Pakistan’s first pop singer Ahmed Rushdi is being remembered on his 37th death anniversary. The singer is being remembered today because of his melodous and soulful songs.
The legend was born in Hyderabad Deccan, India in 1934. He started his career with Radio Pakistan after migrating to Karachi amid partition. He ruled the film industry for over three decades.
He sang songs first time for the film named ‘Karnama’. Mashriq-o-Magrib was the last film he sang song for.
His popular masterpieces included ko ko korina. Ahmed Rushdi has sung over 5,000 songs for Pakistani films. He got immense fame through his song Bander road se keemari.
The singer has achieved renowned titles and awards in his lifetime. He was honored with life time achievement award, best singer of the Millennium Award, Nigar Award, the Legend Award, and others.
In addition to this, the former President Pervez Musharraf granted him Sitara-e-Imtiaz 20 years after his demise.
Sadly, Ahmed Rushdi died due to cardiac arrest on 11th April l 1983. He was 44 years old at that time.