Remembering renowned Pakistani lyricist masroor anwar on his twenty-eighth death anniversary.

Today marks the twenty-eighth death anniversary of the renowned Pakistani film lyricist, Masroor Anwar, observed on Monday.

Born in 1944 in Simla, Masroor Anwar emerged as one of the leading lyricists in the Pakistani film industry during the period spanning from 1962 to 1990.

His remarkable contributions include penning lyrics for several successful films, such as “Heera Aur Pathar,” “Arman,” “Doraha,” “Saiqa,” “Anjuman,” “Pehchan,” “Qurbani,” “Saughat,” and “Bulandi.”

In the early 1970s, Anwar also composed some of the most memorable patriotic songs, including “Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhay,” “Apni Jaan Nazar Karoon,” “Watan Ki Mitti Gawah Rehna,” and “Jug Jug Jiye Mera Pyara Watan.”

Tragically, Masroor Anwar passed away on April 1, 1996, in Lahore. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the realm of music and poetry, Anwar was posthumously honored with the prestigious Pride of Performance award by the Government of Pakistan.