The Legendary Music Directors in Pakistan Ruled the Music World

Khwaja Khurshid Anwar

Music has a special place and is loved by all. The old and the new songs have made their way to people’s heart. The number of best music directors is many and they include Khwaja Khurshid Anwar. He had passion for music, especially he loved classical music. Khurshid Anwar in 1939 joined All India Radio and then joined as a music director the Bombay Film world.

Khwaja Khurshid Anwar debut was in 1941 in ‘Kurmai’, a Punjabi venture as a music director, while in 1943; ‘Ishara’ was his first Hindi film that he acquired much popularity for his songs. Few of his other Hindi films were Parakh in 1944, Yateem in 1945, Parwaana, Pagdandi, Aaj aur Kal in 1947. In 1949 ‘Singaar’ made him the recipient of Best Music Director’. In fact, he was an inspiration to the then music directors in Pakistan and India. The renowned music directors of Indian film, director Roshan and Shankar (Shankar Jaikishan) were his disciples. He was showered praises by Naushad Ali.

Khwaja Khurshid Anwar promoted Pakistani film music. His first debut was in 1956 with ‘Intezar’. With this Noor Jehan, was introduced as the lead singer and Khurshid Anwar became known for his stylistic creations in ‘Jhoomer ( 1959), Ghunghat(1962), Hamraz (1967), Koel (1959), Heer Ranjha (1970) Haider Ali (1979) Chingari (1964), Guddo (1970)’, and lots more.

Manzoor Ashraf

Ashraf, Manzoor Ashraf composed for more than 26 films and after separation from Manzoor, the music director, in 1967, Sajda was his alone first film in the name as M Ashraf. He reached in 1970s, to the peak and composed many hit films. His success continued in 1980s with Punjabi films, though the urdu films saw a downfall.

M Ashraf introduced many singers and this includes Shaukat Ali, Asad Amanat Ali Khan, Naheed Akhtar and more. Some of his super hit gems include “Tu Jo Nahin Hai,Tau Kuchh Bhi Nahin Hai”, “Tum Hi Ho Mahboob Meray, Main Kyuun Na Tumhein Pyaar Karoon”, “Chand Sa Mukhra Gora Badan, Jal Mein Lagaey Meethi Aggan”, and many more.

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