Saleem Iqbal

Desan da Raja, mere Babul da pyara, Amrhi de dil da sahara, Veer mera Ghori charhiya...

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A successful musicians pair

Saleem & Iqbal composed music in only 30 films but they had some mega hit songs as below:
  • Desan da Raja, mere Babul da pyara...
    (singer Naseem Begum, film Kartar Sindh 1959)
  • Sayyo ni mera dil dharke, dil dharke naley akh pharkey...
    (singer Zubaida Khanum, film Sheikh Chilli 1959)
  • Dil ke afsaney, nigahon ki zaban tak puhnchey...
    (singers Noor Jehan, film Baji 1962)
  • Chanda tori chandni mein, jia jala jaye re...
    (singers Noor Jehan, film Baji 1962)
  • Chhup geye Sitarey, Nadia kinarey...
    (singers Naseem Begum, film Darvaza 1962)
  • Geo Dhola, tut geyi ajj anjuan di Mala ...
    (singers Noor Jehan, film Phanney Khan 1965)
  • A rah-e-haq ke Shaheedo, wafa ki tasveero...
    (singer Naseem Begum, film Madr-e-Watan 1966)
  • Jidda dil tut jaye, jiddi gall muk jaye....
    (singer Naseem Begum, film Mera Veer 1967)
  • Lot ayo mere Pardesi, bahar ayi hay...
    (singer Noor Jehan, film Pakeeza 1968)
  • Sanu Nehar waley Pull te bhula ke...
    (singer Noor Jehan, film Dukh Sajna de 1972)

They were to friends Saleem Ahmad and Iqbal Ahmad (later died on April 4, 1996). Other examples as pair musicians in Pakistani films were Manzoor-Ashraf, Lal Mohammad-Iqbal, Bakhshi-Wazir, Asghar Ali-Mohammad Hussain, Ghulam Nabi-Abdul Latif etc.


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Some memorable film songs
(Famous film songs not mentioned in "Memorable Musical Films" on Pakistan Film History segment).

  • A Sanam dilruba, bhool na ja...
    (singer Masood Rana, film Ruswai 1966)
  • Dil mereya, kise de naal pyar na karin...
    (singer Saleem Raza, film Lut da Maal 1967)
  • Mera dil sarhda, mera dil sarhda...
    (singer Naseem Begum & Shoukat Ali, film Mera Veer 1967)
  • Haat jor kar kehta hun, a mere pyaro lot ayo...
    (singer Masood Rana, film Yateem 1968)
  • Jehan Phool bhi hayn aur Kantey bhi, tumhen us Gulshan....
    (singer Masood Rana, film Yateem 1968)
  • Tumhen dekhun, tumharey chahney walon ki Mehfil mein...
    (singer Mehdi Hassan, film Piya millan ki aas 1969)
  • Bhaian bhaj na jorian, kadde Putran bhaj na naa...
    (singer Shoukat Saleem, film Bhajan bhaj na jorian 1971)
  • Lang aa ja Pattan Channa da yaar, lang aa ja...
    (singer Masood Rana & Tasawur Khanum, film Ajj da Mehinwal 1973)
  • Pyar dian rahwan de Deevey, jagg de rehn sada...
    (singer Masood Rana, film Kil kil mera naa 1976)

Filmography

Total 30 films (1959-80)
11 Urdu 19 Punjabi films

1958
» Sheikh Chilli
» Ghar jawai
1959
» Kartar Singh
1962
» Jadugar
» Darvaza
1963
» Baji
» Mendi wale Hath
1964
» Ik Pardeshi ik Mutiar
1965
» Phanney Khan
» Punjab da Sher
» Ham matwaley Nojawan
1966
» Ruswai
» Madr-e-Watan
1967
» Lut da maal
» Mera Veer
» Yateem
1968
» Lala Rukh
» Yaar Dost
» Pakeeza
» Chalbaz
1969
» Ghairatmand
» Piya millan ki aas
» Run Murid
1971
» Bhaian bhaj na jorian
1973
» Dukh Sanja de
» Ajj da Mehinwal
1976
» Pyar kadde nain marda
» Kil kil mera naa
1978
» Sarr-e-aam
1980
» Behram Daku

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