Monday, 11 April 2011

Remembering Ahmad Rushdi

Ahmad Rushdi was a top playback singer in Pakistani films in the 1960's and 1970's. He was most popular among the young music fans and a proudly answer to the Indian singer Kishore Kumar.
He started his show biz career as a stage actor in Indian city Hyderabad in 1952 where he sang his first song in film Ibrat. He migrated to Pakistan in 1954 and joined Radio Pakistan Karachi. He was honored to sing The National Anthem of Pakistan with ten other singers in 1955. His first superhit song on Radio was:

Bandar Road se Kemari, meri chali re Ghorha Garhi,
Babu, ho jana footpath par....


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