Musarrat Abbas in SaReGaMaPa 2007
Musarrat Abbas from Pakistan gained prominence in SaReGaMaPa 2007 Competition. He is a "Sufi" singer fond of singing Nusrat Fateh Ali songs. He is mostly self-taught, having never received professional training. He puts his heart into his singing. A YouTube playlist: The Best of Musarrat Abbas.

This is the performance that made Musarrat famous! Please stop the video at 7:35 mark when Shekhar Rajviani starts singing -- he's no match for Musarrat for Sufi singing. Originally sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. A tough composition that Musarrat sang flawlessly.

Originally sung by Sukhwinder in Astitva. Music, lyrics and singing is all by Sukhwinder. This is not a particularly difficult song. However, there's something magical about Musarrat's performance. As one of the judges remarked, his voice filled the room and captivated the audience. In October 2007, I started practicing Chal Chal at home :) ... maybe I will do my mom proud by singing it well some day.