Sathiyo Mujahido Jaag Utha Hai Sara Watan by Masood Rana and Shaukat Ali

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A track dedicated to Armed Forces of Pakistan in support of them doing Indo-Pak War 1965. The track was featured in the movie Mujahid which did average business but this track proved to be an exceptional success since it incorporated lyrical ingenuity.

Defense Day: Celebrated in Pakistan as a national day on 6 September in memory of those who killed in the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965 and successful defense of Lahore, Sialkot and other important areas of the country.

Song Credits:

  • Lyrics: Hamayat Ali Shair
  • Music: Khalil Ahmad
  • Singers: Masood Rana and Shaukat Ali
  • Release: 1965
  • Film: Mujahid
  • Film Business: Average

Masood Rana (June 9, 1938 - October 4, 1995): Pakistani playback singer, he began his singing career in 1962 with the film Inqalab and became one of the top male singers in both Urdu and Punjabi films for more than three decades. He sang in the highest number of films and was a busy film singer until his death in 1995. Masood Rana was born in Mir Pur Khas, Sindh to a Rajput landowner family which had migrated from the East Punjab's city Jalandhar. He started his singing career on Radio Pakistan, Hyderabad in 1955 and established a singer group in Karachi in the early 60's with two other famous names in showbiz - Nadeem Baig and Akhlaq Ahmed.

Masood Rana got his first breakthrough when the renowned actor Saqi introduced him to producer and director Iqbal Shehzad and musician Deebo. His first film song was in the film Inqalab and the song was Mashriq ki tareek faza mein nya svera phoota hay composed by music director N. K. Rahoor but he got fame from his second film Banjaran in 1962. He was proudly introduced as "Pakistani Rafi" and always lived up to his reputation. He was a specialist in singing difficult songs in very high pitch and was the first choice for title and theme songs. In 1964, the Punjabi song Tange wala khair mangda in the film Daachi was a street song. He then became the most dominating male singer in both Urdu and Punjabi films when his six songs in film Hamarahi (1966) were mega hits. Masood Rana is still the only male singer in Pakistani films who sang more than 300 songs in each of the two languages - Urdu and Punjabi. He sang in more than 550 films and he worked continuously from his first film in 1962 until his death in 1995. Rana was considered to be the most successful singer after Ahmed Rushdi. He died on October 4, 1995 because of a Heart attack during his journey on a train.

In addition to the film assignments he has also sung beautiful patriotic songs which became popular and are still played on national days. For film Aag ka darya he sang Ae watan hum hain teri shama kay parwanon main, Zindgi hosh main hay josh hay eemanon main. The other song is Sathio, mujahido, jaag utha hay sara watan, sathio, mujahido (with Shoukat Ali) (Mujahid 1965). In honour of the courage and sacrifice of Pakistan's soldiers in the 1965 war with India, he sang "Yaad Karta Hai Zamana" in the film Hamrahi (1965).

Shaukat Ali: A Pakistani folk singer. Born into a family of artists in Malakwal, Ali began singing while at college in the 1960s, receiving help from his elder brother Inayat Ali Khan. Since 1970, he has performed ghazals and Punjabi folk songs. He gave a live performance at the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi, and has been awarded the highest Pakistani civilian Presidential award, as well as the Voice Of Punjab Award. His song "Kadi te Has Bol Ve" was used in the movie "Love Aaj Kal". He also released a track titled Jagga. He is the father of Pakistani singer Imran Shaukat. Shaukat Ali's hits include Kyun Door Door Rendeyo, Kaddi Te Has Bolve, Jab Bahaar Aey Tou Sehra, Mein Walait Kanu Aa Gaya, Challa, Jagga, Kaanwan Maa Jannat Da Parchaavan and Saif Ul Malook & Heer Waris Shah which is recited by Shaukat Ali .

Shaukat Ali lost his daughter, Mahjuvi, in a fire on the Doon Express on 22 November 2011.


Saathiyo Mujahido
Jaag utha hai Sara Watan
Saathiyo Mujahido
Aaj Mazloom Zaalim se takraain gai
Apni taqat zamanay se manwain gai
Saam raaji khudaaon pe Chhaa jain gai
Sath hain mard-o-zan
Sar se bandhay Kafan
Saathiyo Mujahido
Jaag utha hai Sara Watan
Saathiyo Mujahido
Jo bhi Rastay mai aye ga kut jai ga
Ran ka Maidaan Laashon se pat jai ga
Har jari Saf Shikan
Har jawan Tegh-e-zan
Saathiyo Mujahido
Jaag utha hai Sara Watan
Saathiyo Mujahido
Dil mai Qur'an honton pe Takbeer hai
Josh-e-Abbas hai Azm-e-Shabbiir hai
Har Musalman Haidar ki Shamsheer hai
Sar pe Saya figan
Dast-e-Khybar Shikan
Saathiyo Mujahido
Jaag utha hai Sara Watan
Saathiyo Mujahido

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