|Occupation||Singer – Ghazal and film playback singer|
|Awards||Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan (2006)|
Early life and career
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".
|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|
Tassawar Khanum was married to Rais Ghulam Ali Khan Marri in 1973 until his death in 1988. 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. She now has one grandson and one granddaughter.
Awards and recognition
- Music composer Sheheryar laid to rest Dawn (newspaper), 10 January 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2021
-  Tassawar Khanum's hit song on IMDb website. Retrieved 7 January 2021
- Profile of Tassawar Khanum on tareekhepakistan.com website Retrieved 7 January 2021
- 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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