Zindagi Main To Sabhi - WaziF

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A GREAT era of ghazal singing has come to an end with the death of Ustad Mehdi Hassan Khan saheb on June 13. Whole music world, singers, poets and ordinary listers are grieved. Being an ardent fan and his lover I can’t describe the pain. He has died but his voice will always remain among us. Here’s a little introduction of this legend:

Mehdi Hassan, (died aged 84), Indian subcontinent’s outstanding male exponent of the ghazal, a form of sung Urdu lyric verse, set to the appropriate raga melodies. Urdu poetry, which springs from the Persian, is filled with pathos, yearning, political and social injustice, loss, unrequited love and pleasure. Hassan evoked these with rare mastery, which is why devotees and eager students flocked to hear him from far and wide. It is claimed that he sang more than 50,000 ghazals during his lifetime, becoming known as the “emperor of the ghazal”.

Born into a family of kalawants (professional musicians) in the village of Luna, now in the state of Rajasthan, he was taught by his father, Azeem Khan, and uncle, Ismail Khan. Dhrupad, an ancient, austere musical style, was their forte and they instilled it in the boy. While still in his teens, Hassan was recognised as a rising talent and was invited to sing for the maharajahs (King) of Jaipur and Baroda States.

However, in 1947 came independence and the creation of Pakistan, and the future of the Indian princes, upon whom the musicians were traditionally reliant, became insecure. Hassan’s family, who were Muslims, migrated to Pakistan. The new country was in turmoil and there was no opening for a young man whose only trade was music. Hassan managed to get a job in a bicycle shop and graduated to become a tractor driver and mechanic. But at night, he persevered with his vocal exercises.

He soon realised that the Pakistani people had an appetite for the ghazal, so he applied himself assiduously to the study of Urdu, particularly Urdu poetry. With his knowledge of ragas and the sentiments associated with them, he discovered that he had a tremendous advantage as a composer who could marry verses to melodies.

Hassan first appeared on Radio Pakistan in 1952 and after that, his success was meteoric. Leading poets such as Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Ahmad Faraz and Qateel Shifai were happy to have their verses set to haunting music and sung by him. Hassan was now associated with the literary and musical elite. His voice featured on the soundtrack of many Pakistani films, and ghazal singers on both sides of the border paid homage to him.

Hassan thus became an abiding cultural bridge between India and Pakistan. He often returned to visit the village of his birth. His popularity in India was immense, and whenever he performed there he was heaped with garlands and gifts and showered with awards. The Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar, with whom he recorded a duet in 2009, compared his singing to “the voice of a god”.

He toured the world to packed auditoriums. His visit to the Hindu kingdom of Nepal was particularly memorable. The King liked his singing and also given Gorkha Dakshina Bahu Award. Other prominent awards given are 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.

For the last few years Hassan had been in poor health. He was twice married. Both his wives predeceased him. He is survived by nine sons and five daughters. Here are some quotes from prominent figures:

“An icon who mesmerised music lovers” – Prime Minister of Pakistan

Lata Mangeshkar once described his voice as the Voice of God and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a great fan of his melodies.

Mehdi Hassan will remain alive in people’s hearts. – Ghulam Ali

Deeply pained to learn of the passing away of Mehdi Hassan in Pakistan…. a vocalist of immense fame and unique sonorous voice. – Amitabh Bachchan

I had the privilege of introducing him when he first came to Mumbai for his concert in 1978. Who can ever forget the moment he started singing, “Gulon mein rang bhare. Baad-e-naubahaar chale”. – Gulzar

Mehdi Hassan’s death marked an end of an epoch in the subcontinent’s music history. No one will ever be able to fill the vacuum created by his demise. – Alka Yagnik & Kumar Sanu

There will never be another Mehdi Hasan. – Various artistes

Presenting my humble tribute to the legend from movie “Azmat-1973” – “Zindagi Main to Sabhi Pyar Kiya Karte Hain” which was a hit and sung by various artist later on but the original taste never diminished. This was also sung as ghazal style by Khan saheb and I’ve given a little touch here too. Hope you’d like it. Thanks



Sohag Mia (back in action) said

Lovely Singing Wazif bhai!
Wonderful song pick and expressions are awesome.
Enjoyed your rendition a lot, Thumbs up and goes to my fav!
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Neil swanson.. Inactive for now medical reason ! Pro user said

HI D.j…. superbly done as usual my dear friend
a special treat to hear on fathers day . im
always amazed at ur vocals. u r very gifted.
and always look forward to ea new song u do .
enjoyed a lot GOD BLESS NEIL.!

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Saroj Nair said

very nice tribute….
it is true eventhough the legend died…. his voice will still remain among us…
nice singing Wazif….


Dj Wazif said

@Suhag Mia…. thanks so much bro…. I’m glad you liked this tribute…. thanks for L+F

@Rahul bhai…. thanks so much…. bhai ab Mehdi Hasan saheb ne aise hi rehna hai sab ke dilon main…. kaise kaise legends chale gaye magar unki awaz aaj bhi zinda hai. Khan saheb bhi aise hi zinda rahe ge. Thanks so much for liking it and L+F

@Neil bro…. thanks and I’m glad you liked this tribute…. even though track could be better but glad you liked the overall package. Thanks for L+F

@Saroj di…. thanks so much and surely his voice will always remain among us…. his lovely ghazals will always remain in our memories. Thanks for L+F

Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!



Muzaffar Naqvi Pro user said

Iss geet ka ye aik he track available hai laikin tabla bilkul theek thaak tight baja hai. Mehdi Hassan ko apne jazbaat aur unke naghme ke saath achha tribute pesh kara Wazif. Lovely lovely tribute. Bohut achha laga unka yaadgar geet tumhari awaz main sunkar. Keep sing his songs.


Dj Wazif said

Khan saheb ke hi naghmaat hi sun kar hum jawan huay aur ab jazbaat qaboo main nahi jab wo hum se juda huay hain…. bus ye aik sahara hai ke unke sada bahar geet hum main mojood hain…. aur ta umr rahen ge…. thanks so much ke apko pasand aya ye tribute…. thanks for L+F too Naqvi saheb.

Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!



Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. (inactive) Pro user said

Wazif…. Wonderful tribute to the great legend!
You have also done a great service to his memory by giving a beautiful write up about the great maestro for all of us to read and know about him.
Loved every bit of your melodious singing of this nice song.
Kind regards,


Dj Wazif said

Giri bhai really appreciate your feedback and that you loved my humble effort…. thank you so much and yes a lot of us don’t know how Khan saheb emerged so the write up surely would help them. Thanks for L+F

Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!



Kaushick M said

waaahh bahot khoob Wazif Bhai… bahot hi ehsaas aur jazbaat se gaaya hai aapne….

Great tribute to the departed Shehenshah-e-ghazal!
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Jivan Kohli (will be away for long--other commitment's..--busy on a learning mode---) said

Wazif-Bhai—-Firstly,I must Appreciate the Detailed Description of the Great Ghazal Maestro….probably many of Us were’nt Even Aware of…….Losing a Musical stalwart Does Give a Feeling of Void….lekin Ek tasallee Rehti hai ki,Unke Geeton ko Hum Humesha nihaar Sakte hain….Sunn sakte hain,Seekh sakte hain….

Superb & lovely Tribute to the Maestro….Have Definitely Heard this Ghazal before……….Theheraav Aur Mood Dono Aapki Gayiki mein Nazar Aayi….Keep it up….All the Best…


Chandrasekharan Nair(always with music) Pro user said

Waziff bhai great selection of this song of Mehdisahib equally sung excellently. You have a very good voice to sing melodies. love to listen your singing alwayes.
Be always with a music mind to be a good person.


Srikumaran Menon Pro user said

Lovely singing of the ghazal……a great tribute to a maestro……excellent Wazif….
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Rakesh Baro Pro user said

Wazif Bhai,

Nice rendition , keep singing and keep doing better .

Goes to my favs……



Deep Dobhal said

Bahut Khoobsurat Tribute Wazif bhai…Bahut zabardust singing rahi aapki……ye kuch Mohd Rafi type naghma laga mujhko……aur kya tabla baja hai…Wah !

Poora thammke aur Jammke gaaya aapne……Keep up brother……thanks for sharing this….
Deep Dobhal


Rajesh Pandya ( kuchh naya har bar ) said

Very soul-toching tribute to Mehandisaab. I also join & support you.

Hamari aukat hi nahin aise insaan ka naam bhi lene ki par unhone pyar aur dilki aawaz se hamen jo diya jhindgibhar, wo kabhi bhi bhul nahin payenge marte dum tak.

khuda jaroor se unhen jannat E firdaus se hi nawazenge, ye hi hamari aarzoo hai. Bahut achhe bhaijaan.

Liked & loved your style of tribute in which we can also join. Thanks a lot.
Rajesh Pandya
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Manoj Bondre said

Bhai,firstly thanks so much for the information which you sent in mail…as a Mehdisaab fan i wud preserve your mail…though i keep on reading about him and listen to him many times thats a nice piece of information which you had sent…may his singing soul rest in peace …aap ne yeh tribute bahot acch akiy ahai aur mujhe pasand aaya…keep it up…aur ha hum to na unhe bhool payenge aur na kabhi bhulne ki jurrat karenge!!


Thinkal govind kumar Pro user said

Wazif Bhai…….
Wah Re Wah !!!!!
Mind-blowing rendition of this lovely ghazal in your great voice with lots of feel well-supplemented with such a valuable & detailed write-up which has really been a befitting tribute to the Legendary Mehdi Hassanji !!!!!
LOOOOVED everything about this & straight away added to my FAVOURITES !!!!
Hats off !!!!
Thanks a ton for sharing this GEM !!!!!
GOD Bless !
Loving Best Wishes,
Thinkal Govind Kumar.


Hemant Dave (sangeet hur merz ki dawa) said

Wah WAzifbhai, Bahoot khoob gaya hai aapne. As I said earlier that your all renditions are best selection and best rendering. The situation of loss to the music lover on sad demise of Mehdisaab is irrepairable. A real tribute is to attempt to ther songs/gazals. I am sure your tribute will soles many hearts.

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Asrar Ahmed khan(aadil) said

soulful rendition wazif bhai…a great tribute to agreat legend.dil ko chooliya aapne…god bless u….keep sharing more of these gmes…regards.aadil


Anand Sawkar said

Lovely Singing Wazif bhai!
Wonderful song pick and expressions are awesome.
Enjoyed your rendition a lot,Recently mu brother Raghu also sung same song. Very nice song .Thumbs up and goes to my fav!


Dj Wazif said

@Kaushick bhai…. thanks so much bhai and I’m glad apko hamare ehsasaat aur jazbaat jo iss gaane main samone ki koshish ki pasand aye…. plz keep in touch like that.

@Jivan bhai…. glad you liked details otherwise I would’ve assumed that all friends know about him but after reading many friends here I figured out that it was a good decision to put up details here…. certainly there’s a lot to learn from Khan saheb and we can always do that. Thanks for liking it and the L+F bhai.

@Chandrasekharan bhai…. tanks so much and really glad you liked this ghazal cum song tribute :-) Thanks for L+F

@Srikumaran ji…. thanks so much and happy you liked my tribute sir…. thanks for L+F and please keep in touch like that.

@Rakesh bhai…. thanks so much…. apko rendition pasand aai…. L+F ke liye bhi shukriya.

@Deep bhai…. Thanks so much for lovely comments…. and really happy you liked the tribute…. well yes na sirf tune balke tabla bhi shandaar hai iss gaane main. Thanks for L+F too bhai.

@Rajesh ji…. thanks so much apko tribute acha laga…. bilkul sahi farmaya ke hum log kahan aise legends ka muqabla kar sakte hain…. bus kuch unka ga kar apni mohabbat ka izhaar karte hain…. thanks for liking it.

@Adina…. Thanks so much for liking it Adina and thanks for the L+F too.

@Bharat Vyas ji…. thanks for appreciating my work sir…. it was a challenge and glad I could do better that you along with other friends liked…. thanks again and also for L+F

@Manoj bhai…. yes I definitely know you’re great fan of Khan saheb…. always love his singing…. other day I listeed to your ghazal of him in FB…. may like to put up a new one here…. how about that? Thanks for liking it.

@Thinkal ji… am glad you loved this tribute to Khan saheb…. the write up was just to show glimpese of his life and achievement and happy that you along with friends liked it…. thanks for loving my renditon and the L+F sir.

@Hemant bhai…. Khan saheb is gone and his work will remain and presenting that will be a great service…. hope to hear something from you too…. thanks so much for liking it bhai and the L+F

@Aadil bhai…. thanks so much bhai… am really glad you liked this tribute. Thanks for L+F too.

@Anand ji…. thanks so much, glad you liked the package…. yes I’ve listened to Raghu ji’s rendition as well…. great way to tribute…. thanks for L+F too.

Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!



♪♪♪ praveen Pandit ♪♪♪ said

Sorry Wazif bro for dropping in late, I was away for a while on a official related work. What a great tribute to great legend!!beautiful presenation with beautiful writeup!!sunke bohat sukoon mila dil ko…thanks for singing and sharing this wonderful gem….Goes to Fav!
Thanks and Regards,


Krishnan N v ( nvk ) said


Wah wah……bahut badhiya gaya hai aapne… bahut acha laga…fitting tribute to the legend, Mehdi Hassan Saaheb. To my favs….

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Hamsapriya Pro user said


Superb rendition

Enjoyed it sooooooooo much even though not familiar with the tune



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Hemanth Kumar Pro user said

Great tribute, Wazif bro…. I learned a lot about this legend from your write up above. Let him rest in peace….

Thank you and warm regards,



Dj Wazif said

@Vishal bhai…. der ayad durust ayad…. its not a problem…. thanks so much and yes we all share this grieve…. glad you liked this tribute. Thanks for L+F too bhai.

@Praveen bhai…. will say same as above… der ayad durust ayad…. kaam is first…. thanks and am glad you liked this presentation…. writeup was for the friends who didn’t know his life story…. and glad it was appreciated… just keep in touch bro… thanks for L+F

@Krish bhai…. thanks so much for appreciating bhai…. glad you liked my tribute…. thanks for L+F…. phir ho jaye aik ghazal apki taraf se bhi?

@Hamsapriya…. thanks so much and happy that despite not knowing this tune you loved it…. thanks for L+F

@Hemanth bhai….thanks so much bhai… yes thats what we pray that he rests in peace…. he spent 12 long years in misery and sickness…. finally got the peace. Thanks for the L+F

Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!



Hema Shamal (away for a while) said

First of all thanks for such nice and informative write up about Legendary Hassan Sahab.It’s a wonderful tribute,indeed,a precious gem,you too,have sung it with so much dedication and devotion.Very beautiful singing Wazif ji!Enjoyed it thoroughly!!


Dj Wazif said

Hi Hema thanks so much for such wonderful comments. I’m glad the writeup helped you…. thanks for liking my tribute and L+F…. keep in touch.

Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!



Sasirekha M (trying to catch up ) said

very nice tribute ! soulful rendition !

Music is the spice of life.


Dj Wazif said

Thanks so much for listening and liking it Sasirekha…. thanks for L+F too. Glad you liked this tribute to the legend.

Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!



Harish Bhasin Pro user said

Very nice tribute to the legend ghazal king, good tabla in the track. Bahot dil se gaya hai aapney Wazif bhai, aise he Mehdi Sahab ke nagamein pesh karte raha karo.
Keep singing,
Best wishes,
“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.”
― Robert Fripp


Hemanth Kumar Pro user said

Yes, Wazif bro…. I do recollect your posts from the past about his prolonged illness and suffering…. Let him R-I-P now…. Kind regards


Dj Wazif said

@Harish bhai…. aik daur main ye tabla kafi khatarnaak lagta tha…. wasn’t easy to catch beats…. I’m glad apko tribute pasand aya…. surely will present more of him…. kafi nageene hain abhi apne batwe main ;-) Thanks for L+F

@Hemanth bhai…. thanks for revisit bhai…. appreciate it…. yes in other uploads I kept telling about his sickness. But one day we all have to go…. so can wish him RIP only. Thanks again.

Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!



Harry Chops said

Wazif bhai – First of all, let me congratulate you for such a nice write – up on the king of ghazals. Coming to your rendition, wow is the word. One of your best. Your love for the legend shows in your rendition. Bahut dil se gaaya hai… natural kampan in your voice made it sound so good. Fav for sure
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Sami said

wazif……. wow…what a song you have choose….its my Favorite …I like your singing with emotive feelings…thumbs up for your dedication towards Mehndi Hassan’s song…and thanks for above information…Nepalese people loves his Gazal and his voice…


Hansa rajesh Mehta said

Hello Javedbhai – First of all we are all very saddened by the demise of a great singer Mehndi Hassan Saab who was the “Pioneer & King of Ghazals”. His voice will remain with us forever and ever. May his Soul Rest in Peace. Your introduction on him is very informative and thanks for sharing it.
We really enjoyed listening to your Ghazal. You’ve sung it so well. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful Ghazal. Congratulations.
Thank you also for your lovely comments on our recent uploaded songs. So sorry for not keeping up with listening to our lovely friends songs and promptly commenting as I’m still having Chemotherapy and then at the end of July will be having a surgery which will also leave me very weak and have to take great care and rest. Thank you for all your prayers for me.
Take care and wish you all the best with your further renditions.
God Bless You.
Hansa & Rajesh
Hansa & Rajesh


Dj Wazif said

@Harry bhai… thanks so much for the lovely feedback bhai…. glad you liked write up …. lets just pray his soul RIP…. thanks for the L+F bhai.

@Sami…. hey quite late lol… but really glad you liked the ghazal…. yes I know Nepalese love him and he was awarded by the king back then…. thanks for L+F too and just keep in touch like that.

@Hansa di and Rajesh bhai…. thanks so much and glad to hear from you…. appreciate you gave such a long response depite your sickness. Yes we all pray about him now.

I would like to ask you take lots of rest and don’t worry about replies as health is always first. Hope your surgery goes well after chemotherapy and you get back to routine here. The whole forum’s prayers are with you. Thanks again.

Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!



Archana(hope to be active soon!) said

Wazif ji – beautiful singing of a beautiful song.You sang with lots of feel.Goes to my favs!!


Dj Wazif said

@Tauseef bhai…. thanks so much for dropping by and rendering such lovely comments…. glad you liked his bio.

@Archana ji…. long time no see? Hope things are well with you…. thanks so much for appreciating my work….thanks for the L+F too…. keep in touch like that.

Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!



Sheba said

Wasif….Wow….this song is one of my fav and I have been searching for the track…
Sung so well…liked a lot…such a beautiful song…


Dj Wazif said

Thanks so much for appreciating my tribute Sheba…. glad you liked it…. well dont worry I’ll send you the track. Just shoot me and email and I’ll reply with the track. Thanks for L+F

Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!



Gautam Parekh said

Great Tribute to Mehdi Sahab….
Wazif Bhai….Beautiful, very Nice expressive rendition….Lovely singing bro….Bahot sukoon mila aapki pyaari-Dilkash awaz mein sun kar….
Thanks so much for introduction. Appreciate it a lot….
Liked & Favorite….
Sorry for coming late….
Was busy in traveling last 4 days.
God bless….
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Dj Wazif said

Gautam bro thanks so much and dont be sorry coz as long as you listened to it and provided your feed, its okkay for me…. glad you liked it and I hope you remembered Mehdi Hassan saheb. Thanks for the L+F

Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!



Harshan Nambiar - (busy till end of this week) Pro user said

Wazif bhai…a little late here….was a bit busy with stuff around me and was a little sporadic on Muziboo…This rendition shows your love towards the maestro….a great befitting tribute to the late king of ghazals….in your soothing voice….loved it very much.
“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Dj Wazif said

Harshan bhai…. as long as you dropped by, am privileged bhai…. thanks so much…. and am glad you liked my tribute…. now Kamran Mehdi will be successor of Mehdi Hassan and lets hope he gives us same magical numbers like Khan saheb…. here’s a link to his ghazal:


Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!



Satheesh Kumar nair said

Wazif, jabardast gaaya aap ne….then went to utube to listen Mehdi saab`s first and last duet with Lathaji… I am deeply touched………


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Rajiv Saddy Pro user said

Wazif bhai,

Excellent song selection. Exemplary lyrics, what a track and beautiful singing as always.

A fitting tribute to the maestro. Loved your rendition.


Dj Wazif said

@Satheesh bhai…. great loss for the music lovers and like you, we also miss him so much…. may his soul RIP…. thanks for appreciating bhai and L+F

@Rajiv bhai…. Yes what a marvelous lyrics…. ever green and one of those that can never be forgotton…. Thanks for liking my singing bhai…. and L+F too.

Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!



>>mushy<<- said

kya baat hai wazif bhai …
lovely tribute to great legend…
bahoot hi pyari gazal chuni hai….
bahoot achcha gaya ….
take care
Music has no country, no religion , Its Universal


Dj Wazif said

Mushy bhai…. thanks so much for liking it…. ab aap bhi koi tribute khan saheb ko paish kar den…. missing it much…. keep in touch bhai.

Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!



Girish Masand said

Your voice is suited for gazals. you sing Gazal’s smoothly and very effectively. Keep it up.


Dj Wazif said

Girish bhai…. I’m glad you liked this tribute to Khan saheb…. thanks for the feedback…. surely will try more like this.

Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!



Sunil Telkar (absconding) said

Sorry bro…. Wonderful singing bro!
Loved the song!! Want to attempt some ghazals myself in times to come!!
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Dj Wazif said

Sunil bhai thanks so much for catching up with this tribute to the great legend…. glad to know you like to attempt it too… let me know if you need this karaoke…. thanks for L+F bhai.

Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!



Raghu Kedar said

Hi Wazif,

Happy to make my maiden visit to your page, even though the occasion is a sad one.

A fine attempt by you too at this lovely, melodious composition! Enjoyed my listen!

A very informed synopsis too!

~ MUSIC is the most effective stress-buster! ~


Dj Wazif said

Raghu bhai thanks so much for the first ever visit…. although it was a sad one but surely we can be in touch for happy ones in future. Thanks and keep in touch.

Wish you great luck in the coming ones!!!


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