Noor Jehan - Remembring the Queen
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Noor Jehan died on December 23 last year. Today is her first death anniversary.The story had a small start - a dark night of Sept 21, 1926, a small house of poor musicians in the sleepy town of Kasur, in rural Punjab.

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Mehdi Hassan: The virtual virtuoso
Written by Anis Shakur   

Once in a lifetime, a man is born who will shake the consciousness and passion of the music industry. Such a man is Mehdi Hassan. Khan Saheb Mehdi Hassan was born in Luna, which is 107 miles from Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

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Ahmed Rushdi: We Miss You
Written by Anis Shakur   

One fine morning in 1954, people were listening a song from radio Pakistan Karachi’s station,The message of the song was unique, the voice was clear and forceful and the lyrics were "Bunder Road say Keamari".

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Ustad Amanat Ali - No Ceremony to Remember
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LAHORE - Ustad Amanat Ali Khan, renowned classical singer and Ghazal vocalist, who was immortalized by his famous Ghazal "Insha Je Utho Ab Kooch Kro" was almost forgotten by his admirers and fans on his 36th death anniversary

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Zubaida Khanum – Aayey mausam rangeelay
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Zubaida Khanum epitomized the robustness of the rhythm- based music of Lahore, the city that gave us singing stalwarts like Noor Jehan, Suraiya, Shamshad Begum, Zeenat Begum, S.D. Batish,
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Iqbal Bano - She is no more
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The last of the Iconic woman singers of Pakistan and internationally acknowledged legendary artiste Iqbal Bano, who was widely known for Immortalizing Faiz Ahmed Faiz famous poems, died at the Ittefaq Hospital. 

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Alam Lohar - A trendsetter in folklore
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Muhammad Alam Lohar was a prominent Punjabi folk music singer of Pakistan. He died in 1979 in an accident. He is also credited with popularising the term and song Jugni.

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Popular Playback Singer Saleem Raza Remembered
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One of the enchanting male voices, which helped Pakistani composers of film songs to communicate their creative melodic ideas to the people, specially the cine-goers in the country during the golden era of Pakistani film industry, was that of late Saleem Raza.

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Shahnaz Begum: For the love of music
Written by Anis Shakur   
Kahan ho tum chalay Aao mohabbat ka taqaza hai,Gham-e-duniya say ghabra kar tumhain dil nay pukara hai, kahan ho tum, Tumhari bay rukhi ik din hamari jaan lay lay gee
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Farida Khanum - Sings to Conquer
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That all-too-familiar coil and quiver of the lips, the relentless twinkle in the eyes, the poise and aplomb that can still send many-a-hearts reeling.
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Pathana Khan - A soulful voice
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He was born in a Siraiki family of potter about seventy years ago and was named Ghulam Muhammad. As a child he used to suffer from various ailments and someone mentioned that the name Ghulam Muhammad was rather heavy for the child.

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Tufail Niazi - A Legend
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Once in the 1960s, Ustad Amanat Ali Khan persuaded me to accompany him to listen to a man called Tufail at a festive occasion of the deradars of Heera Mandi. Now Amanat Ali was the scion of the still on-the-make Patiala Gharana of singing, and he was unable to set aside his put-on pride.

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Runa laila: Magic of Bengal
Written by Anis Shakur   

Millions adore Runa Laila and there has never been anyone quite like her. The immense pathos and longing in Runa's voice was ideal for the tragic Pakistani movies of the 1960s.

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Habib Wali Mohammad: Rare as a century flower
Written by Anis Shakur   
In 1941, in Bombay, some young music lovers between 17 and 19 years of age were waiting outside a room for an audition.One by one, each candidate went in the room and was tested for his voice, diction, pronunciation and singing abilities..
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Aziz Mian Qawwal is no more
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The speed with which Pakistan has lost several of its frontline Qawwals in recent years has frightened the lovers of devotional music in the country and abroad.

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Malika Pukhraj - Abhie tau Mein Jawan Hoon
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Seventh death anniversary of great legendary classical musician and singer Malika Pukhraj was observed by all the private and national forums on Friday with glowing tributes paid to her selfless service in the field of music.
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Sabri Brothers - Death of traditional qawwali?
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‘Sar-i-Lamakaan se talab hui’, crooned the Sabri Brothers at their best. Yes, he’s been summoned by the Lamakaan, ‘One with no fixed abode’. And with this comes to an end a glorious chapter in traditional qawwali singing with the passage of Maqbool Ahmed Sabri (1941-2011).
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Mujeeb Alam: Music first
Written by Anis Shakur   
Duniya walo tumhari duniya mein, Jeena seekha naheen abhi hum nay, Her qadam per faraib khaya hai, Lut tay deikhi hai her khushi hum nay
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Masood Rana - Tumhi ho Mehboob Mere
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The 16th death anniversary of famous playback singer Masood Rana, who sang songs in Pakistani films for three decades, was observed on Tuesday. Masood Rana began his singing career in 1962 with the film Inqalab and remained one of the top male
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Akhlaq Ahmed: Singing explained
Written by Anis Shakur   
Sona na chandi na koi mehel jan-e-mun tujh ko mein day sakoon ga ,Phir bhi ye wada hai tujh say tu jo karay pyar mujh say , Chota sa gahr tujh ko doon ga dukh sukh ka saathi banu ga
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Nahid Akhtar: Euphonious voice
Written by Anis Shakur   

In the early 1970s, a cultural program, 'Loak Mela', used to be telecast from Islamabad television station. The show was hosted by Aksi Mufti, son of the popular writer-cum-thinker, Mumtaz Mufti.

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