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#MusicLog 6 : My Favorite Urdu Songs (Great Artists from Pakistan) #RIP #MehdiHassan

#MusicLog 6 : My Favorite Urdu Songs (Great artists from Pakistan)

#RIPMehdiHassan

Mehdi Hassan Khan (مہدی حسن خان ‎; July 18, 1927 – June 13, 2012)

I have been trying to put up a musicLog covering the Pakistani artists that I love, and today I am dedicating the same to the memory of one of the greatest  ghazal singer from the Indian Sub-continent Mehdi Hasan, who passed away on 13th June’12.

Some call him the voice of God, some call him King of Ghazal, some called him man with the golden voice, man with the silken voice. Many great singers of consider him as their spiritual musical guru, even though they may never have met him, or heard him in a live show… for generations of Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka  and music lovers and fans of Ghazals across the world Mehdi Hassan is the silken voice which gives sukoon to the heart and soul of the listner, a voice which will never die…

Born in India in 1927, Mehdi Hasan died on 13th June 2012 around noon on 13 June, 2012 at Agha Khan Hospital Karachi after suffering a 12-year long tenure of lung, chest and urinary tract diseases.

He had been suffering from a serious lung condition for the few years before his death in 2012. There were rumors of his death on January 13, 2012. However, his son Asif Mehdi confirmed that the death rumors were incorrect, and that he was responding to treatments and recovering.

During his illustrious musical career spread across 7 decades, Mehdi Hassan received numerous awards and recognitions, he was awarded almost all top civilian awards by the Pakistani government for his contribution to music. Its a very big deal in a country where a lot of people actually look down upon music as a frivolous activity.  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 Dakshina Bahu Award was given to him in Nepal in 1983.

It would be a shame to call him just a Pakistani great ghazal singer, not taking away anything from Pakistan, he was a proud Pakistani but as a singer he was one of his kind in the whole world… listen to him and decide for yourself.

So as I said the Blogpost is dedicated to Music Maestro Mehdi Hassan but it covers all  the Pakistani artists that I loved, they are as much a part of our life here in India as they are for their Pakistani fans…. This list consist of some old, some very old, some new, some very new songs… covering 4-5 decades, a mix of genre, some of these songs also belong to Pakistani movies, Bollywood/Hindi Movies also.

Name Artist Time
Jub Se Tune Mujhe Abida Parveen 5
Dasht-e-Tanhai Mein Abida Parveen 5
Hum To Hai Pardes Mein Abida Parveen 6
Jhalla Pakhi Te Abida Parveen 6
Honton Pe Kabhi Amanat Ali Khan 4
Insha Ji Utho Ab Kuch Amanat Ali Khan 6
Ghar Wapas Kab Aaoge Asad Amanat Ali 9
Dharwaza Khula Rakho Asif Ali 5
Doorie Atif Aslam 6
Kuch Is Tara Atif Aslam 5
Ab Do Alam Se Begum Aziz 4
Woh Ishq Jo Humse Farida Khanum 5
Maine Pairon Mein Farida Khanum 4
Mora Saiyan Fuzon 7
Khamaj Fuzon 7
Chupke Chupke Raat Din Ghulam Ali 5
Dil Mein Ek Lahar Si Ghulam Ali 6
Hangama Hai Kyon Ghulam Ali 8
Hum Ko Kis Ke Gham Ne Ghulam Ali 7
AAJ DIL SE DUA Ghulam Ali 6
Aap Hain Kyoon Khafa Ghulam Ali 6
ALLAH ALLAH LUTF Ghulam Ali 7
baharon ka chaman yaad aagaya hai Ghulam Ali 5
chamakte chand ko tuta hua tara bana Ghulam Ali 9
Chhup Chhup Ke Piyo Ghulam Ali 5
A DARD E HIJRE YAAR Ghulam Ali 7
dayare dil ki raat main charag sa ja Ghulam Ali 8
dil ki baat labon tak lekar Ghulam Ali 14
dil main ek lehar si Ghulam Ali 6
ek paglee mera naam jo le Ghulam Ali 6
EK PAGLI MERA Ghulam Ali 6
gaye dino ka suraag lekar kidhar se Ghulam Ali 7
hum tere shehar main aaye hain Ghulam Ali 7
humko kis ke gham ne mara Ghulam Ali 7
ISHQ EK ZIKAR Ghulam Ali 8
ISHQ WOHI GULFHAM Ghulam Ali 7
Iskaadar Uska Aitbaar Ghulam Ali 6
itna toota hoon ke choone se Ghulam Ali 9
itni muddat baad mile ho Ghulam Ali 7
jinke honton pe hasee Ghulam Ali 7
Jiski Jhankar Mein Ghulam Ali 7
JO PADHTE RAHE HUM Ghulam Ali 7
kabhi aah lab pe machal gayee Ghulam Ali 7
kacchi deewar hoon thokar na lagana Ghulam Ali 7
kaisi chali hai abke hawa Ghulam Ali 6
KAL CHODVEEN KI RAAT Ghulam Ali 6
KARTE HAY MOHABBAT Ghulam Ali 9
kiya hai pyar jise Ghulam Ali 6
Le Chala Jaan Ghulam Ali 7
Mere Lafzon Ke Ghulam Ali 5
Mujhe Di Khabar Ghulam Ali 7
naina tose lage Ghulam Ali 7
NAZAR SE NAZAR Ghulam Ali 9
patta patta boota boota haal hamara Ghulam Ali 6
phir sawan rut ki pawan chali tum ya Ghulam Ali 7
PHIR USSE MILE Ghulam Ali 6
raaz ki baaten likhi aur khat khula Ghulam Ali 6
roya karenge aap bhi Ghulam Ali 7
To Kya Yeh Tay Hai Ghulam Ali 6
tu kahin bhi rahe sar pe tere ilzaam Ghulam Ali 6
TUJHE KYA KHAABAR Ghulam Ali 7
tumhare khat main Ghulam Ali 6
woh apne chehre pe sau aaftaab Ghulam Ali 6
woh kabhi mil jayen to Ghulam Ali 7
WOH KAISI PAGAL LADKI THI Ghulam Ali 7
Chaht Mein Kya Gulbahar Bano 6
Ghungroo Toot Gay Gulshan Ara Syed 5
Humne Tumko Pyar Kiya Gulshan Ara Syed 6
Guzar Gaya Jo Zamana Hamid Ali Khan 11
Ae Jazba-e-Dil Iqbal Bano 5
Payal Mein Geet Iqbal Bano 4
Woh Baaten Teri Woh Malka-e-Pukhraj 3
Abhi To Main Jawan Hoon Malka-e-Pukhraj 7
Hum Tum Honge Masood Malik 6
Zindagi Mein To Sabhi Mehdi Hassan 11
Mohabbat Karne Wale Mehdi Hassan 14
Yeh Dhuwan Sa Mehdi Hassan 4
Ghuncha Shok Laga Mehdi Hassan 5
Chaap Talak Sab Teen Mehnaz 3
Yaar Daadi Ag Ishq Mohd Jumman 7
Jaan-e-Arzoo Munavar Sultana 5
Teri Surat Nigahon Munni Begum 7
Ek Baar Muskurado Munni Begum 7
Aawargi Mein Had Se Munni Begum 8
Bhoolne Waqle Se Munni Begum 7
Meri Barhan Payal Munni Begum 6
Ae Mere Humnasheen Munni Begum 9
Raat Dhammi Dhammi Musrat Nazeer 5
Chale To Kat Hi Jaye Ga Mussarrat Nazeer 6
Tum Se Ulfat Ke Naheed Akhtar 5
Aati Hai Pawan Jati Hai Naheed Akhtar 5
Ek Baar Phir Kaho Naheed Niazai 6
Dil Dharkane Ka Sabbab Nayyara Noor 6
Jale To Jalao Nayyara Noor 5
Kabhi Hum Bhi Khoobsurat Nayyara Noor 6
Bolo Bolo Kano Mein Nayyara Noor 4
Dil Ke Afsaane Noor Jehan 5
Mein Tere Sang Kaise Noor Jehan 4
Latt Uljhi Suljha Ja Re Noor Jehan 5
Mujhe Se Pehli Si Noor Jehan 4
Aashiyane Ki Baat Noor Jehan 5
Tu Mila Tu Mili Aisi Noor Jehan 4
Jo Na Mil Sake Wohi Noor Jehan 5
Gham Hai Ya Khushi Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 8
Saja Hai Mehkhana Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 8
Aadmi Aadmi Se Milta Hai Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 7
Mustt  Mustt Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 4
Na Jawe Dholna Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 8
Na Sawaal Ban Kar Mila Karo Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 8
Menda Isqh Vi Tu Phatane Khan 17
Main Khayal Hoon Raees Khan 8
Ajj Din Chadheya Rahat Fateh Ail Khan 5
baharan Rahat Fateh Ail Khan 4
Bol Na Halke Halke Rahat Fateh Ail Khan 5
Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Rahat Fateh Ail Khan 5
Kaisa Yeh Junoon Rahat Fateh Ail Khan 4
Mae tainu smjhawa ki Rahat Fateh Ail Khan 5
main jaha rahooo Rahat Fateh Ail Khan 6
Mann Ki Lagan Rahat Fateh Ail Khan 5
O Re Piya Rahat Fateh Ail Khan 6
sainyaann Rahat Fateh Ail Khan 6
Sajda Rahat Fateh Ail Khan 6
Shaman Paiyan Rahat Fateh Ail Khan 6
Surili Akhiyon Wale Rahat Fateh Ail Khan 6
Tere Bina Rahat Fateh Ail Khan 6
Aksar Shab-e-Tanhai Reshma 4
Khairheyan De Naal Shafqat Amanat Ali 5
Yeh Honsla Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan 5
Deepak Rang Hai Shahida Parveen 4
Jab Bahar Aai Tu Shaukat Ali 6
Baad Ban Khulne Se Tahira Seed 6
Anokha Ladla Teena Sani 3
Zindgi Ki Rahon Zafar Ali 8

The complete work of Music Maestro Mehdi Hassan

Albums

  • Kehna Usey
  • Nazarana
  • Live at Royal Albert Hall
  • Andaz-e-Mastana
  • Classical Ghazals vol. 1, 2, 3
  • Dil Jo Rota Hai
  • Ghalib Ghazals
  • Ghazals For Ever Vol 1
  • Golden Collection Of Mehdi Hasan Vol 1, 2
  • Golden Greats
  • In Concert
  • Khuli Jo Aankh
  • Life Story
  • Live at Khambays
  • Live Concert in India
  • Mehdi Hassan
  • Mehdi Hassan Ghazals Vol 1
  • Sada E Ishq
  • Sarhadein
  • Sur Ki Koi Seema Nahin
  • The Finest Ghazals
  • The Legend
  • Yaadgar Ghazalen Vol 1
  • Tarz(with Shobha Gurtu)
  • Naqsh-e-Faryadi
Mehdi Hassan’s Ghazals
  • Aage Barhe Na Qissa -E -Ishq -E- Butaan Se Hum
  • Aaj Tak Yaad Hai Woh Pyar Ka Manzar
  • Aankhon Se Mili Aankhen
  • Aap Ki Aankhon Ne
  • Aaye kuchh abr kuchh sharaab aaye (Poet: Faiz Ahmed Faiz)
  • Ab Ke Hum Bichde To Shaayad Kabhi Khwaabon Mein Mile
  • Ae Raushnion Ke Shahr
  • Apnon Ne Gham Diye To Yaad Aa Gaya
  • Bhuuli bisri chand umeedein
  • Chalte ho to chaman ko chaliye
  • Charaag-e-toor Jalao Bada Andhera Hai
  • Dekh to dil keh jaan se uthta hai
  • Dil-E-Nadan Tujhe Hua Kya Hai
  • Dil Ki Baat Labon Par Laakar.
  • Dil Men Toofan Chupae Betha Hon
  • Duniya Kisi Ke Pyaar Mein Jaanat Se Kam Nahin
  • Dayam Pada Hua Tere Dar Pe Nahi Hoon Main
  • Ek Bar Chale Aao
  • Ek Bus Tu Hi Nahin Mujhse Khafa ho Baitha
  • Ek Sitam Aur Meri Jaan, Abhi Jaan Baqi Hai
  • Fikr hii thaharii to dil ko fikr-e-Khubaan kyon Na Ho
  • Ga Mere Dewane Dil
  • Garmii-E-Hasarat-E-Naakaam Se Jal Jaate Hai
  • Gulon Main Rang Bhare, Baad-e-Naubahaar Chale
  • Gulshan gulshan shola e gul ki
  • Guncha-e-Shauq Laga hei Khilne
  • Hamari Sanson Men Aaj Tak
  • Har Dard Ko
  • Hum mei koi ghum nahi tha ghum-e-aashiqi sai pahlay
  • Ik Husn Ki Dewi Se Mujhe Pyaar Hua Thaa
  • Ik khalish ko haasil-e-umr-e-ravaan rehne diya
  • Jab Bhi Aati Hei Teri Yaad Kabhi Shaam ke Baad
  • Jab Bhi Chahen Ek Nai Sorat
  • Jab Bhi Pee Kar
  • Jab Koi Piar Se Bulaae Ga
  • Jab Us zulf Ki Baat Chali
  • Jahan Jake Chain
  • Kahan Gai Woh Wafa
  • Khuli Jo Aankh Woh Tha
  • Kiya Hei Pyaar Jisse Humne Zindagi ki Tarah
  • Kya Bhala Mujhko Parakhne Ka Nateeja Nikla
  • Kyoon Humse Khafa Ho Gaye Ae Jaan-E-Tamanna
  • Main Hosh Mein Tha
  • Main khayal houn kisi aur ka
  • Main nazar se pee rha hoon
  • Mohabat Karne Wale
  • Mohabat Zindagi Hai Aur Tum Meri Mohabat Ho
  • Mujhe Tum Nazar Se Gira To Rahe Ho
  • Naavak andaz jidhar diida-e-jaana honge
  • Patta Patta Boota Boota
  • Phuul hi phuul khil utthe
  • Pyaar Bhare Do Sharmile Nain
  • Rafta Rafta Wo Meri Hasti Ka Saamaan Ho Gaye
  • Ranjish Hi Sahi Dil Hi Dukhaane Ke Liye Aa
  • Rim Jhim Ki Barsaat Hai Aur Jaage Huye Jazbaat Hain
  • Roshan Jamal-e-yaar Se Hain
  • Saamne Aa Ke Tujhko Pukara Nahin
  • Sahar Ho Rahi Hai
  • Shikwa Na Kar Gila Na Kar Ye Duniya Hai Pyaare
  • Shola Tha Jal Bujha Hoon
  • Tanha Thi Aur Hamesha Se Tanha Hai Zindagi
  • Tark-e-Ulfat Ka Sila
  • Tere Bheege Badan Ki Khooshboo Se
  • Tere Mere Piar Ka Aisa Nata Hai
  • Toote Hue Khwabon Ke Liye
  • Thah ar Thorri Der To
  • Tu Meri Zindagi Hei
  • Usne Jab Meri Taraf
  • Uzr Aane Mein Bhi Hei Aur Bulaate bhi nahin
  • Wo Dil Nawaaj Hei Lekin Nazar Shinaas Nahin
  • Yaaro Kisii Qaatil Se Kabhii Pyaar Na Maa.Ngo
  • Yun na mil mujhse khafa ho jaise
  • Ye Dhooan Kahan Se Uthta Hei
  • Ye Kaghzi Phool Jaise Chahre
  • Ye Mojazaa Bhii Muhabbat Kabhii Dikhaaye Mujhe
  • Ye Tera Naazuk Badan Hai Ya Koi Mehka Gulaab
  • Yoon Zindagi Ki Raah Mein Takra Gaya Koi
  • Zindagi Mein To Sabhi Pyaar Kiya Karte Hain
  • Zulf Ko Teri Ghataon Ka Payam Aaya Hai

Mehdi Hassan was born on 18 July 1927 in a village called Luna in RajasthanIndia into a family of traditional musicians.

He claims to be the 16th generation of hereditary musicians hailing from the Kalawant clan of musicians. Mehdi Hassan had his musical grooming from his father Ustad Azeem Khan and uncle Ustad Ismail Khan who were both traditional Dhrupad singers.

He 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 present DC House (1935) of Undivided Punjab.

After the Partition of India, 20-year-old Hassan and his family migrated to Pakistan and suffered severe financial hardships. He  initially started working in Chichawatni, in a bicycle shop. He later became a car and diesel tractor mechanic. Despite the financial hardships, his passion for music did not wither and he kept up the routine of practice on a daily basis.

In 1957, Mehdi Hassan was given the opportunity to sing on Radio Pakistan, primarily as a thumri singer, which earned him recognition within the musical fraternity. He had a passion for Urdu poetry, and therefore, he 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. Gradually, he became one of the most popular ghazal singers in Pakistan and the neighbouring India.

Following a severe illness in the late 1980s, Mehdi Hassan stepped down from playback singing. Later due to severity of his illness he completely departed from music.

In October 2010, HMV released “Sarhadein” in which probably the first and last duet song Tera Milana featuring Mehdi Hassan and Lata Mangeshkar was released. This song was composed by Mr. Hassan himself written by Farhat Shahzad. Mr. Hassan recorded it in Pakistan in 2009, and Lata Mangeshkar later heard the track and recorded her part in India in 2010 and later mixed together for a duet.

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