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February 4, 1948|
|Died||June 2, 2004
Mujeeb Aalam (February 4, 1948 – June 2, 2004) was a Pakistani playback singer who had a short film career. His singing style was a mixture of Mehdi Hassan and Ahmad Rushdi's style. He sang dozen of hit songs in late 1960s and remained popular with cinema viewers. However, he lost his popularity in mid-1970s as more versatile singers like Akhlaq Ahmed and A Nayyar entered Pakistan film industry.
Mujeeb Aalam was born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India in an Urdu speaking family. Unfortunately, he got a short film career and was ignored by film musicians from the mid-1970s. Mujeeb Alam lived in the long shadow of highly successful Pakistani singers in the mid-sixties. However, soon he made his own distinct way into the world of music. Essentially he was a very humorous person. He loved to exchange jokes and made friends easily.
Mujeeb Aalam was retired from films since 1979. He used to participate in private shows and musical programmes which were broadcast from Pakistan television and other channels. Mujeeb resided in Block J, North Nazimabad, Karachi, for quite some time. On Wednesday June 2, 2004, he suffered a heart attack in Karachi, which ended his life. He was 56 years old.