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March 10, 2012

Glowing tributes paid to Lutfullah Khan


March 10, 2012

Late master archivist and scholar Lutfullah Khan was paid glowing tributes at a reference held in his memory at the Arts Council of Pakistan on Friday.
The reference arranged by the Audio Visual Committee (AVC) noted that Khan was amongst the few scholars and historians who were more innovative and creative in preserving the history of arts and culture of the sub-continent.
Prominent writers, poets, critics, artistes, teachers and journalists threw light on the art of the late Khan and paid rich tributes for his services rendered in the field of literature, art, music and recording voices of legendary figures of fiction, poetry and music.
Arts Council President Muhammad Ahmed Shah, AVC Chairman Iqbal Latif, Fatima Suraiya Bajia, Hasina Moin, Sahar Ansari, Jazib Qureshi, Hassan Javed, Shahida Hassan, Shahida Ahmed, Niaz Ahmed, Rahat Saeed and other speakers while paying homage to late the Khan observed that he played a great role in enriching the healthy literary and cultural values in the society. It was pointed out that he had also played a dynamic role in establishing different institutes and organisations serving the cause of literature. He had also assisted the Arts Council of Pakistan in preserving the audio recording related works and that was why a portion of the Arts Council was dedicated to him.
Khan was author of several books and was regarded as a collector and archivist of unique cultural heritages as he recorded more than 5,000 sounds and voices that were
a part of the museum and library set up by him privately. Khan who died at the age of 95 was also fond of music and singing.
He was born on November 25, 1916 in Madras (now called Chennai). He had been a good critic of films and film history in Pakistan. He had written a number of articles on poetry, prose, music, film, art and other forms and formats of art and literature.

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