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From Coding to Chart-Topping: The Rise Abdul Hannan in The Music Industry

Story Highlights
  • Journey in Music
  • Journey in Engineering
  • The decision to Stay in Pakistan

Abdul Hannan is quickly becoming a household name in the Pakistani music industry. The singer, known for his chart-topping hits like Iraaday and Bikhra, has managed to make a name for himself as a musician and a software engineer. In a candid conversation, Hannan spoke about his journey in music, his career in engineering, and his decision to stay in Pakistan.

Journey in Music

Born in Karachi and raised in Lahore, Hannan’s journey in music began long before he became a software engineer. Despite his success in both fields, he never imagined that he would become a popular singer so quickly. His one-word Urdu song titles, which he carefully chooses for their meaning and aesthetics, have become his trademark. Abdul Hannan has been praised for his unique sound that combines traditional Pakistani music with contemporary melodies. Songs like “Iraaday” and “Bikhra” have become massive hits, cementing his place in the Pakistani music industry. With his distinctive sound and heartfelt lyrics, Abdul Hannan has established himself as a talented and exciting new voice in Pakistani music. Hannan’s goal is to convey powerful stories through simple, meaningful words. While his real wins may not always be visible, he finds satisfaction in the journey behind his success.

Journey in Engineering

After completing his primary education in Lahore, Hannan studied at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) in Topi, Swabi. After graduation, he began working as a software engineer for a European company. Despite the long hours spent coding, he always found time to pursue his passion for music. However, he admits that balancing both careers can be overwhelming at times. He recalls when he received a job offer from Berlin shortly after graduation and was on the verge of leaving for Germany when his music career began to take off. The success of his hit song Bikhra brought him back to Pakistan, and he realized that his heart truly belonged to his home country.

The decision to Stay in Pakistan

Hannan’s decision to stay in Pakistan and pursue his music career took work. Like many others in Pakistan, he admits that his family prioritized his education over his music career. When he received a job offer from Berlin, he was unsure whether to pursue his passion for music or prioritize his career as an engineer. Ultimately, his fans’ support and the sense of belonging that he felt in Pakistan convinced him to stay. While he sometimes wonders what it would be like to give up engineering and focus solely on music, he recognizes the value of both careers.

Abdul Hannan’s unique journey as a musician and engineer has made him a rising star in the Pakistani music industry. His music, deeply rooted in Urdu poetry and personal experiences, has resonated with fans nationwide. By choosing to stay in Pakistan, he has become a symbol of hope and inspiration for young musicians who dream of making it big in the music industry.

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