Masood Rana remembered

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Lollywood film playback singer Masood Rana was remembered on his 25th death anniversary on Sunday. Born on 9 June 1938 in Mirpur Khas Sindh in a Rajput land-owning family, Masood Rana started his singing career on Radio Pakistan, Hyderabad, Sindh in 1955 and later helped establish a singing group in Karachi in the early 1960s with the Pakistani film actor Nadeem Baig and a fellow singer Akhlaq Ahmedhis. His first song ‘Mashriq ki tareek faza mein naya savera phoota hay’ composed by music director N. K. Rathore in 1962 for film Inqalab made him one of the top male singers in both Urdu and Punjabi films for more than three decades.