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Folk singer Mansoor Malangi is no more

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LAHORE: Mansoor Malangi, the great Seraiki voice which sang ‘Ik Phul Motia da Mar ke Jaga Sohnie’ died of a heart attack in his native town of Garh Mor in Jhang district. He was 66.

Wasif Malangi, one of his several disciples, told Dawn late on Wednesday the legendary singer had high blood pressure in the evening and was taken to a nearby clinic where he suffered a fatal heart attack and died instantly.

Hailing from a small peasant family of Garh Mor, Malangi began his singing career from the Radio Pakistan, Lahore, in 1965. He soon rose to fame because of his unique voice and style. In the late 70s, his folk song ‘Ik Phul Motia da Mar ke Jaga Sohnie’ became an instant hit across Pakistan. His other songs ‘Kala Til Mahi da’, ‘Balocha Zalman’, Kehri Ghalti Hoi ai Zalim’, ‘Khan Ghara De’ etc have retained popularity for decades. He sang the kafis of Sufi poet Khawja Ghulam Farid, which included ‘Akh Phurkandi aey’, ‘Guzar Gaya Din Sara’, ‘Ronday Urmr Nibhai’, and ‘Wich Rohi De’.

According to Wasif, Malangi released more than 200 audio albums. The government awarded him the presidential pride of performance besides several cultural and national PTV awards for his services to promote Seraiki folk music. He performed all over the world.

He is survived by 11 sons, nine daughters and three widows besides countless fans across the world.

His funeral prayers will be held in Garh Mor at 2pm on Thursday (today).

Published in Dawn, December 11th, 2014

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Comments (13) Closed



Hashim khan Dec 11, 2014 08:14am

Inalilah e alaihe raijaoon. RIP. A life spent entertaining the poor n rich, all and sundry and died in poverty. A true artist not singing for money but for the pleasure of the people.

Ghazanfar Dec 11, 2014 08:32am

Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajaoon!

You will be missed in the folk and sofi singers arena.

Raj Hundal Dec 11, 2014 08:32am

"INNALILAHI WA INNA ILAYHI RAJIOON".

MHZ Dec 11, 2014 08:34am

Nice ...He really believed in family planning.

Sami Dec 11, 2014 09:56am

Rip. MM was a great singer, his melodious voice still echoes in my ears. "Bazar wikadiyain churyain" "Teri judai diyain chotain buriyain" Aik phul motiya da mar kay jaga sohniya aa.

Rizwan Layyah Dec 11, 2014 03:15pm

Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Elaihe Rajeoon... great folk singer.. nice voice, different style, a jolly ma... may his soul rest in peace. kehri ghalti hoi a zalim q door dairay la'ay ni...

blueuld Dec 11, 2014 04:40pm

I got all his songs in my collection. Na wanj sanwal, Akhian jal bhariyaan,Chana wey rataan chananian, Bedard dhola, kadan walso sohna sanwal are my favourite.

Muhammad Nawaz Pakistan International School Taif k S A Dec 11, 2014 10:06pm

May Allah Bless Him Inshallah Iwill perform Umrra

Muhammad Nawaz Pakistan International School Taif k S A Dec 11, 2014 10:11pm

Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajaoon!

God bless him with heaven and forgive his mistakes insha allah i will perform umrah for his forgiveness

Muhammad Nawaz Pakistan International School Taif k S A Dec 11, 2014 10:18pm

inna lilla hewainna aleh rajeoon

ali sial Dec 11, 2014 10:44pm

a great vaccum has been created in the arena folk music. a great man proud of jhang........may his soul rest in peace

umair Dec 12, 2014 10:12am

RIP....

malangi's 1st Fan Dec 13, 2014 11:07pm

:( :( Inalilah e alaihe raijaoon :( :(