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Death Anniversary of G.A. Chishti on 25 December.

ISLAMABAD -- A legendry music composer of Pakistani cinema G.A. Chishti death anniversary would be observed on 25th December, he could be categorized one of the founders of Pakistani film music.

Ghulam Ahmed Chishti known as G. A. Chishti was born in 1905 in Gana Chor,a small village in Jalandhar, Punjab India.

Early in his childhood, Chishti became fond of music and recited Naat at his school. G. A. Chishti started his career and composing music for the film Deen o Dunya in 1936, and in 1938 he had composed music for L. R. Shori's film Sohni Manhival. G. A. Chishti started to compose the music of three films at a time that were Sachchai, Mundri and Pherey.

Pherey became a blockbuster after the release. It was not only the first successful film of Pakistan but the first silver jubilee hit too. It is said that G.A. Chishti composed all of the tunes of this film only in one day. With almost 5,000 tunes to his credit, he composed music of almost 152 films and was the first musician to reach the 100s threshold.

Being a poet, he has written lyrics for 12 most popular Pakistani film songs besides hundreds of others. He died at the age of 89 on 25 December, 1994 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Dec 24, 2012
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