Mar 10 2011

Ali Zafar performs Ghalib- A beautiful soft track

Posted by Knonie

Here’s a very famous Urdu ghazal written by Mirza Ghalib:
“Koi umeed bar nahi aati
Koi soorat nazar nahi aati”

This version is sung by the young Pakistani signer Ali Zafar, in a TV show “Dil se”. This track is also included in his latest Album titled “Jhoom”. It is composed by Yousaf Salah Uddin. This version is so soft and easy-listening. I’m sure you’ll love it.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has also performed this Ghazal in his typical Qawwali style, in the same composition.

Feb 15 2011

Ghalib’s Urdu verses in decorative calligraphy

Posted by Knonie

On the death anniversary of the renowned Urdu/Persian poet Mirza Assad Ullah Khan Ghalib, today, i.e. 15th February, I’m displaying the scanned images of the hand-made artworks I did few years back using the poetry verses of Ghalib.

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