10 times Pakistani, Indian musicians collaborated on songs of peace and love

From Nusrat and AR Rahman, the songs will be a balm to your bruises

Rafay Mahmood March 01, 2019

KARACHI: The past few days have not been easy for people on either side of the border. While governments decide what's best for their people, here's a list of songs that always remind us of the better days of Indo-Pak relations and our shared heritage. As they say, music has no boundaries.

10. Bolo Bolo: HariHaran and Strings

In 2003, Strings collaborated with the maestro Hariharan. The video was shot in Dubai with Faisal Kapadia and Hariharan displaying their vocal prowess to the fullest.


9. Jinna Kar Loge Pyaar: Shehzad Roy and Sukhbir

No song has survived the test of time like this one. Both in their prime, Shehzad Roy and Sukhbir put together an amazing peace anthem that’s still played at mehndi functions in Pakistan. Yeah, you heard that right.


8. Collaborations: Gurdas Mann, Sukshinder Shinda and Abrar ul Haq

The finest names in Punajab’s popular scene came together for this very catchy and peppy ode to the culture of the five rivers. Gurdas, Sukhsinder and Abrar pay a warm homage to Punjab’s rich folktales and culture at large.


7. Ghoom Tana: Salman Ahmad and Shubha Mudgal

Perhaps the best thing that came out of Salman Ahmed's solo career is this amazing collaboration Shuba Mudgal. The video is as much a treat as the audio.


6. Kina Sona : Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ft Bally Sagoo

Everything Nustrat touched turned to gold. Top it with Bally Sagoos’ killer groove and you have a recipe for some soul-moving stuff.


5. Yeh Dil : Mizmaar feat. Palash Sen of Euphoria

Palash Sen from Euphoria has always considered his music to be more Pakistani than Indian. And we are convinced after listening to this fantastic collaboration


4. Noori and Hari & Sukhmani : Yaariaan

Noori is great at making rock ballads and Sukhmani’s soothing vocals all that’s needed to turn Yaarian into a complete ode to friendship and camaraderie.


3. Paar Chana Dey –  Noori and Shilpa Rao

Can it get any better than two artists from India and Pakistan narrating Sohni Mahiwal’s love story? Paar Chana Dey gets bigger and better the more you listen to it.


2. Kia Khayal hai: Zeb & Haniya and Swanand Kirkire & Shantanu Moitra

This has to be one of the finest collaborations on any TV show. The song not only talks about spreading love but is a joy to listen to as well.


1. Gurus of Peace: NFAK and AR Rahman

When greats of the two countries collaborate, what comes out is nothing short of magic. We are recovering from conflict and trust us; there won’t be a better balm on your bruises.

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