Here are some video recordings of famous Pakistani as well as Indian singers singing ghazals written by Ahmad Faraz.
The six block buster, super hit Ahmad Faraz Ghazals which established his reputation among Pakistani audiences as well as the Pakistani diaspora and all Urdu Ghazal lovers throughout the world are listed below. Those top six Ahmad Faraz Ghazals, in my opinion, are :
1. Ranjish Hee Sahee Dil Hee Dukkhaanay Kay Liyay Aa
2. Ab Kay Hum Bichhrray Toe Shaayad
3. Ye Aalam Shauq Kaa Daykhaa Naa Jaa-ay
4. Ab Kay Tajdeed e Wafa Kaa NaheeN ImkaaN JaanaaN !
5. BarsoN Kay Baad Daykkhaa Ik Shakhs Dil Rubaa Saa !
6. Silsilay Torre Gayaa Woh Sabhee Jaatay Jaatay
The diction Ahmad Faraz employs reinforces his narrative style with a strongly realistic yet empathic tone of voice.
Jee-o Ahmad Faraz ! Ahmad Faraz and his Urdu Ghazals will live long in the hearts of the Pakistani people, the Pakistani diaspora and all Urdu language lovers throughout the world !!
The first Ahmad Faraz Ghazal which made its appearance on the Pakistani Movie scene (Pakistani Movie Mohabbat starring Mohammad Ali and Zeba) and made Ahmad Faraz a household name in Pakistan and in the Pakistani diaspora around the world as well as Urdu Ghazal lovers everywhere.
Mehdi Hasan renders the lyrics with masterly craft !
Nighat Akbar, a flamboyant Pakistani singer, sings a ghazal by Ahmad Faraz in which the poet sketches a portrait of his beloved in delicate strokes... a gem in modern Urdu poetry and modern Urdu ghazals and an example of a ghazal where Ahmad Faraz displays his own unique style which made him so popular among ghazal loving Pakistanis everywhere in the world.
An interesting fact about this ghazal is that Faraz probably edited this ghazal for the Pakistan Television broadcast and added two couplets as well as made amendments in two other couplets so that the version that Nighat Akbar sings in this Pakistan Television broadcast is much better than the version Dareechah has found in the Yusuf Publishers edition of "Jaanaan Jaanaan" (a bestselling collection of Ahmad Faraz poems and ghazals which came out in the 1980s) or the Dost Publications edition of "Kulliyaat e Faraz" (Translation= Faraz: Collected Works).
The couplets that were added by Faraz for the PTV broadcast version are:
اب کیا کہیں کہ ہم کو کیوں بدگمانیاں ہیں
و ُہ بے وفا نہیں پر لگتا ہے بے وفا سا
آنکھوں میں خواب تھے یا برسوں کے رتجگے تھے
باتیں رُکی رُکی سی ، لہجہ تھکا تھکا سا
and the couplets Faraz modified to make them better are:
یادوں میں یاد اُس کی ، خوابوں میں خواب اُس کے
نیندوں میں گُھل گیا ہو جیسے کہ رتجگا سا
الفاظ تھے کہ جُگنو ُ آواز کے سفر میں
جیسے کہ جنگلوں میں بن جائے راستہ سا
Pakistan's famous vocalist, Mehnaz Begum, sings an iconic modern Urdu ghazal by the popular modern Urdu poet from Pakistan, Ahmad Faraz.
A delicately carved modern Urdu ghazal by Ahmad Faraz sung with pathos by the immortal vocalist Jagjeet Singh.
Jagjit Singh sings this epic Ahmad Faraz Ghazal in his soulful voice and carries one away. The diction Ahmad Faraz employs here reinforces his narrative style with a strongly realistic yet empathic tone of voice.
Wow ! Ahmad Faraz and his Urdu Ghazals will live long in the hearts of the Pakistani people, the Pakistani diaspora and all Urdu language lovers throughout the world !!