Music lovers can like and appreciate all kinds of genres. Be it peppy or soulful, there’s music to match everyone’s tastes out there. For those who are fans of Bollywood music, ghazals would be on their all time favorite list too. A Pankaj Udhas ghazal or a ghazal sung by Jagjit Singh, has the ability to stir our souls like very few others can. No wonder they’re all considered as classics. Indian music is unthinkable without classical music and ghazals come at the top of that list. When feeling lost or looking for peace of mind or a break from work, this is the kind of music that can weave magic and lend our minds as well as body, the relaxation we’re craving for.
(Pankaj Udhas is a ghazal singer, hailing from Gujarat in India. He started his career with a release of a ghazal album titled Aahat in 1980 and subsequently recorded many hits like Mukarar in 1981, Tarrannum in 1982, Mehfil in 1983, Pankaj Udhas Live at Royal Albert Hall in 1984, Nayaab in 1985 and Aafreen in 1986. )
Feeling that way right now? Here’s a few by the ghazal maestro Pankaj Udhas that can help lift your mood and your mind too.
Chhithi Aayi Hai
This one resonated and still resonates quite soulfully with those living away from their homeland.
Chandi Jaisa Rang Hai Tera
The beauty of woman has quite often been compared to the beauty of a full moon. But none ever described it quite so melodiously.
Phir Haath Mein Sharab Hai
Drinking to forget the reality or the grief of losing someone, is something most of us are guilty of. Hence, this song is for all those seeking a way of their sadness.
Dil Gaya Tumne Liya
A lesser known one, this Pankaj Udhas ghazal is likely to be something you’ve never heard. However, a one time listening is sure to make it one of your favorite ghazals.
This is another one of those 90s favorites that every 90s kid would remember. Of course, girls would remember it more because of John Abraham.
Kahani Pyar Ki
If you’re looking for a ghazal that might, more or less, describe your love story, then this Pankaj Udhas ghazal is your answer, and a melodious one at that!
This is a perfect one depicting how a special someone’s presence makes everything around seem beautiful.
Kaise Likhoge Mohabbat Ki Kitaab
Putting down love into words isn’t an easy feat and when someone tests your love, you feel like they don’t understand the depth of your feelings. This ghazal is for all those feeling tested in their love lives.
Aur Bhala Kya Mangu Mein Rab Se
Having someone, who loves you unconditionally, by your side is nothing less than a blessing. It’s like getting all your wishes fulfilled through that person’s presence in your life. Hence, for those feeling that they have all they wanted for in life through their beloved, this ghazal depicts those emotions, perfectly.
Your evening playlist for the day is sorted, isn’t it?
Which one of these Pankaj Udhas ghazal is your favorite? Did we miss out on listing yours? Let us know in the comments!