Whether you are sitting in the home, eating food in a restaurant or enjoying drinks in the bar, you will come across to this beautiful melody known as Ghazal (which is also remarked as ‘Shayari’ or ‘Nazm’). Listening Ghazals is a favorite pastime for almost all music lovers in India. Ghazal is an Arabic word, which is a poetic expression to describe affection, separation, pain or beauty in love or separation. Its trend emerged in the Mid 70s in Bollywood Industry and was sung in Indian Classical Music with all ‘Ragas’ and ‘Talas’. Amir Khusro, Mir Taqi and Mirza Ghalib were few renowned Ghazal writers from India.
Below we have selected 35 most popular and superhit Ghazals of Mehdi Hassan, Jagjit Singh & Ghulam Ali. All Ghazals are of Original Soundtrack and you can enjoy each song just by playing through music player or can even download through the link given below each Ghazal song. The list is in alphabetic order. Simply Enjoy!
1.) Aaina Mujhse Meri
The Ghazal is from superhit Hindi movie ‘Daddy‘ (1989). This touching ‘Nazm‘ is sung by Talat Aziz and was all about self realization for the movie sequence (a person who deeply loves her daughter and willing to change his drinking habits). You can listen to this Ghazal below or can even download it.
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2.) Aap Ko Dekh Kar Dekhta Reh Gaya
Jagjit Singh is a famous Ghazals singer and also popular for his playback singing in Bollywood movies. It is one of his best Ghazal from private Album ‘Classics Forever’. There is so much love and reality reflected in this song.
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3.) Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo
This popular Ghazal is sung by Farida Khanum who is basically from Punjab in Pakistani. She is a popular classical singer in Pakistan and even ‘The Times of India’ has title her Malika-e-Ghazal (Queen of Ghazal). This is her very famous and admired ghazal which is written by ‘Fayyaz Hashmi‘.
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4.) Ab Ke Hum Bichray
This awesome Ghazal is sung by Mehdi Hassan who is very famous playback & Ghazal singer from Pakistan. He is the greatest and most influential personality in the history of Ghazal singing. This Ghazal was very popular in 70’s & 80’s era.
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5.) Apni Dhun Mein Rehta Hoon
Ghulam Ali is another sensational Ghazal singer from Pakistani of the Patiala Gharana. This is his beautiful and famous ghazal from the album – Tukray Tukray. You can listen this Ghazal below or can download it.
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This amazing ghazal is a poetry of writer ‘Mohsin Naqvi‘ which was brilliantly composed by Ghulam Ali in his unmatched style. Just listen to this Ghazal below or can download it.
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7.)Chithi Na Koi Sandesh
Sung by Jagjit Singh, this very famous Ghazal track ‘Chithi Na Koi Sandesh‘ was from Hindi movie Dushman (1998) which was composed by Uttam Singh & lyrics by Anand Bakshi.
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8.) Chupke Chupke
This popular Ghazal was written by poet ‘Hasrat Mohani‘ which was brilliantly sung by Ghulam Ali. The Ghazal got very popular among lovers from both Pakistan and India as it was very different from other poetic pieces of the same period.
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9.) Hoshwalon Ko Khabar Kya
This superhit Ghazal is from the Bollywood movie ‘Sarfarosh‘ Released in year 2000 and is sung by Jagjit Singh. It reflects love, happiness & pain in a relationship.
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10.) Hum Tere Shehar Mein
Its another beautiful ghazal from Ghulam Ali Album ‘Tere Shahar Mein‘ and Lyrics by Qaisar ul Jafri. Listen to this Ghazal below or simply download it.
11.) Humko Kiske Gham Ne Mara
This amazing and superhit Ghazal is a poetry of ‘Masroor Anwar’. Which was later composed and sung by Ghulam Ali.
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12.) Hothon Se Chhu Lo Tum
Very beautiful & popular Ghazal sung by Jagjit Singh from the movie ‘Prem Geet’ (1981).
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13.) Hungama Hai Kyun Barpa
This very popular Ghazal was written by ‘Akbar Allahabadi’ and was composed and beautifully sung by Ghulam Ali.
14.) Ishq main hum tumhain Kya
This Nazm is sung and composed by Attaullah Khan, who is very famous personality from Pakistan. His most of the composition are based on love or lover Betrayal situation. You can listen this Ghazal below or can download it.
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15.) Itna Toota Hoon
This very famous track ‘Itna Toota Hun Ki Choone Se‘ is sung by Ghulam Ali from popular album ‘Tere Shahar Mein‘ released on year 1986.
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16.) Idhar Zindagi Ka Janaza Utega
Another famous composition from Attaullah Khan.
17.) Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar
This is a very popular and one of the best Ghazal of all time from the movie ‘Arth‘ (1982) sung by Jagjit Singh in his melodious voice. You can listen this Ghazal or can download it from below.
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18.) Kal Chaudhvin Ki Raat Thi
One of the popular Ghazal which was originally sung by Jagjit Singh and was written by Ibn-e-Insha. This song was also sung by Kumar Sanu for the movie Jiyala, which was a hit in the 90s.
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19.) Kisi Nazar Ko Tera Intezar
A beautiful Nazm from the movie Aitbaar (1985) which was sung by singers Asha Bhosle and Bhupinder Singh in their beautiful voice.
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20.) Koi Yeh Kaise Bataye
Another amazing ghazal from movie ‘Arth‘ sung by Jagjit Singh & lyrics by Kaifi Azmi.
21.) Mai khayal hoon kise aur ka
It is a poetry of ‘Saleem Kausar‘ which was sung & composed by Mehdi Hassan. This ghazal got very popular both in India & pakistan and is one of the best ghazal of Mehdi Hassan.
22.) Main Hosh Mein Tha
one of the best & outstanding Ghazal composition by Mehdi Hassan. Download it from below link, watch youtube video or simply listen using media player.
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23.) Main Nashe me hoon
This hit ghazal is from Jagjit Singh Album ‘Live With Jagjit Singh‘ released in year 1995.
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24.) Mehfil Mein Baar Baar
Superhit Ghazal depicts a man attraction towards women. Download or listen to this melodious Ghazal from Ghulam Ali from below.
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25.) Mujh se bichad ke khush rehte ho
Listen to this heart-touching Ghazal from the album ‘Saher‘ sung by Jagjit Singh.
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26.) Pyar Ka Pehla Khat Likhne
This beautiful Ghazal is sung again by Jagjit Singh from his superhit Album ‘Parwaaz‘ released in year 1999.
27.) Ranjish hi sahi dil hi
Lovely Ghazal sang by Mehdi Hassan and written by great urdu poet Ahmed Faraz Sahab. Download from below if you like it.
28.) Rafta Rafta Woh Meri
This popular Ghazal is from Pakistani movie ‘zeenat‘ sung by Mehni Hassan and was written by urdu poet ‘Tasleem Fazli‘.
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29.) Tera chehra kitna suhana lagta hai
This famous concert song is sang by Jagjit Singh from his private Album ‘Unique‘ released in year 2002.
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30.) Tere baare mein jab socha nahi
Jagjit Singh another mind-blowing ghazal composition from his private album ‘Saher‘ (2000).
31.) Tu Is Tarah Se Meri Zindagi
This superhit and very popular Ghazal is from the 1980 Hindi movie ‘Aap To Aise Na The‘ sung by Manhar Udhas and music is given by Usha Khanna.
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32.) Tu Jo Nahi Hai
This outstanding Ghazal is sung by renowned Pakistani singer S.D. John which was written by famous poet ‘Fayyaz Hashmi’.
33.) Tum Itna Jo Muskura Rahe Ho
It is one of the best Ghazal of Jagjit Singh, which is so popular that it is still played in many singing concerts, theaters, restaurants and even in homes. This was written by popular urdu poet ‘Kaifi Azmi‘.
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34.) Tum Ko Dekha Toh Ye Khayal by Jagjit Singh
This sensational Ghazal was sung by Jagjit Singh & Chitra Singh from hit Hindi movie ‘Saath Saath‘ year 1982. It was written by Kuldeep Singh.
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35.) Zindagi Mein to Sabhi Pyar
Mehdi Hassan sang this awesome Ghazal for Pakistani Movie ‘Azmat‘ in 1973. Below composition is from his live concert in UK in 1985. Just listen to this superhit Ghazal below.
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Ghazals are very popular in India, Nepal, Afghan and Pakistan. But it all started with the coming of the Mughals in 12th century, when Ghazal got introduced in India and acquired local color and form in a very short period. The famous writer like Amir Khusro made Ghazal poem and music very popular in India. Instantly, Ghazal came to enjoy widespread admiration and love among Indian People and Rulers for many centuries. Still, common people love to sing ghazals for their beloved.