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Sunday Aug 04, 2013

Melodious vocalist Akhlaq Ahmed remembered on death anniversary

ISLAMABAD: The 14th death anniversary of Pakistani playback singer Akhlaq Ahmed was observed on Sunday throughout the country.

He was born in May 8, 1940.

He was the member of a famous singing group with two other artists' singer Masood Rana and actor Nadeem Baig.

Akhlaq debuted as a singer in the 1973 film Pazaib. He was unable to get a dominant place in film industry because when he started his singing career at a time when famous singer Ahmed Rushdi was
ruling the film music. Even then he remained a successful singer in late 1970s and 1980s.

Akhlaq Ahmad was the third generation of top male playback singers in Pakistan film industry.

He struggled for many years but finally claimed the fame he deserved as playback singer in the 1970s.

"Sona na Chandi na koi Mehal" in film Bandish 1980 and "Sawan Aye Sawan jaye" in Chahat 1974 are his most super hit songs.

Famous Indian singer Sonu Nigam sang many of his songs as Nigam’s voice closely resembled Akhlaq's. Nigam released these songs in late 1990s.

He suffered with a deadly disease of blood cancer and died on August 4‚ 1999 at London. His last film as a singer was Nikah 1998.

According to the figures‚ Akhlaq Ahmad sang nearly 117 songs in 86 films from 1973 to 1998.

He sang only one song for a Punjabi film. (PPI)

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