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Music beyond borders

Music sure does transcend borders and nationalities.

The latest Emraan Hashmi starrer, Awarapan is already famous for the songs, To Phir Ao and Maula Maula by Pakistani rock sensation Mustafa Zahid and Rafaqat Ali Khan, respectively.

We now take a look at our neighbours from Pakistan who captured the heart of the nation with their soulful renditions.

Mustafa Zahid

Claim to Fame: To Phir Aao / Roxen (Pakistani Band)
On Indian Shores: To Phir Aao (Awarapan)

Not many know that the Pakistani rock sensation cried while recording the song, To Phir Aao in Mumbai.

Musti (fondly known as Mustafa) formed the band Roxen a few years ago in Pakistan with Jawad Muhammad (Jodi) on rhythm guitars. Soon, Omar Farooq joined them on bass. The name, suggested by Musti's friend Kashaan, has been derived from Roshen-e-Deewar, which means a light inlet in the prison.

Text: Tanveer Bookwala

Also read: 'I won't life a tune'


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