S M Sadiq

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S M Sadiq in Chandigarh
S M Sadiq in Chandigarh, Punjab, India in 2002

Sheikh Muhammad Sadiq (Urdu: شیخ محمد صادق‎) or S M Sadiq is a Pakistani lyricist and a poet whose written songs frequently have been sung by the Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and other singers like Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi, Shabnam Majeed and Arif Lohar. He has written thousands of songs in the Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi languages. He is famous not only in Pakistan but also in India.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Sheikh Muhammad Sadiq (S.M.Sadiq) was born in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. He completed only upto 4th grade education in the primary school.[2] Despite being uneducated, he wrote thousands of songs. He started his career early in his life as a young man and built his way up from there. He first made his big breakthrough in the music field by showing Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan one of his songs and convincing him to record it in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Nusrat liked the song very much and sang it back in 1982 and it ended up being one of his top hit qawwali songs. Writer S M Sadiq's name is mentioned in that song and he gained a lot of recognition from that song.[2] His poetry sung by Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan attained such popularity. He has been in this field for more than 35 years in 2016.

Credited for these hit songs[edit]




  1. ^ a b http://www.gomolo.com/s-m-sadiq-biography/32676/1030312, Profile of S M Sadiq, Retrieved 5 October 2016
  2. ^ a b https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qveAeK2WN8, 2012 interview of S M Sadiq on YouTube in the Punjabi language on 'Punjab Radio USA.com' website, Uploaded 20 April 2012, Retrieved 6 October 2016
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7FrHM9JUYg, A Qawwali song by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on YouTube, Retrieved 6 Oct 2016
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0439464/soundtrack?ref_=tt_trv_snd, Soundtrack by Sonu Nigam in film Sanam Bewafa (1995) on IMDb website, Retrieved 6 October 2016
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A97iboZ_ES4, Film 'Mel Karade Rabba' (2010) on YouTube, Retrieved 6 Oct 2016
  6. ^ http://www.gomolo.com/about-s-m-sadiq/32676, S M Sadiq as a film song lyricist, Retrieved 5 Oct 2016
  7. ^ http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020602/cth2.htm#8, S M Sadiq as a film song lyricist on Chandigarh Tribune newspaper, Published 2 June 2002, Retrieved 5 October 2016

External links[edit]

External video
(Urdu) S M Sadiq Songwriter More Than 35,000 Songs
(Urdu) SM Sadiq