LAHORE: Renowned ghazal and film singer Arthur Nayyar laid to rest today, November 16.
The legendry singer A Nayyar who was suffering from the heart disease breathed his last here in the provincial capital Lahore at the age of 66 years.
Funeral services was held at Central Cathedral of Praying Hands, Diocese of Raiwind Church of Pakistan.
Archbishop Sebastian Shaw, Bishop Samuel Robert Azariah, Bishop Irfan Jameel, Bishop Azad Marshal along with a couple of Catholic priests, protestant Pastors and many Christians and Muslims took part in the funeral rites.
A number of musicians and actors were also present in the funeral.
The well known singer who started his carrier in 1974, sung hundreds of ghazals and songs for the films.
Nayyar was one of three innovations in the singing field in the 70s. He was awarded “Nigar Award” five times for his performance.
He earned his first Nigar Award for best singer in director Hasan Askari’s film “Aag” in 1979, Nigar Award for best singer in director Sangeeta’s film “Jeenay naheen doon gee” in 1985, Nigar Award for best singer in director Pervez Malik’s film “Ghareboan ka badshah” in 1988 and Nigar Award for best singer in director Sangeeta’s film “Taqat ka tufaan” in 1989.
The deceased has left behind three daughters and a widow.