Khawaja Pervez

Khawaja Pervez (Urdu: خواجہ پرویز ), (28 December 1932 20 June 2011) was a prominent Pakistani film composer- lyricist and film songwriter for both Urdu and Punjabi language films. His real name was Khawaja Ghulam Mohiuddin. His professional career span was over 40 years.[1][3]

Khawaja Pervez
Born
Khawaja Ghulam Mohiuddin

28 December 1932
Amritsar, British India[1]
Died20 June 2011 (aged 78)
NationalityPakistani
OccupationFilm songwriter, film screenwriter
Years active1965- 2011[2]


Personal Life

Career

Khawaja Pervez's first film, as a lyricist, was Rawaj in 1965 in Pakistan. He got a big breakthrough from the song "Tum hee ho mehboob meray" in film Aina (1966) sung by Irene Perveen and Masood Rana, music by Manzoor Ashraf, later known as music director M Ashraf.[4] His songs included "Sunn Wey Balori Akh Waleya", "Jub Koi Pyar Sai Bulai Ga, Tum Ko Aik Shakhs Yaad Aiy Ga", "Kisay Da Yaar Na Wichray", "Mahi Aavey Gaa,Main Phullaan Naal Dharti Sajawan Gi", "Meri Chichi Da Challa Mahi La Layaa" and "Do Dil Ik Doojay Kolun Door Ho Gayey", "Teray Bina Yuun Gharian Beetin,Jaisay Saddian Beet Gaeiin", "Jan-e-Jan Tu Jo Kahay,Gaaoon Mein Geet Naey", "Dil-e- Veeran Hay, Teri Yaad Hay, Tanhai Hai".....etc.[1]

He had written more than eight thousand film songs in his lifetime over a career of over 40 years, out of which five thousand plus film songs were sung by Noor Jehan alone.[1] He was a well-sought-after and popular film songwriter and his songs were sung by almost all well-known vocalists of the time including Mehdi Hassan, Masood Rana, Ahmed Rushdi, Nahid Akhtar, Mehnaz, Runa Laila, Mala (Pakistani singer), Nayyara Noor, Inayat Hussain Bhatti, Musarrat Nazir and many others. Most of the popular Qawwali songs performed by the renowned Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan were written by Khawaja Pervez.[2]

Song TitleSung byMusic byFilm and Year
Tum Hee Ho Mehboob Meray[5]Irene Perveen and Masood RanaM Ashraffilm Aina (1966)
"Meri Chichi Da Challa Mahi La Laya"[1]Noor JehanM Ashraffilm Dhee Rani (1969)
Sunn Wey Balori Akh WaleyaNoor JehanUstad Tafufilm Anwara (1970)
Dil Bhi Dahk Dahk Paey Dhamaalan,Nachhan Lag Paey Saah,Sohnia Teray Jee Sadaqay,Hore Mein Aakhan Ki Sadaqay[6]Noor JehanUstad Tafufilm Pehlwan Jee in London (1971)
Wey Sab Taun Sohnia,Haey Wey Mun MohaniaTassawar KhanumNazir Alifilm Rangeela (1970)
Akhh Lari Bado Badi, Mauqa Milay Kadi KadiNoor JehanBakhshi Wazirfilm Banarsi Thugg (1973)
Nashian Nay Saadia,Hulia WigaariaMasood RanaBakhshi Wazirfilm Banarsi Thugg (1973)
Pyar Bharay Do Sharmeelay Nain[7]Mehdi HassanRobin Ghoshfilm Chahat (1974)
Meri Vail Di Qameez Ajj Phaat Gai AeNoor JehanUstad Tafufilm Dada (1977)
Yehi Hai Pyaarey Zindagi, Kabhi Hain Gham Kabhi KhushiAkhlaq AhmedKamal Ahmedfilm Prince (1978)
Jai Mein Hoondi Dholna Sonay Di TaweetriNoor JehanWajahat Attrefilm Sholay (1984)
Mahi Aaway Ga Mein Phullan Naal Dharti Sajawan GiNoor JehanNazir Alifilm Qaidi (1986)
Mera Laung GawachaMusarrat NazirWazir AfzalA Pakistan Television Corporation production
Sahnun Ik Pal Chaen Na Aaway Sajna Terey Bina[7]Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanNusrat Fateh Ali Khan1993 released
Akhiyan Udeek Diyan Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Death and legacy

Pervez died at the Mayo Clinic, Lahore after a protracted illness at age 78 due to a prolonged illness with asthma & diabetes. He left behind two widows, five sons and six daughters.[1] He was buried at Miani Sahib Graveyard in Lahore where a lot of showbiz celebrities were in attendance including folk singer Shaukat Ali, actors Iftikhar Thakur and Sohail Ahmed. Also present were famous film producers Syed Noor and Shehzad Rafiq.[1] His fellow poet Riaz ur Rehman Saghar said that Khawaja Pervez always helped other artists in their difficult times.[1]

References

  1. Khawaja Pervez dies The Nation (newspaper), Published 21 June 2011, Retrieved 18 December 2017
  2. Profile of Khawaja Pervez on Motion Pictures Archive of Pakistan (mpaop) website Retrieved 18 December 2017
  3. Khawaja Pervez remembered Pakistan Today (newspaper), Published 21 June 2012, Retrieved 18 December 2017
  4. Khawaja Pervez song on IMDb website Retrieved 18 December 2017
  5. Khawaja Pervez Soundtrack of film 'Aina' (1966) on IMDb website Retrieved 18 December 2017
  6. Khawaja Pervez Soundtrack on IMDb website Retrieved 18 December 2017
  7. Tribute to Khawaja Pervez The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 20 June 2016, Retrieved 18 December 2017
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