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Masood Rana (singer)

Masood Rana was a Pakistani playback singer who lived from August 7, 1941 until October 4, 1995. His singing career began in 1962 with the film Inqalab, and he went on to become one of the top male vocalists in both Urdu and Punjabi cinema for more than three decades. Until his death in 1995, he sang in most films and was a highly active cinema singer. In 1965, Masood Rana won the Nigar Award twice in his singing career.

Rana began his singing career in 1955 on Radio Pakistan in Hyderabad, and in the early 1960s, he helped form a singing group in Karachi alongside Nadeem Baig and Akhlaq Ahmed.

Masood Ahmed Rana, better known as Masood Rana in the entertainment industry. He was born in Mirpur Khas, Sindh, on August 7, 1941. He was from a Jalandhar, East Punjab, landowner family that immigrated to Pakistan. Radio used to be a school where people from all walks of life would come out to study. One of the young men was Masood Rana. Masood Raya later established a musical ensemble with cinema actors Nadeem and Akhlaq Ahmed in Karachi in the 1960s.

He began singing on the radio and, in 1955, in Karachi, created a music trio with virtuoso vocalists Akhlaq Ahmed and Nadeem Baig. In the film business, he was introduced to producer and director Shehzad Iqbal by actor Saqi, and he performed his first song for the film ‘Inqilab,’ but it was the film ‘Banjaran’ that gave him his actual reputation.

Masood Rana had no intention of going to the radio or the stage. He had no choice but to pursue a career as a playback vocalist. This occurred, and his cinematic career peaked for the next four decades. His songs were still being played on the radio at the time. He also performed live on television. Tangela Khair Mang Da, his well-known song, was well-received. “Muhammad Ali Jinnah is the Guardian of the Nation,” was his most renowned national hymn.

He starred in the 1970 film “Shahi Faqir” and appeared in the 1968 film “Do Matiyaran” and the 1971 film “Yar Badshah” as a secondary character. In addition, there are two colours in the film. He appeared in Naukar Vehti Da, Khoshiya, and Dostana as a guest actor, although he was not very successful in this role because he was primarily a singer. In his cinematic career, he has sang alongside all of the great vocalists of his day. All of the songs he sung were based on heroes. His parrot talked throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Six of the seven songs in the film accompanying him, written by vocalist Muzaffar Warsi and sung by musician Sadiq Hussain, became hits, which is a record. In addition, there is also a long list of non-film songs he has sung. The Punjabi songs he sang became equally popular.

He still warms the blood with his motherland’s music. Comrades, Mujahideen, the emotion of the film “Fire of the River,” written by Malihabadi, “O country, we are in the butterflies of your candle” is extremely thrilling. The film “Time Remembers These Human Beings” and others are shown in honour of the martyrs and conquerors of the September conflict.

The song ‘You are my beloved, why don’t I love you’ from the movie ‘Aina,’ the song ‘Teri Yaad Aagai Gham Khushi Mein Dhal Gaye’ from the movie ‘Badnaam,’ and other popular songs are featured in his renowned Urdu songs.

Masood Rana was one of the vocalists who was thought to be particularly suited to recording high-pitched tunes. Masood Rana died of a cardiac condition on October 4, 1995.


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