Tassawar Khanum

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Tassawar Khanum
Born (1950-01-01) 1 January 1950 (age 72)
Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan
OccupationSinger – Ghazal and film playback singer
AwardsPride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan (2006)

Tassawar Khanum (born 1950) is a Pakistani Ghazal and playback film singer.[1] She is mostly known for singing in Urdu and Punjabi in Pakistani films and television during the 1970s and 1980s.

Early life and career[edit]

Tassawar Khanum was born in Gujrat, Pakistan. During her childhood she was a neighbor of singer Pervaiz Mehdi who was a good friend of her father. She and her father would often go Pervaiz Mehdi's house while he was practicing. It was the fellow singer Pervaiz Mehdi who asked her father to ensure that Tassawar should receive an education in music after he overheard her copying him while he practiced. After this, she began to take music lessons with sarangi nawaz Ustad Butta Ali Khan.

Tassawar Khanum first appeared on Pakistan Television (PTV). She was popular in the 1970s and 1980s when she sang many super-hit film songs including this mega-hit film song from film Rangeela (1970), "Wey Sab Taun Sohnia, Meray Man Mohnia".[2]


Film Date of Release Language Country of Release
Anmol 10 August 1973 Urdu Pakistan
Melay Sajna Dey 1972 Punjabi Pakistan
Baharo Phool Barsao 11 August 1972 Urdu Pakistan
Rangeela 1970 Punjabi Pakistan
Yaar Badshah 1971 Punjabi Pakistan

Popular songs[edit]

  • Main Kehyea, Gall Sun Ja.. (film Yaar Badshah - 1971)
  • Mera Dilbar, Mera Dildar Tun En.. (film Jagday Rehna - 1972)
  • Es Jagg Di Jaddun Tak Kahani Raway.. (film Ik Pyar Tay 2 Parchhawen - 1972)
  • Agar Tum Milj Jao, Zamana Chhor Den Gay Ham.. (film Imandar - 1974)
  • Tu Meri Zindagi Hay, Tu Meri Har Khushi Hay.. (film Mohabbat Mar Nahin Sakti - 1977)


Personal life[edit]

Tassawar Khanum was married to Rais Ghulam Ali Khan Marri in 1973 until his death in 1988.[4] She has a son and two daughters and several grandchildren. She got married right after she recorded her song in film Rangeela (1970) which became highly popular later.

Awards and recognition[edit]


  1. ^ Music composer Sheheryar laid to rest Dawn (newspaper), 10 January 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2021
  2. ^ [1] Tassawar Khanum's hit song on IMDb website. Retrieved 7 January 2021
  3. ^ "Tasawur Khanum". Pak Film Magazine. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  4. ^ Profile of Tassawar Khanum on tareekhepakistan.com website Retrieved 7 January 2021
  5. ^ 127 awards conferred on Pakistan Day Tassawar Khanum's award info on Dawn (newspaper), Published 26 March 2006. Retrieved 7 January 2021

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