Najaane kab se
Umeedain kuch baqi hain
Mujhe phir bhi teri yaad
Kyun ati hai?
Najaane kab se
Durr jitna bhi tum mujhse
Paas tere main
Ab toh aadat si hai mujhko aise jeene main
Zindagi se koi shikva bhi nahi hai
Ab toh zinda hun main iss neele asmaan main
Chaahat aisi hai yeh teri
Aahat aise hai yeh teri mujhko sataye
Yaadain gehri hain itni
Dil doob jaye
Aur aankhon main yeh ghum num ban jaye
Ab toh aadat si hai mujhko aise jeene main
Yeh jo raatain hain
Yeh jo baatain hain
Sabhi kantain hain
Bhula do unhain
Mitta do unhain
Ab toh aadat si hai mujhko
About Atif Aslam
In the music industry, Atif Aslam is known as a Pakistani pop singer. His schooling took place in Lahore and Rawalpindi, and he was born in Wazirabad. His songs such as Aadat, Woh Lamhe, Tere Bin, Pehli Nazar Mein, Tera Hone Laga Hoon, Tu Jaane Na and Meri Kahani are well known in South Asia, as well as several other popular ones such as Sho Da Da Kite and Woh Lamhe. One of the best-known aspects of his voice is that he has the ability to belt powerfully.
Life in the early years
During his childhood, Atif Aslam lived in the village of Wazirabad, Pakistan. The first school in which he went to kindergarten was Kimberley Hall School in Model Town, Lahore. The first time he manifested himself on stage was during a fancy dress show at his school when he was in the first grade, in which he performed as Imran Khan (former captain of the Pakistani Cricket Team during the 1950s). In fact, he has been passionate about cricket ever since he was a child. There was no particular kind of song that he listened to at that time, he did not have any preference.
He studied at Saint Paul’s Cambridge School in Rawalpindi at the age of 9. He returned to Lahore in 1995, where he continued his studies at the Divisional Public School (DPS), Model Town, Lahore, where he had already graduated from high school.
It was his bowling skills that led to him being selected for his school’s cricket team. Having completed his 10th grade at 14 years of age with distinction, he was always the youngest boy in the class since he received double promotion while he was in Kimberley Hall, which made him the youngest boy in the class for all the years that he was there.
As a professional cricketer, he was putting in all of his efforts during this time to prepare himself for a promising future. After finishing his matriculation exams at DPS, he graduated. Furthermore, he played table tennis.
At PAF College, Lahore, he also continued his education where he completed his F.Sc degree in 2001 with a class rank of 3rd in his faculty. At the College of Central Punjab, he went to learn computer science and eventually completed his Bachelor of Computer Science degree.
Career as a musician
At PAF College Lahore, he used to sing at the college canteen before he was encouraged by his friends to compete in the singing competition during the Independence Day celebrations on the occasion of the university’s 25th anniversary in 1998. In the competition he took part in, he won the title of winner. After that, he won several other college competitions as well in the following years.
He had the chance to meet Goher, who would become a bandmate of his future band Jal during his college days. The two of them began practicing together and started doing mini-concerts for their friends as part of their practice. There were several concerts In which Atif would perform on Junoon and Strings songs. Aside from performing in their college, they started performing at McDonald’s, Uncle Bubba’s Rabba Dabba, and many other restaurants around town. In this way, the original line-up of Jal began to take form.
At Mekal Hassan’s Studio, Jal recorded the song Aadat. There have been a number of different online music websites in Pakistan that have featured the song. There were also major radio stations of Pakistan that were broadcasting the song, including City FM 89, FM 100, Mast FM 103, FM 105, 4news FM 108, and others. The video for this song was released by ARY Digital and The Musik and then was available on almost all the channels that played this song.
The debut album of Atif was released under Sound Master and IC records on 19 July 2004. In just five months of the album’s release, its promoters declared it one of the biggest selling albums of the year. Furthermore, Atif also obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (Hons.) from the University of Central Punjab while attending the class. During Atif Aslam’s performance at Royal Albert Hall on 14 April 2007, at least 100 people were in attendance. On 22 December 2006, Doorie, his second album, was released worldwide.
The Indian audience has enjoyed Atif’s songs for the Bollywood film Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Tera Hone Laga Hoon and Tu Jaane Na, both of which have been well received. In addition to his work for Bollywood, Atif has also sung many other songs, such as Pehli Nazar Mein (Race) and Bakuda Tum Hi Ho (Kismat Konnection) in Hindi.
The next movie he has sung for in Bollywood is Prince, in which he has sung four songs (Tere Liye, Aa Bhi Ja Sanam, Kaun Hoon Main and O Mere Khuda). Several of the songs in the series have been composed by the well known musician Sachin Gupta, who has previously had a number of hits with Atif.
Issues of controversy
There were a number of disputes within the band following the release of the song Aadat by Jal and it was decided to use Atif’s brother to manage the band as a result of the dispute. This was the point in the album when Atif left the band so that he could do his own solo album. This solo album was released a few weeks before the release of the new album by Jal (Goher Mumtaz, Farhan Saeed, Shazi) which was titled Aadat.
Several tracks from Jal’s Aadat and Atif’s Jalpari shared certain elements, and both groups began a war over rights to those tracks (e.g., Aadat, Wo Lamhey, Rangon Mein, Dil Harey). In 2008, Goher Mumtaz sued Atif Aslam for using the name Jal in his album title (Jal Pari, which means mermaid, cunningly, to the left of the case title).