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Iconic Lollywood music composer Wazir Afzal passes away aged 87

He composed 209 songs in 37 films, including 31 songs in five Urdu films and 178 songs in 31 Punjabi films.

Wazir Afzal passes awayIconic Lollywood music composer Wazir Afzal | OyeYeah News

Iconic Lollywood music composer Wazir Afzal passed away in Lahore on Tuesday, aged 87.

His funeral prayers were offered in Iqbal Town, Lahore. He was laid to rest at an Allama Iqbal Town graveyard. Musicians Akbar Abbas, Qadir Shaggan, Khawar Abbas, Moin Butt, Baila Nasir, and many others attended his funeral/

As being reported, Wazir Afzal has been suffering from several health alignments.

According to a family source, his health deteriorated in wake of renal issues and diabetes and he was admitted to the Shaikh Zayed Hospital a week before.

Wazir Afzal is best known for his iconic compositions for legendary singers such a Madam Noor Jehan, Mehdi Hasan, Naheed Akhtar, and Parvez Mehdi as well.

Wazir is regarded as one of the iconic figures during the golden age of Pakistani cinema.

He has 209 songs’ compositions in 37 films to his credit, including 31 songs in five Urdu films and 178 songs in 31 Punjabi films. 

His memorable compositions include Shikwa Nah Ker Gila Nah Kar, Sayo Ni Meray Dil Da Jani, Ja Ajj Tu Mein Teri Tu Mera, Kehnday Nay Naina and, Neendraan Nahi Aandian, Chhap Tilak Sub Chheen and Yeh Rangeeni-i-Naubahar.

He was awarded the Pride of Performance in 2010. 

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