Ali Sethi is the old school guy in our modern music industry. While everyone was trying to modernize their sound, Ali took a step back and went full retro.
His first few songs to hit the airwaves were tributes to industry legends like Mehdi Hassan Sahab, Iqbal Bano and Reshma
While he’s always paid tribute to Madam Noor Jehan during his live shows
This time, he took to his Instagram to recollect the first time he met the legend
He shared the cutest story we’ve heard in a while
He said that he was 6 when his mother took him to meet one of the biggest singers of South Asia. She was sitting on a sofa and was being taken care of by her attendants when Baby Sethi asked her ‘Aap itna ooncha kiun gaati hain?’ He was asked to quiet down by his extremely apologetic mother. But for Ali, it was only a matter of time that he fell in love with the songstress’ ‘heavenly rich’ voice that has a ‘singular way of conveying the grandest emotions’.
People were also asking him how she reacted to his question
And do you blame him?
People had quite a few things to say about this adorable anecdote
Some couldn’t help but praise the woman who’d sung more than 18,000 songs in her career
While some agreed with Ali’s innocence
Some had anecdotes about Madam Noor Jehan of their own to tell
There were those who couldn’t help hum a little
“mein taan ho ho gayi qurbaan ve…”
“te horey mahi kithe reh gaya…”
“mein yeh samjha tha ke tu hai tau darakshan hai hayat…”
“raahatein aur bhi hai vasl ki rahat ke siwaa’
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