Published on 01 Jan 2009 | over 8 years ago
DEDICATED TO SHAHNAWAN -SALEEM FOR HIS FAVOURITE SONG
MASOOD RANA -the pakistani tenor who revokes an irresistible reverbration -
MASOOD RANA IS A VERSATILE,PROLIFIC PAKISTANI SINGER AVERSE IN BOTH URDU AND PUNJABI SINGING .
born in mirpur khas sindh off punjabi immigrant parents he started with movie playback in 1962.
he sang highpitched operatic songs with a tenorous quality with a remarkable passion .
he sang more movie songs then any other male pakistani movie playback and it tallies in number over 900 in toto.
his signature tune is from Daachi in punjabi but it is the 6 urdu songs from Humrahi which made him a huge sucess .
often called as the pakistani ALTERNATE to rafi that is his greatest compliment as indeed to be even mentioned in that league is a feat.
but rana though inspired from great rafi soon developed his own indidividual style and is the only singer in pak to have been successfully employed from his inaugarul to his untimely death in 1995.
his best came for actor nadeem and he is considered his screen voice .
songs of chand aur chandni -nazneen -fasanaedil-daag-and dillagi are their best together ,
though he also gave huge punjabi hits in baoji ,baria mela ,yaran naal baharan ,daachi and dilan de sauday.
but his association with nadeem from daag to dilllagi is remarkable and gave numerous hits .
he has many great hits which vary from badnams hum bi musafir to baharo phool barsaos -mere dil ki hai awaz -and the songs are as variable as his diverse talent .
rana is a multi talented punjabi singer who was found by the master musician baba chishti who also has the plaudit of discovering noor jehan -the melody queen .
he was a versatile ,evergreen and inspirational singer who is remembered as the tenor of pakistan movie singers amongst the public which indeed is a great compliment for any artist .