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Munir Hussain

Munir Hussain

Playback singer


He was a versatile playback singer
Some facts about Munir Hussain
Real name Munir Hussain
Active career1957-94
Date of Birth
Born at
Language Punjabi
Profession Singing
Family Rasheed Attray (uncle), Wajahat Attray, Safdar Hussain (cousins)

Munir Hussain's introduction as playback singer was with a mega hit song from film Saat Lakh in 1957..

  • Qarar Lootnay Walay, Tu Qarar Ko Tarsay..

Before the release of this film, he got fame with some super hit songs from Punjabi film Nooran (1957)..

  • Panchhi Tay Pardesi, Pyar Jaddun Panday..
  • Ik Beri Wich 2 Sawar, Ik Pardesi Ik Mutiar..

His all time best song was in film Mukhra in 1958..

  • Dilla Thehar Ja, Yaar Da Nazara Lain Day..

He was also honored to sing the most popular film Qawwali in film Touba (1964).

  • Na Milta Gar Yeh Touba Ka Sahara Ham Kahan Jatay..

Munir Hussain had a singing career of almost four decaeds and sang from his first film till his death. His peak period was from 1957-65 and he was the second most popular playback singer after Saleem Raza. He suffered after the dominance of Masood Rana, Ahmad Rushdi and Mehdi Hassan. He sang almost 200 songs in his first two decades but only less than 50 songs in his last two decades. Film Heer Ranjha's (1970) duet with Madam Noorjahan was one of his mega hit song in this period..

  • Way Wanjli waleria, Tun Tan Moh Lei O Mutiar..

Munir Hussain was born in a musical family. Legendary music director Rasheed Attray was his uncle (Mamu) and two other big names in music world, music director Safdar Hussain and Wajahat Attray were his cousins. He died on September 27, 1995 in Lahore.



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(This Urdu/Punjabi article was first published on September 26, 2010)


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