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Published on 31 May 2012 | over 4 years ago

Song :Ulfat ki nayi manzil ko chala..
Singer :Iqbal Baano
film Qatil,1955,
Lyricist : Qateel Shafai,
Music Director : Inayat Hussain,
Casts ::Sabiha, Santosh, Aslam Pervez, Musarrat Nazir, Nayyar Sultana, Akmal,
Director : Anwar Kemal Pasha,

Lyrics :-

ulfat ki nai manzil ko chala, tu banhen dal k banhon mein
dil torne wale dekh k chal, ham bhi to pare hain rahon mein

kya kya na jafayen dil pe sahin, par tum se koi shikwa na kiya
is jurm ko bhi shamil kar lo, mere masum gunahon mein

jahan chandni raton mein tum ne khud hamse kiya iqarar-e-wafa
phir aj hain ham kyon begane, teri beraham nigahon mein

ham bhi hain wahin, tum bhi ho wahi, ye apni-apni qismat hai
tum khel rahe ho khushiyon se, ham dub gaye hain ahon mein...


Master Inayat Hussain, a melodic music composer :-

Famous music director of Pakistani films, Master Inayat Hussain was very selective in picking films for composing music. He became famous after composing many evergreen and unforgettable film songs in a four-decade long film career, especially for his music in the movies 'Qatil' and 'Gumnaam' in the initial days of his career in Lollywood. The song 'Ulfat Ki Nayi Manzil Ko Chala' sung by Iqbal Bano for the movie 'Qatil' was all time greatest classic hit both in Pakistan and India. The other song by the same crooner 'Tu Laakh Chalery Ri Gori Tham Tham Ke, Payal Mein Geet Hein Cham Cham Kei', pictured on off-center Sabiha Khanum in the 'Gumnaam' was equally popular. On my visit to India in 1964 as a student, when asked about Pakistani music from general public, these two songs were quoted as memorable ones. These songs were breakthrough both for Master Saheb and Iqbal Bano. The latter hailed from an orthodox family. Before singing these songs, she had become an icon of the typical style of ghazal singing in no time, making her style known not only throughout the country but in India also. She became symbol of ghazal singing at a time when Pakistan had none to represent Ghazal singing. It was much later that Farida Khanum, Mehdi Hasan and Ghulam Ali paved their way in this domain of singing. It was at this span of time that Master Inayat Hussain picked her up for his film songs.


Qateel Shifai :-
Qateel Shifai whose real name was Aurangzeb Khan gave new direction to Urdu literature. He spent his entire life in serving the national language Urdu. He used the name Qateel Shifai as his pen name.
Qateel Shifai was born on December 24, 1919 in Haripur, Hazara Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He was awarded with Pride of Performance Award in 1994. He was also awarded with Adamjee Award', 'Naqoosh Award', 'Abbasin Arts Council Award' and 'Amir Khusro Award' in India. His poetry has been translated into numerous languages including Hindi, Gujarati, English, Russian and Chinese.

Dil todne wale dekh ke chal hum bhi to pade hain rahon main....The legendry Ghazal singer from Pakistan, Iqbal Bano (1935-2009) passed away on April 21, 2009. She was 74 years. She was the first ever female Ghazal singer in Pakistan and "Dasht-e-tanhai mein..." was her all time super hit ghazal. She also sang some evergreen film ghazal's as:

The above phrase holds true to the renowned singer, Iqbal Banu. Banu was born in 1935 in Delhi, India. She took keen interest in music from her earlier days. Banus friends and family urged her father to allow her to learn music and he agreed.

Hence, Banu learned classical music, including thumri and dadra, from ustaad Chand Khan in Delhi. Later, ustaad Chand Khan recommended Banu to All India Radio, Delhi, where she sang for a while.

A Pakistani landlord was surely struck by Banus beauty and innocence and proposed her. Long story short, seventeen year old Banu was wedded to him in 1952.

A promise made is a promise kept. Banus husband gave his word to her that he will never be a hindrance in her musical career. Banus eyes smiled with the joy of today and the promise of tomorrow.

They enjoyed a blissful married life for twenty-eight years. Banus better half kept his word up until his death in 1980.

Banu spend her married life in Lahore. Initially, she took music lessons from ustaad Aashiq Ali Khan and ustaad Abdul Kareem Khan.

In reality, it is only in recent years that many people have truly woken up to the fact that women could also accomplish remarkable things as men do.

Throughout her singing career, Banu frequently recorded ghazals for Radio Pakistan. In 1954, nineteen-year-old Banu recorded her first film song. The lyrics were Tu laakh chalaree gori thum, thum, kay, payal mein geet hain chham, chham, kay. The film Gum naam, March 26, 1954, music, Inayat Husain, lyrics, Qateel Shifai- Saif uddin Saif. All told, it is a very heartfelt song.

The song above is an exquisite blend of torment and anguish, pain and pathos. Essentially, Banu lifted up her voice with strength and made the lyrics all the more forceful and effective:

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