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April 11, 2015

Ahmed Rushdi remembered on his 32nd death anniversary

ISLAMABAD: Legendary Pakistani playback singer Ahmed Rushdi was remembered on his 32nd death anniversary on Saturday (April 11).

Ahmed Rushdi recorded the highest number of film songs in the history of Pakistani cinema in Urdu, English, Punjabi, Bengali, Sindhi and Gujarati
languages and found unprecedented success as a playback artist from the mid 1950s to early 1980s. He recorded approximately 5000 songs for 583 released films.

He is remembered by many as having lent voice to South Asia's first ever pop song Ko Ko Korina filmed on Waheed Murad which is one of the most well known tunes in Pakistan's history.

Among his feats are songs such as Gol Gappay Wala and Akeley Na Jana from the film Armaan which rivet the attention of people till this day.

Rushdi died of a heart attack at the age of 48 on April 11 1983.

He was considered as a key contributor to the golden age of Pakistani film music. Twenty years after his death he was awarded with Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his contributions to the field of music in 2003.