Sajan Bin Raatan Hoian Waddiyan: Nusrat Sahib sing Shah Hussain

Narrating the beauty of beloved, meeting beloved [wasl] and separation from beloved [firaaq] remains the favourite topic for Urdu and Punjabi poets, whether we speak about classic poets such as Ghalib and Mir or more modern such as Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Ahmed Faraz,

Such Kalam, whether Urdu Nazm or Ghazal, has always been a firm favourite of artist from South Asia, and many of poems of Ghalib and Faiz has been subject to different renditions and genres over many generations of musicians.

Punjabi is the language of expressing emotions via verse and poetic expressions and such longing is clearly manifested in a beautiful kalam sung by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, which is about separation and longing.


Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan


Sajan Bin Raatan Hoian Wadiyan
Ranjha Jogi Mein Jogiani
Kamli Kar Kar Saddyan


Without my beloved the nights are long,
Ranjha is a saint and I am his follower
He has driven me senseless




Download this legendary qawwali Mann Atkeya Beparwa De Naal (9:30) in voice of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.



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