Master Abdullah: the man behind music (E-3 of 5)

By Anis Shakur
Sunday – March 25, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Master Abdullah’s musical masterpieces are the jewel of the Pakistani cinema. Here are two tragic scores. ‘Jawab day bewafa zamanay,’ singer, Noor Jehan, the film ‘Commander.’ ‘Aankhoan mein ashk, dard hai dil mein bhara hua,’ singer, Masood Rana, the film ‘Commander.’

Master Abdullah, who had a natural instinct for music, came out with superb compositions in this romantic number. ‘Mera mehboob hai, ya jaan-e-bahar Aaya hai,’ duet, Runa Laila, Masood Rana, the film ‘Commander.’

Fans revel in their delight as they listen to the song, ‘Teray pyar da mein lata nazara,’ duet, Noor Jehan- Mujeeb Alam, movie director, Raja Hafeez’s 1970 film ‘Rangu jatt.’

Through sustained efforts, Master Abdullah came up with more magnificent compositions like these two songs. ‘Jo gaya dil moh liya,’ movie director, Iqbal Kashmiri’s 1970 debut film ‘Taxi driver,’ singer, Noor Jehan. ‘Izzataan walio jo gaya,’ singer, Noor Jehan, the film ‘Taxi driver.’

Touched by the magic of the songs, the music lovers did not find appropriate words with which to applaud Master Abdullah. Example, the song ‘Mein kholaan kehtiri kitaab nu,’ singer, Mala, movie director Iqbal Kashmiri, the film ‘Babul,’ June 18, 1971.

The public kept clamoring to hear Master Abdullah’s magical masterpieces like these two songs. ‘Tu phul tay mein khushbu,’ singer, Runa Laila, the film ‘Babul.’ ‘Lailo meray khadonay, qeemat sab dee,’ singer, Masood Rana, the film ‘Babul.’

To many who knew him, Master Abdullah seemed to had knowledge and depth of understanding beyond his years. Example, the song ‘Mera dilbar mera dildaar toon ween,’ singer, Tasawwar Khanum, director, Iqbal Kashmiri’s film ‘Jaagday rehna.’

Enchanted with the melody, the music buffs are all praise for Master Abdullah’s resplendent composition. ‘Chal challiye duniya dee us nukray jithay banda na banday dee zaat huay.’ Duet, Mehdi Hasan- Noor Jehan, the film ‘Duniya paisay di,’ February 7, 1971. Movie director, Fayyaz Sheikh.

Music had been Master Abdullah’s passport to the world since his earlier days. As always, thanks to the poise and intelligence master Abdullah displayed in these three songs. ‘Uthway mana waan tainu, naaz dekhawan,’ singer, Noor Jehan, the film ‘Duniya paisay de.’ ‘Sohniya khair pyar di,’ singer, Noor Jehan, the film ‘Duniya paisay de.’ ‘Koi lakh karay inkar duniya paisay di a yaar,’ singer, Mehdi Hasan, the film ‘Duniya paisay de.’ (To be continued...)