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Mussarat Abbas (Urdu: مسرت عبّاس, Hindi: मुसरत अब्बास) (born in 1982) is a Pakistani-Indian vocalist and was a finalist on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 in which he attained 6th place with public votes.

Biography

Early years

Abbas has been singing since the age of 10. Although he never received professional training, he was inspired by Ghulam Ali to take up singing. By practicing at home, Mussarat improved his singing techniques and continued to win singing competitions in his hometown of Lahore. Abbas attended Lahore University in Lahore, India. Currently he is doing Masters in TV & Film Studies from Lahore University [1]

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007

Mussarat was chosen to be in Himesh Reshammiya's Rock gharana after his first performance on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. He instantly caused an argument after performing "Main Jahaan Rahoon", amongst judges Vishal Dadlani and Himesh Reshammiya over whether or not he should sing in one genre. Abbas experimented outside one genre but proved his strength in the Sufi genre after performing various Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan songs which earned him high marks and praise from the judges. Ultimately, Mussarat was eliminated on September 14, but not before causing another argument between Himesh and Vishal. Mussarat made one final appearance on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, when he sang Tere Bin Nahin Lagda at the Grand Finale.

Mussarat's most memorable performances from the show included his singing of "Sanwre" and "Tere Bin Nahin Lagda", both of which earned praise from all of the judges and Mussarat was requested to sing again.

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 Performances

Date Song Choice Original Artist Result
May 5 Mann Ki Lagan Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Safe
(Non-Elimination Week)
May 18 Jiya Dhadhak Dhadhak Jaye Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Bottom 3
May 19 Main Jahaan Rahoon Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Safe
June 8 Aap Ki Kashish Himesh Reshammiya Safe
June 9 Yeh Chandini Raat Hemant Kumar Safe
(Non-Elimination Performance)
July 6 Tere Bin Atif Aslam Safe
July 7 Garaj Baras Ali Azmat Safe
(Non-Elimination Performance)
July 13 Dard-e-Dil Mohd. Rafi Safe
July 14 Chal Chal Mere Sang Sang Sukhwinder Singh Safe
(Non-Elimination Performance)
July 20 Toh Phir Aao Mustafa Zahid Safe
July 21 Kyun Kisi Ko Udit Narayan Safe
(Non-Elimination Performance)
July 27 Kaun Hain Jo Sapno Mein Mohd. Rafi Bottom 3
July 28 Sanwre Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Safe
(Non-Elimination Performance)
August 3 Tanhaiyaan Himesh Reshammiya Safe
August 4 Sanu Ik Pal Chain Na Aave Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Safe
(Non-Elimination Performance)
August 10 Tere Bin Sanu Sonya Rabbi Shergill Safe
August 11 Dil Na Lage Fakhir Safe
(Non-Elimination Performance)
August 17 Chakna Chakna Himesh Reshammiya Bottom 3
August 18 Afreen Afreen Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Safe
(Non-Elimination Performance)
August 24 Rafta Rafta RDB[disambiguation needed] Safe
August 25 Ae Meri Zohrajabeen Himesh Reshammiya Safe
(Non-Elimination Performance)
August 31 Tere Bin Nahin Lagda Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Bottom 2
September 1 Sajna Tere Bina Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Safe
(Non-Elimination Performance)
September 7 Signal Remo Fernandes Safe
September 8 Koi Jaane Koi Na Jaane Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Safe
(Non-Elimination Performance)
September 14 Aankhon Hi Aankhon Mein Mohd. Rafi & Geeta Dutt Eliminated

Post-Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007

Mussarat has stated that he will not return to Pakistan right away but will instead work on his album. He has also received many offers to sing in Bollywood films but remains undecided about his future.[2]

On July 20, Mussarat was introduced as a wildcard entrant into the Zee TV show Ek Se Badhkar Ek. Mussarat was thrust onto controversy immediately following his first performance, as Abhijeet Bhattacharya refused to judge Mussarat's singing, resulting in Abhijeet being dropped from the show.[3] He was later brought back to the show after agreeing to judge Mussarat's performances.

Mussarat was eliminated from the show on August 24, after his partner Sanober Kabir failed to show up for her performance.[citation needed]

References

  1. Mussarat Abbas Profile. rediff.com (2007-05-05). Retrieved on 2007-09-17.
  2. Mussarat was ready to quit for Raja. indya.com (2007-09-17). Retrieved on 2007-09-17.[dead link]
  3. Abhijeet ousted from show. dnaindia.com (2008-07-19). Retrieved on 2008-07-20.

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