Description: Farida Khanum (born 1935) is a Pakistani Ghazal singer from Punjab. The Times of India has called her "Malika-e-Ghazal" (Queen of Ghazal). Born in (1935) in Calcutta and raised in Amritsar. Her sister is Mukhtar Begum. She migrated to Pakistan after partition of India in 1947.
Faiyaz Hashmi is the poet who penned the lyrics to this song. His innate genius is on display here: taking what appear to be commonplace words and infusing them with extraordinary depth of meaning.
Another rendition by Shankar Tucker can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/8optfjl
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