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Akhlaq Ahmad was the third generation of top male playback singers in Pakistani films. He struggled many years but shined in the 1970’s as playback singer. He sang some super hit songs in Urdu films only. Sona na Chandi na koi Mehal in film Bandish (1980) and Sawan Aye Sawan jaye in Chahat (1974) are his most super hit songs. His song tally is under hundred songs in 62 films from his first film Pazeb in 1972 till his last film Nikah in 1998.
He was Karachi born and started as a stage singer in the beginning of his career in the 1960’s, when he was a member of a famous singing group with two other legendry artists Masood Rana and Nadeem.

Unfortunately, he suffered with a deadly disease of blood cancer and died on August 4, 1999 at London.

According to the incomplete figures, Akhlaq Ahmad sang 90 songs in 62 films from 1972-98. He had only one song in a single Punjabi film.

Akhlaq Ahmed. In the 1960s, Akhlaq frequented the stage shows. He sang songs alongside singer Masood Rana and actor Nadeem. Akhlaq’s early music inspiration was surprising. Perhaps, it was then that the seeds of artistic revolution were sown.

Popular music composer, Lal Mohammad Iqbal, offered Akhlaq to sing for the film ‘Pazaib.’ The lyrics of the song were ‘O mama meray, O chacha meray.’ Hence, Akhlaq debuted as a singer in the 1972 film, ‘Pazaib.’ A seemingly endless array of songs appeared in the years to follow.Over the years, Akhlaq worked his magic throughout Pakistan. The masterpieces began to flow, as they would over two decades. Example, ‘Deikho ye koan Aa gaya, dil mein nasha cha gaya,’ music, Robin Ghosh, the 1975 film ‘Do saathi.’Between 1974 and 1999, Akhlaq’s recorded output could only be described as prodigious.

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