Aziz Nazan

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Abdul Aziz Kunji Markar

(1938-05-07)7 May 1938
Bombay Presidency, British India (present-day Maharashtra, India)
Died8 October 1992(1992-10-08) (aged 54)
Bombay, India (present-day Mumbai)
Burial placeBada Qabrastan Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Other namesBaaghi Qawwal
King of Qawwal
  • Playback Singer
  • composer
  • music director
Zubeda Aziz Naza (1954-1978)
Mumtaz Aziz Naza (1985-present)
Abdul Razzak Naza

Abdul Salaam Naza Safiya Iqbal Ahmed Abdul Gafoor Naza Mujtaba Aziz Naza Munir Aziz Naza

Kunji Markar (Father)

Khadija Kunji Markar (Mother)

Musical career
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  • Qawwali
  • ghazal
  • Indian classical music
  • Lead Vocalist
  • harmonium
  • bongo
Years active1958 – 1992
  • His Master's Voice
  • Polydor Records
  • Gramophone Company
  • EMI
  • Venus Records & Tapes
  • T-Series (company)
Associated acts
  • Rajesh Roshan
  • R. D. Burman
  • Madan Mohan (music director)
  • Naushad
  • Kalyanji–Anandji
  • Laxmikant–Pyarelal
  • Anu Malik
  • Mohammed Rafi
  • Kishore Kumar
  • Asha Bhosle
  • Sultan Khan (musician)

Aziz Naza (born Abdul Aziz Kunji Markar; 07 May 1938 – 08 October 1992), was a Indian Playback singer, live performer and music director known for his most iconic and unforgettable Chadhta Sooraj Dheere Dheere and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom Sharabi.[1][2] Widely regarded as the Veteran and one of the greatest qawwali singer.[3][4] He was gifted with an extraordinary range of vocal abilities. He sang duets alongside playback singers Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhosle under music directors Madan Mohan (music director), Rajesh Roshan, R. D. Burman, Mohammed Zahur Khayyam, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Kalyanji Anandji, Ravindra Jain.[5][6][7][8][9][10]

Naza is one of the most famous Qawwali playback singer in Indian cinema. in the year 1975 his most profound qawwali Jhoom Barabar Jhoom Sharabi has dominated top 10 List of Binaca Geetmala for 20 consecutive weeks.[11] His other notable songs as a playback singer are Hoke Mayoos Tere Dar Se for movie Laila Majnu (1976 film), Qurbani Qurbani title song for Qurbani (film), Bhajan Bina Chain Na Aaye for Rafoo Chakkar Sunle Tu Binati Meri Haji Ali for Nehle Pe Dehla considered as all time hit. Aziz Naza received a special award for the Movie Qurbani (film). He was signed by Gramophone Company of India, India in the early 1960s. Naza has composed musical score for the movie Pyaar Ke Raahi directed by Atma Ram (director).[12]


  1. Nair, Jyoti (2018-01-04). "A style as intriguing as the name". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  2. "The importance of sustaining Sufi music". The Hindu. 2016-06-30. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  3. Mar 23, Rizwan Mithawala / TNN /; 2015; Ist, 05:18. "Dongri dargah observes 100th death anniversary of Sufi saint | Mumbai News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  4. Kohli, Diya (2019-05-26). "A 'mohalla' of yesterday and tomorrow". mint. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  5. Laila Majnu (1976) - IMDb, retrieved 2021-01-15
  6. Qurbani - Kishore Kumar, Anwar, Aziz Nazan - Download or Listen Free - JioSaavn, retrieved 2021-01-15
  7. Nehle Pe Dehlaa (1976) - IMDb, retrieved 2021-01-15
  8. "Songs from Fakira (1976)". Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  9. "Playlist Jay vijay on". Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  10. Bhula Bhatka Songs: Bhula Bhatka MP3 Songs by Asha Bhosle Online Free on, retrieved 2021-01-15
  11. HindiGeetMala. "Binaca Geetmala Annual List for Year 1975 - Page 1 of 4". HindiGeetMala. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  12. Ram, Atma, Pyaar Ke Rahi (Romance), Kanwaljit Singh, Padmini Kapila, Suresh Chatwal, Sudhir Dalvi, Guru Dutt Films Pvt. Ltd., retrieved 2021-01-15

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