This is a 2009 recording that I had previously shared on eSnips. That was the time when every body wanted to make his mixes as loud and glamorous as possible. Luckily I still have that project saved and took the opportunity to reduce its volume and sheen.
This ghazal was introduced in a film Deedar-e-Yaar in 1982 sung by Kishore/Lata and composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal in a song like style. I don't remember that rendition now but glad that I had written a note with the ghazal stating how Jagjit revived this ghazal and how definite I was that I would forget that song but not this JS rendition. Jagjit Singh made it sound like a ghazal as it deserved when he sang it later. A great ghazal composer Jagjit Singh was, who revolutionized ghazal singing with lovely sounding instruments and track arrangements. Jagjit Singh was very particular about selecting ghazals but whatever he selected he gave it a melody that even if you forget the words you could recall when you begin to hum.
This ghazal was written by Ameer Minayi who was born in 1828 in Lucknow and died in 1900 in Hyderabad Deccan (British India). He wrote Nazm, Naat and Hamd too. You can read about him if interested at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Meenai
Hope you enjoy my rendition.
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