Renowned Broadcaster Dr. Amjad Parvez Passes Away

Dr. Amjad Parvez, a prominent figure in the field of broadcasting and literature, passed away yesterday after battling severe illness for a month. His funeral prayers will be offered today after the afternoon prayers at Jamia Masjid Shadman Chowk in Lahore.

Dr. Amjad Parvez was widely recognized as an engineer by profession, but he was also celebrated as an author of numerous Urdu and English books. He began his journey with Radio Pakistan Lahore in 1954, participating as a child artist in the program “Honhaar” and remained associated with radio throughout his life.

In recent times, Dr. Amjad Parvez was known for his program on Radio Pakistan Lahore, where he analyzed the art and persona of the renowned singer Malika-e-Tarannum Noor Jehan. He received formal training in classical music from Ustad Nazakat Ali Khan. During the 1970s, Radio Pakistan Lahore broadcasted more than 100 of Dr. Amjad Parvez’s composed ghazals and songs.

Dr. Amjad Parvez, also known by the pen name Melody Singers, authored two books, and his last English book was titled “Rainbow Of Reflections.” In recognition of his literary contributions, he was awarded the Gold Medal for Best Technical Paper by the President of Pakistan in 1977, the Dr. AQ Khan Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, and the Presidential Award for Performance Excellence in 2000.

Dr. Amjad Parvez’s demise marks the end of an era in the world of broadcasting and literature in Pakistan. His rich legacy as a broadcaster, composer, and author will continue to inspire generations to come, leaving an indelible mark on the cultural landscape of the country.