Monday, May 28, 2018

Shevan Rizvi

Sixty years down memory lane, the iconic Qawwali, ' Hamen toh loot liya milke husn walon ne' from the 1958 film Al Hilal sung beautifully by Ismail Azad Qawwal and the group rings a bell in the ears.The Qawwali was written by the lyricist Shevan Rizvi.Unfortunately not much seems to have been written and discussed about him, though he being a very talented lyricist wrote memorable lyrics for Hindi Cinema .The films he wrote lyrics for include Al Hilal, Humsaya, Dil Aur Mohabbat, Ek Musafir Ek Hasina, Gawayya,and Qawwali ki Raat.
The songs that can be listed among his best , besides the qawwali mentioned above are
Dil ki awaaz bhi sun mere fasane pe na ja,
Hath aya hai jab se tere hath mein,
Woh haseen dard de do, jise main gale laga loon,
Husn wale husn ka anjaam dekh, doobte sooraj ko waqt-e-sham dekh,
Aisey toote tar ki mera geet adhoora reh gaya,
Mujhe mera pyar de do,
Humko tumhaare ishq ne kya kya bana diya,jab kuchh na ban sake to tamasha bana diya....
Our humble tributes to the great lyricist !


  1. Can we know some more about Shevan Rizvi's personal life and his background.

  2. One of the lyricist who wrote most songs famous for emotional feelings He was one favourite song writer of O P Nayyar
    I liked his most songs Industry did not gave him the place he deserved

  3. Dil ki awaaz bhi sun mere fasane pe na ja...what a wonderful thought..really we cant forget such song..