Remembering Ahmed Rushdi

Published: April 12, 2010

Ahmed Rushdi changed the sound of Pakistani film music.

KARACHI: Ahmed Rushdi was remembered on his death anniversary which falls on April 11.

Rushdi is known for having changed the sound of Pakistani film music, as he introduced the modern genre of pop music to South Asia – with his impact being felt all the way to India and Bangladesh.

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  • Umair
    May 1, 2010 - 8:45PM

    **Ahmed Rushdi is such a great singer of subcontinent with whom Kishore Kumar,Mukeash and Talat Mahmud could not able to compete.Critics are unanimous that Rushdi has no match in giving expressions and taking voice to high notes.Other than Ahmed Rushdi,we dont find any name in this regard.In last sixty years nobody is able to copy his style even,copying his voice is a big job.He also holds the title of”Magician Of Voice”.Its our badluck that now a days our media is promoting indian and local nonworthy singers.But Indians have a well recognition of Ahmed Rushdi s talents.Sonu Nigam came to Karachi and started his concert with a tribute to Ahmed Rushdi.Rushdi was effective in singing variety of songs including ghazals,qawwalies and semiclassical.He has given a new shape to the playback singing and Pakistan is proud of this great legend.**Recommend

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