A. Nayyar

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A Nayyar
Born 17 September 1950
Died 11 November 2016(2016-11-11) (aged 66)
Lahore, Pakistan
Genres film playback singing
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1974–2016

A Nayyar (17 September 1950 – 11 November 2016) was a Pakistani ghazal/film singer. He started singing in 1974, beginning his career from film Bahisht. His first film song Yunhin din cut jayen, yuhin shaam dhal jaye was a duet song with Rubina Badar in film Bahisht (1974), composed by A. Hameed. Nayyar claims famous singer Ahmed Rushdi as an important contributor to his career as he learned playback singing from Rushdi. Nayyar and Akhlaq Ahmed remained dominant playback singers of Pakistani film industry in the 1980s.[1]

Nayyar also ran a music academy in Lahore.

Like Saleem Raza, S. B. John and Irene Perveen, Nayyar belonged to a Christian family.[1]

He died on 11 November 2016 at Lahore after long time illness.[2]

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  1. ^ a b http://www.urduwire.com/people/A-Nayyar-Arthur-Nayyar_370.aspx, Profile of A. Nayyar on urduwire.com website, Retrieved 26 June 2016
  2. ^ "Pakistan film singer A Nayyar passes away". www.samaa.tv. November 11, 2016. 

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