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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Yeh Na Thi Humari Qismat - Sung by Talat Aziz, Jagjit, Chitra, Saima Jahan, Abida Parveen, Begum Akhtar, Habib Vali Mohammad, Ustad Amanat Ali Khan

Would like to share this. A friend (MMS) forwarded this. I don't know the name of the person whose labour went into this compilation, but wish to thank him or her for the effort ~ t

Talat Aziz

Jagjit Singh

Chitra Singh

Saima Jehan

Abida Parveen

Begum Akhtar

Habib Valli Mohammed

And now the ulimate by one of the best Ghazal Singer of 20th Century -

Ustaad Amant Ali Khan

Here are the lyrics with translation by Mansurul Hoda, author of the Urdu book "Dusra Rookh." He is one of the scholars of Ghalib poetry.

Yeh na thee hamari qismat keh wisaal-e-yaar hota
Agar aur jeete rahtay yehi intezaar hota

It was never in my fate to meet my beloved.
Even if more years of life was to me allocated, I would have been still awaiting the prize cherished.

Tere waade par jiyee ham to yeh jaan jhoot jana
Keh khushi se mar na jaate agar intezaar hota

If you think that I had been living on your promise, it is a lie.
For, if I had faith in you, would not of joy I would die

Yeh kahaan ki dosti hai bane hain dost naaseh
Koi chaarasaaz hota koi ghamghuzar hota

Woe betide, my friendship, that the friends give pious advice and sermons they deliver.
I need someone on whose shoulders could I weep, who could allay my grief and my fears.

Kahoon kis se main keh kya hai shab-e-gham buri balaa hai
Mujhe kya bura tha marana agar aikbaar hota

Whom should I tell that the night of sorrow is full of pangs.
I would not have resented the death, if it comes only once.

Huay mar keh ham jo ruswa huay kyun ka gharq-e-dariya
Na kabhi janaza uthata na kahin mazaar hota

Disgraced, as I was after my death, why didn't I drown in a river or sea.
Neither, there would have been a funeral, nor tomb erected for me.

Yeh masaael-e-tasavvuf yeh tera bayan ghalib
Tujhe ham wali samajhate Joh na badaakhwar hota..

The marvels of ethical problems and your statements full of meanings.
I would have counted you, "Ghalib" amongst dearest friends of God; if only, you had not been a lover of drinks.


Anonymous Abu Shamil said...

Ustad Amanat Ali Khan is at there best.

July 13, 2009 12:39 AM  

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