Pakistan’s first pop singer, Ahmed Rushdi is being remembered today on his 37th death anniversary. The singer was known for his melodic and soulful songs.
The legendary singer was born in 1934 in Hyderabad Deccan, India. After migrating to Karachi during partition, he began his career with Radio Pakistan. He reigned over the film industry for more than three decades.
He first began singing songs for the movie called Karnama. Mashriq-o-Magrib was the last movie had sung for.
His best-known masterpieces included Ko Ko Korina.
Ahmed Rushdi sang more than 5,000 songs throughout his career. His song Bander Road Se Keemari gained enormous popularity.
During his career, the artist has earned respected titles and honors. He has been awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award, Millennium Award Best Actor, Nigar Award, Legend Award, and others.
In fact, 20 years after his death, the former President Pervez Musharraf granted him Sitara-e-Imtiaz.
Sadly, on 11 April 1983, Ahmed Rushdi died of cardiac arrest. He was 44 years old at the time.