Versatile Playback Singer 'Masood Rana' Remembered

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Versatile playback singer 'Masood Rana' remembered

Versatile lollywood playback singer Masood Rana was remembered on his 26th death anniversary on Monday, rich tributes were paid for his unforgettable lifetime services in entertainment industr

ISLAMABAD, Oct 4 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th Oct, 2021 ) :Versatile lollywood playback singer Masood Rana was remembered on his 26th death anniversary on Monday, rich tributes were paid for his unforgettable lifetime services in entertainment industry.

Masood Rana began his singing career in 1962 with the film Inqalab and remained one of the top male singers in urdu and Punjabi films for more than three decades till his death in a road accident on October 4, 1995..

He was born in Mirpur Khas, Sindh in 1938, electronic channels reported.

He started his career on Radio Pakistan, Hyderabad, in 1955 and established a group in Karachi in the early 60s with two other famous Names in showbiz, Nadeem Baig and Akhlaq Ahmed.

Rana got his first breakthrough when actor Saqi introduced him to the producer and director Iqbal Shehzad and musician Deebo.

He was proudly introduced as Pakistani Rafi and always lived up to his reputation.

In 1964, a Punjabi song Tange Wala Khair Mangda in the film Daachi was a street song.

He then became the most dominating male singer in both Urdu and Punjabi films when his six songs in Hamarahi (1966) were mega hits.

Rana is still the only male singer in Pakistani films who sang more than 300 songs in each of the two languages Urdu and Punjabi.

He sang in more than 550 films and was considered the most successful singer after Ahmed Rushdi.In addition to the film assignments he has also sung popular patriotic songs.

For film Aag Ka Darya he sang Ae Watan Hum Hain Teri Shama Kay Parwanon Main.

The other song is Sathio, Mujahido, Jaag Utha Hay Sara Watan (with Shaukat Ali) (Mujahid 1965).

During the 1965 war, he sang Yaad Karta Hai Zamana in the film Hamrahi (1965).