This rickshaw driver from Karachi sings Mehdi Hassan beautifully
Perhaps one thing that everyone can unanimously agree upon is, the great talent that Pakistanis have. Be it that viral paint wala singer who sang with Aima Baig, or a number talented bakers who make the most beautiful cakes. This rickshaw rickshaw driver from Karachi just showed his incredible talent and is impressing everyone.
This rickshaw driver was spotted singing Mehdi Hassan songs, in particular, ‘zindagi mein toh sabhi pyaar kertay hain’ by the Late Mehdi Hassan, and he was just TOO good.
The rickshaw driver further shared that he couldn’t pursue his dreams and instead chose a profession that didn’t match his interest, for the sake to earn money for a living.
This auto rickshaw driver in Karachi is an amazing talent, spotted him singing Mehdi Hassan’s songs at a stop. Qasim Ali says he wanted to be a classical singer but poverty shattered his dreams and he’s forced to drive rickshaw to earn his bread and butter. pic.twitter.com/6U1vdZn13d
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) November 2, 2019
Mehwish Hayat couldn’t resist but appreciate the exceptionally gifted voice
What a beautiful voice !
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) November 3, 2019
The rickshaw driver, Qasim Ali, stunned everybody with his truly melodious voice
Gem🖤- his voice is giving me goosebumps🥺
Ustad Mehdi Hassan must be proud in his grave for leaving such huge effects of melodic voice on everyone one of us.
— Ebad Safi (@DocSafi_) November 3, 2019
What a beautiful thought and voice!! Hats off to him and many like him!! The passion for life is really extraordinary!! May the Lord Almighty bless him with happiness!!
— D Rama Sudhakar (@DRamaSudhakar) November 3, 2019
This man is as beautiful as his voice
Equally amazing to see how his expressions kept the intensity level up as if they were singing along with him
Thanks for sharing
— Kakoo Sialkoti (@KakooSialkoti) November 2, 2019
People from across the border, too, couldn’t help but get carried away by such a beautiful
Doesn't miss a note even in that chaotic and noisy surrounding… True musician!
— KP 🇮🇳 (@KunalHasArrived) November 2, 2019
Very beautiful voice. In this age of Media with plenty of platforms available, he should be given a chance by someone. Atleast @cokestudio should take a notice.
— CA V. P. Singh🇮🇳 (@ca_vpsingh) November 3, 2019
People came out to say he was far more talented than most of the singers right now, yet poverty is a great restraint to anyone’s abilities
He's more melodious than any coke studio singer. Poverty again proofed the biggest curse among humans.
— AASIMTASAWAR (@Iwriter3) November 2, 2019
There are many like this – their bread and butter have killed the passion they had 😞
— Shahzad Ali (@ShahNoorShahzad) November 3, 2019
While some people also thought this rickshaw driver Mehdi Hassan fan’s circumstances had more to do with nepotism than with poverty
His dreams didnot shatter due to poverty. Financial crisis could not change his voice. Rather nepotism is a curse which keeps talent at distance.
— Ahmed Khoso (@ahmedkhoso03) November 2, 2019
Some people also offered to help this rickshaw driver fulfill his Mehdi Hassan dreams
Send me his number, let me refer him to some channels and their morning shows. Beautiful vocals!
— Zain Khan (@ZKhanOfficial) November 2, 2019
Faizan Can you please inbox me his contact details, We would love to hire him at our restaurant.
— Muneeb Bilal (@MuneebBilal) November 3, 2019
Listening to such a sweet, whole-hearted voice reminded everyone of the legendary Mehdi Hassan
Very touchy voice, same as of Mehandi Hasan of whom i am great fan.. Try to give him platform so his talent not wasted.
— Ram (@Ram96348864) November 3, 2019
MashaAllah Super!!! Reminds me of the legend himself: Mehdi Hassan
— Atif Rajput (@AtifRajput5) November 2, 2019
People were pissed and sad for the lack of opportunities in the country, where talented people like this rickshaw driver Mehdi Hassan fan have no platform to channel it
Let us not blame poverty but a society they has regulated away opportunity. When will we understand?
— Nadeem Haque (@nadeemhaque) November 3, 2019
Talent is universal but not opportunity, sadly.
— Vishwanath Marar (@vishwanathmarar) November 3, 2019
And so, the talent remains ‘hidden.’
What an amazing and hidden talent.
— Usman (@usmann_090) November 2, 2019
A soothing voice like Qasim Ali’s, is rare and one of a very special kind. Poverty might have not allowed him to pursue his dreams, but nothing can crush his talent and his passion to sing, which is evident through the heartfelt video. Pakistan produces a lot of singers but singers like Mehdi Hassan sahab are rare, and people can see his reflection through this rickshaw driver, Qasim Ali. It’s unfortunate how so many talented people live their lives without given even a single opportunity to express and prove themselves.
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