12 Timeless Ghazals That Will Leave You Feeling Nostalgic

Ghazals are one of the most soulful forms of music that effortlessly manage to pull at our heart strings. They invoke a sense of calmness within us that can drive away all our stress and worries.

Also known as the language of the heart, Ghazals have a rich history in Indian music culture and have evolved over the years in a way that attracts people of all age groups.

Moreover, there are some famous ghazals that still hold a special place in our hearts. These superhit ghazals instil a sense of peace in our minds and take us on a journey of happiness, relaxation and solace.

With that in mind, we have compiled a list of some of the best timeless ghazals that can instantly lift your mood and will leave you feeling nostalgic.

1. Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo – Farida Khanum

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Apart from being one of the most famous ghazals, Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo is a heart-touching melody of love, passion and those rare moments of warmth and affection.

2. Baat Niklegi Toh Phir Door Talak Jayegi – Jagjit Singh

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This legendary, superhit ghazal is sung by none other than Jagit Singh – “The King of Ghazals”. The ghazal invokes feelings of nostalgia with its memorable music, meaningful lyrics and the calming voice of the remarkable Jagit Singh.

3. Wo Jo Hum Mein Tum Mein Qarar Tha - Begum Akhtar

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A ghazal that speaks to the people who have experienced unrequited love, “Wo Jo Hum Mein Tum Mein Qarar Tha” is one of the best ghazals from Begum Akhtar. She manages to soothe the mind with some soulful Sufi lyrics.

4. Lambi Judaai - Reshma

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With the ever-soothing voice of Reshma, this superhit ghazal connects with you at a different level altogether. “Lambi Judaai” is an all-time classic and is also considered to be one of the best ghazals about separation and leaving your loved one.

Speaking of which…

5. Chitti Ayi Hai – Pankaj Udhas

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Considered to be one of the most iconic ghazals about remembering those who are far away, “Chitti Aayi Hai” was a hit amongst the NRI population at the time of its release. Even though many years have passed since then, but this superhit ghazal by Pankaj Udhas is indeed an all-time favorite.

6. Tumko Dekha Toh Ye Khayal Aaya – Jagjit Singh

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Talk about being an all-time favorite. This classic ghazal by Jagjit Singh takes you on a journey of fond memories and unforgettable moments. Even after listening to it more than once, “Tumko Dekha Toh Ye Khayal Aaya” still manages to steal your heart every single time.

7. Hum Bekhudi Mein Tumko Pukaare Chale Gaye – Mohammed Rafi

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Sung by one of the Bollywood’s greatest playback singers, this superhit ghazal has some soul-touching lyrics along with a melodious tune that will surely make your heart melt.

8. Pathar Bana Diya Mujhe – Anup Jalota

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“Bhajan Samrat” Anup Jalota is one of India’s most popular ghazal singers. Sung by the legend himself, this iconic ghazal talks about the hope and pain of waiting for the love of a close one.

9. Aisa Koi Zindagi Se Vada Toh Nahi Tha – Roop Kumar Rathod

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One of the best ghazals about love and romance, this classic by Roop Kumar Rathod will surely take your breath away. The wonderful lyrics create a sense of serenity around you, while the melodious music takes you back in time.

10. Kabhi Kisi Ko Mukammal Jahan Nahi Milta – Bhupinder Singh

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Well-known ghazal singer Bhupinder Singh manages to weave a story about the reality of life through his remarkable verses and unforgettable tune. One of the best ghazals, it touches the soul and allows you to take a moment and think about the different aspects of life.

11. Chupke Chupke Raat Din – Ghulam Ali

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What’s better than a superhit ghazal that reminisces about those wonderful moments of love and romance between two people. Sung by one of India’s finest ghazal singers, it has some very fine verses along with soothing music.

12. Aur Ahista Kijiye Baatein - Pankaj Udhas

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With lyrics like “Koi jhoka hawa ka awaara, dil ki baaton ko udaa na le jaye”, this is one of the most famous ghazals by the legendary Pankaj Udhas.

So, this was our collection of the best “Puraani Ghazals” that will leave you feeling nostalgic. And if you really want to enjoy a session of some heart-touching ghazals, we have just the right place for you.

Mehfil-e-Ghazal is a unique virtual event that is a celebration of the beauty and magic of ghazals. Being a part of the Evergreen Club, this virtual event is open for all individuals above the age of 55.

Hosted by well-renowned ghazal performer Atul Dive, Mehfil-e-Ghazal will take you down memory lane with some evergreen classics from the world of ghazals that will leave you asking for more.

So, click on the below to register with the Evergreen Club and enjoy the Mehfil-e-Ghazal, along with other amazing virtual events that will help you stay active and engaged during your golden years.