Suraiya - Aah Ko Chahiye Ek Umr - Mirza Ghalib
Surayia is singing Urdu Ghazal Song aah ko chahiye ek umr asar hone tak written by Mirza Ghalib.
Aah ko chahiye ek umr asar hone tak
Kaun jita hai teri zulf ke sar hone tak
Suraiya was an actress and singer of Indian films in the 40s and 50s. She was given title of Malika-e-Tarannum in the subcontinent. This title was latter given to Noor Jahan. Surayya was very popular singer and actress. Her full name is Suriya Jamaal Sheikh. Surayya born on 15th June 1929 and died on 31st January 2004. His father was a small furniture shop owner in Gujranwala, Punjab. Her father later moved to Lahore. Surayya was taken to Bombay on the request of her mother, uncle and maternal grandmother. She was only child of her parents. She received religious teaching in persian at home. Though Surayya become a successful singing actress, she was not formally trained in music. She attende J.B. Petit High School for Girls, in Fort, Mumbai.
Mirza Ghalib a great Urdu poet first language was Urdu. In his home Persian and Turkish were also spoken. A newly converted Muslim tourist from Iran came to Agra and stayed at Mirza Ghalib's home for two years and taught him Persian, Arabic, philosophy and logic. Ghalib started composing poetry at the age of 11. Ghalib poetry is in Percian and Urdu. Ghalib himself proud of his Persian poetry, but today he is more famous for his Urdu ghazals. Many Urdu scholars wrote elucidation of Ghalib's Urdu Ghazals. The first elucidation was written during the rule of Last Nizam of Hyderabad by Ali Hider Nazm Tabatabai of Hyderabad. Ghalib expand the scope of ghazals. Before Ghalib the ghazal scope is very narrow and only for expression of anguished love. Ghalib expressed philosophy and myseties of life and wrote ghazals on many other subjects.