Bliss personified; Ustad Mehdi Hassan's voice is none but the God's himself. Listen to our pick of ten of the maestro's best ghazal renditions.
Ranjish hi sahi dil hi dukhane ke liye aa...Mehdi sings as Faraaz himself reads his poetry.
This is one of the best compositions in raag Yaman.
Aake sajjada nasheen kaise hua mere baad...Meer Taqi Meer's poetry just so beautifully sung by Ustaad.
Baat Karni mujhe mushkil kabhi aisi to na thi...This Bahadur Shah Zafar poetry composed by Mehdi Hassan in Raag Pahadi is heavenly.
Dekh to dil ke jaan se uthta hai, ye dhuan kahan se uthta hai...Interesting Fact: The film Saat Khoon MAaf has the ghazal played in the background while Priyanka Chopra learns urdu from his one of the 7 husbands played by Irfaan Khan.
Mohabbat karne wale kam na honge, teri mehfil me lekin hum na honge...Hafeez Hoshiarpuri's poetry, composition based on Raag Khamaj is one of the oldest performances of ustad's.
A godly rendition of Ahmad Faraaz's poetry "Abke hum bichhde to shayad kabhi khaabon me milen..." In a live concert Khan Sahib says"this raaga is made with a komal dhaivat in bhupaali .. isee dhaivat mein saare bichadne ka dukh saamne aa jaata hai" Reminds you of the lost love, doesn't it?
Khan Sahib's divine singing of Syed Razi Tirmazi's ghazal "Bhooli bisri chand ummeedein chand fasane yaad ae..." is said to be based on the melodious Raag Kedar
Words of the legendary Qateel Shifai combined with the magic of Raag Bheempalasi. Ustaad's voice seems just the icing in "Zindagi me to sabhi pyaar kiya karte hain..."
Yet another Qateel Shifai ghazal, Mehdi Hassan Saheb says he has combined the Raagas Sohni, Marwa and Pooriya to compose "Garmiye hasrat-e-naqaam se jal jaate hain, Hum charagon ki tarah shaam se jal jate hain..."
"Roshan jamaal-e-yaar se hai anjuman tamaam..." The poet of this ghazal Hasrat Mohani was a revolutionary poet and a freedom fighter. This exceptional rendition by Ustaad is based on Raag Patdeep.