Ahmed Rushdi Remembered On His 35th Death Anniversary

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Ahmed Rushdi in Memories

Legendary Pakistani playback singer Ahmed Rushdi was remembered on his 35th death anniversary on Wednesday. He is remembered by many as having lent voice to South Asia’s first ever pop song Ko Ko Korina. Which was filmed on Waheed Murad, One of the most well known tunes in Pakistan’s history. Among his feats are songs such as Gol Gappay Wala and Akeley Na Jana from the film Armaan which rivet the attention of people till this day.Rushdi died of a heart attack at the age of 48 on April 11,1983 . Besides popular music, Ahmed Rushdi also helped popularize the ghazal. He was awarded with five Nigar Awards in his life time. He was considered as a key contributor to the golden age of Pakistani film music. Twenty years after his death he was awarded with Sitara-e-Imtiaz. For the contributions to the field of music in 2003 by then president Parvez Musharaf.