29th death anniversary of Pakistan’s melodious queen Mala begum is being observed today (March 6). Mala (was a Pakistani playback singer of Urdu and Punjabi films. In the 1960s, Mala was a ‘hit pair for singing duet film songs’ with famous playback singer Ahmed Rushdi and they gave numerous hits to Pakistan film industry.
Mala was born in Faisalabad, her real name was Naseem Begum and she was younger sister of Pakistan’s first female music director Shamim Nazli. She died on March 6,1990. Mala started her career somewhere around late fifties but her real break came through Naila, the first West Pakistani color film.
Here are some of her other super hit film songs: Dil deta hai ro ro duhai (Ishq par zor nahin 1963);Agar tum pyar se dekho to apni jan; Tujh peh qurban, dilbar jan (Sarhad 1966);Shama ka Shola bharak raha hai (Aadil 1966); Dil mein basaya pyar se ham ne (Jaag utha Insaan 1966); Kise awaz dun, tere siwa… (Sharik-e-Hayyat 1968);Tere gham se mohabbat ho geye hai (Shab bakhair 1968); Too ne bar bar kiya mujhe beqarar (Saza 1970);Chaley thandi hawa chham chham (Najma 1970).
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