Playback singer Mala Begum remembered on 30th death anniversary
LAHORE (92 News) – Renowned Pakistani playback singer Mala Begum remembered on her 30th death anniversary on Firday.
Mala was born in Faisalabad, her real name is Naseem Begum. She was the younger sister of Pakistan’s first female music director Shamim Nazli.
During the 60s and the 70s, the film industry in Pakistan had a rich pool of female singers, Mala Begum was of the top female voices in the country and along with, Madam Noor Jehan and Runa Laila, she ruled the hearts till the mid 70s.
Mala Begum still rule million hearts
Mala Begum she was the top female voices in the country and along with Noor Jehan and Runa Laila, she ruled the hearts till the mid 70s.
She sang the most number of duets with Ahmed Rushdi.
She was born in Faisalabad on November 9, 1939. In the 1960s, Mala was a 'hit pair for singing duet film songs' with singer Ahmed Rushdi and they had numerous hits. She sang many super hit songs in her two-decade career in the 1960s and 1970s. Mala's career suffered with the arrival of Runa Laila in the Pakistani film industry.
She sang more than 300 songs in almost two decades singing career. Mala equally popular in the East wing of Pakistan and play-backed for Shabnam in this classic film.
Here are some of her other super hit film songs:
Dil deta hai ro ro duhai (Ishq par zor nahin 1963)
Agar tum pyar se dekho to apni jan
Tujh peh qurban, dilbar jan (Sarhad 1966)
Shama ka Shola bharak raha hai (Aadil 1966)
Dil mein basaya pyar se ham ne (Jaag utha Insaan 1966)
Kise awaz dun, tere siwa… (Sharik-e-Hayyat 1968)
Tere gham se mohabbat ho geye hai (Shab bakhair 1968)
Too ne bar bar kiya mujhe beqarar (Saza 1970)
Chaley thandi hawa chham chham.
The last days of Mala were fraught with loneliness and misery. She could not come to grips with the harsh realities of life.
Above all, she found herself in the midst of deep financial crisis. Mala Begum died on March 6, 1990.