Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Legend Nusrat

I have always love Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, he was a gifted person with powerful voice. His music and lyrics all have powerful meanings.
I was going through youtube and i found these few videos of him.

( That day in Johor Samelan Giani Sarinder was telling me the story of this song, the description of Ganj-e-Shakar was given to Baba Fareed ji it is because
When Baba Fareed ji was a child, his mother used to put shakar(a kind of sweet sugar) under his prayermat as it was incentive for them to pray. As their mother would say that if you pray God gives you sweet sugar to eat,and after he prayed he would lift the prayer mat to find shakar there.
One day his mother forgot and Baba Fareed had started to pray,as there mother couldnt put the shakar there while they prayed she started to cry to God, asking God to keep her laag(Laaj rakna). At that moment she looked up and saw that angels were bringing shakar down from Heaven for Baba Ji. Thats where their title Ganj e Shakar came from.

Awwal Allah Noor Upaya

The meaning of this shabad
Awwal Allah Noor Upaya, kudrat key sabh banday
“First God created the Light; by His power he created all people equal.”

Ayk Noor Tay Sabh Jage Opjia, Kaun Bhaly Ko Manday [1]
"From One Light came the entire universe. So who is good, and who is bad? 1"

Mast Nazron Sey

This is one more of his fantastic qawalli sung by him

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Shah -e Mardane Ali - Slideshow


<<>> said...

WAH paji WAh...Tu TA kemal karti...WAH...

Jagjit Singh said...

actually it was not shakar(sugar), it was guur(sometin like gula melaka) dunno what it is called in english

Anonymous said...


Belveen Singh said...

Wah indeed! Great voice

Anonymous said...

i know one baba fareed aka jambu, mafia, catwalk etc.... he sings even better then nusrat... n his latest baba blacksheep he remixed from Baba Gurmukh is too gud... we should put his recording in ur blog soon...
move then

Anonymous said...

wah paji wah....baba fareed is the greatone i heard him singing....he is ther he is beyond his jambu also realy big......n not forgetn he is the leader 4 mafia...hahahaha

Anonymous said...

Yeah, fareed is wah in ghazal,
but u not yet hear baba KHEEpinder, his voice is beyond anyone..
You will dropdown la when you hear his voice..just wah..

5085 said...

Just an update to all qawali and nusrat lovers..
Rahat Nusrat will be in town to perform...the details are :-

20 Nov Tue & 21 Nov Wed 8.30pm
Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali

Tribute to Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Celebrations and tributes from the nephews of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Enthralling concerts of passionate and vibrant music.

RM95 | RM75 | RM55 | RM25

See you'll there...

havocsingh said...

Wah, can wait to go for the concert...It will be havoc. Rahat is very good in qawali too.
Yeah but still the best singers are Jambu BOy and BABA KHEEPINDER.. haha

havocsingh said...

Jagjit i think it was Shakar la, coz the song is also Ganj-e-shakar and that day bhai Tarjit Singh also told in his katha, that Baba Fareed ji use to do prayers,and the mother use to put Shakar under his praying mat..

Balvinder Singh said...

"Fareeda, Shakar Khand Nivat Gurr, Makheyo Maanjha Dudd, Sabhey Vastu Mithia, Rabh Na Pujnn Tudh". Although Bhagat ji started praying for lust of these sweet things, ultimately he realised that the true sweetness was only in the name of the Lord.