LAHORE - The first death anniversary of a veteran film actor Yousuf Khan and 20th death anniversary of legendary folk singer Tufail Niazi were marked as small ceremonies were held at their homes here on Tuesday. Late Yousaf Khan began his career on stage in Lahore and his first feature film, Parwaz, was released in 1954. His career spanned over five decades during which he worked in over 400 movies in the Urdu, Pashto and Punjabi languages including Bao Gi, Taxi Driver, Malingi, Khoon Da Badla, Khat-arnak and many others. He mostly plays character roles till he got a break as a leading man in the Urdu film Ziddi in 1973. There was no looking back and he became a superstar Punjabi hero in the 1970s. Khan was considered as one of the leading stars of Punjabi films. Prolific singer Tufail Niazi was born in a family of music lovers at Kapurthala (Indian Punjab). His family had the music tradition and the lineage of Saeen Ilyas. He received his early training in classic singing from his father, who played the Dhurpadi Mardang (a type of drum). Niazi made his first public appearance as a singer when he was eight years old. Before Independence, he used to sing at the famous Harbalb Mela (festival) near Jullander, where leading Indian singers used to perform. He was one of the greatest Pakistani singers who achieved fame with his famous song 'Sada Chirian Da Chanbha. He also has the honour of singing the first song to have ever been aired on Pakistan Television (PTV). Tufail Niazi was awarded 'Presidents Pride of Performance Award on his best performance. He had a unique edge over other legendary folk singers due to his mastery over compositions nested in classical tradition. He often instilled new and different meanings into common verses. His famous songs are 'Layee Beqadran Naal Yaari, 'Mein Nai Jana Kheriyan De Nal and many more. His voice was full of deep pathos and excels in describing bonds, which are unbreakable with his musical notes, such as the love of a daughter and father. He died in 1990. Bilawals birthday celebrations cancelled The Bilawal Lovers Organisation (BLO) has decided to cancel the celebrations of the 22nd birth anniversary of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari due to the devastation, caused by the recent flash floods across the country. The decision was made at a meeting held here at BLO office with its Central President Advocate Mian Shahid Abbas in the chair. On the occasion, BLO Central Information Secretary Zarka Butt informed the participants that the BLO had decided to divert all the money, meant for the celebrations of the 22nd birth anniversary of Bilawal Bhutto Zadari for the rehabilitation of the flood affectees. We will instead celebrate the birthday of our leader by taking active part in the rehabilitation of the flood devastated brethren, she added. It is to be recalled here that the BLO celebrated Bilawals birthday last year by cutting a 500 pound cake. The meeting was attended by Central Information Secretary Zarka Butt, Zafar Azim, Iffat Butt, Rajab Ali Shah, Syed Asif Ali Shah, Ch Adnan Gujjar, Aizaz Zadi, Noor Goraya and Mian Asghar Ali.