Yahya Farid is a singer, songwriter and composer from Islamabad. He is the lead vocalist of the band 21 (XXI), who featured on Uth Records and did the famous track Taaray. He is a lawyer by profession and studied from LUMS.
Yahya usually sung his own lines but he was also eager to sing someone’s poetry, therefore, he decided to search his library for best lyrics. He picked up Perveen Shakir because the title of the book “Khushbu” really attracted him. The initial two lines “Voh toh khushbu hai hawaon Mein Bikhar jae gah , masla phul ka hai ke phul kidhar jae gah,” put enough impact on him that he decided to sing Parveen Shakir.