• Melodious playback singer Arthur Nayyar passes away

    A Nayyar, aged 66, was suffering from heart disease for long, breathed his last in Lahore File Photo A Nayyar, aged 66, was suffering from heart disease for long, breathed his last in Lahore

    One of the most melodious voices to have graced Pakistan film industry Arthur Nayyar (66) breathed his last today in Lahore after suffering for a long period from heart disease,

    Arthur Nayyar, popularly known as A Nayyar, was known worldwide for his exceptional voice and sang some unforgettable songs for Pakistani films. He was born on September 7, 1950.

    He began his playback singing career in 1974 from his song in ‘Bahisht’ movie.

    He is one of the few singers whose debut song in film industry became a mega hit. In 1980s, A Nayyar was considered Pakistan’s busiest singer. He also ran a music academy for several years in Lahore.

    ‘Ek Baat Kahun Dildara’, ‘Jungle mein Mangal’, ‘Beena Tera Naam’ and ‘Mai Tou Chala Aisa Jeevan Bhar’ were some of his most famous songs.

    A Nayyar also sang many songs for Pakistan Television and Radio Pakistan. His funeral will be held after his sons’ return from abroad.

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