Unsung Stars : Altaf Raja became a superstar overnight by singing 'Tum to thee pardesi ..', know where are you today?

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The world of entertainment is very unique where no one knows when the shining stars get lost in the darkness of oblivion. There were many such actors, actresses, producers, directors, musicians, and singers in Hindi cinema, who at one time ruled the hearts of many audiences, but then no one could know when they disappeared from the eyes of the audience. One such famous name in the world of music is Altaf Raja. There was a time when Altaf Raja's songs were heard in every street. From the long journey of the bus to the short journey of the auto, the mind of the driver and the passengers used to flow with the songs of Altaf Raja.



Altaf Raja is away from the limelight


His album Song 'Tum To There Pardeshi...' became famous among the people tremendously. This song created such a buzz among the people that people kept humming this song for years. It is said that about 70 lakh cassettes of this song released in the 90s were sold overnight. The situation was that when the cassettes were exhausted, people used to go to other cities to buy the cassettes. Altaf Raja, who once made people so crazy, has been away from the limelight these days.

His song Tum To There Pardesi is one of the most famous songs of all time. Since his album became a hit, seven more albums were released which were tremendous hits. Let us tell you that about 4 million copies of 'Tum To Thee Pardesi' were sold. Due to the highest number of audio cassettes sold, this song became such a song in the Hindi album, whose name was recorded in 'Guinness World Record'.

Singer Altaf Raja started his career at the age of 18. After completing his musical education, he won many awards and also showed people a new version of Qawwali. Altaf's father was also a qawwali singer and he grew up listening to his father's songs. He had said that only after hearing his father singing, enthusiasm about music was awakened in him.

In the year 2010, he had his voice in the film 'Toonpur Ka Superhero'. After this, he took a break for some time and then sang in the film 'Ghanchakkar' released in the year 2013. Altaf never wanted to become a playback singer. Altaf aspired to become a Ghazal singer. When his mother explained that there will be a name after age in the world of ghazals, till then you will have to struggle everywhere, then he thought of singing in films. Altaf started his golden career in films with the film 'Shapath'. In this, he was also seen in the scene of the film singing his song with Jackie Shroff and Mithun Chakraborty.

However, in the last few years, an army of other singers has captured the hearts of the people. At the same time, Altaf Raja has been away from the limelight for a long time. Some time ago there were reports that he is working on the second part of 'Tum To There Pardesi...'. His song 'Apni Dhun' was also released for a long time. Among the singers of Mohammad Rafi, Pankaj Udas, Jagjit Singh, Altaf Raja has made a mark for himself.