Yeh Watan Tumhara Hai by Mehdi Hassan


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Emotions run so high behind this track that they are overwhelming; the passion in voice of Mehdi Hasaan leaves one in awe. Yeh Watan Tumhara Hai is dedicated to very child in Pakistan, every soul that inspires for greatness and in term that greatness is reflected in shape of a prosperous Pakistan. Lyrically the track leaves one dumfounded and the feeling of nationalism is aroused so high that one wonders with emotions like this Why we have a country suffering from lack of patriotism and vigor? Why we are in social and political turmoil? Why we are not able to cherish each and every part of this nation?

Song Credits:

  • Singer: Mehdi Hassan
  • DOP: Salman
  • Editor: Nasir Ghani
  • Post: Post Amazers
  • Director: Shaan
  • Poetry by: Kaleen Usmani
  • Original Released: 1979 PTV Karachi

Mehdi Hassan (July 18, 1927 – June 13, 2012): Pakistani ghazal singer and a former playback singer for Lollywood. He is famously known as the "King of Ghazal". In 1979, he was awarded K. L. Saigal Sangeet Shehenshah Award by the Government of India. Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar, who has been awarded Bharat Ratna, once compared his songs to the "voice of god". He was honored with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Pride of Performance and Hilal-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan. In 1983, in the court of King Birendra he was awarded Gorkha Dakshina Bahu by the Government of Nepal.[citation needed]He remained a leading singer of film industry along with Ahmed Rushdi. Mehdi Hassan died on 13 June 2012 after a protracted illness, in a private hospital in Karachi. The highest civilian honor of Pakistan is conferred on him Nishan-e-Imtiaz

Mehdi Hassan - Early Life: Mehdi Hassan was born on 18 July 1927 in a village called Luna, Rajasthan in jhunjhunu district in India 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. 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 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. Mehdi initially started working in Chichawatni, in a bicycle shop. He later became a car and diesel tractor mechanic. Despite the financial hardships, he kept up the routine of practice on a daily basis.

Mehdi Hassan - Singing career: 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. His first song was "Jis ne mere dil ko dard diya" film Susral in 1962. Later Lata Mangeshkar said compliments for him that "Bhagwan talks in his throat". 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 Hassan himself written by Farhat Shahzad. 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. "Tera Milna" was also sung by Madam Madam Noor Jehan with Khan Sahib.

Mehdi Hassan - Death: He had been suffering from a serious lungs 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. Mehdi Hasan died at around noon on 13 June 2012 at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi after suffering a 12-year long tenure of lung, chest and urinary tract diseases. Populus Global in association with Musicolor organised the first tribute to shahensha-e-ghazal Mehdi Hassan on 14 July 2012. Ustad Mohan Khan, ganda bandh shishya of the ghazal king paid tribute to his guru.

Lyrics:

Ye Watan tumhara hai
Tum ho Pasban is ke
Ye chaman tumhara hai
Tum ho Naghma-khuaan is ke.
Ye Watan Tumhara hai
Tum ho Pasban is ke.
Iss chaman ke Phoolon par
Rang -o- Aab tum se hai
Iss zameen ka har zarrra
Aftab tum se hai
Ye Fiza Tumharee hai
Behr-o-Bar Tumharey hain
Kehkeshan ke ye jaley
Rehguzar Tumharey hain.
ye watan tumhara hai
tum ho pasban is ke.
Iss zameen kee mitti main
khoon hai shaheedon ka
arz-e-pak markaz hai
Qaum kee umeedon ka
Nazam-o-zabt ko Apna
Meer-e- Karwan jano
waqt ke andhron mein
Apna Aap pehchanno.
ye watan tumhara hai
tum ho pasban is ke.
ye Zameen Muqaddas hai
Maan ke pyar kee soorat
iss chaman mein tum sab ho
Barg-o-baar kee soorat
dekhna gawana mut
dolat-e-yaqeen logo!
ye watan Amanat hai
aur tum !Amee'n Logo!
Ye Watan Tumhara hai
Tum ho Pasban is ke.
Meer-e-Karwan Hum thay
Rooh-e-karwan Tum ho
Ham to sirf Unwa'n thay
Asl Dastan tum ho
Nafraton ke Darwazey
inn pe band hee rakhna
iss Watan ke Parcham ko
Sar baland hee rakhna

ye Watan Tumhara hai
Tum ho Pasban is ke
ye Chaman Tumhara hai
Tum ho Naghma-khwan is ke

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