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Legendary singer Zubaida Khanum 7th death anniversary

ISLAMABAD,

Seventh death anniversary of renowned singer Zubaida Khanum was observed on Monday.

Zubaida Khanum was born in  Amritsar, British  India, in 1935, in a  Muslim  family  which migrated to Lahore  after  independence in 1947.

Zubaida did not belong to any traditional  family  of classical  music  and never received any formal  music  lessons.

She was given a head-start as a child when she was given an opportunity to  sing at the   Lahore  station of Radio  Pakistan.

Zubaida Khanum started her singing career  from  1951 through Billo, but she came to public limelight  from  film  Shahri Babu in 1953.

She earned a name for herself as the most melodious  film  playback singer of Punjabi and  Urdu  films  in the 1950s.

She recorded over 250 songs, predominantly solo but also in duets with other playback singers especially her pair with Ahmed Rushdi attracted huge public admiration as they sang numerous hit duets.

Zubaida Khanum’s famous songs included ‘Aaye Mausam Rangeelay Suhanay’, Ghunghat Utha loon kay ghunghat nikaaloon, Mera Nishana Dekhay Zamana and Ae Chand Un Se ja kar mera salam kehna. Zubaida Khanum sung in several Punjabi  films.

Zubaida Khanum also performed as second heroin with Zarif in  film  Patay Khan and performed the role of  Sabiha Khanum’s friend in the  film  Dilla Bhatti.

Zubaida Khanum  married  film  producer and director Riaz Bukhari and said goodbye to  film  industry.

Zubaida Khanum  died  on October  19, 2013 due to cardiac arrest at her home in  Lahore  at age 78.

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