Eminent Urdu and Punjabi poet Nisar Nasik passed away after a protracted illness on Wednesday in Rawalpindi at the age of 76.
He spent his last days in abject poverty. His funeral prayer was held at 11:00 am and burial took place at Ratta Amral cemetery in the city.
Nisar Nasik’s patriotic song ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ attained fame at the international level in 1987 and is sung by children at schools to date. This song was sung by lead vocalist of ‘Vital Signs’ Junaid Jamshed. Dil Dil Pakistan is also regarded as the second national anthem of Pakistan and some people even hailed it as an unofficial national anthem of Pakistan. The song is thought to be influenced by poetry of the great Islamic poet Muhammed Iqbal. Shoaib Mansoor was producer of the song and he also made some amendments in the poetry according to the needs of music composition.
Talking during a TV programme, Nasik said when it was released some newspapers wrote against it for they thought that a patriotic song should not be pop. He said prior to that national songs of the country were sung in classical genre.
Pakistan Television awarded him life time achievement award for his contribution in literature.