nadeem and Akhlaq Ahmad. Masood Rana was got his first breakthrough when the renowned actor Saqi introduced him to producer and director Iqbal Shehzad and musician Deebo. His first film song was in the film Inqalab and the song was Mashriq ki tareek faza mein nya svera phoota hay... composed by music director N. K. Rahoor but he got fame from his second film Banjaran in 1962. He was proudly introduced as "Pakistani Rafi" and always lived up to his reputation. He was a specialist in singing difficult songs in very high pitch and was the first choice for title and theme songs. In 1964, the Punjabi song Tange wala khair mangda... in the film Daachi was a street song. he then became the most dominating male singer in both Urdu and Punjabi films when his six songs in film Hamarahi (1966) were mega hits. Masood Rana is still the only male singer in Pakistani films who sang more than 300 songs in each of two languages - Urdu and Punjabi. He sang in more than 550 films and he worked continuously from his first film in 1962 till his death in 1995. Masood Rana's Top 10 Punjabi film songs: 1) Tange wala khair mangda, Tana Lahore da howe te pawen Jhang da (Film Daachi 1964) 2) Sajna ne Buhey agge chik tann leyi (Film Bharia Mela 1966) 3) Yaaran naal baharan Sajna (Film Yaaran naal baharan (1967) 4) Soch ke Yaar banawin Bandia (Film Jigri Yaar 1967) 5) Dil dian lagian janey na, mera pyar pehchaney na (Film Bau jee (1968) 6) Tere hath ki bedardey aaya phullan jeya dil tor ke (Film Sheran di jori 1969) 7) Ya apna kise nu kar lay, ya aap kise da ho Belia (Film Dil dian lagian 1970) 8) Tere madh bharey Nain mil pain te Chandra Sharab chhad de (Film Jeera Blade 1973) 9) Sajno, A Nagri Daata di, aithey aanda kul zamana (Film Nagri Daata di 1974) 10) Yaar mangia si Rabba teituhu ro ke, kehri main khudai mang leyi (Film Ishq nachawy gali gali 1984) Masood Rana's Top 10 Urdu film songs: 1) Tumhi ho Mehboob mere, main kyun na tumhen pyar karun (Film Aina 1966) 2) Karm ki ik nazar ham par Khudara, Ya Rasoo Lallalh (saw) (Film Hamrahi 1966) 3) Koi saath de keh na saath de, yeh safar akailey hi kaat le (Film Badnaam 1966) 4) Teri yaad aa geyi, gham khushi mein dhal geye (Film Chand aur Chandni 1968) 5) Jhoom a dil woh mera jan-e-bahar aye ga (Film Dil mera dharkan teri 1968) 6) Mera khyayal ho tum, meri aarzoo tum ho (Film Nazneen 1969) 7) Mera Mehboob aagey, mann mera lehra geya (Film Neend hamari khawab tumharey (1971) 8) Tere bina yun gharian beetin, jaisey sadian beet geyin (Film Aanshoo 1971) 9) Mere dil ke hay awaz keh bichra yaar mile ga (Film Baharo Phool barsao 1972) 10) Aag laga kar chhupney wale, sun mera afsana (Film Dillagi 1974) *************************************** Shaukat Ali Khan started singing during his college days (1960s) but got recognised as a folk singer in 1970. Since then, he has continuously been singing ghazals and Punjabi folk songs. "Keon door door rehende oh mere kolon, mainu dass deo hoea ki kassor mere kolon" was his first Punjabi song that had recognised him as a folk singer in the Pakistani society. Hailing from a family of artistes, his elder brother Inayat Ali Khan, also a great singer, was his ustaad. Keeping the family tradition alive, his son Imran Shaukat Ali has also gained name and fame in the recent past. Apart from ghazals, the famous Punjabi folk song of Shaukat Ali is: "challa and kadi te hass kebol ve naan saadi jind rol ve". Among ghazals, "jab bahaar aae to sehra ki tarf chal nikla", is on the lips of every Pakistani and Indians. Recalling his first meeting with Mohammad Rafi in 1979 in London he said, "I was surprised to hear my cassette in the car stereo of Rafi sahib. It was a great honor for me. Later, he supported me a lot. Shaukat Ali Khan, who is better known as the 'Voice of Punjab', has also been honored with the highest Pakistani civilian Presidential award. He first gave live performance during 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi. Since then, he has performed a number of times in India and many other countries. A great fan of Gurdass Mann, Harbhajan Mann, Surinder Shinda, Hans Raj Hans and many other Indian Punjabi singers
25 Apr 2009
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Lathe Di Chader - Mussarat Nazir - Live Ptv ******************************* About Singer: Musarrat Nazeer is a legendary singer and actress who sang and act in many Urdu and Punjabi films. She also sang solitary, mostly wedding, songs. She was born to a middle class family in 1937. Her parents were of Kashmiri origin from Lahore. Her father, Khwaja Nazeer Ahmed, worked for the municipal corporation as a registered contractor at the time of her birth. Education Despite their meager resources, Musarrats parents wanted her to be a doctor. They provided her the best possible education they could afford. Musarrat passed the matriculation examination with distinction. Two years later, she passed the intermediate examination from Kennard College, Punjab, Pakistan. Film Career She had keen interest in music and began singing for radio Pakistan. However, insufficient money from the radio took her to the film director, Anwar Kamal Pasha. She explained to Pasha about her strong desire to sing for the movies. Instead, Pasha suggested her to become an actress. Musarrat needed her parents approval. Pasha himself met Musarrats father and convinced him to allow his daughter to work in movie industry as a singer and actress. Pasha changed Musarrats name to Chandni and signed her for a side role in his movie. Hence, Chandni made her debut with Nayyar Sultana in Pashas film Qatil in 1955. Her role was secondary but forceful. Sheikh Lateef of capital films Lahore planned to make a Punjabi film. Lateefs friend, poet and script writer, Baba Aalam sia poash, advised him to cast Chandni(Musarrat) in the film. Sheikh Lateef agreed. This was the debut of Musarrat in Punjabi films, with a nick name Chandni. And then Chandni appeared in the hit Punjabi film, Patan, with her real name, Musarrat Nazeer. She played the lead role opposite Santosh Kumar also. The producer was Sheikh Lateef and the film was directed by Luqman. The film Patan opened the doors for Musarrat in the Punjabi film industry, which led her to the all time hit film Paatay Khan. She was the supporting actress. The film was Produced by Shami and Musarrat Nazeer acted along with Noor Jehan and Aslam Pervez. Comanding Respect In her entire movie career, she has always been respected and she herself believes in giving respect to others. She says Give respect, get respect. Films Musarrat also gave performances in Pakistan cinemas greatest melodramas like the films Maahi munda and Yakkay wali. It is said, the films Yaar beli, Kartaar Singh and Zeher-e-Ishq were so interesting and emotional that they left audience with tears in their eyes. Following is the list of Musarrat's films: Naukri, Aankh ka nasha, Baap ka gunah, Qismat, Naya zamana, Jatti, Watan, Raza, Sola Aanay, Street number 77, Gudda guddi, Lakan matti, Seestaan, Sahara, Rukhsana, Thandi sarak, Palkan, Sehti, Sunehray sapnay, Mirza sahebaan, Jaaedaad, Jhoomar, Gulbadan, Ishq per zoar nahi, Chotay sarkaar, Mungoal, Muft bur, Gulfaam, Bahadur, Baaghi, Jaan-e-bahar. The song "Us bay wafa ka sheher hai" in the mega- hit film "Shaheed", is considered to be the most popular song till today. Popular Songs One of Musarrat's greatest achievements are the songs listed below: "Mera long gawaacha" "Chalay to cut he jaaye ga safar Aahista, Aahista", "Apnay haatoan ki lakiroan mein". Best Actress Awards Nigar Award for best actress in 1958, for the film Zeher-e-Ishq. Nigar Award for best actress in 1959, for the film Jhoomar. Nigar Award for best actress in 1961, for the film Shaheed. Personal Life Musarrat married cardiologist, Dr. Arshad Majeed and both of them settled in Canada in the mid 1970s. Dr. Arshads father, Sheikh Majeed, is an entrepreneur and owns Lala Zaar cinema, Sialkot. Musarrat, who is 71 years of age, and in an excellent health, lives with her husband and daughter in Toronto Canada. Moreover, she in her real life is known to be very friendly and humorous, cracking jokes frequently. Musarrat sang for quite some time. She retired from the cinema years ago. However, she continued singing for the Pakistan television(Ptv) up until recently.
9 Jan 2009
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Aye Payre Logo Sajdey Mein - Naheed Akhtar & Shaukat Ali - live Ptv ----------------------------------------- About Nahid Akhtar, Naheed Akhtar (Nahid Akhtar) was born in Gujrat Punjab Pakistan was the most famous singer in Pakistan after Noor Jehan between 1974 and 2000. Naheed Akhtar was discovered by veteran musician M. Ashraf as a teenage sensation in the mid-1970s. She became a threat to Noor Jehan and for a while she dominated Urdu film music. Naheed Akhtar was a successful replacement for Runa Laila, who left Pakistan the same year. Her debut film was "Nanha Farishta" in 1974 and that year she climbed to the top with super hit songs in the film "Shama". Journalist Asif Ali Pota married her in the mid-1980s, when she left the film scene. Naheed Akhtar had talent for singing from her chilhood. Nahid Akhtar remained an unavoidable part of the titles of almost all Pakistani films between the mid-70's to the late 80's. In so many ways, she was the female counterpart of Ahmed Rushdie, even though coming a generation later. Nahid suddenly found her place as one of the most versatile singers around mid-70's when it turned out that she has got an unusually expressive voice that can be suited to so many diverse situations - creating the gloomiest melancholy with her television ghazal Tum say ulfat kay taqazay or Sawan kay din aye (Naag Aur Nagin), boosting the spirits up with such peppy songs as Dil tore kay mut jayyio (Waqt) or Piyar Kabhie karna na kum (Aashie), establishing a touch with spirituality with the devotional Allah hi Allah kya karo (Pehchan) and even getting herself established as the raunchiest and lewdest female voice of the time if need be: Yeh aaj mujkpo kiya hua (Naukar), Dil sanbhala na jaye (Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat), etc. Indeed there was no way escaping her in those good old days of the late 70's. Nahid's voice became for Babra Sharif what Ahmed Rushdie's voice had been for Waheed Murad. Indeed, they retained a kind of symbiotic existence on the screen throughout the following decade. With the decline of the film industry early 80's onwards Nahid had more time for television and did such memorable programmes as Sur Bahar, which gave her opportunity to display her talent in a more classical style (that particular programme was based on the music of Ameer Khusro). She has now retired from singing and lives her life completely off the screen. What a pity. Nahid Akhtar was perhaps the last audio legend of our film industry - the heydays were already over when she left and people had stopped remembering the names of the best film singers. ----------------------------------- About Shaukat Ali Shaukat Ali Khan started singing during his college days (1960s) but got recognised as a folk singer in 1970. Since then, he has continuously been singing ghazals and Punjabi folk songs. "Keon door door rehende oh mere kolon, mainu dass deo hoea ki kassor mere kolon" was his first Punjabi song that had recognised him as a folk singer in the Pakistani society. Hailing from a family of artistes, his elder brother Inayat Ali Khan, also a great singer, was his ustaad. Keeping the family tradition alive, his son Imran Shaukat Ali has also gained name and fame in the recent past. Apart from ghazals, the famous Punjabi folk song of Shaukat Ali is: "challa and kadi te hass kebol ve naan saadi jind rol ve". Among ghazals, "jab bahaar aae to sehra ki tarf chal nikla", is on the lips of every Pakistani and Indians. Recalling his first meeting with Mohammad Rafi in 1979 in London he said, "I was surprised to hear my cassette in the car stereo of Rafi sahib. It was a great honor for me. Later, he supported me a lot. Shaukat Ali Khan, who is better known as the 'Voice of Punjab', has also been honored with the highest Pakistani civilian Presidential award. He first gave live performance during 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi. Since then, he has performed a number of times in India and many other countries. A great fan of Gurdass Mann, Harbhajan Mann, Surinder Shinda, Hans Raj Hans and many other Indian Punjabi singers
26 Dec 2009
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Pakistani old classic Pashto song i think it is sung by Gulnar Begum I'm grateful to a friend who remind me of this sweet song remind me of "larSha Islamabad ta qames tore ma la rawra" :)
23 Nov 2010
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