January 2010

Munir Niazi

By |January 5th, 2010|

Munir’s creative endeavors date back from early ‘50s, when his foray into films and his far and few between appearances on mushaira gahs earned him early recognition. His filmi fame received a huge boost in the ‘60s when Naseem Begum sang his famous ghazal, […]

Suroor Barabankvi

By |January 5th, 2010|

Who can forget those soft words, those pleasing and lilting tunes and those memorable numbers like Yeh saman, mauj ka karvan and Teri yaad as gaee, ghum khushee mein dhal gaey, ik chiragh kya jala, sau charagh jai gaey, from the film Chand Aur […]

Saifuddin Saif

By |January 5th, 2010|

Saifuddin Saif was born in Amritsar, in 1922, but most of his higher education was completed in Lahore, where he graduated from Government College. Punjab being the hub of cultural activities, influenced his hobbies, with more literary activities. His poetry evolved and he wrote […]

Habib Jalib

By |January 5th, 2010|

Habib Jalib was one of the most, if not the most, committed Urdu poet. Someone who lived for the masses and died for the masses. He was not one of those pseudo intellectual, progressive verse wielders who lamented the fate of the proletariat and […]

November 2009

Masroor Anwar

By |November 8th, 2009|

So sincere, you could swear by him! Chubby, and baby-faced, Masroor Anwar, the versatile lyricist of our film industry, felt eternally indebted to Pakistan. And his patriotic songs are a testimony to that. Evergreen hits like Mehdi Hasan’s Apni Jaan nazr karoon, apni wafa […]