MULTAN-Renowned Punjabi, Seraiki and Urdu singer Mansoor Ali Malangi was paid rich tribute by artistes and literary figures on occasion of his 4th death anniversary here at Multan Arts Council.

The event titled as "Hik Phul Motiay da maar kay Jagaa" got immense appreciation from a large audience late the other night. The students of Mansoor Malangi including Shehzada Asif, Shahid Mansoor Malangi, Zubair Hassan Phapla, Ali Raza and others presented popular songs and paid rich tribute to Mansoor Ali Malangi.

They also shared their experiences and recalled various memories associated with the iconic folk singer .

Ustad Sagheer Ahmed, while addressing the ceremony said that Mansoor Ali Malangi's music was a blend of folk and classical which was greatly admired in south Punjab.

Multan Arts Council Director Sajjad Jahanian highlighted that Malangi got initial training from his father who was a trained vocalist as well as accomplished sarangi player. Mansoor was fond of singing since childhood. He used to sing Noor Jehan's songs at school and among friends.

Mansoor's passion for Punjabi songs took him to Lahore where he stayed for sometime and got training from Baba Chishti, a music composer par excellence. He rendered his first song at Radio Pakistan in 1965. He got fame in 1970s after his first live performance at City College, Shorkot where he sung "Ik Phul Motiye Da Maar Kei Jagaa".

This song became a great hit all over the country. His popularity reached foreign countries as well. Like Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi, his songs were played in all sort of public transports.

Radio Pakistan Multan Deputy Controller Asif Khan Khetran, actors Qaswar Haideri and Rizwan Shehzad and others also addressed the event.