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    Pakistan's Greatest ever singer?

    Who in your opinion has been Pakistan's greatest ever singer and why?

    What was so brilliant about this individual in your opinion?



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    Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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    Nusrat and no one even comes close


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    Noor Jahan would be up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suleiman View Post
    Noor Jahan would be up there.
    She's second. Just edges past Taher Shah


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    NFAK. He was so popular that even my HS English teacher used to jam to his music.

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    There's no genre in Pakistan I'm a fan of. If R&B and EDM music makes its way there then I might have a few names.

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    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was not only greatest in Pakistan , he was one of the best world has seen.

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    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Nur Jahan, Mehdi Hasan, Naheed Akhtar, Alamgeer, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Atif Aslam. In the said order. All did well in the type of Music they produced however Nustat was an all rounder who could sing every type of song.


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    Alam and Arif Lohar excelled in Punjabi Music. Despite being Punjabi I couldn't really get in to their kind of Music.


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    Attaullah esa khailvi is very famous in seraiki belt.


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    1. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
    2. Nayyara Noor
    3. Sardar Ali Takkar
    4. Musarrat Nazeer
    5. Noor Jehan
    6. Ali Azmat

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    Tahir Shah.
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    Aziz Mian is another one who deserves a mention, I liked his passionate and aggressive style of Qawalis.

    Ataullah Khan was great as well.

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    NFAK - Abida Parveen - AAK

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    Noor Jehan. She was the best. Second would be NFAK. Third would be Mehdi Hassan.

    These were people you get once in every few decades.

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    1. Ahmad Rushdi (hope the spelling is right)
    2. Mehdi Hasan
    3. Noor Jahan
    4. Sajjad Ali
    5. Nusrat Fateh Ali khan
    6. Alamgeer.
    7. Nazia Hasan
    8. Abida Pareen
    9. Shaqat Amanat Ali
    10. Ali Azmat
    11. Ali Zafar
    12. Nayyara noor
    13. Naheed Akhtar

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    Nazia Hassan. What a beautiful voice she had, The song Dil ke Lagi is just mesmerizing.

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    Mehdi Hassan and Habib Wali Mohammad for me.


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    Mehdi Hasan, Noor Jehan and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan were a class apart.

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    One and only Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan!


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    Noor jehan

    Who else could dominate an industry for several decades like she did?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Mehdi Hassan and Habib Wali Mohammad for me.
    Habib's Bahadur Shah Zafar renditions are classics. I guess us oldies love those


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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Mehdi Hasan, Noor Jehan and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan were a class apart.
    Same list+Abida Parveen and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

    These greats don't require any music at all to spread magic through their voice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hadi Rizvi View Post
    Same list+Abida Parveen and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

    These greats don't require any music at all to spread magic through their voice.
    Sorry Rahat Fateh Ali cannot even polish the shoes of the folks on that list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Sorry Rahat Fateh Ali cannot even polish the shoes of the folks on that list.
    Ok replace him with Amjad Sabri

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hadi Rizvi View Post
    Ok replace him with Amjad Sabri
    My ratings:

    1. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
    2. Noor Jehan
    3. Amjad Sabri
    4. Mehdi Hasan
    5. Abida Parveen
    6. Tahir Shah

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    1. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    2. Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi ( Surprised no one has mentioned him )

    These two are in a class of their own and then comes everyone else.

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    Definitely Noor Jahan and Nusrat comes in second.

    Whenever I hear my parents listening to their old music, I feel very sad because one day I'll be in that position listening to "old music" in the future and thinking about the past.

    Tbh, I also like the songs and don't mind it.


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    Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is not just the greatest Pakistani singer but one of THE greats of all time across all languages and genre's.

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    Some spell magic alone, others, relish in it together. Why bicker over who’s better? Why stand alone? Tu Jhoom, the first Coke Studio 14 song released last week, sees Abida Parveen and Naseebo Lal engage in a spiritual dance of harmonies. The song isn’t as loud or aggressive as Xulfi’s prior hits but it isn’t entirely grounded either. It has a levitating feel to it, perhaps what a mystic’s musings are made of. True to its name, it takes its sweet time before reaching its zenith and then disperses.

    “If you sit down and listen to it, it’ll grow on you,” promised Parveen in a conversation with The Express Tribune. “Xulfi Sahab has put his heart and soul into it. He has fleshed out its melody with purity and warmth and pairing me with Naseebo Lal was a great idea too. She too is an old-timer just like myself and sings really well,” shared the now 67-year-old singer.

    The ‘Queen of Sufi Music’, who has delivered the message of the Sufis at sold-out venues across the world, says there’s no delivering without looking under your own skin first. And after having had worked with both Hyatt and Strings in previous CS seasons, she has come to the understanding that the makers know their music best.

    “The person in control, the person putting everything together, knows best. Every music director comes with their own vision, a tune in their heart that they want to bring to life and when they bring so many people together to do that, it reaches a lot many others. Xulfi’s style, his sound is unique, it grips you,” the Ghadoli crooner remarked.

    Tu Jhoom’s video is hypnotic, too. But the excessive focus on dancers seems to be taking away from the limelight on musicians. Albeit, it’s nice to see they’re not being used as props, as witnessed previously on music platform. Moreover, the decision to capture Parveen and Lal in a realm other than an enclosed studio space gives both the powerhouses the room to converse. The lights, the props, try to communicate the message in the lyrics.

    Shrine of corporate mysticism

    However, on the unlikely marriage between corporate shows and Sufi music in Pakistan, Parveen had a lot to say. Starting off with the little to no difference she feels between performing in a studio, a mehfil (gathering) and a dargah (shrine).

    “Buzurgaan e Deen ka kalam Jahan bhi parha jae, woh jagah dargah he banjati hai (Whatever space the message of our elated figures reaches that place turns into a shrine. He is there in every heart; we don’t need to switch places to talk to or about Him. There is no need for formalities. His mention is the tide that drives the dance of ecstasy.”

    Whether Sufism is being used as a tool or not, Parveen does not care. But she agrees that mysticism and greed can never be bedfellows. “Money doesn’t even come into my mind,” she assures. “The purpose of being on any platform is to spread God’s message. The great thing about television is that it’s in every home. These kalaams don’t need a medium, to be honest. But this silsila is to make things easier for people, so the message is easily accessible for them,” she added.

    Why bicker over gender?

    In a 2013 interview with The Guardian, Parveen had explained how she does not consider herself to be a man or woman but merely a vehicle for passion. Seven years later, she explains why gender is not something she bothers herself with. And neither has she ever faced sexism, despite helming a genre dominated by men.

    “We create our own difficulties,” she said. “I will only say that a man is someone who loves God, protects humanity and delivers His message. At the end of the day, we’re all messengers. When a man becomes a messenger, the concept of a man and woman becomes unimportant. Why bicker over gender?” she asked.

    Parveen feels all genders should focus on humanity and Tassawwuf (Sufism) to eradicate violence and hatred from the world. “Humanity helps man rise above religious, gender, political differences. That’s also God’s way; He doesn’t stop feeding those who don’t believe in Him. He maintains impartiality. Allah saien Himself has set the example of humanity," she said.

    The Yaar Ko Hamne singer does not take credit for her achievements either, despite how popular her songs become or how ‘commercialised’ people call her today. “Being completely honest with you, I never planned on going to the places He took me. Nothing can happen without His will. We don’t do anything, even if we think we have achieved something, we haven’t.”

    https://tribune.com.pk/story/2339602...-abida-parveen


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