Versatile playback singer Masood Rana remembered

ISLAMABAD   –  Versatile Lollywood playback singer Masood Rana was remembered on his 26th death anniversary on Monday, rich tributes were paid for his unforgettable lifetime services in entertainment industry.

Masood Rana began his singing career in 1962 with the film Inqalab and remained one of the top male singers in Urdu and Punjabi films for more than three decades till his death in a road accident on October 4, 1995.

He was born in Mirpur Khas, Sindh in 1938, electronic channels reported.  

He started his career on Radio Pakistan, Hyderabad, in 1955 and established a group in Karachi in the early 60s with two other famous names in showbiz, Nadeem Baig and Akhlaq Ahmed.

Rana got his first breakthrough when actor Saqi introduced him to the producer and director Iqbal Shehzad and musician Deebo. He was proudly introduced as Pakistani Rafi and always lived up to his reputation. In 1964, a Punjabi song Tange Wala Khair Mangda in the film Daachi was a street song.

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