Mehdi Hassan – Legendary Gazal Maestro

Mehdi Hassan Saheb is one of the top Gazal maestro from the subcontinent.. it is a different matter that I really did not know much about him while I was a college student.. and esp. when he was discussed in the family as a great Gazal singer .. I must make up for my ignorance about him with this Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane sequel.. Some of his most famous gazals include Ranjish Hi sahi… Gulon Mei Rang Bhare.. and Rafta Rafta wo mere.. discover more for yourself.. The dedications are meant for Pakistan Cricket team who turned the tables on hot favorites defending champions India in the final.. the dedications are also meant for Indian Hockey team who undid the Pakistan in another game that is so very popular in the subcontinent.. and the third dedication goes to Srikant.. the new rising star of Badminton in the country..
Mehdi Hassan Saheb for you all.. and maybe I must admit that I was prompted to the RMSG by someone who herself has been a part of an RMSG earlier – Dr. Radhika Chopra.. yes, she had sent me a video of her rendition of Pyaar bhare Do sharmile nain.. And I told myself.. it is time that I must include the two gazal maestros from across the border – thus RMSG on Mehdi Hassan and Ghulam Ali were created simultaneously.. yet I chose to post the senior Gazal legend first..

Abhaya Sharma, Mumbai India 19 June 2017
रुपये में सोलह गाने – मेहदी हसन
1. रफ़्ता रफ़्ता वो मेरी हस्ती का सामां हो गये
2. रंजिश ही सही दिल ही दुखाने के लिये आ
3. एक बार चले आओ फिर आके चले जाना
4. ज़िंदगी में तो सभी प्यार किया करते हैं
5. गुलों में रंग भरे बाद-ए-नौ बहार चले
6. प्यार भरे दो शर्मीले नैन
7. मोहब्बत करने वाले कम न होंगे
8. अब के हम बिछड़े
9. बात करनी मुझे मुश्किल कभी ऐसे तो न थी
10. पत्ता पत्ता बूटा बूटा हाल हमारा जाने है
11. दुनिया किसी के प्यार में
12. हर दर्द को मै ऐ जान मै सीने में छुपा लूं
13. उसने जब मेरी तरफ़ प्यार से देखा होगा
14. जब भी आती है तेरी याद
15. शोला था जल बुझा हूं
16. गज़ब किया तेरे वादे पे ऐतबार किया

अभय शर्मा 24 जून 2017 मुंबई
पुनश्च: यद्यपि आज प्रिय पंकज के जन्म दिन पर पंकज मलिक पर आधारित रुप्ये में सोलह गाने की भेंट कर चुका हूं तथापि मेहदी हसन साहब की इन गज़लों में से मेरी सर्वप्रिय ‘रंजिश ही सही दिल ही दुखाने के लिये आ..’ भी इस अवसर पर उसे सप्रेम भेंट है ।
The list of Gazals here is also dedicated to a great EF from brother Amitabh’s blog, brother Rajinder Sehgal who has been a kind inspiration in some ways.. Thanks Bhaisahab for your encouragement, love and affection..

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