Death anniversary of folk singer Mansoor Malangi was observed on Friday.
Mansoor Malangi belonged to Garh Mor. He began his singing career from the Radio Pakistan, Lahore in 1965.
He soon rose to fame because of his unique voice and style. In the late 70s his folk song ‘Ik Phul Motia da Mar ke Jaga Sohnie’ became an instant hit across Pakistan.
His other songs ‘Kala Til Mahi da’, ‘Balocha Zalman’, Kehri Ghalti Hoi ai Zalim’, ‘Khan Ghara De’ etc have retained popularity for decades.
He sang the poetry of Sufi poet Khawja Ghulam Farid, which included ‘Akh Phurkandi aey’, ‘Guzar Gaya Din Sara’, ‘Ronday Urmr Nibhai’, and ‘Wich Rohi De’.
The government awarded him presidential pride of performance besides several cultural and national PTV awards for his services to promote Seraiki folk music.
The artist performed all over the world.
Mansoor Malangi died of a heart attack in his native town of Garh Mor in Jhang district at the age of 66.