Musician Rasheed Attre’s death anniversary today

December 18, 2012

Musician Rasheed Attre’s death anniversary today

Staff ReportKARACHI: Well-known musician and composer Rasheed Attre is being remembered on his death anniversary today (Tuesday).The great composer of the Indo-Pak subcontinent Abdur Rasheed, more commonly known as Rasheed Attre, was born in 1919. His father, Khushi Mohammad, was also highly acclaimed singer-musician in his time.Young Rasheed acquired his initial music lessons from Khan Sahib Ashfaq Husain. Rasheed soon mastered the musical instruments in general and tabla in particular.In the early 1940s, Rasheed decided to consolidate his efforts towards composition and started his music.He composed music for several films, including Laila Mujnu, Rukhsana and Gulshan. He started his Career from Mahishori pictures, Lahore, for whom he composed two songs for the film Pagli. For the first time in 1942, Rasheed independently composed songs for Indira Puri picture production, the Film Mamta. Rasheed exudes an altogether different tune and it was all the more evident in the Naueek Chitar Pat's 1944 Movie, Pana. His compositions struck a chord with music lovers all across Pakistan. The first Pakistani film for which Rasheed lent his music was director Masood Pervez's Beli. He won the prestigious Nigar award three times. In the mid 1940s, Attre became the first music director to compose songs for the Bombay Talkies. He passed away in 1967 at the age of 48. –SAMAA