Writer's Blog

Transient Thoughts

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Chain of Discoveries on a Wednesday evening

Of a whim, on my drive home, I played an old favorite on youtube:

Mera Kuch Saaman:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlvXDGJAMT0

At the end of this song, was a small snippet of this song that I had heard and loved before, but not listened carefully:

Jeehale-e-miskeen makun ba ranjish



Looking fro the lyrics, I discovered that this song by Gulzar borrows the first few words from the below masterpiece by Amir Khusro


Scrolling down, in the last link above, is a rendition by Ghulam Ali. Plus a little bit of his history in his own words. Turns out he is a student of Ustaad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. I didn't know!