Woh Humsafar Tha

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"Woh Humsafar Tha"
Song by Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch
from the album Humsafar
GenreTheme song
Songwriter(s)Composer: Nisar Bazmi
Lyricist: Naseer Turabi
Producer(s)Momina Duraid

Woh Humsafar Tha (Urdu: وہ ہم سفر تھا, ‘Wuh ham-safar tha’ lit. He was [my] co-journeyer) is a ghazal written in 1971 by Naseer Turabi. It serves as the title song for the Pakistani drama serial Humsafar. The ghazal was originally sung by Abida Parveen and later by Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch.[1][2]


This ghazal was written in 1971 after the Fall of Dhaka. The poem's lyrics describe the writer's feelings regarding the separation of East Pakistan.[3]


Who Humsafar Tha was first sung as a ghazal by Abida Parvin in the late 1970s. More recently, it was sung by Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch and used as the title song for the Urdu Drama Hamsafar. The lines of the song are frequently used during the course of the show.


Upon the release of the Hamsafar drama, the ghazal Woh Humsafar tha (sung by Quratul Ain Baloch) topped charts in Pakistan along with some other nations and captured a positive reviews from both critics and audience.[4] The song was also a huge hit in India when the serial Humsafar was broadcast on the Indian channel Zindagi in 2014.


In 2012, Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch won two Lux Style Awards at 11th Lux Style Awards for Woh Humsafar Tha.

Year Award Category Result
2012 Lux Style Awards Song of the Year Won
2012 Lux Style Awards Best Original Soundtrack Won
2012 Pakistan Media Awards Best Singer of the Year (Female) Won
2013 Hum Award Honorary Phenomenal Serial Award Won


  1. ^ "Woh Humsafar Tha MP3 Song Download by Abida Parveen (Humsafar)| Listen Woh Humsafar Tha Song Free Online". Gaana.com. Retrieved 2022-08-23.
  2. ^ "Read full ghazal by Naseer Turabi".
  3. ^ "Saturday Flashback: Why was 'Woh Humsafar Tha' written?". 14 November 2020.
  4. ^ Imtiaz, Aaliya (6 May 2014). "Finally Azfar and Naveen talked about their Marriage!". Oyetimes.com. Retrieved 4 October 2015.