Pakistan lies on the fertile soil of the Indus Valley Civilization, one of the oldest civilizations on earth. If we say that this fertile soil has given Pakistan the best it can and continues to do so, it won’t be wrong. Land of terrains and Koh e Suleiman, it has an abundance of talented people. From the Auliyas, and writers to poets and singers, the sons of the soil have always done true justice and shown loyalty to their fertile soil. Today, we will have a look at Mahesh Lalwani’s musical journey, where he is an emerging talent in the music industry.
If we look at the topography of Balochistan, it might look dry and barren. It is said, valuable things are always covered, it takes effort to uncover that. Underneath the mountains and the terrains are the hidden gems of the soil. Which, if extracted with care, brings value to the region. Balochistan is rich in culture.
In contrast, if we look at Sindh, the cradle of the oldest Indus Valley Civilization. It is where Mohenjo Daro is sleeping. It is the land of the famous Sachal Sarmast and Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. Despite the influences from Arabs, Persians, and Indian culture, it has retained its uniqueness. It has charm, sweetness, and inspiration.
Neemopani has always appreciated and encouraged young talent and tries to provide them with a platform where they can reach the audiences. We had the honor of having a heart-to-heart interview with Mahesh Lalwani. Let us introduce Mahesh to our audience.
Mahesh was born in Mach, Balochistan, and belongs to the Sindhi caste Lalwani. He had his early education in Balochistan. Being an energetic musician, songwriter, and videographer, he has been singing since his childhood. He got his training from Ustad Zia ul Haq and Ustad Zafara Alee and he draws his influence from his guru, Master Chandra.
Mahesh can play different instruments, including tabla and harmonium. To compose and explore music, he has established his own company, Mahesh Lalwani Company. He sings in Sindhi and Urdu. So far, he has released two albums, Jai Samadha and Jai Jhulelal. Songs like Muhinji Bedi athayi vich serr te, and Tokhay SAMADHIN Varo Saeen Chavayan, Tuhinje Hath mei’n Qismat Aa are popular. His other albums are also in process. Mach Central Jail Superintendent SSP Naveed Ilyas also awarded him for performing at the Machh-Central Jail.
Here is what he has to say about his musical journey. Let’s enjoy it.
What is music for you?
Music is my passion. I feel peace within my soul and it gives me the strength to express my emotions and feelings through my music. For me, music teaches you to live in the moment of your feelings, and you can explain your feelings and emotions, and situations through music. Music heals my wounds and makes me cross the materialistic boundaries to reach the spiritual world.
Music teaches you ways to live, makes you feel, and explains things and situations. It encourages you, motivates you, it pours energy into you. Music can make you cross your boundaries and you’ll feel powerful like never.
What and who inspired you to make music?
My source of inspiration is my passion for music and my music teacher, Izhar Ali, also inspired me to make my flavor of Sindhi music with unique Sindhi tunes. Music can kick-start your neurons into action.
If you were not a musician, what would you be?
If I were not a musician, I would have been a businessman.
Musicians that you dreamt of meeting and performing?
My dream is to meet and perform with Sonu Nigam, Arijit Singh, Mohit Lalwani, Jatin Udasi, Vandana Nirankari.
How has the response to your music been so far?
The response is encouraging and good so far, and my audience and the public like and appreciate my music.
Do you think social media has helped music to grow?
Yes, because nowadays its era of social media and social media platforms has revolutionized to establish the music brands and many tactics such as playing live, recording and broadcasting live, distributing music, and seeking more audiences through social media and social media platforms to empower the artists.
What are your plans for the future?
I have plans to make Musical Sessions and invite other musicians to collaborate with me.
What is your favorite instrument? What is the reason for attachment with the particular instrument?
Harmonium and piano are my favorite instrument and I feel refreshed playing them. They help me in creating new compositions.
Do you sing only in Sindhi or have any intention of singing in other languages too?
Yes, besides Sindhi, I have sung Urdu songs.
Did your family support you in your singing career?
Yes, they have supported me in becoming who I am today.
What did you do during the pandemic?
Just Music creation.
Message for youngsters who want to come into this field.
You can opt for a music career where you’ll find your hidden talent and enjoy your soul. You have the power to express your feelings and emotions through music.
As they say, music is the soul food, and there are reasons why it is said so. Mahesh knows how to reach his audiences with his beautiful compositions. We wish him the best for his future and look forward to more of his creative compositions.
You can listen to his music on the following platforms, and support him in his endeavors: