Masood Rana was a legendary Pakistani playback singer who sang for hundreds of films in Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi and Pashto languages. He was known for his versatile voice and his ability to sing in different genres and moods. He was also a composer and a producer who worked with many famous musicians and lyricists.
One of his most popular songs is Mere Dil Ki Hai Awaz, which he sang for the film Baharo Phool Barsao in 1972. The song was composed by M. Ashraf and written by Taslim Fazli. It is a romantic song that expresses the longing of a lover for his beloved who has left him. The song has a melodious tune and a catchy chorus that has become an evergreen classic.
If you want to listen to this song and other hits by Masood Rana, you can find them on various online platforms such as Spotify[^1^], Gaana[^2^] and Wynk[^3^]. You can also download them for free or stream them online. Enjoy the music of Masood Rana and pay tribute to his legacy.Masood Rana was born on 6 August 1941 in Mirpur Khas, Sindh, then British India. He belonged to a Rajput family that had migrated from Jalandhar, East Punjab. He started his singing career on Radio Pakistan, Hyderabad, Sindh in 1955 and later moved to Karachi where he formed a singing group with Nadeem Baig and Akhlaq Ahmed. [^1^]
He got his first breakthrough in films when he was introduced by actor Saqi to producer Iqbal Shehzad and composer Deebo Bhattacharya. His first film song was Mashriq ki tareek faza mein naya savera phoota hay for the film Inqalab (1962). He gained more popularity with his second film Banjaran (1962) where he sang six songs composed by Deebo Bhattacharya. He was initially called \\\"Pakistani Rafi\\\" because of his resemblance to the famous Indian singer Mohammed Rafi. [^1^]
Masood Rana became the most successful male singer in both Urdu and Punjabi films after his six songs in film Hamarahi (1966) became mega-hits. He sang for more than 550 films and recorded more than 300 songs in each of the two languages - an all-time record shared with Ahmed Rushdi and Noor Jehan. He specialized in singing difficult songs in very high-pitched voice and was the first choice for music directors for film title and theme songs. He also composed and produced some songs for films. [^1^]
Masood Rana also tried his luck as an actor in a few films but he did not succeed in this field. He played the lead role in film Shahi Faqeer (1970) and supporting roles in films Do Mutiaran (1968) and Yaar Badshah (1971). He also appeared as a guest singer in some films like Visaal Aur Firaaq (1976) and Ishq Nachawe Gali Gali (1984). [^1^]
Masood Rana died on 4 October 1995 in Punjab, Pakistan due to heart failure. He was 54 years old. He left behind a legacy of unforgettable songs that are still cherished by his fans and admirers. He won two Nigar Awards for best singer in 1965 and 1971. He was also honored with a Pride of Performance Award by the Government of Pakistan in 1992. [^1^] [^2^] aa16f39245