ISLAMABAD - The death anniversary of the renowned playback singer Mujeeb Alam was observed here on Friday. He was born on February 4, 1948 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh in an Urdu-speaking family. During his short film career, he sang dozens of hit songs in late 1960s and remained popular with cinema viewers. However, he lost his popularity in mid-1970s as more versatile singers like Akhlaq Ahmed and A Nayyar entered Pakistan film industry. Mujeeb Alam’s songs were picturized on film artists like Nadeem, Waheed Murad,and Muhammad Ali. Some of his famous songs were “Main teray ajnabi shehr main”, “Main tera shehr chhor jaon ga”, “Main khushi se kion na gaoon, mera dil bhi gaa raha hai”, and “Woh naqab rukh ulat kar meray samnay na aain”. The song which earned him real fame was “Woh meray samnay tasweer banay baithay hain” for “Chakori” in 1967. Mujeeb Alam won the Nigar Award for the song. He also sang songs in Bangla, Punjabi and Pushto languages, and has almost 12 audio albums to his credit.
He also won a Nigar Award for a song about love for the mother, ‘Aye maan teri soorat kay Aagay’ in film Qulli. On June 2, 2004, he died of a heart attack in Karachi.