Qateel Shifai

Lyricist, Artist
Born: Dec 24, 1919
Death: Jul 11, 2001
 

Qateel Shifai is the pen name of Aurangzeb Khan. He was born in Haripur (present day Pakistan). Due to his father’s premature death, Qateel had leave studies and take up a job at a very young age. He struggled in odd jobs for many years till finally, in 1946, he landed the job of an assistant editor at the “Adab E Latif”. He was noticed when his first ghazal appeared in Qamar Jalalabadi’s Star magazine.

His career as a film lyricist took off in 1947 after he wrote his debut lines for the Pakistani film “Teri Yaad”. Over the years, wrote lyrics for many Indian and Pakistani film and won several awards. He also published several books of poems. Other than films, his ghazals were also very popular in non-film albums by the likes of Mehdi Hasaan and Jagjit Singh.

Some of his more popular ghazals in Hindi films include “Badalon Mein Chhup Raha Hai Chand Kyon”, “Tere Dar Pan Sanam”, “Shairana Si Hai Zindagi” (“Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee”, 1993) and “Sambhala Hai Maine” (“Naaraaz”, 1994).

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Most Popular Songs

Mil Kar Juda Hue Toh Na Soya Karenge Hum Mil Kar Juda Hue Toh Na Soya Karenge Hum
  • Album: A Milestone
    Singer: Jagjit Singh, Chitra Singh
    Music Director: Jagjit Singh
    Lyricist: Qateel Shifai
    Artist: Jagjit Singh, Chitra Singh
    Genre: Ghazal
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    Album Category: Hindi, Non Film
     
    Yeh Mojeza Yeh Mojeza
       
    Album: MTV Unplugged 4 - Episode 03
    Singer: Papon
    Music Director: Jagjit Singh
    Lyricist: Qateel Shifai
    Artist: Papon
    Genre: Ghazal, Pop
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    Tere Dar Par Sanam (Male) Tere Dar Par Sanam (Male)
  • Album: Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee
    Singer: Kumar Sanu
    Music Director: Anu Malik
    Lyricist: Qateel Shifai
    Genre: Filmi
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    Badalon Mein Chhup Raha Hai Chand Badalon Mein Chhup Raha Hai Chand
  • Album: Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee
    Singer: Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu
    Music Director: Anu Malik
    Lyricist: Qateel Shifai
    Genre: Filmi, Pop
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    Sambhaala Hai Maine Sambhaala Hai Maine
  • Album: Naaraaz
    Singer: Kumar Sanu
    Music Director: Anu Malik
    Lyricist: Qateel Shifai
    Genre: Filmi
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