kyo tu acha lagta hai

Some amazing poetry at the end of Attaullah Khan’s performance of pyar naal na sahi in Coke Studio season 4.

kyo tu acha lagta hai
waqt mila to sochenge
tujh mein kya kya dekha hai
waqt mila to sochenge
saara shahar shanaasai ka daawedaar to hai lekin
(shanaasai – Acquaintance)
kaun hamara apna hai
waqt mila to sochenge
humne usko likha tha
kuch milne ki tadbeer karo
(Tadbir – plan, arrangement)
usne likhkar bheja hai
waqt mila to sochenge
mausam, khusboo, baad-e-sabaa, chand, shafaq aur taaron mein
(baad-e-sabaa – Morning Breeze, shafaq – rainbow)
kaun tumaare jaisa hai
waqt mila to sochenge
ya to apne dil ki maano ya fir dunia walon ki
mashwara uska acha hai
(mashwara – advice)
waqt mila to sochenge
kyon tu acha lagta hai
waqt mila to sochenge

क्यों तू अच्छा लगता है
वक़्त मिला तो सोचेंगे
तुझ में क्या क्या देखा है
वक़्त मिला तो सोचेंगे
सारा शहर शानासाई का दावेदार तो है लेकिन
कौन हमारा अपना है
वक़्त मिला तो सोचेंगे
हमने उसको लिखा था
कुछ मिलने की तदबीर करो
उसने लिखकर भेजा है
वक़्त मिला तो सोचेंगे
मौसम, खुशबू, बादे-सबा, चाँद, शफक और तारों में
कौन तुमारे जैसा है
वक़्त मिला तो सोचेंगे
या तो अपने दिल की मानो
या फिर दुनिया वालों की
वक़्त मिला तो सोचेंगे
क्यों तू अच्छा लगता है
वक़्त मिला तो सोचेंगे

Attaullah Khan

Attaullah Khan has been one of my favourite singers since i started listening to music. Today i watched a ghazal sab maya hai on youtube. Its written by Insha and rendered beautifully bu Attaullah Khan. A must watch if you are a good music admirer:

Then i watched another video of the same ghazal which seems to be a newly recorded one. I was so sad to see that Attaullah Khan is getting older. The difference in his voice is clearly visible.

I wish he continues to sing for years…Insha’Allah !