Altaf Raja To Release Follow-Up To 'Tum Toh Thehre Pardesi'

10/03/2015 6:10 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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MUMBAI, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Altaf Raja at the music launch of the film 'Rascals' in Mumbai on September 14, 2011. (Photo by Yogen Shah/India Today Group/Getty Images)

If you were some form of alive in the '90s in India, you are probably aware of a runaway hit song by qawwali singer Altaf Raja called 'Tum Toh Thehre Pardesi', from the eponymous 1997 album. Now, according to a report by IANS, the singer is busy working on part 2 of that album, to be called 'Tum Toh Thehre Pardesi Part 2', which he plans to release before Diwali this year.

(In case you needed your memory jogged)

Speaking to IANS over phone, he said that the album is likely to have "a minimum of four to five songs." He added that the songs were "very melodious" and that he is "sure that people in metropolitan cities will like it."

Raja, once a popular singer in the '90s, would also occasionally contribute to Bollywood films as a playback singer (you may remember this song from 2002's Company) before disappearing from the scene. However, he did sing one song in 2013's Ghanchakkar and will be heard singing 'Dil Lagana' from Hunterrr, which releases on March 20.

As a pop cultural icon of sorts, he evokes different kinds of reactions from people. Here are some responses we got from Twitter after we asked people what memory they associated his biggest hit song with:

(In case you were wondering, this actually happened.)

Admittedly, not everybody associates his music with pleasant memories.

(With IANS inputs)

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