Qawwali Maestro, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, remembered on 19th Death Anniversary
Pride of #Pakistan, Ustaad #NusratFatehAliKhanwas born on 13th October, 1948 in Faisalabad. Khan is one of the most celebrated Sufi singers of all times. In his prolonged music career, he made the record of releasing as many as 125 audio albums as Qawwal. Some of his hits include Dum mustt Qalandar mustt‚ Ali Maula Ali‚ Yeh Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai‚ Mera Pia Ghar Aya and many others.
13th June, marks the 4th death anniversary of Mehdi Hassa, The King of Ghazal. The Legendary singer made his debut on Radio Pakistan in 1957. He sang for over 300 films during his musical career as playback singer. Admired for producing patriotic songs, he was awarded with numerous awards, including, Nishan e Imtiaz, Tamgha e Imtiaz, Pride of Performance and Hilal e Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan.
March 9 marked the 16th death anniversary of iconic folk singer Pathanay Khan. Pathnay Khan was a great Seraiki folk singer from Pakistan. He was born in 1926 in the village Basti Tambu Wali, situated in the heart of the Thal Desert, several miles from Kot Addu. He sang mostly Kafis or Ghazals in Seraiki, usually drawing on the Sufi poetry of Khwaja Ghulam Farid and Shah Hussain. Pathanay Khan dominated the folk industry for four decades. His music is enjoyed by people not only in Pakistan but around the world.
3rd November marks the 2nd death anniversary of the folk legend “Reshma”, who died fighting throat cancer. Referred to as the “Nightingale of the Desert”, Reshma was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz for her services in folk industry. Reshma became famous overnight when she sung “O LAL MERI” at a young age. Some of her famous songs include “Lambi Judaai, Dama Dam Mast Kalandar & Akhiyan Nu Reyn Day”.
Madam Noor Jeha was known as one of the utmost and most significant singers of her time in South Asia and was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum due to her services in film & music industry. Noor jehan grips a notable record of 10,000 songs to her singing credits. She is indeed the pride of Pakistan.