Category: Profiles

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Abida Parveen

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On February 6, 2010
Born in Larkana in Sindh in 1957, she received her early training from her father Ghulam Haider Khan. Starting out with radio, she later made mystical and devotional songs celebrating the great saints of Sindh and Punjab her speciality. She has a powerful voice and she throws herself, heart and soul, into her concert performances. […]

S.M. Yousuf

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On January 6, 2010

Amongst those film makers who resurrected social values through their positive exposure on the silver screen, the name of S.M. Yousuf will remain amongst the top ten Muslim directors in the sub contin

S. Suleman

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On January 6, 2010

A lot of cine-goers might be oblivious to the fact that S. Suleman began his film career, before partition, as an actor (child star) in a film called Doosri Shadi. The movie was directed by Ram Aryani

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Agha G.A. Gul

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In Producers & Directors
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On January 6, 2010
Amongst the families, which have worked diligently at keeping the film industry on consistent ground, the Gul family must rate the topmost in any event. Agha G. A. Gul, the true mentor and doyen of the industry, stands towering over others of his ilk in the community. He is regarded the most vital pillar of […]

Khan Ataur Rehman

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On January 6, 2010

The highly distinctive patterns of Bengali filmmaking has added lots of sparkling colors to sub-continental cinema. In Bangladesh, during the 1950s and 1960s too, there were many artistes and film rel

Munir Niazi

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On January 5, 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 hug

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Suroor Barabankvi

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In Lyricists
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On January 5, 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 Chandni. These and many other such haunting numbers were written by […]

Saifuddin Saif

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On January 5, 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, influen

Habib Jalib

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On January 5, 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

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Robin Ghosh

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In Music Directors
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On January 3, 2010
While waters rise up in the shape of a cyclone wall in Bengal, musical waves sigh softly when they touch its coastal sands. Compositions in Bengal sweep off your feet, even as the storms drown the region in depression and deprivation. Harmonic brilliance is a thing of wonder in Bengal, which has produced such masters […]
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