The legendary rock star, Aamir Zaki, who is no longer with us, was one of the earliest guitar players to enter the industry. It’s because of his sheer talent and skill that despite having limited music releases, he still got to feature in Coke Studio and managed to blow us away with a single guitar solo.
His contributions to stalwarts like Vital Signs’ and Alamgir’s work are unforgettable, Additionally Mera Pyar Tum Hi Ho is what he will always be remembered for.
The real story behind the song ‘Mera Pyar Tumhi Ho’ is far more personal than the connection a listener makes to it.
“No one was involved in the making of this song apart from me. I had put together all words and music for the song. I wrote this song after my divorce when I was 24-years-old,” Zaki stated in an interview.
“We had to come to a point in life where either one us would have broken the other person’s head. So the song was a way of saying everything that I couldn’t possibly utter at the point in time. Hence, Meri awaz suna laen na, meray geeton mae tum… woh alfaaz sunlain na, jo hojatay thae gum.”
As far as its impact on the music industry is concerned, Zaki believed it was the simplicity and sincerity of the song that got the listener’s attention.