KARACHI: A famous poet and lyricist of the Pakistani film industry, Masroor Anwar, is being remembered on his 18th death anniversary today, Aaj News reported.
Born in 1944 in Simla, Masroor Anwar was one of the most prominent lyricists of the Pakistani film industry from 1962 to 1990, having written songs for successful films including Heera Aur Pathar, Arman, Doraha, Saiqa, Anjuman, Pehchan, Qurbani, Saughat and Bulandi.
In the early 70’s, he also wrote some of the most memorable patriotic numbers such as Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhay, Apni Jaan Nazar Karoon, Watan Ki Mitti Gawah Rehna and Jug Jug Jiye Mera Pyara Watan.
Moreover, he was a screenplay and dialogue writer of considerable merit.
He died on April 1, 1996 in Lahore. Anwar was posthumously awarded with the Pride of Performance by the Government of Pakistan.